Check Out Bill Murray, Rashida Jones And Marlon Wayans In First Trailer For ‘On the Rocks’

Filmmaker Sofia Coppola has a pretty stacked cast for her latest feature, On the Rocks.

The ‘Lost In Translation‘ director/writer is once again teaming up with her muse Bill Murray for this dramatic comedy.

Joining them is Rashida Jones, Marlon Wayans and the always hilarious Jenny Slate.

[The film] follows a Manhattan-based writer, Laura, as she enlists the help of her playboy father, Felix, to tail her husband (Marlon Wayans) after she begins to suspect he’s having an affair with a new coworker.

Coppola has talked about how personal this film is for her. Not that she was in this exact scenario, but more about the themes the movie explores.

It’s kind of the clash of how they look at relationships and also how your relationship with your parent affects your relationships in your life. … It’s the two of them as a father and daughter sort of on a little adventure to spy on her husband. It’s a lot of them talking about life and men and women over martinis in New York.

No exact release date has been announced, but Apple/A24 did say it would be in select theaters and on AppleTV+ sometime in October.

Check out the trailer below…

Watch Marlon Wayans In The First Full Trailer For The Netflix Comedy Film ‘Naked’

Marlon Wayans is back in a starring role, folks. The 44-year-old actor plays Rob Anderson in the upcoming Netflix romantic comedy, Naked.

The film is a remake of the 2000 Swedish comedy Naken. In the movie, Wayans plays a “charming man-child” who is super nervous about getting married to Megan Swope, played by the wonderful Regina Hall. Wayans’ character hasn’t written his vows, learned how to dance or paid much attention to the ring.

“Instead of taking care of his responsibilities, Rob goes out for a night on the town with his best man. Then something unexpected happens… Rob wakes up naked in an elevator with no idea how he got there. When the elevator doors open Rob is shocked to find that it’s late in the morning and he has only one hour to get to the church or miss his own wedding. He encounters many obstacles as he tries desperately to get to the chapel only to find himself waking up in the elevator again and again.”

So you get the picture, right? He must live this hour repeatedly until he grows up and becomes the man his fiancée deserves. I have to admit, I’m a sucker for ‘Groundhog Day‘ type movies, so I’m excited to watch this movie.

It’s set to be released worldwide on Netflix August 11.

Movie Review: 50 Shades of Black – Too Messy, Too Disorganized and Just Plain Not Funny Enough


Don’t get me wrong, 50 Shades of Grey is a movie that was ripe for parody. The problem is the original material is already so bad, it was a parody of itself. But Marlin Wayans tried, and wound up with a movie that was too messy, too disorganized and just plain not funny enough to be an enjoyable parody.

I think one of the big problems was Wayans had ADD. He seems unable to just contain a parody to one movie, the way a parody should be contained. Instead, he felt the need to shove in stuff from Magic Mike, Whiplash…and Zero Dark Thirty? Come on, I know it’s parody, but pick a movie, or at the very least, a GENRE and stick with it.

The movie is exactly what you’d expect from a Wayans movie; tons of dick jokes, homophobia, homo erotica and more than a few gross out gags. I’m sure teen boys will find that stuff great.

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But what annoyed me the most was there was actually some clever, original stuff thrown in there, from Hannah’s butt implants, to Black reading aloud from the actual book in a mocking tone, to Hannah whipping Christian, declaring “this is for Kerry Washington in Django Unchained, and Lupita Nyong’o in 12 Years a Slave …” there were a few moments that actually made me laugh out loud.

Which is why it was so annoying to see the majority of it tied up in those stupid, adolescent jokes. Every now and then, the movie will slip in a gem and remind you of what parody is supposed to be. This movie has the set up, and the potential to be hilarious, but instead, it looks like this was a phone in job, aimed at an undiscerning all male—and teenage—audience.

Remember back when Wayans used to make good parodies? Like the first Scary Movie, and…and…yeah, that was about it. He should do that again. Not another Scary Movie, I mean. Please God, no. He should take one movie, stick to the script and make it funny, rather than use the script as an excuse to tie in unrelated movies and jokes.

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Just having Morgan Freeman read the book on tape over a black screen would have been funnier than this.

The literary market is already chock full of spoofs on 50 Shades of Grey. I think adapting any single one of those novels that followed the true parody formula, would have been better. This feels like a slapdash attempt to fill a filler movie with more filler.

Because that’s what 50 Shades of Grey was, sex scenes with filler story in between those sex scenes. It feels like it was just written on the fly, like I’m watching an improve sketch. Improv was over in the 90’s. It’s time to move on.

I wanted to like 50 Shades of Black, simply because I didn’t like the book (or the movie) and was hoping I’d see it really get skewered, with the mean spirited humor you’d find in a Celebrity Roast. Instead, what I got was humor the style of a celebrity roast…where none of the good guests show up and The Situation is hosting.

As a result, I have to say not worth the watch.

WE GAVE IT: 2 Stars – Watch the Official Trailer and Official Movie Poster below!

2 Stars

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The Internet Just Did A Very Bad Thing: ‘White Chicks 2’ Is Now The Next Project For Marlon Wayans

We can never just be happy with one thing. We always need more. The 2004 comedy White Chicks was the perfect surprise. No one expected much from it, especially after the critics completely smashed the movie. But just like Joe Dirt, it developed a cult following years after its release. We already know all about the Joe Dirt sequel being released this month on Crackle.

And now, thanks to the power of the internet, a sequel to White Chicks might be next. Marlon Wayans posted the photo you see below to his Instagram account a few days ago, with the caption, Show of hands who wants to see the sequel to this? 300,000 likes and I may make this our next movie.”


As you might have guessed by now, the post received more than 300,000 likes. In fact, it’s now approaching the 450,000 mark. And on Facebook, the post has over 700,000 likes! The people of the internet obviously want to see White Chicks 2.

But don’t celebrate your mistake just yet. In Hollywood, it’s all about the money, and if getting 300,000 likes on Instagram was all it took to convince studios to throw money at you, then it wouldn’t be so freaking difficult to make a movie.

That being said, I do believe we will see a White Chicks 2 coming soon. I just don’t think it will be released in a theater near you. It will probably follow Joe Dirt with a strictly digital release.

We will keep you posted.

Movie Review: A Haunted House 2 (2014)

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2 Stars

It’s frightening, in a bad way, and funny in a bad way as well. Marlon Wayans’ comedy “A Haunted House” initially made about $40 million at the box office, so of course he’s going to latch on to that franchise. A Haunted House 2, which, like the nearly identical first one, parodies other popular horror films including “Dark Skies” and the “Last Exorcism” movies, among a long list of others.

We meet Malcolm (Wayans) as he is moving into his new home with girlfriend, Megan (Jaime Pressly). This is after his last girlfriend from “A Haunted House,” the demonically possessed Kisha (Essence Atkins), (SPOILER ALERT) has died in a car wreck. Megan has a young son, who of course spits more profanities than a trucker (Steele Stebbins), and a super trampy daughter, Becky (Ashley Rickards). The house has other residents as well. There’s evil unseen play mate Tony (think “Paranormal Activity 3”), and Abigail, an evil doll (think any movie with an evil doll) — and countless surveillance cameras. Malcolm gets his neighbor (Gabriel Iglesias), as well as married exorcists (Missi Pyle and Hayes MacArthur); and his friend Father Williams (Cedric the Entertainer, back from the last installment) to help.

For some reason, this movie is a lot like a middle aged woman who’s never been married in a single’s bar; shrill, needy and desperate to prove it’s having a good time. This combination doesn’t work for women or movies.


Relentless pop culture references abound and the movie is one parody after another. It makes me long for the days where the Wayans would write a move and stick to one general parody, rather than pile them on top of each other until they were barely decipherable.

As far as laughs goes, A Haunted House 2 misses. When they can’t squeeze out laughs doing to 800 different plot lines, stuffed in to fit the jokes, they just do something gross. Seriously, I did not need to see an adult man have relations with a doll.

All the actors are back, and they seem woefully unaware of the how terrible their movie is. They play their oblivious parts easily, and don’t seem to realize that the gag just isn’t funny anymore.

Thanks to teenage boys, the Wayans will stay in business until the day they die, as long as they keep spitting out one tired, overstuffed movie after another. It doesn’t feel like their trying anymore.



These movies are box office gold, because they can be done on a minimal budget, and bring in a ton of cash. Based on how many times Wayans’ wrestled with inanimate objects as part of the big scene, I can only guess that the prop budget was around $8.

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A Haunted House 2 is nothing more than yet another installment of a hauntingly obvious cash grab. The jokes don’t land, the plots are recycled, and all they characters play like oversexed stereotypes with brain damage. Once you leave the theater, you’ll be finding yourself saying “yeah, that was a Wayans’ movie all right”.  Here is the official trailer below:

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