As if the NFL and Roger Goodell didn’t already have enough issues to deal with. “Concussion”, starring Will Smith, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Luke Wilson, and Alec Baldwin is based off the 2009 GQ article, Game Brain. Head injuries will once again be at the forefront of the NFL as this film gets closer to its’ release date. The film will tell the story of Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) who discovers CTE in the brains of some NFL players, which later has life-ending effects. Roger Goodell and the NFL will receive a gift not anticipated as this film releases right on Christmas Day.
Will Smith is back on top after an absence of nearly four years but for how long? The third installment of Men In Black released this past weekend and ascended to number one on the box office charts with a total of 69.25 million. Was it enough to beat out The Avengers? Yes it was. Was it enough for Will to reclaim the title as “Mr. Blockbuster”, only time will tell. Will has the ability to produce sequels for past blockbuster franchises such as Bad Boys, I Am Legend, I Robot, and Hancock but for now that it is a waiting game with a lot of speculation. Will Smith is one of my favorite actors and he can sure deliver but can this installment of Men In Black out perform the not so good Men In Black 2? The first film is a classic and helped continue to push Will to the moon. With the production budgets being so high for his films, these movies really need to bring in a ton of money. No matter how much Men In Black 3 makes internationally, it is important to bring in high profits domestically as well. Lets just hope that we’ll see much more of Will Smith in the near future. He is one of the rare attractions as an African American in Hollywood, especially when it comes to the representation of global superstars.
A week ago, the Kids Choice Awards took place and was hosted by Will Smith. It was great to see Mr.Smith back on a t.v. screen entertaining for the first time in four years. Bieber’s girlfriend Selena Gomez looked gorgeous and took home a couple of awards for favorite female singer/actress. Kristen Stewart looked great as she won for best female actress. At the end of show, Bieber himself was covered in slime along with Will Smith as Bieber “surprised” the fans by appearing at the show. It was a good show overall and it was also great to see the cast of Victorious and Taylor Swift.