Memorial Day weekend is always a huge one for movies, and this weekend's new releases are all over the map. In addition to kiddie flick Kung Fu Panda 2, we've got Terrence Malik's much anticipated The Tree of Life, along with everyone's favorite Wolfpack in The Hangover Part II. Want a taste of what's in store? Check out all these sneak peek photos from this weekend's new movies.
The expectations for the sequel to The Hangover really couldn't have been higher, considering how beloved the original is. Before you see the film, I advise that you severely lower the bar for The Hangover Part II, because it is, unfortunately, a shadow of its predecessor. In the second film, Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Doug (Justin Bartha) and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) are headed to a wedding and want to have one last bachelor party hurrah before one of them gets married. Sound familiar? It should. The plot is exactly the same as the first movie.
Sure, there are some tweaks. This time, it's Stu that's getting married, and the boys are all headed to Thailand for the event. When the guys decide to have a low-key night before the wedding, they toast their beer bottles . . . and then wake up the next morning in Bangkok with absolutely no memory of the previous evening. They spend the rest of the movie piecing together the details of the night so they can locate a missing member of their group.
The Hangover Part II is a retread that's so close to the original, you wonder if the writers doubted its audience's intelligence or were just too lazy to come up with something new. Either way, the movie and its signature wolf pack still get laughs, but it's lacking the magic that made the original Hangover an instant classic. To see what else I thought, just read more
The Hangover Part II rolls into theaters this Memorial Day weekend, and audiences are already clamoring to see the follow-up to 2009's debaucherous comedy. But is the sequel worth the trip to the movies? Check out the video review for the Summer flick now.
The Hangover Part II opens in theaters today, and if your fiancé's BFF is planning a weekend to remember like you'd find in the movies, remember one thing: someone always gets lost. Don't let your boys turn out like the Wolf Pack and lose a member of your wedding party — send them on their way knowing you've outfitted them with the latest in GPS tracking technology. It's not spying if it's saving a life . . . or wedding.
- Zoombak Personal GPS Locator — Never lose your guys when they're outfitted with the Zoombak personal GPS device. Initially, these babies were made for your pups to wear so you could always find them when they escape the yard, but the lineup's been expanded to include people and things like backpacks, laptops, anything you want to know the location of. Not recommended for snooping spouses, just concerned brides-to-be.
- PocketFinder — This tiny GPS locator is waterproof and small enough to fit in your shirt pocket, and it can relay GPS coordinates to your home computer, cell phone, or land line.
- Find My Phone — If your man's got an iPhone and gets separated from the party group, tell the guys to log in to his Find My Phone feature. This handy tool locates his device via another linked laptop or iPad, and easily tells them where he (or his phone) can be found. Of course, you'll have to activate the service before the bachelor party in order for this plan to work.
Imagine getting to walk the red carpet at one of the season's biggest premieres with your best friends by your side! Our lucky PopSugar Red Carpet Experience: The Hangover Part II winner got to do just that! Meet Wendy, who got to take her female wolf pack of loyal girl friends along to get the star treatment in LA for the world premiere of the highly anticipated sequel. They were flown out and put up in style thanks to Virgin America and the SLS Hotel, given an amazing makeover at Warren-Tricomi Salon, and got red carpet ready in perfect premiere dresses from David Meister. Next, it's off to the big event and afterparty with the cast of The Hangover Part II — check out their amazing experience and The Hangover Part II, which is out now!
The Hangover Part II is out this week, and Warner Bros. has released these of one-sheets featuring the famous Wolfpack. The banners are strikingly similar to the posters that were released to promote the first movie, which doesn't come as a surprise considering the trailer for The Hangover Part II seems to be following the original formula pretty closely. Still, it's fun to compare and contrast, so check out how the guys look then and now!
The cast of The Hangover Part II got together with their director, Todd Phillips, for a screening of the comedy in NYC yesterday. Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis made the trip east following the premiere of their film in LA last week, and they kept the fun coming with an afterparty at the Top of the Standard. Something Borrowed's Colin Egglesfield was there to show his support as was a pregnant Ivanka Trump, who tweeted that the movie was "hilarious." Also on hand were Victoria's Secret models Alessandra Ambrosio and Selita Ebanks, enjoying a funny break from their recent press for the lingerie brand. The sequel comes out on Friday, just in time for Memorial Day weekend, and early The Hangover Part II reviews seem to suggest that it's worth taking a trip to the theater between your BBQs and beach games.
Bradley Cooper reunited with his wolf pack in LA last night! The actor arrived at The Hangover Part II premiere looking handsome in his brown double-breasted suit, and it was clear that the guys were glad to be back together. Watch as they goof off on the black carpet, and then find out which of Bradley's costars has a crush on him!
We're just a couple weeks away from The Hangover Part II, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2009 comedy that made Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper, and Zach Galifiankis household names. There's a lot riding on the second part of their story, and the guys sat down with Entertainment Weekly with director Todd Phillipps to talk about the perils of shooting in Thailand and why they'll always keep coming back for more Hangovers.
- Galifianakis on the script: "I remember thumbing through it, going, 'Oh God. Oh God.'"
- Cooper on filming in Bangkok: "It was the hardest shoot I’ve ever done for sure. Nothing ever even came close to it. I thought A-Team was brutal: I got injured and it was f*cking ing six months of . . . not even close! One criticism you could never make about this movie is that we just phoned it in. Even if it fails miserably, it’s not for lack of trying."
- On making the sequel out of love for each other:
BC: "There’s no other reason. If anything, why would you do it? There’s more downside than upside."
Phillips: "You can’t beat what you’ve done. You can only lose in this position. But we just love hanging out with each other."
Helms: [Laughs] "We’re going to be ramming Hangovers down America’s throat for the next three decades."
The Hangover Part II is almost here, and we're so excited to see what Phil, Stu, and Alan get up to in Thailand! To celebrate, we are giving away a once-in-a-lifetime experience where you'll get to experience LA with your own "wolf pack." You and your two best friends will receive a trip to LA, where you'll get to attend the red-carpet premiere of The Hangover Part II and the exclusive afterparty! That's not all – you and your best friends will get red-carpet ready with a full beauty makeover by the fabulous team at Warren Tricomi and get styled by David Meister in his gorgeous red-carpet looks. Best girls' weekend ever! First "like" PopSugar and Hangover on Facebook and then enter to win by taking our fun trivia quiz testing your knowledge on the original wolf pack – Stu, Phil, and Alan. Check out the official rules here. If you're not already a PopSugar member, register now for free. The sweepstakes ends May 10 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. The Hangover Part II opens in theaters nationwide on May 26!
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