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‘Hangover III’: the Hangover That Just Won’t End

The Hangover Part III

Toy Story 3, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade and Return of The Jedi are some of the most well reviewed films of the last 30 years. They are considered great films despite being the third film in a successful franchise. The Hangover III won't go down in history as the worst threequel of all-time, but it definitely forces itself into the discussion with characters that haven't changed one bit since the first film and a stale formula that expired about 5 minutes into Part III.

One of the things the things the film has going for it is its return to gags that center themselves around the repartee (if you can call it that) between the three major characters. Too bad this film forces Leslie Chow down our throats for the majority of the 100 minute running time, whom I have deemed the Jar Jar Binks of comedy films. Okay, maybe he's not that bad, but part of the charm of Mr. Chow in previous Hangover installments was the fact that he showed up when we least expected it.

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Ed Helms: I Asked For a Part in The Lorax

The Lorax and Ed HelmsEd Helms says it was "beyond a no-brainer" to sign up for The Lorax.

The Hangover actor asked to be cast in the animated 3-D movie - an adaptation of Dr. Seuss' children's tale of environmental conservation - because he was such a big fan of the book when he was a kid:

"It was beyond a no-brainer - it was something that I actively pursued. I grew up hearing the story of The Lorax frequently. My mom was a huge Dr. Seuss fan and just read all of that stuff to us all of the time. The Lorax was a favorite. When I heard they were gearing up development on The Lorax, I asked for a meeting and if there were any part in the movie where I might just fit in, no matter how big or small."

The 38-year-old actor - who will star alongside Taylor Swift (Audrey), Zac Efron (Ted) and Danny DeVito (Lorax) in the movie - was "floored and insanely excited" when he was eventually told he had one the main parts in the film.

"A couple of months went by and I didn't know what was going on. Then they called with that offer and I was floored and insanely excited," he added in an interview with The Huffington Post.

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Hangover Part II Breaks Box Office Record

The Hangover Part IIAfter its impressive box office record, it's only a matter of time before the sequel to The Hangover Part II is greenlit. The follow-up to the 2009 film The Hangover has grossed over $488 million to become the most globally successful R-rated comedy ever.

The Hangover Part II - which reunites original cast members Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Justin Bartha for the movie set in Bangkok - took in $21.4 million this weekend, surpassing the $468 million generated from the first movie and bringing the combined total to almost one billion dollars.

Following on from the box office success of The Hangover Part II, it is likely the cast and crew will return for a third film in the franchise with star Zach - who plays Alan Garner in the Todd Phillips-directed films - already getting calls about it. "They want to do a Hangover 3. I'm getting fricking phone calls already," Galifianakis said.

Filmmaker Todd has previously revealed another film in the series would be the last and thought it would be good to change the "template" of the franchise: "If we were to do a third one, and quite honestly we really haven't talked about it. I think we have a clear idea where that would head and it's certainly not in the same template you've seen these movies and obviously we always envisioned it as a trilogy as you can imagine, the third would very much a finale and an ending."


Hangover 3: Not a Done Deal, But a Safe Bet

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The Hangover, Part II

Despite harsh cricital reviews, The Hangover, Part II is making truckloads of money. And what does Warner Bros. like more than truckloads of money? MORE truckloads of money. This is our way of saying they’re already planning the make a third Hangover flick.

The sequel to the unexpected hit has earned $200 million (in just five days, no less), and writer Craig Mazin is planning a third script.

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The Hangover 2: In Review

The Hangover 2 - Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifanakis

If you liked The Hangover, does that automatically mean you should like The Hangover, Part II? Well, yeah… unless you expect too much from it. If you want to watch a very funny movie with plenty of call backs to its parent flick (you know, the reason it exists), and you’re excited about seeing lovable characters a second time around, you’ll absolutely enjoy The Hangover, Part II. If you’re expecting breakthrough comedy, deep meaning, something brand-new and never-before-seen, you might be disappointed… but why would you be expecting that?

Die-hard fans of the original probably aren’t, but the critics have been rabid in their dislike for the lighthearted sequel. It’s an almost-summer, holiday weekend ensemble comedy, and most movie reviewers are screaming for blood in their respective columns. Why? Because the movie isn’t original enough.

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The Hangover, Part II: Stopped by a Tattoo?

The Hangover Part II - Ed Helms

The Hangover, Part II is set to open in theaters this weekend… or, is it? One thing may still delay the opening -- Mike Tyson’s facial tattoo.

More specifically, the fact that Ed Helms is wearing it in the flick (or, something that looks a lot like it). The tattoo artist who originally put the ink on Tyson’s face is suing Warner Bros. for copyright violation. S. Victor Whitmill, the artist behind the suit, is also asking for an injuction which would block the film’s May 26 release.

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Hangover Trailer Pulled From Theaters

The Hangover: Part II probably isn’t the best movie for your niece, age 7... but the trailer for it is supposed to be. Pressure from the Motion Picture Association of America has forced Warner Bros. to pull their raunchy, monkey-infused trailer for the flick from movie houses. You can see the controversial trailer in the video above.

The objectional bit of the trailer is part of a scene featuring Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms together with a monkey and an elderly gent. Alan (Galifianakis) sticks a water bottle in the pants of the elderly gent, and the monkey… well, you can watch it above.

Expect a new trailer in theaters by April 15.

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Video: See the Hangover 2 Trailer!

Alan’s Wolfpack is back, and we’ve got the movie trailer to prove it. Watch the video above to see a teasing glimpse of The Hangover 2 that makes us laugh every time. How great does Zach Galifianakis look with a shaved head, hmm? He'll be reprising the role of Alan in the film, and again he's joined by Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms.

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The Hangover 2: Who Isn’t Returning?

We’ve got it on good authority that the main cast of The Hangover will reunite in the sequel…all except for one.

Don’t worry - Zach Galifianakis and Bradley Cooper are definitely returning. Justin Bartha, the film’s hapless groom, and Ed Helms (the dentist) are also coming back. Even Ken Jeong (whose scene-stealing moment lives in movie infamy) and the film's bride, Sasha Barrese, will reprise their roles. So, who are we missing?

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: October 12, 2010

How to Train Your Dragon DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Arn: The Knight Templar: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Darjeeling Limited (Criterion Collection): DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Hangover (Extreme Edition): DVD, Blu-ray
  • How to Train Your Dragon: DVD/Blu-ray Combo
  • I Am Love: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Jonah Hex: DVD/Blu-ray Combo
  • Leaves of Grass: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Magician (Criterion Collection): DVD, Blu-ray
  • Red Dragon: Blu-ray
  • Sex and Lucia: Blu-ray
  • Three Kings: Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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