9 items from 2013
Stars: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rose Byrne, Aasif Mandvi, Max Minghella, Josh Brener, Dylan O’Brien, Tiya Sircar, Tobit Raphael, Josh Gad | Written by Vince Vaughn, Jared Stern | Directed by Shawn Levy
Billy (Vaughn) and Nick (Wilson) are salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital world. Trying to prove they are not obsolete, they defy the odds by talking their way into a coveted internship at Google, along with a battalion of brilliant college students. But, gaining entrance to this utopia is only half the battle. Now they must compete with a group of the nation’s most elite, tech-savvy geniuses to prove that necessity really is the mother of re-invention.
Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, stars of The Wedding Crashers, re-team once again for yet another man-child comedy that we’ve come to expect from the duo – especially Vaughn, who seems to have made his career out of such films (Old School, »
- Phil Wheat
It's generated some classics and more than a few stinkers, but too many buddy-cop films are simply boring
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2 Guns shows that the cop buddy movie has flatlined. It only took 24 hours for the film to vanish from my mind – and I took notes. Yes, it's the umpteenth buddy-cop retread, where two wily but likable antagonists are forced to team up to fulfil their competing agendas. Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington play undercover operatives posing as drug traffickers in order to snag Edward James Olmos's Latin drug lord. Their chemistry and fast-talking effervescence are instantly appealing: Washington the swaggeringly confident dandy, and Wahlberg all nerves, jitters and querulousness.
But as usual, the problem is the formula, not the duo. Diverting as the banter is, there's no dodging the fact that Walter Hill's 48 Hrs has officially now been remade for the bazillionth time in 31 years. »
- John Patterson
Funnyman Owen Wilson is back with his comedy partner Vince Vaughn in The Internship. The pair struck gold with Wedding Crashers in 2005, and are hoping to do so again when they take on the corporate world of Google and fight it out with people half their age for a job.
Wilson's charm and sense of humour has made him one of the biggest comedy male leads in the last decade. Here Digital Spy gives you ten things you might not have known about the Midnight in Paris actor.
1. Born Owen Cunningham Wilson on November 18 1968 in Dallas Texas, Wilson is the second of four children. His brothers Andrew and Luke are both in the film industry, with the latter starring in films such as Old School and Legally Blonde. His mother Laura is a photographer, and his father Robert an advertising executive.
2. His distinct nose came about after being broken... twice. »
Both Texas-born and vets of the Austin indie filmmaking scene of the mid-90s, the two actors have since floated through independent, art house, and mainstream projects to varying degrees of success. Hawke, for the most part, stayed indie while Wilson went big. They are the story of Generation-x: Former malcontents grasping for authenticity and fame in an industry that is designed to make those dual aspirations somewhat impossible.
When observed as a series of choices beginning in 1994, the careers of Hawke and »
- Lindsey Bahr
One great thing about the release of older movies on Blu-ray is rediscovering movies you enjoyed when they came out, but now rarely get a chance to see them unedited and without commercial interruptions. One, or rather, two such movies now available on Blu-ray are Shanghai Noon and Shanghai Knights, brought to you together in this two-movie collection. It's been at least ten years since either of these films were released, so it was a genuine pleasure to review them and relive the zany buddy comedies starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson. Hit the jump for my review. This two-for is a steal for fans of Chan and Wilson who want to relive the fun on Blu-ray. In addition to both feature films, there are a total of 19 deleted scenes, nine featurettes and three audio commentary tracks. The real deal is in getting to see Chan do his unprecedented stunt »
- Dave Trumbore
Following the baffling success of CZ12 (aka Chinese Zodiac) at the Chinese box office, Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan has clearly found the confidence to take on Hollywood once again. His new project, Skiptrace, is being touted as a buddy action comedy in the vein of his previous hits Rush Hour and Shanghai Noon, and will see him again team up with a mis-matched Western star - a role that has yet to be cast.Exclusive Media has come on board to produce and co-finance the film, which will be an official Chinese co-production with CZ12 production house Talent International. Chan is credited as star and producer, with Academy Award-nominated Sam Fell (Paranorman, Flushed Away) named as director, in what will be his first live action film.The official...
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It looks like it’s full speed ahead for Jackie Chan’s latest American/Chinese co-production, the previously reported on action-comedy “Skiptrace”, with Exclusive Media announcing today that they’ve come onboard to produce and co-finance the film with Talent International. “Skiptrace” will be directed by Sam Fell (director of last year’s “Paranorman”), with Chinese actress Bingbing Fan (or Fan Bingbing, depending on who you ask), also coming onboard as, we assume, the female lead, though there’s no word on her character. Fan (pictured, left) was last seen in a gratuitous role in the Chinese cut of “Iron Man 3″. Up next, the casting of a “mouthy American” to star alongside Chan. Saw that coming, dincha? The plot for “Skiptrace” is your standard Jackie Chan Goes to Hollywood movie (aka the “Rush Hour” and “Shanghai Noon” films), and depending on how you feel about that, it’s either »
‘Skiptrace” will be produced as a Sino co-production by Exclusive Media and China’s Talent Intl., which will also co-finance the film. Chan and David Gerson are producing. Cyrte Investments’ Charlie Coker, who brought the project in, will exec producer with Cyrte.
Exclusive Media is handling international rights and will present the film to buyers at the Cannes Film Market this month. Exclusive Media’s Damien Saccani will oversee production.
‘Skiptrace” is based on Chan’s original idea and written by Jay Longino with the Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka co-writing. Story follows a Hong Kong detective (Chan) tracking down a mouthy American gambler on the run from his creditors. The pair form an unlikely partnership to take down Hong Kong’s most notorious criminal. »
- Dave McNary
It.s been a dozen years since Owen Wilson and Jackie Chan teamed up for Shanghai Noon, an over-the-top action and comedy adventure film featuring two guys teaming up to solve a crime. A couple of years later, the guys teamed up again for Shanghai Knights, a film which took the guys out of the West and sent them to London. It.s been a decade since the two actors have worked together in a buddy-cop type of dynamic, but you can catch the guys back in action when the Shanghai Noon 2-Movie Collection hits Blu-ray for the first time on May 7. When Shanghai Noon first hit DVD, it was memorable for offering a lengthy gag reel, featuring jokes cracked by both leads in the series as well as a gag featuring a horse. Now, Walt Disney Home Entertainment.s Blu-ray will be notable for its enhanced picture and sound, »
9 items from 2013
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