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  • A movie Valentine to downtown L.A.

    A movie Valentine to downtown L.A.
    A bustling community of dog parks, gastropubs and historic lofts where people actually walk to work? That's hardly the typical depiction of Los Angeles, at least in the movies. Yet that is precisely the unconventional image of L.A. that emerges in the...
  • Kevin Hart's 'Ride Along' Cruising for a Sequel with Talent Deals in Place

    Universal has greenlit a sequel to its hit buddy comedy "Ride Along," with Ice Cube and Kevin Hart on board to reprise their roles. "Ride Along" has topped $117 million in the U.S. after five weekends, starting its run with three consecutive third-...
  • Will Packer and Malcolm Lee Set Up 'Girls Trip' at Universal

    "The Best Man Holiday" producer Will Packer and his director Malcolm Lee have set up their next project "Girls Trip," with Universal on board to distribute. Plot details on the film are being kept under wraps. "The Best Man Holiday" has grossed $71...
  • Jamie Foxx, Kevin Hart and Tim Story Team Up for 'Black Phantom' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Jamie Foxx and Kevin Hart are in talks to star in "Black Phantom," with "Ride Along" helmer Tim Story in discussions to direct. If a deal makes, the film would reteam Hart and Story with their "Ride Along" producer Will Packer, who is producing the pic...
  • 'Ride Along 2′ to Bow on Martin Luther King Weekend 2016

    Universal is banking on the success it had when it opened "Ride Along" this past Martin Luther King weekend and has set the sequel's date for that holiday weekend in 2016. Set to bow Jan. 15, 2016, the film has Ice Cube and Kevin Hart set to return and...
  • 'Ride Along 2' to roll out in January 2016

    'Ride Along 2' to roll out in January 2016
    Kevin Hart and Ice Cube will ride again in "Ride Along 2" on Jan. 15, 2016, Universal Pictures has announced. The follow-up to the hit buddy comedy "Ride Along" will once again debut over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, a date that proved successful...
  • 'Ride Along's' Kevin Hart hits 2014 with ambitious drive

     'Ride Along's' Kevin Hart hits 2014 with ambitious drive
    By the time summer rolls around, moviegoers will have seen Kevin Hart in five films within a year. The stand-up comedian-turned-actor's BET sitcom "Real Husbands of Hollywood," meanwhile, has scored solid ratings. And then he was invited to spend seven...
  • David Janollari Entertainment Taps Pair of Development Veeps

    David Janollari's banner at Universal TV has added Anne-Marie McGintee and Chris Markey as vice presidents of development. Janollari ran programming at MTV before setting up his production company at Universal TV, so the hiring of McGintee, MTV's...
  • Movies with black casts make a green argument

    Movies with black casts make a green argument
    It took 14 years to come to fruition, but "The Best Man Holiday," writer-director Malcolm D. Lee's sequel to his 1999 hit "The Best Man," opens Friday. Lee told me the other day that Universal executives were "hesitant" initially about the sequel, which...
  • VOD Spotlight: Bringing “Think Like a Man” to the screen

     
    Few people who see a self-help book think to themselves, “Gee, that would make a terrific movie!” but when producer Will Packer (Stomp the Yard, Obsessed) noticed Steve Harvey’s book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man in women’s...
  • Stale-looking 'That's My Boy' is a raunchy risk for Adam Sandler

     
    “That’s My Boy” will be Adam Sandler’s first R-rated comedy under his own brand (as opposed to films he’s made with prominent directors like Paul Thomas Anderson or Judd Apatow). “That’s My Boy” is being...
  • Will 'Think Like a Man' put director Tim Story on Hollywood A-list?

     
    “Think Like a Man,” starring Tyler Perry and made on a meager $12-million budget, is now a significant comedy hit; will it boost the career of director Tim Story?...