Day: March 17, 2015

Official Patrice O’Neal documentary, “Better Than You,” launches IndieGoGo campaign

Mark Farrell and Von Decarlo, Patrice O’Neal’s fiancée for 10 years, have launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise money to finish an official documentary on the late, great stand-up comedian, Better Than You. Farrell is directing the project, with Sansan Fibri and Jason Steinberg joining him and Decarlo as producers. Here is their Indiegogo campaign and pitch video, which is seeking to raise $125,000 by May 1, 2015. Comedians already participating in the documentary include Jim Norton, Colin Quinn, Dane Cook, Bill Burr, Rich Vos, Denis Leary, Jay Moore, Greg “Opie” Hughes, Anthony Cumia, in addition to Patrice’s mother,...

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Review: “Get Hard” a big formulaic comedy, heightened and hardened

Start with an introduction reminiscent of Trading Places, shift into a reverse Pygmalion/My Fair Lady, then add an unhealthy amount of graphic visuals, racial conflict and homophobia, and shazam! You’ve got yourself a hard-R box-office hit in Get Hard. Get Hard, which premiered Monday night at the SXSW festival in Austin and arrives in movie screens nationwide March 27, certainly will be a hit thanks to its stars, Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. That the movie works at all is a testament to the energy and all-out commitment of Ferrell and Hart, buoyed by a screenplay from Jay Martel...

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