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Watch: Ice Cube & Kevin Hart Hit The Streets In New Trailer For 'Ride Along'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 7, 2013 6:26 PM
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While we might come off as Snooty McHighFaultinPants from time-to-time, the truth is we here at The Playlist love (well done) dumb fun as much as the next person. And it's safe to say, we're totally going to watch the shit out of "Ride Along."

Watch: New Trailer For 'About Last Night' Remake Starring Kevin Hart

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 23, 2013 5:16 PM
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Kevin Hart is on the precipice of stardom if he isn't already there. The comic actor has been paying his dues ever since his memorable appearance in "The Forty Year-Old Virgin" and this summer scored a surprise box office hit with his standup special "Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain." And with big roles coming in "Grudge Match," "Think Like A Man Too" and "Ride Along" coming up we're going to be seen a lot more of him, including in the upcoming remake of the '80s nugget "About Last Night."

Review: Kevin Hart's New Stand-Up Movie 'Let Me Explain'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 3, 2013 4:46 PM
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Typically summer is the season for giant space ships and costumed superheroes and explosions that are so lovingly reproduced in the theater that you can feel your fillings rattling inside your teeth. It is not, typically, the season for low budget concert comedy specials. Kevin Hart, whose new concert film "Let Me Explain," opens this week against Disney's "The Lone Ranger" (budget: $250 million) and Universal's animated "Despicable Me 2" (budget: $76 million), seems to understand this. At the very beginning of his new movie, which lasts a little over an hour, Hart says that he recently saw a Jay-Z/Kanye West concert in which flames erupted out of the stage in giant pillars. He summons similar flames for his show with the magic words, "Let's get some fire on these bitches." And the flames come. But those aren't the only pyrotechnics on display in "Let Me Explain." Hart, one of the most talented and successful comedians working today, can make you laugh. And laugh hard. In "Let Me Explain," he's on fire.

Watch: The Next Buddy Cop Comedy Hit? Kevin Hart & Ice Cube Go On A 'Ride Along'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 1, 2013 2:06 PM
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With "The Heat" proving this past weekend that a fresh spin on an old formula can bring out audiences in droves, Universal will be hoping they can work the same magic next year with "Ride Along." Yes, it's another buddy cop movie that once again finds an interesting tweak to give everyone involved a new entry into the genre.

Will Ferrell And Kevin Hart Attached To Star In The Comedy ‘Get Hard’; Warner Bros. May Acquire

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 7, 2012 7:03 PM
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For years, at least in some circles, comedian Kevin Hart was known as the uppity Smart Tech Customer who almost clapped up Jay (Romany Malco) in Judd Apatow's “The 40 Year Old Virgin.” The scene is hilarious, now a classic in some circles (definitely around The Playlist watercooler), and Hart stole the show. The dimunitive comedian (5'2") has since shot up. His 2011 stand-up comedy documentary “Laugh at My Pain” turned Tinstletown heads when it earned $2 million dollars in its first week of limited release. It was one of the most solid per screen averages of the year and the film, produced for only $750,000, eventually grossed $7 million. Clearly there was an audience out there for Kevin Hart that Hollywood was just waking up to.

Warner Bros. Gives Green Light To 'Grudge Match' With Robert De Niro And Sly Stallone; Kevin Hart Joins Cast

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 12, 2012 10:28 AM
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Recycling reliable characters and narratives within action films has always been around, but post-“The Expendables” it seems the genre landscape has turned into a hazier smear of franchises and quips. With that film's runaway success apparently signaling a desperate need for familiarity, we learned in May that Sylvester Stallone was at it again, this time facing off in the ring with Robert De Niro for “Grudge Match,” but after a rather quiet summer the project has come roaring back to life, and with one of the most in-demand comedians in tow as well.

New Bromance: Jamie Foxx & Ken Jeong Line Up Two Comedy Projects Together

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 11, 2012 9:43 AM
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The tale of Ken Jeong is a pretty awesome one. He was working as a doctor while honing his comedy chops at stand-up clubs, and eventually moved to L.A. and started pursuing a career in showbiz full time. He worked the comedy circuit, did guest stints on a bunch of shows, eventually fell in with the Apatow gang, and came to much bigger attention after his turn as the asshole doctor in "Knocked Up." From there came "The Hangover," then "Community" and the rest, as they say, is history. Now he's stepping up into bigger and better things.

Exclusive: 2 Clips From The Indie Comedy 'Let Go' Featuring Kevin Hart, Gillian Jacobs, Ed Asner & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 10, 2012 11:43 AM
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For writer and director Brian Jett, he couldn't have asked for a better ensemble with which to make his feature film debut, "Let Go." Starring David Denham (aka Roy from "The Office"), Kevin Hart, "Community" star Gillian Jacobs, Ed Asner and more, the indie comedy finds a number of characters and lives interconnecting.

Universal Snaps Up Ice Cube Comedy 'Ride Along,' Lands Tim Story To Direct & Kevin Hart To Co-Star

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 12, 2012 12:36 PM
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Since starting his studio career off strong with the solid hit “Barbershop,” director Tim Story then slowly turned in a string of mediocre releases (“Taxi,” “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer”) that finally had folks questioning how he made off so well the first time. However, things changed crucially at the start of 2012, as his adaptation of Steve Harvey's book, “Think Like a Man,” garnered both critical and box office acclaim (clocking in at $91 million domestic), as well as a brewing sequel. And now Story has taken his newfound clout to a promising comedy project alongside a former collaborator who was there from the beginning.

Kevin Hart Joins 'About Last Night...' Remake

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • June 28, 2012 9:43 AM
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Although first announced early last year, the Will Gluck (“Easy A”) -produced remake of “About Last Night...” hasn't had any new developments -- until now. THR is reporting that comedian Kevin Hart has signed on to star in the film.

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