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‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ & 'Django Unchained' Top List Of Most Pirated Movies Of 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 31, 2013 11:33 AM
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"I would be a liar if I was to say, across the board, no piracy," Quentin Tarantino told Cannes Film Festival press back in 2004 when he was serving as Jury president. That said, he wasn't advocating nicking movies that are legally available, instead saying that it's an option to view movies that are harder to find via traditional methods. So we can't imagine he's wildly pleased about this bit of news.

The 20 Worst Films Of 2013

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • December 12, 2013 12:08 PM
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2013: Worst Fillms Of The Year
You know us, dear reader, we’re on the side of the angels. Most days of the year will find us, Pollyanna-like, looking on the bright side of the movie world, championing the weak, giving succour to the neglected and finding the silver lining to every cinematic cloud. But not today. Today, screw that, we’re giving vent to the bile that has built up over a twelvemonth of diligent moviegoing and letting it rip on those movies that just fucking suck. And while we still believe in reasoned argument and persuasive rhetoric to get our points across, forgive us if we occasionally lapse into hyperbole here, and remember that these are films that take two-odd hours of our (and your) lives and brainspace, that could be given to something much more deserving,, rewarding and wondrous, and serve us mulch instead. I mean, Bergman’s “Autumn Sonata” is roughly the same length as Sandler’s “Grown Ups 2.”

Time Magazine Names 'The Counselor,' 'Only God Forgives' & 'Grown Ups 2' In 10 Worst Films Of 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 4, 2013 12:20 PM
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The Counselor
First there was the best....and now the comes the worst. And while Mary Pols stoked internet fury last year by naming "Cloud Atlas" the top stinker of 2012, hardly anyone will argue with her choice this year: "Grown Ups 2." And in fact the rest of her list is pretty debate proof.

Funnier Than The Movie? Check Out The Blooper Footage From 'The Hangover Part 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 9, 2013 1:05 PM
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So, Todd Phillips' final chapter in the Wolfpack saga, "The Hangover Part 3," arrived this summer, providing audiences with a mirthless, joyless, unfunny and tired finale to a comedy franchise that probably should've just stayed as one movie. But could it have been better? Or at least funnier? Well, here's your chance to find out...

Weekend Box Office: 'Furious 6' Leads Biggest Memorial Day In History, Doubles 'Hangover Part III' Opening

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • May 26, 2013 1:28 PM
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It was touted as one of the biggest box office match-ups of the year, but now that the dust has settled, it wasn’t even close. “Fast & Furious 6” more than doubled the weekend take of closest competitor “The Hangover Part III” in a showdown between two sequels we never expected to happen four years ago, when Universal reluctantly re-assembled the pieces for “Fast & Furious” and Warner Bros. gave us the first 'Hangover.' For one, success in perpetuity: an immediate sequel to “Fast & Furious 6” is already slated for next summer. But put down your bottles and cans, boys and girls – “The Hangover” ends here. With this weekend, Vin Diesel and the boys might be looking at a three-day global total close to $270 million.

What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Epic' Memorial Day Brings 'Fast & Furious 6,' 'The Hangover Part III' & 'Before Midnight'

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • May 24, 2013 3:51 PM
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There are plenty of traditions associated with Memorial Day: barbeques, the return of white pants, massive sales, and, of course, the release of long-awaited blockbuster flicks. We get two this weekend, both hailing from impressively resilient franchises. Plus, there's the highly anticipated next chapter in the "Before [insert time of day]" series. But maybe you're not a sequel person, in which case you can indulge in a 3D animated feature for the kiddies (in all of us), probing documentaries, dark comedies, and a biopic. Because what's more American than variety? Happy Memorial Day, cinephiles: let us know how you'll be celebrating at the theaters!

Todd Phillips Says 'The Hangover 3' Post-Credits Sequence Is A Response To His Critics

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 24, 2013 9:44 AM
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With today’s release of “The Hangover Part III,” our national nightmare ends and the Wolfpack rides off into the sunset (we hope). Because fans of the “The Hangover” films are also readers of Vanity Fair, director Todd Phillips was interviewed by the magazine and had a few choice words for his critics.

Review: While Darker, ‘The Hangover Part III’ Ends Series In Forgettable, Unremarkable Fashion

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • May 22, 2013 3:59 PM
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Director/writer Todd Phillips' filmmaking career has been fairly inconsistent so far, but the peaks and positive results have always been hilariously effective. "Road Trip" was unexpectedly funny and "Old School," a comedy touchstone of sorts, practically invented the fratty, bromantic, arrested development comedy of man children that’s become its own cottage industry genre (Example: while "Wedding Crashers" was not written by Phillips, that comedy classic owes much of its form to his college-set comedy). Then came the uneven "Starsky & Hutch" and the compromised "School For Scoundrels," which dulled Phillips' dirty politically-incorrect comedy edge.

Billy Joel, A$AP Rocky & Ken Jeong Singing R. Kelly & NIN All Feature On 'The Hangover Part III' Soundtrack

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 22, 2013 2:52 PM
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The Hangover Part III
"The Hangover Part III" brings Todd Phillips' comedy trilogy to a conclusion this weekend (unless that Mr. Chow spin-off becomes a horrifying reality, of course). But if you're looking for a way to extend the party, you can find it with the soundtrack for the movie, which has just been revealed, and is now on sale from Amazon, among other vendors.

10 Essential Vegas Movies In The Hungover Spirit Of 'The Hangover Part III'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 22, 2013 2:00 PM
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Las Vegas is one of those distinctly American creations: it was designed and built by a gangster, in the middle of a deathly desert, as a utopian celebration for bad behavior, gilded excessive-ness, criminal activity and off-color kitsch. It's a place where you can stay in intricately themed hotel/casinos based upon the pyramids of Egypt, Arthurian castles, New York City, Paris, Amazonian rain forests, Roman coliseums and Robert Louis Stevenson's novel "Treasure Island," but you'd be hard-pressed to find a museum or library to whet your cultural appetite. And yet there's something hypnotically attractive about this place – we keep returning to it, again and again, both in real life and in the movies. This week's "Hangover, Part III" climaxes (as it were) in Vegas, high atop Caesar's Palace, and in keeping with this we decided to celebrate the bad taste and blinding neon lights of Vegas by showcasing ten of the very best Las Vegas movies.

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