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19 items from 2015


Exclusive Interview: Alan Tudyk Talks ‘Con Man’ And ‘Firefly’

25 March 2015 6:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It is a well-known fact here at Thn that I’m somewhat a fan of Firefly. The sci-fi western starring Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk combined a great world, intriguing narrative and some utterly brilliant characters with a typically snappy Joss Whedon script. What’s not to love? Who knows, but Firefly was cancelled after a limited run in 2002, despite its Browncoat army of fans protests.

Since the show’s farewell movie Serenity, Joss Whedon has successfully assembled The Avengers on the silver screen already and is overseeing the upcoming sequel Avengers: Age Of Ultron, while it’s cast has been busy on films like I, Robot, Dodgeball and Wreck-it Ralph, not to mention starring in hit shows Castle, Suits and Homeland. Had everybody moved on and forgotten their love of Firefly and its cast? Of course not!

When Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion announced Con Man (a partly-autobiographical comedy »

- Mike McCarthy

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Hey bro, let it go: how the Frat Pack fell apart

13 March 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In the noughties, Vince Vaughn and buddies including Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell could do no wrong, with megahits such as Wedding Crashers and Dodgeball. But the laughs have dried and the audience withered. What went wrong?

Vince Vaughn used to be funny. Or, more accurately, a surprisingly wide international audience used to find Vince Vaughn funny. The rambunctious persona premiered in Swingers – pure id in a party-hard alpha-male – then recycled in hit films such as Wedding Crashers and Dodgeball, made him a reliably lucrative booking. But last weekend saw his latest comedy – Unfinished Business, a farce about a work trip which gets out of hand – become the biggest flop of his career so far, with toxic reviews and audience apathy.

So far, so predictable: Vaughn’s recent back catalogue – Delivery Man, The Internship, The Watch and The Dilemma – have all crashed and burned at the box office. His last »

- Benjamin Lee

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'Firefly' Stars Fillion & Tudyk Reunite for Web Series

11 March 2015 2:31 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Science fiction dream team Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Frozen, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, 42, I, Robot) and Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Castle, Monsters University, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog) are blasting off once again to bring a sci-fi show to life. This time, the former captain and pilot duo are launching a campaign on Indiegogo, the world's largest crowdfunding platform, for a brand new web series titled Con Man. The series is a lighthearted take on the personalities, luminaries, comic book stores, and characters they have run into during their years in the sci-fi community and convention circuit, while telling the story of a guy learning to love and embrace his fans. Fans can contribute to Con Man now on Indiegogo here: Indiegogo.com/Projects/Con-Man. Here's what Alan Tudyk had to say about the project in a statement.

"If you've gone to a sci-fi convention, you've only seen half of it. Con Man »

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Alan Tudyk & Nathan Fillion Together Again For Indiegogo Project ‘Con Man’

11 March 2015 1:53 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

If you didn’t think those two names together was already awesome, well get ready to get even more excited because the science-fiction dream team Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion are back together and, quite literally, they want you!

The pair who’ve worked on a huge range of fantastic films and series including; Firefly, Serenity, Frozen, I Robot, Monsters University and Dodgeball have now launched their Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for a brand new series Con Man which gives fans an all –access look behind the scenes of the sci-fi community and conference world.

Tudyk and Fillion both had something to say, let’s begin with the latter:

“I’m here to say, ‘Woooo!’ and you can quote me. Let me explain: Alan has, for the entire time that I’ve known him, never failed to impress me with his talent. Don’t think I’m blowing smoke here, »

- Dan Bullock

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Christine Taylor Joins NBC’s ‘Sharing'; Andrew McCarthy In Jenna Bans Pilot

10 March 2015 4:49 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Christine Taylor (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story) has landed a regular role in NBC's single-camera comedy pilot Sharing, from Universal TV and Jimmy Fallon's Eight Million Plus. It is a workplace comedy about the different groups of people working side by side in a shared office space. Taylor will play Polly, who co-owns Open Spaces with her husband Mike (Jerry Minor). She’s effervescent, type-a and no nonsense and wishes her husband would stand up for himself and to… »

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Unfinished Business bombs at the box office, lowest opening of Vince Vaughn’s career

9 March 2015 5:22 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Unfinished Business, the latest gross-out comedy from Vince Vaughn, was not press screened for critics in fear that poor reviews would deter people from going to see it. Well, it looks like that didn’t matter all that much.

The movie only managed to pull in a pathetic $4.8 million domestically, and an even worse $2.6 million overseas. With a budget of around $35 million, this is only disappointing news for 20th Century Fox.

This is now the lowest opening of a Vince Vaughn-led comedy movie and yet another disappointing box office performance from the actor following Delivery Man and The Watch. The Internship, with co-star Owen Wilson, did marginally better with $17.3 million, but its far removed from the likes of Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story ($30 million), Wedding Crashers ($33.9 million), Couples Retreat ($34.2 million) and The Break-Up ($39.1 million).

Many are speculating that Unfinished Business could spell the end for Vince Vaughn-led comedies, »

- Luke Owen

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Vince Vaughn’s ‘Unfinished Business’ Flops, ‘Chappie’ Stumbles With $13.5 Million

7 March 2015 8:18 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The U.S. box office is as glum this weekend as the dystopian future depicted in one of the new releases.

Although off to a soft start, Neill Blomkamp’s robot thriller “Chappie” is No. 1 at the box office, aiming for a lower-than-expected $13 million to $13.5 million this weekend, while the comedy “Unfinished Business” is giving star Vince Vaughn the worst opening weekend of his career.

Sony’s “Chappie” launched to $4.5 million on Friday in the U.S. Blomkamp’s third film is far behind his previous two (dystopian thrillers as well): “District 9,” which opened to $37.4 million in 2009, and “Elysium,” which launched to $29.8 million in 2013.

Made on a modest $49 million budget (financed partly by Mrc and LStar Capital) and shot in South Africa, much like the low-budget hit “District 9,” the Johannesburg-set film could do better business overseas as it opens simultaneously in 53 markets, including the U.K., Germany, »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Watch: We Pick the Top 5 Vince Vaughn Movies

6 March 2015 9:15 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Schmoes are a couple of regular guys, Kristian Harloff and Mark Ellis, who--like you--are the people for whom movies are made. Each week, we're posting brand new video from the Schmoes that'll give their spin on a given movie topic. From Dodgeball to Wedding Crashers, this week the Schmoes are counting down the top five Vince Vaughn movies. Just how "money" are these movies? Let's find out. And tell us your favorite Vaughn joint in the comments below.

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Vince Vaughn’s ‘Unfinished Business’ Bombs at Box Office

6 March 2015 4:41 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony’s sci-fier “Chappie” is marching toward a soft debut at the U.S. box office while Vince Vaughn is having the worst opening weekend of his career.

Vaughn’s R-rated comedy “Unfinished Business,” distributed by 20th Century Fox, is projected to see a dismal $5 million opening from 2,777 locations. The actor’s previous career-low was earned by 2013’s “Delivery Man,” which opened to $7 million domestically.

In the No. 1 position, “Chappie” will finish the weekend with an estimated $15 million, ahead of Fox Searchlight’s “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and Warner Bros.’ second weekend of Will Smith’s “Focus,” which will battle for second with about $10 million each.

The two-week slump in the U.S. box office came after a 10% surge in moviegoing this year, with the industry hoping that Disney’s “Cinderella” can reignite business next weekend.

Neill Blomkamp’s “Chappie,” his third film, was made modestly for $49 million and shot in South Africa, »

- Dave McNary

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Interview: Vince Vaughn talks Unfinished Business, Swingers and True Detective

6 March 2015 9:24 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Flickering Myth chats with Vince Vaughn

Vince Vaughn leads an all-star cast as the boss of a small company desperately trying to secure a make or break contract in Ken Scott’s cutting edge, R rated comedy Unfinished Business.

Frustrated with in fighting and office politics, Dan Trunkman quits his secure job to launch his own company with just two associates – the naïve, inexperienced Mike (Dave Franco) and the world weary Tim (Tom Wilkinson) who is nearing retirement. But the new venture is struggling to survive in a harsh economic climate and Dan and his colleagues need to win a lucrative deal with a large, European owned corporation to keep afloat.At first Dan is convinced that the deal is done and heads to Portland, Oregon, confident that it’s in the bag. But once there, he discovers that his old employers, represented by his former boss, Chuck Fortnoy (Sienna Miller »

- Luke Owen

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"Millers" Director To Helm "Dust" Adaptation

5 March 2015 2:33 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Lionsgate has picked up the film rights to "Dust," the tabletop game and graphic novel, and attached Rawson Marshall Thurber ("We're the Millers," "Dodgeball") to direct.

The story is set in an alternate-history, steampunk-themed version of the 1940s where World War II never ended. The world is now divided into three blocs: The Allies (Us, France, British Commonwealth), The Axis (Germany, Japan), and The Ssu (China, Soviet Union).

The discovery of new ore leads to the creation of combat robots. Italian fantasy illustrator Paolo Parente, who worked on role-playing games Mutant Chronicles and Magic: The Gathering, created the franchise.

The project is now out to writers and Dan Lin ("The Lego Movie") will produce the film.

Source: Heat Vision »

- Garth Franklin

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Unfinished Business review: True Detective can't arrive fast enough for Vince Vaughn

5 March 2015 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Ken Scott; Screenwriter: Steve Conrad; Starring: Vince Vaughn, Dave Franco, Tom Wilkinson, Sienna Miller, June Diane Raphael, Nick Frost, James Marsden; Running time: 91 mins; Certificate: 15

Vince Vaughn's desperate need for a career recharge hits a critical point with his latest comedy Unfinished Business, a story of three down-and-out salesmen who form their own company and head to Europe in a bid to close a deal ahead of a competitor.

The film aims to harness the spirit of Vaughn's best comedies from a decade ago,Old School and Dodgeball (a Vaughn-led band of misfits triumph over adversity), but this is a mere shadow of those films, painfully lacking in laughs or any characters that leave a lasting impression. The True Detective-inspired Vaughnaissance can't get here fast enough.

Lending support are Tom Wilkinson as a divorced sixtysomething desperate to get his mojo back and Dave Franco as a dimwitted ex-Foot Locker employee whose name, »

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Lionsgate Creating Movie From Dust

4 March 2015 4:01 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Best known for comedies like Dodgeball and We're The Millers, writer/director Rawson Marshall Thurber is taking a rather different direction for a future project. He's developing a movie based on the board game and graphic novel Dust, which has just found a home at studio Lionsgate. Dan Lin (Sherlock Holmes, The Lego Movie) is producing.Not to be confused with the god simulator From Dust, this Dust is based on the tabletop strategy game by Paolo Parente. Parente went solo to create the game after working on Magic: The Gathering and Mutant Chronicles, and spun it into enough of a cult success that it now has its own convention in Arizona.Players work their way through scenarios in a steampunk 1940s where World War II is still raging and the world has been divided into three blocs. Based around a cards-and-dice system, the aim is to rack up 'victory »

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Lionsgate Developing ‘Dust’ Movie with ‘Lego’ Producer

4 March 2015 12:25 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate is developing “Dust,” a movie based on Paolo Parente’s graphic novel of the same name, and has set up the fantasy project with “The Lego Movie” producer Dan Lin.

Rawson Marshall Thurber, whose credits include “We’re the Millers” and “Dodgeball,” is attached to direct.

“Dust” is set in an alternate-history universe in which World War II had a different ending. Instead, the Axis powers attempted to dominate the world with weapons built using alien technology taken from a crashed spaceship.

Thurber is directing “Central Intelligence,” starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, with shooting in Boston this summer. Lin is a producer on the three upcoming “Lego” movies.

Erik Feig, Jim Miller and James Myers are overseeing the project for Lionsgate.

The news was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.

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- Dave McNary

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Vince Vaughn on Moving Into Adult Storytelling with ‘True Detective’

4 March 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Vince Vaughn moved to Hollywood at age 18, straight out of high school. And, like many starry-eyed aspiring actors, one of his first stops was Grauman’s Chinese Theatre to see where famous stars like Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe had encased their hands and feet in cement.

More than 25 years later, much has changed. It’s now called the Tcl Chinese Theatre. Many other actors have been added from Jennifer Aniston to Tom Cruise. And Vaughn has gone from struggling actor to bonafide movie star, with hits like “The Lost World,” “Wedding Crashers” and “Old School” on his resume. His latest comedy, “Unfinished Business,” hits theaters March 6.

So when Vaughn was told the theater wanted to encase his hands and feet in cement in the forecourt on March 4, he was thrilled.

“Getting the letter asking me, I thought about growing up and being a fan of all those folks,” he says. »

- Jenelle Riley

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Vince Vaughn talks True Detective Season 2, says it’s “very different”

13 February 2015 6:08 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With set-photos appearing online on a regular basis over the last few weeks, anticipation is building for the return of True Detective for its second season, which features a brand-new cast and new directors taking over from Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson and company.

The cast for season two surprised many, but on many levels on adds to the anticipation and desire to see where creator Nic Pizzolatto takes the series next. Colin Farrell (Phone Booth), Rachel McAdams (A Most Wanted Man), Taylor Kitsch (Savages) and Kelly Reilly (Flight) are the major players for the new go-around, but the most left-field casting choice was that of Vince Vaughn as a California crime-lord in danger of losing his empire. Many were perplexed, others were intrigued, but what is true is that the material on offer here is so strong that the role could change Vaughn’s career from here on out.

Over the last couple of days, »

- Scott J. Davis

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Vince Vaughn Is Appalled at How Men Treat Women Today

12 February 2015 6:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Vince Vaughn's character in Swingers was the ultimate ladies' man. But he was so much more respectful to women than most guys these days, the actor says. "What I love about … Trent is how much fun he has with women. It comes from a pure and positive place," Vaughn, 44, tells Playboy's March issue, on newsstands Feb. 13. "Now it's such a different thing. Gaming on women has become almost like the dark arts. Like, if you're not cutting her down or using psychological tricks to make fun of her, you won't get anywhere." His advice to men? Try being a little nicer. »

- Tim Nudd, @nudd

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Vince Vaughn Is Appalled at How Men Treat Women Today

12 February 2015 6:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Vince Vaughn's character in Swingers was the ultimate ladies' man. But he was so much more respectful to women than most guys these days, the actor says. "What I love about … Trent is how much fun he has with women. It comes from a pure and positive place," Vaughn, 44, tells Playboy's March issue, on newsstands Feb. 13. "Now it's such a different thing. Gaming on women has become almost like the dark arts. Like, if you're not cutting her down or using psychological tricks to make fun of her, you won't get anywhere." His advice to men? Try being a little nicer. »

- Tim Nudd, @nudd

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Christine Taylor Will Return for 'Zoolander 2'

28 January 2015 11:08 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After several years of delays, we reported back in November that the long-awaited sequel Zoolander 2 is finally happening. Ben Stiller is set to star in and direct, with Pen&#233lope Cruz signing on for an unspecified role, and Will Ferrell (Mugatu) and Owen Wilson (Hansel) also expected to reprise their roles in the sequel. Today, Entertainment Weekly caught up with Christine Taylor, who confirmed that she is reprising her role as journalist Matilda Jeffries from the original 2001 comedy Zoolander.

"I can tell you that I'm involved, but that's all I can say. I can tell you it's happening, but I can't tell you where Matilda's at and where their relationship is at. It's all top secret!"

At the end of Zoolander, Matilda settled down with Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) to start a family, raising their son Derek Jr. and forming "The Derek Zoolander Center for Kids Who Can't Read »

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