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‘The Hangover’ Film Review: Hanging over a guy flick

It's a guilty pleasure comedy. Who knew a hangover could be this fun? "The Hangover" is a guilty pleasure comedy. Who knew a hangover could be this fun? This guy flick about a bachelor party gone wrong is really nothing special; but the simplest reason for its comedic success is the fact that it achieves a rare balance between character and vulgarity. There is a sort of perverse brilliance, or maybe brilliant perversity, thrown by the characters against the gambling streets of Las Vegas. Director Todd Phillips ("Starsky and Hutch," "School for Scoundrels," and "Old School") is successful in promoting strong comic performances

‘Wedding Crashers’ Film Review: Wedding galore

The Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn tandem in “The Wedding Crashers” is pretty much your average, formulaic, and escapist comedy — keeping the humor and the light story rolling like crazy as the various characters' quirkiness get explored along the way. It may have some flaws in story and characterization, but it gives a working cheesy definition of love for the record: "Love is the soul's recognition of its counterpart on another." This flick features John Beckwith (Owen Wilson) and Jeremy Klein (Vince Vaughn), a pair of divorce mediators and part-time wedding crashers for the kicks — for the food and for

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