What I Think of "The Hangover Part III" and Other Memorial Day Weekend Releases Such as "Fast and Furious 6" and "Epic" 

Okay, first, let's talk about "Fast and Furious 6." As I was getting ready to hate this franchise (it will not die!), the latest installment is well, still fast and furious and funny with a twist at the end that sets up the next installment. Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Michele Rodriguez return to their roles, and seriously, I love how this franchise does not take itself too seriously. But if I see "Fast and Furious 30" in the future, I'll run myself over! (:3k)

And then we have "Epic." This 3D CG animated adventure is not quite epic, a bit more generic, but the voice cast including Colin Farrell, Amanda Seyfried, and Beyonce is fun, and the animation is superb. The storytelling? It's a bit uninspired but kids will fall in love with the movie while grown-ups may probably get bored. (:25k)

And that leaves us with "The Hangover Part 3." Is the final chapter worth your time and money? Take a look:

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Tom Cruise Disowns "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." 

After briefly being attached to the big screen version of "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," Tom Cruise has officially left the building according to Deadline. The reason? He would be busy doing "Mission: Impossible 5."

The Warner Bros. project, an adaptation of the TV show that ran from 1964 through 1968, has suffered many setbacks. First, the original tandem recruited to make the film in 2010, director Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney left the project with the actor blaming his back injury as the reason for the departure. So Soderbergh went on a mission to find Clooney's replacement with names such as Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling, and Michael Fassbender. Then, in 2011 Soderbergh left the project as well. One month later, Guy Ritchie stepped in, and so far, he's still at the helm. We think...

Armie Hammer, who also stars in "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," is so far staying put. We think...

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Morgan Freeman Fell Asleep During An Interview? Actor Blames it On...What? 

Morgan Freeman, during a press tour for the fantastic "Now You See Me" with Michael Caine, apparently fell asleep while being interviewed by a Fox affiliate station in Seattle.

First, I hope this doesn't happen to me while I interview a star. I would take it like I'm so boring and horrible that I turned the celebrity lethargic. So far, in my interviews with Freeman, he hadn't fallen asleep. Check this out where the actor called me the "happiest man on Earth" for our "Born to Be Wild" interview. And this one for the fun "Dolphin Tale."

But the actor was just probably tired. So do you know how he responded to the sleeping controversy? He blamed it on Google Eyelids! HA!

Posting on his Facebook page, Freeman joked:

Regarding my recent interview, I wasn't actually sleeping. I'm a beta tester for Google Eyelids and I was merely taking the opportunity to update my Facebook page.

Catch me on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm E/P.

And he even posted a fun picture with him giving the thumb up. See his picture below:

By the way, "Now You See Me" opens next Friday, May 31st. Here are my interviews for the movie done in New Orleans, Louisiana. Oh...don't worry, I didn't make them fall asleep (click on the links below):


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New Ryan Gosling Movie Booed at Cannes -- Director Responds! It's ART! 

In 2011 at the Cannes Film Festival, director Nicolas Winding Refn and his star, Ryan Gosling, received so much love for their darkly incandescent flick, "Drive." Refn even won the Best Director trophy for his brilliant film.

Fast forward to two years later, the director and muse return to South of France just to face a different response -- their new film, "Only God Forgives" received boos! Many critics were calling the film overindulgent. Peter Debruge from Variety even said, "I felt violated, shat upon, sedated, narcotized, appalled and bored stiff."


And Gosling's character (Julian) was not relatable according to many who had seen the film. To which, Refn, a Danish director, retorted during a press conference:

The idea of Julian's character was a man who was on some sort of journey but he did not know what he is going towards. We spoke about the character of the sleep walker, destined to move, who does not know where he going. He is bound and chained to his mother's womb. To release that he has to go through several levels of violence. Why doesn't he speak? Maybe because the language of silence is far more potent.

That sounds intriguing right?

Now, talking to Vulture, Refn defended his movie, saying "Only God Forgives" is a work of art. "How can I expect someone to not react like this when on one hand you are dropping what you do in everyone's face and at the same time saying, 'Love me, please,' you know?"

"You're going to get that. You know, great art -- horrible thing to say -- but art is meant to divide, because if it doesn't divide, it doesn't penetrate, and if it doesn't penetrate, you just consume it," Refn added.

Spoken like a true artist. Sure, a bit pretentious but I'm holding my opinion until I see the film in July.

But will the critics forgive him and his movie? Or, perhaps, like the title, only God can forgive Refn.

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Doing My Part to Help Oklahoma Tornado Victims 

My station, KMIR (NBC) in Palm Springs, created a drive, in conjunction with the Red Cross, to help the victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes. I've been up since five in the morning to help! And it warms my heart to know that there are many people out there who are willing to help!

If you're from the Palm Springs area, please visit us at KMIR6 -- 72920 Park View Drive in Palm Desert -- and donate as little or as much as you can! We'll be here until 7 p.m. tonight!

And this girl is just fantastic (picture below)! She's Hannah from La Quinta, and she emptied her piggy bank to help. Awwww. I wish we could all be like Miss Hannah! What a terrific girl!

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