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Alfonso Ribeiro was always a good sport on "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air," usually allowing his fame-hungry co-star to steal every scene all to and fro like he was bound and determined to soon become one of the biggest celebrities on the planet or something. But what if Carlton Banks had been a bit more alpha male and grabbed some if not all of the spotlight for himself?
Upon the aftermath of "After Earth," here we imagine a Hollywood in which Ribeiro became a movie star of, well, Will Smith proportions. Hey, at least Martin Lawrence would've had a partner who was more his size.
Ahh, what a difference a sequel makes. Earlier this year, the Hollywood rumor mill was buzzing with news that Overbrook Entertainment (the production co. owned by Will Smith) was working on a sequel for the 2007 hit "I Am Legend," which would feature Smith once again as Robert Neville — despite the fact that things hadn’t turned out so well for him at the end of the original.
No, he wasn't coming back from the dead, though we do kinda love when that happens in the movie-verse. Rather, the powers-that-be explained that technical glitch away by saying "I am Legend 2" wouldn't be a direct sequel, but rather a different story told within the same world. Clever. Get More »
In "The Hunger Games," the future of North America (called Panem) is grim. For proof, look no further than the titular televised battle to the death that the Capitol puts on for sport. Teens killing teens? Hilarious!
The shocking thing is that the post-apocalyptic future Katniss Everdeen inhabits is far from the bleakest or most bizarre dystopia in movie history. The following 15 movies teach us one basic truth: Be afraid, very afraid of the future -- particularly genetic mutations, man-made viruses, and nuclear holocausts. Get More »
Will Smith may still look good in a black suit and shades after fighting all kinds of alien nonsense in the "Men in Black" series, but can he pull off a whole film from beyond the grave?
Warner Brothers will have an answer to that question soon enough when the next chapter of the "I Am Legend" series hits the big screen. Deadline reports that the powerhouse production company has inked a deal with Akiva Goldsman, who produced the first film, as well as Overbrook Entertainment, to bring another installment of the post-apocalyptic hit to theaters. Get More »
Before you start reaching for the hand sanitizer, it might be worth knowing which movie outbreaks could happen IRL.
In Steven Soderbergh's new super-virus drama "Contagion," Kate Winslet plays Dr. Erin Mears, a Centers of Disease Control "disease detective" who's dispatched to Minnesota after Gwyneth Paltrow's character dies from a mysterious illness affecting pockets of people in London, Japan, and Hong Kong. Mears explains to local officials (and the audience) how a highly contagious virus can travel around the world in a matter of days if the proper measures aren't taken to contain it.
It may sound like fear-mongering, but viruses really are quite scary. Get More »
Edward Cullen is without question the most iconic movie vampire of the 2000s. Critics cannot argue with that (go ahead, try to argue, critics; I'll wait). However, many take issue with "The Twilight Saga's" portrayal of vampires, complaining that it breaks many of the genre's "rules."
While it's true, does that really matter since it's all fiction, anyway? And aren't rules, as they say, meant to be broken? (Imagine if Batman still looked like this.) The answer depends on whom you ask.
In this week's column, I compare Edward with his blood-sucking predecessors, matching him up with the most iconic film vampire from each era. Get More »