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You're On The Clock, Mister: 20 Great Workplace Comedies

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • June 6, 2013 3:10 PM
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This weekend's broad new studio comedy "The Internship" (our review) concerns a couple of schlubs (former wedding crashers Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson) who, finding themselves out of work and hopelessly outdated when it comes to modern technology, apply to become interns at Google. While there, the movie becomes something of a workplace comedy – one in which all of their coworkers are way younger, cuter, and more brilliant.

Review: ‘The Internship’ Starring Vince Vaughn & Owen Wilson

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • June 5, 2013 2:05 PM
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It’s hard to believe that after 2005’s “Wedding Crashers,” Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn waited eight years to team up again (especially given that they were offered countless re-up options after that R-rated comedy surprisingly soared to almost $210 million domestically). Anyway, they're back together for “The Internship” of all movies; a watered-down PG-13 version of these same characters -- it really might as well be them only almost a decade later -- only this time older, more obsolete and jobless. It’s “Google Crashers” minus the piquant humor (for the most part anyhow) right down to the same rapport and character archetypes the two shared in the original ‘Crashers.’

Watch: Play Quidditch And Meet The Nooglers In 4 Clips & Featurette For 'The Internship'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 4, 2013 1:03 PM
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So, will "The Internship" be a comedic look at the issue of unemployment gripping the country, another jaunt for Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, or perhaps both? The aim seems to be to hit that middle sweet spot, and four clips and a brand new featurette are here to give you another taste of the movie before it hits theaters on Friday.

Watch: Vince Vaughn Has Fathered 500 Children In Teaser Trailer For 'Delivery Man'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 22, 2013 10:50 AM
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Vince Vaughn could probably use a comeback at this point. After "Wedding Crashers" revived his career back in 2005, he was briefly one of the more reliable comedy leading men, but it's four years since one of his films, "Couples Retreat," made any serious coin, with "The Dilemma" and "The Watch" both proving serious box office disappointments. He's reteaming with "Wedding Crashers" co-star Owen Wilson in a few weeks for "The Internship," but could his real comeback vehicle come in the shape of "Delivery Man?"

Watch: Owen Wilson & Vince Vaughn Mess Around With Jean-Ralphio In Viral For 'The Internship'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • May 21, 2013 5:37 PM
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Making a movie at Google’s headquarters featuring a plot that’s largely centered around Google probably has its share of perks. One of which would be the extra (free?) online advertising from two of top three most popular websites on the internet, including the Google-owned YouTube, of course. Now that “The Internship” will be out everywhere in theaters in just two weeks, an amusing little short film featuring Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, and Ben Schwartz (Jean-Ralphio from “Parks and Recreation”) has popped up on the site for YouTube Comedy Week, and it’s definitely not an advertisement for “The Internship.” Except of course it totally is.

'Daddy's Home' For Will Ferrell & Vince Vaughn

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • May 10, 2013 11:38 AM
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Vince Vaughn’s film career has certainly had its share of highs and lows. He broke through early on with a memorable (and endlessly quotable) performance in “Swingers,” but followed that with a series of dramatic roles in poorly received movies (the “Psycho” remake). Then “Old School” came along, which showed him following through on the comedic promise that he showcased in “Swingers.” His career came to an apex with 2005’s “Wedding Crashers” which was the surprise hit of that summer. Unfortunately, he’d soon follow that up with formulaic romantic comedies (“The Break-Up”), lame Christmas movies (“Fred Claus”), and whatever “The Watch” was supposed to be. But he’s got “The Internship,” which comes out next month, and it sees him collaborating with Owen Wilson for the first time since 'Crashers.' Could this be the beginning of another high, or simply another dud? Well, Paramount Pictures is hoping it’s the former.

Watch: Vince Vaughn & Owen Wilson Are Saving Lives In First Clip From 'The Internship' Plus New Pics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 9, 2013 4:09 PM
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As much as we're hoping that "The Internship" will be a guilty comedy pleasure this summer, the news that it's coming with a PG-13 rating is a bit of bummer. While director Shawn Levy told Collider that they had also shot R-rated versions of jokes and gags (presumably for a future unrated home video edition), we think going PG-13 into theaters is a bit of an ill-advised move here. Who wants to go see Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn in a sanitized comedy, when they delivered a smash R-rated hit with "Wedding Crashers"? And with stuff like "Bridesmaids" and of course "The Hangover" proving to be mega-hits with the R stamp, why not let the F-bombs fly?

That 'Dodgeball' Sequel You've Been Waiting For Moves Forward As A New Writer Is Hired

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2013 7:17 PM
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2014 will mark the tenth anniversary of "Dodgeball," which makes us feel very, very old. And the movie is a curious one, a comedy with a ludicrous concept fronted by Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller that was made for peanuts, and had zero expectations, that somehow became a box office smash and a behemoth on home video as well. And for all of these years, a sequel has been kicked around as an idea without ever getting anywhere. Until today.

Tribeca Review: 'A Case Of You' Is A Painfully Insipid Rom-Com For The Social Media Generation

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • April 22, 2013 4:03 PM
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It was only a matter of time before someone tried to fully exploit our current social media communication age for the evils of the generic romantic comedy and "A Case Of You," a new Justin Long-led rom-com, does just that; abusing the Facebook platform to create the first creepy FB stalker comedy. Somehow, everything creepy and vile in this Kat Coiro-directed comedy ("L!fe Happens") is meant to seem comically cute and not the restraining-order freaky that it clearly is. Like all of these meretricious and morally-reprehensible culture-farts, it’s presented as harmless and adorable at heart, but as the central quintessentially dorky character becomes more and more fawning and subservient, the actors themselves seem border on queasiness.

Watch: Vince Vaughn & Owen Wilson Go Google In New Trailer For 'The Internship'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2013 3:05 PM
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I'm going to Cannes next month, yet I'm also looking forward to "The Internship." Such are the contradictions in life. Sometimes you just want to sit back and watch two old pros, and good pals, just get up on the big screen and riff and jazz with comic lines all over the place. Will it win any awards? Nope. Will it be a dumb movie with some enjoyable turns from Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson? Frankly, it it does that, it will meet my highest expectation.

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