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Casting: Bradley Cooper & Todd Phillips To Reteam For 'Mack Bolan,' Keanu Reeves Gets Wet In 'Rain' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 19, 2014 10:00 AM
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Todd Phillips and Bradley Cooper continue to bro out in a big way. The two are producing the director's next film, "Arms & The Dudes," recently picked up the rights to Evan Ratliff's The Atavist article "A Thousand Pounds Of Dynamite," and today have announced they'll bring to life Don Pendelton's paperback action star Mack Bolan.

Directors Update With Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, Spike Jonze, Todd Phillips And More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 18, 2014 10:42 AM
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Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu will be opening his highly anticipated "Birdman" this fall, will shoot "The Revenant" not long after, and has a new TV show on the way, "The One Percent."

Todd Phillips Appears For Rare Screening Of Early Documentary ‘Hated: GG Allin and the Murder Junkies’

  • By Eloise Banting
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  • June 30, 2014 2:12 PM
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It’s been approximately 11 years since the release of the infamous documentary about the arguable rock god GG Allin, “Hated: GG Allin and the Murder Junkies,” but that didn’t stop the Nitethawk in New York City from screening a rare print late last week to a sold out audience. To top it off, the director of the doc, Todd Phillips, known for such hits as “Old School,” “The Hangover,” and “Due Date,” to name a few, was present for a little Q&A.

Todd Phillips' Next Movie Will Be 'Arms & The Dudes,' Bradley Cooper Co-Producing

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 16, 2014 2:45 PM
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After spending the better part of four years on (ever diminishing returns) of "The Hangover" series, and detouring to make a movie cut from the same cloth in "Due Date," Todd Phillips is changing gears. You may not remember, but way back in 2011, he optioned the rights to Guy Lawson's Rolling Stone article, "Arms And The Dudes." And now, it's going to be his next film.

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.

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.

Over 40 New Images From 'The Hangover Part 3' Get You Ready For The Return Of The Wolf Pack

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 9, 2013 1:19 PM
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At the end of the month, you'll be faced with making the decision of which bros who you want to hang out with -- Vin and the boys in "Fast & Furious 6" or the Wolf Pack in "The Hangover Part III"? It's gasoline vs.alcohol, Las Vegas vs. London (and other exotic locales), and Luke Evans vs. John Goodman in the bad guy department. We'll leave it to you to decide which way you're gonna go, but these forty plus new images from "The Hangover Part III" give a glimpse of what you might be missing.

How Jake Gyllenhaal, Thomas Haden Church & Lindsay Lohan Were Almost In 'The Hangover' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 1, 2013 4:47 PM
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With "The Hangover Part III" arriving next month, and now a massive, R-rated comedy franchise, it's easy to forget that way back in 2009, this movie was not expected to be a hit. Oh sure, Warner Bros. knew it would do well (it didn't cost them very much either) but they couldn't have predicted how well it was going to do when arguably the biggest name in the cast was Heather Graham. Guys like Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis had not taken off yet, but over $460 million dollars worldwide later, their lives changed instantly. But what if the casting had gone a different way?

Todd Phillips Insists 'The Hangover Part II' Is Better Than The Original 'The Hangover'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 23, 2013 11:16 AM
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This seems to be the week for filmmakers to make assessments on their past work. Yesterday, Michael Bay apologized for "Armageddon," revealing that the studio took the movie out of his hands and if he had his way, he would've completely reshot the final third. And today, Todd Phillips comes out swinging against folks who used "The Hangover Part 2" as a punching bag, criticizing the movie's lack of originality and carbon copying of the first film's template.

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