May 31, 2011
Box Office Guru Wrapup: The Hangover II Owns Long Weekend
This weekend, North American moviegoers stormed their local megaplexes as the four-day Memorial Day holiday frame set a new record led by strong openings for a pair of Asian-set sequels. The highly-anticipated comedy The Hangover Part II registered a scorching launch while the animated pic Kung Fu Panda 2 enjoyed a solid start of its own. The adventure tentpole Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides suffered a big drop in its second weekend but still contributed large numbers in third place as the summer of sequels drew massive numbers of ticket buyers into theaters making for the biggest weekend in a year and a half.
May 27, 2011
Critics Consensus: The Hangover Part II Could Use Rehab
This week at the movies, we've got men behaving badly? again (The Hangover Part II, starring Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms) and the return of a bamboo-eating martial artist (Kung Fu Panda 2, with voice work from Jack Black and Angelina Jolie). What do the critics have to say? Hey, remember The Hangover? It was pretty funny, right? What if they did basically the same thing, only this time in another country? Well, critics say that's essentially the problem with The Hangover Part II -- it's got hilariously bawdy gags and manic energy, but it's lacking the element of surprise that made the first film so fresh.
May 27, 2011
Total Recall: Memorable Movie Bachelor Parties
So we don't know if you've heard, but there's a sequel to a little movie called The Hangover coming out this week, in which pre-wedding festivities once again go horribly, hilariously awry for three guys in way, way over their heads (Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, and Ed Helms). The first Hangover took bachelor party comedy to a new level, so in honor of the Wolfpack's return, we took a look at some of the other notable entries in the genre. Like many actual weddings, some of these movies didn't turn out the way they were supposed to, but we're betting you'll find a few favorites as you sift through the Tomatometer wreckage. Dearly beloved, it's time to Total Recall!
February 2, 2011
Galifianakis Wants to Get R.I.P.D.
Zack Galifianakis is in talks to join Ryan Reynolds in "R.I.P.D.," Universal's "supernatural action comedy about a ghost-busting police force."
December 28, 2010
Hangover II Stuntman Hospitalized
According to a statement issued by Warner Bros., a stuntman has been left severely injured after a car crash on the set of "The Hangover II."
November 17, 2010
A Brief History of Political Cameos
Bill Clinton earned some press this week by filming a "Hangover 2" cameo -- and joining the list of politicians who have gone Hollywood, collected in this Slate feature.
November 15, 2010
Bill Clinton Films Hangover 2 Cameo
Disappointed that Mel Gibson won't be making that cameo appearance in "The Hangover 2"? You may be happy to learn that Bill Clinton will be popping up in the sequel.
October 22, 2010
No Hangover 2 Cameo for Mel Gibson
Days after it was announced that Mel Gibson would be making a cameo in "The Hangover 2," director Todd Phillips has announced that the deal is off -- because Gibson's appearance "did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew."
October 19, 2010
Mel Gibson Inks The Hangover 2
The New York Post reports that Mel Gibson will follow in the footsteps of Mike Tyson, and film a cameo for "The Hangover 2."