Rosario Dawson - Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art's (MoCADA) 1st inaugural Masquerade Ball held at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Leperca Space - Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 14th May 2015
Chris Rock has essentially written and directed a film based on one of his own standup routines, and the result is as hilarious as we'd expect. It's also a clever skewering of show business, from the difficulty of changing a public image to the never-ending intrusion of the press. But while the film is consistently smart and funny, it's also a bit of an inside joke, taking on an industry that's so absurd that ridiculing it might be too easy.
Rock plays Andre Allen, a former comic who found international fame playing a furry police officer in three Hammy The Bear movies. But now he wants some respect as an actor, so he has produced a serious period drama called Uprize!, about the 18th century Haitian revolution. On the day of the film's gala premiere, Andre grants an interview to New York Times journalist Chelsea (Rosario Dawson), who follows him around town as he runs errands both promoting the film and preparing for his heavily publicised wedding to reality TV star Erica (Gabrielle Union). Against his better judgement, he begins to drop his guard with Chelsea, introducing her to members of his family and inviting her to his bachelor party, which is being staged for Erica's show.
The film's one false note is the whiff of a romantic-comedy as Andre and Chelsea begin to open up to each other. Fortunately, Rock allows this to merely simmer in the background as he gets on with his wicked commentary about life in the entertainment industry. The dialogue is packed with pithy observations, sarcastic gags and knowing jabs that could only come from someone who has lived (and survived) this crazy lifestyle. Even more interesting are the darker undercurrents. Andre is a recovering alcoholic who isn't sure he can still be funny now that he's sober.
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Rosario Dawson - A host of celebrities were photographed as they arrived for The 3rd Annual Noble Awards which honor humanitarians and their hard work around the world. The awards were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States - Saturday 28th February 2015
Rosario Dawson - A host of celebrities were photographed as they arrived for The 3rd Annual Noble Awards which honor humanitarians and their hard work around the world. The awards were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States - Friday 27th February 2015
Things are about to get pretty dark on Netflix as 'Daredevil' heralds the first of Marvel’s four upcoming series.
The debut trailer for Netflix’s Marvel made ‘Daredevil’ series has just hit, giving us our first real look at Charlie Cox as the blind superhero. The 90 second clip shows Cox as Daredevil’s alter-ego Matt Murdock in a confessional with a priest and hinting at dark times ahead.
Charlie Cox as Daredevil
“I’ve been preoccupied of late with questions of morality, of right and wrong, good and evil,” Murdock tells the priest. “I’m not seeking forgiveness for what I’ve done, Father. I’m asking forgiveness for what I’m about to do. I’m just trying to make my city a better place.”
A single accident or act of violence can change more than just a single person, but an entire city. Blinded as a child, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) has worked hard to become a respected lawyer, yet it is his out-of-hours job that is having more of an impact on the world around him. Living in the Hell's Kitchen neighbourhood in New York City, Murdock faces crime on a day-to-day basis. Left without the use of his eyes, he must navigate the world around him using his almost sonar levels of hearing, battling criminals during the day as a lawyer, and at night, as the masked vigilante Daredevil.
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He even admits similarities between himself and his character.
Chris Rock's latest movie 'Top Five' is about a comedian trying to make it big in the world of serious acting, while his personal life is thrust more and more into the public eye. If you think that doesn't sound too far from any American comedian's real life, you might be right.
Is Chris Rock playing himself in 'Top Five'?
While well-known for his TV show 'Everybody Hates Chris', his voice role in the 'Madagascar' films and for his stand-up shows, it seems that Chris Rock hasn't had too much trouble with success in his career. However, he still maintains that his character represents damn near most black comedians' lives. 'I play a guy named Andre Allen; a comedian, actor, kind of famous, a cross between Chris Tucker, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, Eddie Murphy - like an amalgamation of all of us and whatever people think of us', he reveals.
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Matthew is a typical loving father who takes a day trip with his young daughter Cassandra in his truck, stopping off at a roadside diner along the way to pick up pie for lunch. He's only gone a few minutes but by the time he returns to his vehicle he discovers that Cass is gone. She's nowhere to be found, and to make matters worse, when he reports her disappearance as an abduction to the police he is the first suspect in the case. The incident puts a deep strain on his marriage to her mother Tina, who doesn't know whether to blame him for letting her out of his sight or suspect his involvement herself. Some years later, they are still searching, but when detectives Nicole and Jeffrey find new leads, Matthew becomes determined to find out exactly where his daughter is being held.
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Kanye West makes a surprise appearance at the New York premiere of Chris Rock's new comedy 'Top Five', which took place at the Ziegfeld Theater. West was on the production team of the film, which was directed and written by Rock who is also the main star.
The 35-year-old actress was also adopted at the age of 1 by her stepfather Greg Dawson.
Rosario Dawson is officially the latest Hollywood star to become a mother as she has reportedly adopted a 12-year-old girl, which the 35-year-old actress already knows quite a bit about as she was adopted by her stepfather Greg Dawson when she was 1.
Dawson is now the mother to a 12-year-old girl
The first-time mother, who is currently single after splitting with director Danny Boyle last year, is apparently "over the moon" about adopting the girl, a source confirmed to E!News. "She has always wanted this."
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Long before meeting Peter Pan and his Lost Boys, the islands of Never Land were already the home of adventure. The lands of Pixie Hollow Tinkerbell and her fairy friends notice a bright green comet flash across the sky one night. According to deep legend, when the comet is seen, the dreaded NeverBeast will arrive in Pixie Hollow. All the fairies are terrified, and preparing to defend their home from the monster, when Fawn (Ginnifer Goodwin) stumbles across the beast accidentally. Realising that the NeverBeast is not nearly as bad as anyone thinks, Fawn must convince her friends that they shouldn't judge a book by it's cover before it's too late and they do something they'll regret.
Andre Allen has been voted the Funniest Man in America in his illustrious career as a stand-up comedian. But somehow, he feels there's more to life than just telling jokes to an audience and so he decides to venture into the world of acting, playing the lead role in the 'Hammy The Bear' cop movie series. Unfortunately, that kind of film isn't going to land him any series roles in the future, and with his reality star fiancee Erica begging him to let her air their forthcoming wedding on her show, he's really starting to feel like the A list isn't where he's ever going to be. In a bid to rediscover himself, he lets a journalist into his life to write a story about him, raising some harsh questions about his career and his future along the way.
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It's bad news for Weinstein 'n' co
Three new releases for this weekend’s box couldn’t make their presence felt as Guardians of The Galaxy enjoyed another weekend atop the pile. Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For, The Game Stands Tall and If I Stay all disappointed.
Sin City 2, starring Joseph Gordon Levitt
The penultimate weekend of the summer saw one of the season’s biggest hits reign supreme once more as the hugely popular Marvel franchise, Guardians of The Galaxy pulled in $17.6 million in its fourth weekend for a domestic total of $251.9 million – it won’t be long before it becomes the biggest domestic film of the year ahead of another Marvel property, Captain America: The Winter solider. Globally. GOTG has reached something just shy of $490m.
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