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  1. MaxFly

    Bad Boys 4 Is Already in the Works at Sony

    I like how Will went about Bad Boys for Life. He had no desire to mess up the franchise given how beloved the first two installments were, so he refused to sign on until the script was solid and worthy of a sequel. I expect his approach will be the same for Bad Boys 4, especially given the success we're expecting for Bad Boys for Life.
  2. MaxFly

    Movement on Bad Boys III

    The reception has been great. Movie goers are loving it and it's set to make some major money for a January release.
  3. MaxFly

    BACK TO BACK ID4 SEQUELS - WILL SMITH LOCKED?

    Apparently he had a really great story with Will involved, but had to change it once Will opted not to reprise his Hiller role.
  4. Yeah, we enjoyed it quite a bit. Some of the critics are ridiculous... what can you do.
  5. Nice... looking to see what else they release.
  6. MaxFly

    'Aladdin' - Will as Genie

    Ain't this the truth. It sounds like many of the critics went in looking to hate it, and surprise, surprise, found things to hate. Most off the criticism centered on "Why was this even made? Can't people just enjoy the one made 27 years ago?" The criticisms are also quite disparate. Some critics hated it because they viewed it as unnecessary a "scene by scene" remake of the original... it wasn't. Others hated it because too many things were changed and some of their supposed favorite parts from the original didn't make it into the live action version. Those two criticisms are mutually exclusive; this particular story can't be too similar and too different at the same time. The good thing is that I've noticed that some of those who have seen it and like it have called out the critics for some of this non-sense. Not to dismiss anyone's criticisms, but some of the bashing really is non-sense, and I'm glad to see that movie goers are smarter than what the critics give them credit for. It's shaping up to be a big year for Will.
  7. MaxFly

    'Aladdin' - Will as Genie

    Reviewers seem to be ok with it, but movie goers seem to love it so far. Some of the reviews are quite divergent and pretty negative. There's a "Disney money grab" narrative that everyone who dislikes the movie has seemed to latch onto. Some have panned Will's performance as just a poor copycat of Robin Williams' while others have praised it for daring to be different from Robin's with a fresh, hip hop sensibility, while paying homage to the original.
  8. MaxFly

    'Aladdin' - Will as Genie

    I know people have been looking for new music from Will. Well, we have some... Friend Like Me: Arabian Nights: Prince Ali: Friend Like Me (End Title):
  9. In before... "But when is young Will going to drop more music?" Movie looks great. Amped for this one... happy to see WIll doing some precision fight scenes for once.
  10. Will's statement on the role at CinemaCon: Very much forward to seeing this.
  11. MaxFly

    Collateral Beauty

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrJfuDKQysg Another great interview.
  12. Julie, go see it. I hear that Will killed it as Deadpool and quite a number of people liked the movie and are very impressed by his performance. As for the reviews, something is off... Take this one for instance... http://www.sfgate.com/movies/article/Suicide-Squad-is-two-hours-of-9067798.php The reviewer absolutely hated the movie and practically everything about it, but this paragraph stands out... Not sure how anyone can review a movie when they haven't grasped some of the more basic, foundational storylines of the movie and the movie's universe... all of which were made painfully clear. Batman's dead? Really? Who's the guy in the Justice League movie coming out next year? There's a spoiler regarding Suicide Squad that makes that statement even more absurd.
  13. Excellent interview by Will. He makes a cogent argument and frames the issue well. The problem isn't that he wasn't nominated or that individuals of color should be awarded just as much as others... the issue is that there is a systemic undercurrent of prejudice in the entertainment industry that often reflects that of society as a whole. Yes, there's a lack of diversity among those who choose the nominees, but that also extends to those who green light-movies, finance movies, write scripts and cast roles. It's no secret that black actors not name Halle, Denzel, Will, Samuel or Morgan have a short shelf life in Hollywood and find it hard to consistently get roles. More importantly, as Will pointed out, the effects extend past Hollywood. When young people watch movies and are hard-pressed to find individuals who look like them, reflect their culture and reflect their experiences, both in character and out of character, we do them a disservice. I think the most salient thing he said in the interview was something to the effect of... Look, it's not that serious... I'm just an actor... but it's important to remember that movies plant seeds for dreams. All that said, and as right as he and Jada are, I didn't and still don't think Will was the right person to be at the forefront of this (very ironic given that was a major theme in concussion as well). My concern is that others will find the protest self serving and sour grapes as a result of not being nominated, making Will and Jada the story instead of the wider issue. It would be unfortunate if this damaged his reputation as an all around good guy in Hollywood. Janet Hubert, in her never-ending saltiness, has already called them out with many rallying to her side. Thankfully many other thoughtful actors of various racial background have echoed the same sentiments Will and Jada have noted, and even President Obama has weighed in. In this age of Trump and banning Muslims, Ann Coulter and making sure minorities assimilate, this is a very important discussion to have. Janet must be even saltier today.
  14. MaxFly

    BACK TO BACK ID4 SEQUELS - WILL SMITH LOCKED?

    Lol, It's not true, Typhoon. There were scheduling conflicts as Will was filming both Concussion and Suicide Squad. They were asking him to commit to two sequels for ID4 and he both wasn't able and wasn't willing to do that. And no, he didn't ask that Jaden be in the ID4 sequels. No need to be disappointed... none of it is true. It's the internet... people love spreading lies.
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