courtesy of IGN
The first one was funny as hell. Will the sequel be funnier? I think so. And with a very naughty monkey joining the crazy pack.
This time around, the guys head to Bangkok, Thailand for Stu’s wedding.
But a simple pre-wedding brunch let loose lead to more hilarious misadventures.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents The Hangover Part II. Directed by Todd Phillips, it stars Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, Paul Giamatti and Mike Tyson as himself. Opens today, May 26, in the US. It will definitely be the film to beat this Memorial Day Weekend. Philippine playdates will follow first week of June.
video courtesy of YouTube/hollywoodstreams
I must admit that I’m getting tired of Zach Galifianakis and his style of comedy. But team him up with Robert Downey, Jr. and we just might see a fresher approach in making us laugh out loud. “Due Date” is the title of their movie and it is all about Peter Highman (Downey), a high-strung father-to-be, who is forced to hitch a ride with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay (Galifianakis) on a road trip to make it to his child’s birth on time. Plot sounds tired and simple, but you can’t deny the fact that it is a goldmine of comedic situations that can really maximize the totally opposite characters of the two leads to the fullest. Add the dog (who is an effortless scene-stealer) and the trio is sure to be an outrageous laugh trip in a road trip flick!
Warner Bros.’ “Due Date” opens in the US on November 5, 2010 and I’m pretty sure it will follow in the rest of Southeast Asia a week or two after. It is directed by Todd Phillips from his collaborative screenplay with Alan R. Cohen, Alan Freedland and Adam Sztykiel. It stars Robert Downey, Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan, Danny McBride, RZA, Juliette Lewis and Jamie Foxx. You can visit the movie’s official website HERE.
I will definitely be watching this one! 😉
I’m this close to having a Zach Galifianakis-overload……what with blogging yesterday about a (still-unreleased) movie featuring him and posting another one today with him as one of the leads.
Anyways, the Ned Vizzini novel “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” is all about 16-year-old Craig (to be played by Keir Gilchrist) who, stressed out from the demands of being a teenager, checks himself into a mental health clinic. There, he meets another patient, Bobby (to be played by Zach Galifianakis), who becomes both his mentor and protege’.
I haven’t read the book so I asked my niece who happens to have finished the same way back and is quite thrilled that the novel is now a film. She’s a bit iffy about Julia Roberts’ niece, Emma, playing the role of Noelle, but hopes that this is a faithful adaptation nonetheless.
Keir Gilchrist (L) and Zach Galifianakis star in the movie adaptation of Ned Vizzini's young adult novel "Its Kind of a Funny Story"
Watch the HD trailer below first and tell me if you’re cool with how the movie looks like compared to the book…at least with what the preview shows:
video courtesy of YouTube/HDTrailerMan
It’s Kind of a Funny Story is presented by Focus Features and co-directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck based on Ned Vizzini’s book of the same title. It stars Keir Gilchrist, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Roberts, Lauren Graham, Zoe Kravitz and Viola Davis. It opens in the US (most likely on limited release) on September 24, 2010. I doubt if it will see the light of day in the Philippines soon after but it will eventually find a space in my dvd case.
I personally find watching comedy films somewhat cathartic. Most everytime a genuinely funny one comes along, I would mark my calendar for a weekend date when I can catch a screening.”Dinner for Schmucks looks like a laugh-out-loud trip that will veer me away from the stress of the workplace even for at least 90 minutes or so.
Dinner for Schmucks is actually a remake of the 1988 French film ‘The Dinner Game.’ Quoting IMDB, it is about a rising executive (Paul Rudd) who “succeeds” in finding the perfect guest, IRS employee Barry (Steve Carell), for his boss’s monthly event, a so-called “dinner for idiots,” which offers certain advantages to the exec who shows up with the biggest buffoon. After watching the hilarious trailer, I simply can’t miss it. What’s more, the director is Jay Roach who helmed “Meet the Parents”, “Meet the Fockers” and all of “Austin Powers”.
Check out the HD trailer below:
video courtesy of YouTube/hollywoodstreams
Some people say that remaking the original is an outright pillaging of a classic, moreso that it was done in an hysterically funny and commercial way. I don’t mind. As long as it makes me laugh a lot, I’ve already gotten back the value of the ticket price fair and square.
The movie opens in the US on July 30. It should follow here in the Philippines by mid-August.
Dinner for Schmucks is from Paramount Pictures, Dreamworks SKG and Spyglass Entertainment. Directed by Jay Roach with screenplay co-written by David Guion and Michael Handelman. It stars Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Stephanie Szostak, Bruce Greenwood, and Zach Galifianakis.