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Martin Lawrence Confirms 'Bad Boys 3'


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It’s official: Bad Boys 3 is happening. Martin Lawrence all but confirmed the movie when he sat down with Conan O’ Brien to promote his new television show, Partners.

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When asked by O’Brien about the film’s existence and whether it would actually happen, Lawrence replied: “I believe so. Yes. I just talked to Jerry Bruckheimer yesterday and he said its real, they’re working on the script, they’re getting close and it all looks good,” according to Slash Film

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Martin Lawrence - 2014 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour - FOX All-Star Party at Soho House in West Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 21st July 2014

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Video - Oliver Platt, Martin Lawrence And Kelsey Grammer Support 'Fargo' At The Paley Center - Part 4


Oliver Platt made his appearance at the Media Presents: 'Fargo' event at The Paley Center in New York alongside 'Braddock & Jackson' stars Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer. Platt features in the 'Fargo' film-to-TV crime drama series alongside Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton.

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Video - 'Fargo' Stars Adam Goldberg And Glenn Howerton Arrive At The Paley Center - Part 2


Adam Goldberg and Glenn Howerton were among the stars of FX Network's 'Fargo' TV series who arrived on the red carpet for the Media Presents event at the Paley Center in New York.

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Kelsey Grammer And Martin Lawrence To Star In New Show Green-Lit By FX


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FX have green-lit a new comedy series starring Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence, with the network announcing the news of the new series this Wednesday (June 19). The pair will star as two Chicago lawyers who, despite being poles-apart in their personal and professional life, develop the unlikeliest of friendships.

Like the Charlie Sheen series Anger Management and the planned George Lopez sitcom coming to the network soon, the series will follow the 10/90 rule that guarantees a series a 100-episode run, providing the first 10 episodes of the show are a hit. Again, like Anger Management, the series will also be produced at a speedy rate, ensuring the full set of 100 episodes are completed within a relatively short period of time between each other. The network will still air individual seasons at a conventional time, rather than airing all 100 episodes in one push.

The show will mark Lawrence's return to television on a regular basis for for the first time since his sitcom, Martin, ended in 1997. As for Grammer, whose most recent starring role in Staz's Boss has won him much acclaim, it will mark a welcomed return to comedy in general; his last comedic roles coming only briefly during 2012 when he played 'himself' on 30 Rock for two episode and reprised his role as Sideshow Bob on two episodes of The Simpson. Both actors are clearly excited to work with each other as well, with the Grammer and Lawrence each releasing gushing statements about their co-star following the announcement of the new series.

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Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son Review


Bad
It's astonishing that there's a third film in this deeply unfunny series (I skipped Part 2). But at least it's undemanding to watch, with its by-the-numbers plot, paper-thin characters and cheesy sentimentality.

After witnessing a murder, FBI agent Malcolm (Lawrence) takes his 17-year-old rapper-wannabe son Trent (Jackson) undercover with him: Malcolm again becomes Big Momma, while Trent enrols in a girls' performing arts school as Charmaine.

While Malcolm plays housemother while seeking evidence needed to lock up the Russian killer (Curran), Trent hangs with the girls, falling for a musician Haley (Lucas). And the school maintenance man (Love) falls for Momma.

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Death At A Funeral Review


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If you've seen Frank Oz's 2007 British comedy, it feels rather pointless to watch this almost word-for-word remake. Sure, the setting is different, but the uneven mixture of slapstick and sentiment are still here, so newcomers might find it diverting.

Aspiring author Aaron (Rock) is preparing his father's funeral amid all kinds of distractions. His novelist brother Ryan (Lawrence) jets in from New York, but won't help at all. His wife Michelle (Hall) is pushing him to move out from their mother's (Devine) house. The boyfriend (Marsden) of his cousin (Saldana) has just accidentally been given a hallucinogen. Uncle Russell (Glover) is on the rampage. And a small man (Dinklage) has something shocking to announce.

Through all of this, Aaron's hypochondriac best friend Norman (Morgan) tries to maintain some semblance of order. But he's useless.

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Death At A Funeral Trailer


Death often brings a family together and this story is no exception. Aaron and his partner Michelle are finding it hard enough having to live with Aarons folks whilst they get their lives in order. When the death of Aaron's father happens, the whole family is sent into turmoil. A funeral is arranged and Aaron's brother Ryan returns home from LA where he lives and works as a successful writer.

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Raven Symone and Martin Lawrence - Raven Symone and Martin Lawrence Hollywood, California - Premiere of 'College Road Trip' held at El Capitan Theater - Arrivals Monday 3rd March 2008

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Big Momma's House 2 Review


Terrible
Big Momma's House 2 has locked onto the secret formula of all-time. Moderate star + cute kids + inappropriateness divided by hidden crime plot = hit. Admit it, when you saw the trailer for The Pacifier, all you saw was a grenade with its pin freshly pulled. Then, it went on to be a sleeper hit that brought in big bucks, helping to continue what is quickly becoming the excruciating career of Vin Diesel. So, there's no surprise that Big Momma's House 2 skyrocketed to the head of the box office this week. If there's a more consistent way to tell how bad a movie is than it being #1 at the box office, I don't know it.

Martin Lawrence returns as Agent Malcolm Turner, the FBI agent who donned a fat suit, a wig and a southern accent in the first Big Momma's House. He's taken a desk job to spend more time with and protect his pregnant wife (Nia Long) and his stepson. But when his mentor gets shot doing undercover work, he's back on the job as Big Momma. He takes a job as a nanny to an uptight, white family whose father might be involved with what got his mentor shot. Between dealing with a young son who jumps off high places, a middle daughter who can't dance, and a 15 year old horn-dog daughter (Kat Dennings), Malcolm also finds time to unearth a hacker plot to open the codes to the CIA and the FBI (gasp!) while loosening up the OCD mother (Emily Procter). Well, if you don't know where this is going, you've been watching better films than I have.

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Rebound Review


Weak
Martin Lawrence plays his usual immature, loud-mouthedclown in "Rebound," an underdog sports comedy for kids so predictablethat director Steve Carr doesn't even bother with scenes of its basketballteam of 13-year-old misfits discovering their skills and a love of thegame. He just assumes you know the formula and keeps the movie's focuson Lawrence, playing an egomaniac coach who is booted out of college ballfor his temper and can't get a job anywhere except back at his old juniorhigh school.

A fundamentally unappealing jerk whose redemption comeswith an even shorter and less convincing story arc, coach Roy McCormickignores the kids one day -- pouting about his downfall on the sidelinesas they lose a game 84-0 -- then the next he's become a life-affirmingaltruist full of feel-good advice and game-winning strategy, just becausethe script says so.

Even more problematic is that while "Rebound"is aimed at children, the one-trait tweenagers he's teaching to play thegame are barely characters at all, save Tara Correa ("Judging Amy")as a stout, scowling girl bully McCormick recruits to intimidate otherteams. "You got five fouls," he advises her with a wiseacre wink."Don't be afraid to use 'em."

Somehow this sloppy, mechanical movie (even the minimalgame scenes lack vibrancy) manages to dig up some energy and spirit inthe last act, which keeps it from collapsing under the weight of its ownineptitude. Kids may like it, not knowing enough to recognize its failureto relate to them, and accompanying parents won't want to claw their eyesout.

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Blue Streak Review


OK

There seems to be an unwritten rule that movies starring ex-stand-up comedians must come to a grinding halt at some point for the star to have a vanity improv scene.

Every Robin Williams has such moments -- even his syrupy, sentimental pictures. Every Martin Lawrence movie does too. In "Blue Streak," the improv moment comes when Lawrence dons a nappy pigtails wig, gnarly false teeth, body padding and a velour jogging suit to pose as a hyperactive pizza delivery boy.

For that one scene, any common sense regarding the story is put on pause and Lawrence cuts loose with an epileptic booty bump dance and a lot of babbling smack, all of which is designed to produce seat-bouncing laughs (it doesn't), but has little to do with the movie.

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Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son Movie Review

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son Movie Review

It's astonishing that there's a third film in this deeply unfunny series (I skipped Part...

Death At A Funeral Movie Review

Death At A Funeral Movie Review

If you've seen Frank Oz's 2007 British comedy, it feels rather pointless to watch this...

Death At A Funeral Trailer

Death At A Funeral Trailer

Death often brings a family together and this story is no exception. Aaron and his...

Wild Hogs Movie Review

Wild Hogs Movie Review

Prior to my screening of Wild Hogs, the theatre played an advertisement in which two...

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Open Season Movie Review

Open Season Movie Review

There was a time, not too long ago, when there was one great computer-animated film...

Open Season Movie Review

Open Season Movie Review

There was a time, not too long ago, when there was one great computer-animated film...

Open Season Trailer

Open Season Trailer

Open Season Trailer In Sony Pictures Animation's first feature film, the animated action adventure comedy...

Big Momma's House 2 Movie Review

Big Momma's House 2 Movie Review

Big Momma's House 2 has locked onto the secret formula of all-time. Moderate star +...

Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat Movie Review

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Early in Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat, Lawrence goes on a brief tirade about his hatred...

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Blue Streak Movie Review

Blue Streak Movie Review

Typecasting. Definition, when writers pigeonhole you into one role, assuming you can do nothing...

Rebound Movie Review

Rebound Movie Review

This summer will have no fewer than three movies featuring a band of misfit kids...

What's the Worst That Could Happen? Movie Review

What's the Worst That Could Happen? Movie Review

Martin Lawrence is not funny. For the proof just turn to his newest film,...

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