Screen Junkies » Big Momma’s House http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:33:46 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Everything You Wanted To Know About Martin Lawrence But Were Afraid To Ask http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-martin-lawrence-but-were-afraid-to-ask/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-martin-lawrence-but-were-afraid-to-ask/#comments Wed, 16 Feb 2011 17:40:32 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=27391 Every day, we here at Screen Junkies receive at least a dozen Martin Lawrence-related emails. As such, our crack-research team set to work to answer some of the most common questions we receive in regard to Mr. Lawrence.

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Every day, we here at Screen Junkies receive at least a dozen Martin Lawrence-related emails. It seems people just can’t get enough of the comedy superstar. And with the latest installment of the Big Momma’s House trilogy (Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son) hitting theaters this Friday, Martin-mania is at an all-time high. As such, our crack-research team set to work to answer some of the most common questions we receive in regard to Mr. Lawrence.

Q. I’m fan of Martin Lawrence, but I get the sneaking suspicion he wasn’t born here. Do I detect the hint of a German accent in his speech?

- Mike Hohmann, White Planes New York.

A. Good call, Mike. Although his parents are both from the U.S., Martin was born in Frankfurt, Germany, where his father was stationed while serving in the U.S. Airforce. This might explain the wild success of Black Knight (a.k.a. Ritter Jamal) in Deutschland.

Q. Hey, why in the hell hasn’t Martin Lawrence hosted”Saturday Night Live” lately? I think he’d be really good at it.

- Marcus Parks, Orlando, FL

A. Great question, Marcus. As it turns out, after Martin hosted the show in 1994, he was banned for life because of his raunchy monologue. With hilarious lines like, “Smell yourself! I tell a woman in a minute, douche! douche,” I’m not really sure why. It was probably a racial thing.

I couldn’t find a video of the monologue, but I did find this clip of Martin introducing the Crash Test Dummies, which is just as good.

Q. Does Martin Lawrence support Second Amendment rights? If not, I swear on my children that I’ll be boycotting the next installment of Big Momma’s House, so help me god.

T.J. McDougal, Muncie, IN

A. While I couldn’t find a public statement on the matter, Lawrence’s behavior certainly indicates that he is a strong proponent of the Second Amendment. According to the Washington Post, “In May 1996 Lawrence was detained by police after being found wandering in the middle of a busy L.A. intersection, mucus smeared across his face, raving, ‘Fight the power!’ with a loaded handgun in his pocket. Three months later he was arrested at Burbank Airport for trying to board a plane to Phoenix while carrying a loaded 9mm Beretta. He told police he thought guns were allowed on interstate flights.”

Q. On the show “Martin,” Lawrence and his costar, Tisha Campbell-Martin, seemed to have a real chemistry. Were the two ever romantically involved in real life?

Sarah Alison, Culver City, CA

A. Glad you asked, Sarah. As it turns out, the two were never romantically involved, at least in a consensual sense. In fact, Tisha filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Martin and the producers of the show alleging verbal abuse and sexual battery at the hands of Lawrence. Luckily, an out-of-court settlement was reached, or the film National Security might never have seen the light of day.

Q. Has Martin Lawrence ever been in a coma? I know that’s an odd question, but I have a bit of a coma fetish.

- LeDawn Jackson, Flint, MI

A. Yes! In 1999, Lawrence nearly died from heat exhaustion while jogging in 100 degree weather while wearing multiple layers of clothing. He spent three days in a coma, but made a full recovery.

Q. Is Martin Lawrence married, or do I still have a chance? If I can’t be with him, I’ll kill myself.

- Lisa Nichols, Portland, OR

Well Lisa, I’m sorry to bring you bad news, but Martin is happily married to Shamicka Gibbs.

However, don’t give up hope just yet, since marriages don’t always work out. Patricia Lawrence, his previous wife, left her husband because she feared for her safety. After filing for divorce, Lawrence allegedly called Patricia and pulled a Mel Gibson, saying, “I’m going to have to kill you. . . . I’m going to have to kill your family.” Wassup with that? It’s worth noting that he did call to apologize, proving once and for all that chivalry is not dead.

Q. Is Martin Lawrence named after anyone famous? Perhaps Martin Landau, or maybe another famous mustached comedian named Martin?

- M. Mull, Los Angeles, CA

Martin Lawrence is named after civil-rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his middle name, Fitzgerald, is in honor of President John F. Kennedy. If either of these men were alive to see the Bad Boys films, I’m sure they would be proud of their legacy.

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Martin Lawrence Scars His Son For Life In ‘Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/martin-lawrence-scars-his-son-for-life-in-big-mommas-like-father-like-son-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/martin-lawrence-scars-his-son-for-life-in-big-mommas-like-father-like-son-trailer/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Obligatory fat-suit dance scene aka "The Stiller" The FBI's top agent, who is allowed to dress up as an overweight septuagenarian from time to time, is back and dressed up like an overweight septuagenarian (just go with it). In Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, Martin Lawrence helps his stepson/murder-witness hide out by dressing him like Kenan Thompson's sister and enrolling him at an all girl's school. Despite the lack of the dude in drag forced to group shower scene, it sounds like a sound plan to me. I also ate the cat's ear medicine today. Watch Big Momma shake it after the jump...

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Obligatory fat-suit dance scene aka "The Stiller"

The FBI’s top agent, who is allowed to dress up as an overweight septuagenarian from time to time, is back and dressed up like an overweight septuagenarian (just go with it). In Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, Martin Lawrence helps his stepson/murder-witness hide out by dressing him like Kenan Thompson’s sister and enrolling him at an all girl’s school. Despite the lack of the dude in drag forced to group shower scene, it sounds like a sound plan to me. I also ate the cat’s ear medicine today.

Watch Big Momma shake it after the jump…


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Brandon T Jackson Joins ‘Big Momma’s House 3′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/brandon-t-jackson-joins-big-mommas-house-3/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/brandon-t-jackson-joins-big-mommas-house-3/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Yes, that's right. Martin Lawrence will don a suit of fat for a third time. The actor is set to star in Big Momma's House 3 and Tropic Thunder's Alpha Chino has somehow been convinced to co-star. Brandon T Jackson will play Trent, the nephew to Lawrence's character who witnesses a murder. In order to protect Trent and track down the killer, the two must logically dress up like sassy, overweight black women and hide out at an all-girls performing art school. This sounds a lot like Precious. Only with fewer laugh out loud moments.These films really get a lot of mileage out of the ol' guy dressed as a woman takes a shower with hot babe set-up. But when I do it, it's considered "gross" and "in violation of multiple restraining orders." (Variety)

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Yes, that’s right. Martin Lawrence will don a suit of fat for a third time. The actor is set to star in Big Momma’s House 3 and Tropic Thunder‘s Alpha Chino has somehow been convinced to co-star. Brandon T Jackson will play Trent, the nephew to Lawrence’s character who witnesses a murder. In order to protect Trent and track down the killer, the two must logically dress up like sassy, overweight black women and hide out at an all-girls performing art school. This sounds a lot like Precious. Only with fewer laugh out loud moments.

These films really get a lot of mileage out of the ol’ guy dressed as a woman takes a shower with hot babe set-up. But when I do it, it’s considered "gross" and "in violation of multiple restraining orders." (Variety)

 

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