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DIRECTOR PHILLIPS BLASTS WARNERS OVER “UNRATED” HANGOVER

March 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Director Todd Phillips has accused Warner Bros. of disregarding its creative rights agreement with the Directors Guild of America when it added seven minutes to the DVD of The Hangover without his consent. “That’s something I have to take up with the DGA,” Phillips told Movieline writer Elvis Mitchell Friday during an onstage interview at […]

MEGAMIND: BAD BOYS FINISH FIRST

November 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Final box-office results for the past weekend were down a bit from Sunday’s estimates. Nevertheless, total ticket sales were up nearly 30 percent from the comparable weekend a year ago. Paramount/DreamWorks Animation’s Megamind topped the list with $46.02 million, well above the $30.05 million that Disney’s A Christmas Carol pulled in as it debuted at […]

SOMETHING FOR EVERY TASTE AT MEGAPLEX THIS WEEKEND

November 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Just about every movie genre will be represented at the megaplex this weekend. You want a family film? There’s the animated Megamind, the latest 3D offering from DreamWorks Animation and Paramount. You want a raunchy male-oriented comedy? There’s Warner Bros.’ R-rated Due Date, directed by Todd Phillips and starring Zach Galifianakis and Robert Downey Jr. […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: DUE DATE

November 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Virtually every critic is comparing Due Date with director Todd Phillips’s last movie, The Hangover. This one is funny, most of them conclude; it’s just not as funny. “The movie probably contains enough laughs to satisfy the weekend audience,” Roger Ebert writes unenthusiastically in the Chicago Sun-Times. “Shockingly, it’s funny. Often in shocking or at […]

MIKE TYSON RETURNING FOR HANGOVER SEQUEL

October 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A backlash to the backlash over director Todd Phillips’s decision to remove Mel Gibson from the cast of The Hangover 2 hit celebrity gossip sites in the Internet Wednesday with many readers posting messages accusing Phillips and the costars of the movie of adopting double standards. Why, they ask, is it acceptable to cast Mike […]

PHILLIPS: WHY I FIRED MEL GIBSON

October 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Director Todd Phillips insisted on Monday that while he regards Mel Gibson as “one of our finest actors and, quite honestly, one of our finest directors,” he felt it was necessary to remove him from The Hangover 2 to keep peace among the film’s actors and crew. As reported by today’s (Wednesday) New York Post, […]

GIBSON EXPERIENCES ANOTHER HANGOVER (OR DOESN’T)

October 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATE: Mel Gibson’s cameo in The Hangover: Part II has been handed to Liam Neeson, Daily Variety reported on its website late today (Friday). It quoted the actor as saying that the offer to take the role came from his A-Team co-star Bradley Cooper, who co-stars in the film. Neeson said that all that he […]