Whether it’s to wile away the minutes during a particularly robust pre-game sesh, or in an attempt to osmotically induce the bacchanal-spirit during a party-lull; cinema is a natural catalyst for inciting debaucherous impulses. Hollywood is rife with films detailing, exploring, and championing decadence in all forms, yet the true gems are defined by their capacity to amplify one’s own nocturnal ambitions. By elevating one’s own desire to rage, a true masterpiece of party cinema can synergistically coax further mayhem from the embers of an otherwise nondescript evening.
Let's face it -- weddings are for parents. Receptions, with their buffet meals and tired DJs, might as well be for grandparents. The real party lies a few days before, as best men and bridesmaids try to show their besties one more wild night before they get hitched.
But as anyone who has ever thrown a stag party (or "hen party," as bachelorettes are called across the pond) knows, debauchery takes planning. No one likes being forced to make decisions late in the evening, and if you're doing it right, no one will be able to. Luckily for the faint of heart, we've assembled some tips for those who dare to go above and beyond for their soon-to-be-newlywed friends.
A true summer playlist wouldn't be complete without a few tracks from everyone's favorite California girl, pop princesss Katy Perry. "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)" from her 2010 album Teenage Dream, gets a dose of John Hughes-esque filmography in Perry's latest video. The video is more of a mini-movie that pays homage to all things 80's and 90's-- big hair, neon colors, big glasses, and Corey Feldman from award-winning movies like Stand by Me, The Goonies, and The Lost Boys.
Perry acts out the classic geek-to-chic story as she gets made over by her best friend (Rebecca Black, star of the controversial video "Friday," which now has over 160 million views on YouTube) for a party. Nerdy, brace-face Perry transforms into her alter ego Kathy Beth Terry and rages the night away throughout a series of the Hangover-ish moments.
It looks like the cast and crew of The Hangover's sequel does have some common sense! Mel Gibson’s appearance in the movie has been cancelled due to his ubiquitous unpopularity. His tiny part (as a tattoo artist) was apparently too much for the movie to handle. After releasing a statement earlier this week that Gibson would appear in the sequel, the director Todd Phillips officially retracted saying that, "[Gibson] ultimately did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew."
Thank you Todd Phillips for your wise decision to take Gibson out of the movie. The Hangover did perfectly fine without him, the Hangover 2 is sure to be all right as well.
The sequel to any movie is usually not as good as its original. If Mel Gibson plays a part in The Hangover 2, they’re not even giving this movie a shot at being a hit!
Its debut is on May 26, which will give its audience exactly seven months, one week and one day to prepare for the worst.
Let's just be thankful for the hilarious foursome of Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zack Galifianakis and Justin Bartha that will take us on an adventurous trip to Thailand this time around. The thought of unstable Mel Gibson without those actors in the sequel would just be a frightening thought.
BIG news for all you “Hangover” fans out there…Tha Hangeover 2 will soon be filmed in Thailand. Bradley Cooper and the rest of the crew will be leaving soon to shoot for the sequel to the first movie, which won the Golden Globe for Best Movie Music or Comedy. It made over $467 million! Hopefully the sequel can measure up!
With The Hangover banking over $105 million just within the first week of its premiere, it's no wonder producers are already set on making a second. (If you haven't seen the first, I don't know what you're waiting for...) The film's box office success has swept away past comedic competitors such as Knocked Up and Wedding Crashers.
Director Todd Phillips revealed that shooting on this soon-to-be-named Hangover 2 could begin as soon as next spring, and assured us that all the main characters will return. “I wouldn’t do it unless all four guys were back,” he said. Plans for this upcoming project are rumored to be finished somewhere in 2011. I personally cannot wait to see who they center this story around (I'm keeping my fingers crossed for either Alan or Stu!)