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The Hangover Part III: Movie Review

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When The Hangover hit screens in 2009, it was a breath of fresh air after Judd Apatow and his consortium took over American comedies.  This was no feel-good comedy about people learning lessons, it was about guys doing dumb things they couldn't remember while in Vegas. It also launched Zach Galifianakis and Bradley Cooper as movie stars. The second film,...

'The Hangover III' Trailer: Just Like The Last Two, Except It Has A 'III'...

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Well, the trailer for the long-awaited (I’m assuming at least someone was waiting for this thing) The Hangover III is finally here.  And guess what?  In the film, Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, and Ed Helms travel to the party cities of Las Vegas and Tijuana, where a series of increasing misunderstandings and bad decisions lead to all...

Blu-ray and DVD Picks For May 15 – 21

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2012’s biggest films of the early months are starting to hit DVD and Blu-ray, and we’ve got some of January and February’s surprise hits, and at least one of its failures. We’ve also got a great Criterion catalog title and a bunch of Disney films from the 1980’s and 90’s. Check out this week’s big releases below.

Todd Phillips Brings the Project X Trailer

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Todd Phillips is one of the most successful comedy directors in the history of cinema. Between the two Hangover movies, he's shown that comedies can be blockbusters and now he's also working to shepherd projects as producer. His latest producing gig is on Project X, which has been kept under wraps as a mystery project and now...

The Hangover Part II: Movie Review

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The Hangover gang's all back for another round of waking up and having no idea how bad things got the night before.For The Hangover Part II, the challenge - as a comedy - is to find a compelling narrative to return to a similar well. Most comic sequels end up redressing the original premise in one way or another to do it again, here the...

The Hangover Part II Trailer to be Destroyed

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Ultimate tragedy! The trailer for Todd Phillips' The Hangover Part II that was released last week - and attached to Source Code - is being destroyed by the MPAA. The trailer went out first on the internet, where it will long live. Joblo broke the story, and this story raises interesting questions about what exactly happened. It's as if we...

The Hangover II Trailer Offers More of the Same

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Warner Brothers has been relatively tight-lipped about Todd Phillips's The Hangover Part II and its plot details, but more is emerging thanks to the full trailer, which just debuted. It shows that Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis are back in a similar position of not remembering the night before and this time it's not Justin Bartha they've lost, but a...

Due Date: Movie Review

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This week Hangover director Todd Phillips releases his latest comedy Due Date starring none other than two of our favorite faces Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis. This film had all the child-beating, masturbating, fat bodily parts in face rubbing, dog abusing jokes you can think of! That's right, when you think of Phillips' you should be thinking about...

Interview: Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Todd Phillips for Due Date...

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Last week we attended a press conference for director Todd Phillips upcoming comedy Due Date starring Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis and there was an interesting, albeit entertaining dynamic between the three gentlemen who were not always so kind to the others in the press conference. Downey with his quick wit and self-confessed ego seemed to enjoy taunting...

Zach Galifianakis Says He Didn't Get Mel Gibson Fired From Hangover 2

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Over the past couple of weeks, The Hangover 2 has been the center of attention for all the wrong reasons. The film has been overshadowed by a dark cloud brought upon us by Mel Gibson. The Oscar winner was set to do a cameo in the sequel but the cast and crew were against it causing director Todd Phillips to drop him. Rumors soon spread that Galifianakis was the main...

The Hangover 2 Drops Mel Gibson Cameo, Cast Didn't Want Him

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Update: Gibson has been replaced by Liam Neeson. Read the casting announcement now! All the hype surrounding Mel Gibson and his comedic return to the big screen has been a total waste. The actor was confirmed to appear in Todd Phillips upcoming sequel The Hangover 2 for Warner Bros but according to Coming Soon, it's not happening. Phillips...

The Hangover Director to Produce John Belushi Biopic

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Todd Phillips, the director of such comedic hits as Old School and The Hangover is set to produce a biopic based on the turbulent life of actor John Belushi. The young comedian and "Saturday Night Live" cast member died at the age of 33 in 1982 from a drug overdose. Like most stars who go before their time,...

The Hangover 2 To Be Set In Thailand

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Because beating an idea to death is what we all know and love Hollywood for, a long-rumored sequel to the runaway comedy hit The Hangover is now in production.  One question that’s been lingering about the sequel, though, was where would it take place?  What location could possibly live up to the glittery decadence and depravity that is so deeply ingrained within Las Vegas, the...

Robert Downey Jr, Zach Galifianakis in Due Date Trailer

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The first trailer for Todd Phillips follow up to the 2009 megahit The Hangover is Due Date. It reunites the director with actor Zach Galifianakis and brings on newbies Robert Downey Jr, Michelle Monaghan, and Jamie Foxx. The film is filled with previous castmates like Downey and Monaghan who worked together in 2005's Kiss, Kiss,...

Todd Phillips Project X Details Revealed

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For a while we've been hearing that The Hangover director Todd Phillips has been working on a top secret project with super-producer Joel Silver. Both are on board to help put together a small R-rated comedy for the feature directorial debut of Nima Nourizadeh. Other than that, no big names are attached to star and the premise has been hidden from the...

Todd Phillips' Hangover 2 Update

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Todd Phillips didn't waste anytime working on the sequel to last summer's hit, The Hangover. The director recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly and gave a script update, and dished about a couple of changes that he's made in terms of the film's location. In the last movie, Las Vegas was almost a secondary character but Phillips says it won't be the focal point the...

2009 Hollywood Film Festival Line-Up

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It's time for the 13th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and an official press release was just sent out revealing the film roster for this year's event. The programming includes features, documentaries, shorts and music videos from around the world, including films from Bulgaria, Canada, Germany, Israel, Mexico, the Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, Uganda, the United Kingdom and of course, the...

RZA Joins Downey in Due Date

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How many roles can rapper-turned-actor the RZA be cast in? He appeared in this summer's Funny People, signed on to star in the upcoming Paul Haggis drama The Next Three Days, and now he's set to star opposite Robert Downey, Jr.? According to Variety, the RZA has joined Todd Phillips latest comedy, Due Date.

Michelle Monaghan Cast in Due Date

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Michelle Monaghan has been cast in the upcoming Todd Phillips comedy, Due Date. According to Collider the actress will star as the female lead opposite Robert Downey Jr., and Zach Galifianakis. This will be a reunion for Monaghan and Downey who previously starred together in the 2005 film, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. It will also be the reteaming...

Zach Galifianakis Skeptical About Hangover 2

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The rumors regarding the follow up to the "surprise" hit The Hangover was put to rest when it blew away its competition with its June debut. The film gave some well earned exposure to stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha, and Zach Galifianakis. With all the success surrounding the movie, you'd think everyone would be gung ho...