TOP 5: Xbox One Reveal, MAN OF STEEL Final Trailer, THE HANGOVER PART III Interviews, THE WORLD’S END, BEFORE MIDNIGHT Interviews

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Whether you’re a gamer or not, if you have the slightest interest in pop culture happenings then you probably know that Microsoft announced its next-gen console, the Xbox One, earlier this week. As someone who has already decided to throw all of my console eggs into Microsoft’s basket, I was a little disappointed that my two primary questions: 1) “When can I get it?” and 2) “For how much?” weren’t answered. Nevertheless, the Interwebs are also filled with grumblings from undecided consumers who thought Microsoft’s big reveal focused too much on the other entertainment features of the One as opposed to the gaming experience (see this amusingly edited video of the announcement as an example of their frustration). Don’t get me wrong, I couldn’t care less about using my Xbox to check fantasy football stats and/or being able to power the console on with my voice as opposed to the physically intensive act of pushing a button on my controller. That said, I would offer that those ready to commit to Sony’s PS4 at least give Microsoft a few weeks to roll out more details of the One’s games at E3. If we come out of that still talking about our ability to seamlessly switch between The Price is Right and a Skype call then we may have something to complain about.

If the above paragraph whetted your appetite for more console talk from a novice gamer then you’re in luck. This week’s Top 5 includes more on Microsoft’s Xbox One reveal, the final trailer for Man of Steel, The Hangover Part III interviews with Bradley Cooper and more, the U.S trailer and a couple of new posters for Edgar Wright‘s The World’s End, and Before Midnight interviews with Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, and Julie Delpy. A brief recap and link to each of the above awaits after the jump.

Director Todd Phillips Talks THE HANGOVER PART III, the Evolution of the Series, Deleted Scenes, and More; Reveals Plans for Ultimate HANGOVER Box Set

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With director Todd Phillips’ comedy sequel The Hangover Part III opening this week, I recently sat down with him for an extended interview.  In the final installment to the popular franchise, we find Stu (Helms), Phil (Cooper), and Doug (Justin Bartha) en route to taking Alan (Galifianakis) to a psychiatric hospital when the gang is side-trekked by a mysterious man (John Goodman) who kidnaps Doug and forces the wolf pack to track down Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong), who stole $21 million from Goodman’s character.  As you might expect, chaos ensues.  For more on the film, watch the red band trailer or check out over forty images.

During the interview, Phillips and screenwriter Craig Mazin talked about his first cut versus the theatrical release, deleted scenes, what can fans expect on the Blu-ray, what it’s like working for Warner Bros. and the creative freedom he’s allowed, the writing process, how the story changed, film versus digital, thoughts on doing a 3D comedy, and more.  In addition, Phillips reveals they’re talking about doing the ultimate Hangover box set which would include new interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and more.  Hit the jump for what they had to say.

Ken Jeong Talks THE HANGOVER PART III, COMMUNITY’s Renewal, Dark and Subversive Humor, Stereotypes, Working with Todd Phillips, and More

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With director Todd Phillips’ comedy sequel The Hangover Part III opening this week, I recently participated in a roundtable interview with Ken Jeong.  In the final installment to the popular franchise, we find Stu (Ed Helms), Phil (Bradley Cooper), and Doug (Justin Bartha) en route to taking Alan (Zach Galifianakis) to a psychiatric hospital when the gang is side-trekked by a mysterious man (John Goodman) who kidnaps Doug and forces the wolf pack to track down Mr. Chow (Jeong), who stole $21 million from Goodman’s character.  As you might expect, chaos ensues.  For more on the film, watch the red band trailer or check out over forty images.

During the interview, Jeong talked about Chow’s emotional journey, how the films have been getting darker, doing nude scenes, Chow’s accent, what fans always want to quote back to him, filming in Las Vegas, preparing for his big stunt in Part 3, and a lot more.  In addition, he talked about Community‘s renewal, whether Dan Harmon might return, and how he’d prepared a few tweets in case the show had been cancelled.  Hit the jump for what he had to say.

New THE HANGOVER PART III TV Spot and Poster Featuring John Goodman, Heather Graham and a Giraffe

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The Wolfpack is headed back to Vegas in Todd Phillips’ conclusion of The Hangover trilogy, The Hangover Part III.  This new TV spot hints at just some of the trouble the guys get up to in Sin City while featuring looks at returning co-star Heather Graham and the new  big baddy played by John Goodman.  There’s also a new poster which features one of Alan’s animal sidekicks.

Starring Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Ken Jeong and Justin Bartha, The Hangover Part III opens May 24th.  If you missed any coverage from our set visit, you can get caught up on interviews with Cooper, Helms, Jeong, Galifianakis, Phillips and screenwriter Craig Mazin here.  Hit the jump to watch the new TV spot and see the new poster.

45 Things to Know About THE HANGOVER PART III from Our Set Visit

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Just before Thanksgiving of last year, I took a little trip to Tijuana. Then things got a little fuzzy. I came to in a flophouse in the middle of nowhere and found myself with a front row seat to an out-of-control cock fight.  Blanket-draped chicken crates were stacked all around the seedy hotel room, which was quiet until Alan crashed into them … then all Hell broke loose.  Roosters took flight in the confined space and attacked anything they could get their talons on.  Unfortunately, that happened to be Phil and Stu’s faces.  Then, to make matters worse, Mr. Chow busted in and started firing a gun at the flying menaces, narrowly missing his friends.  After his clip ran out, director Todd Phillips yelled, “Cut! Reset!” and the cast and crew broke into laughter.

Rather than take to the dangerous streets of Tijuana itself (where someone might kidnap poor Oscar-nominated actor Bradley Cooper), this particular scene of The Hangover Part III was staged on a Warner Bros. studio set.  The safety of the location certainly didn’t negatively impact the crazy performances of Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Ken Jeong at all.  Roosters and bullets were definitely flying, though not all of them were real.  The excitement on set from everyone involved in the trilogy’s concluding chapter was, however, quite genuine.  The Hangover Part III opens on May 24th; you can watch the most recent trailer here.  I’ll have set visit interviews with the cast, writer and director coming up, but hit the jump for 45 things to know about the upcoming film.

Bradley Cooper Talks THE HANGOVER PART III, Character Relationships, Concluding the Trilogy, Going Back to Vegas, Oscar Buzz & More from Our Set Visit

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Before he earned himself an Oscar nomination, Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook) got attacked by a chicken in a Tijuana flophouse.  Luckily, the chicken wasn’t real and neither was the seedy motel; they were part of the set for Warner Bros.’ film, The Hangover Part III.  Cooper was kind enough to join our group of visiting journalists for a roundtable interview in which he talked about the evolving relationships between members of the Wolfpack, filming the final installment in The Hangover trilogy, going back to Vegas, his experience with Oscar buzz and being People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man of the Year.”

The film also stars Ed HelmsZach Galifianakis, Justin BarthaKen JeongHeather GrahamMike Epps and Jeffrey Tambor.  The Hangover Part III opens on May 24th and, if you haven’t seen it, you can check out the recently-released trailer here.  Hit the jump for our full interview with Cooper.

Zach Galifianakis Talks THE HANGOVER PART III, Wolfpack Character Relationships, Alan’s Character Arc, Revisiting Alan’s Family & More from Our Set Visit

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When first we met Zach Galifianakis on the set of Warner Bros.’ The Hangover Part III, he was crashing into a stack of crates and sending cockfighting roosters into a tizzy.   After he cleaned himself up, Galifianakis treated us to a roundtable interview in which he talked about his character Alan’s central arc in the film, revisiting Alan’s family, the ever-changing relationships within the Wolfpack, Alan’s sense of fashion and his penchant for animal sidekicks.

The film stars Bradley CooperEd HelmsJustin BarthaKen JeongHeather GrahamMike Epps and Jeffrey Tambor.  The Hangover Part III opens on May 24th and, if you haven’t seen it, you can check out the recently-released trailer here.  Hit the jump for our full interview with Galifianakis.

Director Todd Phillips Talks THE HANGOVER PART III, How It’s Alan’s Story, Keeping a Dark But Realistic Tone, Shooting on Location & More from Our Set Visit

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Around Thanksgiving of last year, a group of journalists was invited to the set of Warner Bros.’ The Hangover Part III, writer/director Todd Phillips’ conclusion to The Hangover trilogy.  During our roundtable interviews, Phillips talked about the darker but more realistic tone of the final chapter and how it focuses on Alan (Zach Galifianakis).  There are still plenty of laughs to be found, but Phillips stressed that Part III is more about the resolution of these characters and their emotional baggage rather than the hook of a forgotten night of partying.

The film stars Bradley CooperEd HelmsJustin BarthaKen JeongHeather GrahamJohn GoodmanMike Epps and Jeffrey Tambor.  The Hangover Part III opens on May 24th and, if you haven’t seen it, you can check out the recently-released trailer here.  Hit the jump for the full interview with Phillips.

Ed Helms Talks THE HANGOVER PART III, Character Relationships, Location Shoots, Returning Characters, Concluding the Trilogy & More from Our Set Visit

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Just before Thanksgiving of last year, I watched Ed Helms get attacked by four chickens in a Tijuana flophouse.  He was fine and so were the chickens since it was part of our set visit to Warner Bros.’ The Hangover Part III.  Helms, who is reprising his role of Stu the newly-married dentist in the concluding chapter of The Hangover trilogy, kindly sat down with a group of visiting journalists for a roundtable interview. He talked at length about the evolving character relationships within the Wolfpack, traveling to exotic locales, working with returning characters and the ever-expanding cast of animal stars featured in their movies.

The film also stars Bradley CooperZach Galifianakis, Justin BarthaKen JeongHeather GrahamMike Epps and Jeffrey Tambor.  The Hangover Part III opens on May 24th and, if you haven’t seen it, you can check out the recently-released trailer here.  Hit the jump for our full interview with Helms.

Ken Jeong Talks THE HANGOVER PART III, His Evolving Career, Chow’s Relationship with the Wolfpack, Doing Stunts & More from Our Set Visit

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When a group of journalists visited the set of The Hangover Part III late last year, we half expected Ken Jeong to leap naked out of the trunk of a car or hurl himself out of an ice machine.  No such luck; he only leapt on the bed of a Tijuana hotel and started shooting (blanks) at (animatronic) roosters.  After he had his fun, Jeong participated in a roundtable interview in which he talked about his skyrocketing career, his character’s relationship to the Wolfpack, doing more action and stunts in this film and wrapping up the concluding chapter of The Hangover trilogy.

The film stars Bradley CooperEd HelmsZach Galifianakis, Justin BarthaHeather GrahamMike Epps and Jeffrey Tambor.  The Hangover Part III opens on May 24th and, if you haven’t seen it, you can check out the recently-released trailer here.  Hit the jump for our full interview with Jeong

Writer Craig Mazin Talks THE HANGOVER PART III, Concluding the Trilogy, Where the Film Takes Place, Returning Characters & More from Our Set Visit

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Just before Thanksgiving of 2012, a group of journalists were invited to the set of Warner Bros.’ The Hangover Part III, where screenwriter Craig Mazin (The Hangover Part II) participated in a roundtable interview.  Mazin talked about the plan – and the difficulty – of drafting a concluding film for The Hangover trilogy, just how many places the story will take the Wolfpack, familiar faces who will reprise their roles and new characters – like John Goodman as a “very dangerous man” – who will take us by surprise.

The film stars Bradley CooperEd Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin BarthaKen JeongHeather GrahamMike Epps and Jeffrey Tambor.  The Hangover Part III opens on May 24th and, if you haven’t seen it, you can check out the recently-released trailer here.  Hit the jump for our full interview with Mazin. 

First TV Spot for THE HANGOVER PART III Takes the Wolfpack to the Worst Place on Earth

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The first TV spot for Todd Phillips’ The Hangover Part III is now available.  The short teaser shows glimpses of where the Wolfpack is headed for the concluding chapter in their trilogy and it ain’t all in Vegas.  Instead of a bachelor party blowout or a wedding to attend at the last second, the guys appear to start off at a funeral before participating in a prison riot, running for their lives in the desert and buying a giraffe.  Classic.

Starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Justin Bartha, Heather Graham, Jeffrey Tambor and John Goodman, The Hangover Part III opens May 24th.  Hit the jump to watch the TV spot.

TOP 5: IRON MAN 3, OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL Interviews, First Trailer for THE HANGOVER PART III, Giant-Sized JUSTICE LEAGUE Rumor, AFTER EARTH

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collider-top-5-sliceI realize that it’s a little too March to be discussing my favorite holiday gifts, but I only recently had the opportunity to dive into one of mine and, as a result, I feel the need to share it’s greatness with our readers. The ESPN 30 for 30 Collector’s Set Blu-ray is an outstanding collection of sports documentaries that is rife with social commentary and almost sure to have something for sports and/or documentary fans alike. Before I get accused of paid programming, I’ll disclaim that all thirty of its films aren’t home runs (that’s right, a sports pun). Moreover, I’m fairly sure that all of the series’ entries are available to watch instantly on Netflix right now making the physical collection redundant for some. Regardless of how you partake, I encourage you to sift through the series, find a topic that interests you, and give it a shot.

All recommendations aside, this week’s Top 5 features a healthy portion of Iron Man 3 coverage (including the new trailer), Oz the Great and Powerful interviews with Sam Raimi, James Franco, Mila Kunis, and more, the first trailer for The Hangover Part III, a sizable Justice League movie rumor, and the new trailer and poster for Will Smith and Jaden Smith‘s After Earth. As you may be expecting, a brief recap and link for each of the above waits after the jump.

Set Photo Roundup: THE HANGOVER PART III, Jude Law in DOM HEMINGWAY, and Daniel Radcliffe in HORNS

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We’ve got a few interesting set photos to share this afternoon.  Briefly:

  • The Hangover Part III – We previously knew that director Todd Phillips’ trilogy closer would at least be spending some time in Las Vegas, and this image shows Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms filming scenes inside Caesar’s Palace.
  • Dom Hemingway – Star Jude Law is looking plenty intimidating as the lead opposite Madalina Ghenea in this crime comedy about a safe-cracker who gets out of prisoner and sets out to obtain what he’s owed.
  • HornsDaniel Radcliffe stars as a young man who wakes up to find himself accused of the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend and sprouting horns on his head.  Harry Potter looks sufficiently troublesome in these set photos as fights back against a couple of cops.

Hit the jump to check out the set photos. [Update: We've removed the unofficial images.]

Richard Dreyfuss in Jason Priestly’s Directorial Debut, Aaron Paul Joins LONG WAY DOWN and Maria Howell Cast in THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

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Check out our latest casting round-up featuring old veterans, up-and-comers and fresh faces.  Here’s the news in brief:

Hit the jump for details on each project.

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