UPDATE NO. 2: Barry Schwartz informed me Todd Phillips made “The Hangover.” The name meant nothing to me.
“Cribbs, it’s the guy who made ‘Old School.’ ‘Road Trip.’ He’s got a good track record. You want your blog to be big, right?”
“Not big. Regional,” I said.
“You gotta be on top of that.”
“I don’t like Todd Phillips. I don’t like those movies. But when I get bigger we’ll have graphics with these things.”
And so we will.
UPDATE: YouTube is saying this thing has prohibited embedding, but if you just click on it anyway, a second window with the video in YouTube should open.
“The Hangover” popped up on Apple Trailers last week, and I ignored it because it was called “The Hangover,” and it had three guys in an elevator, and one of them carried a baby. It looked like another stupid indie comedy. It looked like a low-budget piece of junk that some mediocre commercials or television director pawned off on the public, financed for about $250,000, featuring good actors trying their best with mediocre material.
It might still be that. But toward the end of the trailer, it’s got a pretty hilarious shot of Mike Tyson air drumming to Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” shortly before he punches the utter crap out of Zach Galifianakis. It’s also got Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms. They’re funny guys. But this movie looks like a bad pastiche of “Go” and “Wedding Crashers” and that two-part episode about Jesse Katsopolis marrying Becky in “Full House.”
Now, watch Jesse sing “Forever” to Becky. And cry. Or cringe. Either way, “Full House” is nice.
Oh, shit. I can’t stop.
YouTube is quite a service.