The Hangover Part II on Blu-ray

I suspected that I wouldn’t enjoy the return of the Wolf Pack as much as the first time. I wasn’t expecting to be this disappointed.  Todd Phillips has a troubled history with me, especially after his last film starring Robert Downey Jr., and Zack Galifianakis, Due Date. It was a slightly offensive, not very funny film that didn’t so much push the boundaries of good taste, but cross them.  It almost seemed like a rejection of... Read More

The Hangover Part II

I suspected that I wouldn’t enjoy the return of the Wolf Pack as much asthe first time. I wasn’t expecting to be this disappointed.  Todd Phillips has a troubled history with me, especially after his last film starring Robert Downey Jr., and Zack Galifianakis, Due Date. It was a slightly offensive, not very funny film that didn’t so much push the boundaries of good taste, but cross them.  It almost seemed like a rejection of the... Read More

Due Date

With The Hangover, Todd Phillips convinced me that perhaps I should give his work a chance. That is a funny movie. And believe me, I’ll be lined up to see The Hangover Part 2. It’s this credential that led me to believe Due Date may be cut from the same cloth. It turns out that it’s not. And it’s not funny at all. In Due Date, Robert Downey Jr. plays Peter, a man with a very real anger problem. He’s boarding a plane... Read More

The Hangover

I’m not one for comedies usually.  My pretensions when it comes to film has reached an all time (and uncomfortable) high right now.  But every once in a while, a comedy will come along that will bring joy to the inner most parts of my soul.  The Hangover has managed to do this.  It seems to be the perfect storm, bringing together my love of Las Vegas, my fear of commitment/relationships, and weirdly identifying with the Fat Jesus character. My... Read More