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  • The 10 Best Guilty Pleasure Movies of 2014

    When Pauline Kael wrote "movies are so rarely great art, that if we can't appreciate great trash, there is little reason for us to go," she may as well have been describing some of the films on this list. Combining elements of high and lowbrow art with...
  • 'Uncle Buck' Tries TV Again, This Time at ABC

    The 1989 John Candy comedy "Uncle Buck" may be making a second trip to the small screen. ABC is developing a new spin on the comedy written by Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley for Universal TV. Prolific film producer Will Packer ("No Good Deed") is exec...
  • Universal Pictures Brings Back Emerging Writers Fellowship Screenwriting Program

    Universal Pictures will seek out new screenwriters through its Emerging Writers Fellowship for a second year, after the first exceeded the studio's expectations. The studio will start accepting submissions on Oct. 21 through the fellowship's website....
  • Ken Jeong Joins 'Ride Along 2′

    Ken Jeong is set to join Ice Cube and Kevin Hart in Universal's "Ride Along 2." Olivia Munn and Benjamin Bratt are also onboard, with Tim Story directing. Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi penned the script. Plot details are being kept under wraps on the pic,...
  • Benjamin Bratt Joins 'Ride Along 2′ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Benjamin Bratt is set to join Ice Cube and Kevin Hart in Universal's "Ride Along 2." Tim Story will return to direct. Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi penned the script. Plot details are still vague, but Variety has been told that this installment will have...
  • Olivia Munn in Talks to Join Universal's 'Ride Along 2′

    Olivia Munn is in negotiations to join the cast of Universal's "Ride Along 2." Dates are still being worked out so that Munn can do both the film and HBO's "Newsroom," which is about to begin production on its third season, but if a deal is made she...
  • Samuel L. Jackson to Co-Star With Kevin Hart in 'Black Phantom'

    Samuel L. Jackson is in talks to replace Jamie Foxx in Screen Gems action-comedy "The Black Phantom." Variety first reported that Foxx was in talks to co-star with Kevin Hart in the pic, but sources say scheduling conflicts forced Foxx to part ways...
  • Sherri Shepherd Hops on 'Ride Along 2′ Following 'The View' Departure

    Following her departure from "The View," Sherri Shepherd has joined the cast of Universal Pictures' "Ride Along 2" opposite Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. Shepherd will next be seen in Chris Rock's "Top Five," set to be screened in the Special Presentations...
  • Universal's 'Straight Outta Compton' Casts its MC Ren and DJ Yella

    Aldis Hodge has been cast as MC Ren and Neil Brown Jr. as DJ Yella in Universal Pictures' "Straight Outta Compton," the biopic chronicling the rise of hip-hop group N.W.A. They join O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell who have been...
  • 'No Good Deed' Easily Dominates 'Dolphin Tale 2' at Friday Box Office

    There's a new "guardian" of the box office. A newcomer, Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson's "No Good Deed," has finally pushed "Guardians of the Galaxy" off its throne. The Sony thriller opened to $8.8 million Stateside on Friday and is headed for a $24 to...
  • 'Ride Along's' Kevin Hart hits 2014 with ambitious drive

     'Ride Along's' Kevin Hart hits 2014 with ambitious drive
    By the time summer rolls around, moviegoers will have seen Kevin Hart in five films within a year. The stand-up comedian-turned-actor's BET sitcom "Real Husbands of Hollywood," meanwhile, has scored solid ratings. And then he was invited to spend seven...