When Todd Phillips and crew were filming the first Hangover film, they did so under the radar. No one thought a little Vegas based comedy starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zack Galifianakis could make any money. In fact, I’m sure some insiders probably asked “Galifi-who-kis?” What they underestimated was the power of an actual good movie and The Hangover became the top grossing R-rated comedy of all time. It made Galifianakis into a household name and bona fide box office draw, Helms is as popular as ever thanks to The Office and Bradley Cooper isn’t only Face from The A-Team, he’s mentioned in practically every single piece of superhero casting there is.
Because of that success, when production began on the sequel, The Hangover Part II, it was pretty obvious it wasn’t going to fly under the radar. So it’s no surprise that a second batch of set photos from The Hangover Part II just appeared online and, unlike the first batch, these certainly ruin some punchlines. Continue only if you don’t care about spoilers. Read More »
The Hangover 2 is currently shooting and, as tends to happen in today’s paparazzi/camera phone crazy society, the first photos from the set have surfaced. They show the whole gang, played by Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zack Galifianakis and, yes, even Justin Bartha, on location at the Ontario Airport in Ontario, CA. Thailand, here they come! Hit the jump to check out the pics from the Todd Phillips directed sequel. Read More »
$467 million in international box office tends raise some eyebrows in Hollywood. So when The Hangover became one of the biggest surprise hits in history, sequel news and rumors began running rampant. There was the huge pay increase stars Bradley Cooper, Zack Galifianakis and Ed Helms got for the film, some projects those guys left because of the inevitable shooting schedule and, of course, Thailand. The Asian country was rumored to be the setting, then it wasn’t, then it was again, according to director Todd Phillips.
No matter where it’s set, though, the biggest question remains how the setting of the film will facilitate the plot structure and debauchery we know and love from the original. Hit the jump to read the latest rumor about what exactly might happen while Phil, Stu and Alan party in Thailand. Read More »
Dimension Films has released the second trailer for the big screen adaptation of C. D. Payne‘s epistolary novel Youth in Revolt. Michael Cera stars in this “irreverent story about the wild adventures of a teenage boy named Nick Twisp who meets the girl of his dreams while on a family vacation and has to turn his life and the lives of all those around him upside down in order to be with her.” Newcomer Portia Doubleday plays Sheeni Saunders, and the film also features Steve Buscemi, Zack Galifianakis, and Ray Liotta.
I had a chance to see this film at the Toronto Film Festival, and its quite good. The new trailer is a bit over the top, filled with horrible voice over and a bunch of songs that don’t quite fit. Watch the new trailer now after the jump, and leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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Dimension Films has released the first trailer for the big screen adaptation of C. D. Payne’s epistolary novel Youth in Revolt on moviefone. Michael Cera stars in this “irreverent story about the wild adventures of a teenage boy named Nick Twisp who meets the girl of his dreams while on a family vacation and has to turn his life and the lives of all those around him upside down in order to be with her.” Newcomer Portia Doubleday plays Sheeni Saunders, and the film also features Steve Buscemi, Zack Galifianakis, and Ray Liotta.
The first thing I noticed from the trailer was the dark comedy, something I just wasn’t expecting as I’ve never read the novel. Also, Cera seems to be going for something different than his usual shtick. The film premieres in a couple weeks at the Toronto International Film Festival. Watch the trailer after the jump, and leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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