Posts Tagged ‘Justin Bartha’

This week’s releases include: a courtroom period drama; a spy thriller in two different eras; another bachelor party gone wrong; a true story of fantasy and murder; a playful tale with penguins; a look at famous hockey feuds; a consequence of ‘the wrong place, the wrong time’; an adaptation of a childhood classic; a trilogy about a young woman who takes matters into her own hands; and an historical re-enactment.  (more…)

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A season of thrills and chills calls for the release of equally spine-tingling entertainment. The inclusion of a few laughs, animation and some film classics makes for a well-rounded and notable month of releases. (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.