For the second week in a row, a David has taken down a Goliath. Last week, a little magician thriller handily derailed a Will Smith juggernaut and this week, the tiny horror film 'The Purge' took 'The Internship' down a peg or a dozen. We're one month in and this summer movie season has already given us plenty of surprises at the box office.
Times are tough, but that doesn't mean we can't all have a good time at the movies, even if the movies are all about how tough the times are. Poverty has long been a solid catalyst for movie plots, especially comedy plots. The following films bear this theory out, as all either feature poor characters or focus on economics in some fundamental way. And this is just a mere sampling of the many films to find the humor in economic ruin.
Another summer weekend, another battle for the top spot. This time it's the low-budget horror flick 'The Purge' against the Vince Vaughn-Owen Wilson comedy 'The Internship.' So which film will be getting your dough?
The term "product placement" feels insufficient to describe the role of Google in 'The Internship.' This is not so much product placement in a movie as movie placement in a product. For two hours, viewers are treated to a series of bright, high-energy sales pitches for the San Francisco search engine and its vast array of products and services -- Google Play, Google Drive, Google Helpline, Google Maps and, of course, plain-old Googley Google -- plus, occasional attempts at comedy from Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson while they stand in front of giant Google logos. Shameless? Absolutely. But that wouldn't be such a problem if 'The Internship' wasn't so mirthless, as well.
A few weeks ago, we talked about our most anticipated films of the upcoming Summer movie season. It was full of the usual suspects: 'Pacific Rim,' 'Iron Man 3,' 'Man of Steel' and all of the other movies that you're already planning to see three...
Two professional salesman lose their jobs but manage to snag internships at Google despite being total luddites.
The first official 'The Internship' trailer has arrived, featuring Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, and the colorful world of Google. And it's actually funny!
It's a 'Wedding Crashers' reunion for 'The Internship' as "Boats 'n Hoes" lyricist Will Ferrell has just signed on to join former 'Crashers' friends Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson in the new comedy from director Shawn Levy. Things are about to get a little bit bro in here.
Is it just us or when you hear that John Goodman has been cast in any movie, it immediately shoots to the top of your must-see list? It does? Ok, so we're not the only ones who love the guy.
After pulling double duty last year in 'Bridesmaids' and 'X-Men: First Class,' we've been wondering if Rose Byrne's stock would rise after back-to-back hits. It looks like she's playing the love interest in 'The Internship,' where she'll be romantically paired with Owen Wilson, but there's a catch: she's his boss.