It’s hard to believe that it has been two years since The Hangover was released. Todd Phillips’ comedy, starring three relatively unknown actor-comedians, rushed up the box office charts to become the most highest-grossing R rated comedy of all time – beating out Beverly Hills Cop, the previous title-holder for twenty-five years.
Now, the films’ three stars have become some of Hollywood’s greatest talents and will reunite with Phillips with The Hangover Part II, being released this weekend. But before checking out their newest drunken adventure, now in Bangkok, check out some of these under-ranked films from the stars of The Hangover Part II.
This weekend Due Date, director Todd Phillips’ follow up to his massively successful hit of last year, The Hangover, will be released. The film stars two of Hollywood’s hottest commodities right now, Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis, and is likely to become one of the biggest comedy hits of the year. Downey plays a soon-to-be father rushing to get home to his pregnant wife before his child is born. In order to get home as soon as possible, he must get a ride from Galifianakis, a hopeful actor who drives Downey’s character up the wall. Due Date looks like the spiritual successor to Planes, Trains and Automobiles and with the talent involved, shouldn’t have any problems bringing the laughs. But before you run to the theatre this weekend to see Due Date, check out some of these other under-ranked films from the film’s stars.
|How would you rank it amongst the best animated movies of all time?
Flickchart Ranking: #2829
I never got a chance to see this in theaters. Does it end with a pop song and big dance scene like every other DreamWorks Animation movie? I firmly believe that’s the main reason DreamWorks (Sony and Fox’s animation studios are guilty of this too) will never make a truly great film.
|How would you rank it amongst the best movies based on comic books of all time?
Flickchart Ranking: #8515
The biggest turkey of the year. Sad, considering there’s probably a good movie to be made with the source material.
|How would you rank it amongst the best dramatic films of all time?
Flickchart Ranking: #9237
Read Ebert’s review. There’s a reason he won a Pulitzer.
|How would you rank it amongst the best movie comedies of all time?
Flickchart Ranking: #8470
Edward Norton in a dual-role as a set of wildly different twins. Or as I call it, cinematic bliss.
|How would you rank it amongst the best thrillers of all time?
Flickchart Ranking: Just Added
The original Lost Boys definitely deserves to remain in the public’s consciousness. I’m pretty sure these DTV sequels do not.
One is the most successful R-rated comedy of all time, while the other is an ornery return to form for one of cinema’s greatest living directors. Amazingly enough, both hit theaters in the same year and rank indisputably as two of 2009′s best films. Filled with breakout performances, smart scripts, and non-linear structures, they are unique entries in each of their respective genres: one, because each borrows from the other’s specialties; and two, because they are incredibly funny. This week’s Reel Rumbles is a war you won’t be able to forget no matter how many roofie-spiked Jaeger shots you put through your system. Ladies and gents, Flickchart proudly presents: The Hangover vs. Inglourious Basterds.
Being a dad, a husband, a drummer, a designer, a blogger, and otherwise persistently occupied with Flickchart means having precious little time to get away and plop myself down at a local cineplex for a few hours. I always relish the opportunities to do so when I can and the following list represents the best of what I’ve seen while sitting in those darkened rooms – eagerly anticipating the next captivating story, special effects that convince me other worlds exist, and the best performances & artistry that Hollywood has to offer.
There are many films I of course still have yet to see from throughout the year, so I’ll also do a rundown of some of the ones I missed but can’t wait to remove from my own personal “haven’t seen” list on Flickchart. Read the rest of this entry »