The Hangover Part II may be identical to the original, and the writers of that 2009 smash hit, Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, certainly aren’t changing things up for the their next project. Titled 21 and Over, the comedy follows “two childhood friends who drag their straight-arrow buddy out to celebrate his 21st birthday the night before an all-important med school interview. But when one beer leads to another, the evening spirals into a wild epic misadventure of debauchery and mayhem that none of them will ever forget.”
As the headline reads, it seems like The Hangover in college. While they can’t be blamed for Craig Mazin & Scot Armstrong‘s beat-for-beat similar sequel, hitting theaters today, it is shame they don’t seem to be changing up the premise. Deadline now reports they also have their first lead. Rabbit Hole star Miles Teller has signed onto the film, to be directed by Lucas and Moore as well.
He is also in the secret Todd Phillips comedy Project X, which got pushed to 2012 and will appear in the Footloose update this fall. I thought he did a fantastic job in John Cameron Mitchell‘s criminally under-seen 2010 drama. While this premise doesn’t sound promising, it will be interesting to see if Lucas and Moore can also succeed behind a camera.
What do you think about the premise and Teller’s involvement?
When discussing the “merit” of titles joining The Criterion Collection, it seems like a no brainer to see Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor’s Safety Last! as the latest masterpiece to get a spine number. The Harold Lloyd-starring comedy remains an endlessly delightful romp, as inventive as well as relatable as it must have felt in [...]
Today marks the launch of our new recurring column, which dives into the cream of the crop when it comes to this week’s home releases, including Blu-ray and DVD, as well recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best films one can take home. Note that [...]
Note: The following piece contains spoilers for both Shadow of a Doubt and Stoker. Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt is already available on Blu-ray, as a component of the sizeable Hitchcock box-set that was released last October. This month, however, sees its individual, standalone release on the format, and the timing couldn’t be more [...]
After a recent New York screening of František Vláčil‘s Marketa Lazarová, my friend and fellow critic, Vadim Rizov, tweeted the following response: “Sheep God war men snow church blood swords ‘old crone’ justice grass wtf WTF UNCLE.” He certainly wasn’t alone in such a confused response. Lazarová — now out on Blu-ray via Criterion — is [...]
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