Philly’s Kevin Hart is being touted all over the web as the “year’s breakout star,” after his newest film Think Like a Man Too sailed to No. 1 at the weekend box office. Though, as Entertainment Tonight points out, it didn’t quite hit the mark of some of his previous films:
Two films with local ties are on their way to earning top spots at the weekend box office: Philly comedian Kevin Hart’s Think Like a Man Too, and Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys, which follows the rise of Franki Valli and the Four Seasons, and stars Villanova grad Vincent Piazza. More from Variety:
Capsule reviews of the weekend’s new movie releases. Should you see it, wait for DVD, or skit it altogether? We give you the goods (and oh-so-terribles) below.
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The Rover: Good early critical buzz from the Sydney Film Festival, where this Aussie production from the talented David Michôd made its debut, has propelled it onto a lot of critic’s must-see lists. The story concerns yet another dystopian future, after a worldwide economic collapse, and a badass former soldier (Guy Pearce) who is forced to track down his stolen car—the poor wretch’s lone possession—with the help of an unwitting innocent (Robert Pattinson). Something about the harsh, largely barren Outback lends itself to these kinds of hard-bitten, rough-edged tales. Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%
On Tuesday night’s edition of The Tonight Show, Philadelphia comedian Kevin Hart got on a massive roller coaster at Universal Studios in Hollywood with host Jimmy Fallon. And it gave us the following idea: Let’s get Questlove and Fallon to ride the vomit-inducing Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom at Great Adventure. Read more »
Rapper Ice Cube stopped by Conan O’Brien this week to talk about his role in 22 Jump Street and, oh yea, how much Philly comedian Kevin Hart annoys him. But they looked so happy together in January when they were handing out cheesesteaks at Jim’s!
As we mentioned last week, Philly comedian Kevin Hart made a guest appearance on WWE Raw last night to promote his new movie Think Like a Man Too. He provided commentary on a quick match between fighters Adam Rose and Fandango, and when it was over he joined Rose (the winner) in the ring for a victory dance and one of the WWE star’s signature crowd dives. Check it out in the video above.
Philly’s Kevin Hart gets a nice profile in the current issue of GQ, which takes on the impossible task of naming the 15 Funniest People Alive. Hart comes in at No. 13, noted for his “big plans to become a multifaceted comedic brand.”
“The plan is multi-faceted, and it’s been percolating for a long time,” the piece notes. “Seth Rogen, who’s known Hart since 2001, when Judd Apatow cast them both in his short-lived TV series Undeclared, says that Hart ‘was the first guy I ever met that had a production company. You’d call his cell phone and another guy would answer, ‘Hartbeat Productions!’ And you’d be like, ‘Is Kevin there?’ And the guy would hand him the phone. He’s always been like that, even when he was a stand-up comic from Philly who I’d never fucking heard of.’”
College Humor and Kevin Hart worked together to make this funny short that finds the Philly comedian recording his first album, Hart’s Beats.
He gives it his all behind the mic, but, well, let’s just say if he’d gone the musical route he’d still be gracing our presence right here in Philly.