Reel Shorts | Top Five


On the latest episode of Reel Shorts, the talented twosome, Travis Hopson and I discuss Chris Rock’s cinematic renaissance in the winning comedy, Top Five, on Around Town.

Though he began in stand-up comedy, Andre Allen (Rock) hit the big-time as the star of a trilogy of action-comedies about a talking bear. Andre is forced to spend the day with Chelsea (Rosario Dawson) a profile writer for the New York Times, whose film critic has just panned Andre’s passion project about the Haitian Revolution.

Unexpectedly, Andre opens up to Chelsea, and as they wind their way across New York, Andre tries to get back in touch with his comedic roots.

Check out the discussion, below: