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Hangover Hauls in Huge $86.5M Debut

Apparently audiences don't care about the awful reviews

(Newser) - Hollywood's hangover is a lot bigger the second time around. The Hangover Part II hauled in $86.5 million in its first weekend, putting Hollywood on course to set a new revenue record for the long Memorial Day weekend, according to studio estimates today. The Hangover sequel did nearly... More »

New Hangover Mind-Bogglingly Bad

Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis star in Todd Phillips' film

(Newser) - If the first Hangover was a wild party, the second is, well, the hangover. Critics are savaging the latest effort from Todd Phillips:
  • Writing in Salon , Andrew O’Hehir smacks the film’s “mind-boggling awfulness.” It’s a “clumsy, homophobic, cliché-ridden, and terminally unfunny sequel” that
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Tyson Tattoo Suit Won't Delay Hangover II

But Warner Bros will likely owe the artist a few bucks

(Newser) - Mike Tyson’s tattoo artist won't stop this weekend's release of Hangover II, notes the Hollywood Reporter . S. Victor Whitmill has sued for copyright infringement because one of the characters ends up with same tattoo Whitmill designed for the boxer. But a federal judge has ruled that it'... More »

Tyson's Tattoo Artist Sues Over Hangover II

He claims Warner Bros. violated copyright law by using it movie

(Newser) - Mike Tyson's infamous Maori-inspired tribal tattoo is back in the spotlight. Tyson's tattoo artist is suing Warner Brothers on the grounds that the studio committed "reckless copyright infringement" when it allowed the well-known marking to appear on the face of Ed Helms' character in the upcoming Hangover ... More »

Hot Tub Time Machine Not So Hot

A 'baldfaced attempt to send The Hangover back to the future'

(Newser) - With a Snakes On a Plane-quality title and an all-star lineup (John Cusack, Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry and, yes, Chevy Chase), Hot Tub Time Machine could have been a great, bad film. But critics aren't buying this "baldfaced attempt to send The Hangover back to the future." They're... More »

9 Notable Oscar Snubs

Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, 'The Hangover' failed to score today

(Newser) - Sure, we all could have predicted Avatar would clean up and Sandra Bullock's ascendance would continue come Oscar nomination time. But who were today's notable snubs? Us offers a list:
  • Brad Pitt: Failed to score a Best Actor nomination for his critically acclaimed, SAG-nominated role in Inglourious Basterds.
  • Daniel Day-Lewis:
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Streep, Bullock, Hangover, Avatar Clean Up

Jeff Bridges, Mo'Nique, 'Mad Men,' 'Glee' also among winners

(Newser) - Avatar and The Hangover captured the top film awards, Meryl Streep and Drew Barrymore charmed with stream-of-consciousness acceptance speeches, and host Ricky Gervais generally behaved at tonight's Golden Globes ceremony. Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock established themselves as Academy Award favorites with victories in the leading dramatic role categories, as... More »

AFI's Best Movies, TV of 2009

From The Hangover to The Messenger , AFI jury chooses its faves

(Newser) - Two men—one Serious, one Single—made it into the American Film Institute ’s 10th annual selections for Most Outstanding Motion Pictures and TV Programs of the Year. The top 10 films:
  • Coraline
  • The Hangover
  • The Hurt Locker
  • The Messenger
  • Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
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Harry Potter Bewitches Box Office for $160M

(Newser) - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince conjured up a weekend box-office win with $79.5 million, bringing its 5-day total to $159.7 million, Bloomberg reports. The Hogwarts sequel trailed only Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen for the year's best bow. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs ($17.7... More »

What Hollywood Learned This Summer

(Newser) - Hollywood is in the middle of an illuminating summer. The season started strong, with Star Trek, The Hangover, and Up, before things seriously cooled off, reports the Los Angeles Times. Some big releases await, but here are some of the lessons learned so far:
  • Playability has eclipsed marketability: Films with
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This Summer's Top Trailers

(Newser) - Summer may not always yield the best movies, but it never fails to deliver the year’s best trailers. Wired celebrates this sacred art by picking out the trailers that managed to throw the most hype onto the screen in 3 minutes or less. We’ve helpfully compiled them in... More »

Jacko Doc Hedges on Whether He's Bio Dad

Plus, LiLo's latest career tragedy, and more

(Newser) - Michael Jackson’s longtime dermatologist—and the rumored biological father of his two elder kids—told Good Morning America today, “To the best of my knowledge, I am not the father of these children.” Arnold Klein also denied prescribing any of the dangerous painkillers Jackson allegedly took. Elsewhere:... More »

Ice Age Ties Transformers on Slow Holiday

(Newser) - A sequel-vs.-sequel battle for the box office ended in a tie this weekend, USA Today reports. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen each raked in $42.5 million as July 4th barbecues took a bite out of sales. Johnny Depp’s Public Enemies... More »

Proposal Scores at Box Office

(Newser) - Audiences fell for The Proposal this weekend, sending Sandra Bullock's comedy down the aisle with $34.1 million, USA Today reports. Banking $12 million more than pundits predicted, the romcom claimed yet another box office win for summer comedies. The Hangover hung onto second with $26.9 million, Up finished... More »

Bachelor Parties: Creating Hangovers Since 500 BC

Time explores history of debauchery ritual

(Newser) - With The Hangover’s bachelor party tale dominating the box office, you might be wondering: Just where did this ritual come from? Time offers a brief history:
  • In the 5th century BC, the ancient Spartans celebrated the groom’s last night as a single man with dinner and toasts.
  • In
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