Screen Junkies » zach galifianakis http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:51:47 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Oh Lord: Zach Galifianakis And Louis C.K. Are Bringing Us A Clown Comedy Show To F.X. http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/oh-lord-zach-galifianakis-and-louis-c-k-are-bringing-us-a-clown-comedy-show-to-f-x/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/oh-lord-zach-galifianakis-and-louis-c-k-are-bringing-us-a-clown-comedy-show-to-f-x/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:38:17 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=264550 It will be called 'Baskets' after the main character 'Chip Baskets'.

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As if Louis C.K. and Zach Galifianakis didn’t have enough going on in their professional lives, they’re adding one more project to the pile as FX announced that they’re picking up Baskets, a show about…clowning.

The ten episode pickup revolves around a man named Chip Baskets, played by Zach G., who becomes disillusioned with his 9-5 life, and enrolls in a prestigious clown college in France, only to fail out, then relegated to life as a rodeo clown.

I don’t have much more to go on, but even if I did, would I need to? It’s a show about Zach Galifianakis as a clown college dropout.

Louis C.K. is a co-creator and the show will begin filming next year for a premiere in 2016, probably.

(Deadline)

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Now Richard Linklater Doesn’t Want To Make ‘Incredible Mr. Limpet’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/now-richard-linklater-doesnt-want-to-make-incredible-mr-limpet/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/now-richard-linklater-doesnt-want-to-make-incredible-mr-limpet/#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:01:18 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=263762 A serious blow to cinema.

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He’s a filmmaker known for taking risks but Richard Linklater has determined that remaking The Incredible Mr. Limpet is an experiment even he won’t attempt. The Boyhood director had been attached to the remake with Zach Galifianakis, and recently Jon Hamm, since 2011. However, now that Warner Bros. wants to get serious and and put their hands under the sweater, Linklater is having second thoughts. After all, he is headed to college soon for the higher education-based spiritual sequel to Dazed and Confused, the ’80s-set That’s What I’m Talking About. And, as we all know, college can change everything.

The film, based on the original which saw Don Knotts transform into a cartoon fish in order to thwart Nazi U-boats, is still a priority at the studio and they are actively searching for a new director. May we recommend Terrence Malick or the guy who did Space Jam? (THR)

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Jason Sudekis To Join Zach Galifianakis And Owen Wilson In ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ Director’s Heist Comedy http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jason-sudekis-to-join-zach-galifianakis-and-owen-wilson-in-napoleon-dynamite-directors-heist-comedy/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jason-sudekis-to-join-zach-galifianakis-and-owen-wilson-in-napoleon-dynamite-directors-heist-comedy/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:28:57 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=262561 Just announce Ben Stiller already, guys. Come on.

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In what sounds to be just a slightly different take on Horrible Bosses with slightly schlubbier dudes, Jason Sudekis is in final talks to john Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig,  and Owen Wilson in Loomis Fargo. The film, directed by Napoleon Dynamite‘s Jared Hess, follows the true story of an armored car driver who was in on a heist, was betrayed, and then was dead set about getting even with his cohorts.

Deadline called the film a “comedy” in its headline, then a drama in the first sentence of its article. GET IT TOGETHER, DEADLINE! I can’t imagine a scenario in which this is a straight drama, but I could see some Bottle Rocket-type elements to it that could blur the line.

Here’s to hoping that this film is a little more Napoleon Dynamite than Gentlemen Broncos. Or better yet, something better than both those films were.

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‘Are You Here’ Trailer: Owen Wilson Gets To Be In Movies Again http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/are-you-here-trailer-owen-wilson-gets-to-be-in-movies-again/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/are-you-here-trailer-owen-wilson-gets-to-be-in-movies-again/#comments Fri, 06 Jun 2014 17:38:24 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=262080 The feature film debut of 'Mad Men's' Matthew Weiner.

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For his feature film debut, Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner has made probably the furthest thing from Mad Men. Starring Owen Wilson as a horny weatherman and Zach Galifianakis as the crazy guy, Are You Here seems to hit all of the marks you’d expect in an Owen Wilson/Zach Galifianakis buddy movie but, since its Wiener, this movie will also feature a plot and emotions.

After his dad dies, Galifianakis inherits everything and gets into a legal battle with bitter sister, Amy Poehler. Rather than  just murdering a giraffe like he did the last time his father passed away, he leans on Wilson for friendship and support as the legal battle intensifies.

Meanwhile Owen Wilson spends the film trying to get on top of the dad’s young, hot widow. Despite its creative pedigree, it is an Owen Wilson movie after all.

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Comedy ‘Keeping Up With The Jonses’ Gets A Director, Close To Announcing Cast http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/comedy-keeping-up-with-the-jonses-gets-a-director-close-to-announcing-cast/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/comedy-keeping-up-with-the-jonses-gets-a-director-close-to-announcing-cast/#comments Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:43:26 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=260272 The cast is shaping up to be pretty strong.

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Greg Mottola, the director who has delighted us with episodes of Freaks and Geeks and Arrested Development, as well as films like Superbad and…Paul (cue tuba), haas signed on to direct the high-profile comedy Keeping Up with the Joneses.

Despite the trite name, the premise of the film sounds pretty good. According to Deadline, “a quiet, suburban cul de sac is turned upside down when an unfulfilled married couple begins to suspect that there’s something nefarious afoot with their sexy and charismatic new neighbors.”

You had me “married couple.” Then again at “nefarious.”

The project is now conspicuously lacking a cast, but rumors have surrounded Jon Hamm and Zach Galifianakis, but I don’t think that, together, they would play the married couple. No matter how awesome that would be.

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Zach Galifianakis Welcomes Barack Obama ‘Between Two Ferns’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/zach-galifianakis-welcomes-barack-obama-between-two-ferns/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/zach-galifianakis-welcomes-barack-obama-between-two-ferns/#comments Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:06:55 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=260088 Do Cheney next!

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As part of a last minute push to get young people to sign up for health insurance at healthcare.gov before the March 31st deadline, Barack Obama agreed to let Zach Galifianakis insult the shit out of him. It’s every fat farmer from North Carolina’s dream come true.

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‘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 final chapter in The Hangover trilogy wouldn’t follow the same beats and conceit of its predecessors and he’s a man of his word.

The latest trailer for The Hangover Part III lays out the film’s plot. After Alan goes off his meds, the guys take a road trip to deliver him to a rehab facility. However, they’re hijacked by gangsters on the hunt for Mr. Chow while en route. That leads to a global hunt and probably male nudity.

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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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‘The Hangover Part III’ Plot Revealed To Not Involve A Hangover http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-hangover-part-iii-plot-revealed-to-not-involve-a-hangover/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-hangover-part-iii-plot-revealed-to-not-involve-a-hangover/#comments Mon, 17 Dec 2012 13:25:36 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=252470 Maybe this time they'll get really stoned.

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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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Zach Galifianakis And Paul F. Tompkins Hold The World’s Funniest Conversation http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/zach-galifianakis-and-paul-f-tompkins-hold-the-worlds-funniest-conversation/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/zach-galifianakis-and-paul-f-tompkins-hold-the-worlds-funniest-conversation/#comments Mon, 30 Jul 2012 18:36:55 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=250047 It's two of the funniest deadpan comics in the world, talking to each other. You might want to check this out.

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Made Man has sort of outdone itself with the Speakeasy series, which puts funnyman Paul F. Tompkins in a place where he’s most comfortable. Namely, a bar.

Bars are generally good spots for humor, but they’re made all the better when they include Zach Galifianakis as this particular bar does, or at least this particular set designed to look like a bar.

In this exchange, you’ll find out, among other things, what “dyslexia of the mouth” is. It involves spitting out a drink when you should be swallowing. This exchange is presumably a promotional device for Zach’s new film, The Campaign, but you’d never really know it judging by how damn funny it is.

Comedians are funny when they’re on stage, but as The Comedians of Comedy demonstrated, they’re often at their best when they’re just shooting the shit with other comedians. Like they do right here.

Enjoy.

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Cast Your Vote For Either Zach Galifianakis Or Will Ferrell In ‘The Campaign’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/cast-your-vote-for-either-zach-galifianakis-or-will-ferrell-in-the-campaign/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/cast-your-vote-for-either-zach-galifianakis-or-will-ferrell-in-the-campaign/#comments Fri, 11 May 2012 18:25:45 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=248627 Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis: Two men, two funny voices.

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The Campaign manages to take old characters and make them new again, with what will surely be funny results. Will Ferrell will be donning the George W. Bush suit (with a hint of Ricky Bobby) while Zach Galifianakis takes a lesser-known (but far more funny) character out for a spin: his timid alter-ego Seth Galifianakis.

Of course, the characters they’re playing will have names like Cal Brady and Marty Huggins, respectively, and they’ll be duking it out for a congressional seat in North Carolina.

The movie doesn’t look particularly “good,” but after some more melancholy fare like Everything Must Go, it’s nice to see Ferrell just get dumb. Points to the trailer guys for using The Black Keys, and points against them for using the hackneyed “Takin’ Care of Business,” leading me to believe that Homer Simpson may have had a hand in creating this trailer.

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‘Between Two Ferns: A Fairy Tale Of New York’ Puts Images You Don’t Want In Your Head http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/between-two-ferns-a-fairy-tale-of-new-york-puts-images-you-dont-want-in-your-head/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/between-two-ferns-a-fairy-tale-of-new-york-puts-images-you-dont-want-in-your-head/#comments Fri, 04 May 2012 22:26:24 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=248464 Zach Galifinakis asks the tough questions.

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The Comedy Central special Between Two Ferns: A Fairy Tale of New York airs this Sunday at 8:30pm. Host Zach Galifianakis welcomes guests Tina Fey, Jon Hamm, Jon Stewart, and Virgin mogul Richard Branson. In this clip, Galifianakis asks Branson the hard questions.

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Speakeasy With Paul F. Tompkins (Trailer) http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/speakeasy-with-paul-f-tompkins-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/speakeasy-with-paul-f-tompkins-trailer/#comments Mon, 30 Apr 2012 17:04:09 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=248350 Our sister site, Mademan.com, is launching a new series: Speakeasy With Paul F. Tompkins. Check out this trailer for the show, and if you like what you see, subscribe to...

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Our sister site, Mademan.com, is launching a new series: Speakeasy With Paul F. Tompkins. Check out this trailer for the show, and if you like what you see, subscribe to the MadeMan.com YouTube channel so you don’t miss an episode. And if you don’t like what you see, subscribe anyway, and keep your mouth shut.

The first episode, with Modern Family’s Ty Burrell, goes live next Monday, May 7th, with a new episode premiering every subsequent Monday.

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The “Ayk” Is Back: Dan Aykroyd To Try Being Funny Again http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-ayk-is-back-dan-aykroyd-to-try-being-funny-again/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-ayk-is-back-dan-aykroyd-to-try-being-funny-again/#comments Wed, 28 Dec 2011 22:22:51 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=240931 Let's hope he does better than Eddie Murphy.

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Afraid that the existing cast, which features Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell, didn’t have enough sneaky silent “y”s in their names, the producers of the political slapstick film Dog Fight have smartly added Dan Aykroyd to the cast. It’s the right move, mainly because if craft services ever runs out of liquor in oddly arbitrary vessels, they can just hit up Ray Zalinsky and get some more Crystal Head vodka. It has all the alcohol and taste of vodka, with the creepiness that only a skull bottle can provide.

Dog Fight follows two rival politicians (Galifia…etc and Ferrell) as they duke it out in a North Carolina election. Apparently, they needed one more comedian with an oddly-shaped body. Mission accomplished.

It’s unknown what Ayrkoyd’s role will be, but you can bet your bottom dollar that he’ll talk slightly faster than a normal person in a strange voice.

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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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Cool Time Travelers From TV Shows http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/genres-tv/sitcoms/cool-time-travelers-from-tv-shows/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/genres-tv/sitcoms/cool-time-travelers-from-tv-shows/#comments Mon, 18 Jul 2011 15:02:57 +0000 Breakstudios http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=218974 Put the dorky image of lab coats and giant machines blooming with arcs of lightning aside when you encounter these cool time travelers from TV shows.

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Forget the dorky image of lab coats and giant machines blooming with arcs of lightning when you encounter these cool time travelers from TV shows. No longer the domain of B-movies, time traveler shows on prime time TV now features decent sized budgets and actors who weren’t pulled out of a Der Wienerschnitzel on their lunc break. Take a moment to map out a plan for revenge or success should time travel start happening, just make sure you do it with style.

 

Dan Vasser

Being a father has enough trials without being tossed back in time at random moments. Dan doesn’t come with super powers or a life he can ignore in order to serve whatever higher authority in Journeyman has decided to play twister with his timeline. With a brain and a dedication towards helping the people he encounters on his journeys, Vasser is a cool time traveler that is caught up in the chaos of something he can’t control but still works towards juggling saving people in the past and saving his relationships in the present. Substance beats style and gets a nice twist with his inability to control his unique “events”.

 

The Ninth Doctor

Ninth Doctor Who snapping his fingers

 

Doctor Who gets to show off the warrior facet of the time lord with this incarnation played by Christopher Eccleston. There are cool time travelers and then there’s The Doctor, an immortal regenerating last of his kind explorer who tends to show up where and when needed. Eccleston gets to give old and new fans of the series a quietly raging doctor, one who is ready to go to war over his grudge and that’s an aspect up until now The Doctor never much evidenced. A harder, most driven character in this generation, the ninth Doctor shows off the terrible power and fury that up until now has been hidden behind a thick veneer of Zen-like calm and that is fascinating.

 

Danny Quinn

Danny Quinn flying a helicopter

A scrapper and officer of the law, Danny Quinn seethes with the regret and loss of his brother and doesn’t enter into the idea of time travel without serious skepticism. Played by Jason Flemyng, Quinn feels like the eye of the storm, calm for now but venture too far out and destruction will reign. One of the cooler time travelers out there, this Primeval star won’t fall in love with time travel anytime soon but he won’t run with his tail tucked between his legs either.

 

Tru Davies

Tru Davies stretched out on a white fur

Not many time travelers get as cool a partner as Zach Galifianakis. Davis, played by Zach, is Tru’s supervisor, confidant and enabler as he encourages Tru whenever she hits rough spots in her quest to save the dead who ask for her help. Although only getting to go back a day in Tru Calling, Tru gets enough terror and mystery to fill her plate as she works to guide the living away from the path that leads to their death. Funny, sincere and well ensconced in her small tribe of friends, Davies gets to be one of the cooler time travelers out there as she tries to better the lives of others while being in the grips of a much larger and unseen conspiracy.

 

The Eleventh Doctor

Eleventh Doctor Who in his red bow tie

Quirky dress sense meets quirky personality and the eleventh Doctor comes ready to play. With an aura of intuitiveness and a drive to help others, this version of Doctor Who as portrayed by Matt Smith blends the warrior caste with the healer cast and throws in a sprinkle of occasional aloofness that makes him one of the coolest time travelers ever. Bringing bow ties back into popular dress wear might be beyond this Doctor but conveying other worldliness well taking the best bits of humanity is not. Smith keeps his companions and his encounters simultaneously at a distance and within his embrace with a powerful sincerity that makes it look easy.

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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.

‘Hangover Part II’ Teaser Warms Your Frat Boy Heart

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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‘The Hangover Part II’ Is Going To Make A Lot Of Money http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-hangover-part-ii-is-going-to-make-a-lot-of-money/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-hangover-part-ii-is-going-to-make-a-lot-of-money/#comments Thu, 26 May 2011 18:39:01 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=213733 Surprise!

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Hang onto your chairs, folks, because this news is going to shock you so hard your parents’ grandparents will feel it. The sequel to the massively popular comedy The Hangover, starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, and more, has grossed $10 million in midnight showings alone, putting it well on its way to making over $100 million this Memorial Day Weekend.

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In case you’re interested in such things, this would make The Hangover Part II the first live-action comedy to even get within spitting distance of making $100 million in one weekend. The other movie to come close is Bruce Almighty at $67 million, proving once and for all that America might like God, but they love drunken hijinks even more. (CinemaBlend)

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Will Ferrell Sits In The Hot Seat ‘Between Two Ferns’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/will-ferrell-sits-in-the-hot-seat-between-two-ferns/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/will-ferrell-sits-in-the-hot-seat-between-two-ferns/#comments Thu, 26 May 2011 15:16:18 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=213712 Given Zach's track record, this could have spiraled into disaster a lot quicker.

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In this Speed Stick sponsored edition of Between Two Ferns, Hangover II star Zach Galifianakis invites Will Ferrell to pop a squat between his Pteridophyta and talk about his new film Everything Must Go. Other topics include delicious cherries and berries, hip hop dance squads, Charlie perfume, Zach’s weight loss, and everybody’s favorite meal, lunch. All this plus a surprise guest.

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‘Hangover 2′ Tattoo Has Legal Clearance, Release Date Unchanged http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hangover-2-tattoo-has-legal-clearance-release-date-unchanged/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hangover-2-tattoo-has-legal-clearance-release-date-unchanged/#comments Tue, 24 May 2011 16:41:43 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=213403 Now we can all get face tats without fear of legal repercussion.

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There was some worry among fans of The Hangover that it wouldn’t be seen on its intended release date on May 26th, due to a lawsuit from the creator of Mike Tyson’s infamous facial tattoo, which was co-opted by Ed Helms for the movie. Here’s Warner Bros. in a statement on the good (for everyone but the tattoo artist) news:

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“We are very gratified by the Court’s decision which will allow the highly anticipated film, The Hangover Part II to be released on schedule this week around the world. Plaintiff’s failed attempt to enjoin the film in order to try and extract a massive settlement payment from Warner Bros. was highly inappropriate and unwarranted.”

There you have it. If I were that tattoo artist, I’d definitely buy a ticket for something else and sneak into The Hangover Part II this weekend. (Deadline)

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Warner Bros Forces ‘Dark Shadows’ Into The Light With Release Date http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/warner-bros-forces-dark-shadows-into-the-light-with-release-date/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/warner-bros-forces-dark-shadows-into-the-light-with-release-date/#comments Thu, 12 May 2011 23:57:53 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=211894 Three Warner Bros movies got release dates, so mark your calendars for 'Dark Shadows', 'Rivals' and 'Journey 2'. Or just let their incessant marketing campaigns remind you.

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Three Warner Bros movies got release dates, so mark your calendars. Or just let the incessant marketing next year remind you. Either way works.

Dark Shadows, a gothy new Tim Burton / Johnny Depp love-fest, opens May 11, 2012. Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green and Helena Bonham Carter also star in this 60′s cult TV show turned feature film. Get ready to see vampires, ghosts and ghouls during the scariest time of the year: mid-May. oooOOOooo.

Rivals, starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis as two guys who I’m sure will not being competing against one another, opens Aug. 10, 2012. It’s the story of two rival political candidates, directed by Jay Roach. I would have hoped they’d be running together on the Frat Party ticket. Ah well.

However, before all that, you and Dwayne Johnson are going on a journey together. Specifically, a Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D journey. Michael Caine, Josh Hutcherson and Vanessa Hudgens will be along for your crazy ride come Jan. 27, 2012. It’s sure to be a journey… into pure cinematic genius. (Deadline)

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Warner Bros. Releases Too Many ‘Hangover Part II’ Stills http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/warner-bros-releases-too-many-hangover-part-ii-stills/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/warner-bros-releases-too-many-hangover-part-ii-stills/#comments Thu, 12 May 2011 03:00:36 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Gallery&p=211753 Is this the result of a night where WB marketing executives partied too hard?

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Somewhere in Burbank, a bunch of Warner Bros. marketing executives are waking up from a long night of partying. They don’t remember the night before, but one of them goes online and realizes they released more than 30 stills from The Hangover Part II. Also, there’s a stupid monkey in the room for some reason.

While those executives piece their night together, you can flip through the above gallery, showing highlights from the newly released group of high quality pics from the summer sequel, starring Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Ken Jeong. The Wolf Pack is back, doing things that are similar to their first outing, but also enough different stuff to warrant your $38.

Directed by Todd Phillips, The Hangover Part II drunkenly stumbles into theaters May 26th. (More images at Collider)

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‘R.I.P.D.’ Producers Think Jeff Bridges Would Make A Good Undead Cop http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/r-i-p-d-producers-think-jeff-bridges-would-make-a-good-undead-cop/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/r-i-p-d-producers-think-jeff-bridges-would-make-a-good-undead-cop/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2011 23:07:50 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=209608 Bridges must be getting sick of the indie film world. Bring on the zombie police!

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If he plays his cards right, I think that Jeff Bridges could make himself a pretty penny finding work as a Zach Galifianakis stand-in. Bridges is in talks to co-star with Ryan Reynolds in R.I.P.D. after Zach Galifianakis walked away from the project. Truthfully, there is no indication that Bridges is stepping into the role from which Zach G. walked away, but it made for a funny lede, so let’s pretend that he is.

Galifianakis left the project over concerns that Reynolds couldn’t make the schedule due to a possible Green Lantern 2 conflict. Reynolds has apparently ironed out the wrinkles and is on board now, however.

R.I.P.D. is a comic book adaptation that focuses on a police force comprised solely of undead officers, serving out heaping portions of justice, zombie-style. Despite the macabre subject matter, it’s a comedy, albeit a darker one, possibly in the vein of Army of Darkness. If Bridges jumps aboard, it could mark a commercial trend for the actor, who is currently filming The Seventh Son. It’s never too late to become a box office draw. Just ask the ghost of George Burns. (Deadline)

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It’s A Wolfpack Of TV Spots For ‘Hangover 2′, Brohans http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/its-a-wolfpack-of-tv-spots-for-hangover-2-brohans/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/its-a-wolfpack-of-tv-spots-for-hangover-2-brohans/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2011 05:17:19 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=208290 You get not one, not two, not seventeen, but *four* new TV spots for 'The Hangover Part II'.

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The Wolfpack is back, you guys. That means you get not one, not two, not seventeen, but four new TV spots for The Hangover Part II, directed by Todd Phillips. One for each Wolfpack member, cause I’m counting the monkey that everyone is so excited about. Especially me.

There isn’t a ton of new footage, but spot #2 is pretty damn funny. Creepy Zach Galifianakis is always good for a laugh – Tim & Eric fans know what I’m talking about. (Incidentally, does anyone know where my chippy has gone to?) Ed Helms does a lot of freaking out, Ken Jeong does a lot of obnoxious laughing, and Bradley Cooper keeps the pack together. “I can’t believe this is happening again.” Well, Ed Helms, you spent several months filming the sequel, so I kind of find that hard to believe.

The pack blacks out and wakes up in theaters with a foggy memory again on May 26th.

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New ‘Hangover 2′ Posters Are Sick, Bro http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/new-hangover-2-posters-are-sick-bro/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/new-hangover-2-posters-are-sick-bro/#comments Thu, 14 Apr 2011 18:38:05 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Gallery&p=207115 Such a shame we didn't get one with Liam Neeson.

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Fans are eagerly awaiting the premiere of The Hangover 2, so they can see it with their bros and have a great time. Until then, they can check out these new character posters, featuring each of the main characters (but not Liam Neeson) in a mildly disheveled state, presumably with one of their lines from the movie printed above their heads.

My favorite is the one with Ed Helms, who’s making a tough-to-pin-down facial expression, somewhere between intense fear and resignation. Which one is your favorite? The monkey, probably. I bet it’s the monkey. (Empire)

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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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Zach Galifianakis Peace-Outties On ‘R.I.P.D.’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/zach-galifianakis-peace-outties-on-r-i-p-d/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/zach-galifianakis-peace-outties-on-r-i-p-d/#comments Fri, 08 Apr 2011 21:54:05 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=206240 His work with Ted Danson comes first.

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Zach Galifianakis is dropping out of R.I.P.D.. Does that mean that Mel Gibson has booked a role??

Apparently not. It looks to be a matter of scheduling. The two major hold-ups are Galifianakis’ commitments to “Bored To Death” and the fact that Ryan Reynolds could be pulled at any moment to film a Green Lantern sequel. He could be in the shower, he could be working out, or visiting family in Canada. This poor guy just never knows when he’ll be forced to play the Green Lantern again.

Though if the trailer is any indication, it’s highly unlikely he’ll be called upon for a Green Lantern sequel. We’ll probably see a Green Hornet sequel before we see another Green Lantern. (Deadline)

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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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