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Home Entertainment: ‘What Men Want’ DVD Review

Based on the Mel Gibson 2000 movie What Women Want, the obvious, though appropriately titled What Men Want flips genders by positioning the hugely talented Taraji P. Henson (Hustle & Flow) in the lead. Henson is Atlanta-based sports agent Ali Davis, an accomplished, though highly strung woman struggling in a male-dominated working environment, career-blocked due to her issues with connecting with male clients. During a friend’s bachelorette party, Ali downs a potent concoction given to her by a mysterious psychic, a beverage which has seemingly given her the ability to hear men’s thoughts. When the opportunity presents itself to sign basketball stars and ‘next big thing’ Jamal Barry (Shane Paul McGhie), Ali uses her new gift in an attempt to sign him to her agency and score herself the position of partner.

What Men Want take its time in getting going, early scenes bordering on the cliche and hugely predictable but thankfully,
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Don't Get Me Started on the Dance Scene in She's All That

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Nothing says '90s teen movie better than the iconic choreographed dance scene in She's All That. The 1999 film celebrated its 20th anniversary on Jan. 29, and there are more than a few memorable, quotable moments that make it a classic. Who could forget Laney walking down the stairs for the big makeover reveal? Or Zack's bizarre hacky-sack performance? Or the couple eventually dancing to Sixpence None the Richer's "Kiss Me," a song that still makes me think of my middle school boyfriend? The true highlight, though - for me, anyway - is the flash-mob dance sequence. It's teen-movie perfection, a nostalgic 10 out of 10.

Set unforgettably to Fatboy Slim's "The Rockafeller Skank," the dance takes place at the prom, where Usher - who plays the school DJ (!!!) - kicks things off by telling the crowd, "Right about now, we're going to do that dance I taught you,
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Don't Get Me Started on the Dance Scene in She's All That

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Image Source: Everett Collection

Nothing says '90s teen movie better than the iconic choreographed dance scene in She's All That. The 1999 film celebrated its 20th anniversary on Jan. 29, and there are more than a few memorable, quotable moments that make it a classic. Who could forget Laney walking down the stairs for the big makeover reveal? Or Zack's bizarre hacky-sack performance? Or the couple eventually dancing to Sixpence None the Richer's "Kiss Me," a song that still makes me think of my middle school boyfriend? The true highlight, though - for me, anyway - is the flash-mob dance sequence. It's teen-movie perfection, a nostalgic 10 out of 10.

Set unforgettably to Fatboy Slim's "The Rockafeller Skank," the dance takes place at the prom, where Usher - who plays the school DJ (!!!) - kicks things off by telling the crowd, "Right about now, we're going to do that dance I taught you,
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‘What Men Want’ Giveaway on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital (3 Winners)

Tracy Morgan is in trouble when Taraji P. Henson can hear his thoughts in director Adam Shankman's What Men Want.

Erykah Badu, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Max Greenfield also star in this comedy that is making its Blu-ray and DVD debut on May 7th.

We have teamed up with Paramount Home Entertainment to offer three lucky readers each a copy of the new What Men Want Blu-ray, DVD and Digital combo pack in this contest.

For a chance to score one please fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.

You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to enter.

Good luck!

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'Shazam!' looks to extend international rule as indies 'Hellboy', 'After' enter fray

'Shazam!' looks to extend international rule as indies 'Hellboy', 'After' enter fray
Presence of Milla Jovovich as Hellboy’s nemesis could broaden reboot’s appeal.

DC Entertainment / New Line’s Shazam! sailed to the top of the global charts last weekend and Warner Bros executives will expect to rule international waters for a second weekend despite the launch of independent tentpoles Hellboy and After day-and-date with North America.

Shazam! had amassed $126.3m via Warner Bros Pictures International and $193.7m worldwide through the end of Wednesday and is on course to surge past the $200m barrier on Friday. The superhero adaptation starring Zachary Levi is performing well for a film that reportedly cost $100m to produce,
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‘Step Up: High Water’ Season 2 Premiere Sets Series Record For Views On YouTube

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Exclusive: YouTube and Lionsgate’s hit dance drama series Step Up: High Water has surged in viewership for its Season 2 premiere. The first episode of the sophomore season has drawn 11.5 million views in the seven days since its March 20 debut, according to YouTube. Compared with the first episode of Season 1, which drew 1.3 million viewers through seven days following its January 31, 2018 debut, the Season 2 premiere is up 884% over the first season.

Based on the successful film franchise from Lionsgate, Step Up: High Water follows several students at a cut-throat performing arts school in Atlanta. Series regulars Ne-yo, Naya Rivera and Faizon Love are back for Season 2, along with newcomers Ashley Greene, Robin Givens and Jeremy Copeland.

Multi-platinum recording artist and entrepreneur Rick Ross is set to guest star as himself. Todrick Hall will also make a cameo playing himself. JaQuel Knight will choreograph episode three as well as make a cameo playing himself.
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Ilana Glazer's False Positive Begins Shooting with Justin Theroux and Pierce Brosnan

Earlier this month we saw one-time comedian and Comedy Central star Jordan Peele continue on his journey to becoming one of the undisputed modern masters of horror with his doppelganger flick Us. And today we have word that fellow Comedy Central alumni and Broad City actress/creator Ilana Glazer may be looking to follow in Peele's footsteps with her upcoming horror movie False Positive. Glazer co-wrote the psychological horror film and will also produce for A24, and she will be joined in the cast by Justin Theroux and Pierce Brosnan as filming begins on Monday.

Exact plot details are being kept under wraps.

For those who might not know, Ilana Glazer is most well known for creating the hit series Broad City. But the comedian, actress, writer has also starred in Lucia Aniello's Rough Night co-starring Scarlett Johansson, Jillian Bell, Zo&#235 Kravitz, and Kate McKinnon; and Jonathan Levine's
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What Men Want Hits Blu-ray This May with Tons of Deleted Scenes

What Men Want Hits Blu-ray This May with Tons of Deleted Scenes
Taraji P. Henson stars in the outrageously funny comedy hit What Men Want, which takes the Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt classic and turns it on its head with raunchy new jokes and plenty of heartfelt emotion. You can bring home the box office smash this April on Digital, or wait until May for the Blu-ray and DVD to hit your local Target. This one is packed with extras.

"Taraji P. Henson is at her absolute best" in director Adam Shankman's hilarious comedy What Men Want, arriving on Digital April 23, 2019 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD May 7 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.

The Digital and Blu-ray Combo Pack releases deliver even more entertainment with over 60 minutes of laugh-out-loud bonus features, including a gag reel, deleted and extended scenes, a spoof infomercial featuring a hilarious Erykah Badu, interviews with the cast, and more. Called "laugh out loud from start to finish" and "fresh,
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Movie Review – What Men Want (2019)

What Men Want, 2019.

Directed by Adam Shankman.

Starring Taraji P. Henson, Josh Brener, Aldis Hodge, Tracy Morgan, Shane Paul McGhie, Max Greenfield, Brian Bosworth, Phoebe Robinson, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Auston Jon Moore.

Synopsis:

An ambitious female sports agent acquires the ability to hear men’s thoughts and uses it to progress her professional and personal life.

The current vogue for gender-flipping old movies, especially in the comedy genre, has seldom yielded fruit. The much maligned Ghostbusters reboot was actually a tonne of fun, but it struggled at the box office, while last year’s Overboard barely registered a flicker in the minds of audiences. Latest out of that particular gate is What Men Want, which turns the misogynist ad exec played by Mel Gibson in 2000’s What Women Want into a driven, badass sports agent portrayed by the brilliant Taraji P. Henson.

What follows is romcom formula down to a tee,
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Bo Report: Christchurch massacre takes its toll on ‘Hotel Mumbai’

Jason Isaacs and Nazanin Boniadi in ‘Hotel Mumbai.’

The timing could not have been worse: Hotel Mumbai opening in Australian cinemas the day before the horrific slaughter of innocents at two mosques in Christchurch.

Anthony Maras’ thriller based on the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai is a superbly-made film but the subject was not something that many Australian cinemagoers wanted to experience amid the shock and grief over events in Christchurch.

Released by Icon, the film co-written by Maras and John Collee, starring Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, Anupam Kher and Tilda Cobham-Hervey, opened in second spot, taking $979,000 on 268 screens and $1.06 million including previews.

To be fair to the producers, Basil Iwanyk, Gary Hamilton, Mike Gabrawy, Julie Ryan, Andrew Ogilvie and Jomon Thomas, that is not a bad result and receipts may well build on word of mouth – but my guess is the total would have been at least $500,000 higher
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‘What Men Want’ Review

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Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Kristen Ledlow, Josh Brener, Kellan Lutz, Mathias Alvarez, Chris Witaske, Max Greenfield, Paul Brian Johnson, Brian Bosworth, Kausar Mohammed, Richard Roundtree, Taj-Naranja Jenkines, Aldis Hodge, Auston Jon Moore, Devonta Freeman | Written by Tina Gordon, Peter Huyck, Alex Gregory | Directed by Adam Shankman

Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) is a successful sports agent who’s constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When Ali is passed up for a well-deserved promotion, she questions what else she needs to do to succeed in a man’s world… until she gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts! With her newfound power, Ali looks to outsmart her colleagues as she races to sign the next basketball superstar, but the lengths she has to go to will put her relationship with her best friends and a potential new love interest (Aldis Hodge) to the test.

What Men Want, starring Taraji P.
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What Men Want review – Taraji P Henson puts her magical talent to use

The gender-flip premise doesn’t always work in this remake of Nancy Meyers’ romcom, but the film is elevated by its star

In 2000, Nancy Meyers directed Mel Gibson in the romantic comedy What Women Want, about a sexist ad exec who after a bizarre electrocution accident becomes able to telepathically hear women’s thoughts. This puts Mel in a position to answer Freud’s notorious question and find out what they want. Which turns out to be, in a very real sense … Mel. Because he can totally be the sensitive guy he can hear them silently demanding.

Now screenwriters Tina Gordon, Peter Huyck and Alex Gregory have flipped the premise with What Men Want, directed by Adam Shankman. Taraji P Henson plays Ali Davis, a super-driven sports agent who fails to make partner at her prestigious firm and suspects that the men are quietly carving up the cake without her.
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UK box office preview: 'What Men Want', 'Fisherman’s Friends' up against ‘Captain Marvel’

UK box office preview: 'What Men Want', 'Fisherman’s Friends' up against ‘Captain Marvel’
Captain Marvel had grossed £15.8m in the UK as of Thursday morning.

Disney’s Captain Marvel looks set to dominate the UK box office this weekend after an impressive £12.8m opening.

The film was up to an estimated £15.8m in the UK as of Thursday morning, and £414.6m ($550.2m) globally.

Opening against the Marvel blockbuster are two wide releases this weekend: Paramount’s Us comedy What Men Want and Entertainment Film Distributor’s UK musical comedy-drama Fisherman’s Friends. Both titles will open in 300+ venues.

What Men Want is the latest feature from Hairspray director Adam Shankman, and stars Taraji P. Henson
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What Men Want Review

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Taraji P. Henson stars as a hard-working, ball-breaking sports agent struggling to be heard in a male dominated industry in Adam Shankman’s new comedy What Men Want. Loosely based on the 2000 film What Women Want which starred Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt, the film is the latest instalment in the current trend for gender switch comedies which have so far failed to set the box office alight.

Ali Davis (Henson) finds that she is constantly being frozen out by her male colleagues and objectionable sexist boss Nick (Brian Bosworth). When she is passed up for a well-deserved promotion, Ali begins to wonder what else is to be done to succeed in an industry which will never allow her to grow. After a wild night out for her best friend’s bachelorette party, Ali gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts after drinking a mysterious potion concocted by a
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Bo Report: ‘Captain Marvel’ to the rescue, a triumph for female creatives

Brie Larson in ‘Captain Marvel’ (Photo credit: Disney).

After a terrible start to the year with grosses down 12 per cent on the same period last year, Australian exhibitors had something to cheer about last weekend thanks to Disney/Marvel’s Captain Marvel.

Starring Brie Larson as the first female Marvel character to front her own movie, the sci-fi fantasy co-directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck notched the biggest debut of 2019 and an all-time record for March.

The estimated Us launch of $US153 million ranks as the third biggest in March behind Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Warner Bros’ Batman v. Superman. The global total of $US455 million was the sixth highest ever and the second best for a superhero film behind Avengers : Infinity War.

It is a triumph for many women behind the camera including co-director and writer Boden, co-screenwriter Geneva Robertson-Dworet, story credits for Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman,
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Bo Report: Post-Oscars bump for ‘Green Book’ as ‘Greta’ tanks

Green Book.’

Three Academy Awards including best film and for supporting actor Mahershala Ali gave Green Book a sizable bounce in Australian cinemas last weekend while the best actor Oscar for Rami Malek has helped prolong Bohemian Rhapsody’s marathon run.

In other respects it was another bleak trading session as family adventure A Dog’s Way Home had a mediocre opening, well ahead of the other wide new releases, English heist caper King of Thieves and gory thriller Greta.

Flying the Nest, an animated family film which follows a young bird who sets off on a journey through a harsh and unrelenting winter in order to reunite with his true love, had minimal impact as an alternate content release.

Cinemas are marking time until the arrival this Thursday of Disney/Marvel’s Captain Marvel. The top 20 titles collectively generated $9.7 million, 6 per cent down on the previous weekend according to Numero.
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Film News Roundup: Misty Copeland Biopic Draws ‘Tall Girl’ Director

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In today’s film news roundup, New Line’s Misty Copeland biopic moves ahead, Rapman’s “Blue Story” is becoming a feature film and “Muriel’s Wedding” is getting a 25th anniversary showing.

Director Attached

New Line has hired “Tall Girl” helmer Nzingha Stewart to direct its feature adaptation of Misty Copeland’s biography “Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina.”

Copeland was the first African American woman to be promoted to principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre. Michelle Rosenfarb is writing the screenplay.

Producers are Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot from Offspring Entertainment, and Philip Sandhaus. Stewart is currently in production on the film “Tall Girl” for Netflix and served as executive producer on Lionsgate’s “For Colored Girls.”

“As an African American woman, I know firsthand that when Misty Copeland leaps, we all soar,” Stewart said. “As a filmmaker, I am thrilled to bring this hopeful, triumphant, and
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Nzingha Stewart To Helm Misty Copeland Biopic At New Line

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Nzingha Stewart To Helm Misty Copeland Biopic At New Line
Filmmaker Nzingha Stewart has been tapped to direct Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina, the New Line biopic about Misty Copeland, the first African American woman to be promoted to principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. Michelle Rosenfarb is writing the screenplay based on Copeland’s bestselling novel. The story chronicles her humble beginnings in San Pedro, CA and her ascension to the pinnacle of ballet. Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot from Offspring Entertainment are producing the project with Philip Sandhaus. Stewart, whose directed episodes for many of the Shondaland shows including Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, Station 19, and The Catch, is currently in production on the Netflix original film, Tall Girl. THR was first to report this news.
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Bo Report: ‘Stan & Ollie’ not so jolly as ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ wins again

Stan & Ollie

British audiences embraced Stan & Ollie, not least because the charming biopic of comic duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy is set in the UK, while Us moviegoers were far less enthused.

Australians’ sentiments towards the comedic drama starring Steve Coogan and John C Reilly seem somewhere in the middle, judging by its fourth-ranked opening last weekend.

Fox’s Alita: Battle Angel easily retained top spot in its second weekend but is not performing at the level here or internationally which the studio needs to recoup the $US170 million production budget and hefty marketing costs.

Mindblowing Films’ Bollywood adventure comedy Total Dhamaal began brightly but there were minimal contributions from the other openers including Umbrella’s Lords of Chaos and Madman Entertainment’s Vox Lux.

Umbrella launched Nicholas Wrathall’s feature documentary Undermined: Tales From The Kimberley on limited sessions at eight cinemas, fetching a modest $19,000 including previews.
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Review: What Men Want certainly is not a rote and recycled fantasy rom-com awkwardly grating on the nerves

For those anxiously hankering for a gender-swap follow-up to Nancy Meyers's 2000 hit fantasy comedy What Women Want you are in luck as director Adam Shankman flips the script and gives us the feminine version with the sketchy and uneven second installment What Men Want. As for the rest of us Shankman's rote and recycled rom-com will remind us why neither of the sexes are worthy of making anyone care what these dismissive protagonists want in the long run. Impishly wooden and convoluted, What Men Want is a lazy tiptoe through tripe perceptions of what an alpha female perceives as relating to her meathead male colleagues.   Shankman and screenwriters Tina Gordon Chism and Jas Waters concoct a tiresome and trivial premise that...

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