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Marlon Wayans interview

A Haunted House 2

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A little over an hour after watching Marlon Wayans demystify Fox5’s Raoul Martinez’s Clark Kent complex found me poolside at the W waiting to speak with a member of one of comedy’s reigning royal families.

After chasing a plate of something very healthy-looking with a piece of sugar free spearmint gum, Wayans gave me a cue to fire up the MacBook.

Rest assured that the Weinstein’s plunder of the Scary Movie franchise came up, as did his collaboration on Part 2 with anencephalic performance artist extraordinaire, Lester "Beetlejuice" Green.

In this case, it was easier to meet the film’s writer/director/producer/star than it was watching his latest creation. Open Road Films was good enough to place Wayans on a cross-country promotional tour, while refusing to screen the film ahead of time for the press. Wayans is very forthcoming about the drubbing his films receive and why in his case, out of sight, out of mind may be the best approach as far as critics are concerned.

Wayans ends with a list of films to bone up on before watching them get savaged in A Haunted House 2. See you all first show Friday morning.

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shirleyberan April 16, 2014 @ 1:35 a.m.

Wayan's scary movies are as bad as Wayan's haunted houses movies You were too kind.

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Scott Marks April 16, 2014 @ 6:31 a.m.

Here's a clue, Shirl: I will never interview someone whose work I do not admire. I'm a critic, not a PR man, and it's pointless to waste time plugging something or someone I don't believe in. Besides, it's difficult for me to mask disdain and I don't want to arrange an interview with someone to basically tell them I think they produce ugly children. He's made some clunkers, but "Scary Movie" is a very funny movie and I laughed a lot during "A Haunted House." Speaking with Marlon was truly my pleasure.

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MrWolf April 17, 2014 @ 5:57 p.m.

It will need good reviews for me to spend money on it. Good interview, though.

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shirleyberan April 17, 2014 @ 7:31 p.m.

Maybe people are buying dumb and dumber laughs. I like laughing, but not forced. There's more sophisticated funny, like Bruce and Pryor. Wayan's is Wierd Al of movies.The money looks good.

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