Think of it: were detective Dave Starsky (Paul Michael Glaser) and his partner, Ken Hutchinson (David Soul), hot for each other when they started working undercover in Bay City? You can suss out clues from the ABC series that ran from 1975 to 1979, or you can watch Starsky and Hutch on the big screen and see subtext stiffen into hard and hilarious evidence. Turning moldy cop shows into movies has become such a numbing quick-buck proposition ( The Mod Squad , I Spy , The Avengers ) that it’s bracing to find one with the smarts to laugh at itself, not to mention the studly stereotypes spawned by the Dirty Harry era. And while the gags in Starsky and Hutch are more hit-and-miss than nonstop inspiration, the movie does get a fair share of laughs, starting with the gay thing. Even the opening credits tease the fab duo by having Barry Manilow warble his lovesick hit “Can’t Smile Without You.” Then director and co-writer Todd Phillips ( Road Trip, Old School ) — who cleverly … [Read more...] about Starsky and Hutch
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Products featured are independently selected by our editorial team and we may earn a commission from purchases made from our links; the retailer may also receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. The entertainment world continues to be turned upside down by the pandemic. Though traditionally a big month for television, this February is seeing relatively few high-profile premieres. (It’s far from a complete desert, however, and includes the return of one of the FBI’s most famous fictional agents.) Those looking for movies, however, will have plenty of intriguing options, both in theaters and at home. These include both some acclaimed films that only played briefly in theaters for awards-qualifying runs back in December, and the first films to emerge from this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Here are a few that look like good bets in the year’s shortest, and often coldest, month. Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (VOD, February 12th) The last time Kristen … [Read more...] about Viggo Mortensen Returns, New Kristen Wiig Comedy: Best Movies and TV to Stream in February
Did Bad Boys 3 get delayed for nothing? It was rumored that the upcoming sequel, titled Bad Boys for Life , was in danger of being canceled altogether as Will Smith entered negotiations for a human role in Disney's live-action adaptation of its animated classic Dumbo . While Will Smith was never confirmed for that impending fairy tale adventure about a circus elephant with big ears, it was later announced that Bad Boys 3 was being bumped from January to November 2018. And that the previously planned Bad Boys 4 was being indefinitely delayed. Many speculated Dumbo was to blame, but that may not be the case. Dumbo was announced as part of Disney's release slate last April. But has only recently started casting, with Tim Burton set to direct. Will Smith was reportedly in negotiations to star in the movie about the flying pachyderm. But it now appears that those talks have broken down, and Will Smith has exited the mouse house. RELATED: New Disney+ Disclaimer Warns … [Read more...] about Will Smith Says No to Disney’s Dumbo?