There's so much manic energy in this animated action comedy that it can't help but entertain pretty much everyone in the audience, from kids who like fart jokes to adults who will enjoy the surprisingly sweet exploration of childhood friendship. Indeed, the central thrust of the film is resonant with meaning, which nicely grounds the outrageously colourful silliness.
The buddies at the centre are George and Harold (voiced by Kevin Hart and Thomas Middleditch), pranksters who keep the other students at their school doubled up in laughter. But of course this also makes them the primary nemeses of Principal Krupp (Ed Helms) and the class tattletale Melvin (Jordan Peele). In desperation, Krupp declares that he is moving George and Harold into separate classes. And in a moment of panic, the boys somehow manage to hypnotise Krupp into believing that he's Captain Underpants, the nutty superhero from the comics they draw in their treehouse. But as they're enjoying their power over the principal, a more threatening villain appears in the form of their humour-hating new science teacher, Professor P (Nick Kroll).
While the movie is a little too manic for its own good, there's plenty to enjoy here. Not only does the story work on a variety of levels, but it's animated in a range of visual styles, from the somewhat plasticky main story to more intriguing traditional animation, flip-books, pen and ink, comic strips and even sock puppets. Every scene is packed with unexpected twists and visual invention. Nothing about this movie sits still for long, bouncing through its wacky story without pausing for breath. And the knowing style of humour makes even the most vulgar humour disarmingly hilarious.
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Photos apparently of Hart with another woman in the back of a car emerged earlier this week, and the star laughed them off on Instagram.
Kevin Hart has taken to social media to laugh off new reports that emerged this week that he cheated on his pregnant wife.
The 38 year old comedian and actor found himself at the centre of an infidelity scandal earlier this week, when photos emerged online via Radar alleging to be of him sitting in the back of a car with a mystery woman.
Hart and his wife, Eniko Parrish, are expecting their first child together, a boy, by the end of this year. Despite the new reports that have the potential to be devastating to their marriage, Hart shut them down right away by taking to Instagram on Wednesday (July 19th).
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Kevin Hart is thrilled to celebrate his birthday with the inaugural Kevin Hart Day.
It seems Kevin Hart has told enough jokes in his career to warrant his home city introducing a special Kevin Hart Day on his birthday. Philadelphia celebrated the official inaugural day this week as the comedian rang in his 38th birthday, and he's totally thrilled.
Kevin Hart at the NYC Book Expo
To celebrate the 'Ride Along' star's great achievements in making us all laugh, the people of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania gathered in the city to unveil a mural dedicated to Kevin featuring his face and the words 'Live. Love. Laugh.' and to announce the arrival of Kevin Hart Day on July 6th 2017.
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It's been over twenty years since the release of the award-winning family adventure starring Robin Williams, and now Jumanji is back with an all new game - and this time, it's gone to console.
Spencer (Alex Wolff), Bethany (Madison Iseman), Fridge (Ser'Darius Blain) and Martha (Morgan Turner) are four high school kids who could not be more different from each other. Spencer's a big time geek and serious gamer, Bethany's super popular, Fridge is a jock and Martha's a bit of a social outcast. Somehow, however, they find themselves all in the same detention, and are forced to spend time with each other while cleaning out the basement.
Of course, this isn't the bonding exercise they would have expected. Pretty soon they come across a super retro computer console with a game on it called Jumanji. Bored out of their minds, they decide to play together, picking characters at random. As you can probably predict, they get sucked into the reality of the game and find themselves in the bodies of their adult avatars in the middle of a jungle.
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Kevin Hart admits that he's still one for playing pranks on his close friends
In the animated action comedy Captain Underpants, Kevin Hart voices a 9-year-old named George, who with his best friend hypnotises the school principal into believing that he's a superhero. Unsurprisingly, Hart admits that he was a prankster as a child. "I was pretty much always in trouble," he says, "because I didn't want to stop laughing. I loved laughing in school and making other people laugh. And in school that's the worst thing you can do in the class is be the funny guy, because then nobody is focusing. Everybody is passing around letters or pulling chairs from underneath the teacher. Or was that just me?"
Hart likes that the film's focus is on the friendship between George and his buddy Harold (voiced by Thomas Middleditch). "I loved the relationship the characters had," he says. "Because in school, the close friends you have are very important - that friend that you open up to, that you are talking to on a different level on a day-to-day basis. You're confiding at a young age. That's dope to me. I think that's something kids can relate to. I know I could! I had a friend named Kylo when I was coming up and you couldn't separate us. At school, I wasn't in trouble without him and he wasn't in trouble without me."
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There has never been a team quite like fourth-grade schoolkids George Beard and Harold Hutchins. When they are not wreaking havoc at their school with a variety of impressive pranks, they are writing and illustrating their very own comic book series based on their character Captain Underpants. Their fun is threatened, however, by their mean principal Mr. Krupp who wants to split up the 9-year-old besties for good to prevent any more mischievous antics. Determined not to be separated, they decide to hypnotize the teacher into being convinced that he is the real Captain Underpants. As hilarious as that may sound, the kids have a hard time looking after him as he gets into all sorts of trouble trying to save people. Then when a crazy scientist known as Professor Poopypants threatens to take over the world, the three of them must band together to defeat him.
Movie reviewer Rich Cline lists the ten worst movies of 2016
Most of these movies feature actors, actresses and filmmakers who really should have known better. None of them are easy to watch...
10. 13 Hours - Michael Bay's bombastic filmmaking style may have seemed like the perfect fit for this rah-rah Benghazi dramatisation. But this is a loud, silly thriller that completely misses the point.
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Kevin Hart poses alone and with friends and colleagues including: Ice Cube, Will Packer, Tim Story, Leron Gubler, and Mitch O'Farrell. The comedian has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. California, United States - Monday 10th October 2016
Gillan has been cast in the upcoming film after a long search to fill the female role.
Dwayne Johnson has announced that he’s cast former ‘Doctor Who’ star Karen Gillan in the upcoming Jumanji movie. Gillan joins the cast alongside Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Nick Jonas, in what’s been described as a ‘continuation’ of the original 1995 film.
Continue reading: Dwayne Johnson Finds His Girl For 'Jumanji' With Karen Gillan
After teaming up with Will Ferrell for Get Hard and Ice Cube for two Ride Along movies, Kevin Hart takes on The Rock in this entertaining action-comedy bromance. They make a great couple, as Dwayne Johnson's bulk cleverly contrasts with Hart's tightly wound intensity. Even more enjoyable is that they've essentially swapped roles, with Hart as the straight guy opposite Johnson's awkward goofball.
They play characters who knew each other in high school, when Calvin (Hart) was the king of the campus, captain of every sports team, star of every theatre production, top student and boyfriend of the sexiest cheerleader (Danielle Nicolet), whom he went on to marry. On the other hand, Bob (Johnson) was a badly bullied, overweight kid, who now turns up in town for their 20th reunion as a beefy muscleman. Clearly a little unhinged, Bob is also a rogue CIA operative, hunted by his boss Pam (Amy Ryan) for killing his partner (Aaron Paul) and other crimes he insists he didn't commit. So he ropes Calvin in to help clear his name, but Calvin finds this situation so insane that he's not sure who to believe.
While all of this plays out in a blissfully silly way, there's also a bit of an edge to the movie as it explores the issue of bullying with some gentle nuance that includes racism, sexism and homophobia. So even when it's rude or mindlessly corny, the movie is making a point. That said, the message might have been more convincing without the over-the-top violence that fills all of the action sequences. Thankfully, that never drowns out the terrific chemistry between Johnson and Hart, who bounce hilariously off each other as two men who have been emasculated in very different ways and need to prove themselves. This vulnerability makes both of them easy to identify with, especially as they play with their usual on-screen personas.
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Even though 'Seinfeld' ended 17 years ago, its creator is still the highest-paid comedian in the world, with earnings of $36 million.
Jerry Seinfeld has been named as the world’s highest-earning comedian in the last year, making the bulk of his money through his legendary TV series which ended nearly two decades ago.
As reported in the annual list published by Forbes, the top ten of which doesn’t include a single woman, the 61 year old comic made $36 million between June 1st 2014 and the same date in 2015. With a total net worth of more than $800 million, he continues to sell out stand-up tours throughout the world, despite his highly-rates series ‘Seinfeld’ ending back in 1998.
Jerry Seinfeld earned more than any other comedian in the world this year
Continue reading: Jerry Seinfeld Tops Forbes List Of Highest Earning Comedians
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