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Remember when The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift couldnít even muster $25 million at the domestic box office during its opening weekend seven years ago? Let the record show the franchiseís successes in the years since have not been flukes. The latest installment in the series not only looks poised to win the box office crown this weekend, it looks poised to leave tire tracks all over the competing films.
Fans had a lot of problems with The Hangover Part II, but nothing seemed to bother people more than how similar the plot was to the original. It was the exact same outline, only forty percent as funny and lacking in freshness. Luckily, it seems Todd Phillips and company were listening to all the Internet bitching
While most of us have never accidentally kidnapped a naked Asian gangster or received an unwanted Mike Tyson-inspired facial tattoo, everybody can relate to the idea of a crazy weekend with friends. There's one fellow, however, who insists that The Hangover Part II hits just a little too close to home...close enough that he's filed a lawsuit
It is baffling to me to see that the most pirated movies are the very movies that work best on the big screen. Movie piracy continues to be an issue, and based on the list of most pirated movies, those who are opting not to pay for their entertainment prefer the big blockbuster movies, Avatar topping the list with a whopping 21 million downloads.
I vividly remember, during my own youth, my mother and father talking at the kitchen table and discarding wannabe babysitters for such reasons as lack of intelligence, possible drinking problem, ugliness and poor hygiene, but all that effort still didnít stop one hired hand from encouraging me to jump as far as I could off the back of the couch. She thought it was funny. I still do
The one interesting and/or surprising thing here is that Mazin's Hangover Part III co-writer Scot Armstrong is not mentioned as signing on already. Also there are no contracts yet signed requiring director Todd Phillips or any of the stars to return for a third film, or specifying their salaries
Hereís two new clips from The Hangover Part 2 which seem to confirm that this is exactly the movie weíre getting. Itís the same film. The first one has them waking up and discovering all the things that went wrong the night before, as they did in the first one.
The idea of "obviously" envisioning a comedy as part of a trilogy is a little bizarre, since there are very, very few examples of successful comedy trilogies and there's nothing in the original Hangover that looks like they're really setting things up for a sequel
Warner Bros. has released a series of six new character posters for The Hangover II. Even the monkey gets one. Actually of course the monkey gets one, because odds are heíll have a lot more screen time in this movie than Justin Bartha. What roof are you going to hang out on this time Doug?
Hereís whatís up according to the trailer: This time Stu is the one getting married and the boys go partying, only to wake up in a disgusting hotel room with no memory of what happened the night before. Theyíve lost someone (someone different this time) and they set out to find him. Thatís also the plot of the first movie, except this time it takes place in Bangkok and thereís a monkey.
While promoting the film Limitless, Bradley Cooper brought up an interesting topic; the character an actor plays winds up reflecting upon that actor. Basically, that meant that at a time, Cooper was seen as the nice guy from Alias then the jerk from Wedding Crashers and then the good looking smart alec from The Hangover. Well, now heís gearing up to turn that image upside down yet again with his latest film, Limitless.
When you really think about it, "unrated" DVDs are bullshit. All they do is give studios an excuse to release a new edition of a movie you already bought and squeeze more money out of you (this is commonly referred to as double dipping). In reality, however, all they are really doing is inserting deleted scenes back into the final cut and calling them "unrated," which they can do because technically the cut was never approved by the MPAA
We have a new photo from The Hangover II. Hopefully the movieís first trailer wonít be far behind. For now we have this still shot, in which Zach Galifiankis has no hair, Ed Helms has a Mike
The Hangover grossed hundreds of millions of dollars because it unflinchingly refused to compromise its heavy R-rating and adult subject matter. Only time will tell if this was the only PC-inspired
There's already a Hangover 2 in the works and set to start filming this fall, but the movie's writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore aren't letting go of their "morning after" premise until they've milked as much money out of it as they can
Had it not been for Bill Murray's screamingly hilarious turn as himself in Zombieland, the best cameo of the year would have most certainly gone to Mike Tyson for his performance in The Hangover.
Are Phil, Stu and Alan going to Thailand for The Hangover 2 or not? The answer was yes, then no and now it's yes again; The Hangover 2 is indeed set in Thailand
the nominations also include Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner up for Best Kiss for Valentine's Day, Ben Stiller in Night at the Museum 2, for Best Comedic Performance, and Zac Efron as Best Male Performance
Who would have ever thought a raunchy comedy about three guys running amok in Vegas would have turned into a cash machine? Warner Brothers certainly didnít the first time around, and neither did the actors.
Well, we should have seen this coming. Hollywood comedies are nothing if not riffs on one another, so if Big is a successful movie and The Hangover is a successful movie, why not combine them!
Today The Los Angeles Times is posing the question, "Is Ed Helms the new Steve Carell?" It's a question any fans of The Office have been able to answer for years
The Oscar nominations have finally been announced, but Hollywood's various guilds still have some of their own awards left to hand out. The American Cinema Editors have announced this year's winners of their Eddie awards
Expected participants include (500) Days of Summer, A Serious Man, Up in the Air and Precious, while Avatar represents a slight curveball
What's especially cool about this record, and what's got geek bloggers like me actually excited about a studio making a ton of money, is that Warner Bros. has somewhat established itself as the studio that will let directors make the movie they want to make
While I have no idea how Frank, Mitch and Beanie would have treated Thailand (or even end up there), the situation would be ripe for Phil, Stu and Alan. Should the report turn out to be true, you can be sure that caning, ladyboys and underage prostitutes won't be out of their grasp