Tag Archives: Vince Vaughn

Hacksaw Ridge

WHEN THE ORDER CAME TO RETREAT, ONE MAN STAYED.  In 1945, Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) is deployed to the Pacific theater; trained as a combat medic, he is also a conscientious objector who refuses to touch weapons. Mel Gibson’s comeback as a director for the first time in ten years is an impressively staged portrait … Continue reading Hacksaw Ridge

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

IT’S KIND OF A BIG DEAL. After getting kicked out of a prestigious news job in NYC, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) is offered to join the world’s first 24-hour news channel, and gets the old gang back together. Getting this sequel off the ground took its sweet time, and once again it seems impossible to … Continue reading Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

The Internship

Middle-aged watch salesmen Billy and Nick (Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson) lose their jobs and take a chance applying for internships at Google even though they don’t know the first thing about coding. A comedy that may look like mere paid advertising for Google. But on the other hand, the intrigues at the company’s famed campus … Continue reading The Internship

The Dilemma

TWO BEST FRIENDS. NOTHING COULD COME BETWEEN THEM… OR COULD IT? Best friends Ronny and Nick (Vince Vaughn, Kevin James) are working on a business deal that’s crucial to their firm when Ronny suddenly one day sees Nick’s wife (Winona Ryder) kiss a strange man. Director Ron Howard’s first comedy since Ed tv (1999) is … Continue reading The Dilemma

Four Christmases

HIS FATHER, HER MOTHER, HIS MOTHER AND HER FATHER ALL IN ONE DAY. Brad and Kate (Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon) have no intention of spending Christmas with their families, but a getaway attempt fails and they’re forced to face the music. The King of Kong (2005) director was hired for his first fiction feature, a Yuletide comedy that … Continue reading Four Christmases

Fred Claus

SANTA’S BROTHER IS COMING TO TOWN. Fred Claus (Vince Vaughn) is in trouble and needs money; his brother (Paul Giamatti), who happens to be Santa, is willing to give him a loan only if he comes to the North Pole and works for it. Director David Dobkin reunited with Vaughn after Wedding Crashers (2005), but there isn’t a … Continue reading Fred Claus

Into the Wild: Dream or Death Wish

YOUR GREAT ADVENTURE ON ALASKA. The story of Christopher McCandless continues to be controversial. Jon Krakauer’s book, the documentary, and now this film by Sean Penn all address the positive aspects of the young man who ended up starving to death in 1992 in the Alaskan wilderness. But, as a friend of mine told me, … Continue reading Into the Wild: Dream or Death Wish

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

There isn’t much spark in the marriage between John and Jane Smith (Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie)… until they discover that they’re both secret agents targeted to kill each other. The man behind The Bourne Identity (2002) delivers another fast-paced action movie, featuring thrilling shootouts, a violent car chase, the comedy of Vince Vaughn, and the … Continue reading Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Starsky & Hutch

THEY’RE THE MAN. Two cops (Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson) who have completely opposing views on police work team up to bust a drug dealer (Vince Vaughn) who has come up with a new kind of cocaine. Another TV show makes it to the screen; this one ran from 1975-1979 and the Stiller-Wilson duo has changed … Continue reading Starsky & Hutch

Zoolander

3 % BODY FAT. 1 % BRAIN ACTIVITY. A fashion designer (Will Ferrell) plans to brainwash the dumbest male model around, which happens to be Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller), into assassinating a prime minister threatening to close down the designer’s business. That’s the stupid story of this “frat pack” comedy, but funny it still is, … Continue reading Zoolander

Domestic Disturbance

HE WILL DO ANYTHING TO PROTECT HIS FAMILY. 12-year-old Matt O’Leary (Danny Morrison) learns that mom’s new boyfriend (Vince Vaughn) is a very rotten apple and the only one who believes him is his father (John Travolta). Another cheap thriller from director Harold Becker. Only virtues are the performances from Vaughn as the pleasant but … Continue reading Domestic Disturbance