Tag Archives: Todd Phillips

Waiting for the Black Flags Miniseries

In the PBS clip above, former CIA analysts Nada Bakos and Cynthia Storer talk about the “the sisterhood” that helped the U.S. military find and kill Osama bin Laden in 2011. Featured in the documentary Manhunt: The Search for bin Laden (2013), which premiered at Sundance and was subsequently distributed by HBO, this is a sisterhood waiting … Continue reading Waiting for the Black Flags Miniseries

War Dogs

AN AMERICAN DREAM. 22-year-old Miami Beach massage therapist David Packouz (Miles Teller) is looking for something else when a friend from his boyhood years shows up; Efraim Diveroli (Jonah Hill) is now a successful arms dealer in need of a partner. A drama-comedy inspired by a Rolling Stone article about two twentysomethings striking it big … Continue reading War Dogs

The Hangover Part III

IT ALL ENDS. The Wolfpack are kidnapped by a mobster (John Goodman) who needs them to find their old nemesis Leslie Chow (Ken Jeong) who’s stolen millions of dollars in gold bars from him. Labeled as the last installment in this franchise, this sequel is for those who thought that number two made all the … Continue reading The Hangover Part III

The Hangover Part II

THE WOLFPACK IS BACK. It is Stu Price’s (Ed Helms) turn to get married and the gang goes to “Thighland”… where a night on the beach leads to another devastating hangover. It remains a complete mystery why these guys keep hanging out with Zach Galifianakis’s rude, accident-prone character, but there wouldn’t be a sequel without him. … Continue reading The Hangover Part II

The Hangover

SOME GUYS JUST CAN’T HANDLE VEGAS. [youtube=http://youtu.be/vhFVZsk3XEs&w=540&h=320]   Doug Billings (Justin Bartha) is about to get married and his friends take him to Las Vegas for one unforgettable night… unfortunately, they wake up the next morning and can’t remember a thing. Director Todd Phillips has specialized in comedies about grown men behaving like frat boys, but … Continue reading The Hangover

Starsky & Hutch

THEY’RE THE MAN. Two cops (Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson) who have completely opposing views on police work team up to bust a drug dealer (Vince Vaughn) who has come up with a new kind of cocaine. Another TV show makes it to the screen; this one ran from 1975-1979 and the Stiller-Wilson duo has changed … Continue reading Starsky & Hutch

Old School

ALL THE FUN OF COLLEGE, NONE OF THE EDUCATION. Mitch, Frank and Bernard (Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn) are three thirtysomethings who find adulthood too stifling; missing the parties and the girls, they start their own fraternity. This is more or less a comic variation on Fight Club (1999); it’s a good idea and … Continue reading Old School