Posts tagged as vince vaughn

Why the Decline of the Frat Pack Comedy Is Great News for 'Zoolander 2'

In light of Vince Vaughn's fifth box office bomb Unfinished Business, The Guardian has a great piece out today about the decline of "Frat Pack" movies starring Vaughn and frequent collaborators like Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, and Owen Wilson that sums up why audiences no longer enjoy "watching men not far off 50 imitate children" in favor of newer and more diverse voices like Melissa McCarthy and Kevin Hart. On the bright side, the end of the piece offers a drop of hope for Zoolander fans and breaks down why the Frat Pack's recent failures are potentially great news for next year's sequel:

The [...]

Vince Vaughn Spawns a Small Town's Worth of Kids in the Trailer for 'Delivery Man'

Here's the full trailer for Delivery Man, an upcoming Vince Vaughn movie about a guy who accidentally fathers over 500 kids due to a mixup at a sperm bank. It looks more heartfelt and touching than your standard Vince Vaughn movie, and it's got a pretty great supporting cast that includes Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders and Bobby Moynihan. What do you think, will it strike the right funny/sincere balance? We can all find out when it hits theaters on November 22nd.

Watch Vince Vaughn and Chris Pratt in the Trailer for the Sperm Donor Comedy 'Delivery Man'

Here's the teaser trailer for Delivery Man, a new comedy starring Vince Vaughn as a guy who finds out he's the father of 533 children after a mistake at a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Set for release November 22nd, it's a remake of the 2011 French-Canadian movie Starbuck. Parks and Recreation's Chris Pratt is co-starring as Vince Vaughn's sidekick/lawyer, a role for which he gained 65 pounds, demonstrating a commitment to his craft that should serve as an example to the stars of future sperm donor comedies.

YouTube Is Launching a Comedy Week with Seth Rogen, Ed Helms, and More

YouTube announced today that they'll be holding their first ever "comedy week" next month. The event will feature performers Vince Vaughn, Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Ed Helms, Garfunkel & Oates, and Norm Macdonald in a week of stand-up, sketches, music, and live performances. It'll take place the week of May 19th to the 25th, kicking off that Sunday with a live variety show running 90-120 minutes. Silverman and Cera are currently working to create content for the new YouTube comedy channel JASH, while Norm Macdonald hosts a show on YouTube's Video Podcast Network. YouTube's comedy week will be run by Daniel Kellison, who oversees both JASH [...]

Watch Vince Vaughn and Bobby Moynihan Promo Tomorrow's 'SNL'

Vince Vaughn is hosting SNL tomorrow with musical guest Miguel, and here he is with cast member Bobby Moynihan trying to convince you to watch the show. An episode hosted by Vaughn's doppelganger Vinnie (Jay Pharoah) who only says Vince Vaughn movie titles actually sounds pretty awesome.

Netflix Orders an Animated Series Created by and Starring Bill Burr

Not long after FX ordered a comedy pilot starring Bill Burr, the standup already has another series in the works over at Netflix. Deadline reports that the streaming network has greenlit a six-episode animated series created by Burr and Simpsons writer/producer Michael Price called F is for Family, which will center on "the Murphy family in the 1970’s, a time when you could smack your kid, smoke inside and bring a gun to the airport." Burr will voice the father role of Frank Murphy with Laura Dern and Justin Long voicing his wife and son. Burr will also serve as an executive producer on the series alongside [...]

Review Roundup: Critics Don't Like 'The Internship' as Much as 'The Internship' Likes Google

Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson's second buddy comedy together, The Internship, hits theaters today, and it doesn't look like audiences are gonna love it as much as they did the pair's 2005 megahit Wedding Crashers – at least if the reviews are any indication. The Internship received low scores from major review aggregators Rotten Tomatoes (34%) and Metacritic (41/100), with the consensus amongst critics being that the movie is light on laughs and basically a two-hour commercial for Google. If you're waiting for a big summer comedy, you're better off waiting for Seth Rogen and company's This is The End, which comes out Wednesday and is drawing good [...]

Watch Ben Schwartz Dick Around with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn

Here's a video made for YouTube's Comedy Week in which Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation, House of Lies) plays a movie executive trying to convince Wedding Crashers/The Internship duo Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson to do another movie together despite being a crazy person.

'Dodgeball 2' Is On the Way

A sequel to the 2004 Ben Stiller-Vince Vaughn comedy Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story is in the early stages. THR reports that Stiller has hired Clay Tarver to write a script to the sequel. Tarver's only produced credit is writing the movie Joy Ride with JJ Abrams, but he's scripted a lot of comedies that are in the works or that never got made, including Quantum Hoops (about a nerdy Caltech basketball team), Men Making Music (about competitive barbershop quartets), and projects with Stiller and Mike Judge. Prior to this, the only public word on a Dodgeball sequel, beyond Stiller joking about it on Ricky Gervais's Extras, was [...]

Jimmy Fallon and Vince Vaughn Remember a Failed Prank on Will Ferrell in 1998

Here's this weekend's SNL host Vince Vaughn on Jimmy Fallon last night, recalling a prank they tried to play on Will Ferrell in a bar bathroom during his Fallon's first season on SNL in 1998. Hopefully, the unintended victim of this prank really was watching and accepts their apology.

June Diane Raphael to Star In Movie with Vince Vaughn

June Diane Raphael is set to co-star with Vince Vaughn in his upcoming comedy Business Trip. Deadline reports that Raphael will play the wife of Vaughn's character, described as "a struggling Midwestern businessman who takes his team cross-country to win a contract but everything seems to go wrong along the way." British actor Tom Wilkinson is already set to play one of Vaughn's traveling buddies. Despite being described as a "cross-country trip," the movie is apparently being partly filmed in Berlin.

It's been a big few months for Raphael. She and writing partner Casey Wilson recently sold two pilots and released their first movie, Ass Backwards

'The Onion' Nails 'The Internship,' "The Biggest Comedy of 2005"

Here's a spot-on video from The Onion about this weekend's Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson tech industry buddy comedy The Internship, which despite its appearance, was not made in 2005.

Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn to Star Together in 'Daddy's Home'

Old School stars Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn are set to reunite. Paramount announced yesterday that the duo will be starring alongside each other in Daddy's Home, a project Ferrell has been attached to for over three years. The movie follows "a mild-mannered radio executive (Ferrell) who strives to become the best stepdad ever to his wife’s two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling, freeloading real father (Vaughn) arrives, forcing stepdad to compete for the affection of the kids."

Ferrell originally signed on to play the other part in 2010 with Ed Helms cast as the wimpy stepdad. Helms is no longer involved in Daddy's Home, which is being [...]

'SNL' Review: Vince Vaughn's Forgettable Night

It seems a little unfair how unexcited viewers were headed into last weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live, hosted by Vince Vaughn. The Swingers and Wedding Crashers star is a reliably funny guy, and his fast-talking wiseass personality really should have been enough to build a strong episode around. Sure, Vaughn doesn't have a movie coming out until the summer, but the cross-promotional component to SNL has never seemed important to us before.

Yet the night had the energy of the ninth hour of a telethon. Even Vaughn seemed to sense it based on the way he worked the room during the monologue, dishing out hack crowd-work schtick and holding one man's [...]