Day: October 16, 2014

Chris Rock’s “Top Five” movie trailer

Is this the great Chris Rock movie we’ve all been waiting for? Early reviews from the Toronto International Film Festival say Rock’s Top Five easily will be in the top five movies he has ever appeared in. The first official trailer debuted tonight at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center as part of the 30th anniversary of Def Jam Records, and now it’s online, too. The semi-autobiographical film looks at a stand-up comedian who becomes a big star but has to find himself again. Tons of comedians appear in the movie. I spied Brian Regan, Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, JB Smoove and...

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Maybe See TV? The week in pilots, script commitments and development deals (Oct. 16, 2014)

You’ll hear a lot in the trades and the trade winds from now through pilot season, which starts in earnest in January, all the way up to the cable Upfronts in the spring and the broadcast network Upfronts in May — when TV programmers present their new and returning lineups to impress and attract advertisers for 2015-2016. When a network orders a pilot to series, that’s newsworthy and vital information for you to know. Mark your calendars accordingly. Everything else is speculation. In fact, that’s what the programming suits do is invest in a speculative market, buying up sitcom...

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The “Super Fun” Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Look. There’s no denying that The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon has cultivated a super fun atmosphere that the kids really enjoy, that turns adults into big kids, and has everyone sharing videos from his late-night variety show the next day. That said, when Fallon says “super fun,” or “kinda fun,” or “real fun,” you want to find him a thesaurus. Cue the supercut...

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