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Will Smith And DJ Jazzy Jeff's Song Summertime Is Becoming A Hip-Hop Movie Musical

Get ready to sit back and unwind, because the Fresh Prince himself is giving us a movie adaptation of his iconic summer jam "Summertime." Yes, Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff's 1991 hit is making a comeback as a feature-length hip-hop movie musical.Musicals come in all shapes and sizes, and lately they come often. This can be a positive or an overwhelming negative, but it's all just part of the Hollywood cycle. Apparently musicals are back in, and that means adaptations galore. Recent additions to ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Broadway, Sony, Philadelphia, Will Smith, Sony Pictures, Smith, Homebase, Jada Pinkett Smith, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Peter Saji, Will Smith Will Smith, Westbrook Studios, Saji


'The Suicide Squad' is now available to rent or buy through services like Prime Video, but it's no longer streaming on HBO Max

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in "The Suicide Squad" Warner Bros. "The Suicide Squad," from director James Gunn, is now available to rent or buy through VOD retailers. The star-studded cast includes Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, and John Cena. You can watch the movie at home through services like Prime Video, Vudu, YouTube, and more. (Digital Rental) (small) After a simultaneous release in th...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Hbo, Viola Davis, Movies, Justice, Entertainment, Films, Dc Comics, Trends, Tech, Streaming, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Will Smith, Warner Bros


Men In Black VR Experience Will Let You Protect The Earth From The Scum Of The Universe

Do you look really good in a slick suit? Are you begging for any excuse you can find to wear sunglasses indoors? Do you wish you could live Will Smith's life, but only the alien stuff? Do you want to work through some of your anger by straight-up killing aliens? Well, you better make your way over to Westfield Century City in LA, ASAP. Virtual reality firm Dreamscape is making all of your dreams come true, one virtual alien kill at a time, with their brand new "Men in Black: First Assignment" VR...
Tags: New York, Movies, News, La, Will Smith, Cool Stuff, Texas Ohio, Walter Parkes, Westfield Century City, United Arab Emirates Read, Men In Black Of


Upcoming Kevin Hart Movies To Keep On Your Radar

(Welcome to On Your Radar, a series where we take a look at what's next for the biggest actors and filmmakers, and why you should be excited ... or not.)Kevin Hart is one of the hardest working men in show business. The man is in so many projects that it's hard to imagine he has time for sleeping, but that bonkers work ethic (shared by his "Jumanji" co-star Dwayne Johnson) has translated into a steady stream of Hart-centric content over the past several years. Here are the film and TV projects f...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Lionsgate, Dwayne Johnson, Time, Toronto, Netflix, Airbnb, Woody Harrelson, Batman, Kevin Hart, Will Smith, Wesley Snipes, Hart, Kevin


First Peacemaker Footage Revealed: John Cena Reprises His The Suicide Squad Character

One of the most delightful inclusions among the now-mostly-deceased ensemble of antiheroes in James Gunn's "The Suicide Squad" was John Cena's "douchey Captain America" take on Christopher Smith, AKA Peacemaker. Now HBO Max has debuted our first look at actual footage from the upcoming "Peacemaker" series in a promo which also includes looks at other hot ticket items like "Dune" and "The Matrix Resurrections."  Peacemaker Footage Last time we saw Peacemaker, the jingoistic kill machine had but...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, News, America, Brian Cox, Vancouver, Brad Anderson, Will Smith, James Gunn, Smith, Keanu Reeves, Serena Williams, Larry David, Mindy Kaling, Venus


11 Spielberg Projects We Never Saw But Wish We Could've

Most filmmakers are lucky if they end their career with just one classic on their resume, but Steven Spielberg has made upwards of a dozen. Spielberg has a versatility that is unparalleled among his contemporaries. Whether it's adventure, drama, comedy, historical period piece, science fiction, fantasy, or animation, he's done it, and likely done it well.He's also one of the most prolific working filmmakers with 32 feature films released. Taking time and care to select each project, Spielberg ha...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Kentucky, Iraq, Michael Bay, Disney, Dc Comics, Munich, United States, Selma, Ford, Paris, Jurassic Park, Anne Hathaway, Josh Brolin, Lincoln


Here's Where You Can Stream Every Matrix Movie

(Welcome to Where to Watch, which provides a clear and simple answer to the question, "Hey, where can I watch this thing?" In this edition: the Matrix franchise.)The recent trailer for "The Matrix Resurrections" has stirred its fair share of reactions both positive and negative, including our own staff's mixed-positive opinion. Whichever way you went with it, if you're a fan of the over two-decade-old series it no doubt stirred some memberberries, and perhaps put you in the mood to enter The Mat...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Australia, Stephen King, Superman, Conan, William Gibson, Will Smith, Warner Bros, Smith, Philip K Dick, Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Wachowskis, Michel Gondry, Lana


Netflix’s Bright: Samurai Soul Trailer Stars Simu Liu

Netflix has announced an original anime called Bright: Samurai Soul. The new anime film is set in the same universe as the 2016 Netflix film starring Will Smith but takes place in Japan during the end of the Shogunate and the start of the Meiji Period. RELATED: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Review – Representation That Matters Set to release on October 12, the unique animation style used in Samurai Soul is meant to combine “Japanese woodblock print art with 3DCG technology.” There’s ...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Netflix, Anime, Will Smith, Hayley Atwell, Lara Croft, Sonya, Movie News, Meiji, Raiden, Shang Chi, Simu Liu, Simu Liu Shang Chi, Inferni, Yuzu Harada


Bel-Air: Peacock Announces Main Cast Joining Jabari Banks in Drama Series

Peacock’s highly anticipated drama series Bel-Air, a contemporary reimagining of the beloved and culture-defining ’90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air starring Will Smith, has announced the full main cast that will be joining newcomer Jabari Banks, who will star as Will in the show. RELATED: Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reboot Enlists Newcomer Jabari Banks as Will Along with Jabari Banks, the series regulars include: Adrian Holmes as “Phillip Banks” (At That Age, V Wars) Cassandra Freeman as “Viv...
Tags: TV, Movies, Drama, Youtube, Atlanta, TV News, Streaming, Will Smith, Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, West Philadelphia, Bel-Air, Peacock, Geoffrey, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Universal Television


Peacock's Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Reboot Flips, Turns Things Upside Down With Its Main Cast

It's been hard to imagine what a "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" remake would look like with less comedy, a glaringly non-'90s setting, and a distinct lack of Will Smith ever since the project was first announced. But we're this much closer to finding out anyway! Complete with a very serious-sounding title, Peacock's "Bel-Air" is described as a "contemporary reimagining of the beloved and culture defining 90s sitcom" and has formally announced its full main cast. Check out all the details below. B...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, News, Atlanta, Will Smith, Bronx, West Philadelphia, Cooper, Bel Air, Ashley, Peacock, Chris Collins, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Long Run, SlashFilm


14 Remakes That Are Better Than The Original

In this day and age, it's amazingly easy to be a cynic. It could be argued that remakes are lazy cash-ins, that they're a sign of the lack of original ideas left in cinema, or that they exist only to appease that sizable portion of the cinema-going audience that needs to see films in their native tongue, without subtitles. That's true in a great many cases (I'm looking at you, "Jacob's Ladder," "Quarantine," and "The Fog"), and yet there are times when a remake is a golden opportunity to do some...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Robin Williams, Tim Burton, Vincent Price, America, Earth, Bbc, Cruise, Williams, Cameron, Andy Serkis, Ian Fleming, Robert De Niro, Daniel Craig, Ash


Blood Brothers: Malcolm X And Muhammad Ali Director On How The Netflix Film Shows A New Side To Two Icons [Interview]

"Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali" hits Netflix today, and this documentary has only grown more relevant since last summer when the George Floyd protests swept the nation. The film explores the friendship between two American and African-American icons, Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali, and how their lives were closely intertwined for three years, from 1962 to 1965, before outside forces drove a wedge between them.Malcolm X was assassinated in 1965, and Muhammad Ali later developed Parkinson's...
Tags: Movies, News, New York City, Chicago, Netflix, Miami, Jesus, Spike Lee, Will Smith, Muhammad Ali, Cassius Clay, Marcus, Cadillac, Denzel Washington, Malcolm X, Chicago Sun Times


'The Suicide Squad' is now available on HBO Max, but you only have until September 5 to stream it

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Margot Robbie stars as Harley Quinn in "The Suicide Squad." Warner Bros. "The Suicide Sqaud" is available on HBO Max through September 5. The star-studded cast includes Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, and John Cena. To watch the movie at home, you need an ad-free subscription to HBO Max ($15/month). Max (ad-free) (small) "The Suicide Squad" premiered on HBO Max on August 5. The movie will remai...
Tags: Reviews, Hbo, Viola Davis, Movies, Justice, Entertainment, Films, Dc Comics, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Streaming, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Lg, Will Smith


Ghostbusters: Afterlife Release Date Slightly Pushed Back

Sony Pictures has officially changed the release date for Jason Reitman’s highly-anticipated sequel Ghostbusters: Afterlife, starring McKenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon, and Paul Rudd. Originally slated for November 12 release, the horror comedy has been delayed by just one week, and is now scheduled to arrive in theaters on Friday, November 19, a date recently vacated by Paramount Pictures’ Top Gun: Maverick. Its current theatrical release date will now see Ghostbusters: Afterlife going ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Horror, Will Smith, Trevor, Sony Pictures, Oklahoma, Jason Reitman, Ghostbusters, Proton, Warner Bros Pictures, Paul Rudd, Jordan Peele, Reitman, Carrie Coon, Ivan Reitman


Here's Where You Can Stream Or Rent Every Harry Potter Movie

(Welcome to Where to Watch, which provides a clear and simple answer to the question, "Hey, where can I watch this thing?" In this edition: the Harry Potter franchise.)The "Harry Potter" film franchise is now streaming, and streaming entirely in the same place! If you're wondering where, I'm here to help. If you're wondering why I can't just tell you right here, well, that's not how this works, folks. Just stay with me here. The franchise, which follows a small magic boy who becomes a small magi...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, America, Harry Potter, Harry, Will Smith, Richard Harris, Kenneth Branagh, Michael Gambon, Ralph Fiennes, Emma Watson, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Voldemort, Hogwarts, Dumbledore


Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reboot Enlists Newcomer Jabari Banks as Will

Nearly a year since The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reboot officially secured a two-season order, Peacock has finally found the young actor who will take on the mantle from Will Smith and become the upcoming drama’s newest Fresh Prince. The streamer has tapped newcomer Jabari Banks for the leading role of Will in Morgan Cooper’s Bel-Air series, which is a modern-day reimagining of the original sitcom. Interestingly, Banks is also a West Philadelphia local, just like the series’ lead character. His c...
Tags: TV, Movies, Nbc, Drama, California, TV News, Streaming, Will Smith, Smith, Richard, Will, Andy, Jada Pinkett Smith, West Philadelphia, Cooper, Bel-Air


Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Reboot Finds Its Lead — Watch Will Smith Give Him The Role

Cue the Carlton dance: "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" reimagining has found its star. Will Smith, who starred in the original 1990s sitcom and will be executive producing the contemporary version for the Peacock streaming service, shared a video today of himself awarding the lead role to up-and-coming actor Jabari Banks. Check it out below. Will Smith Surprises Jabari Banks The show's creative team has selected Jabari Banks, a West Philadelphia local and recent college graduate, to play "Will" ...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Will Smith, Smith, Carlton, West Philadelphia, Cooper, Bel Air, Jabari, Geoffrey, SlashFilm, Morgan Cooper, Jabari Banks, Jabari Banks Check, Geoffrey Butler


Superman Movies Ranked From Worst To Best

What's that up in the sky? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It's a list of the Superman movies, ranked worst to best.Kal-El -- better known as Superman to the residents of the DC Universe -- is the ultimate immigrant, a refugee from a dying world. Found and raised by Martha and Jonathan Kent in west Kansas, he learned about his extraterrestrial origins at the same time that he began developing mighty superpowers. Later in life, Clark Kent would take to the skies in a red and blue costume, fighti...
Tags: UK, New York, Movies, Nazis, Ben Affleck, Superman, Disney, Earth, Kansas, Justice League, Bryan Singer, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Will Smith, Warner Bros, Sylvester Stallone


Firebite Sounds Like The Australian Hunters Versus Vampires Series We May Need

Australian hunters fighting vampires in the desert? Yes, please. That's the concept behind "Firebite," a new series coming to AMC+.The series centers on two Indigenous hunters, played by two Indigenous actors, Rob Collins and Shantae Barnes-Cowan. Deadline reports that they're on "a quest to battle the last colony of vampires in the middle of the South Australian desert." Yael Stone ("Orange is the New Black") and Callan Mulvey ("Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice") co-star. Mulvey has already p...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Australia, Amc, Batman, Will Smith, South Australia, George Romero, Hydra, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Romero, Fletcher, Thornton, Charlton Heston, Living Dead


Interview: Domino Artist Lily Hevesh Talks Documentary, How Toppling Taught Her Life Lessons

The documentary Lily Topples the World follows domino toppler and YouTube phenomenon Lily Hevesh. The 90-minute doc by filmmaker Jeremy Workman will be available to stream on Discovery+ on Thursday, August 26, and will open in theaters at the IFC Center in NYC on Friday, August 27. “Lily Topples the World follows 20-year-old sensation Lily Hevesh – the world’s most acclaimed domino toppler and the only girl in her field – as she rises as an artist, role model, and young woman,” says the official...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Jimmy Fallon, Interview, Documentary, NYC, Youtube, Walmart, Katy Perry, Streaming, Jeremy, Will Smith, Rube Goldberg, Casey Neistat, Campbell, IFC Center


‘Foundation’ Trailer: David S. Goyer Brings Isaac Asimov’s Sci-Fi Series to Apple TV+

Isaac Asimov’s influential Foundation trilogy is now a series on Apple TV+, and a new trailer for the series looks pretty darn slick. Created by David S. Goyer and Josh Friedman, the series promises “a thrilling and emotional journey following a band of exiles who discover that the only way to save the Galactic Empire from destruction is to defy it.” I’m a big fan of thrilling and emotional journeys, so this should be good. Foundation Trailer  Here’s the part of the story where I reveal...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, TV, Movies, News, Trailers, Will Smith, Foundation, Josh Friedman, Isaac Asimov, Hari, Asimov, David S Goyer, Goyer, Alfred Enoch, Hari Seldon


25 of the highest-paid movie roles of all time, including $100 million for a single film

Keanu Reeves in "The Matrix" Warner Bros. Actors don't get paid like they used to, but some can still negotiate huge deals. Actors like Will Smith, Ryan Reynolds, and Daniel Craig have struck big with Netflix movies. Robert Downey Jr. was the highest-paid actor of the Marvel Cinematic Universe by far. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's rare for actors to rake in huge salaries today, at least compared to the days when audiences were drawn to a movie primarily base...
Tags: Amazon, Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Celebrities, Media, Jack Nicholson, Robert Downey Jr, Entertainment, Lionsgate, Dwayne Johnson, Youtube, Michael Bay, US, Trends, Indiana, Features


Why Sean Connery Turned Down ‘The Matrix’, But Not the Role You Think He Did

Sean Connery turning down The Matrix has become the stuff of legend. The former James Bond was offered a chance to appear in the franchise and ended up passing because he didn’t understand the script. Of course, The Matrix went on to become a huge hit and a highly influential movie, and Connery missed out on being a part of it — not that his legacy wasn’t already secure by then. But there’s more to this story than meets the eye, folks. Did Sean Connery Actually Turn Down the Role of Morpheu...
Tags: Movies, Features, James Bond, Will Smith, Smith, Peter Jackson, Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Sean Connery, Connery, Allan Quatermain, Wild Wild West, Wachowski, Ian Nathan, Gandalf Jackson, Helmut Bakaitis


‘The Suicide Squad’ Honest Trailer: Sorry for That Other ‘Suicide Squad’ Movie

The Suicide Squad may have brought back a handful of characters from David Ayer’s DC Comics romp from 2016, but director James Gunn has delivered a completely different approach to these bad guys forced to do some good. That’s why it’s unfortunate that Warner Bros. Pictures didn’t do enough to distance this movie from its predecessor, opting only to add “the” to the title and let audiences figure out whether it was a sequel or a reboot or whatever. Because as The Suicide Squad Honest Trailer po...
Tags: Movies, Dc Comics, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Idris Elba, Will Smith, Deadpool, James Gunn, Margot Robbie, David Ayer, Warner Bros Pictures, MacGruber, HBO Max


Will Smith Was Almost Neo In The Matrix (And Val Kilmer Was Almost Morpheus?) (VIDEO)

By Jordan Breeding  Published: August 18th, 2021 
Tags: Humor, Jordan, Will Smith


The Great Chinese Art Heist: Jimmy O. Yang & Jon M. Chu Developing WB Adaptation

Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians, In the Heights) is set to direct The Great Chinese Art Heist for Warner Bros., with Jimmy O. Yang (Silicon Valley, Easter Sunday) and his Crab Club production company partners, Emmy winner Jessica Gao (Rick & Morty, She-Hulk) and Ken Cheng (Wilfred, Sin City Saints) attached to write the movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Leads Steve Caple Jr.’s Dystopian Pic By All The Great Chinese Art Heist will be adapted from Alex Palmer...
Tags: Movies, Jimmy O. Yang, Jon M. Chu, Movie News, The Great Chinese Art Heist, Warner Bros, Warner Bros. Pictures


David Ayer Confirms Leaked Suicide Squad Script Is Real, Deadshot & Harley Romance Was Filmed

Over the past week, a handful of snippets of what was rumored to be David Ayer’s Suicide Squad script leaked onto social media. Now, the director is confirming the validity of the script, which reveals that a romance between Deadshot and Harley Quinn was in the works. RELATED: David Ayer Discusses The Ayer Cut of Suicide Squad, Congratulates James Gunn On Saturday, various pieces of the script were posted to Twitter, and Ayer eventually responded to one of the replies to them. In a tweet asking ...
Tags: Movies, Streaming, Suicide Squad, Justice League, Harley Quinn, Dc, Will Smith, Warner Bros, James Gunn, Deadshot, Margot Robbie, Comic Book, David Ayer, Lee Smith, Ayer, Zack Snyder


15 Once-Great Movies the Pandemic Completely Ruined

There’s some new foolishness in the wind, you might not be surprised to learn, in the form of a, er, viral meme suggesting it was a vaccination program gone awry that created the “zombies” in the film I Am Legend. This is, apparently, a reason to be cautious of the real-life COVID vaccines.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Julianne Moore, Films, Stephen King, Netflix, Robert Pattinson, Community, Bill Murray, Steven Soderbergh, Scarlett Johansson, Kubrick, Will Smith, Lifehacks, Lost In Translation, Tom Hardy, Queen Latifah


Rent-to-own real estate startup Landis partners with NAR

The company, which in July announced it had raised $165M with help from Will Smith’s Dreamers VC and a branch of Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, will tap NAR to connect with unqualified buyers.
Tags: Jay Z, Radio, Agent, Will Smith, NAR, Landis, Roc Nation, National Association of Realtors, Select, News Brief


‘The Suicide Squad’ Spoiler Review: James Gunn’s Bloody, Messy Sequel Ultimately Has a Big Heart

James Gunn may be part of the obscenely powerful Disney machine, but deep down, he’ll always be a Troma guy. Gunn has broken into the mainstream with his Guardians of the Galaxy films, and now The Suicide Squad, but the filmmaker got his start at Z-grade studio Troma, where he helmed the trashy Tromeo and Juliet. While his Marvel entries can’t be classified as subversive, he has plenty of other off-kilter work to his name – he directed the ultra-violent superhero send-up Super and the gooey mon...
Tags: Reviews, Movies, Disney, America, Earth, Features, Brooklyn, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Batman, Dc, Will Smith, Warner Bros, Deadpool, Sylvester Stallone, Mel Gibson



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