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Mr. Brown Verses The Internship

In 2005, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson stared in Wedding Crashers, a movie where two scheming Lotharios crash a high-end wedding for a politico's daughter, only to have Wilson's character, John, break several rules of the crashers' code, including falling in love with one of the bridesmaids, Clarie (Rachel McAdams) , whilst Jeremy, Vaughn's character, deals with a "stage five clinger" in Gloria (Isla Fisher). That movie was was a huge hit, both with critics and with audiences, as the film went on gross over $200 million domestically, becoming the highest grossing R-rated comedy of all time, up until 2009 where The Hangover took over the coveted title. In 2013, the pair reunited for the first time since Wedding Crashers with The Internship, a movie which Vaughn himself wrote and produced. For the first five minutes, it looked like the comedic charisma between Vaughn and Wilson would be as solid as ever, with some funny jokes about Nick (Wilson) gett…

Mr. Brown Verses The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger, based off the TV series starring Clayton Moore as the titular Lone Ranger and Jay Silverheeds playing the masked bandit's sidekick, Tonto, looked like a sure thing from Disney for two reasons. First, the movie brought back the same writing/producing/directing team which gave us the financially successful Pirates franchise: scribes Terry Rossio and Ted Elliot; director Gore Verbinski, his first live-action film after winning the Oscar for Best Animated Feature for Rango back in 2011, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer. And second, the casting looked promising. Johnny Depp, Captain Jack Sparrow himself, re-teamed for the fifth time with Verbinski, putting his spin on Tonto. Armie Hammer, great as both Winklevoss twins in The Social Network and as Hoover's secret love interest in the biopic J. Edgar, was slated to play John Reid, the deputized Texas Ranger who survives an ambush by a ruthless outlaw gang, only to be return as a masked vigilante out for justice on his…