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'Hangover' stars to get $15 million a piece to make part III

It looks like The Hangover III could be getting the go ahead soon, with the three main stars set to sign on for a substantial pay increase, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis are each asking for $15 million (against backend) to sign on for the second sequel and it looks as though Warner is ready to pay. The studio is short of all-but-guaranteed hits, having already kissed goodbye to one major franchise following the final installment of Harry Potter and with Christopher Nolan’s Batman series coming to an end this summer.

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Horrible Bosses review - The Hangover meets middle management

Have you ever wanted to kill your boss? We've all thought, abstractly, about how great it would be if we were Mister Manager for a day or, at least, what it might be like if our supervisor wasn't such a bag of douche. How great would that be? Unfortunately, for most of us, it ain't gonna happen. The world of middle management is full of imbeciles, psychopaths, and jackasses (and a few really great people). Some bosses are completely lazy and do nothing at all, while others rule the office with their own unique brand of tyranny. The management in Horrible Bosses is as bad as it gets. Unfortunately for Nick Hendricks, Dale Arbus, and Kurt Buckman, it's a lot harder to kill your boss than you'd think.

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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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HOT TUB TIME the 80s weren't so great after all? (Review)

Rating:  (Passable)

It's interesting how each generation chooses to immortalize the decade of their youth. None are more colorful and blow-dried than the 1980s. Hot Tub Time Machine celebrates the 80s by mimicking films like Back to the Future and sending its cast to a ski resort in 1986. It's supposed to be a hilarious, nostalgic romp through time, but I never got the feeling I traveled anywhere. There were some laughs, but everything about Hot Tub Time Machine feels like an 80s party in 2010. Its featured guests: Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, John Cusack, and Clark Duke

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THE HANGOVER is the best-selling comedy DVD of all time

The Hangover just keeps setting records. The highest grossing comedy of 2009 is now the highest grossing comedy DVD ever, and it's done it in about 20 days. According to a Warner Bros. press release, The Hangover has sold 8.6 million units on DVD and Blu-ray with sales expected to reach 9.5 million in the upcoming months. The comedy made $467 million worldwide during its theatrical run this summer, making it the biggest R-rated comedy of all time. Good times for Zach Galifianakis and friends. 


The Hangover is the biggest R-rated movie ever

We're getting a bit technical, but I'll gladly give The Hangover any award I can. With a box office gross of $236,862,562 (and counting), the comedy about a Vegas bachelor party gone wrong has dethroned Beverly Hills Cop as the top R-rated comedy of all time, ever. It also out grossed Beverly Hills Cop internationally. With $234,760,478, in domestic box office receipts, the Eddie Murphy gem held the top spot for a quarter century.

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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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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.