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The Hangover Part III Is a Go

It's not too surprising, seeing as The Hangover Part II became the fastest-grossing live-action comedy ever over the weekend, but the wheels have begun turning for the inevitable third Hangover movie already. Screenwriter Craig Mazin, who co-wrote Part II with Scot Armstrong and Todd Philips, is signed on to write so far, although I'm sure he won't be alone.

OK, so Philips has said that he plans to have the third movie be a big departure from the plots of the first two, which were nearly identical. Any guesses as to what will happen? Maybe Alan will get engaged to a stuffed animal and the boys head [...]

OK, Wait, Here's What He Really Meant About Jokeless Comedies

Remember last week, when the New York Times' Adam Sternbergh argued that we're in an age of "jokeless comedies" thanks to Judd Apatow and Todd Philips? Well, apparently people didn't really get what he was saying, because today he posted a defense that's as long as his original piece, complete with tons of video clips as evidence. So agree or disagree, at least one thing will be for sure: you will know what Adam Sternbergh was trying to say with that other article.

Todd Philips Is Taking a "Renegade Approach" to His John Belushi Biopic

Last month, word came out that Todd Philips, director of Old School, The Hangover and the upcoming Due Date, had started work on a biopic based on the life of John Belushi (Lars Von Trier is working on the Jim Belushi biopic, coincidentally). Philips recently talked to MTV about where he's at in the process and what his goals are with it:

"Our goal is not to do a traditional biopic approach with it that people expect, whether you’re talking about 'Walk the Line' or 'Ray.' All good movies, but our goal is not to make that typical biopic. We want to make a movie that, if [...]