We're totally feeling 'The Hangover,' 'Land of the Lost' should give Will Ferrell another hit, and 'Away We Go' whisks audiences off to indie movie heaven. 'The Hangover'
What do you do when you're four white dudes who make more than $50K a year and your friend is getting married? You go to Vegas, of course -- because that's what you're supposed to do. Such is the case in director Todd Phillips' 'The Hangover,' his best flick since 'Old School' and one of the more entertaining entries in the BP-movie pantheon. The fun kicks off when three buddies (the perfectly matched Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis) wake up the morning after their pal's (Justin Bartha) stag party to find that while their hotel room now contains a chicken, a tiger and a human infant, two things they don't have are any memory of the previous night ... and the groom. As our guys try to reconstruct their lost evening, find the bachelor and kick those nasty headaches, Phillips takes audiences on a whirlwind tour of Sin City that involves Mike Tyson, a naked Asian man with a crowbar and plenty of other hilarious surprises that ensure this is one 'Hangover' you won't regret. -- Tom DiChiara
'Land of the Lost'
Considering the cheesy Saturday-morning kids' show this flick is based on, no one should go in with expectations too high. Now that we've set the bar low, move it a little lower, and then think of this Will Ferrell laffer as great fun for 14-year-old boys. The rest of us? Eh, it has its moments, but mainly it's for the boys (or anyone with the mindset of a teen boy -- come to think of it, that could mean we'll find that 'Lost' is a big hit). -- Angie Argabrite
'Away We Go'
John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph give deep, heartfelt performances as a thirtysomething couple searching for the perfect place to raise their soon-to-arrive baby. It's 'On the Road' meets 'Planes, Trains & Automobiles' crossed with a smart adult love story. And no wonder -- award-winning director Sam Mendes directs a script written by married lit hipsters Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida, and all the players step up their game. -- Angie Argabrite