Posts Tagged ‘Jeffrey Tambor’

This week’s releases include: supernatural creatures trying to co-exist; a new imagining of King Arthur; the creation of “The Chin”; a hockey romance; a mysterious monster invasion; a funny, complicated burglary; the inspiration for The Departed; a mature love story; a classic cartoon set; and an Asian archeologist’s adventure. (more…)

Kristen Wiig, Nick Frost and Simon Pegg in a scene from PaulThe attraction so many feel towards this film has a simple motivation: its pair of geek celebrity stars, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The writing/acting duo first captured our attentions in the breakout zombie romantic comedy Shaun of the Dead, and then they maintained them with their followup, Hot Fuzz. The trailers for their third film, Paul, looked promising and it won’t disappoint. The guys take their fandom to a new level of dedication and hilarity – the stoner alien is simply a bonus. (more…)

If you ask the majority of movie viewers what the best comedy of 2009 was, most will answer the following: The Hangover.

Doug (Justin Bartha) is getting married and to commemorate the event, his two best friends Phil (Bradley Cooper) and Stu (Ed Helms) and his soon-to-be brother-in-law Alan (Zach Galifianakis) travel to Vegas for one night of fun that will never be spoken of again. Unfortunately, they cannot remember the events of the night the following morning, nor can they find Doug the day before his wedding. What follows is a very funny and confused attempt to put together the pieces, which include a wedding, a kidnapping and an encounter with Mike Tyson.

Every turn of this absurd tale of drunken shenanigans is hilarious and unexpected. As the guys struggle to figure out what happened the night before by looking for clues and retracing their steps, they stumble upon one surprising incident after another as well as a string of comical characters on which they left various impressions. These include great cameos by Heather Graham, Jeffrey Tambor, Mike Epps, Rob Riggle, Ken Jeong and again Mike Tyson.

It would be wrong to spoil any of the film’s surprises by citing specific examples here. So if you haven’t seen it, definitely watch it. And if you have seen it, it’s definitely worthy of repeated viewing.

The special features include: the theatrical and unrated versions of the film, which differ by eight minutes; more pictures from the missing camera; an interactive “map of destruction”; an interview with Jeong; a montage of action scenes from the film; a gag reel; music from the The Dan Band and Cooper, Helms and Galifianakis’ rendition of the “Three Best Friends Song”. Extras exclusive to the Blu-ray include: picture-in-picture commentary; BD-Live features “Cursing Mash-up” and “Iron Mike online teaser”; and a digital copy of the film.