Tyler Perry’s “The Single Moms Club” is different from most of the director’s films. Yes, this one is also a romantic dramedy but the chemistry of the cast gels perfectly and you can feel a sense of improvisational comedy. And Perry’s trademark of heavy handedness is barely on screen and again, this project is elevated by the main cast.
I sat down with two of the “single moms” in the movie, Amy Smart and Wendi McLendon-Covey (“Reno 911,” “Bridesmaids”), to talk about working with Perry, their interest in making the movie, and Smart even talked about being “pounded,” a wink-wink nudge-nudge to the double entendre that was used in the film with the actress and her neighborhood crush played by William Levy.
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I love these two! Cocoa Brown is a delight in the film (her scenes with Wendy McLendon-Covey are truly funny) and Zulay Henao brings the necessary “go girl” attitude. In the film, both play the “single moms” in the title with Brown dealing with an incessant child while Henao is raising a sassy daughter. Both must team up with Nia Long, Amy Smart, and McLendon-Covey in order to help their school raise money for their dance because their kids were caught doing bad things in school like tagging and smoking.
In this fun interview, we talked about their interest in working on the film, their characters, and the importance of forming your own Single Moms Club.
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Jason Bateman makes his first feature-film directorial debut in the raunchy comedy "Bad Words." He also stars in the movie as a spelling bee loser who exacts revenge by finding a loophole and compete with kids! The movie is really an affecting drama masquerading as a comedy. Filter the film through that ideology and you will see wonders!
Watch my fun interview with the actor/director below to see what attracted him to the material and if he can even spell LOL.
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Kathryn Hahn slides into a leading lady role in the new film "Bad Words" from Jason Bateman, making his feature-film directorial debut. Hahn, a scene stealer, nearly stole our hearts in "We're the Millers" as a horny camper, and now, she's playing it straight in "Bad Words" as a journalist writing an expose on Bateman's character -- a 40-year-old competing against kids at a national spelling bee contest.
Take a look at my fun interview with the actress to find out what attracted her to the movie and if she can even spell. HA!
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Two big films this weekend, we have the animated film "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" and the action-adventure sequel "300: Rise of An Empire."
In "Mr. Peabody & Sherman," it feels like the 1950s all over again! The companion piece of "The Rocky Bullwinkle Show" is now a big-screen event. From the creators of "The Croods" and "How to Train Your Dragon," and director of "The Lion King," the time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine, Mr. Peabody (voiced by Ty Burrell), and his adopted son, Sherman (voiced by Max Charles), are front and center in this animated film.
And, you may miss Gerard Butler in the sequel "300: Rise of an Empire," but is it enough for you to not see the sequel? Have no fear, we have a new hero in Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) who leads the charge against the invading Persian navy. But first, he must deal with the mortal-turned-god, Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), and Artemisia (Eva Green), the vengeful commander of the fleet. Original director Zack Synder takes a backseat as co-writer and producer and gave the helm to Noam Murro.
So which one is my pick of the week? Take a look:
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