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Posts Tagged ‘comedy’

14 Aug. 2016

Regina’s hallmark


A character actor is often described as a transfiguration of sorts: one whose dramatic appearance reveals great beauty, spirituality or magnificence. Regina Hall is synonymous with theatrical transfiguration hoisting a bevy of acting roles from stereotypical to standout. Her hallmark is a solid trademark–whether vulnerable or venerable–the Washington, DC native surrenders to each role she’s […]

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16 Jun. 2016

Smart comedy, CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE


We’ve seen the archetype in times past and it still works. Fast-talking funny guy paired with straight-faced wing man–take on bullies’ and bad guys–together making everything all right. With a slight variation on a proven blueprint, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin “funny as ever” Hart bring their dynamic forces to CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE, a buddy […]

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12 Apr. 2016

Barbershop, the three-peat


The gang reunites for a third time at Calvin’s famed Chicago barbershop and the next haircut is the least of it. Ice Cube (Calvin) returns along with Cedric the Entertainer (Eddie) to trim edges, sweep up mess and solve the neighborhood problems as best they know how. There are also a few new faces on […]

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17 Sep. 2015

Successful women talk internships, inspired by new movie


Successful women reflect on past internships, lessons learned THE INTERN, a new movie starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway, directed by Nancy Meyers (It’s Complicated, Something’s Gotta Give, Baby Boom), holds the mirror up to the demanding dynamics of today’s workplace.   Specifically, in this film, we see reflections that center on the ever increasing […]

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28 Jul. 2015

“Vacation” movie takes comedy edge to a new level


The Griswold family’s haphazard road trip vacations during the 1980’s are legend in the comedy film world. If Clark and Ellen (Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo) along with their children Rusty and Audrey (Anthony Michael Hall and Dana Barron) were not bumbling through places they should not have been or agitating people they should never […]

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20 Jul. 2015

Carol Burnett to receive 2015 SAG Life Achievement Award


She continues to shape the role of comedy for countless others to follow. As a young girl, I spent countless hours watching one of my favorite comedy icons, Carol Burnett. Just announced the comedic trailblazer, actor, singer, dancer, producer and author – has been named the 52nd recipient of SAG-AFTRA’s highest tribute: the SAG Life […]

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25 Feb. 2015

Big Willy Smith, back in FOCUS


When Will Smith enters a room, he owns it.  When he walks onto a stage, it’s his.  So it’s no surprise that the once proclaimed “King of the Summer Blockbuster” was cast as Nicky Spurgeon, a high wielding, smooth-talking confidence man–every pound a hunk of lusciousness–who can steal anything, including your heart. FOCUS, the sophisticated […]

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24 Nov. 2014

HORRIBLE BOSSES 2, twice the insanity!


Let’s contemplate bosses.  During a heightened season of being thankful and giving thanks, my desire is that you are not in the employ of anyone resembling the motley employers in the new comedy, HORRIBLE BOSSES 2, the hilarious movie sequel starring Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day with Oscar winners Kevin Spacey […]

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03 Sep. 2014

Looking to Change Your Life?


Oprah Winfrey and Steve Harvey have an eye-opening and inspirational  conversation about the keys to success, airing Sunday, September 7 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Oprah welcomes comedian and talk show host, Steve Harvey, to chat it up on her ‘Lifeclass’ stage.  Harvey shares personal stories about how he lifted himself up from failure […]

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03 Jul. 2014

Comedy DNA!


The Wayans family has no shortage of hilarity running through their veins. Funniest Wins, a new series that’s all about the laughs on TBS, Fridays, 10 p.m. (ET/PT), from comedy heavyweight and WhatTheFunny.com founder Marlon Wayans (Scary Movie, A Haunted House, The Wayans Bros.) and Eyeworks USA. In the series, Wayans, along with some of his […]

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