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Sunday
Oct312010

Zach Galifianakis lights a joint on Bill Maher's show

Zach Galifianakis has turned himself into a bit of an activist. On Real Time with Bill Maher the comedian (one of my favorites) casually lit a joint and smoked marijuana like a cigarette. Luckily the show is on HBO, but there could still be repercussions for the actor, who is doing the rounds promoting Due Date, his new film with Robert Downey Jr. The panel was discussing Proposition 19, a measure that would make marijuana legal in California. The video is below.

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Thursday
Sep022010

Weak car doors pervade new Due Date trailer

It's not a good sign when a joke is repeated twice in the same trailer, but I guess that's what we get when Todd Phillips is forced to try and out-funny The Hangover, his last big hit. Seriously, have you ever run into a car door and it just fell off? It never happens and the only time it's ever been funny in a movie was when Chris Farley did it in Tommy Boy. Now that's good stuff. The trailer and a quote from Phillips on the pressure to follow up his big hit are below. 

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Thursday
Jul292010

Zach Galifianakis to oversee and star in a new comedy, Reply All

DreamWorks has preemptively picked up Reply All, a comedy that Galifianakis will produce and star in. The film, to be written by Phil Johnston, will be about a guy who accidentally hits "reply all" on an email response and has to deal with what will presumably be a string of hilarious repercussions, according to Deadline.

Galifianakis is one of my favorite comedians. It's good to see him picking up so many projects. Tonight I'll see him in Dinner for Schmucks. Soon he'll be in It's Kind of a Funny Story and Due Date as well. Good times for Zach, who has single-handedly made the beard cool again. 

Wednesday
Jul142010

Due Date trailer arrives with plenty of Zach Galifianakis and Robert Downey Jr.

Man, do I love Zach Galifianakis. This one comes from Todd Phillips, who directed Old School and last year's hit, The Hangover. I'm hoping the final film's comedic timing is a bit better, but it's hard not to end with a funny film when you've got Downey Jr. and Galifianakis on the screen. The trailer is below.

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Thursday
Aug062009

Zach Galifianakis is not so sure about The Hangover 2

Thanks to The Hangover, Zach Galifianakis is kind of a big deal right now. It’s finally given him his long deserved time in the spotlight and he doesn’t want to screw it up. If I were him, and I’m not, I’d be just as cautious. There are a lot of ways his career could spin into a short-lived gimmick if he’s not careful.

Speaking with IGN, he was very cautious about the sequel, which is already in the works.

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Saturday
Jul182009

Zach Galifianakis due for some time in the spotlight

I've been a fan of Zach Galifianakis for a long time now (years!). Unfortunately, he's never gotten a film role that captures his unique brand of awkward humor. Thanks to The Hangover, Hollywood might finally warm up to the guy in the Amber Alert beard.

The Hangover 2 is already planned, but a sequel is two years away. Before that, he's going to team up with Todd Phillips, director of The Hangover series, in Due Date. ScriptShadow reviewed the current draft of the screenplay, and it sounds promising. It's about "an expectant dad (along with an unlikely travel companion, Galifianakis) races cross-country in hopes of making it home for the birth of his first child." It's a road comedy, written by Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedland, who wrote some King of the Hill episodes. Here's what ScriptShadow thinks of the screenplay.

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Friday
Jul102009

The Hangover gets a sequel

Looking at the surprise $200+ million haul for The Hangover it’s hardly news that Warner Bros. has officially greenlit the sequel, according to Variety. Todd Phillips—who also directed Road Trip, Old School, and Starsky & Hutch—is back to helm the sequel. All of the main cast members: Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, and Ed Helms are back on board as well. The movie is set to start filming as quickly as October. I’m scared for the plot if it actually meets that deadline. Phillips and Scot Armstrong have supposedly been working on the sequel’s script since the movie’s release.

For those of you who are big Zach Galifianakis fans like me (remember Out Cold and his VH1 Talk show?), you’ll be happy to know that he’s going to star in another Todd Phillips movie called Due Date.