May 23, 2013 |
True to its title, "The Hangover Part III" has left many film critics wishing they'd abstained from the R-rated comedy's destructive misadventures. Those keeping score will recall that the first "Hangover" was an unexpected hit in 2009, while the Bangkok-set second installment was derided as a tired retread. "Part III" tweaks the premise of its predecessors: This time, the trio played by Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis don't black out during a drug-fueled pre-wedding mishap, but rather are forced by a gangster to commit their infamous hijinks.
May 22, 2013 |
Who let the dogs out? In 2009 the Baha Men's lyrics felt caustic, clever, comical and slightly subversive, perfect for the debauched Las Vegas bachelor party that was about to unfold. Phil, Stu and Alan - a.k.a. the Wolfpack, played by Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis - were about to begin their politically incorrect, impossibly irreverent and consistently perverse struggle to reconstruct the night and figure out where they lost the groom. Side-splittingly hilarious, it used a heady blend of Mike Tyson, a Bengal tiger, a hooker, a baby, a chicken and a crazed, screaming and sometimes naked Mr. Chow to incredible comic effect.
April 15, 2013 |
Competitive eaters will don their bibs and face off Saturday in Las Vegas in a hot dog-eating contest at New York-New York . The competition, which will take place on the resort's Brooklyn Bridge, is a preliminary round for the international championship, which will be July 4 in New York City. The pigout gets underway at 1 p.m. as hotel employees compete for bragging rights. At 2:30, local first responders and military personnel will go head-to-head in a chow-down for charity.
February 26, 2013 |
At Nowness.com , take a look at the quirky short entitled " Mr. Chow: Preparations " by German filmmaker Norbert Schoerner. A model gets dressed in a hotel room while watching a video of a Chinese chef making hand-pulled noodles at Mr. Chow in London. The noodle-maker's movements are mesmerizing -- and somehow comforting. As he tosses and pulls his rope of dough, slapping it on the counter or sweeping it through flour, the strands multiply and multiply. A real magic show.
January 27, 2013 |
The "Downton Abbey" cast took to the red carpet at the 19th Screen Actors Guild Awards. Among those present were Amy Nutall, Phyllis Logan, Sophie McShera and Allen Leech. As stunned as cast members are with the show's runaway success in the U.S., they explained Sunday night that what they were most excited for was, well, dinner. "A good dinner! We're all a bit hungry and the food here in the States is amazing!" said an enthusiastic Logan, who plays the matriarchal Mrs. Hughes on the British series.
November 30, 2012 |
On Dec. 9, Las Vegas residents and visitors will have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to sample the wares of various top-tier chefs and help the victims of Superstorm Sandy. A culinary extravaganza called "Start Spreadin' the News" will be held on the Brooklyn Bridge at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on that Sunday. Admission ($100 per person) will include tastings from a variety of celebrity chefs. There will also be wine, craft beer and specialty cocktails provided by Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada, the event's host.