It was hyped as Hollywood’s heavyweight bout of the summer, two massive behemoths going head-to-head on Memorial Day weekend in a high-stakes, no-holds-barred box office battle. In one corner, The Hangover Part III, the finale of the R-rated men-behaving-badly comedy franchise that has grossed over a billion dollars worldwide. In the other corner, Fast & Furious 6, the latest installment in the wildly successful testosterone-fueled action series. But in the end, it was no contest at all. Fast & Furious 6 mopped the floor with the Hangover threequel in fast and furious fashion, pulling in a projected $120 million over the 4-day weekend, with the Hangover looking likely to top out at an underwhelming $51.2 million over the same period. READ FULL STORY
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Need a feel-good story to break up the flood of horrifying tornado news? This should do the trick: Zach Galifianakis’s date to yesterday’s premiere of The Hangover Part III was Elizabeth “Mimi” Haist, a formerly homeless octogenarian whom the comedian has been helping to support for the past two years.
Galifianakis first met 87-year-old Haist nearly 20 years ago — long before he was famous. According to the Daily News, she worked at his local laundromat, and over time, the two struck up a friendship. After the massive success of The Hangover in 2009, Galifianakis stopped going to the laundromat — “Maybe he has his own washer and dryer now,” Haist told the Daily News — but he never forgot about Mimi.
And when Galifianakis learned in 2011 that Haist had slipped into homelessness, he found her a one-bedroom apartment and began paying for her rent and utilities. The star also enlisted his friend Renee Zellweger to furnish Haist’s new apartment and buy her groceries.
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This week you’re probably re-watching all the seasons of Arrested Development to get excited for Sunday, obsessively checking the weather to make sure you can BBQ this weekend, or trying on those white jeans again and feeling over the moon ecstatic that you get to wear them again. Here are your pop culture musts to get you through the week before your long Memorial Day weekend. READ FULL STORY
While we all might be a little fearful of Bradley Cooper playing a sport that could damage that face, there’s no need to worry — no faces were harmed in the playing of this game. Jimmy Fallon introduced “faceketball” where both men wear basketball hoops on their heads and try to score on the other person’s. What we really learned during this game was that Fallon isn’t so great at shooting hoops. The game was supposed to go until one of them scored three, but after two, they stop.
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In a culture saturated by best and worst lists, it’s easy to fall into the trap of labeling everything you see either “brilliant” or “awful.” Sometimes, though, entertainment is solidly middle-of-the-road — and that was certainly the case with Zach Galifianakis’s third SNL hosting stint. It never soared to the heights of his first few outings, but it was a solidly funny night that featured a few inspired moments — and, perhaps more importantly, only one outright clunker of a sketch. That’s a pretty good batting average as far as Saturday Night Live goes.
The night got off to a slow start with another Fox & Friends cold open. As funny as Bobby Moynihan’s dumber-than-dirt commentator can be — I loved how he thinks the “W” in WNBA stands for “worse” — the sketch itself is the very definition of low-hanging fruit (“hey, those guys on Fox News sure are conservative!”). And if the funniest thing about a bit is the stream of one-liners that quickly scrolls by as it ends, it may be time to reevaluate the rest of what’s happening onscreen.
But when Galifianakis actually took the stage, he set the tone for a night that would be kookier and more surreal than the average SNL installment — if not generally funnier. READ FULL STORY
When Andy Samberg and his Lonely Island crew left Saturday Night Live at the end of last season, the show lost one of its greatest resources — not only because the gang’s Digital Shorts were precisely engineered to go viral, but also because the guys’ specific brand of whimsical goofiness was so completely, delightfully different from the talk show parodies and fake game show sketches that SNL often relies upon.
Thankfully, this week’s host happens to be both a big-name actor and a master of whimsical goofiness — and if Zach Galifianakis’s third hosting stint is anything like his first two, it’ll definitely be worth staying up to watch.
Good news for admirers of Zach Galifianakis’s non-Hangover work: The comedian’s offbeat sensibility is alive and well, if these promos are any indication.
The “Between Two Ferns” host — and returning SNL emcee– spends this two and a half-minute clip showing off his teen heartthrob-inspired nail art, spoonerizing the names of famous musicians, and otherwise engaging in delightful but pretty strange “goof-abouts” — all as Jason Sudeikis tries in vain to understand what’s going on. So yeah, pretty much par for the course. Drink it in, Galifanatics:
The Hangover Part III finally has a trailer. Judging from the footage, it’s about three friends — one handsome (Bradley Cooper), one short (Ed Helms), and one fat (Zach Galifianakis) — who all go to a funeral and then to Las Vegas, where they walk through a dark hallway before watching John Goodman shoot someone. Later, a giraffe gets decapitated. Before that, Galifianakis appears to make Melissa McCarthy cry with a lollipop.
What is The Hangover Part III really about? Plot details have been sealed tight, but we do know that the three amigos gather around Galifianakis’ Alan after the death of his father. Plus one of them will probably touch a penis.
It’s official: The Wolfpack will come howling back next spring. Warner Bros. president Jeff Robinov announced yesterday that The Hangover‘s three-quel will hit theaters on May 24, 2013. Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis are all set to reprise their roles in the new film — as is Todd Phillips, who’s both directing and co-writing the movie with Craig Mazin, his Hangover II collaborator. In the release, Phillips refers to Part III as the franchise’s final chapter, adding, “It will be a fitting conclusion to our three-part opera of mayhem, despair, and bad decisions.” READ FULL STORY
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