Will Smith

‘Focus’ Is the Will Smith Comeback Movie You Didn’t Know You Were Waiting For

Sometimes a movie star drifts away so quietly, you don’t even notice. From the $800 million-plus-grossing Independence Day in 1996 through the $600 million-plus-grossing Hancock a dozen years later, Will Smith was one of the biggest — if not the biggest — movie stars on the planet, deploying his off-the-charts charisma and unflappable cool in such monster hits as Hitch, I Am Legend, I, Robot, and the Bad Boys and Men in Black movies. And then, he just sorta… stopped. His 2008 drama Seven Pounds was an uncharacteristic underperformer, Men in Black III (which followed a four-year absence from the screen) made boatloads of money and almost no impression, and After Earth — in which he played second fiddle to his son Jaden — was a notorious flop domestically (though it did just fine overseas). And thus Will Smith, once a brand name, finds himself with something to prove. Luckily, his latest movie Focus proves it — reminding us why he became a star in the first place, and providing a glimpse of where he might go from here. … Read More

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Will Smith Considering “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit” Music Again, With Help From Kanye and Jaden

A lot’s changed since Will Smith was considered a music star. Though he hasn’t released an album in a… Read More

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Watch: Jimmy Fallon Remakes Opening Credits of ‘Fresh Prince’

Jimmy Fallon is an endless fountain of amusing entertainment news: if you don’t have the stamina to sit through commercials… Read More

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Viola Davis Cast as Amanda Waller in ‘Suicide Squad’

While DC Comics’ Suicide Squad won’t be released until 2016, information keeps coming about the distant sort-of-superhero film, and people continue… Read More

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Jared Leto to Play the Joker in ‘Suicide Squad'; Margot Robbie, Will Smith and Tom Hardy Also Officially Cast

The stars of Suicide Squad — the DC comic and upcoming film about supervillains trying to reduce their prison sentences by… Read More

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T Magazine Interview Proves Jaden and Willow Smith Not Far from Dominating the World with Their Prana

Better watch out, guys. Jaden Smith is “going to imprint [himself] on everything in this world.” And while that sounds… Read More

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Sia Releases “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile,” from ‘Annie’ Soundtrack

Sia might not be your first guess for an appearance on a revamped Annie sountrack, but — there it is.… Read More

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The 10 Greatest Lip-Sync Scenes in Pop Culture History

This weekend, the Bill Hader-Kristen Wiig dramedy The Skeleton Twins rolls out in limited release, and it’s well worth a look. When I saw the film at Sundance earlier this year, I had one immediate thought: that lip-sync scene is gonna be huge on YouTube. It’s part of a long tradition in pop culture, wherein a mood of camaraderie, eccentricity, or affection is established by having our characters throw themselves into a live, mimed performance of a recorded classic. These are a few of our favorites. … Read More

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