Toy Story 3, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade and Return of The Jedi are some of the most well reviewed films of the last 30 years. They are considered great films despite being the third film in a successful franchise. The Hangover III won't go down in history as the worst threequel of all-time, but it definitely forces itself into the discussion with characters that haven't changed one bit since the first film and a stale formula that expired about 5 minutes into Part III.
One of the things the things the film has going for it is its return to gags that center themselves around the repartee (if you can call it that) between the three major characters. Too bad this film forces Leslie Chow down our throats for the majority of the 100 minute running time, whom I have deemed the Jar Jar Binks of comedy films. Okay, maybe he's not that bad, but part of the charm of Mr. Chow in previous Hangover installments was the fact that he showed up when we least expected it.
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+ Even though people are still recovering from throwing their money at Star Trek Into Darkness this weekend and Iron Man 3 the two weekends before that, Warner Bros. wanted to remind them that they still ought to spend even more of it on Man of Steel, which comes out next month. Hence, the new trailer.
+ Justin Timberlake has proven to everyone each time he's showed up to the Cannes Film Festival that he's not only one of the most talented musicians, dancers, and actors around today, but that he dresses better than anyone else. No, really.
+ Now that Mandy Patinkin has signed on to star in Zach Braff's Kickstarter-funded film, stars like Kate Hudson and Anna Kendrick are taking note and jumping on the bandwagon.
+ Since it feels like years since we last heard about the film adaptation of Ender's Game, the marketing team behind the project decided to throw fans a bone by releasing a new promo poster featuring Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield (who strangely resembles Elijah Wood in it at first glance).
Heather Graham thinks Las Vegas is "phony."
The 43-year-old actress returned to the gambling capital in the Nevada desert to film the third installment of The Hangover, but finds it too superficial for her taste: "I don't like Las Vegas. People seem phony, they're spending all their money and it's sad. And it's also so cold with permanent air conditioning everywhere. I'm more the type who wants to be outside and look at a tree. I don't want to look at a machine."
Although she didn't enjoy the location, Heather especially liked the luxury trailers she and her co-stars - Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms - stayed in during filming. When asked what was different this time round, she replied, "Well, we had much nicer trailers, they're gorgeous, you can live in there, they're so nice! And Zach has gone on a total health kick, he's Mr Healthy, he's observing this really strict diet. He's this crazy comedian, but now he's super health-conscious, he doesn't eat sugar or gluten."
The film hits theaters May 24.
After its impressive box office record, it's only a matter of time before the sequel to The Hangover Part II is greenlit. The follow-up to the 2009 film The Hangover has grossed over $488 million to become the most globally successful R-rated comedy ever.
The Hangover Part II - which reunites original cast members Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Justin Bartha for the movie set in Bangkok - took in $21.4 million this weekend, surpassing the $468 million generated from the first movie and bringing the combined total to almost one billion dollars.
Following on from the box office success of The Hangover Part II, it is likely the cast and crew will return for a third film in the franchise with star Zach - who plays Alan Garner in the Todd Phillips-directed films - already getting calls about it. "They want to do a Hangover 3. I'm getting fricking phone calls already," Galifianakis said.
Filmmaker Todd has previously revealed another film in the series would be the last and thought it would be good to change the "template" of the franchise: "If we were to do a third one, and quite honestly we really haven't talked about it. I think we have a clear idea where that would head and it's certainly not in the same template you've seen these movies and obviously we always envisioned it as a trilogy as you can imagine, the third would very much a finale and an ending."
The Hangover: Part II probably isn’t the best movie for your niece, age 7... but the trailer for it is supposed to be. Pressure from the Motion Picture Association of America has forced Warner Bros. to pull their raunchy, monkey-infused trailer for the flick from movie houses. You can see the controversial trailer in the video above.
The objectional bit of the trailer is part of a scene featuring Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms together with a monkey and an elderly gent. Alan (Galifianakis) sticks a water bottle in the pants of the elderly gent, and the monkey… well, you can watch it above.
Expect a new trailer in theaters by April 15.
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Watch the trailer for the upcoming Puss in Boots movie, a spin-off from the beloved Shrek franchise. Antonio Banderas will reprise his voice role to bring Puss to life. Salma Hayek will voice love interest Kitty Softpaws, and Zach Galifianakis will voice the character Humpty Dumpty, the film’s villain.
Puss in Boots comes to theaters in November.
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Alan’s Wolfpack is back, and we’ve got the movie trailer to prove it. Watch the video above to see a teasing glimpse of The Hangover 2 that makes us laugh every time. How great does Zach Galifianakis look with a shaved head, hmm? He'll be reprising the role of Alan in the film, and again he's joined by Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms.
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader sailed to a first place finish this weekend despite a lackluster start. The latest C.S. Lewis adaptation – which was produced for an estimated $145 million – earned only $24 million in domestic sales. That figure is $31 million less than Prince Caspian’s debut and approximately $41 million below The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’s premiere.
Landing into second place was The Tourist, which rang in a disappointing $16.5 million. Although the film boasted two big A-list stars (Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie), the thriller turned in Depp’s smallest open for a wide release since 1999’s The Astronaut’s Wife.
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You can’t keep a good woman with long locks down.
Despite initially debuting in second place, Tangled reached new heights this week. The Disney feature climbed out of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow’s shadow to take the box office crown.
Tangled is now the second film this year to move up the ladder to the #1 spot. Another animated featured, How to Train Your Dragon, was the first.
The chart’s only new wide release, The Warrior’s Way, will likely fall out of the Top Ten by Week 2. The actioner starring Jang Dong-gun, Kate Bosworth and Geoffrey Rush started its run in ninth place.
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Tangled's tresses weren't quite long enough to get past the Deathly Hallows last weekend.
Despite a $48.8 million debut ($68.7 million since Wednesday), Disney's latest animated feature found itself in a tight race. The film starring Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi landed firmly into second place -- approximately $300,000 shy of two-time winner Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Burlesque, featuring Christina Aguilera and Cher, rang up $11.9 million in ticket sales and a fourth-place finish. Although that figure isn't exactly something to brag about, it does represent Cher's biggest opening to date.
Promises of nudity couldn't get Love and Other Drugs into the Top 5. The Anne Hathaway/Jake Gyllenhaal movie earned less than $10 million and a sixth place debut. Meanwhile, Faster -- starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Billy Bob Thornton -- grossed $8.5 million for seventh place.
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