I have to say, the gorilla in this ad outshines Mike Tyson’s performance of “In the Air Tonight” in The Hangover.
Zach Galifianakis goes back to school! Pre-school. I watched Zach Galifianakis: Live at the Purple Onion last weekend with my boyfriend during the late night Zach Attack on Comedy Central, and was pretty enthralled; he isn’t so much of a stand up comedian as an entertainer and a personality. There is something about his self-assuredness and dead pan look that just lures audiences in. When he burped into the microphone, the whole audience (guilty as charged), laughed with him as though he had told an awesome joke. The highlight of the special was definitely Zach pretending to be his brother during an interview; hilarious.
Zach: Miles, what’s your joke?
Miles: A chicken!
The Hangover continues to dominate the box office. The domestic total as of Jun. 14, 2009 was $104,768,489, meaning that by Sunday, they had covered their $35 million production budget about three times over. It’s $44.979 opening weekend puts it at the 13th best for an R-rated movie ever, and it is likely to soon be the highest grossing R-rated comedy. It’s no surprise that there are already talks for a Hangover sequel. It would be hard to top this foursome’s blackout, but I’d love to see them try.
Summertime always delivers lots of movies. There are the blockbusters (Transformers 2), the bombs (Land of the Lost), the romcoms (The Ugly Truth), and the surprises…enter The Hangover. Although Bradley Cooper aka The Beautiful One was annoying beyond belief, the comedic chops of Zach Galifianakis completely made up for it. The beauty of it is that the actors hail from the Great Unknown (no Owen Wilson/Seth Rogen cameos). I remember watching Cooper in “He’s Just Not That Into You,” Bartha in “National Treasure” (come to think of it, I demand a refund for the sequel), Helms as Andy Bernard in “The Office,” and Galifianakis on Comedy Central, but none of these guys have headlined major movies, making their comedy and subsequent box office domination a pleasant surprise. In addition, seeing it after a weekend of bad decisions made me feel relatively sane/responsible/ok; the foursomes fail > my fail. If you haven’t seen it, see it. If you’ve already seen it, see it again. I know I will.
On a side note…did Mr. Chow have a penis?
Stu Price: You do know counting cards is illegal, right?
Alan Garner: It’s not illegal, it’s just frowned upon. Like masturbating in an airplane.
Phil Wenneck: I’m pretty sure that’s illegal, too.
Alan Garner: Maybe since 9/11 when everyone got so damn sensitive. Thanks a lot Bin Laden!