The movie Madagascar has turned itself into franchise with two other movies and a television show dedicated to its rag-tag team of penguins. Let’s also not forget the number of shorts and its long line of merchandise the franchise based on zoo animals can also boast.
The Madagascar movies just get better and better, and have managed to rope in an older demographic. Everyone loves the hilarious characters, implicit innuendos, sharp humour and larger than life plot lines. It also helps that the franchise has a star-studded cast that include David Schwimmer, Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, and Jada Pinkett Smith.
In the most recent instalment, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, their devoted audience has been introduced to a Russian tiger, a sexualized grizzly bear, and an emotional sea lion. It only goes up hill from here.
HERE ARE 17 REASONS WHY WE LOVE THE MADAGASCAR FRANCHISE
1) The mischievous penguins
2) Afro Circus
3) Gloria’s fierceness
4) The car chase scenes
5) Some animals are so fluffy you want to put them in your pocket
Katy Perry — Obama
Every election there are always a few celebrities that love to endorse their chosen presidential candidate to the world, in an attempt to sway your vote. Take Katy Perry for instance, who literally wears her political leanings on her sleeve. Perry wore this “Forward” dress in support of Obama on Saturday, at a political rally in Milwaukee. “Forward” of course, is the slogan of Obama’s campaign.
Will Ferrell — Obama
Will Ferrell doesn’t necessarily care who you vote for (Obama… Obama), he just wants you to vote in this election. He’ll eat garbage, hair or underpants. He’ll even punch himself in the face. He wraps it up by encouraging one candidate in particular: ”Vote Obama! It’s a slam dunk!”
Mr. Burns — Romney
The Simpson’s resident Republican Mr. Burns put out a special message in support of Mitt Romney. Unfortunately his endorsement is probably unwanted considering he’s an antagonist on the show. Gotta love Fox ripping on Romney.
Chris Rock — Obama
Comedian Chris Rock targeted a special message to undecided voters of the caucasian variety on JimmyKimmelLive. “In times like these, you need a white president you can trust and that white president’s name is Barack Obama,” he says. The facts: for the first two thirds of his life he was known as Barry (such a white name apparently) and his parents were so white they had to wear sunglasses so they wouldn’t hurt each others eyes. Still don’t believe him? Obama is still whiter than Snooki.
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Chris Rock was at Neiman Marcus in a New Jersey mall when a woman suddenly went into labour, reports Us.
The woman was on an escalator in front of Rock when her water broke. Rock took charge of the situation, calming the woman along with the crowd, until paramedics could arrive.
“He was making the crowd, and the woman in labor, laugh,” the witness said of the 45-year-old comic and father of two. “She recognized who he was immediately, and he stayed there until the paramedics took her away.”
A remake of the British comedy of the same title, the latest “Death at a Funeral” sticks to a similar plot. It focuses on a day in the life of a dysfunctional family that has come together for a funeral, this time in Los Angeles. This description may come across as a tear-jerker film, especially for those who haven’t seen the movie’s trailer. But make no mistake, “Death at a Funeral” is anything but a drama.
The movie stars some of the biggest names in American comedy, including Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence and Tracy Morgan. Unfortunately, it miscasts Rock, the movie’s protagonist. The funnyman plays the film’s most serious role, an older brother living in the shadow of his younger sibling (Lawrence).
The deceased has a secret one man (played in both movies by Peter Dinklage) threatens to share with the family — if you’ve seen the original, you’ll know exactly what it is. While this secret definitely shakes things up for the characters, it’s ultimately a mislabeled bottle of Valium that carries this movie through.
“Avatar’s” Zoe Saldana plays Elaine, Rock’s cousin who’s responsible for accidentally drugging her boyfriend, Oscar (Marsden). It’s worth noting that Marsden steals nearly every seen he’s in. Half of them involve him being naked and/ or or talking to a leaf.
There’s definitely some shock value to “Death at a Funeral” and even some laugh out loud moments involving other characters aside from Marsden. But there aren’t enough of those moments.
At times, the movie relies too much on pop culture references for laughs, which is weird seeing the number of talented comedic actors that make up its cast.
To promote Chris Rock’s soon-to-be-released movie Death at a Funeral, a feature has been released by website Die Laughing Now in which you can write a eulogy for “a family member, a friend (or foe), or even yourself.” An animated Chris Rock will then perform the eulogy in his signature comedic style.
At andPOP we are all about creating efficient interviews that get straight to the point. In that spirit here is our interview with Chris Rock after the Toronto premiere of Good Hair.
Tracy Morgan and Martin Lawrence have joined the cast of Chris Rock’s “Death at a Funeral,” a remake of the 2007 British film of the same name.
The dark comedy, which has Rock pulling triple-duty as producer, co-writer and star, takes place at a funeral ceremony that quickly turns chaotic as romance, jealousy, blackmail and family secrets come into play.
The cast also includes Loretta Devine, Ron Glass, Danny Glover, Regina Hall, James Marsden, Zoe Saldana and Columbus Short. Directing is Neil LaBute, whose credits include “In the Company of Men,” Nurse Betty” and, most recently, “Lakeview Terrance.”
Comedian CHRIS ROCK undergoes regular therapy to help him stay off drugs.
The actor confesses therapy and drugs are his two biggest addictions and he needs the former to help him steer clear of the latter.
Rock says, “I have to go to therapy all the time. I need therapy. Or drugs. You quit for a while and then you know, it’s like, ‘I’m getting a little crazy again. Maybe I should go back.’”
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Funnyman Chris Rock is the latest celebrity to go through a divorce.
Rock has begun divorce proceedings against Malaak Compton-Rock, his wife of almost 10 years, reports TMZ.
Perhaps ironically, Rock is in post-production on his latest film, “I Think I Love My Wife.” I guess if you have to think about it and not know it, then divorce is inevitable.
The couple has two-year-old and four-year-old daughters.
Chris Rock’s mother is suing Crackle Barrel restaurants for racial discrimination.
The Associated Press is reporting that Rose Rock was seated at a table in a Crackle Barrel restaurant along the North Carolina Coast, but was forgotten about and “ignored” for a half an hour.
Rock says she called over the manager, but all he did was offer her a free meal.
“He never called over the waitresses and asked, `Why did these people sit here for an hour without service? The only thing he said was we could have a free meal and neither of us wanted to eat,” she said.
Cracker Barrel representatives have said they are taking the complaint “very seriously.”
“It has always been a violation of our policies and procedures and it is neither condoned nor allowed. We do not allow the type of behaviour you are describing,” Julie Davis, a spokesperson for the company, said.