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Ever since his breakout role in 2004's Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Joel David Moore has been entertaining audience with his diverse array of talents that span several genres, from comedy (Grandma's Boy) to horror (Hatchet) to serious dramas (Beyond a Reasonable Doubt) to the biggest movie of all time (Avatar). He has even gone behind the camera to bring us the phenomenal indie Spiral, which he co-directed with Adam Green and he currently stars on the ABC drama series Forever. The actor goes back to his indie horror roots with the thriller Grace: The Possession, currently available on DVD and Digital HD, where he plays Luke, a young priest who helps the title character (Alexia Fast) with her "demons," literally.
In my last Growing Up Geek article, "The Beginning of a Child Actor," I started to talk about my adventures of being a child actor. As I mentioned before, I got my start doing a lot of stage plays and musicals at a local theater in the city where I grew up called The Glendale Center Theater. It was there that I made some of the best friends I ever had, and I engulfed myself in the world of entertainment. Acting was something that I truly enjoyed doing, and it gave me such a strong adrenaline rush every time I got up on stage. I really wanted to give this acting thing a try.
It was during this time that I was spotted by a couple talent agents while I was doing the musical Oliver. I played Charlie Bates, who was kind of a side kick to Artful Dodger, and »
- Joey Paur
Earlier this week HBO finally confirmed that both Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn had signed on for the second season of True Detective. And if sources are correct, both men will be joined by Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch, who will round out the series’ four lead roles. The casting news is sure to draw excitement and ire among fans as debate unfolds about whether or not each actor is the right choice.
While it remains to be seen just how each actor does in the series, we rounded up their best roles that serve as a primer to the crime drama.
Most mans of Vince Vaughn know him for his hilarious comedies, such as Wedding Crashers and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, but there was a time when the actor explored a more serious side of things. In 2000′s The Cell, Vaughn goes inside the mind of a serial »
- Stacy Lambe
With news that Vince Vaughn has been cast in True Detective season two, we're taking a look back at his early years as an actor. Vince kicked off his Hollywood career in the late '80s with small appearances on TV shows like 21 Jump Street and Doogie Howser, M.D., eventually hitting the big screen with a role in 1993's Rudy before breaking out in Swingers in 1996. Off screen, he made a series of handsome red carpet appearances in the late '90s, when he also briefly dated actress Joey Lauren Adams. By the early 2000s, he was everywhere thanks to Old School, Dodgeball, Anchorman, and Wedding Crashers. For a fun blast from the past, check out these pictures of a 20-something Vince Vaughn, both on screen and off. Source: Getty / SGranitz and Miramax »
When HBO confirmed this week that Vince Vaughn would be joining the cast of the second season of True Detective, the Internet's reaction was mixed, to say the least. Colin Farrell had already been confirmed as one of the detectives, and while Vaughn's name had been linked to the show already, some fans felt that the show wasn't the appropriate place for the king of Frat Pack comedy. However, you shouldn't discount Vaughn too quickly, as there are actually several reasons why he may be a perfect fit for the new season. Keep reading to see our breakdown of why Vince is a great pick. He's Not Playing Colin Farrell's Partner One of the biggest misconceptions about Vaughn's role in the new season is that he is playing one of the lead protagonists. Instead, Vaughn is playing Frank Semyon, a career criminal who is being described as "the central antagonist" on the show. »
The Vaughnaissance starts here! HBO has finally confirmed the news that everyone already knew - Vince Vaughn will star in the second season of True Detective. Expect to see a darker side to the big screen comedy star, who'll play a career criminal alongside Colin Farrell's compromised cop in Nic Pizzolatto's drama.
The duo aren't familiar faces on the small screen (Farrell's last recurring TV credit was Ballykissangel in the late '90s!), but here are 7 essential Vaughn and Farrell film to watch to get you ready for season two.
1. Swingers (1996)
Vince Vaughn burst onto the scene in the mid-'90s as Swingers' fast-talking cool cat Trent Walker. His character, a charismatic extrovert, stood in sharp contrast to Jon Favreau's more contemplative Mike. After Swingers put Vaughn on the map, he bagged roles in Jurassic Park: The Lost World and the Psycho remake - but »
It’s been two months since we heard the rumour that Vince Vaughn was joining True Detective (the story’s here). Today we’ve got confirmation - the Dodgeball and Wedding Crashers star will indeed be playing a villainous character in the second season of the show.
This villain is career criminal Frank Semyon, described as a man ‘in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner.’
The news was confirmed by HBO, who also announced one of the central detectives – none other than Colin Farrell.
The In Bruges and Total Recall actor will play Ray Velcoro, described as ‘a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him.’
We also »
The McConaissance was already in full swing when Matthew McConaughey agreed to star in the first season of True Detective with Woody Harrelson. But HBO and show creator Nic Pizzolatto are gambling that the hard-boiled anthology can serve as a rejuvenation machine for other treading-water actors aching to break out of a rut. HBO officially confirmed today that Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn will star in season 2—but not as partners, a la Rust and Marty. Farrell is a cop, but Vaughn will play a “career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is »
- Jeff Labrecque
Following its first festival screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, reports and reviews have been coming out in favour of Kevin Smith’s Tusk saying it’s the best work the director has put out since 1999’s Dogma. The movie, which started out life as an episode of his Internet radio show Smodcast, has now debuted a new poster featuring Justin Long (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story)…
From the singular mind of writer/director and podcaster Kevin Smith, and conceived from one of Smith’s own Smodcasts, Tusk is a story unlike anything that has ever been committed to screen before. A tale that is equal parts hilarious and horrifying, Tusk will stay with you long after the credits roll.
- Luke Owen
It was the huge success of Brian de Palma’s The Untouchables back in 1987 that made Hollywood realise that vast amounts of money could be mined from a middle-aged audience by revisiting their childhood nights spent in front of the television. Fellow 1950s TV stalwart Dragnet arrived the same year to lesser acclaim – pairing Dan Aykroyd’s stoic Joe Friday against Tom Hanks’s impossibly-named Pep Streebeck – but the ball kept rolling.
In the 1990s, the ‘movie version of the classic 1960s TV show’ became a genre of its own. Some were huge hits (The Fugitive, Maverick), some spawned brand new franchises (Mission: Impossible, The Addams Family), some were absolute disasters (The Avengers, Wild Wild West). The best of them cooked up something fresh and new from the old ingredients, creating something with pan-generational appeal. If the recipe was right, there were huge dividends to reap.
Strange then that the »
- Cai Ross
Summer movie season is a magic time of year when Hollywood traditionally rolls out its most appealing merchandise. It’s true that some summer movie seasons are better than others. This is our ranking of all the summer movie seasons since 1980 from worst to best.
On January 20th, 1975, Steven Spielberg and Universal Studios released Jaws. The movie landscape would be forever changed from that date. Jaws is widely credited as being the first blockbuster film because it was the first movie to make over $100 million (non-adjusted). The fact that the film had a meager $8 million budget meant that it was a huge cash cow for the studio and rocketed Spielberg to the the forefront of a new generation of filmmakers for a new era of movie mass-consumption. George Lucas and Spielberg followed up in 1977 with Star Wars, which became a sensational and very profitable hit. It helped to convince production »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
Back in 2010, writer-director-actor Justin Theroux was asked to write and direct a sequel to 2001′s cult comedy Zoolander, which was directed by and starred Ben Stiller, alongside the likes of Owen Wilson (Marley & Me), Christina Taylor (Dodgeball), Will Ferrell (Step Brothers) and Theroux himself in a small role (he was the “Relax” DJ). Since then, nothing has really moved on the sequel, until now.
Many had predicted that Paramount, renowned for their apprehension over some of their properties, were looking to see how their other big cult property, Anchorman, faired when it green lit the sequel. And while Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues was a success, it wasn’t the runaway box-office juggernaut that they had hoped.
In an interview with Vulture however, Theroux has said that the sequel may be closer to reality than we think. The actor said: “Yeah, we’ve got a script for the sequel, and »
- Scott Davis
How do you go about replacing Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson? With difficulty. Since the second season of True Detective was announced, just who will play the new central investigators has been a big question mark hanging over the show.
While that question remains unanswered, we now have a good idea who the antagonist of the piece will be.
Villainous henchmen will be learning to dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge, because Vince Vaughn has now been very strongly linked to the big baddie role by pretty much every source going.
Writer/creator Nic Pizzolatto has hinted previously that we will now have three central detectives (two male, one female) and that the second season will up sticks from Louisiana to California.
It seems the Clerks director is moving away from comedy and keeping with his new horror vibe.
Smith announced during his panel that Tusk, a movie that sees a podcaster be turned into a Walrus by a psychopath, will be the first part of the “True North Trilogy“. The other movies will be the previously announced Yoga Hosers and the newly announced Moose Jaws.
Being described by the director as “Jaws with a moose”, Moose Jaws will feature some of the same cast as Tusk and will have a scene where a moose eats a little girl.
- Luke Owen
What else can you say other than this looks messed up? Well, it looks messed up in all the right ways. A not retiring anytime soon Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy, and many podcasts) gives us our first real good look at his upcoming horror film, Tusk. Based on a prank craigslist ad that Smith and friend Scott Mosier discussed in depth on their Smodcast postcast, Tusk tells the story of a crazed old man attempting to turn a young podcaster into a walrus. Yep, a walrus. It can’t be emphasized enough that this film looks insane and twisted on every level. The film stars Michael Parks (Red State, From Dusk Till Dawn), Justin Long (Dodgeball, Jeepers Creepers), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense), and Génesis Rodríguez (Casa de Mi Padre) and is set to be released by A24 Films this September 19th.
- Max Molinaro
We saw a poster earlier this month, and now Kevin Smith has taken to Instagram to tease us with a new image from his latest film Tusk ahead of the full trailer reveal at the San Diego Comic-Con. Here’s a look at Justin Long (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story) and Michael Parks (Red State)…
Tusk is set for release in the States on September 19th, with a cast that also includes Genesis Rodriquez (The Last Stand), Haley Joel Osmont (The Sixth Sense), Harley Morenstein (Epic Meal Time), Ralph Garman (Family Guy) and Johnny Depp (The Lone Ranger).
- Gary Collinson
In four Marvel vs DC clashes on Super Power Beat Down, DC currently holds a 3 to 1 advantage. Superman took down Thor, Nightwing got the best of Gambit and Batman triumphed over Deadpool. Marvel's lone win was Wolverine's lethal victory over Batman. Can Frank Castle secure one more Marvel victory over former Robin, Jason Todd? Spbd is directed by filmmaker Aaron Shoenke, who is best known for his independent Batman-genre fan films. The episode stars Kevin Porter (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, The Chronicles of Curtis Tucker) as Punisher and Rich Manly as Red Hood. Next up for Bat in the Sun's Spbd is Kick-Ass vs Tmnt's Casey Jones and then Green Ranger vs Street Fighter's Ryu. Original Green Ranger Jason David Frank returns to play the former evil Power Ranger turned good guy. »
Kevin Smith has been on this site quite a lot recently with talk of Clerks III (see here and here), Star Wars Episode VII (see here and here) and being rumoured and subsequently denying his involvement in the fake script for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
So, it was quite smart of the director to use this time to promote his upcoming movie, Tusk.
On his blog Silent Bob Speaks, Smith debuted the poster while squashing reports he had written the leaked script. He writes…
While you’re here, however? That script for Tusk that I wrote? We turned into an actual movie that’s coming out this fall from A24. Oddly enough, it’s the best film I’ve ever made (or at the very least, the most interesting). Thank you all for saying #WalrusYes on Twitter last year. Can’t wait to show you the movie. In the meantime, »
- Luke Owen
Deep-in-debt pot dealer David Burke (Jason Sudeikis) recruits a fictitious family to smuggle a shipment of weed across the Mexican border into America in a motorhome. However, his surrogate nearest and dearest - stripper Jennifer Aniston, runaway Emma Roberts and virgin Will Poulter - prove even more dysfunctional than the real thing. First-rate comedy road trip from Dodgeball director Rawson Marshall Thurber. »
Jason Bateman recently made his directorial debut with Bad Words, which was a really good comedy. He's about to embark on another directing adventure with Universal Pictures. The movie doesn't have a title yet, but it's described as an FBI wedding comedy, and he'll also star in it.
Bateman is currently in preproduction on another film that he's directing and starring in called The Family Fang. It also stars Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken. He's also set to star in This is Where I Leave You, and he's set to reprise his role in Horrible Bosses 2. As you can see, Bateman is keeping himself busy with work.
Bateman has come a long way since his small role in Dodgeball. He's a funny, talented actor that has proved he has got directing skills as well. »
- Joey Paur
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