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Zach Galifianakis Thinks Jack Nicholson's Joker Is The Best

Zach Galifianakis Jack Nicholson

The Joker, Batman’s notorious foe, is one of the most iconic villains in cinema history, but they’ll always be debate over whose portrayal is the best. Some prefer Heath Ledger’s twisted take from the Dark Knight, while others opt for Jack Nicholson's more cartoonish version.

But for Zach Galifianakis, who voiced the villain in The Lego Batman Movie, no one can beat Nicholson’s portrayal in 1989’s Batman, directed by Tim Burton. For the actor, it was Nicholson’s non sequiturs that made his performance the best Galifianakis has ever seen.

Zach GalifianakisZach Galifianakis thinks Jack Nicholson’s Joker from 1989’s Batman was the best

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Keeping Up With The Joneses Trailer

Jeff and Karen Gaffney live the suburban dream, Jeff works in HR in the city and Karen works from home as well as looking after their children. The summer finally arrives and the kids go off to summer camp but that leaves a huge gap in Karen's day to day life.

Though her work is busy, she isn't exactly stimulated and once their new neighbour move in to the house across the street, Karen can't help but envy the love the newlyweds appear to share.

Tim and Natalie Jones are the latest additions to the neighbourhood and they're about to add a new touch of glamour to the family friendly street. They're beautiful, sophisticated and educated and Karen is intrigued by them and decides to investigate further. She follows her new neighbour and finally convinces Jeff that there's more to the Joneses that they're letting on. Karen and Jeff break into their house and uncover some missile blueprints, a whole room full of spy gear and personal information on all the people in the street.

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Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s ‘Birdman’ Could Have Oscars Shout [Trailer + Pictures]

Michael Keaton Edward Norton Emma Stone Naomi Watts Zach Galifianakis

We always had a feeling that Birdman was going to be good. It has a lot going for it. Babel’s Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is behind the camera for a start – and the cast is probably one of the most impressive and intriguing line-ups in recent years: Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Zach Galfianakis, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts.

Michael Keaton BirdmanMichael Keaton in 'Birdman'

Oh, and then there’s the plot. Birdman tells the story of a washed-up actor (Birdman) who once played an iconic superhero (Yeah, we know) and must overcome his own ego and family troubles as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory.

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Are You Here Trailer

Steve Dallas may have a high-flying career as a TV weather man, but it hasn't affected his feelings for his distinctly less successful best buddy Ben Baker. The pair have been joined at the hip since their childhood, despite their vast personal differences, so when Ben attempts to barge into the studio to speak to Steve, the latter is by his side immediately. Ben's father has passed away and thus needs someone around who understands him and who can pull him through one of the toughest times of his life. Things get complicated though when Mr Baker Sr.'s last will and testament requests Ben be the receiver of his house, business and estate. Unfortunately, though, Ben is less than up to the task of taking on the family business and so Steve helps him find a way to get him back on his feet emotionally.

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Muppets Most Wanted Review


Where the 2011 reboot felt effortless in the way it recaptured that warmly anarchic Muppets humour, this sequel feels like it's working every step of the way. Yes, it's riotously silly and occasionally hilarious, but there are large chunks of the movie that just aren't funny at all, mainly because there's so much emphasis on the tangled web of a plot that the characters get lost in the shuffle.

It starts just as the last movie ended: the Muppets decide to do a sequel based on an idea from interloper Dominic (Ricky Gervais) to take their show on a world tour. But Dominic is actually in league with super-villain frog Constantine (Matt Vogel), who has just escaped from a gulag. So when the Muppet Show lands in Berlin, he orchestrates a swap: Constantine takes Kermit's place in the show, while Kermit (Steve Whitmire) is sent to Siberia under the watchful eye of guard Nadya (Tina Fey). Meanwhile, Interpol agent Jean-Pierre (Burrell) and CIA operative Sam Eagle (Eric Jacobson) are investigating a series of robberies mysteriously linked to Muppet performances in Berlin, Madrid and Dublin.

All of this builds to a head in London, where Constantine is staging an elaborate wedding to Miss Piggy (Jacobson) to distract from his real plan to steal the Crown Jewels. But this plot-strand feels predictable and limp compared to much more interesting character interaction. For example, scenes between Kermit and Fey are a lot more fun as they plan a musical revue with the inmates (and get Trejo and Liotta sing and dance!). And the escalating banter between Sam Eagle and Burrell is hilarious even as it indulges in cheap Euro-jokes.

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Author Ned Vizzini's Tragic Suicide Puts Depression And Mental Health Under The Spotlight

Emma Roberts Zach Galifianakis

“Be More Chill” and “The Other Normals,”Author of “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” Ned Vizzini, committed suicide this Thursday. After The Associated Press originally reported that the 32-year-old writer had died after jumping off the roof of his parents’ Brooklyn home, the focus has fallen on Vizzini’s depression and problems of mental disorders in general.

Vizzini, who reached worldwide fame with his 2006 young adult novel, later turned into a motion picture, had been struggling with depression for most of his life. In fact, the writer penned “It’s Kind of a Funny Story,” based on his time in a Brooklyn psychiatric ward as a teen. It was later made into a film starring Zach Galifianakis and Emma Roberts.

Zack Galifianakis, The Hangover III Premiere
Vizzini's bestselling novel was made into a young adult film starring Zack Galifianakis.

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Justin Bieber Belt-Whipped In Zach Galifianakis' Toe-Curling Interview [Video]

Zach Galifianakis Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber guested on actor Zach Galifianakis' show Between Two Ferns for an interview that no one will ever forget. Sitting between two giant potted ferns, the bearded, slighty awkward-looking host introduced the 20 year-old popstar as "Justin Bieber" but the caption read "Justin Beevers."

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Was Justin Prepared For His Galifianakis Roasting?

"It's really exciting to talk to you, especially when you're right in the middle of your public meltdown," said a deadpan Galifianakis. Bieber, glancing around off camera, looked like a kicked puppy as all that was heard was the studio fans whirring. After a period of awkward silence had gone, Bieber mumbled "you gonna say anything?" Wiping sweat from his brow, Zach said "I've never interviewed a 7 year-old before."

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The Hangover Part III Review


For the final instalment of the trilogy, filmmaker Todd Phillips takes a sharp left turn, abandoning the formula of the first two movies to send the Wolf Pack on a road thriller that isn't remotely funny. A few wacky moments are provided by the actors, but there isn't one punchline in the entire film. And it doesn't really work as a thriller either, since there's no real suspense.

Once again it starts in Los Angeles, where everyone has recovered from their antics in Bangkok. But Phil, Stu and Doug (Cooper, Helms and Bartha) are worried that Alan (Galifianakis) is refusing to grow up, so they hold an intervention and set out to drive him to a desert retreat. On the way, they're waylaid by mobster Marshall (Goodman), who holds Doug hostage to force the the Wolf Pack to find renegade nutcase Chow (Jeong), who has stolen Marshall's stash of gold bars. They track Chow to Mexico, but things quickly get even messier as Chow slips through their fingers. And to catch him, they'll have to return to the scene of their original adventure: Las Vegas.

There isn't much to the screenplay, which is a series of action scenes and caper-style set-pieces strung together with rapid-fire dialog and general vulgarity. But while the film is expertly shot and edited, with a solid cast and terrific settings, there simply isn't any actual humour. No one gets drunk, so there's no hangover this time. And the only amusing moments are offhanded character bits that are utterly irrelevant to the nonsensical chaos of the plot. Which kind of makes us wonder why we ever found these losers so hilarious to begin with.

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Forget 'The Hangover', Zach Galifianakis Top 5 (Other) Roles

Zach Galifianakis Tim Heidecker Eric Wareheim Ted Danson Steve Carell Paul Rudd Robert Downey Jr Will Ferrell

Zach Galifianakis may well be back for another stab at The Hangover franchise, with the rest of the goofy gang who constantly managed to find ways to get more boozed up than anyone thought possibly imaginable, but he's got plenty more to his canon than that too, you know? The actor has been in the game since the 90's, and already had ammassed a large selection credits before the first Hangover film came about in 2009. 'Sure, anyone can tot up how many small speaking roles he's had listed on IMDB' I hear you cry; well, let us show you that there is a little more to Zach Galifianakis than roles where he simply has to drink hard and be a little bit weird. 

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Zach Galifianakis is back in The Hangover ... but else has he been in?

1. Tim And Eric Awesome Show 

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Hangover III Trailer Hits The Web: The Wolfpack Return For One Last Outing

Bradley Cooper Zach Galifianakis

So the full-length trailer for the Hangover III has hit the web and other than giving away pretty much the entire plot, it does give some indication that Todd Phillips and the Wolfpack may be able to pull off another raucous comedy outing yet again. As has been the case with all three films really, Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Chow (Ken Jeong) are the real stars of the show, and if the trailer is anything to go by then the Hangover III will contain all the Alan and Chow than any audience can handle.

Fellow Wolfpack regulars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Justin Bartha are also back, as are Heather Graham and Melissa McCarthy, with John Goodman even making an appearance as the man who sets the pack on their latest adventure. The trailer reveals that, after the death of his dad (and therefore Doug's step-dad) Alan is admitted into a rehabilitation centre to help curb his wild lifestyle. On the way there though the boys are driven off the road by Goodman and his henchmen who demand that they find Chow and bring him to them. Apparently Chow is responsibly for stealing a huge amount of cash from Goodman's character and is now on the run.

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The Hangover III Trailer

Alan Garner is going through real emotional trauma when his beloved father passes away. Following the funeral, his friends Stu, Phil and Doug decide to take him back to Las Vegas to recuperate with the hope that previous experience and lack of upcoming weddings will prevent them from getting into any major trouble again with gangs or escaped wild animals. However, that hope is soon shattered when they are jumped by a brutal gang who demand to know where they can find their flamboyant gangster friend Leslie Chow who has allegedly stole $21 million dollars. As expected, the Wolfpack end up in enormous, but hilarious, trouble yet again which leads them to question their friendship ties and vacation choices. Will the foursome survive Sin City this time round? And will Alan find the peace he's looking for?

The Wolfpack returns in the last instalment of this side-splitting trilogy. Academy Award nominated director Todd Phillips ('Road Trip', 'Due Date') returns once more with the co-writer from 'Part II', Craig Mazin ('Identity Thief', 'Superhero Movie', 'Scary Movie 4'). It looks to be a spectacular end to the film series as the foursome's previous alcohol-fuelled vacations come back to haunt them. It is scheduled for release in UK cinemas on May 24th 2013.

The Hangover 3 Trailer: Wolf Pack Returns To Las Vegas One Last Time! (Video)

Zach Galifianakis Bradley Cooper Ed Helms Heather Graham Todd Phillips

After months of waiting, the first official trailer for Todd Phillips' 'The Hangover: Part III' is finally here - and guess what? The boys are heading back to Las Vegas. The promo promises that "it all ends here," which is probably just as well given the dismal critical reception of the sequel.

Phil, Stu and Alan - aka Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis - are all back for one last drunken adventure. The trailer begins with the sounds of Franz Schubert's 'Ave Maria' - though it's not some Italian tenor singing the words, it's Alan pouring his heart out at a funeral! "My god - he has the voice of an angel," Phil observes, "It's breath-taking!" says Stu.

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The Hangover Part III - Teaser Trailer

Stu, Phil, Alan and Doug return to Las Vegas in the hilarious third instalment of 'The Hangover' movie series. Nobody's getting married this time, but if you think the absence of a bachelor party will calm this lot down, you are so wrong. Following the events of 'The Hangover' which saw them get attacked by gangsters, mauled by a tiger, tasered by cops and inadvertently married, and of course the events of 'The Hangover Part II' which took them to Thailand where they got tattooed, shot by Russian mobsters and had sex with transgender hookers, the conclusion to this trilogy doesn't look to fare much better as these wild boys set out for one last mayhem-fuelled weekend in Sin City.

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The Gang Returns To Las Vegas In The Hangover 3 Trailer

Zach Galifianakis Bradley Cooper Ed Helms

The Hangover franchise has been enormously successful fiscally and critically. It's crude and fairly disgusting at times with a few nice twists to keep audiences entertained, plus it's launched the career of Bradley Cooper to the upper echelons of actorly stardom in his Oscar nominated movie Silver Lingings Playbook. The trailer for the third and final movie in the series has just been released. Despite the fear that the gang's returning to Las Vegas would feel like a rehash of the original, by the looks of the trailer like we're in for a brand new ride.

The first surprise is Alan's uncharacteristically beautiful voice (yes, just like Tom Hooper's epic Les Mis, Zach Galifinakis sang that live too. We hope.) singing Ave Maria at someone's funeral. The second surprise is that this story returns to Las Vegas. The Hangover II's Bangkok setting could have been the beginning of an enormous franchise that toured the world's best cities and the potentially insane adventures in each one. But the writers and producers have played smart by taking it back to the scene of the crime. 

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The Campaign Review

Very Good

Will Ferrell's funniest movie in years, this is a silly comedy with a terrible sentimental streak, but the political satire running through it is dead on. In fact, the film's opening act is razor-sharp as it lampoons election campaigning with knowing jabs at corporate sponsorship, incumbent laziness and the difficulty of being an honest candidate. So it's disappointing when the film becomes soppy and stupid.

Ferrell creates a memorable comical character in Cam Brady, a five-term North Carolina congressman up for re-election. He's sure he will coast his way back into office, and is only mildly worried when naive local goofball Marty Huggins (Galifianakis) runs against him. Marty certainly isn't ready for the slick attacks orchestrated by Cam's campaign manager (Sudeikis). But two wealthy brothers (the underused Lithgow and Aykroyd) are bankrolling Marty's campaign in the hopes of turning the district into a Chinese sweatshop, so they hire a ruthless press officer (McDermott) to whip Marty into shape. And the game is on.

Even though the characters are cartoonish, what they do is eerily authentic. Cam is a smooth operator with strong hair and a womanising streak. He also believes he can do whatever he wants as long as he mentions "America, Jesus and freedom" in every speech. By contrast, Marty is camp and silly, with a plump wife (Baker) and kids, plus a pair of pet pugs that Cam instantly labels as "Communist Chinese dogs!" Their clashes are a riot of parody and slapstick, some of which is sharply pointed (neither says anything substantial) and some is just ridiculous (including a hilarious cameo from Uggy, the dog from The Artist).

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The Campaign Trailer

Prior to the unopposed congressman Cam Brady's fifth term election, two affluent CEOs decide enough is enough after Brady commits a major public faux pas. They bring in a second candidate to rival Brady and allow them to gain control over North Carolina. Their candidate, Marty Huggins, though less charismatic than Brady but equally as much of an intellectual vacuum, is the na<ve local Tourism Center director who, with the help of his new supporters and a ruthless campaign manager, quickly becomes a genuine competitor incurring many more of Brady's public indiscretions.

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Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie Trailer

Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim are given one billion dollars to make a movie by the Schlaaang Corporation. Instead, the pair spend nearly all of the money and use what little they have remaining to make a three minute movie, which turns out to be a disappointment.

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The Muppets Review

Using their long absence from the screen as a premise, this film astutely taps into the nostalgia former fans still feel for these anarchic, loveable characters while winning over new followers. And even though it's very silly, it's still hugely enjoyable.

In Smalltown America, Walter (Linz) has always felt different from his brother Gary (Segel). He has longed to meet the Muppets, his childhood heroes, and gets the chance when Gary and his girlfriend Mary (Adams) take him on a trip Los Angeles. But the Muppet Theatre is in ruin, and an evil tycoon (Cooper) is planning to tear it down and drill for oil. After meeting Kermit (Whitmire), Walter, Mary and Gary hatch a plan to save the theatre. But most of the Muppets have moved on with their lives.

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Puss In Boots Review

Very Good
This Shrek spin-off continues the theme of mashing up fairy tales with movie genres, and while there's a slightly stale odour lingering through this prequel, it's also witty enough to keep us laughing.

Puss (Banderas) is a notorious outlaw looking for a way to clear his name and repay an old debt when he hears that redneck thugs Jack and Jill (Thornton and Sedaris) have some magic beans that can be used to find a golden-egg-laying goose. Then he discovers that sexy thief Kitty Softpaws (Hayek) is also after them. And worse yet, she's working with Humpty Dumpty (Galifianakis), Puss' childhood cohort who once betrayed him. When Humpty convinces Puss that he's now a good egg, the trio makes an elaborate plan to get the beans together.

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Zach Galifianakis Saturday 30th April 2011 Zach Galifianakis went shopping in Arlington's Clarendon district and stopped by the Clarendon Grill for lunch Arlington, Virginia

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Zach Galifianakis - Thursday 28th October 2010 at Grauman's Chinese Theatre Hollywood, California

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Youth In Revolt Review

Maybe this would work if you saw it before any other Michael Cera movies. Or any other quirky, over-written rom-coms. But after all that have gone before, this feels strangely awkward and unconvincing. And rather insufferably smug.

Nick Twisp (Cera) is a 16-year-old who feels out of sync with the world. He has a summer job in a caravan park, where he instantly falls in love with Sheeni (Doubleday), the fiercely protected daughter of religious nutcases (Walsh and Place). Sheeni is like a female version of him, only sexy and smarter, and he creates an imaginary alter ego named Francois Dillinger to give him the confidence to seduce her. But of course things go wrong from the start.

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A Wrinkle in Time Trailer

A Wrinkle in Time Trailer

Time is an extraordinarily complicated thing which does not always behave in the way you...

The Lego Batman Movie Movie Review

The Lego Batman Movie Movie Review

A spin-off from 2014's awesome The Lego Movie, this raucously paced action-comedy is proof that...

Keeping Up With The Joneses Trailer

Keeping Up With The Joneses Trailer

Jeff and Karen Gaffney live the suburban dream, Jeff works in HR in the city...

The Lego Batman Movie Trailer

The Lego Batman Movie Trailer

Everyone knows how committed Batman is to his cause, he spends his days in the...

The Lego Batman Movie - Teaser Trailer

The Lego Batman Movie - Teaser Trailer

As ever, Batman is busy protecting his beloved Gotham city and The Joker is up...

Masterminds Trailer

Masterminds Trailer

David is a night guard for a company that sells armoured vehicles (known as Loomis...

Birdman Movie Review

Birdman Movie Review

Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu continues to reject traditional narrative structures with this whizzy, ambitious...

Birdman - Exclusive Featurette Trailer

Birdman - Exclusive Featurette Trailer

The cast and crew of 'Birdman' discuss the visionary filming techniques behind the movie in...

Birdman Trailer

Birdman Trailer

Riggan Thomas (Michael Keeton) is faced with a serious problem. In an attempt to make...

Birdman Trailer

Birdman Trailer

20 years ago, Riggan Thomas (Michael Keaton) played the iconic Birdman - a comic book...