Chris Rock brings the funny in Paramount Picture’s Top Five, in theaters now.
*Paramount Pictures has released Top Five starring Chris Rock and Rosario Dawson. Rock wrote and directed Top Five. I was expecting to laugh because Chris Rock is legendary for bringing the funny to what he does, but I did more “laughing out loud” than I expected. So be prepared because Top Five will rock you with laughter from the beginning to the end.
Top Five follows comedian Andre Allen (Rock) who is trying to get his comedic magic back after becoming sober. A sober mind has him rethinking on a lot of things in his life, like a runaway wedding with a reality star (Gabrielle Union) that he has – for lack of money – been hired to “make an appearance” at, which has become a very public high-profile event.
In comes journalist Chelsea Brown (Dawson) from The New York Times, who is also a former alcoholic, who witnesses first-hand his struggle with his relationship and career. During the interview she helps him with her straight-forward personality, and he helps her through her relationship woes. As a result they – well – you just have to watch the film to find out.
Top Five has cameo appearances by what seems to be all Chris’ close friends who include Whoopie Goldberg, Jerry Seinfield, Adam Sandler, and DMX. Top Five co-stars include Ben Vereen, JB Smoove, Kevin Hart, Leslie Jones, Amelia Fowler, Tracey Morgan, Sherri Shepherd, and Cedric the Entertainer.
The comedy is executive produced by Hip-Hop mogul Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, and produced by Eli Bush, Barry Diller and Scott Rudin. The IAC Film and Scott Rudin production is Rated-R.
Chris Rock’s career was nationally launched as a case member of “Saturday Night Live.” As a stand-up comedian Rock was noted by Comedy Central as the 5th greatest stand-up comedian in the country. The South Carolina native does the voice of Marty (the Zebra) in the Madagascar franchise films, and the hit comedy-series “Everybody Hates Chris” is based on his childhood. He created and produced the comedy-series which aired on UPN/The CW from 2005 – 2009. He has garnered three Grammy Awards (comedy albums), and four Emmy Awards (comedy specials). Chris Rock also served as host of the 77th Academy Awards.
For the movie trailer or more information on Chris Rock’s Top Five Paramount Pictures feature film log onto www.TopFiveMovie.com.
20th Century Fox releases Exodus: Gods and Kings a magnificent remake of the 10 Commandments, in theaters December 12, 2014
*I went to a very early viewing of footage from the 20th Century Fox presentation of Exodus: Gods and Kings, to be released to theaters December 12, 2014, back in September and the Ridley Scott directed remake of the famed 10 Commandments film was magnificent. Scott stayed close to the Biblical storyline, used the technologies of today and presents it in 3D to bring it more to-life so we can practically feel the plagues, experience the parting of the sea, and fight out way through the wars of that era. Makes it worthy of becoming ‘the’ film to watch for the story of Moses.
Golden Globe nominated Christian Bale (Batman Forever) is Moses born a slave, raised as an Eygptian prince, rejected as an adult by the Pharaoh for being a Hebrew, and then used by God as a Prophet to free 600,000 slaves. With just his faith Moses accomplishes this by showing the Pharaoh that God is real.
Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby) is Egyptian Pharaoh Ramesses II, Oscar winner Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3, Gandhi) is Nun, and Oscar nominated Sigourney Weaver is Queen Tuya mother of Ramesses II.
Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Jeffrey Caine, and Steven Zaillian wrote the screenplay, and Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Michael Schaefer, Mark Huffam, and Ridley Scott are producers. Exodus: Gods and Kings is a Chernin Entertainment, Scott Free Productions Babieka, Volcano Films production.
You can log onto www.ExodusGodsandKings.com for the movie trailer or more information.
(Syndicated Columnist: Eunice Moseley, has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations/Business consult at Freelance Associates, and Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. Her Event/”Uplifting Minds II”: The 16th annual “Uplifting Minds II” free entertainment conference arrives in Baltimore Sat. April 18, 2015 at Security Square Mall. www.UpliftingMinds2.com, www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com.)