From mobster flicks to rom-coms there have plenty of movies set in Vegas, and today is an important anniversary for Las Vegas. It was on May 15th, 1905 when the city of Las Vegas was founded, which makes today the perfect day to count down the best movies to ever be set in Sin City. So take a minute to celebrate the Entertainment Capital of the World and vote for your favorite Las Vegas flick now.
Vote for your top 10 movies set in Vegas >> Posted 05.15.13 by reelz
Co-writer and director Todd Phillips managed to squeeze just about everyone who made us laugh in the original The Hangover into The Hangover Part II, but he forgot one of our favorite characters: Black Doug (Mike Epps), the drug dealer who mistakenly sold rohypnol to Alan (Zach Galifianakis) instead of ecstasy, which resulted in the "Wolfpack" forgetting, among other things, that they stranded White Doug (Justin Bartha) on the roof and stole Mike Tyson's tiger. Phillips apparently aims to remedy that oversight in the threequel, however, as Variety reports that Epps is "in negotiations to reprise" the role in The Hangover 3. more about The Hangover 3 >> Posted 07.23.12 by BrentJS
While the movies may not be everyone's cup of Rohypnol, there's no denying the success of The Hangover and its sequel, The Hangover Part II, which out-earned its predecessor at $581 million worldwide. Unsurprisingly, Warner Bros. is interested in a third installment, hiring screenwriter Craig Mazin in June to write the script. Mazin co-wrote The Hangover Part II with Scot Armstrong and director Todd Phillips.
Prior to Mazin's hiring, Phillips admitted that a third Hangover "would very much be a finale and an ending," prompting many to wonder where the third movie will take place. After spending time in both Las Vegas and Bangkok, Hangover actors Jamie Chung (Lauren, Ed Helms' fiancée in The Hangover Part II) and Justin Bartha (Doug) separately suggested Amsterdam, as a possible location. While appearing on The Graham Norton Show, Bradley Cooper said production could begin next year on the sequel and offered a contrasting location for the Wolfpack to reunite. where will The Hangover Part III take place? >> Posted 12.06.11 by Ryan
The huge box office success of The Hangover Part II ($349 million worldwide and counting) made a sequel seem inevitable, a move Warner Bros. made official when the studio hired screenwriter Craig Mazin to write the third installment.
The Hangover Part II cast members Jamie Chung and Justin Bartha have both publicly stated that Amsterdam would be the perfect location for The Hangover Part III, but, while likely, that has yet to be confirmed. what did galifianakis say about Hangover 3? >> Posted 06.11.11 by Ryan
In what should be a surprise to no one, Warner Bros. wants to make a third Hangover.
After The Hangover Part II scored a record-setting opening weekend, The Wrap reports that Warners has hired screenwriter Craig Mazin to write the third installment. Mazin co-wrote The Hangover Part II with Scot Armstrong and director Todd Phillips.
Deadline reports that no deal is in place yet for Mazin to write the sequel, but since The Hangover Part II is about to pass the $200 million mark in worldwide box office, that an official announcement from the studio is inevitable. where would a third Hangover go? >> Posted 06.01.11 by Ryan
In case you haven't heard, the Rapture has been moved up. According to a California evangelical, a massive earthquake will shake the world, sending true believers to the heavens, leaving nonbelievers to watch the world destruction.*
That might sound like bad news (OK, really bad news) but the silver lining in all this is that we get to plan our final hours. So with the pending apocalypse — tonight or on Saturday, as originally scheduled — we ask, What movie would you watch on you last day?
Would it be a lighthearted movie to ease your mind? Or would you pick an apocalyptic movie to prepare you in case you survive Judgment Day?
*Just to put things into context, the same pastor who is predicting the end of the world incorrectly predicted the return of Jesus to Earth in 1994.
ETA: Since The Big Lebowski is currently ranked #1, we wanted to let all the achievers out there know that it's on ReelzChannel this weekend.
Vote for your final movie choice >> Posted 05.20.11 by reelz
Some people just can't take a joke.
In a recent interview with Total Film Magazine, The Hangover Part II co-screenwriter and director Todd Phillips discussed the monkey shown in the movie's poster and trailer and revealed the following:
I wanted the monkey to smoke so we had to train her to. Now I have PETA after me because the monkey's become addicted to cigarettes. She was just shooting Cameron Crowe's movie We Bought A Zoo. And the monkey won't stop smoking.
Several outlets took Phillips' comments and reported it literally, saying that the director was in trouble with the animal rights organization. There's only one problem: Phillips was joking. read phillips' response >> Posted 04.18.11 by Ryan
The teaser trailer for the upcoming sequel The Hangover Part II simply revealed that "the Wolfpack is back," while the full-length trailer answered the question, "what are Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis gonna do — wake up in another hotel after a night of debauchery they can't remember?"
The answer, of course, was a resounding yes — it is called The Hangover Part II after all — and if the trailer felt the same as the first Hangover, there may be good reason. In an interview with ComingSoon at the recent CinemaCon, co-writer and director Todd Phillips revealed that shooting the sequel felt a lot like the first.
Hangover 2 more "epic" than the first >> Posted 04.06.11 by Ryan
[F]or me, day one of shooting The Hangover Part II was like we never stopped shooting the other movie. Surely, Zach and I had just done Due Date together and that came out six months ago, but everyone just fell into their thing, and there wasn't the nervousness that you always have at the beginning of your movie of like, "Where is this character coming from? What am I doing?" Everybody was so informed as to what they were playing, and I was informed as to what movie I was making. The cameraman was informed. It was just sort of was, in a weird way, so easy. The difficult part was just being in Bangkok and just being disconnected from everything else. It's not a very film-friendly culture, you know? So that part was difficult and the language and all that stuff, crews, it's harder, but the movie was just such a fun time because we all just sort of knew our roles.
Today's Challenge: It was 80 years ago today that gambling was legalized in Nevada. Celebrate by linking these two Sin City movies: Casino and The Hangover.
Our first Facebook movie game, ClusterFlick, plays off that old "six degrees of separation" theory — you know, the one that has a certain Kevin at the center of the Hollywood universe. It's easy to play, but not so easy to win. The goal is to use the major cast of movies to get from Point A to Point B in the smallest number of moves.
Play ClusterFlick >> Posted 03.19.11 by reelz
A handful of images for the upcoming The Hangover 2, including the recent photo of Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis, were released earlier this week. Today, a teaser trailer for director Todd Phillips' sequel was also released, a sequel that Phillips admitted to MTV was one of many being released this summer.
Watch the trailer >> Posted 02.24.11 by Ryan
Yeah, this summer's gonna be crazy. Somebody told me yesterday that this year has more sequels than ever. And I was thinking to myself how crazy that is and then I realize I'm actually part of the problem. I've never done a sequel before, so I was really outraged until I just realized I just did one.