July 26, 2012
Vince Vaughn's 10 Best Movies
Vegas, martinis, and the words "baby" and "money" helped launch Vince Vaughn's film career -- and helped established him as an extraordinarily compelling cinematic scoundrel, a role he's played repeatedly over the last decade and change. But that isn't all Vaughn can do, as he's proven while assembling an admirably eclectic filmography, moving from comedy to horror to action thrillers and back again, turning in memorable cameoes in films as diverse as Into the Wild, and Anchorman, and sharing screens with everyone from Richard Attenborough to Jennifer Lopez in the process. When HBO's hit drama True Detective returns next year, Vaughn will take his place as one of the new season's lead actors, and to celebrate, we decided to revisit his best-reviewed films, Total Recall style!
November 8, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Fred Claus is Coming to Town
Vince Vaughn and Tom Cruise go head to head at the North American box office this weekend with their latest releases. The dodgeball champ goes for holiday laughs with Fred Claus while the top gun offers up a serious political tale in Lions For Lambs.
October 29, 2007
The Flash Gets New Director, Tagline
Ever since Warner Bros. put Justice League of America in motion, fans have wondered how it will affect the studio's other DC Comics-derived superhero franchises. JLA's impact on Superman and Batman is still somewhat hazy, but how about that dude in red tights with the lightning bolt on his chest and funny little wings over his ears?
June 21, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Evan Shall Lead the Way
Universal looks to score its first number one hit in nearly a year this weekend with the new Steve Carell comedy "Evan Almighty" which hits the multiplexes on Friday targeting a broad family audience.
January 30, 2007
Rachel McAdams to Snag Katie Holmes' "Knight" Work?
Ask just about anyone who loved "Batman Begins" what they thought the flick's "weak spot" was, and I bet you money they'd say "Well, Katie Holmes, obviously. Her character, partially, but mainly just her blank stare and entirely unconvincing performance. Why do you ask?"
August 10, 2006
Box Office Preview: "World Trade Center" Arrives in Theaters
Another frame packed with four new national releases is led by Oliver Stone's 9/11 drama "World Trade Center" from Paramount. A trio of lower profile pics round out the weekend - Sony's family adventure "Zoom," Buena Vista's teen drama "Step Up," and The Weinstein Company's horror flick "Pulse." Despite all the new entries, Will Ferrell will try to win the box office title for the second consecutive time with his comedy "Talladega Nights" which has been racing well ahead of its competition since opening last weekend.
July 27, 2006
Box Office Preview: Miami Vice Turns Up B.O. Heat
With cops, drug dealers, and lots of bullets flying, the action film Miami Vice hits theaters across North America this weekend with its aim squarely on the number one spot. Young kids, meanwhile, will be offered another animated film in the form of The Ant Bully while teens get a new high school comedy in John Tucker Must Die. The overall box office should continue to be much healthier than last year as the Jack Sparrow-dominated month of July comes to a close.
July 17, 2006
Box Office Wrapup: Audiences Still Love Their Pirates
The Johnny Depp juggernaut Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest remained the most popular film in North America for a second weekend easily defending its box office crown against two new comedies that fought bitterly for the runnerup spot.
July 13, 2006
Critical Consensus: "Dupree" Misfires; "Little Man" Is Short On Laughs
This week at the movies, we've got some unwanted houseguests, in the guise of a guy with a bad case of arrested development ("You, Me and Dupree," starring Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson and Matt Dillon) and a pint-sized thief on the lam ("Little Man," starring Marlon and Shawn Wayans). Will the critics be welcoming, or will they boot these flicks into the street?
June 5, 2006
2006 MTV Movie Award Winners!
I was going to try to avoid the MTV Movie Awards winners until the broadcast on June 8th, but since we at RT like to bring you the movie news while it's still relevant ... OK, here they are!
June 1, 2006
Box Office Preview: Jen and Vince Ready to Rumble
How much money will moviegoers spend on watching two celebrities yell and scream at each other for 106 minutes? That is the question that Universal, and the film industry in general, will be asking itself with the opening of The Break-Up, the new romantic comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston.
June 1, 2006
Critical Consensus: "The Break-Up" Gets Dumped
This week at the movies brings us "The Break-Up," a hotly-anticipated dark comedy featuring two actors whose faces are criminally under-documented by the paparazzi. What do the critics say?
May 23, 2006
MTV Movie Awards Builds a Cast
With Hollywood's most anticipated blockbuster only weeks away and stars lining up to attend, MTV: Music Television today announced that Colin Farrell, Jessica Simpson, Kevin Spacey, Samuel L. Jackson, Amanda Bynes and Dane Cook will join the star studded cast of presenters at the "2006 MTV Movie Awards."
April 26, 2006
Get Your Goofy MTV Movie Awards Noms Right Here
You thought the awards season ended with the Oscars? Please. MTV's just gearing up for their movie awards, which will be broadcast worldwide on June 8th -- but we have all the nominations listed just a click away. (Interesting to note that not only were Paris Hilton & Rob Schneider nominated for awards, but also that "Hustle & Flow" earned three noms -- a movie produced by "MTV Films.")
April 11, 2006
"Crashers" Director to Battle the Undead
Filmmaker David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers, Clay Pigeons) has his next project lined up over at Universal: Based on a comic book series by Peter Lenkov, R.I.P.D. is a sci-fi comedy concept about a recently demised cop enlisted to head a zombie-fightin' task force. (And the Aeon Flux scribes are writing it.)
February 8, 2006
"Flightplan" Soars on Sales, Rental Charts
It was a smooth DVD landing for Buena Vista Home Entertainment's "Flightplan," as the Jodie Foster-starring thriller topped both the national DVD sales and rental charts for the week ended Jan. 29.
January 11, 2006
The "People's Choice" is Pure Idiocy
Whenever I share a new Top Ten List or Critic's Group Nomination list, I'm always extra careful to be fair and respectful of other peoples' opinions. But after seeing what the "People's Choice Awards" handed out for 2005's movies, I just can't contain myself. It's simply too hilarious.
November 11, 2005
Two Funny Hotties to Become "Groupies"
The only thing better than a beautiful woman is a funny beautiful woman, and I know more than a few red-blooded males who'll queue up once "Groupies" hits the screens. Why? Because it'll star Amy Poehler and Isla Fisher ... and, cmon, it's a comedy called "Groupies."
November 3, 2005
"Arrested" Guy Joins the "Millers" Gang
The Hollywood Reporter brings more news that should please fans of Will Arnett (best known as "Gob" on "Arrested Development"). The now-very-busy actor will star in "We're the Millers," a pot-laced comedy from the guys who wrote "Wedding Crashers."
October 13, 2005
"Wedding" Coordinators Sign a New Deal with WB
David Dobkin, director of the surprise smash "Wedding Crashers," and his pair of screenwriting pals have signed a sweet deal with Warner Bros. to bring their next project to the multiplex. Yes, it's "outrageous," and yes, it also deal with weddings.
August 29, 2005
Carell's "Virgin" Remains On Top (of the Box Office Chart)
Universal's "The 40 Year-Old Virgin" maintained its grasp on first place at the box office for a second consecutive weekend, beating out a trio of newcomers without exerting too much effort. "Virgin" pulled in $16.4 million in its second frame, which is a rather impressive 23% decline from its opening weekend. So far the 40-year-old has sold nearly $49 million worth of tickets.
August 18, 2005
Walken for President?
Actor Christopher Walken is caught in the midst of reports he plans to vie for the role of US president. While the eccentric screen star plays a member of the White House in the hit comedy "Wedding Crashers," rumors have been circulating that he is aiming to take over George W. Bush's job in 2008.
August 18, 2005
Critical Consensus: "Red Eye," "The 40 Year-Old Virgin" Soar
This week at the movies brings four studies in aviation. What happens when you're trapped on a plane with a creepy seatmate? (See "Red Eye.") Is it ever too late for Cupid's arrows to take flight? (Check out "The 40 Year-Old Virgin.") Were the unsung heroes of the Allies in WWII? pigeons? ("Valiant," this one's for you.) Isn't it cool when those Supercross dudes, like, totally go up in the air, and like, for a few seconds, y'know, it looks like they're, like, flying? (Ahem?."Supercross: The Movie.") And most important of all: which of these flicks will fly with the critics?
August 15, 2005
"Four Brother" Split $20 Million at the Weekend Box Office
John Singleton's action drama "Four Brothers" opened in 2,500 theaters to a better-than-expected $20.7 million in its first weekend, handily beating a trio of other newcomers. One of its main competitors was the Kate Hudson bayou thriller "The Skeleton Key," which unlocked nearly $15.8 million (from about 2,800 theaters) in a comparatively slow weekend at the box office.
August 8, 2005
Hazzard Boys "Duke" Out an Easy Win at the Weekend Box Office
WB's big-screen adaptation of "The Dukes of Hazzard" had no problem tackling the #1 spot at the weekend box office, pulling in nearly $30.6 million from over 3,700 theaters. Granted, it was the only movie opening in wide release, but WB has to be pleased with the initial three-day haul.
July 25, 2005
"Chocolate" Remains Sweet at the Box Office
Fending off a handful of newcomers this past weekend was "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," and the family-friendly confection proved to have some serious staying power at the box office. The Tim Burton/Johnny Depp collaboration pulled in an estimated $28.3 million in its sophomore session, thereby snagging the #1 spot for two consecutive weekends.
July 23, 2005
Box Office: Michael Bay Haters Rejoice - The Island Sinks
Michael Bay haters (I'm not one of them) can cherish this weekend. His newest explosion-fest, The Island, bombed at the box office with an estimated $4.4M on Friday, according to Showbizdata. It took the third spot behind last Friday's chart toppers, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Wedding Crashers. For the weekend, The Island will likely gross $12-14M, making it the worst debut for a Michael Bay film. His average opening for his last five films is an explosive $36M. His last five films also have a spectacular average gross of $147M; The Island, which has a production budget of $120M, will be lucky to make a third of that.
July 18, 2005
"Charlie" Sells a Lot of Golden Tickets to Snatch the Box Office Prize
Another summer weekend, another massive opening. Knocking "Fantastic Four" out of the number one spot, Tim Burton's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" pulled in just over $55 million during its first three days of release. Pretty impressive numbers, especially considering how many kiddies were at home with their noses joyously stuck in the brand-new "Harry Potter" book!
July 14, 2005
Critical Consensus: "Chocolate," "Wedding" Both Sweet
This week's wide releases blend the sweet and the sour. Sweet, like the taste of chocolate or true love; sour, like unabashed excess or scoundrel-like behavior. Will critics develop a taste for "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" or "Wedding Crashers?"
July 13, 2005
Owen Wilson Will Headline "Walter Mitty" for Paramount
Owen Wilson ("Wedding Crashers") will play the lead role in Paramount's remake of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," says The Hollywood Reporter. "Wilson would star as the title character, a quintessential daydreamer whose vivid imagination allows him to escape from the mundane constraints of his ordinary life."
July 11, 2005
Superheroes Generate Some Fantastic Weekend "Four" Play
Despite fairly atrocious reviews across the board, Marvel comic adaptation "Fantastic Four" not only snagged the number #1 box office spot -- but did so with some truly impressive numbers. The lighthearted action flick snagged an estimated $56 million from 3,600 theaters, effectively surpassing even the most optimistic of Fox-based predictions. "When you have a weekend like this, you've got to question, what is the relevance of reviewers to viewers at large," says Fox production head Hutch Parker.
February 2, 2005
Wilson Says "Hello" to War Memoir
Owen Wilson has purchased John Falk's book "Hello to All That: A Memoir of War, Zoloft, and Peace," Variety reports. Wilson has the intention of producing and starring in the adaptation, but has not made a deal with a studio as of yet. The book tells the tale of Falk's journey to the Balkans during the war, and his attempts to file dispatches from the front while befriending the locals.