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5:00 PM on 02.27.2015

Review: Focus

I love a good con movie. From The Sting to Ocean’s Eleven to Catch Me If You Can, the genre is as formulaic as it is entertaining. The secret to its success is a combination of familiar warmth and detached unpredictab...

Jackson Tyler

10:00 AM on 12.23.2014

Trailer and posters for Focus starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie

Before we find out if they'll work well together in DC's Suicide Squad, we're getting a taste of Will Smith and Margot Robbie's chemistry in Focus. Starring Will Smith as a former grifter, and Margot Robbie as a current grif...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 12.03.2014

WB's Suicide Squad movie reveals full cast, includes Will Smith and Jared Leto

While Warner Bros and DC throw all of their muscle behind Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, David Ayer's Suicide Squad (the story of a team of villains who're being forced to work for the government) could be the...

Nick Valdez

7:54 AM on 08.14.2014

Martin Lawrence announces Bad Boys 3

We know. Bad Boys 3 is coming, right? We've been wondering where the hell it is forever, and so has Martin Lawrence, because he doesn't get to start in any other movies. According to him they are officially going to let...

Matthew Razak

4:20 PM on 10.24.2013

There are two scripts for Independence Day 2

Will Smith has been all over the place in terms of Independence Day 2 (officially titled ID Forever Part 1). He wasn't returning and then he was in talks and then he wasn't again. It's all a bit confusing as it's unclear why ...

Matthew Razak

11:00 AM on 09.09.2013

Could Will Smith get jiggy wit Independence Day sequel?

Consider this bit of news with the heaviest, heart attack causing salt as this is merely Roland Emmerich mentioning some things. According to an interview with Digital Spy, Roland Emmerich said he and Big Willie Style are "ba...

Nick Valdez

8:00 AM on 06.04.2013

Will Smith not jiggy with Men in Black 4 yet

We may not have covered this when first announced, but Sony is producing a Men in Black 4 because money. It's going to be written by Oren Uziel and would have presumably starred Will Smith since he's agreed to three of t...

Nick Valdez

Review: After Earth photo
Review: After Earth
by Matthew Razak

It hasn't been so easy for M. Night Shyamalan since entering Hollywood. There is, of course, the infamous graph showing his downward spiral to horribleness via Rotten Tomato ratings. If the trend in that graph continued, then After Earth would actually have a negative score. However, with both Will and Jaden Smith in the film, a screenplay written by someone else, and a massive budget, things looked somewhat up. Could it be that Shyamalan has begun the long slog up to respectability and away from running gags?

If you believe that it's a slow slog, then yes, it could be, because After Earth is not as bad as The Last Airbender. Yes, you heard it here first: After Earth is not as bad as one of the worst big budget films ever released.

So, better than bad? It still ain't good.

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9:00 AM on 05.15.2013

Will Smith to star and produce The Wild Bunch remake

After turning down Django Unchained because he felt his character wouldn't be the hero, Will Smith now sets his eyes on another violent Western. This time it's a remake of The Wild Bunch, a film about a group of men who ...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 05.14.2013

See After Earth early and free

Probably the biggest question of the summer season is m. Night Shyamalan's After Earth. The director has been on the skids since his debut film, and if The Last Airbender is any indication he can't even handle other people's ...

Matthew Razak

10:00 AM on 05.01.2013

Jamie Foxx in talks for Benjamin Stacks in Annie reboot

Now that Will Smith and Jay Z's Annie hip-hopera reboot (I will never stop calling it that, ever) is no longer a vehicle for Willow Smith's hair whipping and instead will star the impressively talented Quvenzhané ...

Nick Valdez

11:30 PM on 03.25.2013


A few weeks after Django Unchained released, I wrote an analysis piece explaining why Django wasn't the hero of DU as the greater thematic resonance of the film focused on Dr. King Schultz. In speaking with EW recently, Will ...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 03.08.2013

Trailer: After Earth

Part of me wants to make fun of this trailer because of Will and Jaden Smith's nonsensical indiscriminate accents, weird looking CG, and that it's an M. Night Shawarma flick, but for some reason, most of me is intrigued by A...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 12.28.2012

New poster for M. Night Shyamalan's After Earth

If there's anyone out there who's actually giving this guy another shot, here's a new poster for M. Night Shyamalan's sci-fi feature After Earth, starring Will and Jaden Smith as a father and son who crash to Earth and m...

Thor Latham

7:00 PM on 12.10.2012

Trailer: After Earth

I don't even know where to start with a movie directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The fact that he's still even making movies is kind of mind boggling. Could this be his redemption? Eh, probably not. The trailer seems interestin...

Thor Latham

11:00 AM on 11.21.2012

Independence Day not being re-released in 3D after all

With sequels reportedly on the way, Fox has surprisingly opted to shelve a 3D re-release of 1996 alien invasion blockbuster Independence Day, which had been set for release on July 3rd 2013. No word has been given on any reas...

Xander Markham

5:00 PM on 09.12.2012

Independence Day is getting sequels and they have names

Apparently next Independence Day, we'll be getting a 3D version of the classic Will Smith sci-fi masterpiece/celebration of our nation vehicle Independence Day, something that director Roland Emmerich is not a fan off. Also, ...

Sean Walsh

10:00 AM on 09.04.2012

Will Smith starring as Cain the vampire slayer

Leave it to Hollywood to fill the void of originality with completely off the wall, bats**t craziness. Will Smith is apparently going to star in a film that retells the Biblical story of Cain and Abel...except with vampires. ...

Thor Latham

3:00 PM on 07.27.2012

Will Smith's 'Annie' hip-hopera gets '27 Dresses' writer

When we last reported on rumors for Will Smith and Jay Z's Annie reboot, all we knew back then was that it was primarily being used as a vehicle for Smith's impressively talented daughter, Willow (Doe...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 07.19.2012

21 Jump Street and Men in Black sequels in the works

Doug Belgrad, a big wig at Columbia pictures, stated in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that a sequel for the awesome 21 Jump Street will start filming this fall with Jonah Hill and Michael Bacall coming back to writ...

Nick Valdez

9:00 PM on 07.03.2012

Movie Debate to the Death! Favorite Will Smith film role?

In the previous debate we all discussed what our favorite Jeff Goldblum roles are, and it's fitting that on the eve of Independence Day we're finding out who won. Here are the results:      Seth Brun...

Tom Fronczak

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Review: Men in Black III
by Matthew Razak

The actual review for Men in Black III follows, but I just wanted to get something off my chest.

I am severely disappointed that Will Smith did not make a new rap song for this movie. While the Pitbull single is a catchy remix with some admittedly enjoyable sampling, it's absolutely ruined by the fact that Pitbull "raps" over it. I'm not saying that Will Smith is a maestro of the genre, but at least he knew how to make a fun song for a movie's single. Pitbull doesn't even take a stab at describing the plot of the film! That's like rule number one when you're writing a rap song for a movie.

Anyway, don't let my disgruntled opinion on the film's hit single make you think that the movie is terrible. It's actually quite a bit of fun.

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