BIRDMAN, wide release October 17
The Vaughnaissance is nigh, dear friends. And frankly, bab ganoush could use a pick me up. Since the surprising success of 2009’s Couples Retreat ($171 million worldwide gross against $70 million budget), Hollywood took Vince Vaughn out for a nice steak dinner and never called him back. In four starring roles since then, his movies have netted a total of $59 million. For four movies. That’s $186 million less than Wedding Crashers netted in 2005, when Vaughn’s stock was at its highest. Vaughn has a certain charm and a glimmer of legitimate acting chops hidden beneath box office debacles. True Detective seems like the perfect opportunity to veer his career down a path we had all hoped.
Also in this episode: Adam’s disappointment with Koi, Anthony’s disappointment with Mulaney, two young comedians that are on fire and a set of exciting October movies.