Rocco Tenaglia rewatched
Two years later (and, more importantly, four years after the first installment), The Hangover Part II is actually a much funnier film. Without the bad taste in my mouth, left by the fact that it is a cookie-cutter sequel that feels more like a remake, I was able to laugh a lot more at the Wolf Pack's antics. That is, however, not to say it's as good as the first film anyway.
Other than the jokes (which are as good as, if not better than, the first one), the movie feels incredibly forced. Everything that goes wrong, from the individual happenings to the overall mystery, is ridiculous and takes the series into fairy tale territory. I can accept their actions not having consequences (this IS a comedy, after all), but for the amount of shit they pull, there is no way the movie should be wrapped up in a bow at the end.
Hangover II was hard to watch when I saw it in theaters. I expected a fresh sequel with a great cast and got what felt like a fan-fiction re imagining of the Hangover. A couple years later and I'm more excited for the third one. Bring on the Wolf Pack.
Rocco Tenaglia watched
A brilliant, exhaustive documentary showcasing the entire history of America's (and my own) favorite sport. Burns has done something truly incredible here, by weaving together interviews, images, quotes, video footage, and music to give you a museum-like experience of the sport. Remarkable.
My Nic Cage crash course (movies he's great in)
Lord of War
Con Air (for what it is)
National Treasure (for what IT is)
Never seen Leaving Las Vegas, but I imagine he's great in that (since he won the Oscar for it)