Screen Junkies » kevin james http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:30:46 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2′ Trailer Has The Requisite Amount Of Falling Down http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/paul-blart-mall-cop-2-trailer-has-the-requisite-amount-of-falling-down/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/paul-blart-mall-cop-2-trailer-has-the-requisite-amount-of-falling-down/#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:14:30 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=267395 Las Vegas has the best security in the world. Until now.

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Much like the curse that has been bestowed upon John McClane, Paul Blart too must battle thieves and hostage-takers wherever he goes. He also must fall down a lot, get into Segway accidents, fight exotic birds, and punch elderly women in their genitals.

In Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, the action moves to Las Vegas where Blart meets perhaps his greatest enemy — clean window glass. Also, the criminal mastermind that declares, “They say Las Vegas has the best security in the world, but we’re about to find out.” Seems like you’d want to find out BEFORE attempting to rob a casino vault. It’s that arrogance that is going to get him farted on at some point in the third act.

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That Adam Sandler-Kevin James Video Game Film Will Also Star Jane Krakowski http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/that-adam-sandler-kevin-james-video-game-film-will-also-star-jane-krakowski/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/that-adam-sandler-kevin-james-video-game-film-will-also-star-jane-krakowski/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:30:06 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=262762 I would like to see them in a 'GTA' or 'Mortal Kombat' adaptation.

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This is a rough one. Even though we have reported it before, we must now revisit the sublime unpleasantness that is a Kevin James-Adam Sandler video game apocalypse film called Pixel. The premise of the film is that Sandler is a video game expert who helps the Earth ward off an attack from prominent video game characters. Kevin James plays the president. YES. I’M AWARE OF WHAT I JUST WROTE!

It’s a mildly interesting premise before you read the words “Adam Sandler and Kevin James.” Then it just gets terrible. To its credit, it did manage to snag a wildly entertaining Jane Krakowski as the First Lady, so maybe there’s some hope for this film. As mentioned earlier, it also stars Peter Dinklage.

I don’t know what to think. Let’s put judgment on hold until we see a trailer. Until then, as with all Adam Sandler and Kevin James films, “cautious pessimism” is the way to go.

 

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Adam Sandler And Kevin James To Star In Film About Iconic Video Game Characters Attacking Earth http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/adam-sandler-and-kevin-james-to-star-in-film-about-iconic-video-game-characters-attacking-earth/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/adam-sandler-and-kevin-james-to-star-in-film-about-iconic-video-game-characters-attacking-earth/#comments Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:30:38 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=260674 They're dragging Peter Dinklage into it, too.

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You know how you were hanging out with your buddies and said real sarcastically, “I wish Adam Sandler and Kevin James were in every movie.” Well, some studio execs thought you were being sincere, and they put the two of them into a film called Pixel, in which Sandler and James are video game experts, and the world gets attacked by the likes of Q*bert and Pac-Man.

It sounds awesome!

It’s pretty well documented that Sandler is a Q*bert fan. It’s not at all, but I think we’re all pretty comfortable assuming that the sun rises and sets over his Q*bert fascination.

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There’s More ‘Paul Blart’ Story To Tell http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/theres-more-paul-blart-story-to-tell/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/theres-more-paul-blart-story-to-tell/#comments Wed, 08 Jan 2014 17:23:49 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=258629 You had a nice run, 'The Godfather II'.

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Kevin James has figured out more ways to fall on his fat ass. After the surprise success of 2009′s Paul Blart: Mall Cop, it was foregone conclusion that there would be a sequel. Four years and two box office duds later, James is ready to hop back on the Segway.

Andy Fickman, director of Parental Guidance and Escape to Witch Mountain, will direct from a script written by James and Nick Bakay. There are no plot details but let’s assume it involves rolling around on the floor. Probably in Europe this time. (THR)

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Kevin James Developing A Sitcom That Will Probably Run For 100 Episodes http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/kevin-james-developing-a-sitcom-that-will-probably-run-for-100-episodes/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/kevin-james-developing-a-sitcom-that-will-probably-run-for-100-episodes/#comments Wed, 02 Oct 2013 17:10:31 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=257354 I'm not saying that to be hyperbolic. It is contractually set up to run for 100 episodes.

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Kevin James, after pursuing a promising movie career underestimating the American public, is now looking to go back to what got him there in the first place…television. He’s looking at what’s called a “10-90″ sitcom, which I thought was the age range suitable for the show, but is actually how the order is structured. The network or studio orders 10 episodes without a pilot, trusting that Kevin James would never steer them wrong or hurt them. Then, as long as those episodes hit a ratings threshold, the studio will be obligated to order 90 more.

Yikes.

It’s the same deal we’ve seen with lots of other lowbrow TV shows, including those from Tyler Perry, Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management, the Martin Lawrence-Jennifer Lawrence Kelsey Grammer show, and new projects from both Roseanne and George Lopez.

Double yikes. That’s a lot of resting on laurels right there. It seems that this structure exists simply to bank on a star’s marketability, rather than content, which means that it’s the structure that network execs have been craving for years now.

There’s no word on what the Kevin James show will be about, but you can bet it will be schlubby as hell.

To reiterate…”Yikes.”

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Kevin James Finally Does A Nude Scene In ‘Grown Ups 2′ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/kevin-james-finally-does-a-nude-scene-in-grown-ups-2-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/kevin-james-finally-does-a-nude-scene-in-grown-ups-2-trailer/#comments Wed, 03 Apr 2013 12:49:23 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=254256 Also featuring Shaq's best performance since 'Kazaam'.

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Having had so much fun the first time around, Adam Sandler has convinced his celebrity friends to go on vacation and film it once again. Grown Ups 2 reunites the gang to further illustrate the kookiness of quaint New England life. And this time around, famed prude Kevin James is finally willing to give viewers what they want — a glimpse at what he’s rocking under that zookeeper‘s uniform.

The star who has previously refused to swim without wearing a t-shirt takes it all off along with Sandler, Chris Rock, and David Spade. If this doesn’t make Mr. Skin’s year-end, there’s no justice.

Also, this:

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Adam Sandler Spawns A ‘Grown Ups’ Sequel http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/adam-sandler-spawns-a-grown-ups-sequel/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/adam-sandler-spawns-a-grown-ups-sequel/#comments Wed, 07 Dec 2011 16:00:04 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=239020 More like GROAN Ups. Amirite?

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America, it’s time to get chocolate-wasted all over again. The success of Adam Sandler’s Jack & Jill cracked open the final seal allowing another detestable Happy Madison to slither free from Gehenna. Sandler’s next project will be a sequel to last year’s Grown Ups.

I’m still a huge fan of Adam Sandler‘s good movies, but this is… this is just… he’s just doing this to f**k with us now. No word yet on plot or returning cast, but let’s face it. The entire cast will return. This is only good news for David Spade. (Variety)

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Yes, THAT Kevin James Has Been Cast In The Drama ‘Little Boy’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/yes-that-kevin-james-has-been-cast-in-the-drama-little-boy/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/yes-that-kevin-james-has-been-cast-in-the-drama-little-boy/#comments Fri, 05 Aug 2011 22:10:11 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=223737 Is the world ready for Kevin James the actor?

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Is the world ready for Kevin James the actor? The Zookeeper is going to play a role that doesn’t require him to lose his balance for a change of pace. James will appear in Little Boy, an indie drama centering around a troubled boy who is left alone when his father heads off to World War II. Awww, c’mon, Kevin. Show the kid a tumble to cheer him up. There’s a rope swing right over there.

The film will star newcomer Jakob Salvati as well as Emily Watson, Ben Chaplin, and David Henrie. Director Alejandro Monteverde conducted a nationwide casting search before discovering Salvati. Little Boy begins filming at the end of August in Baja, California where James is told they have really, really good tacos. But seriously, are we ready to see James in non-moronic fare? Would be pretty funny to see him split his pants at the Oscars. (Variety)

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Links Away Photobomb Fridays: ‘Paul Blart’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/links-away-photobomb-fridays-paul-blart/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/links-away-photobomb-fridays-paul-blart/#comments Sat, 09 Jul 2011 00:30:55 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=219446 And Blart thought terrorists were trouble...

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And Blart thought terrorists were trouble...

Here are your weekend links.

Kevin James = Chris Farley (MovieLine)

Kenny Powers And K Swiss (BarstoolSports)

An Open Letter To Mississippi (Holytaco)

Adam Sandlers Newest Movie (FilmDrunk)

Selena Gomez‘s Side Boobs (CelebJihad)

Disgusting Oblivion Character (Unreality)

The Zookeepers Talking Animals (Moviefone)

Casey Anthony On Springer (PopEater)

Naughty Church Signs (Smosh)

The Most Inspirational Teachers Out There (Ranker)

Fight At The Wafflehouse (BroBible)

Leslie Bibb Hotness (Maxim)

Megan Fox Botox? (Pajiba)

Charlie Day vs Zach G (NextMovie)

Clay Guida MMA Commercial (CagePotato)

Sex Scenes Are Hard (MadeMan)

CivWorld Review (GameFront)

Zoraida Gomez Hotness (TuVez)

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In Defense Of Kevin James http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/in-defense-of-kevin-james/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/in-defense-of-kevin-james/#comments Wed, 06 Jul 2011 16:45:47 +0000 George "El Guapo" Roush http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=218827 We think you're more than just a fat guy who runs into things.

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Poor Kevin James. America’s funny fat guy, despite his enormous box office success, just can’t seem to earn any respect from critics. The Emmy nominated actor has appeared in a series of critical bombs, from 2002′s Pinocchio (0% on Rotten Tomatoes) to 2011′s The Dilemma (21%). He’s not a draw overseas, but movies like Paul Blart and Grown Ups have pulled in over $100 million domestically. He makes money, yet no one will take him seriously. Why is that?

In defense of Kevin James, I believe there’s more to him than just being the funny, round neighbor who finds himself in goofy situations. Deep down there’s a hidden De Niro behind all that pepperoni and pasta. I don’t want him to go down the road Adam Sandler is currently traveling, churning out bad comedy after bad comedy just for the quick buck. And I’m afraid with this Friday’s release of The zookeeper, a story about a zookeeper who has sex with (or maybe it’s talks with?) animals, that that’s exactly where he’s headed. Well no more, Mr. James. I’m here to help you. These are the roles you should be taking to guarantee your box office longevity, showing the world what you can truly do while earning some respect from film critics.

Handicapped, Intellectually Disabled Burn Victim

Playing a handicapped, disabled victim of a horrific accident is the perfect role for Kevin James. In Tears of a Cloud, Kevin plays Sgt. Lance Cantrill, an Iraq war veteran who saved his fellow soldiers during an attack, only to come home in a wheelchair with burns over 60% of his body and a grenade fragment stuck in his brain causing mental retardation. With a newborn baby on the way, James will have you weeping as he tries to reconnect with his family and friends while struggling to go back to his former life as a Hazmat diver.

Serial Killer

Know what’ buried beneath all of that fat? Complete and utter rage. For Killer at Extra-Large, James would terrify audiences playing a psychopathic madman who shows no mercy. Kidnapping, raping, torturing, raping again, then eating his victims, James would make Hannibal Lector look like a Sesame Street character. As a former federal forensic scientist who speaks nine different languages, James would become the world’s first global killer, traveling the planet searching for eastern European strippers and small Asian children to add to his growing collection of death. Only Daniel Day-Lewis has the smarts (and the acting ability) to try and capture former CIA specialist Dunky McHollister before Dunky can claim his 500th victim. A guaranteed Oscar win for James that catapults him to the top of Hollywood’s most wanted.

 

Comeback Athlete

In Sweating Pride, James would inspire us all as Clark Legpowder, a former four-time Tour de France winner who found himself spiraling into a dark hole of depression after the death of his wife and children. If only the teenage amusement park attendant had followed safety protocols and checked all the Ferris Wheel cars before being told to shut the ride down during a thunderstorm, Clark’s wife and kids wouldn’t have been stuck at the very top, innocent statistics in a tragic accident. Having gained 300 pounds and losing his will to live, Clark finds new inspiration in Tobey, a ten year-old stuttering child with tuberculosis who teaches him that what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger. Despite his heavy frame, and with only three weeks of training, Clark tells young Tobey that he will once again compete in the Tour de France and prove that the human spirit is the strongest f-f-f-f-force in the universe.

Fantasy Warrior

In “World of Lardassia” Kevin James would undergo months of hardcore bodybuilding and strength training to portray Kullnando, the fiercest barbarian warrior the lands of Lardassia have ever seen. A tan, ripped James moves like a panther, stealing treasures as he swiftly dispatches his enemies before bedding countless wenches in this hard ‘R’ three-picture fantasy adventure.

Kevin James, there’s more to you than your goofy comedy roles. I know you could pull off each of the characters I’ve described above and showcase your true talents to skeptics who only think of you as a one-trick comedian fatty pony. I know there’s greatness in you, Mr. James, and I can’t wait for the day when you prove to it to the world. Just please do it soon for I fear for our children’s dwindling taste in cinema.

Kevin James (most likely) loves to follow El Guapo on Twitter.

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Dracula Will Sound Like Adam Sandler In ‘Hotel Transylvania’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/adam-sandler-voicing-dracula-in-hotel-transylvania/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/adam-sandler-voicing-dracula-in-hotel-transylvania/#comments Tue, 05 Jul 2011 19:59:33 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=218870 Dracula is going to sound like a buffoon.

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Adam Sandler has been looking for a role that allows him to show up in sweat pants ever since Eight Crazy Nights, and it looks like he’s found it. Sandler will voice Dracula in the animated film Hotel Transylvania. Naturally he’ll be joined by Kevin James, David Spade, and Steve Buscemi who will play Frankenstein, Quasimodo, and The Wolfman respectively. Let’s assume they left the angry villager cameo for Rob Schneider.

Andy Samberg has also been cast as Jonathan Van Helsing, the new boy in town who Dracula’s daughter falls for. But wait, there’s hope for this project. Genndy Tartakovsky (who is awesome) is directing. He’s best known for Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and The Powerpuff Girls. Given that track record, there’s an outside chance that the movie won’t rely on Frankenstein being too fat to ride a Segway. (Variety)

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Zookeeper http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/zookeeper/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/zookeeper/#comments Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:49:57 +0000 Screen Junkies http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=8505 Director: Frank Coraci Cast: Adam Sandler, Sylvester Stallone, Rosario Dawson, Cher, Kevin James Synopsis: The animals at one particular zoo decide to break their code of silence in order to...

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Director: Frank Coraci

Cast: Adam Sandler, Sylvester Stallone, Rosario Dawson, Cher, Kevin James

Synopsis: The animals at one particular zoo decide to break their code of silence in order to help their lovabl zookeeper gain the attention of one particular woman.

Release Date: July 8, 2011

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Trailer For Kevin James’ ‘The Zookeeper’: Nothing Matters Anymore http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-trailer-for-kevin-james-the-zookeeper-nothing-matters-anymore/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-trailer-for-kevin-james-the-zookeeper-nothing-matters-anymore/#comments Tue, 17 May 2011 17:47:46 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=212464 If you were worried that Kevin James doesn't ride a tricycle in this movie, don't worry. You'll be fine.

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We all knew this day would come. Kevin James’ The Zookeeper is now 51 days from being released, and, as such, we have a trailer. Consequently, I just watched two-and-a-half minutes of this film, which was roughly 150 seconds more Kevin James movie than I wanted to watch.

Fortunately, this trailer follows the Kevin James checklist, so I can just copy and paste from my Hitch/Paul Blart/Grown-Ups reviews.

Is Kevin James:

  • in an unconventional, yet traditionally demeaning job?
  • a buffoon?
  • for reasons inexplicable dating an insanely hot girl?
  • redeemable?
  • rocking out to an apt classic rock song? (Talking Heads “Wild Life”)
  • talking to wise CGI animals? (new!)
  • riding a tricycle like an idiot? (new!)
  • responsible for the death of a giraffe in real life on the set? (new!)

Not sure what else you need to know. Once you heard or read, “Kevin James” and”Zookeeper,” you had already had your mind made up. And nothing here will dissuade you.

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Henry Winkler To Join Kevin James In A “Comedy” Film http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/henry-winkler-to-join-kevin-james-in-a-comedy-film/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/henry-winkler-to-join-kevin-james-in-a-comedy-film/#comments Wed, 02 Mar 2011 17:27:58 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=31104 Henry Winkler has signed on to star with Kevin James in next summer's 'Here Comes The Boom', a new movie that is being described as a comedy.

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Mind the quotation marks, people. Beloved actor Henry Winkler (“Happy Days,” The Waterboy, “Children’s Hospital“) has signed on to star with Kevin James in next summer’s Here Comes The Boom, a new movie that is being described as a comedy. The film, which stars Kevin James as a physics teacher who starts a side career as a mixed martial arts fighter to raise money to save the music program at his school and winds up fighting in the UFC. That’s right, the music program, not the science program. Why, you ask? Probably because he has a crush on the music teacher (I will bet you all one American dollar that I’m right).

Winkler will play a yet to be determined role, but you can bet that he’ll provide some kind of support for James’ character. Maybe he’ll be the principal at the school where he teaches, and while he’s terrified of Ultimate Fighting, he’s very sweet and supportive while also having a weird quirk! Allan Loeb and his brother James will write, while Frank Corachi, director of this summer’s Kevin James romp, The Zookeeeper, will be behind the camera, so you just know the film will have a light, subtle touch of a Merchant Ivory production. Here Comes The Boom will be released on July 27, 2012, just in time for your Apocalypse BBQ. (The Playlist)

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What The Hell Happened To Vince Vaughn? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/what-the-hell-happened-to-vince-vaughn/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/what-the-hell-happened-to-vince-vaughn/#comments Tue, 18 Jan 2011 00:19:33 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=17431 Any moron (like myself) who knows how to use IMDB can spot the correlation between Vaughn’s career as a producer and a dramatic drop in the quality of his films.

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Honestly, what the hell happened to Vince Vaughn? And no, I’m not making a joke about his weight. If I lived in Chicago and had access to the Italian beef and sausage combo on a daily basis, my ass would look a lot like Queen Latifah’s, so there’s no judgment there. Wha I am making a joke about is his career, which is also starting to look a lot like Queen Latifah’s.

It’s not like Vaughn was the next Peter Sellers, but he did star in some memorable films: Swingers, Old School, and Anchor Man, to name a few. His last decent film, The Wedding Crashers, was a critical and commercial success, bringing in close to $300 million. But it’s been six years since Vaughn’s been in something that didn’t suck less on screen than Chloë Sevigny. His latest film, The Dilemma, is currently tanking at the box office, which is due in no small part to the fact that it’s rocking a 25% favorable rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Critical reception isn’t everything, especially for a comedy. But considering that 25% is more than double what his last film scored, it’s clearly not an isolated incident.

Of his four previous films*, The Break-Up is the highest rated at 34%. Fours Christmases is next with 25%, followed by Fred Claus at 21% and rounded out with Couples Retreat at a whopping 12%. If you combine all four of those scores, the total is still seven points below Toy Story 3. I understand that not every attempt is going to be a hit. Making a film is extremely difficult work, and it’s easy for an asshole hack like myself to sit in my underwear and criticize via the Internet. But the fact that it’s easy for me to criticize doesn’t mean I’m wrong. Vaughn’s last five years of work are an embarrassment by any reasonable standard.

So, what caused Vaughn to pull an Adam Sandler? While there’s no telling for sure, it’s worth noting that Vaughn and his sister Victoria began Wild West Picture Show Productions in 2006, and the company was responsible for the five turds we’ve already discussed. This could just be a coincidence, but all things considered, it would be one hell of a fluke. Maybe the added responsibility of producing has clouded Vaughn’s judgment. Or perhaps he simply gave up all pretense of making a quality product and is now worried only about the bottom line. In either case, any moron (like myself) who knows how to use IMDB can spot the correlation between Vaughn’s career as a producer and a dramatic drop in the quality of his films.

To be clear, Vaughn is not only likable, but talented. That’s what makes the whole situation so frustrating. To see the guy who played Beanie Campbell in Old School sharing the screen with Paul Blart is depressing, and the fact that it’s in a romantic comedy just adds insult to injury. It’s one thing to see a struggling/washed up actor doing crap films to make ends meet. But Vaughn can literally do anything he wants, and he chooses to make Couples Retreat.

There may be hope for Vaughn, as there are rumors of an upcoming project with director David O. Russell. Although to put things into perspective, Ron Howard directed The Dilemma, so even a good director is no guarantee. But whatever happens, it’s high time Vince Vaughn decided to, once again, start making comedies that are actually funny.

Actually, scratch that. It’s high time Vaughn decided to start acting in comedies that are actually funny. He should leave the producing to someone else.

* Note: Into the Wild was not included because Vaughn did not have a starring role.

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Review: The Dilemma http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-the-dilemma/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-the-dilemma/#comments Fri, 14 Jan 2011 17:04:38 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=16740 From Academy Award winning director Ron Howard comes a January movie. The Dilemma is about a dilemma that’s very real, but it’s not funny.

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From Academy Award winning director Ron Howard comes a January movie. The Dilemma is about a dilemma that’s very real, but it’s not funny. So they fill the movie with contrived B.S. that’s also not funny.

Ronny (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Kevin James) are couple friends. They’re best friends but they always hang out with their significant others too — Ronny’s wife Geneva (Winona Ryder) and Nick’s girlfriend Beth (Jennifer Connelly). They talk about what it takes to really know someone, and they dance because you liked Kevin James dancing in Hitch.

Nick and Ronny have a car idea for GM. That’s the big job they work on in between relationship issues. I always wonder who comes up with the jobs people do in movies when they don’t actually matter. Did screenwriter Allan Loeb really think, “I really want to tell the story of electric engine designers in crisis?” Or did he say, “Let Ron Howard figure out what they do for a living.”

While scouting a location for his own proposal, Ronny catches Geneva making out with a dude we’ll later learn is Zip (Channing Tatum). Does he tell his best friend? Would it be more human to wait until all the pressure of the GM deal is over? Well, it’s a movie so any mature decision Ronny could make is off the table.

Remember when Vince Vaughn used to keep it real? No gimmicks, just breaking the tension of real relationships with comedy. To fill out two hours in The Dilemma, he has to fall into some poison plants that make his pee hurt, argue over the audience trick shot at a hockey game, and climb trees to spy on Zip.

Vaughn is out of things to riff about, so he does the speech from Miracle. Ronny makes up lies about what trouble he’s been in because he can’t tell Beth he’s planning a proposal and he can’t tell Nick what he knows. Dropping a wad of cash (intended for a ring) and keeping secrets make it look like Ronny’s gambling again. Misunderstanding circumstances is not the same as a joke.

The women give some powerhouse performances though. Geneva shows Ronny how she can turn on the tears if she has to claim Ronny made a pass at her to cover her ass. It’s pretty evil, but evil is not funny. Beth is the most amazing girlfriend ever. In the face of ridiculous behavior, she wants to be supportive and Ronny’s the ass to refuse. Queen Latifah talks about her lady wood in an embarrassing bit part, and it’s so funny that she says it twice. But Connelly and Ryder make something out of this nonsense.

There is some good drama in the resolution, but this ain’t the drama version. They had their chance to make a drama and they made the wrong choice.

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‘Paul Blart’ Farts, Does Martial Arts For ‘Click’ Director http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/paul-blart-farts-does-martial-arts-for-click-director/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/paul-blart-farts-does-martial-arts-for-click-director/#comments Tue, 11 Jan 2011 02:27:21 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=15162 Sony announced that Kevin James, who stars in Oscar bait like Paul Blart: Mall Cop, will re-team with Frank Coraci, his director from 2011's The Zookeeper, for an MMA movie.

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Sony announced that Kevin James, who stars in Oscar bait like Paul Blart: Mall Cop, will re-team with Frank Coraci, his director from 2011′s The Zookeeper, for an MMA movie. As we reported in September, the still untitled movie stars James as a teacher who does a little mixed martial arts in his spare time to help save the school’s beloved music program. If my teacher was schlubbery Kevin James, and he began class one day by saying, “anyone want me to get my ass kicked to save music class,” even though I hated going to band practice, I’d still be like, “yes, you’ve gotta get your teeth kicked in — I love band so much.”

Coraci is one of Adam Sandler’s directors of choice. He helmed The Waterboy, Click and The Wedding Singer. His newest movie, The Zookeeper, apparently tested so high with audiences they’re releasing it in July. We wish Coraci good luck and if he has any lingering doubts about whether or not he can direct this film, this is all we have to say. (Deadline)

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The Dilemma http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/the-dilemma/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/the-dilemma/#comments Mon, 03 Jan 2011 17:03:26 +0000 Reza F. Director: Ron Howard Cast: Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Kevin James, Channing Tatum Synopsis: A man discovers that his best friend’s wife is having an affair. Release Date: January...

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Director: Ron Howard

Cast: Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Kevin James, Channing Tatum

Synopsis: A man discovers that his best friend’s wife is having an affair.

Release Date: January 14, 2010

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Salma Hayek and Kevin James’s Big Breasts May Work Together http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/salma-hayeks-big-breasts-may-work-with-kevin-james-big-breasts/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/salma-hayeks-big-breasts-may-work-with-kevin-james-big-breasts/#comments Sun, 12 Dec 2010 19:30:09 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=12125 Salma Hayek and her breasts are being eyed for the female lead in an upcoming Kevin James film.

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Salma Hayek and her breasts are being eyed for the female lead in an upcoming Kevin James film, Collider is reporting in a very sad tone. In the untitled film, which will no doubt be called Large Naturals Vol. 37,  audiences will see Kevin James play a teacher who starts moonlighting as…get this…an MMA fighter! Hilarious! It’s funny cause he’s fat! Talk about a fish out of water. It’s a ridiculous concept…not as ridiculous as Kevin James getting paid millions of dollars to star in a comedy, but ridiculous all the same.

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Sandler And James Could Ding Up ‘Valet Guys’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sandler-and-james-could-ding-up-valet-guys/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sandler-and-james-could-ding-up-valet-guys/#comments Tue, 07 Dec 2010 18:40:13 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=11558 Adam Sandler and Kevin James may have figured out which vehicle James will take nutshots in next. Sony just picked up a pitch from actor/comedian/writer/talking cat Nick Bakay for Valet Guys.

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I miss The Blue Brothers.

Adam Sandler and Kevin James may have figured out which vehicle James will take nutshots in next. Sony just picked up a pitch from actor/comedian/writer/talking cat Nick Bakay for Valet Guys. If Sandler and James sign on, they’ll play two valet parking guys at a South Beach hotel forced to go on the run after witnessing a murder.

Before Chuck and Larry pronounce their involvement, however, a few things must fall into place. Dennis Dugan must sign on to direct. The script must contain jokes where James has trouble getting out of a low-to-the-ground sports car. And Rob Schneider must be allowed to show up everyday around crew meal. And he’s allowed seconds. (Deadline)

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Kevin James In ‘The Zookeeper’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/kevin-james-in-the-zookeeper-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/kevin-james-in-the-zookeeper-trailer/#comments Fri, 05 Nov 2010 21:01:00 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=6959 I can't even muster up the will to make a clever headline for this post. Columbia Pictures has dropped the trailer for The Zookeeper starring Kevin James. He's basically Doctor Doolittle sans the title that comes from years spent in animal medical school.

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I can’t even muster up the will to make a clever headline for this post. Columbia Pictures has dropped the trailer for The Zookeeper starring Kevin James. He’s basically Doctor Doolittle sans the title that comes from years spent in animal medical school. A civilian that talks to animals? I’d say this guy could be another Son of Sam if he wasn’t such an idiot.

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Ron Howard Keeping the Gay In ‘The Dilemma’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ron-howard-keeping-the-gay-in-the-dilemma/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ron-howard-keeping-the-gay-in-the-dilemma/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Artist rendering. You wouldn't know it by the trailer for his most recent movie, but Ron Howard is a protector of comedy. The director won't cave to the pressure that GLAAD is applying to edit the offensive Vince Vaughn line "Electric cars are gay," from both advertising and the final version of The Dilemma. He's quoted as saying: "'The Dilemma' is a comedy for grown-ups, not kids.  It's true that the moment took on extra significance in light of some events that surrounded the release of the trailer and the studio made the decision to remove it from advertising, which I think was appropriate.  I believe in sensitivity but not censorship. I feel that our film is taking additional heat as an emblem for many movies and TV shows that preceded it that have even more provocative characterizations and language. It is a slight moment in THE DILEMMA meant to demonstrate an aspect of our lead character's personality, and we never expected it to represent our intentions or the point of view of the movie or those of us who made it." Very well put. When reached for comment, Vince Vaughn added: "This pressure is gay." And then Kevin James made out with a sandwich. (LA Times)

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Artist rendering.

You wouldn’t know it by the trailer for his most recent movie, but Ron Howard is a protector of comedy. The director won’t cave to the pressure that GLAAD is applying to edit the offensive Vince Vaughn line "Electric cars are gay," from both advertising and the final version of The Dilemma. He’s quoted as saying:

&quot’The Dilemma‘ is a comedy for grown-ups, not kids.  It’s true that the moment took on extra significance in light of some events that surrounded the release of the trailer and the studio made the decision to remove it from advertising, which I think was appropriate.  I believe in sensitivity but not censorship. I feel that our film is taking additional heat as an emblem for many movies and TV shows that preceded it that have even more provocative characterizations and language. It is a slight moment in THE DILEMMA meant to demonstrate an aspect of our lead character’s personality, and we never expected it to represent our intentions or the point of view of the movie or those of us who made it."

Very well put. When reached for comment, Vince Vaughn added:

"This pressure is gay."

And then Kevin James made out with a sandwich. (LA Times)

 

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Vince Vaughn Is Challenged In Trailer For ‘The Dilemma’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/vince-vaughn-is-challenged-in-trailer-for-the-dilemma/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/vince-vaughn-is-challenged-in-trailer-for-the-dilemma/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 From Academy Award-Winning Director Ron Howard comes... a movie where Vince Vaughn gets poison ivy on his schlong. And Channing Tatum probably gets worse when he puts his in Winona Ryder. Despite the Farrelly-esque setups, The Dilemma looks funny. Hate on Vince Vaughn all you want but the man flawlessly delivers the line, "Ladies and gentlemen, electric cars... are gay." Back to schlongs, Queen Latifah mentions that she's sporting "ladywood." Cute, but I'd have called it a "HERection." I'm not an Academy Award winner though, so what do I know? Check out the trailer after the jump...

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From Academy Award-Winning Director Ron Howard comes… a movie where Vince Vaughn gets poison ivy on his schlong. And Channing Tatum probably gets worse when he puts his in Winona Ryder. Despite the Farrelly-esque setups, The Dilemma looks funny. Hate on Vince Vaughn all you want but the man flawlessly delivers the line, "Ladies and gentlemen, electric cars… are gay."

Back to schlongs, Queen Latifah mentions that she’s sporting "ladywood." Cute, but I’d have called it a "HERection." I’m not an Academy Award winner though, so what do I know?

Check out the trailer after the jump…


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Kevin James To Mix Martial Arts With Easy Laughs http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kevin-james-to-mix-martial-arts-with-easy-laughs/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kevin-james-to-mix-martial-arts-with-easy-laughs/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The impossible task of squeezing Kevin James into a stock car has most likely led to his newest project. The comedian has agreed to fall down and get hit in the groin a lot in an untitled mixed martial arts movie. In the film, James stars as a teacher who moonlights as a mixed martial artist in order to prevent budget cuts from shutting down the school's music program. If Sony is truly in need of a title for this, may I suggest Mr. Hollandaise's Opus? Because he's very fat, you see. Please make all checks out to cash. (Deadline)

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The impossible task of squeezing Kevin James into a stock car has most likely led to his newest project. The comedian has agreed to fall down and get hit in the groin a lot in an untitled mixed martial arts movie. In the film, James stars as a teacher who moonlights as a mixed martial artist in order to prevent budget cuts from shutting down the school’s music program. If Sony is truly in need of a title for this, may I suggest Mr. Hollandaise’s Opus? Because he’s very fat, you see.

Please make all checks out to cash. (Deadline)

 

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First Look at Ron Howard’s ‘The Dilemma’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/first-look-at-ron-howards-the-dilemma/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/first-look-at-ron-howards-the-dilemma/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 USAToday has a first look at Ron Howard's new film, The Dilemma. It stars Vince Vaughn as a guy who discovers that his best friend's (Kevin James) wife (Winona Ryder) is cheating on him with Channing Tatum. Not the real Channing Tatum, but the character he plays. In case you're confused as to where this movie came from, it used to be called Cheaters. It's great to see Ron Howard taking on a comedy again. I've grown weary of his religious projects with Tom Hanks in long, stringy hair. Hopefully The Dilemma will be more Parenthood than EdTV. I'd also like to mention that the above scene takes place at Chicago's famous hot dog joint, Weiner Circle. A more dangerous place to bring Vaughn and James I cannot think of.

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USAToday has a first look at Ron Howard’s new film, The Dilemma. It stars Vince Vaughn as a guy who discovers that his best friend’s (Kevin James) wife (Winona Ryder) is cheating on him with Channing Tatum. Not the real Channing Tatum, but the character he plays. In case you’re confused as to where this movie came from, it used to be called Cheaters.

It’s great to see Ron Howard taking on a comedy again. I’ve grown weary of his religious projects with Tom Hanks in long, stringy hair. Hopefully The Dilemma will be more Parenthood than EdTV. I’d also like to mention that the above scene takes place at Chicago’s famous hot dog joint, Weiner Circle. A more dangerous place to bring Vaughn and James I cannot think of.

 

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Review: ‘Grown Ups’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-grown-ups/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-grown-ups/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Grown Ups PG-13, 98min., 2010 Cast: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schiender, Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, Maya Rudolph, Colin Quinn, Tim Meadows and Steve Buscemi Directed by Dennis Dugean Screenplay Adam Sandler and Fred Wolf   Throughout the 98 minutes of Grown Ups your brain keeps nudging you to just repeat these words: “It's no surprise, because it's an Adam Sandler movie.”   Here we have a full-fledged cast of comedians from Sandler, to Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, and yes, even the forever slave to Sandler movies, Rob Schneider counts as a comic, telling no jokes and just delivering kick to the balls or pie in the face moments.   It's no surprise because it's an Adam Sandler movie. MORE AFTER THE JUMP...

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Grown Ups
PG-13, 98min., 2010
Cast: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schiender, Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, Maya Rudolph, Colin Quinn, Tim Meadows and Steve Buscemi
Directed by Dennis Dugean
Screenplay Adam Sandler and Fred Wolf
 
Throughout the 98 minutes of Grown Ups your brain keeps nudging you to just repeat these words: “It’s no surprise, because it’s an Adam Sandler movie.”
 
Here we have a full-fledged cast of comedians from Sandler, to Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, and yes, even the forever slave to Sandler movies, Rob Schneider counts as a comic, telling no jokes and just delivering kick to the balls or pie in the face moments.
 
It’s no surprise because it’s an Adam Sandler movie.

MORE AFTER THE JUMP…

 
Even real actresses like Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, and Maya Rudolph are given very little to do other than speak a line every 10 minutes and then have breast milk shoot at them or have toilet paper get stuck to their butts.
 
It’s no surprise because it’s an Adam Sandler movie.
 
Cameos by SNL cast members Colin Quinn, Tim Meadows and even Steve Buscemi offer little help to punch up the material, though Meadows and Rock get into a quick scuffle, providing one of the movies only few good laughs. Which is what people want from a Sandler movie: a good laugh here and there, but here it’s just a bunch of endless dick and fart jokes.
 
It’s no surprise because it’s an Adam Sandler movie.
 
The movie looks very expensive from all of the extras and large set pieces – from a New Hampshire lake house to a mammoth-sized water park and a huge 4th of July picnic at the end. The movie was just an excuse to go on vacation and get paid at the same time for Sandler and his crew.
 
It’s no surprise because it’s an Adam Sandler…
Time Out. Stop this madness.
 
Why has Sandle taken the money and run? We’ve seen Sandler make unapologetic critic-proof movies since the the mid-90s, but somewhere when his movies started to make money–throwing the middle finger at Big Daddy–they’ve become some of the most blandest and forgettable comedy movies of the past decade.
 
Not including Punch Drunk-Love, Reign Over Me, or Funny People, which all may be another excuse for him to go back and make these kind of money burning movies.
 
Kids growing up back in the mid-90s of the Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore days could quote Sandler left and right, “Stop staring at me swwwan”, “Sooo hot want to touch the hiney, ouwww!” It was stupid but funny. Now, I can’t think of one line from Click, I Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, or even 50 First Dates worth shouting at my friends at an inappropriate time. 
 
By the end of Grown Ups, your brain is hurting from repeating these excuses, you’ve realized that you have officially ‘grown up’ from these “kind of comedies," yet all you want to do is run out of the theater like a scared little kid.

Grade: D-

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Kevin James; ‘Here Comes the Boom’; Fill In Joke http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kevin-james;-here-comes-the-boom;-fill-in-joke/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kevin-james;-here-comes-the-boom;-fill-in-joke/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 No stranger to making a sissy, Kevin James is now slated to go boom. Sony and Columbia have signed James to star in the action movie Here Comes the Boom. Salma Hayek is in talks for the female lead. If she is to sign on, this will be the second time her mammeries have starred opposite James's.The script is written by James and The Zookeeper scribe Rock Reuben, who is also a veteran of "The King of Queens." Though the log-line is being kept under wraps, the title conjurs up an image for me of the portly star slo-mo diving away from an explosion or toward a wedding cake. Maybe both. One way or the other, a cake is totally screwed in this movie. (Variety)

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No stranger to making a sissy, Kevin James is now slated to go boom. Sony and Columbia have signed James to star in the action movie Here Comes the Boom. Salma Hayek is in talks for the female lead. If she is to sign on, this will be the second time her mammeries have starred opposite James’s.

The script is written by James and The Zookeeper scribe Rock Reuben, who is also a veteran of "The King of Queens." Though the log-line is being kept under wraps, the title conjurs up an image for me of the portly star slo-mo diving away from an explosion or toward a wedding cake. Maybe both. One way or the other, a cake is totally screwed in this movie. (Variety)

 

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‘Grown Ups’ Trailer Makes Us Nostalgic for Laughs http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/grown-ups-trailer-makes-us-nostalgic-for-laughs/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/grown-ups-trailer-makes-us-nostalgic-for-laughs/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Rock and Spade watching playback. Last summer, Adam Sandler decided he wanted to take a New England vacation with his buddies and stare at Salma Hayek's cans all day. A film crew tagged along and now we have Grown Ups. The film assumes the very believable premise of five guys who were childhood friends but haven't seen one another since they were twelve years old, so they decide to get to know one another again thirty years later. This isn't very different from the teaser we already saw. They just made more room for pee jokes. The movie opens June 25th and stars SNL's cast circa 1992 with the notable busty additions of Salma and Kevin James. Watch Kevin James make a sissy after the jump.

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Rock and Spade watching playback.

Last summer, Adam Sandler decided he wanted to take a New England vacation with his buddies and stare at Salma Hayek’s cans all day. A film crew tagged along and now we have Grown Ups.

The film assumes the very believable premise of five guys who were childhood friends but haven’t seen one another since they were twelve years old, so they decide to get to know one another again thirty years later. This isn’t very different from the teaser we already saw. They just made more room for pee jokes. The movie opens June 25th and stars SNL’s cast circa 1992 with the notable busty additions of Salma and Kevin James.

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Kevin James and Vince Vaughn to Double-Team Craft Services Table http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kevin-james-and-vince-vaughn-to-double-team-craft-services-table/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kevin-james-and-vince-vaughn-to-double-team-craft-services-table/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 A lot of food gets wasted on film and commercial sets but that shouldn't be a problem on Ron Howard's upcoming comedy. Kevin James is expected to sign-on to play opposite Vince Vaughn in the untitled comedy about infidelity. In the film, Vaughn will play a man who finds out his best friend's wife is cheating and struggles with what to do with that knowledge. James, who appears next in Grown Ups, will play the betrayed friend who struggles with a pair of Docker's.It's good to see Ron Howard returning to comedy. I'm optimistic that these three will turn out genuinely touching, funny moments with a lot of heart. An enlarged heart, if you will. (THR)

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A lot of food gets wasted on film and commercial sets but that shouldn’t be a problem on Ron Howard’s upcoming comedy. Kevin James is expected to sign-on to play opposite Vince Vaughn in the untitled comedy about infidelity. In the film, Vaughn will play a man who finds out his best friend’s wife is cheating and struggles with what to do with that knowledge. James, who appears next in Grown Ups, will play the betrayed friend who struggles with a pair of Docker’s.

It’s good to see Ron Howard returning to comedy. I’m optimistic that these three will turn out genuinely touching, funny moments with a lot of heart. An enlarged heart, if you will. (THR)

 

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GROWN UPS http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/grown-ups/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/grown-ups/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Director: Dennis DuganCast: Adam Sandler, Selma Hayek, David Spade, Chris Rock, Kevin James, Rob SchneiderSynopsis: Thirty years after their high school graduation, five good friends reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.

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Director: Dennis Dugan

Cast: Adam Sandler, Selma Hayek, David Spade, Chris Rock, Kevin James, Rob Schneider

Synopsis: Thirty years after thei high school graduation, five good friends reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.

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