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Virginia Madsen Steps In For Annette Bening In Rob Reiner's 'Summer At Dog Dave's'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 27, 2011 8:07 AM
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Kenan Thompson Also JoinsIt seems that even before it has started lensing, the next effort from the inconsistent Rob Reiner is already trading down. First announced as "The Third Act," the title is now "Summer At Dog Dave's," which sounds like a wacky made-for-Nickelodeon movie that we would never watch. Next, Morgan Freeman and Annette Bening were said to be toplining the film, but the latter (who apparently was never officially signed on) has been replaced by Virginia Madsen -- who is a fine actress indeed -- but obviously doesn't bring as much zing to the movie.

SNL Star Kenan Thompson One Of The 'Party Starters'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 23, 2011 7:33 AM
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The track record of "Saturday Night Live" member vanity projects is littered with failure. "It's Pat," "The Coneheads," "The Ladies Man," "Hot Rod," and even last year's "MacGruber" (which was actually good) have shown that moviegoers aren't interested in seeing sketch comedy actors try their hand at features (at least not until they're off the show). It seems that making that jump to the big screen while still attempting to create yuks on the late night show is a recipe for disaster. But that won't stop Kenan Thompson.

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