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Review: 'The Hangover Part III' - Someone Forgot The Funny

5/23/2013 4:00pm EDT
The Hangover Part III
I judge how good a comedy is, by how much I laugh, as well as how much the audience laughs...or doesn't, as was the case last night, sitting in the theatre, watching 'The Hangover Park 3'.

It's been two years since our guys...Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Doug (Justin Bartha) have had any encounters with strippers, weird tigers, monkeys, gangsters or drugs.  In fact, they are all happily married and living the good life in suburbia.

The only member of the Wolf Pack who doesn't have his life together is (unsurprisingly)...Alan (Zach Galifianakis.) And now, he's off his meds. He...

'Hangover III' Premiere Pics: Naya Rivera & Her Sexy Abs, Bradley Cooper & More

5/21/2013 11:15am EDT
Naya Rivera
"Glee" star Naya Rivera showed off her fabulous abs at "The Hangover Part III" premiere in Los Angeles on Monday. The actress stepped out in a two piece black ensemble that revealed her toned tummy and tan physique.

The entire "Hangover" cast was present, including Bradley Cooper looking suave in an orange suit, a fully toothed Ed Helms, and newly engaged Justin Bartha.

In the film, Alan (Zach Galifianakis) turns to the Wolfpack for support after his father dies. This time, there's no wedding or a bachelor party - just a simple road trip that brings them full circle back to Las Vegas. Wha...

'Hangover' Star Justin Bartha To Marry Fitness Trainer

5/18/2013 4:11pm EDT
Justin Bartha
Actor Justin Bartha just got engaged to fitness trailer Lia Smith. "The Hangover" star, 34, proposed while on vacation in Big Sur, Calif., earlier this month. Bartha began dating Smith after splitting from actress Ashley Olsen in 2011.
A source told, "They're the cutest couple. She was completely surprised by the whole thing."
A rep has yet to confirm the reports.

Bartha recently opened up about preparing for his role in the upcoming film CBGB.  He talked about how humiliating it was to get a fully body wax to play play punk icon Stiv Bators.

He explained, "Normally, I ...

Justin Bartha Endured 'Humiliating' Waxing For 'CBGB' Role

5/16/2013 7:23pm EDT
Justin Bartha
For the new movie CBGB, actor Justin Bartha underwent extensive waxing to play punk icon Stiv Bators. The Hangover star realized he would have to get rid of his body hair as he researched his role as The Dead Boys frontman, and went all out to look smooth.

Bartha explains, "They took the Jew right out of me... I got it all waxed, baby! Stiv used to do some drugs and drive down the highway and they (bandmates) used to moon people while they were driving... He also gets oral sex onstage (in the movie).

"Normally, I have some hair on my body and I knew I would have to lose some weight (to ...

'The Hangover Part III' Trailer Promises More Hilarious Antics From The Wolfpack

4/12/2013 5:52pm EDT
The Hangover Part III
The latest trailer for The Hangover Part III is finally out, and the new promo reveals a lot more of the movie's plot than the first teaser that was released early last month.

This time around, the "Wolfpack" -- Alan (Zach Galifianakis), Phil (Bradley Cooper) and Stu (Ed Helms) -- returns to where it all started -- Las Vegas.

This time around a crime boss (John Goodman) tracks down the Wolfpack and takes Doug (Justin Bartha) hostage until the guys can deliver Chow (Ken Jeong), who stole $21 million from the kingpin.

Heather Graham (Jade) and Mike Epps (Black Doug) reprise their roles fro...

Check Out 'The Rebound' Starring Catherine Zeta-Jones On DVD & Blu-ray Feb. 6

2/5/2012 6:14am EST
The Rebound
Catherine Zeta-Jones stars as a fortyish mother of two who must start her life over when her husband wants a divorce in "The Rebound."

Spend Valentine’s Day cuddled up with this captivating comedy, and learn that age is just a number. Upon discovering her husband’s infidelity, Sandy (Zeta-Jones) and her two kids move from the suburbs to pursue a new life in the big city.

There she meets Aram (Justin Bartha), a local coffee shop employee whose wife only married him as a means to getting her green card. The two strike up a friendship which eventually evolves into something more. But it isn’...

Check Out 'The Hangover Part II' On DVD, Blu-ray & Digital Download

12/8/2011 7:00am EST
The Hangover Part II
A modest bachelor brunch devolves into a wild weekend in Bangkok when the gang travels to Thailand to see Stu get married in "The Hangover Part II."

Still traumatized by memories of the Las Vegas fiasco, Stu (Ed Helms) vows to keep his pre-wedding partying to the bare minimum. But when Phil (Bradley Cooper), Doug (Justin Bartha), and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) show up, Stu's low-key brunch makes their previous Vegas fiasco look like a family trip to Disneyland. "The Hangover Part II" features cameos by Mike Tyson and Paul Giamatti.

The film made U.S. box office history after grossing $86.5 ...

Bradley Cooper Confirms 'Hangover Part 3'

12/5/2011 8:31am EST
The Hangover Part 2
Bradley Cooper has confirmed "The Hangover" cast is set to reunite for a second sequel set in Los Angeles.

The actor shot to international fame with his role in the 2009 Las Vegas-based comedy opposite Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha, and a follow-up, The Hangover Part II, set in Thailand, was released earlier this year.

Cooper has now revealed filming on the third installment should begin next September and he believes the film will be set in California.

He tells TV host Graham Norton, "I hope we'll start shooting next September. I know (director) Todd Phillips is working ...

Who Is Justin Timberlake Hooking Up With?

6/2/2011 12:30pm EDT
Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake is one of Hollywood's most eligible bachelors. The pop superstar parted ways with Jessica Biel in March after nearly four years of dating.

He just told Vanity Fair magazine, "I would rather not talk about her, because it's hurtful for me...She is the single-handedly most significant person in my life...In my 30 years, she is the most special person, OK?...I don't want to say much more, because I have to protect things that are dear to me - for instance, her."

One of the rumors surrounding his split was that he cheated on Biel with Olivia Munn.

Reports earlier this ...

Justin Bartha Joins Zach Braff's Play

5/28/2011 2:30pm EDT
Justin Bartha
Justin Bartha is set to lead the cast of Zach Braff's upcoming Broadway play.

The star has signed up for the lead role in the actor's new comedy, "All New People," which is set to debut in New York this summer.

Bartha will portray a holidaymaker whose solitary vacation is thwarted by a group of misfit visitors and he will be joined by Confessions of a Shopaholic star Krysten Ritter, as well as Anna Camp and David Wilson Barnes.

All New People, which is written by Braff, begins previews on June 28 ahead of a July 25 opening, according to Variety.

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It Ain’t Broke, So Philips Doesn’t Fix ‘The Hangover Part II’

5/27/2011 11:44am EDT
The Hangover Part II
You’re probably familiar with the sentiment “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” a colloquial expression, meaning that if you’ve found a proven formula for success, don’t mess with it. Usually when a sequel is made of a popular movie, this idea is employed by the filmmakers to some degree, so that they do not risk alienating their fans. No film in recent memory though, keeps this thought as close to the forefront as Todd Philips’ raunchy comedy “The Hangover: Part II.”

This sequel, to the 2009 hit about a bachelor party in Vegas gone awry, literally follows the same exact narrative struct...

Bangkok Is Wicked In 'The Hangover Part II,' Nice In Real Life

5/25/2011 3:00pm EDT
The Hangover Part II
The Hangover Part II had to go even wilder than Las Vegas, so they went to Bangkok. This time the wolf pack wakes up and doesn’t even know how they got there from a Thailand resort. Shooting on the streets of Bangkok was chaotic too, but director Todd Philips said that was a good thing.=

“To make a movie about mayhem, sometimes you have to go to mayhem,” Philips said. “I think it all found its way into the movie and it helped. I think in a nutshell, Bangkok is just a very crowded, very chaotic and very hot city so I think we all had just challenges dealing with the crowds and the chaos but...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'The Hangover Part II,' 'Kung Fu Panda 2,' & More

5/23/2011 10:00am EDT
The Hangover Part II
Johnny Depp set sail again last week as Captain Jack Sparrow in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” the fourth entry in the series. After viewing the movie, I can honestly say that it’s not the best in the franchise, but certainly not the worst either. While nothing can really top the first one in my mind, this one gets back to the spirit of the original.

Captain Jack runs into an old love interest, Angelica (Penelope Cruz), who convinces him to join her on a quest for the Fountain of Youth. Sparrow unwittingly climbs aboard the vessel of Angelica’s father, Blackbeard (Ian M...

Artist Who Tattooed Mike Tyson's Face Sues Producers Of 'Hangover' Sequel

5/1/2011 10:23am EDT
Mike Tyson's tattoo artist has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against The Hangover Part II producers for allegedly using his design without consent.

In the movie's preview, actor Ed Helms is shown sporting a face tattoo like the design inked on the boxer's left cheek and temple.

S. Victor Whitmill, the artist who created, inked and copyrighted Tyson's iconic tattoo, is suing the film's studio, Warner Brothers, for allegedly using the image in the upcoming film without permission.

Whitmill is seeking an injunction to halt the impending release of The Hangover: Part II, as well as ...

'The Hangover Part II' Opens May 26th - Check Out The Hilarious New Trailer

4/1/2011 2:28pm EDT
The Hangover Part II
This trailer for this year's most anticipated comedy, The Hangover Part II, has officially arrived, and you can watch it right here!

The first teaser for the film, released just over a month ago, gave little about the film away other than that it takes place in Thailand and "The Wolfpack is Back."

Now we know that the gang travels to Thailand for Stu's wedding and that he's not taking any chances with a bachelor party, so a pre-wedding brunch is planned.

Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha return as "The Wolfpack," and are joined once again by Jeffrey Tambor, Mi...

Ashley Olsen And Justin Bartha Break Up

3/9/2011 11:34am EST
Ashley Olsen
Ashley Olsen is single again after splitting from The Hangover star Justin Bartha, according to a report.

The former child star and her boyfriend were rumored to be stepping up their romance last December and looking to buy a luxury penthouse in New York City together.

Olsen's representative dismissed the rumors at the time and now a report published in Star Magazine suggests the couple has parted ways.

A source tells the publication that Bartha's reluctance to get serious led to the break up, revealing, "She was tired of waiting for him to settle down."

Olsen and Bartha had been da...

Liam Neeson To Replace Mel Gibson In 'Hangover' Sequel

10/23/2010 1:33pm EDT
Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson is set to step into Mel Gibson's shoes and take over his high-profile cameo in "The Hangover" sequel.

The "Braveheart" star was expected to make his career comeback with a guest role in the upcoming comedy after a tough few months following his split from ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, who has accused the actor of beating her during a violent altercation earlier this year.

However, his light-hearted appearance was axed this week following reports the movie's cast angrily objected to sharing the spotlight with the troubled star.

In a statement, director Todd Phillips said: "...

Mel Gibson Dropped From 'Hangover' Sequel Due To Cast's Objections

10/22/2010 8:30am EDT
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Mel Gibson's high-profile cameo in "The Hangover" sequel has been axed amid reports the movie's cast angrily objected to sharing the spotlight with the troubled star.

The "Braveheart" star has had a tough 2010 following his nasty split from ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, who has accused the actor of beating her in a violent altercation, which she caught in a series of abusive taped phone rants, in January.

He was expected to bounce back from his troubles with a light-hearted guest role in "The Hangover" follow-up.

However, director Todd Phillips has confirmed he was forced to scrap Gib...

Mel Gibson To Star In 'The Hangover 2'?

10/18/2010 8:05am EDT
Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson is reportedly set to bounce back from his recent personal problems with a high-profile cameo role in The Hangover sequel.

The Braveheart star has endured a tough year which saw him split from his girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, the mother of his young daughter Lucia, and the nasty break-up played out in public. Grigorieva fanned the flames of the former couple's custody battle by accusing Gibson of beating her in a violent altercation in January, while tape recordings of their bitter arguments hit headlines across the world.

Gibson now looks set to make light of his troubles wi...

Heather Graham Out Of 'The Hangover 2,' Tiger Woods In?

10/16/2010 10:00am EDT
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Heather Graham won't be hanging with The Hangover crew in the sequel to the hit comedy - movie studio bosses have confirmed the Boogie Nights star will not be back as the hooker with a heart of gold.

The actress played Jade in the first film and was slated to reprise her role in The Hangover 2, but Warner Brothers bosses have revealed she won't be joining Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Ed Helms and Ken Jeong in the sequel.

A studio spokesman tells, "Unfortunately Heather won't be in the sequel; they way the story unfolds doesn't allow any room for her charac...

'The Hangover' Heading To Bangkok

10/5/2010 12:26pm EDT
Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms are swapping Las Vegas for Bangkok - The Hangover sequel is heading to Thailand.

The trio starred alongside Justin Bartha in the hit 2009 comedy, which saw them cause chaos in Sin City as a bachelor party went awry. Director Todd Phillips is bringing the buddies back together for a follow-up and he has now revealed the sequel won't be returning to Nevada - they are shifting the action to the Far East.

He tells Empire Online, "It takes place in Bangkok and LA. There's gonna be some f**ked-up surprises. The three guys are back, Mr. Chow's bac...

Justin Bartha Slams 'Disgusting' Celebrity Culture

7/19/2010 11:00am EDT
Justin Bartha
Justin Bartha has vowed never to publicize his romance with Ashley Olsen - because he is "disgusted" by celebrities who sell the intimate details of their private life in lucrative magazine deals.

The Hangover actor has been dating the former child star since 2008, but they are rarely photographed together. Bartha admits they go to extra effort to keep their relationship low-key because he never wants to fall into the trap of sharing the secrets of their romance with the world.

He tells Britain's Evening Standard newspaper, "It is not something that you keep under wraps. It is just the ...

Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time,' 'Sex and the City 2,' & More

5/24/2010 8:36am EDT
Sex and the City 2
The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston screened the independent film “Holy Rollers” last week so I had the chance to check it out. Based on a true story, "Holy Rollers" stars Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Bartha as Hasidic Jews who become drug smugglers. Eisenberg is fantastic as a man of faith conflicted by his new lifestyle, but the rest of his character Sam Gold is his standard awkward type casting. Justin Bartha is also believably sleazy and conniving as Sam's mentor Yosef. While its plot is intriguing, my overall opinion of it is brought down by the uninspired dialogue between its charac...

'Holy Rollers' Gives Up Faith For Financial Gain

5/21/2010 10:38am EDT
Holy Rollers
The pursuit of wealth and the respect that comes from affluence is one of the driving forces in American society. As an individualist nation we believe that each person has a fair chance to go from rags to riches through hard work and ingenuity. Pressure to attain social standing through any means possible though, causes many people to abandon their morality. “Holy Rollers,” like many other tales of the American dream gone awry is about a young man who gives up his beliefs in the quest for riches.

Two of the most interesting aspects of this story though are that it’s based on actual ev...

Olsen Twins Mix-Up In Airplane Drama

5/18/2010 9:56am EDT
Ashley Olsen
Mary-Kate Olsen was surprised at reports she got caught up in a mid-air drama on Sunday - it was her twin sister Ashley on the stricken plane.

Initial reports of the incident stated that former child star Mary-Kate was traveling on a flight from New York to Los Angeles when a blaze broke out at the front of the aircraft, cracking the windshield and forcing the pilots to make an emergency landing in Virginia.

However, it has now emerged the twins were a victim of mistaken identity by other passengers - it was Ashley Olsen on the plane, with her actor boyfriend Justin Bartha.

A represen...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Shrek Forever After,' 'MacGruber,' & More

5/17/2010 10:10am EDT
A lot of other critics have blasted Ridley Scott’s “Robin Hood,” but honestly I found it to be pretty interesting. It is slightly long winded and its action scenes are a bit frenetic, however it dares to be different in how it approaches the Robin Hood tale which I appreciate.

As a narrative "Robin Hood" operates like a prequel, covering the events leading to Robin’s branding as an outlaw. This Robin is serious, more like a solider commanding his friends in battle, than the lighthearted rogue whose archery and skills with a sword are so well known in the legend. While he believes in eq...

Mary-Kate Olsen's Animalistic Look: Love It Or Hate It?

5/11/2010 11:11am EDT
Mary Kate Olsen
Mary-Kate Olsen showed up to the "Holy Rollers" New York City premiere yesterday in baggy black pants and a leopard-print blouse. We're just not feeling the loose look, Mary-Kate. What do you think?

Ashley Olsen's boyfriend, Justin Bartha, and Jesse Eisenberg star in the film, which centers on Jewish boys from Brooklyn who are recruited to smuggle ecstasy into the United States.

Mary-Kate stars in the upcoming film "Beastly" in which a New York teen is transformed into a hideous monster in order to find true love. The film hits theaters on July 30.

See photos of Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen ...

Biggest Movie Surprises of 2009

12/28/2009 12:00pm EST
Star Trek
At the start of every new year, critics and movie fans alike look at the list of movies for the year and start to consider what looks the best, the worst, and what might surprise them. There are shocking hits, failures, and then the movies with the highest expectations that actually succeed ... or totally crash and burn. 2009 had some excellent blockbusters that might have annoyed the critics ("Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," "G.I. Joe," "New Moon") but still managed to kill in the box office. Then there were the indie films that managed to become hits, or the big star names that neve...

Review: 'The Hangover' Is A Sensation Worth Experiencing More Than Once

6/3/2009 9:54am EDT
The Hangover
"I'm psyched for you to see this movie, I think you're going to like it. We're really proud of it." Ed Helms to Starpulse's Mike Ryan in a recent interview about "The Hangover."

One of the biggest compliments I can give to a film that I'm reviewing is that I would pay money -- after just seeing it for free -- to see it again. The Hangover, without question, is one of these films and I guarantee that I will see it again. So, yes, Ed Helms, you were absolutely correct: I will try, now, to express in words how much I loved this film. Seriously, I loved the hell out of The Hangover.


Exclusive: Ed Helms Talks About 'The Hangover'

6/2/2009 10:21am EDT
Ed Helms
Ed Helms, known to many as Andy Bernard on The Office, joins us to discuss his new film, The Hangover (opening June 5, this Friday). Ed discusses what is was like working without a tooth for three months and the experience of acting alongside Mike Tyson as well as what may be in store for the future at Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.

Mike: First thing, how did you get involved with The Hangover?

Ed Helms: Well, I first read the script quite awhile ago and I instantly loved it. I had a couple meetings with Todd [Phillips] -- at the time he was just producing the movie -- he later wen...