When the Wolfpack returns to theaters for the third and final time on May 23rd with The Hangover Part III, they will get a chance to reunite with several characters not seen since the original film. One of those characters is actress Heather Graham’s stripper turned housewife Jade, as well as her baby (now toddler) Tyler – A.K.A. Carlos.
After being sidelined for The Hangover Part II, Graham returns to help the Wolfpack on their journey one more time in The Hangover Part III, which is being advertised as the conclusion to the epic series that has become the most successful comedy franchise of all time. Graham, who began he career as a teenager, has been appearing in films for almost 25-years and first gained attention for her role in the comedy License to Drive opposite Corey Feldman and the late Corey Haim. She would go on to appear in such films as Drugstore Cowboy, the Twin Peaks prequel – Fire Walk with Me, Six Degrees of Separation, and Swingers, before landing her breakout role as Rollergirl in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights. But it was playing Felicity Shagwell in the sequel Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me that made Graham a household name. Since then the actress has appeared a string of successful films including Bowfinger, Anger Management, From Hell, Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer, and of course – The Hangover.
In The Hangover Part III, once again directed by Todd Philips, the Wolfpack comes to the aid of one of their own in the wake of a family tragedy when a personal crisis causes his friends and family to intervene in Alan’s (Zach Galifanakis) life. Doug (Justin Bartha), Phil (Bradley Cooper), and Stu (Ed Helms) agree to take Alan to a wellness home for help but the road trip goes terribly wrong when a ghost from their past causes Doug to be kidnapped … and that ghost is named Leslie Chow (Ken Jeong)! Now, Phil, Stu, and Alan have to go on a manhunt to find the notorious Mr. Chow, who has just broken out of a Bangkok prison, in order to save Doug’s life. When the Wolfpack’s journey leads them back the where it all began … Las Vegas, they seek the help of Stu’s ex-wife, Jade, who is now remarried and no longer a stripper. Jade gives the boys important information that helps them track down Chow, and Alan has a chance to reconnect with Tyler (formally-Carlos), who has grown quite a bit since the last time he saw him. Throughout the course of the film, the three friends become closer than ever and Alan learns a lesson about life, love, friendship, and the meaning of true happiness.
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with the beautiful Heather Graham about The Hangover Part III while she was in Las Vegas (of course) promoting the film. The accomplished actress discussed the new movie, reuniting with the cast and crew for the final chapter, how Jade has changed since the first film, her complicated history with Stu, working with the same child actor that player Tyler/Carlos in the original movie, what Helms, Cooper, and Galifanakis are like off the set, collaborating with director Todd Philips, improvisation, if jade is actually an honorary member of the Wolfpack, not returning for The Hangover Part II, and what comedic legend is secretly a huge fan of The Hangover franchise.
Opening in theaters on June 7th is a new comedy from director Shawn Levy (Real Steel) entitled The Internship, which was written by Vince Vaughn (The Watch) and Jared Stern (Wreck-It Ralph), and based on a story by Vaughn. In addition to Vaughn, the film features his Wedding Crashers co-star Owen Wilson, as well as Rose Byrne (X-Men: First Class), Max Minghella (The Ides of March), Aasif Mandvi (Movie 43), Dylan O'Brien (TV's Teen Wolf), Jessica Szohr (Love, Wedding, Marriage), Josh Gad (21), John Goodman (The Artist), and Will Ferrell (Casa de mi Padre).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to speak with Dylan O'Brien fittingly via Google Hangouts about his work on the Google themed film The Internship. The young actor discussed the new movie, acting opposite Vince Vaughn in a film that he helped write, how much freedom he had to improvise on set, his cool character, how it was tailor-made for him, as well as Vaughn and Wilson's hilarious on and off screen chemistry.
We still don't know what's behind the end in Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's apocalyptic comedy This Is the End, but two new clips from their directorial debut demonstrate that the threat isn't just outside James Franco's house.
The idiots inside are more likely to destroy each other than whatever malevolent forces are wreaking havoc as the world ends.
Actor Justin Bartha is the MVP of The Hangover film series! Remember, without Bartha’s character - Doug, and his friendship to Phil (Bradley Cooper) and Stu (Ed Helms), as well as his marriage to Alan’s (Zach Galifanakis) sister, there would be no Wolfpack!
Before Bartha appeared in The Hangover, the most successful comedy film of all-time, the actor participated in one of the most hated and critically bashed films of all-time, the “Bennifer” vehicle Gigli co-starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. However, his luck would soon change when he was cast opposite Nic Cage in the extremely popular adventure film National Treasure, which also spawned the equally successful sequel National Treasure: Book of Secrets. But it was his role as Doug, the unsung hero of the Wolfpack, in The Hangover that made him a star. After appearing in the box office hit, yet critically disappointing follow-up - The Hangover Part II, Bartha starred on the short-lived NBC series The New Normal, which was unfortunately recently canceled. But now the Wolfpack is back with the highly anticipated final chapter to the beloved comedy series entitled The Hangover Part III, which opens in theaters on May 23rd.
In the new film, the Wolfpack comes to the aid of one of their own in the wake of a family tragedy when a personal crisis causes his friends and family to intervene in Alan’s life. Doug, Phil, and Stu agree to take Alan to a wellness home for help but the road trip goes terribly wrong when a ghost from their past causes Doug to be kidnapped … and that ghost is named Leslie Chow (Ken Jeong)! Now, Phil, Stu, and Alan have to go on a manhunt to find the notorious Mr. Chow, who has just broken out of a Bangkok prison, in order to save Doug’s life. The journey will bring new elements of the first film to light, reunite them with old friends like Black Doug (Mike Epps), Jade (Heather Graham), and baby Carlos, as well as bring them back to where it all began … Las Vegas! Throughout the course of the film, the three friends become closer than ever and Alan learns a lesson about life, love, friendship, and the meaning of true happiness.
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Justin Bartha about The Hangover Part III while he was in Las Vegas (of course) promoting the film. The popular actor discussed the new movie, returning for the final chapter, criticisms of the second film, the new installment’s fresh format, Doug’s limited role in the Wolfpack, his empathy for Alan, Cooper, Helms, and Galifanakis’ on-screen chemistry, whether or not they actually like each other in real life, working with director Todd Phillips, and the film’s villain John Goodman, as well as the future of the National Treasure franchise and Bartha’s career.
The first look at Clear History is admittedly slight and teasery, yet it manages to promise so, so much.
Just think about the cast of this feature from HBO Films for a moment. Television titans Larry David and Jon Hamm lead the proceedings, with supporting roles essayed by Eva Mendes, Michael Keaton, Danny McBride, Liev Schreiber, Amy Ryan, JB Smoove, Kate Hudson, Philip Baker Hall, Paul Scheer, and national treasure Bill Hader.
In seven months, Ron Burgundy will ride the palomino stallion back into America's heart after a decade in hibernation.
So with seven months almost to the day before Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues brings Burgundy and his newsteam back to theaters, a new teaser trailer features Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, and Steve Carell reminding us just how these gorgeous sons of bitches became San Diego's top newsteam.
In the latest clip from next month's This Is the End, Emma Watson shares a theory as to just what is bringing the world to the point of apocalypse.
The Big Live Comedy Show will stream live on YouTube! The show is set to go down on Sunday, May 19th from 6pm to 8pm, and you can watch the whole shebang by clicking this link.
This three-ring circus of funny stuff marks the kickoff to YouTube Comedy Week, a six-day extravaganza of high-profile stars, unique projects, and funnybone-tickling treats from every corner of the internet.
Since it's the inaugural event of YouTube's first Comedy Week, The Big Live Comedy Show is appropriately ostentatious, featuring performers such as 3 Loco, Barely Political, Beardyman, Brody Stevens, Epic Meal Time, Eric André, Craig Robinson, Dax Flame, FIDLAR, Garfunkel & Oates, Gregory Brothers, Hannibal Buress, ImprovEverywhere, Jack McBrayer, Jeff Ross, Jenny Slate, Jerrod Carmichael, John Dore, Justin Willman, KassemG, Key & Peele, Kyle Kinane, Lil’ Bub, Michael Cera, Nathan Fielder, Norm Macdonald, Pete Holmes, Reggie Watts, Sarah Silverman, Seth Rogen, The Lonely Island, Tig Notaro, Tim & Eric, Tummy Talk, Skrillex, Vince Vaughn, and many more.
It's The Hangover Part III, not The Hangover 3.
A week out from the May 23rd release of the third and final entry in this comedy franchise, a new red band trailer serves to remind audiences of the distinction implied by that title.
A five-minute featurette for The Hangover Part III represents our most thorough look at the finale to the comedy trilogy, combining new snippets from the film, behind the scenes footage, and interviews with the director, writer, and stars.
Like so much of the promotional for this third Hangover, this also plays up that Part III is a conclusion, with Zach Galifianakis declaring, "Say goodbye to one of the dumbest characters on film."