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Stars: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, John Goodman, Melissa McCarthy, Jeffrey Tambor, Heather Graham, Mike Epps, Sasha Barrese, Jamie Chung | Written by Todd Phillips, Craig Mazin | Directed by Todd Phillips
The Hangover Part III bills itself as the ‘epic finale to the Hangover trilogy’, which is pretty bold stuff for what is ostensibly a fairly knock-about, not that funny comedy series. Yeah that’s right, I said not that funny. I saw the first and didn’t really laugh, I skipped the second because I heard it was awful and wasn’t invited to watch it for free and I didn’t really laugh at this third outing. That’s not to say I didn’t find the film fairly watchable and inoffensive – it provided a similar level enjoyment to finding that the cup of tea you forgot about hasn’t gotten as quite cold as you expected it to. »
- Jack Kirby
All bets are off when The Hangover Part III arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download on October 8 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The Hangover Part III follows the infamous Wolfpack as the gang sets out on a fearless mission to save their kidnapped friend in Sin City.
From director Todd Phillips (The Hangover, The Hangover Part II, and Old School) and a screenplay by co-writer Craig Mazin, The Hangover Part III stars Bradley Cooper as Phil; Ed Helms as Stu; Zach Galifianakis as Alan; Justin Bartha as Doug; Ken Jeong as Leslie Chow; John Goodman as Marshall; Heather Graham as Jade; and Jeffrey Tambor as Alan's father, Sid.
The Hangover Part III will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and on 2-disc DVD Special Edition for $28.98. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray, and the 2-disc DVD Special »
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially announced that The Hangover Part III will arrive on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download on October 8. The film follows the infamous Wolfpack as the gang sets out on a fearless mission to save their kidnapped friend in Sin City. From director Todd Phillips ( The Hangover , The Hangover Part II ) and a screenplay by co-writer Craig Mazin, The Hangover Part III stars Bradley Cooper as Phil; Ed Helms as Stu; Zach Galifianakis as Alan; Justin Bartha as Doug; Ken Jeong as Leslie Chow; John Goodman as Marshall; Heather Graham as Jade; and Jeffrey Tambor as Alan.s father, Sid. The Hangover Part III will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and on 2-disc DVD Special Edition for $28.98. The Blu-ray Combo Pack »
★☆☆☆☆ Collaborating once again after the commercial success of the relatively dreadful Horrible Bosses (2011), Jason Bateman and director Seth Gordon return to the big screen with Identity Thief (2013), a film which is as thin on plot as it is on remotely humorous gags. Also starring Melissa McCarthy - whose ballsy comedic shtick was already spread thin with her breakthrough role in Bridesmaids (2011) - the film is a crime comedy that riffs on such definitive buddy movies as John Hughes' Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) but doesn't have the emotional complexity or funny bones to bring anything new to the table.
Bateman plays Sandy Bigelow Patterson, an ordinary American everyman who excels at his job in accountancy despite, frustratingly, being continually passed over for promotion. Outside of work, Sandy is a devoted husband to wife Trish (Amanda Peet) and father to two children with a third on the way. His serene life and financial diligence are ruptured, »
- CineVue UK
Unlimited funds have allowed Diana (McCarthy) to live it up on the outskirts of Miami, where the queen of retail buys whatever strikes her fancy. There’s only one glitch: The ID she’s using to finance these sprees reads “Sandy Bigelow Patterson”…. and it belongs to an accounts rep (Bateman) who lives halfway across the U.S. With only one week to hunt down the con artist before his world implodes, the real Sandy Bigelow Patterson heads south to confront the woman with an all-access pass to his life. And as he attempts to bribe, coax and wrangle her the 2,000 miles to Denver, one easy target will discover just how tough it is to get your name back.
- Phil Wheat
Every single year, the President of the United States pardons a single turkey from being eaten for Thanksgiving. But what happens to that turkey afterwards? Apparently he lives the life of luxury. Owen Wilson voices a pardoned turkey who has his cushy life interrupted when he's recruited by another high strung, eccentric turkey (Woody Harrelson) to go back in time and stop their kind from being on the menu at the very first Thanksgiving. Amy Poehler also lends her voice to the animated time travel adventure Free Birds from the director of Horton Hears a Who!, and it looks like some good holiday fun. Here's the first trailer for Jimmy Hayward's Free Birds, originally from Apple: Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who!) directs Free Birds, written by Craig Mazin (The Hangover sequels), David I. Stern (Open Season sequels) and John J. Strauss (The Santa Clause sequels). Two turkeys (Owen »
- Ethan Anderton
Exclusive: Los Angeles Lakers star Dwight Howard has found something to keep him busy during the off season. He has joined the voice cast of Relativity and Reel FX’s Free Birds. He plays Cold Turkey, one of the Wild Turkeys that Jake (voiced by Woody Harrelson) and Reggie (voiced by Owen Wilson) meet when they travel back in time to try and get turkeys off the Thanksgiving Day menu. Amy Poehler, George Takei, Dan Fogler, Colm Meaney, Eddie ‘Piolin’ Sotelo, Danny Carey, Josh Lawson and Keith David also lend their voices to the film. Howard has a relationship to the label as he is represented by Relativity Sports. The Jimmy Hayward-directed film opens November 1. Scott Mosier, Craig Mazin, John Strauss and David l. Stern produce from a script by Stern and Strauss. Mazin did a rewrite. Here, watch Howard and other jocks get animated in a Relativity Sports short film. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Just like how Alan (Zach Galifianakis) used card counting to win $80 grand in the first "Hangover" movie, director Todd Phillips and screenwriter Craig Mazin have broken down every element that made it the most successful R-rated comedy of all time in order to repeat that success twice more.
By now you may have heard that "The Hangover Part III" diverges from the formula which was merely copied and pasted for "Part II," but if you check out our infographic you can plainly see this third Wolf Pack outing is no game of chance. How funny any of these repeat strategies might be is the luck of the draw, but the movie house always wins.
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- Max Evry
In The Hangover, three friends wake up smashed and dumb in Las Vegas. In The Hangover Part II, the same three friends wake up smashed and dumb in Bangkok. Director Todd Phillips and writer Craig Mazin took heat for repeating their $467 million formula, but when Hangover II made $586 million, they seriously considered screwing the critics and mimicking the script for a third time—or more.
“‘How can you do it again?’ We’re going to do it 12 times,” Mazin threatens jokingly at Caesars Palace in Vegas, where he, Phillips, and the rest of The Hangover Part III cast have returned to the scene of the cash grab. Why not? The ...
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- Amy Nicholson
The Hangover Part III, 2013.
Directed by Todd Phillips.
This time, there's no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.
After making more money than they’d ever thought possible back in 2009, The Hangover is back for its third (and possibly final) entry. After the horribly formulaic second movie, director Todd Phillips and co-writer Craig Mazin have decided to shake things up this time round in an attempt to breathe some life into the tired format. The results? A very, very unfunny movie.
Let me just stress before we continue that I actually quite liked the first movie. At the time it felt like an original idea that provided some good gags, but it did lose its appeal on repeated viewings. The sequel »
Greetings from the apocalypse! This here is my twentieth weekend column, which seemed like as good a time as any to reach out to my fellow weekend road warriors to say if you have any suggestions for upcoming films/local weekend events to feature in future editions just write me on Twitter. Signed 8 x 10 glossies will be sent to fans at my secretary's discretion. But seriously, write away — give this wandering rōnin of the desert some feedback, yo.
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I'm admittedly not a huge fan of the "Hangover" franchise — only in America and possibly France could such a thing spawn a franchise — so when I tell you "The Hangover Part III" has nary a laugh or even »
- Max Evry
The Wolfpack are making their final outing on the big screen this weekend in The Hangover Part III, bringing to an end one of the most successful comedy franchises of all time.
Todd Phillips is back behind the camera for the comedy sequel, and with the film heading into theatres on both sides of the Atlantic yesterday, Warner Bros. have released four great new TV spots to encourage you into a cinema seat this weekend.
The Hangover Part III is the third and final film in director Todd Phillips’ record-shattering comedy franchise. This time, there’s no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.
- Kenji Lloyd
The Hangover Part III review: ‘Unnecessary sequel’ that’s ‘sporadically and barely’ amusing (photo: Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms in The Hangover Part III) There was a time, and this time now seems very long ago, when The Hangover was a near-cultural phenomenon. It became (for a while) the highest-grossing R-rated comedy ever, it made Bradley Cooper a star, and it proved the movie industry could find a place for oddball comic Zach Galifianakis. That was four years and, as it turns out, two disappointing sequels ago. The hope going into The Hangover Part III was that co-writer and director Todd Phillips would make amends for the universally disliked The Hangover Part II. That dream is neither denied nor fulfilled. Instead, we get another unnecessary sequel that’s amusing in the way that many crass bro-comedies are amusing, which is to say sporadically and barely. As Phil (Bradley Cooper »
- Mark Keizer
It starts out with a joke stolen from The Shawshank Redemption, which runs directly into an action bit stolen from The Fugitive. Bizarrely, The Hangover Part III goes on to not steal again -- from Dude, Where’s My Car? -- the one clever conceit that made the franchise’s reputation, not to mention its name: there’s no hangover here, no mystery to be solved about the previous evening’s intoxicating adventures. It’s an odd choice for director Todd Phillips and his coscreenwriter, Craig Mazin (Identity Thief), as if they’d learned after the appalling Part II (which Mazin also cowrote) that they never should have made a sequel, so they decided that for Part III, which they also should not have made, they wouldn’t even bother to make a Hangover movie at all. Which must have seemed like a good idea at the time. Even though it’s like saying, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
When the Hangover franchise is looked at as a whole, it.s interesting to view the entire storyline as being focused on Zach Galifianakis. Alan. In the first movie he is brought out of his shell and winds up having the best night of his life with Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Doug (Justin Bartha), some of the few people in the world who he can call friend. The sequel is then Alan.s desperate attempt to reach out again and try to recreate the bonding magic of the Wolfpack.s first night together . though it winds up being a disaster if gauged by the anger it induces in his friends. So at the beginning of Part III we find Alan as a broken, lonely, sociopathic, off-his-meds rich kid with zero discipline. It.s not hard to see why co-writer Craig Mazin and co-writer and director Todd Phillips »
With director Todd Phillips’ comedy sequel The Hangover Part III opening this week, I recently sat down with him for an extended interview. In the final installment to the popular franchise, we find Stu (Helms), Phil (Cooper), and Doug (Justin Bartha) en route to taking Alan (Galifianakis) to a psychiatric hospital when the gang is side-trekked by a mysterious man (John Goodman) who kidnaps Doug and forces the wolf pack to track down Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong), who stole $21 million from Goodman’s character. As you might expect, chaos ensues. For more on the film, watch the red band trailer or check out over forty images. During the interview, Phillips and screenwriter Craig Mazin talked about his first cut versus the theatrical release, deleted scenes, what can fans expect on the Blu-ray, what it's like working for Warner Bros. and the creative freedom he's allowed, the writing process, how the story changed, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Zach Galifianakis is as funny as ever but The Hangover Part III is a letdown. It takes just two mediocre sequels to erase all the belly laughs and great times from Todd Phillips’ raunchy road comedy The Hangover (2009) and spark a sliver of doubt that maybe just maybe, Zach Galifianakis and his Wolfpack buds aren’t as funny as we remember. Phillips keeps saying that The Hangover Part III is the last in the popular buddy comedy franchise, which means that the series is going out with a whimper instead of a laugh-out-loud bang. Really, the Wolfpack and moviegoers deserve better. Granted, Phillips and writer Craig Mazin (Hangover Part II) rocket the movie to life with opening sequences including a hilarious Bangkok prison break from criminal mad man Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong) and bushy man-child Alan (Galifiabakis) driving home with his newly purchased giraffe and arguing with his father (Jeffrey Tambor »
★★☆☆☆ There are some films which simply don't need sequels, but these days it's increasingly likely that studios will green-light follow-ups after an a successful first outing. Such was the case with The Hangover (2009); the film struck a tone with cinemagoers, but spawned a lacklustre sequel. Director Todd Phillips and co are back for The Hangover Part III (2013), and whilst it's a slightly better entry than its predecessor, the third (and final?) instalment still lacks the spark of the original. It's been two years since the events in Bangkok, and friends Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), and Doug (Justin Bartha) are enjoying domesticity.
The same can't be said for Alan (Zach Galifianakis), whose already disturbing behaviour takes a turn for the worse after a family tragedy. Staging an intervention to convince their friend to get the help he needs, the 'Wolfpack' are on a road trip when they get ambushed »
- CineVue UK
Slow, sentimental and somewhat sedated, the third "Hangover" movie isn't so much exhausted of outrageous "Oh no, they Didn't!" ideas as it is spent of energy. And they knew it, too. The only raunchy moment is stuffed into the closing credits, a "we forgot to do that" afterthought.
They know they're done. They just want to make sure we know.
"The Hangover Part III" becomes a fairly conventional caper comedy with the capers driven by the still-cackling, far-less-manic Mr. Chow, played right to the edge of caricature by the irrepressible Ken Jeong.
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