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'Saturday Night Live' recap: Keep Zach Galifianakis weird

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

Zach Galifianakis hosts tonight's 'Saturday Night Live' -- Talk about it here!

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.


'The Hangover Part III': Is three the magic number?


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

Rated Arrrrr! Top 10 most pirated movies of all time

In response to Netflix’s recently released list of the “Top 10 Movie Rentals of All Time,” BitTorrent has release its own — albeit utterly illegal — list of the “Top 10 Most Pirated Movies” of all time. The usual suspects were there, with Avatar (21 million downloads) taking top (dis?)honors, and The Dark Knight tying for second place with Transformers at 19 million downloads apiece. And, yes, of course there’s a Pirates of the Caribbean installment on there. It’s only right.

Still, there is surprisingly little overlap between the lists (only Inception and The Departed). Apparently Netflix users favor Oscar bait while Internet thieves go for tentpole popcorn movies, with the Venn Diagram overlap between those two strangely being Leonardo DiCaprio. So what other movies made the list, and which were the most head scratch-inducing? See the full list after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Did Zach Galifianakis give away the plot of 'The Hangover Part III'? And, if so, do we like it?

Never mind the grumbling haters and the 35 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. With The Hangover Part II continuing to slash and burn its way through the box office ($384 million worldwide and counting), a third trip down amnesia lane for the Wolfpack is clearly inevitable. In the new issue of Rolling Stone, cover boy Zach Galifianakis confirms, “They want to do a Hangover III… I’m getting fricking phone calls already.” And he doesn’t stop there. In the interview, Galifianakis seems to spill the beans on the third film’s storyline as well, suggesting that the plot for The Hangover Part III could center on his demented manchild Alan escaping from a mental institution with a little help from his friends.  READ FULL STORY

Bradley Cooper speaks French. The Internet swoons. What's the big deal?

When Jodie Foster speaks French, no one bats an eyelash. Colin Firth drops some Italian at a presser and the world doesn’t stop. But Bradley Cooper unveils his fluent French tongue, and the Internets overheat! You can practically hear the panting on the message boards: “This just made him 100 times MORE sexy!!! HOOOOOT,” exclaimed one fan. Take a look. READ FULL STORY

Which city/location should a possible 'The Hangover 3' take place in?

When it comes to the possibility of a third installment of The Hangover (director Todd Phillips certainly doesn’t seem opposed to it), opinions range somewhere between “Make it about Alan’s wedding… and have it come out tomorrow!” to “I could just watch the first movie three times in a row instead… stop making these!”

My colleague Adam Markovitz wisely pointed out new directions The Hangover 3 should think to head in if this does come to fruition, including finding a new premise, and perhaps more importantly, a new location for the wolf pack. EW.com readers really took to that inquiry in the comments section: Where should Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis go? READ FULL STORY

Why did 'The Hangover Part II' make such an ungodly amount of money?


The Hangover Part II was always going to have a successful first weekend at the box office. The first film was a gleeful national landmark of bad behavior — remember when it had semi-serious Oscar buzz? — and it was the only non-superhero non-animated R-rated dude comedy in theaters (and will be until the decidedly weirder-looking Horrible Bosses arrives in July.) Still, even optimistic prognosticators have to be a bit surprised by just how well the film performed: as reported by EW’s John Young, the movie earned $137.4 in five days, the best opening frame ever for a live-action comedy and the second-biggest R-rated haul in history, behind only The Matrix Reloaded. And Reloaded was a mysterious, highly-anticipated sci-fi extravaganza four years in the making; Hangover 2 was essentially a remake-plus-Bangkok of a film that was basically Dude, Where’s My Car: Weekend in Vegas. READ FULL STORY

'The Hangover Part III': What should be in the three-quel?


The Hangover Part II just hit theaters this weekend, but in Hollywood, it’s never to early to talk sequels. Director Todd Phillips already floated the idea at a press conference last week, telling reporters that the three-quel would be “very much a new idea,” and joking that he’s open to accepting bribes from cities who would like to be the next Vegas or Bangkok. But if a third Hangover does happen, what should be in it? Here are a few of our suggestions: READ FULL STORY

Movie Math: Why the 'Hangover' wolfpack owes a debt to the 'Sex and the City' gals


Loved The Hangover, but wish the baby had been a monkey instead? Then you’ll be tickled pink by The Hangover Part II — except this time, there’s also a Cosmo-flavored twist. Let’s examine the evidence: READ FULL STORY

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