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Vince Vaughn's Thriller 'Term Life' Revived Plus Watch A Clip From 'Delivery Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 4, 2013 3:04 PM
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Delivery Man, Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn has already made us laugh time and time again, but rarely has he made us cry? Well, according to executive producers Scott Mednick and Andrew Rouleau, that may just happen with the actor's upcoming "Delivery Man." Yes, it's a movie about a man who accidentally fathers over five hundred children thanks to a sperm bank mixup, but apparently it's got some other more serious notes and tones in the mix. “The Vince that we met versus the ‘Swingers’ Vince is a different guy,” Rouleau told Variety. “He’s an adult, very mature. Not fast-talking Vince. He has children. This performance, I think, is more emotional, deeper, than he’s ever done.”

Review: 'Ender's Game' Starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld & Abigail Breslin

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 28, 2013 12:06 PM
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For all of the considerable questions raised in “Ender's Game," director Gavin Hood's adaptation of Orson Scott Card's sci-fi novel, they ultimately all revolve around process. The film has numerous steps toward intergalactic war pitting Earth against an alien race and is most engaged when exploring the moral, strategic, and psychological knots at each juncture, only tied to the military teens trained to lead the effort. Those three aspects are troublesome, however: they're hard to depict cinematically, quibbles which have made Card's internally-focused work so meddlesome to adapt. But more importantly, if made the central force of the unfolding drama, they require articulation deeper than what Hood's ambitious but unsatisfying fable provides.

Watch: Will Ferrell Is Dressed As Boba Fett In Deleted Scene From 'The Internship'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 21, 2013 3:12 PM
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Earlier this summer Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson finally reteamed for "The Internship" but unfortunately, it wasn't quite the "Wedding Crashers"-esque comedy we were hoping for. Intermittently funny, it was a pale imitation of their earlier efforts, and even an appearance by Will Ferrell in a cameo couldn't stem the diminishing returns. However, it appears that there was a bit more Ferrell left on the cutting room floor.

New Images, Poster & 360 Panorama Tour From 'Ender's Game'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2013 5:05 PM
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While "Gravity" is racing into theaters today promising no shortage of sci-fi thrills, genre fans need not worry that it will be their only serving this fall. Next month, "Ender's Game" arrives with another sort of spectacle, though we're pretty sure you won't get a heart attack watching it.

Wherefore Art Thou? Behold A Fair Clip From 'Romeo & Juliet' And Forsooth, New Images Too

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 24, 2013 5:57 PM
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Ah, what forbidden young love burns! Such tragedy! In an era where reality show relationships and celebrity couplings seem to weigh on the population with more resonance that their actual connections with real people, how will Shakespeare's classic of doomed romance be received? We can't imagine tweenagers swarming to this latest period attempt at "Romeo & Juliet," especially without the pop-frenzy heat of Baz Luhrmann's gonzo version from 1996. And Douglas Booth isn't exactly Leonardo DiCaprio.

Vince Vaughn & Hailee Steinfeld Have 'Term Life'; Charlotte Gainsbourg Reteams With Asia Argento & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 20, 2013 3:33 PM
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While Vince Vaughn is best known for his motormouth in a wide array of comedies, he's been desperate to do something a bit more gritty. Over the past while, he's been lining up no shortage of more serious-minded fare like the the thriller "The Risk Agent," the Randall Wallace-penned "Gunslingers" and road adventure "Triple Time." But it looks like another project has the momentum to cast the actor in a whole new light.

TIFF Review: 'Hateship Loveship' Starring Kristin Wiig, Guy Pearce, Hailee Steinfeld & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 11, 2013 10:50 AM
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Hateship, Loveship
Following the smash success of "Bridesmaids," Kristen Wiig has actively subverted the obvious expectations of the career choices that would follow a hit film. Aside from this winter's "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty," the actress has largely gravitated toward small-scale projects ("Girl Most Likely," "Friends With Kids"), in roles that still fit within her wheelhouse, but also allow an opportunity for Wiig to exercise the kind of acting chops that more mainstream fare doesn't afford very often. But "Hateship Loveship" is Wiig's most atypical role and turn to date, leading an ensemble cast in a drama about a family adrift in the wake of death, and the one woman who manages to keep them from completely splitting apart.

TIFF Review: 'Can A Song Save Your Life?' Starring Keira Knightley & Mark Ruffalo

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 8, 2013 9:39 AM
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Can A Song Save Your Life?
Though the music industry has undergone a sea change over the last decade, the goal for both major studios and artists remains the same: musicians want to write great songs and put them out into the world, and record labels want to make some money by helping them do it. That being said, these days, the line is sharply drawn between genuine songwriters and visionaries and corporate processed pop stars. Moreover, solo acts or groups no longer need the crumbling machine of the industry to get their work out there and recognized. The internet has more than enough avenues to turn overnight bedroom performers into the next blogosphere buzz act. A&R scouts are a dying breed. But for argument's sake, you'll need to pretend that world of major label nurturing, and the hunt for the next great thing still exists for "Can A Song Save Your Life?"

Watch: New Trailer For 'Romeo & Juliet' Starring Hailee Steinfeld

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2013 9:47 AM
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Romeo & Juliet Hailee Steinfeld Douglas Booth
Why does the story of "Romeo & Juliet" continue to resonate hundreds of years after it was first written? Well, it turns out that Bill Shakespeare was onto something as teens and tortured, yearning romance go together like peanut butter and chocolate, and the fundamental story is so good it can be reinvented no small amount of ways and still resonate. This is probably why this year we're getting year another movie version movie, and it will be one that will embrace the period in which it was written.

Watch: Trailer For Steven Spielberg Produced JFK TV Doc 'Letters To Jackie' Featuring All-Star Voice Cast

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 17, 2013 2:26 PM
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This fall will mark fifty years since November 22, 1963 -- a date that continues to haunt American history. When John F. Kennedy was assassinated, it seemed to mark an undeniable shift in the country, away from the positivity and hope that followed War War II, into a more fraught and frightened era with more wars overseas, social and political upheaval and much more. To mark the anniversary, there will undoubtedly be a ton of programming and films to choose from, and this is one of them.

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