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New Year's Eve fun: Share your favorite film and TV drunk scenes

31 December 2009 2:00 PM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

The ball is set to drop in just a matter of hours, PopWatchers! So I can only imagine that more than a few of you are preparing to channel your inner Frank the Tanks this holiday. (Now I believe it is my duty to warn you that streaking will probably be looked down upon by your respective towns, as well as your respective sober selves when you see the inevitable embarrassing pics.) And as I begin to line up my own champagne and wine bottles to celebrate the new year, I'm reminded of those in film and on TV who willingly put themselves in humiliating, »

- Kate Ward

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He Said – He Said … Top Films of the Decade

28 December 2009 4:18 PM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

He Said – He Said … The Top 7 Films of the Decade

Our lists are done. We’ve checked them twice (and then some). Now there is only one thing left to do, complain, rant and argue. It’s time for the He Said – He Said … Top 7 Films of the Decade.

It’s He (Jeff Bayer) and his list …

7. Inglourious Basterds

6. Moulin Rouge!

5. Michael Clayton

4. Memento

3. Wall-e

2. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

1. Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind

Versus

He (Nick Allen) and his list …

7. The Band’s Visit

6. Superbad

5. The Lives of Others

4. Adaptation

3. The Dark Knight

2. Talk to Her

1. There Will Be Blood

Complete Coverage of Top 7 Films of the Decade

Top 7 Films of the Decade by Jeff Bayer

Top 7 Movies of the Decade by Nick Allen

He Said – He Said … Top 7 Films of the Decade

Amazing. Not one movie in common. I’ve decided to let »

- Jeff Bayer

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The Best Films of the Decade (aka "The Naughties")

27 December 2009 9:03 PM, PST | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

Best Films Of The Decade (aka The Naughties) From Alex & Terry

List # 1

By Alex Simon

When Terry and I initially discussed writing these lists, I had a tough time thinking back on 20 films over the past decade which I was really taken with, thinking that movies have sunk so low over the past ten years, that even choosing a dozen would be a short-order job. Thirty minutes into it, my list had nearly 60 titles! After much cutting, pasting, and re-cutting and pasting, here are my top 20 films (in no particular order) of the first decade of the 21st century, dubbed by many as “the naughties.” --A.S.

1.No Country for Old Men (Coen Brothers, 2007) An elegiac blend of stark beauty and full-throttle despair from two of our finest filmmakers, set in the contemporary American West. Every frame is damn near flawless, and would have been an even more perfect vehicle for the late Sam Peckinpah. »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Exclusive! ‘Tiger Woods: The Love Hangover’ May Be Coming To A Theater Near You!

24 December 2009 12:04 PM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

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Are you ready to see a movie made about Tiger’s life?

If you’re waiting with bated breath for someone to come out and say they’re producing/directing/writing Tiger Woods’ personal drama into a Hollywood script, director Todd Phillips just may be the man for the job!

Todd — who’s known for comedies like Old School and Starsky and Hutch — says he’s ready to branch out in dramas, and a Tiger Woods biopic might be the perfect crossover project.

“If I were going to do Tiger’s movie, [I would do it as] a drama,” the director dished to HollywoodLife.com exclusively Dec. 10 at The Hangover DVD launch party in Las Vegas. “It would be like The Blind Side.”

Even when he’s trying to be serious, Todd can’t help but be sarcastic. When we pushed him for the deetz on his hypothetical project, he told us what »

- kirstinbenson

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Hangover Sequel to Take Place in Thailand?

19 December 2009 3:46 AM, PST | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

The Hangover director Todd Phillips has already stated that the script for The Hangover 2 is half-complete and won't be set in Las Vegas. Chud reports that the sequel could in fact take place in Thailand. Apparently, Thailand was a destination that Phillips was going to use for the abandoned Old School sequel.

With the script still incomplete, no location is certain, and until Thailand is confirmed the setting will still be just a rumor. However, it does seem like a good place to wake up after a long bender.

Hangover 2 will reunite stars Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, and Ed Helms, and will open on Memorial Day weekend in 2011.

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- Ryan Gowland

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[DVD Review] The Hangover - Unrated Edition

18 December 2009 7:00 PM, PST | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

The man himself might not recognize it, but Todd Phillips, over the course of really only a couple of mainstream hits, has built up what the French like to call an oeuvre. The Hangover, which plays almost like an indirect sequel to Phillips’s own Old School, is probably the best expression yet of the most central of the themes in that oeuvre; being, quite plainly, that dudes are awesome. In fact, that might very well be the only theme, and you can’t really blame him since all of his characters seem to be twenty-somethings just entering puberty. The central appeal of The Hangover lays primarily in Phillips’s ability to keep things in balance, allowing his guys to have fun, but reigning it in before the whole thing devolves into a chest-thumping mess.

Two days before he is scheduled to get married, Doug (Justin Bartha) is taken to »

- Anders Nelson

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The Notable Films of 2010: Part Three

17 December 2009 11:42 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Dinner for Schmucks

Opens: July 23rd 2010

Cast: Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis, Bruce Greenwood, David Walliams

Director: Jay Roach

Summary: A renowned publisher encourages his friends to invite the most pathetic guests possible for their weekly dinner party. Just as they find the most pathetic man yet, the host is injured and ends up trapped with the man all night long.

Analysis: A remake of director Francis Veber's 1998 César award-winning "Le Diner des cons", 'Schmucks' is one of the highest profile comedies of next year with one of the strongest casts for the genre in recent memory. It also marks the return of "Austin Powers" and "Meet the Parents" helmer Jay Roach who has produced several films in recent years but hasn't directed since 2004's "Meet the Fockers".

The question now lies not in the performers or director but the material itself and whether a Gallic comedy can »

- Garth Franklin

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The Notable Films of 2010: Part Three

17 December 2009 11:42 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Dinner for Schmucks

Opens: July 23rd 2010

Cast: Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis, Bruce Greenwood, David Walliams

Director: Jay Roach

Summary: A renowned publisher encourages his friends to invite the most pathetic guests possible for their weekly dinner party. Just as they find the most pathetic man yet, the host is injured and ends up trapped with the man all night long.

Analysis: A remake of director Francis Veber's 1998 César award-winning "Le Diner des cons", 'Schmucks' is one of the highest profile comedies of next year with one of the strongest casts for the genre in recent memory. It also marks the return of "Austin Powers" and "Meet the Parents" helmer Jay Roach who has produced several films in recent years but hasn't directed since 2004's "Meet the Fockers".

The question now lies not in the performers or director but the material itself and whether a Gallic comedy can »

- Garth Franklin

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อาการเมาค้างผลสืบเนื่องมา (Yeah, That’s Right)

17 December 2009 2:54 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Okay, no, We Are Movie Geeks has not been bought out by some Thai company who changing everything from the inside out.  In case you can’t read the language, it says, “The Hangover Sequel is Coming,” as in “coming to Thailand.”  At least, that’s what a source is telling Chud.  Evidently, the sequel to the breakout, comedy hit this year will see the guys taking a trip to the Southeast Asian country.  This opens a whole can of worms for the three involved.  Here’s hoping beyond hope that writer/director Todd Phillips can score a Tony Jaa cameo a la Mike Tyson in the first film.

Chud is also quick to point out that the setting of Thailand was initially planned for Phillips’ follow-up to Old School, a sequel that never, quite made it off the ground.  Many jokes from that film (tentatively titled Old School Dos »

- Kirk

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Director Todd Phillips Promises More Justin Bartha, Less Las Vegas in 'Hangover' Sequel

17 December 2009 8:00 AM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

For years, Todd Phillips –- arguably the best comedy director in the business right now whose name doesn’t rhyme with Bud Apatow -– was pestered by fanboys and film writers alike trying to get the deets on “Old School 2.” Now, the good news is that people seem to have finally stopped asking about a sequel to the Will Ferrell/Vince Vaughn/Luke Wilson hard-partying hit; the bad news, however, is that it’s because they’re all asking for the latest on the sequel to this past summer’s Bradley Cooper/Ed Helms/Zach Galifianakis hard-partying hit.

“Right now we’re figuring all that stuff out,” the affable Phillips responded this week when asked about a second installment of “The Hangover,” which hits DVD and Blu-Ray this week. “Don’t put me on the spot.”

Believe it or not, the hit comedy about four dudes whose trip to Vegas »

- Larry Carroll

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The Hangover DVD Review Plus Release Party Images And Special Feature Clips

16 December 2009 10:37 AM, PST | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Remember that night? Now nominated for a Golden Globe and a Critics' Choice Award, The Hangover is available on DVD with Theatrical and Unrated versions of the film. A bachelor party trip to Vegas goes horribly wrong, and the first clue is waking up with a tiger in your hotel room. Following closely on the heels of that discovery we find a baby, can't find the bachelor, and have no memory of what happened the night before. Trying to find out what happened (and the bachelor) only leads to more and more unbelievable events. You'd think you would remember losing a tooth, getting married, or stealing a police car, but you'd be wrong. From director Todd Phillips (Old School), the film is a wild trip into hilarious events, with laughs thrown at you from so many directions at once that it's hard to keep track. When the outrageous (and timing »

- Marc Eastman

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Golden Globe-Nominated 'Hangover' Takes A Swig, 'Inglourious' Storms Shelves And More, In The DVD Report For Dec. 15

15 December 2009 4:00 PM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Getting some of the funniest guys in show business and dropping them in Vegas for a bachelor party sounds like a winning formula, but nobody expected "The Hangover" to gross a whopping $450 million dollars worldwide. Now the film is hitting DVD and Blu-ray, and is our lead film for this week's DVD Report.

Todd Phillips already had hits like "Old School" and "Road Trip" in the bank at the time he was begged to director "The Hangover," and the veteran comedy helmer pulled together a cast of unproven but fan-favorite stars. Headlining the zany misadventure romp would be Bradley Cooper (best known as the quintessential a-hole in "Wedding Crashers), Ed Helms ("Daily Show" and "The Office" alum) and underground comedy icon Zach Galifianakis. While all three shared a level of success, none had ever held a film together on their own, making this a considerable experiment for all involved.

What resulted, »

- Brian Jacks

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Best of the Decade #13: The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

11 December 2009 7:11 AM, PST | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

After his initial breakout in the '90s with Bottle Rocket and Rushmore, Wes Anderson went into the beginning of this decade riding high on critical acclaim and ready to break into the mainstream. For his third feature film, he would deliver his most ambitious and emotionally complex project to date: The Royal Tenenbaums. A massive cast jam-packed with talented actors that had largely been forgotten (Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray), along with some current stars (Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller), and a few familiar faces from Anderson's previous films (Kumar Pallana), made for an amazing ensemble of characters based loosely on J.D. Salinger's Glass family. Some have called this Wes Anderson's ultimate masterpiece, and while I don't entirely agree, there is a lot to appreciate in this melancholy yet darkly comedic tale of a dysfunctional family trying to sort itself out. It became clear with »

- Sean

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Will Ferrell Is Hollywood's Most Overpaid Actor

19 November 2009 11:41 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Just five years ago, The Frat Pack brought back the R-rated comedy and were the kings of mainstream comedy. Movies like Old School, Anchorman, and Wedding Crashers killed at the box office, and the biggest cog in the machinewas SNL-alum Will Ferrell. Since then, the group kind of petered out, with Judd Apatow's gang taking the reins, and while Ferrell has continued to have big hits (both Step Brothers and Blades of Glory made more than $100 million), his price tag is not worth what it used to be. Forbes has printed a list of Hollywood's most overpaid actors, using a salary to returns ratio, and have determined that Ferrell tops the list, drawing only $3.29 for each dollar he was paid. His statistics were most harmed by the performance of both Semi-Pro and this past summer's Land of the Lost, neither of which earned more than $50 million. Second on »

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Have you ever felt 'betrayed' by an actor?

10 November 2009 8:30 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

In a new W magazine cover story interview, Demi Moore speaks candidly about her position in Hollywood (which is currently on the indie scene, see: a role opposite Parker Posey in the upcoming Happy Tears). She also talks about her decision to "step back" and semi-retire to Idaho after starring in and producing G.I. Jane. "I think G.I. Jane got hit because I was paid $12 million to do Striptease,” Moore says. “In a sense, Striptease was a film where women felt I betrayed them. G.I. Jane is a film where men felt I betrayed them. The focus went on that paycheck. »

- Mandi Bierly

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Celebrity Biography: Ellen Pompeo

18 October 2009 12:29 PM, PDT | PopStar | See recent PopStar news »

On November 10, 1969 in Everett, Massachucets a little girl was born to Kathleen and Joseph Popmeo. The proud parents named her Ellen Kathleen Pompeo; she is the youngest of six. Ellen’s mother passed away when Ellen was just four years-old of a painkiller overdose. Ellen’s father remarried shortly after and the family resided in Boston. Ellen was discovered working at SoHo Bar & Grill in New York City. Doing a couple of minor television roles helped Ellen to see she wanted to be a successful actress so she packed her things and moved to Los Angeles. In a meeting with Jake Gyllenhaal she expressed an interest in wanting to work with him and a few weeks later was cast in Moolight Mile playing Jake’s love interest. She also starred alongside Leonardo DeCaprio in Catch Me If You Can that year. In 2003, Ellen played Karen Page in Daredevil, with Ben Affleck, »

- klilius@corp.popstar.com (Kristy Lilius)

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Will Ferrell Set For “Everything Must Go”

17 October 2009 6:18 AM, PDT | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Will Ferrell (Step Brothers, Semi-Pro, Old School) has agreed to star in the low budget film, “Everything Must Go.” The indie film from first-time feature director Dan Rush will have a budget of just $10 million.

Will Ferrell

Rush wrote the script, based on a Raymond Carver short story. Ferrell plays a man who loses his job and then gets locked out of the house by his wife. When she throws out all of his belongings, he decides to spend the next four days on the lawn trying to sell them.

Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey will produce through their Temple Hill Productions company.

In a statement, producer Bowen said:

Will is one of the best at making an audience sympathize with a character’s ordeal, and the blending and comedy in this script will show a side of him that we haven’t really seen before.

Filming begins in March »

- Allan Ford

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Jamie Foxx Eager to Bring The Funny With 'Hangover' Team

16 October 2009 12:00 PM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Wasn’t “The Soloist” hilarious? Remember all those crazy scenes of Robert Downey Jr. spilling urine on himself, and Jamie Foxx acting like he might be insane? Ah, good times, good times.

Oh wait, “Soloist” was a drama? Well, now that you mention it, maybe I shouldn’t have been laughing so much. Either way, the good news is that Foxx and Downey Jr. are reuniting for a real comedy from the director of “The Hangover.” And this time, I’m pretty sure it’ll be okay to laugh.

“Yeah, it’s called ‘Due Date,’” Jamie Foxx said of the film, issuing some high praise for director Todd Phillips, who also made “Old School” a frat-house classic. “He is the funniest guy in the world.”

The flick will reunite Phillips with his “Hangover” leading man Zach Galifianakis to tell the story of a father-to-be (Downey Jr.) who is forced to »

- Larry Carroll

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RZA joins Downey Jr. and Galifianakis in Due Date

8 October 2009 2:05 AM, PDT | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Variety reports that Wu-Tang Clan rapper RZA will star with Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis in Due Date, the upcoming comedy from director Todd Phillips (The Hangover, Old School, Starsky & Hutch).

The story involves a soon-to-be father who is in danger of missing his child's birth. In order to make it on time, he has to enlist the help of an underachieving college student, who takes him on a road trip.

The RZA has already starred in and produced music for a number of features, perhaps most notably those of indie filmmaker Jim Jarmusch. If you haven't yet seen it, check out this hilarious clip from Jarmusch's Coffee and Cigarettes, in which RZA discusses the ills of caffeine addiction with fellow Wu-Tang member Gza and ... Bill Murray.

RZA is also starring in Paul Haggis's upcoming movie The Next Three Days and is scoring Robbie Brenner's Warriors Way. »

- Rich Z Zwelling

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Will Ferrell Expecting Baby Boy No. 3!

30 September 2009 8:35 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Someday Old School's Will Ferrell will need a new school successor. Lucky for us, he's got his own little brood to choose from. The former Saturday Night Live funnyman and wife Viveca Paulin, 40, are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their third child, a baby boy, reports People. Their next son—who will undoubtedly continue the tradition of a unique first name beginning with the letter M— is due to join big brothers Magnus Paulin, 5, and Mattias Paulin, 2, in January. Fresh off of his Tony-nominated Broadway show, You're Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush, Ferrell, 42, is currently working on a slew of films, including the action comedy The Other Guys with Mark »

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