The Hangover: Part 3

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Director: Todd Phillips
Screenwriter: Todd Phillips, Craig Mazin
Genre: Comedy

As excited as we were for The Hangover: Part 3, we were also a little weary. Because the original was really good, but the sequel was just as disappointing. So we were nervous as we sat down for Part 3. The trailer looked genuinely funny – but were those the only funny parts? It was not as bad as we were expecting, but it wasn’t side-spliting funny either. We were almost constantly laughing but it was not because the jokes were that funny. It was because we were bombarded with joke after joke. We were disappointed that the storyline did not involve a bacholer party like the two previous movies. However, Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong) is a major player, making for some very funny scenes. We were overjoyed at this development because he is unarguably the most hilarious of all the characters. Without Chow and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) there wouldn’t be a hangover at all. The ending came to a concrete close, so there doesn’t seem to be any hangovers in the foreseeable future.

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Craigslist Joe

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Director: Joseph Garner
Producer: Zach Galifanakis
Genre: Documentary

Not your average boring documentary, Joseph Garner sets out to make a living relying on nothing but craigslist and the kindness of its users for the whole month of December. His theory is that America has not lost its sense of community because of technology and social media. He believes that community is all around us and craigslist is one outlet for it. So he sets out to prove this by making this documentary with the help of a cameraman he found on craigslist. He starts with no food, no money, and no contacts. You follow his amazing journey across the United States as he meets interesting new people and lives off the kindness of others. But don’t think of him as a moocher – he does his fair share of charity along the way. He meets people from different cultures, religions, and walks of life throughout his journey, learning from all of them. We feel moved and inspired to become better people in our own community because of this documentary. The camera work is impressive considering it’s all done by one cameraman with a handheld camera. Joe’s story even reaches the creator of craigslist and he lands an interview with him. This documentary reaffirms faith in humanity and the sense of community that we all share as human beings. It is a truly inspiring tale of kindness and charity in a time when America’s economy makes those traits seem almost non-existent.