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Bradley Cooper is showing up (with the perm heard round the world) in this week's new release, American Hustle. He's been working hard for the past few years, appearing in action thrillers, comedies, and mysteries. See how well you know him by matching each movie still to its corresponding title! Question 1 of 5 ? Name that movie: Limitless The Hangover Part II Failure to Launch Wet Hot American Summer »
- Maggie Pehanick
Nicholas Isani really works two jobs as manager of Gotham’s Sunshine Cinema on East Houston Street. During the day, he’s the exhib’s g.m. — managing employees, paying bills, arranging showtimes, ordering the concession food. But by night, he puts on the pizzazz, becoming marketing manager in charge of organizing and hosting red carpet movie premieres and private rentals. The trick: He tries book as many private rentals as possible on weekday nights, thens turn the place back into a regular movie theater on the weekends.
To keep things running smoothly at premieres, Isani says he aims to foster order and routine, but also says it’s important to be agreeable to those renting the venue. “Our attitude with anybody — but especially high profile events — is to say yes to everything,” he says. “If someone wants to hang something on our wall that’s »
- Michelle Salemi
Directed by: Todd Phillips
Running Time: 1 hr 40 mins
Due Out: October 8, 2013
Own The Hangover Part III on Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital Download 10/8
Plot: There is no wedding, but there is trouble. Marshall (Goodman) wants the money that Mr. Chow (Jeong) stole from him. Phil (Cooper), Stu (Helms) and Alan (Galifianakis) must help get it back, or their friend Doug (Justin Bartha) will die.
Who’S It For? Those who must know how the trilogy ends. If you worship Galifianakis and Jeong, you’ll find most of this movie worth your time.
The Wolfpack is dead. The Hangover is easily one of the best comedies of the last decade. The sequel mimicked that film delivering some funny moments. The Hangover Part III got the memo, deciding to head in a new direction, »
- Jeff Bayer
When the first Hangover hit theaters, it was a relatively small movie. Sure, it had Mike Tyson and a tiger in it, but it was a rather modest comedy about three guys trying to figure out what happened the night before. Then it doubled in size for The Hangover Part II, which took the Wolfpack to Thailand for more drunk and drugged antics. And yet somehow The Hangover Part III managed to top them all. The end of the trilogy has a giraffe on a highway, a heist on a millionaire's Mexican mansion, John Goodman, Melissa McCarthy and a Thai prison riot. And that's just naming stuff in the first half of the movie. To find out what else The Hangover Part III has ready for fans, you can check it out when it hits store DVD and Blu-ray on October 8, 2013. Or, you could win one of two...
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This week: All crime, including murder, is legal for one 12-hour period a year in "The Purge," a horror thriller in which Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey play a married couple that tries to keep their family safe during the annual event after an intruder gains access to their fortified home.
Box Office: $64 million
Rotten Tomatoes: 38% Rotten
Storyline: In the near future, crime has been reduced to a minimum as the New Founders have instituted the Purge: an annual 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal. James Sandin (Ethan Hawke) is a security-system salesman who feels pretty confident that his wife (Lena Headey) and two children will be safe during the Purge as they »
- Robert DeSalvo
News Simon Brew 24 Sep 2013 - 06:48
With Escape Plan, co-starring Sylvester Stallone, heading into cinemas in Novembers, and with Sabotage (nee Ten) and The Expendables 3 already lined up for 2014, Arnold Schwarzenegger has been a bit of a busy man.
Next year, he's expected to take a sizeable role in the new Terminator film, which is being directed by Alan Taylor for a 2015 release. But before that, there's another project he's sneaking in. The man himself has confirmed on his Twitter feed that shooting has now begun on Maggie, a film in which he co-stars with Abigail Breslin.
Directed by Henry Hobson (who's previously worked as a titles designer on the likes of The Lone Ranger, The Hangover Part II and the mighty Rango), the movie sees Breslin play a teen girl who becomes infected by a zombie. »
It’s been talked about to death all over the internet: Hollywood loves sequels. That’s just the name of the game. If something is a success, you do it again. They don’t call it show business for nothing, and often a sequel (and franchise) can mean big bucks for the studio. Unfortunately, this can have a negative effect on the original film that either tarnishes the film’s legacy, or blatantly milks an idea for all it’s worth.
What people don’t often discuss is the fact that the studios aren’t the only ones to blame. That falls upon the audience as well, who often love something so much that they can’t help but ask for more. Nowadays, before a film is even released, the first question on everyone’s lips is: when is the sequel coming out?
I’ve decided to take a look »
- James Garcia
Eden is inspired by the chilling true story of Chong Kim in 1994. In the film, Korean-American teenager, Hyun Jae (Jamie Chung; The Hangover Part II & III, Sucker Punch), goes to a bar in New Mexico where a handsome young man buys her drinks and offers her a ride home. But she never reaches home and is instead abducted and forced into prostitution by a domestic human and drug trafficking ring located outside the bright lights of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Hyun Jae is initiated into her new life by Bob Gault (Beau Bridges; The Descendants), the corrupt Federal Marshall who runs the organisation and troubled Vaughan (Matt O’Leary; Disney’s The Lone Ranger). Through a haze of morphine, Hyun Jae (soon renamed Eden, by her captors) learns what her future holds: sex with strangers and life in a 10×10 storage unit. Throughout the two years she is held, Eden reluctantly ensures »
- Dan Bullock
The U.S. box office hit a record high this summer, pulling in $4.76 billion thanks to blockbusters like Iron Man 3 and Despicable Me 2. But not every film was a success, and flops like R.I.P.D. and The Lone Ranger stole the headlines. Below, check out this summer’s box office winners and losers — plus a few toss-ups — and then sound off with picks of your own in the comments!
Budget: $200 million
Domestic Gross: $408.9 million
Worldwide Gross: $1.21 billion
Bottom Line: The Marvel film got a huge boost from The Avengers’ massive success, earning $1.2 billion. Incredibly, »
- Grady Smith
Universal Pictures has set the release dates for the following films: Dracula - Director Gary Shore's origin story starring Luke Evans (Fast Six) in the title role will move from an August 8, 2014 release to an October 3, 2014 opening. Search Party - Scot Armstrong's directorial debut starring Thomas Middleditch, Tj Miller and Adam Pally opens September 12, 2014. Hit the jump for more on both pictures, including the reason behind the Dracula delay. We recently reported that Legendary Pictures was looking to get in on the Dracula pic as its first film under the new distribution deal signed with Universal after splitting from Warner Bros. The push back on the calendar might have more to do with getting Legendary's Ts crossed and Is dotted than any creative issues. That being said, it's possible an October release will put audiences more in the mood to see a re-vamped Drac story than the dog days of summer might have. »
- Dave Trumbore
Odd List Simon Brew 15 Aug 2013 - 07:20
This year's summer blockbuster season is all but at an end now, and we figured it was time for our traditional round-up of which films worked for their respective studios, and which didn't. We've covered the vast majority of blockbuster-audience-targeted major releases, and cut things off at the end of July on the Us release schedule.
A couple of things strike us. Firstly, there were a lot of films released this summer. Secondly, there were some surprising, non-sequel breakout hits. And thirdly, those big franchises seem to be getting bigger. Let's take a look at the winners and losers of summer 2013...
The Marvel juggernaut shows no sign of stumbling, with Iron Man 3 being the massive hit of the year so far. »
The adult comedy genre is one of the many go-to categories for summer blockbusters, especially when they’re star-studded and full of heart. Yet for every movie like The Hangover, there are two more that have more in common with The Hangover Part II. Somewhere between the two extremes of raunchy bliss and headache-inducing predictability lies We’re The Millers.
The movie follows David Clark (Jason Sudeikis), your everyday pot dealer who ends up getting robbed and having to pay back his connection (Ed Helms). To do so, he has to drive down to Mexico and pick up “a smidge and a half” of weed and bring it back to Denver. To make the trip easier, David enlists the help of stripper/neighbor Rose (Jennifer Aniston), a lonesome, nerdy neighbor (Will Poulter) and a runaway girl who owes him a favor (Emma Roberts). Together, they form the fake Miller family »
- Christian Law
The Lone Ranger didn’t live up to expectations this summer, and Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, director Gore Verbinski, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer all agreed about what went wrong: It was the critics’ fault.
Promoting the film this week in Great Britain, all four men concluded that American movie critics unfairly bashed the expensive Western, leading to a disastrous opening weekend that crippled the movie’s chances with audiences and led to its paltry $87 million take so far. “I think the reviews were written seven or eight months before we even released the film,” Depp told Yahoo! UK.
- Jeff Labrecque
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 »
July 16 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of "Free Willy," the emotional family film which stole the hearts of viewers. Starring Jason James Richter as a young man who becomes friends with an Orca whale named Willy (played by famous whale Keiko), "Free Willy" brought in $77.69 million at the box office and was followed by two sequels: "Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home" and "Free Willy 3: The Rescue."
- Madeline Boardman
Filmmakers chasing incentives around the world often find themselves in unfamiliar territory. That’s when securing the right production-services company can make all the difference between a successful shoot and a troubled one. Every major filmmaking destination boasts local outfits that traveling producers and location managers contact in order to facilitate production. They know all the ropes: local laws, permitting, incentives, crews, facilities, hotels and transportation, equipment rentals — and can help anyone, from a nervous studio exec to a tyro indie director, navigate the treacherous landscape of filming in a strange land.
Central and Eastern Europe
Linking up with a production-services company in the Czech Republic is essential if a producer wants to tap into the 20% production rebate. There are plenty of good options, including Czech Anglo Prods. (BBC’s “The Musketeers”), Film United (“Borgia”), Milk and Honey Films (Tim Robbins’ “The City of Lies”), Sirena Film (Dr’s “1864″) and »
- Variety Staff
The summer of 2011 was a milestone season for the R-rated comedy. While not every title was a success - I think we can all just forget that The Change-Up ever happened - and reviews were wide-ranging, audiences came out in droves for Bridesmaids, The Hangover Part II, Horrible Bosses and Bad Teacher. All of them pulled in over $100 million each domestically by the end of their runs, and have had a major impact on the comedy genre as a whole, making breakout stars out of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis, and each one producing some degree of sequel talks (and in the case of The Hangover, an actual sequel). But only one of them has a bizarre multi-platform future. While just last month it was announced that CBS would be hosting at least one season of a TV adaptation of the film, with Ari Graynor taking »
The gossip site quotes a source as suggesting that Gibson will join fellow newcomers Nicolas Cage, Jackie Chan and Milla Jovovich in The Expendables 3, which will also star series regulars Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Other rumoured new recruits include Wesley Snipes and Steven Seagal. Stallone tweeted in April that Gibson had turned down the chance to direct the next instalment in the saga; now it appears the former A-lister has agreed to a turn in front of the cameras instead.
Gibson has struggled to find currency in Hollywood following a period of negative publicity stretching back to 2006, when he reportedly made antisemitic comments to »
- Ben Child
So, you should know the story of Mel Gibson by now, and if not, there's always Wikipedia for all the ins and outs, but basically he went from being one of the biggest actor/writer/director/producer on the planet to a pariah. A nasty divorce fueled by tabloid leaks, and not helped by his own behaviour found him exiled in Hollywood thanks to his sexist remarks and perceived anti-Semitism. He's tried to quietly re-establish his name in the uneven dramedy "The Beaver" and the straight-to-vod actioner "Get The Gringo," but audiences and critics resisted, and that's not to mention the near full cast revolt that happened when Todd Phillips cast the actor in "The Hangover Part II" (he was replaced by Nick Cassavetes). But could his career be back on track by embracing the fact that people generally aren't in love with him anymore? It may seem so. The »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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