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The Hangover II

Same shenanigans new locale
Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms
Directed by Todd Phillips

I watched “The Hangover II” (a.k.a H2) at the multiplex because I wanted to find out how the sequel would stack up next to the original and wildly successful 2009 original, and also because I wanted to be part of the event of watching the movie inside a theatre packed with movie-goers rearing to go. H2 is an event because it helped launch—together with “Kung Fu Panda 2”—this summer tentpole ... more >

Cedar Rapids

Getting all lyrical on you
Ed Helms, John C. Reilly and Anne Heche
Directed by Miguel Arteta

Corn feeder of the world! A city smelling of insurance, the cleaner of messes, where accidents are always accidents, even naked in bathrooms at the end of slackless ropes. Temptress of lusts, shaker of souls, the moral poisoner of overgrown children, City of the weak shoulders. They tell me you are wicked and I believe them, for I see your painted women, drizzling outside ... more >

REVIEW – The Hangover

 [rating=2] "The Hangover" opens from the desert around Las Vegas. A man bleeds from his lip as he speaks into his cell phone. He instructs a faraway bride to hang up her bridal gown. She’s not going to need it. They don't know where the groom has vanished. This edgy scene suggests that if you eat to the center of this comedy, you will find a secret of darkest cherry – something bleak and ... more >