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Todd Phillips Said A Planned 'The Hangover Part III' Would End The Franchise

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 18, 2011 10:32 AM
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Also Defends Rehashing Original Film's Story: "Since When Have Comedies Been About Plot?""Bridesmaids" might have captured the nation's hearts and minds for the moment, taking in a surprising hefty box-office take over the weekend, but next week brings what's all-but-certain to be the biggest comedy of the summer: "The Hangover Part II," the speedy sequel to 2009's surprise hit. And we were initially looking forward to the film: the first was good fun, if not the comic behemoth that its box office take might suggest, and we even enjoyed Todd Phillips mean-spirited fall comedy "Due Date," even if no one else did.

'The Hangover Part II' Dudes Are Greasy Chic On Film's New Poster

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 28, 2011 9:21 AM
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The boys, err, the Wolfpaack are back in town. The first poster for "The Hangover 2" has hit the films' Facebook page and it shows the boys -- Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms -- in the various states of fucked-up-ness as you'd imagine from this sequel.

SXSW: Todd Phillips Auditioned Zach Galifianakis For 'Road Trip,' Says Unrated DVDs A DGA Violation

  • By Cory Everett
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  • March 15, 2011 7:58 AM
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Along with Judd Apatow, Todd Phillips is one of a few filmmakers you could say was truly responsible for shaping the modern studio comedy over the last decade. “Old School” and “The Hangover” practically set the template for raunchy-but-realistic man-centric comedies, launching the big-screen careers of almost all involved in the process. The filmmaker, whose “The Hangover Part II” is finished and will be shown to the studio this week with a trailer to follow soon, sat down with Elvis Mitchell for a panel discussion at SXSW that we attended, to talk about his career as well as discuss his highly anticipated sequel.

Not Winning: Charlie Sheen Not Unleashing His Warlock Powers From His F-18 In 'The Hangover 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 4, 2011 3:53 AM
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#Winning? Try #Failing. Charlie Sheen and his addiction to being the best is obviously omnipresent right now. You might love the magic from his fingertips now, but in a week it's gonna be as cute as "Borat" quotes. But with Sheen on everyone's minds these days -- the actor joined Twitter and gained a million followers in just over 24 hours -- specious and unchecked rumors are bound to make the rounds by hit-hungry opportunists.

Watch: The Wolfpack Is Back In 'The Hangover 2' Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 24, 2011 6:36 AM
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We're only a few months away from "The Hangover 2" and undoubtedly, director Todd Phillips is in the thick of it to get it done so you'll understand why the first teaser for the film is quite short. But no matter, the returning trio of Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis walking in slo-mo to Jay-Z's "Reminder" is all that's needed to get us excited.

New Photos From 'The Hangover 2,' 'Dream House,' & 'Limitless'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • February 20, 2011 3:07 AM
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A handful of new images to share: first up is a new still from Todd Phillip's "The Hangover" sequel which shows Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis getting amongst it and clearly exhibiting two previously discussed physical transformations in Helm's Mike Tyson-esque face tattoo and Galifianakis' shaved head. Things have been extremely quiet on the marketing end for the film but all of that will soon change with the first trailer set to be unveiled this week.

Paul Giamatti Reveals He'll Play A 'Bad Guy' In The 'Hangover' Sequel

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 28, 2011 2:33 AM
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Much speculation has surrounded Todd Phillip's highly anticipated sequel to "The Hangover" but other than some casting news, a few set photos and the recent revelation that Bill Clinton isn't making a cameo in the film, the project has managed to remain relatively secretive. Speaking with MTV at the Sundance Film Festival, though, actor Paul Giamatti -- one of few additions to the sequel -- has provided a little color to the bare details that are already out there.

Jamie Chung Joins 'The Hangover 2'; Will Play Ed Helms' Fiancée

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2010 3:26 AM
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Okay, so Todd Phillips' "Due Date," opening this Friday, wasn't quite the gut-busting comedy we were hoping for, but that doesn't matter because in about seven months, the director will get another stab at the apple when he drops "The Hangover 2."

Review: 'Due Date' Should Have Been Terminated Early

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 2, 2010 2:09 AM
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At some point between its initial release last summer and today, Todd Phillips' "The Hangover" has gone from being an alright, somewhat amateurish guys-night-out comic fantasy to, like, the funniest movie ever (it also, staggeringly, became the highest grossing R-rated comedy of all time). The fact that we can't place a single noteworthy scene or memorable line, a little more than a year later, says something, especially because other things about the film still linger unhappily such as its somewhat slack pacing and icky misogynistic overtones.

Mike Tyson Returns For 'Hangover 2,' Juliette Lewis Reprises Role From 'Old School' In 'Due Date'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2010 5:28 AM
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Liam Neeson Scene Will Have "Gravity"; Phillips Still Working On John Belushi Biopic With Zach Galifianakis In Mind"The Hangover 2" quickly went from highly anticipated sequel shooting somewhat under the radar to a picture that now has a neverending stream of news coming out about the film. You would think Edward and Bella were in this thing, but we suppose that's what happens when you attempt to cast Mel Gibson in an ill-advised cameo. Combine that with press rounds for "Due Date" happening shortly after all of this broke and you have the perfect storm, so consider this a wrap up of the news of all things Todd Phillips-related in the past 48 hours or so.

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