Screen Junkies » Todd Phillips http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:31:23 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘The Hangover Part III’ Red Band Trailer Is Fueled By Cocaine And Chicken http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-hangover-part-iii-red-band-trailer-is-fueled-by-cocaine-and-chicken/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-hangover-part-iii-red-band-trailer-is-fueled-by-cocaine-and-chicken/#comments Fri, 17 May 2013 16:30:50 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=254898 A taste of what's to come.

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The red band trailer for The Hangover Part III takes us on penis-bejoked trip down memory lane before catching us up to modern day and the new predicaments the Wolf Pack find themselves mixed up in. Though we tossed a few R-rated treats and swear words, none of the new penis jokes are revealed. You’ll have to pony up the price of admission for those, jack.

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Todd Phillips promised that The Hangover Part III wouldn’t be another rehash of what made the original great. After watching this teaser trailer for the final chapter in the trilogy, I’m worried that Todd Phillips doesn’t know what the word “rehash” means.

Thus I’m happy to present the first teaser trailer for this summer’s biggest comedy. Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis,Ed Helms, and some form of exotic animal return to have crazy adventures with Las Vegas gangsters one more time.

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Audiences were disappointed when The Hangover Part II followed the formula of the original, essentially transplanting the plot points to Thailand. Director Todd Phillips has stated before that the third and final film in the series will buck tradition and tell it’s own tale. Now, he’s revealed the basic idea behind the film.

The Hangover Part III is Alan’s story,” Phillips told Entertainment Weekly about Zach Galifianakis’s character. “He’s going through a crisis after the death of his father, [and] the Wolfpack is all he has.” Without saying too much, he also reveals the third film “brings the group together when something from the first movie comes back to haunt them.”

We’ll just have to wait patiently to see what kind of exotic animal this story will involve.

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After The Party, It’s The After-Party: ‘Project X’ Sequel In The Works http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/after-the-party-its-the-after-party-project-x-sequel-in-the-works/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/after-the-party-its-the-after-party-project-x-sequel-in-the-works/#comments Wed, 07 Mar 2012 14:00:39 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=246942 Are you ready for the second biggest party of all time?

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Are you ready for the second biggest party of all time? Project X’s performance at the box office this past weekend has ensured that a sequel is in the works. Though it didn’t make a lot of money by Will Smith needs an 11-story motor-home standards, it did do pretty well for a found footage film.

It’s unknown whether or not the film would revolve around the original trio of nerds or if producers Todd Phillips and Joel Silver will find brand new people we’ve never seen before in our lives. Co-writer Michael Bacall is already at work for a treatment on the sequel which likely reads like so… “Guys drink beer… hot girls kiss one another on neck… lasers… Skrillex…” Sounds like a go picture to me. (THR)

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If It’s Broke, Still Don’t Fix It: Mike Tyson Is Returning To ‘Hangover III’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/if-its-broke-still-dont-fix-it-mike-tyson-is-returning-to-hangover-iii/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/if-its-broke-still-dont-fix-it-mike-tyson-is-returning-to-hangover-iii/#comments Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:15:30 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=246426 This is gonna be classic, guys!

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Mike Tyson, the source for about 88% of all our entertainment news, has confirmed that he’s coming back for The Hangover Part III. This announcement wouldn’t have even been newsworthy, except after the tepid reception of The Hangover Part II, the producers and cast said that they were going to take things in a different direction.

Oh well. They held out as long as they could.

No plot details are available, but we’ll leave you with this nugget from producer/director Todd Phillips:

“Obviously we always envisioned it as a trilogy. The third would be very much a finale and an ending… I haven’t discussed it with these actors yet. [It would] not follow the same template, but is very much a new idea.”

Obviously. It would be ridiculous and reckless if they had just done the one.

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The Todd Phillips produced comedy, Project X, hits theaters March 2nd. The film tells the story of a group of teenagers who decide to document their attempt at a house party, only to watch as things go horribly wrong. By horribly wrong, I mean more in The Hangover sense as opposed to The Hills Have Eyes sense.

Because we’re so awesome, Screen Junkies is going to give away the ultimate party pack, which includes:

  • 1 beer pong table
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  • 500 ping pong balls
  • 1000 plastic solo cups

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Test audience reactions to the Todd Phillips produced Project X has been positive, proclaiming it the “best party movie ever.” But that’s only because no one has ever filmed my partys. The buffalo deviled eggs are off the hook, guys.

Those familiar with the project know that director Nima Nourizadeh cast relative unknowns for the story of high school nerds who become legendary after throwing the most epic party. How epic? Hot chicks, at least one dwarf, tasers, flame-throwers, and not to be overlooked, a little dog in a moon bounce. The dog alone sells me. Is it too late to get him a Golden Collar nom?

Another audience member referred to it as “Superbad on crack.” Hey, let’s all go out and try some crack. It looks awesome! (Coming Soon)

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Check It, Bros: Bradley Cooper Confirms ‘Hangover 3′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/check-it-bros-bradley-cooper-confirms-hangover-3/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/check-it-bros-bradley-cooper-confirms-hangover-3/#comments Tue, 06 Dec 2011 14:00:07 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=238851 Everyone likes lots of money.

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Much like Shia LaBeouf, we all knew there’d be another Hangover. Now Bradley Cooper has confirmed it. He’s also confirmed that nobody was happy with the formulaic approach to The Hangover II and that the third entry won’t serve up such a recognizable storyline. He tells TV host Graham Norton:

“I hope we’ll start shooting next September. I know (director) Todd Phillips is working on the script. We stuck to the formula in the second one but the third would need to close the trilogy. I think it’ll take place in L.A. and not adhere to the structure.”

I don’t know. Can we believe him that we’ll be entertained in a fresh and original way? The man is an actor after all. He’s paid to make believe. This could just be one huge misdirect tailored to trick us into buying tickets for another chapter. Then again… those eyes. They’re so deep. I feel like I can see into his soul. It’s warm and honest there. (National Ledger)

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‘Project X’ Trailer Makes ‘House Party’ Look Like ‘Stuart Little 2′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/project-x-trailer-makes-house-party-look-like-stuart-little-2/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/project-x-trailer-makes-house-party-look-like-stuart-little-2/#comments Wed, 02 Nov 2011 20:06:35 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=234833 It's like 'Superbad' meets 'Can't Hardly Wait', only these guys aren't total pussies about things.

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When I first heard of a the upcoming film Project X, I thought to myself, “I will be goddamned if I’m going to acknowledge the existence of a movie called Project X that isn’t about monkeys and Matthew Broderick.”

But then I saw this trailer and changed my mind. From producer Todd Phillips and rookie director Nima Nourizade comes this film about high school kid who throws a house party that gets a little out of hand. But not in a Dazed and Confused way, or even a Risky Business way or even a Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead way. Ahh, the high price of high school popularity.

Nope. This kid somehow managed to sneak Electric Daisy Carnival into his parents house. It’s being discussed as a comedy, but I really don’t get any humor coming through this trailer. Rather, it feels like a slow-motion trainwreck.

The fact that the thing opens up with a video message to his parents reads rather ominously.

“Mom, Dad – if you’re watching this video, then that means I died of either alochol poisoning or spinal injuries sustained while motorboating some skank. Tell Patches that I love him.”

Project X doesn’t hit theaters till March 2, so we’ll have plenty of time to see what the deal is, but right now, just watch the film and be glad you’re not this kid.

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Todd Phillips Thinking About Directing ‘Arms And The Dudes’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/todd-phillips-thinking-about-directing-arms-and-the-dudes/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/todd-phillips-thinking-about-directing-arms-and-the-dudes/#comments Tue, 26 Jul 2011 14:51:01 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=222059 He'll definitely produce, maybe direct, and probably cameo.

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With School For Scoundrels a distant blip in his rearview, Todd Phillips is sitting on top of the world. It’s very likely he’ll soon be locked in for a third regrettable morning with the Wolf Pack thanks to The Hangover 2‘s worldwide gross of over $560 million, However, a new project is being groomed for him.

Phillips’ production company has optioned the rights to a Rolling Stone article titled, Arms And The Dudes. It tells the true life story of two young men who were paid $300 million to traffic arms to allies in Afghanistan. Naturally, this lead to driving around coked up in Audis and being busted for fraud. There’s no word yet whether Phillips will direct or not, but considering the plot involves getting wasted, explosions, and road tripping it’s a foregone conclusion that he’ll want to get involved. For a creepy cameo at the very least. (Variety)

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‘Hangover III’ Could Find Zach G.’s ‘Alan’ In An Asylum http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hangover-iii-could-find-zach-gs-alan-in-an-asylum/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hangover-iii-could-find-zach-gs-alan-in-an-asylum/#comments Wed, 08 Jun 2011 18:33:43 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=215320 So the arc could go "Vegas, then Bangkok, then a mental institution." I think my Uncle Harold could sue for likeness rights.

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As would surprise very few after the success of The Hangover: Part II, project mascot and comedian Zach Galifianakis has learned that the creative process for the next installment of the presumed trilogy is already underway.

Todd Phillips spoke during press for the sequel, saying that he would like the third installment to take a dark turn away from the formula of the first two entries, and Zach G.’s recent interview with Rolling Stone indicates that’s the case. Probably.

The hairy cherub said that he heard that the next Hangover would entail the balance of the wolfpack busting Zach’s character Alan out of a mental institution. I’m getting flashes of Bottle Rocket, which might indicate some derivation, but after the by-the-numbers second installment, a little ambition from the producers might not be a bad thing.

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However, considering The Hangover: Part II recently became the highest-grossing comedy ever (even with an R rating), expect some tug-o’-war between the producers’ ambition and a studio that wants to stick with something proven to work.

If the third one does take place in a mental hospital, the role of the baby/monkey could very easily just morph into a midget with severe depression.

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Review: The Hangover Part II http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-the-hangover-part-ii/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-the-hangover-part-ii/#comments Fri, 27 May 2011 15:56:44 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=213202 This is everything we loved about 'The Hangover' and more all new epic, outrageous comedy.

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Thank God The Hangover Part II is good. We don’t need any more summer disappointments. This is everything we loved about The Hangover and more all new epic, outrageous comedy.

First of all, the film does a great job of handling how the exact same thing happens again. The characters acknowledge it just enough without being all, “Remember the last time we passed out and had to piece back the comic misadventures of the night before?” The only excuse they need is “it’s still funny,” so they don’t dwell on the explanation.

It is nice to see more of the wolf pack’s everyday interaction, including how they’ve coped with the history of Vegas. Phil’s (Bradley Cooper) basically the same but Doug (Justin Bartha) is happily married and Stu (Ed Helms) is now completely overprotective. Alan (Zach Galifianakis) is a definitive personality with his pronunciation of Thailand and random Doogie Howser jokes, and, as destructive as he is, he’s also sweet and protective.

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They really build another mystery, even though we’ve already seen Stu’s face tattoo and Alan’s shaved head on the poster. The catch phrases on the poster aren’t spoilers either. “I have a demon in me” comes up in a totally different context than I imagined it would. The script by Scot Armstrong, Craig Mazin and Todd Phillips seamlessly applies the Hangover structure to a new setting. The beauty of it is it could happen anywhere, or with anyone (i.e. franchise.)

This hangover is even more desperate. Stealing Tyson’s tiger is irresponsible, but it’s easy enough to stay out of a wildcat’s path. Thailand is epically seedy and their exploits there have permanent ramifications. They have not given away the most shocking moments in the trailer. You’ve seen one-off gags like hitting the pig with the car, but the actual immoral ones are a surprise. The tattoo artist cameo definitely didn’t need to be a celebrity stunt casting. It works great with just a tough character actor.

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If you want a completely different structure then you’ll be disappointed, but then also it wouldn’t be The Hangover, it would just be some other movie. So it’s a tattoo instead of a tooth and a monkey instead of a baby. Stu’s new song isn’t quite as funny as “Halle Berry in her Catwoman suit” and the photo montage at the end isn’t as shocking, but I’m glad they tried them again. The beauty of sequels is they can try different takes on familiar favorites, and build on what they’ve done before. It becomes tradition and there are plenty of new bits destined to be classics. Alan’s meditation flashback is so right for depicting how Alan sees the world.

Look, it’s not entirely unpredictable but it’s funny. The explanation for their second blackout is a bit disappointing but so far, The Hangover Part II is the only summer movie that lives up to the hype. I want to see another one, but the next blackout shouldn’t happen at a wedding. Maybe Doug’s son’s bar mitzvah, and not just finding another missing person. They should cause an international incident, maybe murder someone. It can turn out in the end that he was a terrorist and they actually saved the day, but take it to the next level. Keep doing it though.

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Todd Phillips Says ‘The Hangover III’ Will Follow A Different Path http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/todd-phillips-says-the-hangover-iii-will-follow-a-different-path/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/todd-phillips-says-the-hangover-iii-will-follow-a-different-path/#comments Wed, 18 May 2011 19:02:05 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=212678 Or how about a Mr. Chow spinoff?

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The press conference for The Hangover Part II was today, so already the question of a third Hangover came up. Obviously this one will make money so we should expect the next one. Part II pretty much follows the template of the original, only international and deadlier. Director and co-writer Todd Phillips must know the rule of trilogies, because he’s planning to change it up for the finale.

“It’s certainly not in the same template that you’ve seen these movies,” Phillips said. “Obviously we always envisioned it as a trilogy as you can imagine. The third would be very much a finale and an ending. The most I could say about it, what’s in my head, and I haven’t discussed it with these actors, is that it is not following that template but very much a new idea.”

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I don’t expect it to stop at III. You could always do spinoffs. “Listen, I love this world that we’ve created,” Phillips said. “I love every actor in these movies, even all the ones that aren’t here today as well. Who knows, we do a Mr. Chow movie, I haven’t talked to Ken [Jeong] about it but Chow is definitely a man of mystery much like Austin Powers. He obviously has a web that is woven deep in crime and women.”

It doesn’t even have to be connected to this set of characters. You could always throw new comedians into more hangover situations. “Yeah, please tell that to these guys and their agents,” Phillips deflected. “No, I would not see spinning it off like that. I wouldn’t do that.”

With that, Ed Helms jumped in. “We’re just like the kids in the Vacation movies,” Helms said, making reference to the rotating cast of Griswold kids including Anthony Michael Hall and Juliette Lewis in different entries.

The Hangover series has already gone from Las Vegas to Bangkok, so Phillips reiterated his joke about where a third one could be set. “As far as where it takes place, I said I’m very open, like the Olympic committee, to being pitched and presented cities, flown around with wine and women and bribed,” Phillips said. “Then I will make my decision.”

The Hangover Part II opens May 26.

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Mike Tyson’s Tattoo Artist Wants To Block Release of ‘Hangover 2′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mike-tysons-tattoo-artist-wants-to-block-release-of-hangover-2/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mike-tysons-tattoo-artist-wants-to-block-release-of-hangover-2/#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2011 20:01:49 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=209757 He thinks Ed Helms' face tattoo looks a little familiar.

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Mike Tyson‘s face-tattoo artist has sued Warner Bros. and asked for an injunction to prevent the release of The Hangover: Part II. That’s not the crazy part. The crazy part is that he might have a legal leg to stand on.

S. Victor Whitmill (kind of a regal name for a tattoo artist, no?) claims that Tyson gave him ownership of the tattoo design, and, consequently, a copyright on the work. Whitmill has the docs to back up that he’s the copyright holder, and has a signed release from Tyson.

So, the question that remains is: Did the studio need to get his permission to use the design on Ed Helm’s face? There are two sets of circumstances that would preclude the studio from having to get Whitmill’s permission. The first is if the tattoo was different enough that they could argue it’s just a coincidence. Not likely. Though the designs are VERY similar, this might have been viable if, uh, Mike Tyson hadn’t appeared in the original The Hangover.

The second one is that if they argued fair use due to parody. I don’t know enough about copyright law to weigh in on whether this holds water, but we will see as we creep up on the film’s Memorial Day weekend release. I’m sure some sort of compromise will be reached. I think dragging Ed Helms out onto Hollywood Blvd. during the premiere and executing him should do the trick. (THR)

Then again, I think killing Ed Helms is the answer to everything.

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Liam Neeson Out Of ‘Hangover 2′ And Gets Sympathy E-Card From Mel Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/liam-neeson-out-of-hangover-2-and-gets-sympathy-e-card-from-mel-gibson/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/liam-neeson-out-of-hangover-2-and-gets-sympathy-e-card-from-mel-gibson/#comments Sat, 09 Apr 2011 02:06:00 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=206323 People you will see in 'The Hangover Part II': Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms. People who you will not see: Liam Neeson. Monkeys you will see: that monkey they now have.

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People you will see in The Hangover Part II: Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms. People who you will not see: Liam Neeson. Monkeys you will see: that monkey they have now.

Neeson’s cameo as a tattoo artist in Bangkok was cut from The Hangover Part II. Director Todd Phillips needed to re-shoot the scene for continuity reasons three weeks ago, but Neeson was in London shooting Clash of the Titans 2: Titan Up. At the last minute, Phillips got Nick Cassavetes to sub-in.

“He came in and crushed it and that is the scene that you will ultimately see in the film,” said Phillips in a recent interview. “[I'm excited for everyone] to see the film. It turned out great.”

The small part has been recast three times. It was going to be played by Mel Gibson, until the cast was like, “he’s… kind of a horrible racist?” So then they cast Neeson, but the above hullabaloo led to Cassavetes nabbing the role. A lot of fuss over a small cameo – hopefully they had time to focus on, y’know, the rest of the movie.

The Hangover Part II drunkenly stumbles into theaters May 26, though the film may not remember it did that on the 27th. (Variety)

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SJ Detectives: A Visual Comparison Of ‘The Hangover’ 1 & 2 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sj-detectives-a-visual-comparison-of-the-hangover-1-2/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sj-detectives-a-visual-comparison-of-the-hangover-1-2/#comments Fri, 01 Apr 2011 21:10:06 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=205010 Sure it's the same movie. But even if Todd Philips made a scene-for-scene remake, I'd still pay money to see it.

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Yesterday, the trailer for The Hangover Part II hit the interwebs, and at first glance, the movie looks a lot like the original. Don’t get me wrong, we’re not saying that’s a bad thing. Even if Todd Philips made a scene-for-scene remake, I’d still pay money to see it. But even so, I couldn’t help but notice the glaring similarities. Of course, when you bring back the entire cast of a film, there’s bound to be some overlap, but this goes well beyond that. For example…

Big Wedding – Big Wedding

Both films revolve around a wedding. Not a big deal. In a group of friends, you’re going to have multiple weddings.

Alan Gives a Wacky Toast – Alan Gives a Wacky Toast

OK, I get Alan giving a toast to his friends at a bachelor party, but who the hell would let him speak at the rehearsal dinner? That’s poor planning on Stu’s part.

Missing Guy No One Cares About – Missing Guy No One Cares About

Just like the first film, a character no one cares about goes missing. They might as well have named both of these guys “Mr. MacGuffin.” Honestly, if the groom had died in the first film, it still would have been a hilarious movie.

Stu’s Missing Tooth – Stu’s Facial Tattoo

Poor Stu. First he pulls out his own tooth. Now he’s done gone and got himself a face tattoo!

Tag-Along Baby – Tag-Along Monkey

In the first film, it was funny to see a group of hungover bastards taking care of a baby. In this film, the same can be said for the monkey. As a bonus, there’s always a chance of a monkey attack, which is nice.

Clues In Pockets – Clues In Pockets

In both films, the men must search for clues in their pockets in order to piece together the previous evening. And in both films, wackiness ensues.

Trip to a Chapel – Trip to a Monastery

Church, monastery, whatever. Six of one, a half dozen of the other. After all, Christ is Christ. Am I right?

Baby Jerking It – Monkey Sucking It

In the first film, a baby jerks off. In the second, a monkey sucks off. Sorry the baby picture is of such a low quality, but I didn’t want to run too many searches with the keywords “baby” and “jerkoff.”

Convicted Rapist – Accused Rapist

Mike Tyson was the big surprise cameo in the first film. And while Phillips has denied that Bill Clinton will be appearing in part two, I still think there’s a 50/50 chance.

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It’s ‘The Hangover Part II’ Trailer, Brah! http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/trailers/the-hangover-part-ii-trailer-brah/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/trailers/the-hangover-part-ii-trailer-brah/#comments Thu, 31 Mar 2011 23:49:27 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=204880 Check out what craaaaaazy sheeeeet the Wolfpack gets into in Bangkok.

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The new trailer for The Hangover II is here, brah! Check out what craaaaaazy sheeeeet the Wolfpack gets into this fuzzy-headed time around. Bangkok replaces Las Vegas, a monkey replaces the tiger, and an Asian kid replaces Justin Bartha. It feels like this movie might suffer from sequelitis. More of the same but in different ways. At least a valuable lesson is learned from this trailer: When a monkey nibbles on a weenis, it’s funny in any language. From your mouth to God’s ears, Zach.

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New ‘Hangover 2′ Pic Loses Points For Lack Of Monkey http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-photos/new-hangover-2-pic-loses-points-for-lack-of-monkey/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-photos/new-hangover-2-pic-loses-points-for-lack-of-monkey/#comments Fri, 11 Mar 2011 17:06:53 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=201169 For the record, if your film doesn't feature a monkey it's an automatic turd that couldn't open on a tugboat.

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A new still has been released for The Hangover 2 and loses points right off the bat for not featuring that monkey. Though the guys look pretty stressed out. Maybe they lost the monkey? I know I’d be pretty bummed if I lost a monkey that toured with the Stones. That thing is an automatic chick magnet.

One thing we know they won’t be losing this time around is Doug. Justin Bartha tells Empire in the latest print edition, “Doug isn’t lost in this one. There are similar circumstances, but he’s a little bit more involved.”

We’ll have to wait for a full-length trailer to find out exactly what is going on in this film, what role the monkey plays, and where Zach Galifianakis puts his penis this time around. (via The Playlist)

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‘Hangover Part II’ Teaser Warms Your Frat Boy Heart http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-hangover-part-ii-teaser/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-hangover-part-ii-teaser/#comments Thu, 24 Feb 2011 18:22:25 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=29588 The Wolfpack is back.

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The teaser trailer for The Hangover Part II is finally here, and your younger brother is stoked! There’s not much dialogue here, so he’ll have to wait until Memorial Day to stock up on catchphrases to beat into the ground at the beer pong table. The film stars the original “Wolfpack,” Bradley CooperZach Galifianakis, and Ed Helms (sporting a Tyson-esque face tattoo here).

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Redundant: Giamatti Talks ‘Hangover 2′ Villain And Mel Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/redundant-giamatti-talks-hangover-2-villian-and-mel-gibson/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/redundant-giamatti-talks-hangover-2-villian-and-mel-gibson/#comments Thu, 27 Jan 2011 18:26:01 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=22742 It was hard to hear over the screams of the pitchfork-toting villagers when Mel Gibson being cast in The Hangover 2. The following storm of updates jumbled truth and rumor against one another create a half-truth stew. Now we have a few small bits of confirmation.

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It was hard to hear over the screams of the pitchfork-toting villagers when Mel Gibson being cast in The Hangover 2. The following storm of updates jumbled truth and rumor against one another create a half-truth stew. Now we have a few small bits of confirmation.

Ed Helms already revealed that former President/full-time party dude Bill Clinton will not appear in the film as previously believed. And now we know that Paul Giamatti definitely did film a cameo in Thailand as previously believed. But he is not taking Mel’s role.

“I do, I play Mel Gibson,” Giamatti teased MTV, but then added, “No, I think Liam Neeson plays that.”

He was able to shed a little bit of light on his role, “They kind of swore me to secrecy. I play a bad guy in it.” It’s unclear whether we’ll see Big Fat Liar Giamatti or Shoot ‘Em Up Giamatti which is fine. Just as long as we don’t see him as a lady-boy.

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Learn to Laugh Again With Stills From ‘Tower Heist’ and ‘The Hangover 2′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/learn-to-laugh-again-with-stills-from-tower-heist-and-the-hangover-2/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/learn-to-laugh-again-with-stills-from-tower-heist-and-the-hangover-2/#comments Fri, 14 Jan 2011 20:32:42 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=16877 We've got a couple official pics from the year's two biggest comedies. See if you can find some humor in them.

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We’ve got a couple official pics from the year’s two biggest comedies. See if you can find some humor in them.

Treat yourself to the first look at a still from Brett Ratner‘s upcoming Tower Heist, an ensemble comedy that can best be described as a dorkier Ocean’s Eleven. Aside from the pictured Ben Stiller, Michael Pena, Matthew Broderick, Casey Affleck, and Eddie Murphy, the film boasts Alan Alda, Téa Leoni, Gabourey Sidibe, and Judd Hirsch. The film follows a group of people that all have been swindled by a Madoff-like Alan Alda. This film could either become more than the sum of its parts or a complete trainwreck, and having Ratner at the helm doesn’t provide a lot more certainty. The good news is that Stiller appears to be playing a regular person, and not someone who is either borderline retarded or absurdly evil. But appearances can be deceiving. Audiences will find out November 4th when Tower Heist hits theaters.

While Tower Heist in up in the air, the gang behind The Hangover 2 has a solid pedigree, both critically and financially, making success theirs to lose. Here’s a still from the film, demonstrating that, yes, they are actually in Thailand. They’re sweaty and there’s a monkey. See? Thailand. Zach Galifiankis is looking a little more like a white supremacist than anything else with that shaved head, but other than that, Bradley Cooper is still the sexy one, Ed Helms still looks overwhelmed, and the baby is now a monkey. Yeah, this will make $200 million. (Playlist)

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‘Hangover 2′ Crash Puts Stuntman In Critical Condition http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hangover-2-crash-puts-stuntman-in-critical-condition/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hangover-2-crash-puts-stuntman-in-critical-condition/#comments Mon, 27 Dec 2010 21:59:24 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=13410 Australian stuntman Scott McLean was rushed to a Thai hospital after a botched car crash on the set of The Hangover Part II left him in an induced coma.

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Australian stuntman Scott McLean was rushed to a Thai hospital after a botched car crash on the set of The Hangover Part II left him in an induced coma. Warner Bros. said in a statement Monday that there was an accident involving a car and a truck. McLean was injured and taken by ambulance to a local hospital, and has since been transported to a hospital in Bangkok. As of right now, his prognosis is positive. The recent rain before the stunt is believed to have caused the skid.

McLean is a veteran stunt performer who has worked on movies such as The Matrix, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Superman Returns and Ghost Rider. If he made it through Attack of the Clones unscathed, I’m certain he’s strong enough to make it through anything. (TheWrap)

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Bill Clinton Shoots Scene for ‘Hangover 2′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bill-clinton-shoots-scene-for-hangover-2/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bill-clinton-shoots-scene-for-hangover-2/#comments Mon, 15 Nov 2010 11:38:22 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=8184 The 42 President will reportedly play himself, which means there's a good chance we will see his penis.

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Yesterday, we confirmed that Paul Giamatti will have a small role in The Hangover Part II. Well today, you can go ahead and file that article under “who gives a sh*t?” When it comes to Hangover cameos, there’s a new sheriff in town, and his name is Bill Clinton.

On Saturday, Clinton, who just happened to be hanging out in Bangkok, Thailand, filmed a short scene for the Todd Phillips’ comedy. The 42 President will reportedly play himself, which means there’s a good chance we will see his penis. If all goes well, it could pave the way for Hillary Clinton to play the dreaded canklepotamus in Peter Jackon’s upcoming adaptation of The Hobbit. (People via Vulture)

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Paul Giamatti Has a ‘Hangover’, Too http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/paul-giamatti-has-a-hangover-too/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/paul-giamatti-has-a-hangover-too/#comments Sun, 14 Nov 2010 22:55:50 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=8178 Paul Giamatti has landed a role in The Hangover Part II, Deadline is reporting. The Oscar-nominated actor is set to join the cast of the Todd Phillips' comedy sometime in the next few weeks. Although nothing has been confirmed, many are speculating that Giamatti will take on the tattoo-artist role originally offered to Mel Gibson.

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Paul Giamatti has landed a role in The Hangover Part II, Deadline is reporting. The Oscar-nominated actor is set to join the cast of the Todd Phillips’ comedy sometime in the next few weeks.

Although nothing has been confirmed, many are speculating that Giamatti will take on the tattoo-artist role originally offered to Mel Gibson. Liam Neeson was brought on as a replacement for Gibson, but was then given a different part. Regardless of how it pans out, I have a feeling that this may finally be the film that gets the Oscar monkey off Giamatti’s back, assuming they give an Oscar for “Best Legitimate Actor Appearing in a Scene with Thai Hookers.”

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Aaron Sorkin, Todd Phillips Trash the Writers Guild of America in Front of WGA President http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/aaron-sorkin-todd-phillips-trash-the-writers-guild-of-america-in-front-of-wga-president/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/aaron-sorkin-todd-phillips-trash-the-writers-guild-of-america-in-front-of-wga-president/#comments Thu, 11 Nov 2010 13:03:38 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=7713 It’s nice to see Todd Phillips and Aaron Sorkin talking trash right to someone’s face. Rather than bitch and moan in an interview and then claim their words were “taken out of context,” the pair took the Writers Guild of America to task in front of the WGA West Coast president, John Wells.

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Hollywood is a notoriously phony town. Everyone bends over backwards to kiss each other’s ass, but the moment someone turns around to leave the room, they’re likely to get a knife if their back. Of course, I live in Bakersfield (a very close suburb of L.A.), so I’m basing that statement on episodes of “Entourage.” But still, Tinseltown is full of rats!

That’s why it’s nice to see Todd Phillips and Aaron Sorkin talking trash right to someone’s face. Rather than bitch and moan in an interview and then claim their words were “taken out of context,” the pair took the Writers Guild of America to task in front of the WGA West Coast president, John Wells. The heated exchange took place at the THR Awards Roundtable, and made for a very uncomfortable situation. Well, uncomfortable for John Wells, not for slobs like us sitting in our underwear watching from home, so enjoy the video. (THR via Movieline)

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Review: Due Date http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-due-date/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-due-date/#comments Fri, 05 Nov 2010 21:29:54 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=6971 Due Date is a slow build of a comedy, and it’s effective at that. By the time it gets really crazy, you’re so waiting for it that it’s a cathartic release through the rest of the movie. It also means that the first half could be a bit of a chore if you’re not in it for the long haul.

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Due Date is a slow build of a comedy, and it’s effective at that. By the time it gets really crazy, you’re so waiting for it that it’s a cathartic release through the rest of the movie. It also means that the first half could be a bit of a chore if you’re not in it for the long haul.

Peter Highman (Robert Downey, Jr.) isn’t an entirely likeable guy. Keeping in touch with his wife by Bluetooth is fine, because a man’s got to work, but he does seem to court disaster with his attitude towards other people. Ethan Tremblay (Zach Galifianakis) is an oblivious screw-up, as frustrating as he is lovable.

So the first half of their adventure is full of normal mishaps: an airport misunderstanding, running out of money, an automobile accident. Peter faces an ethical dilemma when he considers leaving Ethan, and Ethan has an emotional stake in the road trip too, because he’s got his father’s ashes. Due Date starts there and then builds to crazy.

Peter actually softens after he’s survived the worst of things, but to appreciate that you have to see him flip out for a while. Ethan starts to say more random non sequitur lines about Shakespeare, and there is more slapstick on the bumpy road. The stunts are huge, really eye popping setups that make you worry for the characters. You’re probably never worried for their life, but you’d worry how on earth they’ll get out of the latest situation when it seems so debilitating.

Sounds like an instant riot, right? To get there is gradual. The first automobile accident really plays the reality of an injury. It’s kind of intense, certainly not comedic slapstick. Peter and Ethan really bite at each other, and the emotional attacks really cut deep. You expect a comedy to throw in the heart, not go all Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire on you. You need that to appreciate when they get goofy though.

The forces that push them together make sense and build up to outrageous extremes. It takes the exact right exchange of words to get them kicked off a plane, but it seems natural, not contrived. Ethan is relentlessly unhelpful, but again, Peter doesn’t exactly smooth situations over provoking the people whose help he needs.

Some of the early jokes aren’t as funny as they think they are, like Peter riffing on baby names or his chauffeur butting into the conversation. That, I’m just going to have to call it like I see it. It does get crazy funny though. People will say it’s not as funny as The Hangover but The Hangover only works because of the tonal shifts too. Due Date has different sorts of tonal shifts but it commits and gets to a good place.

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Interview: Todd Phillips http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/interview-todd-phillips/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/interview-todd-phillips/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The first time I ever met Todd Phillips was for the movie Road Trip. That was 10 years ago and now he’s gone from a funny teen comedy to one of the most quoted college movies to the biggest R-rated comedy of all time. Due Date follows The Hangover and prefaces The Hangover 2. It’s in a Hangover sandwich. Robert Downey Jr. plays a traveling architect desperate to get back to his pregnant wife. Zach Galifianakis is the only ride available to him. In one of his last interviews at the L.A. press junket, Phillips spoke with us about orchestrating comedy. Then he invited me to a Hangover 3 orgy, so you’ll want to keep reading.

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The first time I ever met Todd Phillips was for the movie Road Trip. That was 10 years ago and now he’s gone from a funny teen comedy to one of the most quoted college movies to the biggest R-rated comedy of all time. Due Date follows The Hangover and prefaces The Hangover 2. It’s in a Hangover sandwich. Robert Downey Jr. plays a traveling architect desperate to get back to his pregnant wife. Zach Galifianakis is the only ride available to him. In one of his last interviews at the L.A. press junket, Phillips spoke with us about orchestrating comedy. Then he invited me to a Hangover 3 orgy, so you’ll want to keep reading.

Screen Junkies: Was it important structurally that this movie build to the craziness as opposed to The Hangover which starts big and slowly reveals the details?

Todd Phillips: I think that’s always a choice that you make and I think so for sure.

SJ: Do you like to construct comedy as more of a build?

TP: Yeah, you want to just go on a ride and whether it’s big to small to big, whether it’s a roller coaster or whether it’s a straight line or going up, I don’t know. It’s something that just kind of happens organically while we’re making it. It’s not something you necessarily consciously think about but it always does seem to happen organically.

SJ: Do you like comedy with big stunts?

TP: I do, yeah. I like just kind of shocking the audience. Even in The Hangover when those guys got hit by Mr. Chow’s car, not a huge stunt but it really took you like whoa, I didn’t expect that in this movie. I like putting things in comedies and doing them well hopefully where it feels like wow, they really went for it in this movie.

SJ: Is there just something funny about big destruction?

TP: It’s just the fact that this little Ethan can cause so much of a wave to me is what’s funny. It’s not that the destruction’s funny. I don’t watch Transformers and think, “That’s funny.” But I do think that this little one man tsunami can cause such a wave is kind of funny.

SJ: Did you want to up the masturbation humor after The Hangover?

TP: I don’t know that you can ever beat a baby masturbating. Honestly I think it’s a toss up, no pun intended. It’s a toss up which is more epic but I do know it took a lot longer to train the dog to do that than to have Zach do it to a baby.

SJ: Were you ever worried about putting another masturbation joke in a movie?

TP: Worried?

SJ: Did you ever think, “Let’s not do another one?”

TP: No, are you crazy? No, why? That’s my favorite moment in The Hangover, bar none. “Not at the table, Carlos.” That’s probably my favorite line. There are kids walking around with T shirts that say, “Not at the table, Carlos.”

SJ: Was the line in Due Date about Ethan being 23 a reference to the false synopsis about Zach being a college stoner?

TP: Not at all, but that’s an interesting question. No, not at all. Maybe somebody put that synopsis out because they didn’t understand what we were doing. That’s a good point. That’s very funny. I never even thought about that. Zach being an actor is lying about his age but he’s lying so severely that it’s so dumb.

SJ: So we shouldn’t believe when he says he’s 23.

TP: Yeah, of course, yeah. Do you mean when he first says, “Of course I’m an adult. I’m 23 years old.” When you saw the movie, did you think, “Are they seriously trying to play that he’s 23?”

SJ: I thought maybe he could pass with the beard.

TP: No, we never meant to pass it. We meant it for it to pay off later but also Peter never believed it.

SJ: Tell us about the importance of Barry.

TP: Barry is a character who shows up every so often in some of my movies, only the R-rated movies. I’ve made four R-rated movies. Barry’s been in all of them. He won’t work in PG-13. He’ll only work with me. Barry’s been offered other roles. He just doesn’t do it. He’s the same character in all my movies as you know or might know. He goes by other names in the credits but it’s always Barry.

SJ: Would you notice a storyline if we followed all four cameos?

TP: If you did the math, you’d notice that Juliette Lewis in Old School plays a girl named Heidi. Barry shows up at the door, he’s here for the gang bang. Juliette Lewis in Due Date plays Heidi again and she’s now living with Barry. Now those are not Barry’s kids, but if you really did the math, you might think those are Will Ferrell’s kids because she does hook up with Will Ferrell at the end of Old School. So are those two kids Will Ferrell’s kids? And now Barry’s living with her raising those kids.

SJ: How many foreign countries were in the running for Hangover 2?

TP: Not many. It was really between Bangkok and Rio.

SJ: Did they court you?

TP: Like The Olympics? Yeah, I was flown to Bangkok three times, put up in the presidential suite at various hotels. No, they didn’t but you bring up a beautiful point. If we make Hangover 3, I’m going to put it out there. This is a great idea, Fred. Have your city court us and we’ll decide if The Hangover 3 will be shot there. Just like The Olympic committee is so crooked, they get flown all over the world, they get whores and all this stuff sent to them. I don’t know that that’s true. Allegedly. I’ve heard that. Wouldn’t that be a great thing? That’s very smart. You could be my ambassador, get the word out. You and I will just fly around the world and just be in Amsterdam and get all the f***in’ weed and girls. In Amsterdam the president will come or whatever they have there, he’ll be like, “We’d love you to shoot here in Holland. That’s a great idea.”

SJ: Does that mean Warner Brothers is thinking trilogy?

TP: No. By the way, this is the first time I’m talking about it but now there’s a reason to do it.

SJ: Can we assume the same format with waking up and filling in the night before?

TP: You should not assume anything about Hangover 2.

SJ: How have you managed these back to back productions?

TP: All I ever wanted to do since I was a child was honestly make movies. So the opportunity to make movies is there and I’m going to take it. It’s hard to say after Hangover, “maybe take a year off” when it’s like hey, you mean I can go make this with Robert and Zach right now? I know I haven’t slept in 8 months but f*** it, I want to make movies. Then oh really, you want to do Hangover 2? We’ve just finished Due Date, we’re just editing and sound mixing right now but all the guys are available in the fall? All right, let’s do it. It’s a little bit of a sickness in that I just love doing it so much, I feel so lucky that I get to do it it’s hard to walk away or even to take break. But I definitely need time to just recharge a little bit.

SJ: Are you in a great place where you can just put what you think is funny in a movie?

TP: Yes, I really am and I’m lucky and The Hangover was a big help but even before that, I had had some successes in comedy and I don’t have to have the battles that I had to have early on. No joke, I had a battle on Old School about the wedding band. They just thought it was excessive that he cursed at a wedding. That was a battle I had on Old School that I would never have nowadays. It’s like are you kidding me? Of course we’ll do what we want with that. Even the stuff like Peter punching the kid in the stomach. You still get people from the studio going, “I think this makes him unlikeable.” You’re like, “You know what? That’s why you’re not Robert Downey Jr. Robert Downey Jr. can pull this off. That’s why he’s Robert Downey Jr. Watch, people are going to love him anyway.”

SJ: Isn’t it also funny if he is unlikeable and lots of comedies are afraid to go there?

TP: By the way, that’s the other thing. You don’t have to be likeable. It’s a two hour movie. We’re not running for president. That character’s not running for president. He’s trying to get you to come see this movie. It’s okay that he’s a little bit unlikeable. A lot of people in this world, some are a little bit unlikeable. It’s all right, they exist.

SJ: But coming up with something and thinking, “Let’s put that in the movie!” And then you get to see it on screen.

TP: It’s great. Even Downey said today in the press conference, I thought, “You know what I’ve never seen? I’ve never seen a guy spit in a dog’s face. I just made that up on the spot.” Even Downey was like, “Really?” I was like, “Come on, let’s just do it. Let’s see what happens.”

Due Date hits theaters Friday.

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Cast Approves Jamie Chung To Join ‘The Hangover 2′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/cast-approves-jamie-chung-to-join-the-hangover-2/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/cast-approves-jamie-chung-to-join-the-hangover-2/#comments Tue, 02 Nov 2010 12:48:04 +0000 Reza F. Want. Now. Ed Helms is trading up. Heather Graham won't be returning for The Hangover sequel, but Jamie Chung is stepping in. The former "Real World" star won't have to mud-wrestle Coral in the "Real World/Road Rules Challenge" Gulag to make her rent. With Premium Rush and Suckerpunch under her belt, Chung will next head to Thailand to play the fiancée of Ed Helms's character, Stu. Not sure if she's his fiancée at the start of the film or if they become engaged during a night of Thai debauchery. I'm hoping that they don't meet in Thailand. It will be so depressing to find out she has a penis. (THR)

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Want. Now.

Ed Helms is trading up. Heather Graham won’t be returning for The Hangover sequel, but Jamie Chung is stepping in. The former "Real World" star won’t have to mud-wrestle Coral in the "Real World/Road Rules Challenge" Gulag to make her rent.

With Premium Rush and Suckerpunch under her belt, Chung will next head to Thailand to play the fiancée of Ed Helms‘s character, Stu. Not sure if she’s his fiancée at the start of the film or if they become engaged during a night of Thai debauchery. I’m hoping that they don’t meet in Thailand. It will be so depressing to find out she has a penis. (THR)

 

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Liam Neeson Replaces Mel Gibson In ‘The Hangover 2′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/liam-neeson-replaces-mel-gibson-in-the-hangover-2/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/liam-neeson-replaces-mel-gibson-in-the-hangover-2/#comments Fri, 22 Oct 2010 19:23:13 +0000 Reza F. "Okay, Mr. Gibson. If your career will just follow me this way." Liam Neeson continues to build his film resume of doing anything anyone asks him to do. As previously reported, Mel Gibson was lined up to play a tattooist in The Hangover 2. The news caused the cast and crew to revolt, which led to Mel losing the part. That's when Bradley Cooper got on the horn with Liam Neeson and offered him the cameo role. That's good. I guess. It's kind of a lame cameo though. Mike Tyson was clever stunt-casting, and his inclusion worked well with the first movie's plot. Neeson seems like a total left field choice. And he's in everything. Literally. Go through your DVD collection and look really hard during crowd shots. I'm sure he'll pop up 8 times out of 10. (Variety)

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"Okay, Mr. Gibson. If your career will just follow me this way."

Liam Neeson continues to build his film resume of doing anything anyone asks him to do. As previously reported, Mel Gibson was lined up to play a tattooist in The Hangover 2. The news caused the cast and crew to revolt, which led to Mel losing the part. That’s when Bradley Cooper got on the horn with Liam Neeson and offered him the cameo role.

That’s good. I guess. It’s kind of a lame cameo though. Mike Tyson was clever stunt-casting, and his inclusion worked well with the first movie’s plot. Neeson seems like a total left field choice. And he’s in everything. Literally. Go through your DVD collection and look really hard during crowd shots. I’m sure he’ll pop up 8 times out of 10. (Variety)

 

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No ‘Hangover 2′ For You, Mel Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/no-hangover-2-for-you-mel-gibson/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/no-hangover-2-for-you-mel-gibson/#comments Thu, 21 Oct 2010 23:19:57 +0000 Reza F. Mel Gibson is out of The Hangover 2 before he was even in it. Earlier this week we reported that Gibson was confirmed for a cameo in Todd Phillips's upcoming sequel to his hit The Hangover, but now TMZ is reporting that Gibson got the boot. Phillips had this to say: "I thought Mel would have been great in the movie and I had the full backing of Jeff Robinov and his team.  But I realize filmmaking is a collaborative effort, and this decision ultimately did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew." It's thought that star Zach Galifianakis might be the one who was most opposed to working with Gibson, which is perplexing considering he's neither Jewish nor one of Mel's exes. Regardless, Gibson won't get a chance at a comeback with a role as a tattoo artist in The Hangover 2, what I hear is the equivalent of saying ten Hail Marys and kicking a terrorist in the balls.

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Mel Gibson is out of The Hangover 2 before he was even in it. Earlier this week we reported that Gibson was confirmed for a cameo in Todd Phillips‘s upcoming sequel to his hit The Hangover, but now TMZ is reporting that Gibson got the boot. Phillips had this to say:

"I thought Mel would have been great in the movie and I had the full backing of Jeff Robinov and his team.  But I realize filmmaking is a collaborative effort, and this decision ultimately did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew."

It’s thought that star Zach Galifianakis might be the one who was most opposed to working with Gibson, which is perplexing considering he’s neither Jewish nor one of Mel’s exes. Regardless, Gibson won’t get a chance at a comeback with a role as a tattoo artist in The Hangover 2, what I hear is the equivalent of saying ten Hail Marys and kicking a terrorist in the balls.

 

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