Follows the development of Mac’s unique performance style and his rise to fame. A tireless perfectionist, his comedy broke through barriers and made Mac an iconic figure in the entertainment world. The film unearths early footage and never-before-seen performances courtesy of Bernie's friends and family. In addition, his better-known work, such as the Kings of Comedy Tour, The Bernie Mac Show and several of his feature films, are included along with fascinating behind-the-scenes memories.
With five outs remaining in Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series, Florida Marlins second baseman Luis Castillo hit a foul ball straight for Chicago Cubs left fielder Moises Alou. But the crucial catch was not to be. Instead, a flurry of hands reached out from the stands, deflecting the ball into the crowd, and instantly one man's name, like Bill Buckner's before it, became synonymous with blowing it in a critical, high-stakes moment: Steve Bartman. In fact, dozens of errors contributed to the Cubs' loss in 2003, and the Red Sox still had one more whole game to play in the 1986 World Series after Buckner's legendary gaffe-yet these are moments that will live forever in the annals of sports infamy. Why? With Catching Hell, Academy Award (R)-winning documentarian and Tribeca alum Alex Gibney probes this topic of sports curses and scapegoats with his signature incisiveness, tracing the roots of our compulsion to focus misplaced blame for an entire team's legacy on small moments of tangible ineptitude. In the process, Gibney's comprehensive interrogation of this under-examined sports phenomenon lends insight and a bit of heroic tragedy to Bartman's own curse of undeserved notoriety. -- (C) Tribeca
Two best friends—one unlucky-in-love divorcee (Robin Williams) and the other a fun-loving bachelor (John Travolta)—have their lives turned upside down when they're unexpectedly charged with the care of six-year-old twins while on the verge of the biggest business deal of their lives. The not-so kidsavvy bachelors stumble in their efforts to take care of the twins (newcomers Ella Blue Travolta and Conner Rayburn), leading to one debacle after another, and perhaps to a new-found understanding of what's really important in life.
The sequel of the first movie, the New York Zoo Animals, Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo, still stranded on Madagascar, started to leave the island. All of a sudden, they landed in the wilderness of Africa. There, Alex soon meet the rest of his family and starting to have trouble communicating with them after much of his time at the Central Park Zoo.
Jackson and Mac will play two former backup soul singers who are part of a famed group. They haven't spoken to each other in 20 years but reluctantly agree to travel together for a tribute performance in honor of their recently deceased band leader.
Introduced in 1984, the Transformers brand took the world by storm with its compelling saga of the Autobots versus the Decepticons. The innovative "Robots in Disguise" resulted in a tremendously successful toy line from Hasbro and Takara, comic book series, television program and an animated feature film. More than 20 years later, a new generation has discovered the excitement of the Transformers brand and its legendary characters, including the two leaders of the opposing sides: Optimus Prime and Megatron. Today, the franchise features a popular toy line, an animated series on the Cartoon Network and a chart-topping comic book series from IDW Publishing.
The sequel to Ocean's Eleven (2001) and Ocean's Twelve (2004). Ocean's Thirteen will be mostly filmed in a re-created casino on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, with some external scenes filmed in Las Vegas. This time around, the team are after diamonds and are out for revenge when a casino owner (Pacino) cuts Tishkoff (Gould) out of a deal.
Based on the true story of inner city Philadelphia swim coach Jim Ellis. The story revolves around Ellis' fight to build a swim team in one of Philly's toughest neighborhoods in the 1970s. Ultimately, Ellis leads the swimmers to the state championships. ("P.D.R." stands for Philadelphia Dept. of Recreation).
The most famous bionic inspector of the world returns and more awkward than ever. Sophie, the niece of the inspector hais now 16 years old and the dog Sultan is smarter. Marhham, the mayor of Metro City has decided that the town needs a tourist attraction. The mayor believes that their problems will be solved when he finds under the Metro City Jail an egg of a prehistoric giant lizard, in perfect condition. But Dr. Gang and his henchmen steal the egg with the intent to use it for world domination.
A remake of 1967's "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?" Kutcher plays a man marrying a black woman whose father (Mac) is having difficulty coming to terms with the marriage.
Poor Lil' Pimp (voice of Mark Brooks). The little boy just doesn't seem to fit in at home in squeaky-clean suburbia. His only friend is a foul-mouthed talking gerbil, Weathers (Ludacris). Then one day, by accident, he runs into a dazzling 'ho, Sweet Chiffon (Lil' Kim), who takes him to a bar called Playground, a hip-hop wonderland where he befriends master pimp Fruit Juice (Bernie Mac) and is introduced to the world of pimping. There's no place like the Playground and Lil' Pimp calls it home. But his new life and the lives of his beloved 'hos and pimps is endangered by the machinations of the city's scheming, duplicitous mayor Tony Gold (William Shatner). Unless Gold can be exposed for the rat bastard that he is, the Playground and the ghetto surrounding it will be transformed into a toxic golf course. And Lil' Pimp will be forced to return to the horrors of life in suburbia.
In this sequel to the blockbuster hit Ocean's Eleven, rival cat burglars who are masters of their craft team up to outfox the beautiful FBI agent one of them is in love with.
Seven years ago, a vain and jaded baseball star (Bernie Mac) retired from the sport as soon as achieving his 3,000th base hit, and his place within the select group who have achieved that distinction. Now, however, after three of those hits have been disqualified, the Hall of Famer returns to the Milwaukee Brewers to play a few more games and get back to the 3,000 mark, but along the way, he discovers that the experience renews his love for the sport, reminding him what it was like to be a young boy obsessed with a simple game involving sticks, balls and running in a circle, as he finds himself imparting some of this knowledge to a young rookie he mentors.
It's the holiday season and droves of people make their way to the malls of the world. Included in the masses are two con men who go from mall to mall robbing each one for whatever they can take. The duo disguise themselves as Santa Claus and his elf dividing their time between bouncing kids on their knees and planning how to rob the mall. Everything works out fine until an 8-year old boy comes into the picture and complicates the matter by teaching the crooks the meaning of Christmas.
The Angels are ready to strike without warning and kick some serious butt as they go undercover to retrieve two missing silver bands. These are no ordinary wedding rings. They contain valuable encrypted information that reveals the new identities of every person in the federal Witness Protection Program. When witnesses start to turn up dead, only the Angels can stop the perpetrator, using their expertise as masters of disguise, espionage and martial arts. Good morning, Angels. Get ready to raise hell.
When a presidential candidate dies unexpectedly in the middle of the campaign, the Democratic party unexpectedly picks a Washington, D.C. alderman, Mays Gilliam (Rock) as his replacement.
A remake of the 1960 Rat Pack film that starred Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Peter Lawford, this version is also packed with A-list stars. The story is about a gangster named Danny Ocean (George Clooney; Sinatra in the original) who rounds up 10 associates to simultaneously rob $150 million from three major Las Vegas casinos (including the Bellagio and the Mirage) during a big boxing event on New Year's Eve.
Kevin and Max have made careers out of stealing: Kevin Caffrey (Martin Lawrence) is a professional thief with a taste for the finer things and billionaire Max Fairbanks (Danny DeVito) is a ruthless businessman used to getting whatever he wants. When Kevin targets Max's supposedly unoccupied beachfront mansion for an easy night-time heist, he interrupts Max in a bathtub tryst with Miss September, the cops are called, and Kevin is arrested. With Kevin in handcuffs, however, Max takes it one step too far - he takes Kevin's good-luck ring right off his finger, telling the police it's his and exacting his own little revenge - thieving from a thief.
Now the combat lines are drawn: The ring was Kevin's girlfriend's, and he'll do anything to get it back. As their battle of wills escalates into full-on war (and a colorful cast takes sides), Kevin and Max fumble and bumble their way towards finding out that the worst that could happen is worse - and funnier - than they ever imagined.
February 26 and 27, 2000, the Original Kings of Comedy play Charlotte, NC. The themes are Blacks and Whites, men and women, old-school and hip-hop. Steve Harvey emcees, celebrates '70s music and lyrics of love, and pokes at folks in the front row. D.L. Hughley mines racial differences and talks about his marriage. Cedric the Entertainer riffs on a Black president and on being grown up. Bernie Mac, who says he expresses what's in the back of our minds, closes with reflections on being 42 (new aspects to his sex life and his attitude toward children). Spike Lee's camera takes us backstage and off-stage with the Kings and into the crowd where everyone's laughing.
After a series of events bring Ray Gibson(Eddie Murphy) and Claude Banks(Martin Lawrence) together on a bootlegging run, they find themselves sentenced to life imprisonment at the Mississippi State Prison. Over the next sixty years Ray and Claude witness hardship and kindness, cruelty and forgiveness, life and death. Along the way, they see many friends come and go, but their humorous outlook on life prevails as their friendship deepens and endures. Together, they never lose hope that one day, somehow, they will once again walk outside the prison walls as free men.
When she's not raising her young son and trying to make ends meet, Diana Armstrong (Lisa Raye) dreams of becoming a broadcast journalist. Determined to survive and get a college degree, Diana takes a job as a stripper at The Players Club, a notorious strip joint run by a two-bit hustler named Dollar Bill (Bernie Mac). Under the stage name Diamond, Diana becomes a playful seductress, teasing and tempting the denizens of the dark for the crumpled dollar bills they toss on-stage. Unlike the other dancers -- Ronnie (Chrystale Wilson) and Tricks (Adele Givens), whose ambitions have slowly withered beneath the harsh strip club lights -- Diamond is determined to get in, get the money and get out.
Working at the club at night and studying by day, Diamond quickly becomes wise to the ways of the club's underworld. She learns to keep her distance, particularly from Dollar Bill and his loyal doorman, Li'l Man (A. J. Johnson), who are both living on borrowed time with a loan shark named St. Louis (Larry McCoy). The only person that Diamond trusts at the club is Blue (Jamie Foxx), a young deejay who wants out as badly as she does. When Diamond's young and naive cousin Ebony (Monica Calhoun) moves in, she is easy prey for Ronnie and Tricks, who are always looking for new dancers to do their dirty work. The cousins clash when Diamond tries to protect Ebony from the lure of this daunting and dangerous world. But ultimately, no one is safe from this oasis of perversion where flesh is sold, crimes are planned and lives are changed forever.
Dray is a young playboy whose only objective in life seems to be to have sex with as many girls as he can without getting caught by his girlfriend Lisa. Dray's sister Jenny and her friend Katrina plan to show him that the way he lives is wrong and organize a party in Malibu, inviting all of his girlfriends.
Nisi and Mickey (Berry and Desselle) have big hearts and an even bigger dream: to open the world's first combo soul food restaurant/hair salon. In an effort to earn money to jump-start their plan, they audition for a music video in Los Angeles and, through an unusual turn of events, end up assisting a Beverly Hills butler (Ian Richardson) and caring for an aging millionaire (Academy Award-winner Martin Landau) who welcomes the girls into his mansion. As they are "livin' large and takin' charge" in the land of the rich and famous, they find themselves in the middle of a plot to bilk the millionaire out of his money.
Bunz and Rushon are two best buddies who are looking forward to dating two ladies, Lysterine and Nikki. When the two boys get their lives altogether, they all fall in love. But will their lives stay peaceful?
Get On the Bus tells the story of a group of men who board a bus headed for the historic Million Man March as strangers but emerge three days and thousands of miles later as brothers: an estranged father; an aspiring actor; a cop; a devout Muslim; an old man; a film student; and the driver whose job it is to get them from one side of the nation to the other.
Their journey is not just across America, but down forgotten roads within themselves and onto the common ground of unity and hope on which they all must tread.
"Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking your Juice in the Hood" is a parody of a lot of Afro-American movies, for instance "Boyz N the Hood", "South Central", "Menace II Society", "Higher Learning" and "Juice". We follow Ashtray as he returns to the place he grew up in and meet his father and his basket-case friends. A lot of crazy stuff happens, for example, Ashtray is older than his father and his best friend Loc Dog's grandmother is a trigger-happy old lady who blames her eccentric-looking kid for not being tough enough.
Craig and Smokey are two guys in Los Angeles hanging out on their porch on a Friday afternoon, smoking and drinking, looking for something to do. Encounters with neighbors and other friends over the course of the day and night, and their ensuing antics, make up the rest of the movie.
In 1972 Vietnam, a group of United States Marines are sent in to rescue several POW officers. The Landing Zone (LZ) which should have been "cold" actually turns out to indeed be very "hot" (characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement ; very intense). Soon, after a short fight, only four of the soldiers are left alive. Later, the platoon which they were to meet the next day is entirely wipe out with the exception of one nut-case. The small group then arrives at the conclusion that they are all expendable decoys. Between all of the walking, talking, arguing and assaulting between the four soldiers, there are flashbacks to all of their contrite lives before serving in the Corps. Written by Tony Fontana <email@example.com>
Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.
Hip Hop duo Kid & Play return in the second follow-up to their 1990 screen debut House Party. Kid (Christopher \"Kid\" Reid) is taking the plunge and marrying his girlfriend Veda (Angela Means), while his friend Play (Christopher Martin) is dipping his toes into the music business, managing a roughneck female rap act called Sex as a Weapon. Play books the ladies for a concert with heavy-hitting pr
Trying to get his act together, a con artist gets a job in a credit card company. He falls in love with a fellow employee, he steals a couple of cards, everything is going great. But soon, the chief of security drags him into the big leagues of criminals...
First hosted by veteran actor Peter Graves, and later by Jack Perkins, this popular Arts and Entertainment Network series profiled the lives of notable figures in the history of entertainment, sports, arts, science, politics and warfare. The show is notable for its in-depth research, which often provides viewers with little-known information about well-known people. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Once a year, television's royalty gathers together for a ceremony honoring the best of the best of primetime TV. Shows, actors, and writers are all given a chance to take home a coveted Emmy statue--but in order to win, they must pass the mysterious and rigorous selection process of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Millions of people tune in to watch each year's ceremony and find out if their favorite shows and actors have been recognized or ignored, and the results can often make or break a series or career. The Emmy statue, depicting a winged woman holding an atom, was developed in 1948 by Louis McManus. The statue is meant to signify the arts, through the female figure, and the sciences, through the atom. The name for the award is taken from "Immy," a slang term for "image orthicon tube," an ingredient of many early television cameras. Since the figure is female, "Emmy" seemed more suitable to the Academy.
Behind-the-scenes look at upcoming feature films, featuring interview commentary with their casts and crews.
The Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City. The show debuted on August 30, 1993 and is produced and hosted by David Letterman. The show's music director and bandleader of the house band, the CBS Orchestra, is Paul Shaffer. The head writers are brothers Justin Stangel and Eric Stangel. The announcer is Alan Kalter, who replaced Bill Wendell as announcer in 1995. The show airs at night, but is recorded the afternoon of the broadcast. Each show is recapped in The Wahoo Gazette. Letterman was previously the host of Late Night with David Letterman (which many news articles still call Letterman's show even today) on NBC from 1982 to 1993. Shaffer, Wendell, and several members of the band were also with the NBC show.
Bernie (Bernie Mac) and his wife Wanda never wanted to raise kids,but when Bernie's sister is sent to jail, her kids have to move in with Uncle Bernie. Since Aunt Wanda (Kellita Smith) is a busy executive at AT&T, Vanessa (Camille Winbush), Jordan (Jeremy Suarez, "Built To Last") and Bryanna (Dee Dee Davis), are about to discover that life with Uncle Bernie is no cake walk. Bernie's first rule of business is to set down some house rules and he only has two. First rule: It's his house. Second rule: All the stuff in the house is his and no one touches anything without permission. That goes for the TV, the VCR, the DVD and especially Bernie's James Brown CD collection.
Bernie believes in tough love and as long as the kids follow the rules, he'll always try to do the right thing, but sometimes Bernie's right thing is the wrong thing. First Telecast: November 14 , 2001 Episodes: 16 Episodes Have Been Completed For Season 4. Awards & Nominations ¢2002 ALMA Award -
A Hidden Camera Show similar to Candid Camera but famous celebrities are the victims. Each week Ashton and his crew of pranksters play a joke on celebrities such as Justin Timberlake and Frankie Muniz.
Want the inside scoop on Tinseltown's steamiest secrets? Watch E!'s Emmy-nominated documentary series for the real Story on the shows, the stars and the secrets of the Hollywood elite.
KING OF THE HILL depicts the life and times of HANK HILL (Mike Judge), his family and their neighbors in the fictional suburb of Arlen, Texas, the heartland of America. A hard-working, loyal family man and proud Texan, Hank is assistant manager of Strickland Propane. He's a blue-collar Everyman who sees himself as the voice of common sense and reason in a world of incompetent sales clerks, meddling bureaucrats and do-good liberals.
"Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!" Saturday Night Live is a sketch comedy show that has run since the fall of 1975. Many now-famous actors and actresses such as Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Paul Shaffer, Eddie Murphy, Joe Piscopo, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Martin Short, Damon Wayans, Joan Cusack, Robert Downey Jr., Dennis Miller, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz, Conan O'Brien, Mike Myers, Ben Stiller, David Spade, Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, Norm MacDonald, Molly Shannon, Will Ferrell, and Tina Fey got their start from Saturday Night Live. SNL is still unique amongst other sketch shows because of the fact that it has always been live. Also known as: "NBC's Saturday Night" from October 11, 1975 to July 31, 1976. "Saturday Night" from September 18, 1976 to March 19, 1977. "Saturday Night Live" since March 26, 1977. "Good night and have a pleasant tommorow!"
Moesha, the second show created by Ralph R. Farquhar along with the writing team of Sara V. Finney and Vida Spears (Family Matters), premiered on UPN in the winter of 1996 as a vehicle for Grammy-Award winner/teen idol Brandy and Sheryl Lee Ralph's return to primetime television. After Farquhar's first critically-acclaimed show, South Central, was abruptly cancelled in 1994, Moesha was his second attempt at creating an urban comedy sitcom. Set in the Leimert Park section of Los Angeles, Moesha follows the life of a happy-go-lucky family through the eyes of a typical teenage girl. Her father, Frank, a Saturn car salesman, has remarried Dee, a teacher at her school, much to Moesha's dismay. As Dee makes real headway becoming a mother to Moesha's little brother, Myles, Moesha's fond memories of her real mother have inhibited her from opening up completely to Dee. But Moesha later realizes that Dee can be a good friend and ally. When not at home or school, Moesha hangs out with her best fr
Comedians Shawn and Marlon Wayans (In Living Color, Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood) star as Shawn and Marlon Williams, two brothers with little more in common than their family name, the one-bedroom brownstone they share in New York City and an innate ability to disagree, disrupt and dis'. The Wayans Bros. is a Next to Last Production and BabyWay Production in association with Warner Bros. Television. Phil Kellard and Tom Moore are the executive producers, Josh Goldstein and Eric Gold are co-executive producers, Maiya Williams and Robert Bruce are the consulting producers and Craig Wyrick-Solari is the producer. Shawn and Marlon Wayans serve as executive consultants.