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This week’s movie releases

The Hangover returns for a third installment, while ¿De qué va la vida? tries to answer life’s big questions

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A scene from The Hangover Part III.
A scene from The Hangover Part III.

Depending on your point of view, The Hangover (2009) is either one of the most surprisingly enjoyable comedies of the last five years or an infantile, uncontrolled and colossal waste of your time. As it happened, there were enough people in the former camp to spawn both a Thailand-set sequel two years later and, now, The Hangover Part III, set predominantly back where everything started: under the bright lights of the city of Las Vegas. Series stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha return, but this time around there’s no bachelor party, no wedding, just hijinks involving an intervention, a kidnapping, and giraffes encountering low-hanging highway bridges.

Another one of those now overly familiar Babel-style ronde movies, where everything is connected to everything else, 360 is the latest from Brazilian City of God director Fernando Meirelles. Jude Law is the tempted businessman who sets in motion a chain of events in Vienna that reverberates to Paris, London and Colorado. Rachel Weisz and Anthony Hopkins also star.

Marking the feature debut of Catalan director Jesús Monllaó, thriller Son of Cain stars José Coronado as the father of a strange, gifted and chess-obsessed teenager who hires a psychologist to get inside his son’s disturbed mind, while Ángel González and Hugo Burgos’s documentary ¿De qué va la vida? features personalities from around the world trying to answer life’s big questions.

Explicit Canadian comedy My Awkward Sexual Adventure stars Jonas Chernick as a dumped accountant who teams up with a financially disorganized stripper to learn some tricks of the sex trade.

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