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Gaze at this awful 'Buffy' parody from 2007 starring Jennifer Lawrence and Alison Brie

15 August 2014 3:37 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Although not as risible as the similarly-named Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer spoofs, 2001’s Not Another Teen Movie wasn’t exactly beloved, either. (Its MetaCritic score is a basement-dwelling 32.) Nevertheless, it made money, and years later its writer, Mike Bender, took some of that, uh, magic to a pilot called Not Another High School Show.

Even though its cast featured Alison Brie and a future Oscar winner named Jennifer Lawrence, it didn’t get picked up—and with good reason, judging by this clip Uproxx found. While a parody of Buffy the Vampire Slayer starring Brie and Lawrence may sound like it could work, »

- Joshua Rivera

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Can’t We Leave Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer Alone?

15 May 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Prepare your groaning muscles for something long and painful. Ready? Ok, here goes: Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer are working on a spoof of Taken. I hope you stretched beforehand. There are more details beyond that, and I will go ahead and list them. But chances are they’ll be lost amidst the ringing chaos currently plaguing your inner ear. The film will be titled Who the F#@k Took My Daughter?, and it’ll follow a gruff and Liam Neeson-like hero named Ryan Mills. Get it? It’s like Taken protag Bryan Mills, only without the “B,” and probably also without looking or sounding anything like Liam Neeson, as is tradition with the Friedberg/Seltzer movies. But (B)Ryan has a “particular set of skills,” and he’ll use those skills to rescue his daughter from the hands of a bunch of unseemly abductors, along with a zany cast of characters that will probably include »

- Adam Bellotto

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"Epic Movie" Duo Plan "Taken" Spoof

15 May 2014 10:33 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Filmmakers Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the duo behind critically reviled spoofs like "Date Movie," "Epic Movie," "The Starving Games," "Meet The Spartans" and "Vampires Suck," have setup their next project.

The pair will co-write and direct "Who The F#@k Took My Daughter," this spoof aiming mostly at the Liam Neeson-led "Taken" film series.

In the spoof, Ryan Miller is a tough, no nonsense, black leather jacket-wearing type whose daughter is kidnapped. He sets out to hunt down the abductors and rescue her. Peter Safran will produce.

The pair's previous films have grossed a total of $350 million in worldwide box office thus far, though their two most recent films - "The Starving Games" and "Best Night Ever" - were bombs which only made a few million each.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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"Best Night Ever" Stays In And Watches Netflix

5 May 2014 5:31 PM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Best Night Ever is essentially a female-oriented version of The Hangover, written and directed by the men--yes, surprisingly, men--behind Epic Movie, Date Movie and Meet the Spartans, Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. If you like the kind of crass, derivative humor that Friedberg and Seltzer have made their fortunes recycling, you might enjoy this movie chronicling the misadventures of sweet bride-to-be Claire, her uptight older sister Leslie, her loyal loose cannon of a best friend Zoe, and loopy new pal Janet as they embark on a bachelorette party trip to Las Vegas. After a credit card mishap means that they’re unable to pay for the expensive, glamorous hotel suite they reserved in the heart of the Vegas strip, they’re forced to shack up in a seedy motel instead. The night only spirals further downward into the criminal underworld from there, including a mugging at gunpoint, a jello wrestling scene, »

- Lee Jutton

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Tribeca 2014: Intramural Review

30 April 2014 2:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Every year at the Tribeca Film Festival, a film will debut that comes seemingly out of nowhere and takes critics and audiences completely by surprise.  Last year, it was the genre-blending Israeli thriller Big Bad Wolves.  This year, it’s director Andrew Disney’s hilarious sports movies send-up Intramural.

The film tells the tale of the Panthers, an intramural college football team led by heroic captain Caleb (Jake Lacy).  When one of their best players becomes paralyzed “from the nutsack down” in a championship game, the team disbands, swearing off intramural football forever.  Some years later, Caleb is a fourth year senior in college, studying to be a lawyer, when he is lured back to the sport.  After putting a new team together to settle a score against Dick Downs (Beck Bennett) and the borderline insane Titans, Caleb finds solace in accepting that there are some things in life worth fighting for. »

- Damen Norton

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Ten Worst Movies Ever Made!

29 April 2014 12:23 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

With all the good press big budget films get today, We sometimes forget that out there in the cinematic shadows lay some of the worst movies ever laid to film. Today we take you on a voyage into a world of shoddy production value and atrocious acting. Welcome to the… Ten Worst (and undoubtedly Strangest) Movies Ever Made!

*Summaries Courtesy of IMDb*

10. Plan 9 from Outer Space

Premiered: 1958

Directed By: Edward D. Wood Jr.

Summary: Aliens resurrect dead humans as zombies and vampires to stop human kind from creating the Solaranite (a sort of sun-driven bomb).

9. Troll 2

Premiered: 1990

Directed By: Claudio Fragasso

Summary: A young child is terrified to discover that a planned family trip is to be haunted by vile plant-eating monsters out of his worst nightmare.

8. Santa Claus

Premiered: 1959

Directed By: Rene Cardona

Summary: With the aid of Merlin, Santa Claus must defeat the evil machinations of »

- Phil Wheat

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Dr. Pyckle and Young Frankenstein: A History of Horror Movie Spoofs

19 April 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

If I were to say the words “parody movie” out loud, and you were somehow within earshot, you’d probably be upset with me (or at least a little bit peeved). Because parody movies are not hip right now. They’re not even close to being so, not when the biggest names in parody today are Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer (lovingly referred to as “a plague on our cinematic landscape, a national shame, a danger to our culture,” by the Austin Chronicle). And not when the newest parody film to hit theaters is A Haunted House 2, something that can almost assuredly be described as not very good. But parody is more than whatever’s churned out today. Parody is meant to cause great laughter, and to lampoon the overused and over-successful in film (preferably at the same time). And unlike some other flavors, horror movie spoofs are rooted in philosophy and intelligent thought. Might »

- Adam Bellotto

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Film Review: ‘A Haunted House 2’

18 April 2014 2:10 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s not that the Marlon Wayans horror spoof “A Haunted House 2” isn’t stupid. It is, incredibly so, as well as technically inept, damn near plotless, and mired in humor so puerile, ugly and regressive that this critic witnessed a gaggle of preteen theater-hoppers groan with exasperation at several of the running sex jokes. And yet, there’s a certain tragically admirable level of commitment from the cast, particularly the dignity-averse Wayans, that at least lifts it above the parody-movie nadir set by “Date Movie”/“Epic Movie” auteurs Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. It’s certainly likely to be among the worst movies in wide release this year, but it’s far from the most hateable, and that should count for something.

A sequel to last year’s “A Haunted House,” which grossed $40 million even though it appeared to have been financed with change collected from a shopping mall fountain, »

- Andrew Barker

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A Haunted House 2 Review

18 April 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s often said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result, which is exactly why I left A Haunted House 2 channeling my inner Michael Bluth while muttering, “I don’t know what I expected.” There was a small, microscopic bit of hope that optimistically motivated my legs to physically walk into my screening, but within mere repetitive minutes, I realized a maddening case of déjà vu was about to hit.

While Mike Flanagan’s newly released Oculus is about a mirror that reflects your inner demons, A Haunted House 2 provides a mirror image watch that’s doubly paralyzing based on the sheer audacity of so many recycled similarities – but honestly, this review won’t matter worth a damn. Everyone who saw A Haunted House and made it financially successful will flood theatrical screenings of its sequel and »

- Matt Donato

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New DVD Blu-ray: 'Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug,' 'August: Osage County'

8 April 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"

What's It About? Bilbo (Martin Freeman), Gandalf (Ian McKellen), and the dwarves are back for the second film in this Tolkien cycle. Bilbo goes toe to scaly toe with Smaug, a dragon voiced by Freeman's "Sherlock" co-star Benedict Cumberbatch.

Why We're In: Even if you don't spring for the fancy Blu-ray set, you'll still get some goodies in this 2-disc package -- including the option to press pause while you take a bathroom break.

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week

"Wild at Heart"

What's It About? Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern are Sailor and Lula, two crazy, star-crossed lovers in David Lynch's tribute to "The Wizard of Oz," Elvis, road movies, and much more. Sleazy, crazy, and sexy.

Why We're In: This Blu-ray is packed with extras that are sure to please everyone who's wild at heart. »

- Jenni Miller

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'Best Night Ever' Blu-ray and DVD Arrive April 8th

25 February 2014 10:39 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Magnet Releasing is debuting their new comedy Best Night Ever on Blu-ray and DVD April 8. Desiree Hall, Samantha Colburn, Eddie Ritchard and Crista Flanagan star as four friends who journey to Las Vegas for a bachelorette party they'll never forget. The Blu-ray will cost $29.98 Srp, with the DVD priced at $26.98 Srp. Take a look at the cover art and special features details below.

Bride-to-be Claire (Desiree Hall), her sister Leslie (Samantha Colburn), fun-loving Zoe (Eddie Ritchard), and quirky new friend Janet (Crista Flanagan) set off to Las Vegas for a one-night bachelorette party that turns out to be more than they bargained for. A series of unexpected adventures including, getting kicked out of a strip club, being mugged and getting pummeled by the Las Vegas' reigning gelatin-wrestling champion, Veronica, rip them from the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas strip and places them smack dab in Vegas' seedy underbelly. »

- MovieWeb

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Recommended Reading: Remembering Sid Caesar,The Real Awesomeness of ‘The Lego Movie,’ Alan Moore’s School Daze and more

13 February 2014 5:18 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Clint Eastwood’s 1977 Thank You Letter to Critic Andrew Sarris for ‘Dirty Harry’ Article via IndieWire:

“Check out this unearthed 1977 letter from Clint Eastwood to film critic Andrew Sarris, wherein Eastwood thanks Sarris for his Village Voice article on the “Dirty Harry” franchise, titled “Is Harry Too Dirty?” Eastwood gets to expound on the perceived messages in his films, complaining that ones with anti-capital punishment agendas like “Hang ‘Em High” got little media attention, while vigilante crime classic “Dirty Harry” and its sequels — which are about, in his words, “concern for the victim” — results in Pauline Kael calling fascism.”

Alfonso Cuaron Ama Recap: Gravity Alternate Ending, Cinema Outlook, Scientific Criticism & Superheroes via Slash Film: 

‘Best director Oscar nominee Alfonso Cuaron did a Reddit Ama Thursday, promoting his film Gravity, which is still in theaters and hits Blu-ray February 25. As tends to be the case with these, topics were all over the map, »

- Ricky

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Best Night Ever Movie Review

12 February 2014 11:55 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Best Night Ever Directors: Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer Starring: Crista Flanagan, Desiree Hall, Samantha Colburn, Eddie Ritchard Filmmakers Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer have been accused of plenty of crimes against cinema in their careers, so one might not think that their latest effort, “Best Night Ever,” would necessarily hold much surprise. As the writer-directors behind slapdash spoofs like “Date Movie,” “Disaster Movie,” “Meet the Spartans” and others — overwhelmingly critically panned, all — they’ve traded in creatively bankrupt, stick-poke, air-quote satire for more than a half-dozen years. And yet “Best Night Ever” is notable, in that it’s essentially the duo’s first nominally original, non-directly-referential screenplay. So does the  [ Read More ]

The post Best Night Ever Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- bsimon

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Robert Luketic To Direct The ExpendaBelles

6 February 2014 9:36 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

We’ve been hearing for a while now that different filmmakers want to make a female version of The Expendables, with at least two competing projects bubbling away in development. One of them – Millennium Films’ The ExpendaBelles – has a director in the shape of Legally Blonde/KillersRobert Luketic.And yes, the title – which sounds like something spoof addicts Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg would use to describe whatever rip-off mockery they're already working on – is apparently hanging around, still locked on to the script from Blonde duo Kirsten Smith and Karen McCullah.There is also a basic plot line out there via Deadline, so get a load of this: “When America’s Navy SEALs are wiped out trying to penetrate the island lair of a deadly despot who has captured one of the world’s top nuclear scientists, it becomes clear that there is no such thing as the »

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‘Best Night Ever’ Review: Anti-Funny Ruins Your Memories of Movies From Which it Stole

31 January 2014 5:40 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Though it’s an unwatchable disaster in all other respects, “Best Night Ever” boasts two accomplishments, which contemporaneously speaking, make it something of a cinematic milestone: it by far makes worse use of “found footage” than possibly any movie ever, and it answers yes to the question of whether or not filmmakers can score a movie exclusively with even-more-horrible ripoffs of Lmfao’s already-horrible “Party Rock Anthem.” A raunchy but admittedly earnest imitation of “Bridesmaids” and “Bachelorette,” the project marks the first “original” project from Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the consistently untalented purveyors of spoof movies like “Date Movie, »

- Todd Gilchrist

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Exclusive Interview with Cast of ‘Best Night Ever’ in a Limo

31 January 2014 4:25 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Anything that happens in Vegas. Stays in Vegas.

Hilarious comedy “Best Night Ever” is another movie about a group of friends partying in Las Vegas and obviously things do go wrong.

This is the first original comedy from directors Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the team that directed spoofs like “Vampires Suck,” “Disaster Movie, and “Meet the Spartans.” However, this movie does sort of mock “The Hangover,” “Project X,” “Spring Breakers,” and “Bridesmaids.”

During the film’s press day earlier this week, actresses Desiree Hall, Samantha Colburn, Eddie Ritchard and Crista Flanagan joined Latino-Review for an interview in a limo. As we’re riding around the city, we talked about the crazy scenes, Las Vegas activities, shooting in public, cut scenes and even trying to order a salad from burger restaurant In N’ Out.

Best Night Ever” is out in some theaters in major theaters today. The film is also »

- Gig Patta

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Best Night Ever Exclusive Clip

31 January 2014 2:43 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Four young women comfort themselves with an Acapella version of 4 Non Blondes' 'What's Up' while hiding from the cops in a dumpster during one wild Bachelorette party that has flown off the rails. Of course, a scary surprise awaits them as they reach their crescendo in our exclusive clip from Best Night Ever, in theaters this weekend. Watch and learn why the trash bin behind a strip club might not be the best place for a game of hide and seek.

Bride-to-be Claire, her sister Leslie, fun-loving Zoe, and quirky new friend Janet set off to Las Vegas for a one-night Bachelorette party that turns out to be more than they bargained for. A series of unexpected adventures, including getting kicked out of a strip club, being mugged, and getting pummeled by the Las Vegas reigning gelatin-wrestling champion, Veronica, rips them from the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas »

- MovieWeb

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Desiree Hall, Samantha Colburn, Eddie Ritchard and Crista Flanagan Talk Best Night Ever, Working with Friedberg & Seltzer, and More

31 January 2014 11:50 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

In Best Night Ever, the raunchy comedy from directors Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer and Blumhouse Productions, a bachelorette party turns out to be way more than anyone bargained for.  Bride-to-be Claire (Desiree Hall), her sister Leslie (Samantha Colburn), the fun-loving Zoe (Eddie Ritchard) and quirky new friend Janet (Crista Flanagan) have a series of unexpected adventures during what quickly turns into the wildest night in bachelorette party history, all caught on tape. At the film’s press day, co-stars Desiree Hall, Samantha Colburn, Eddie Ritchard and Crista Flanagan talked about how they got involved with Best Night Ever, what drew them to this project, when they realized they all got along, how difficult it was to get through some of the scenes without laughing, all of the intense nudity, how far they’re really to go in the name of comedy, what Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer were like as directors, »

- Christina Radish

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Exclusive Clip for Found Footage Las Vegas Bachelorette Comedy Best Night Ever

31 January 2014 6:00 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We have a clip from Best Night Ever, the new found footage comedy from Jason Friedberg and Aaron Selzer (Meet the Spartans).  The clip shows stars Desiree Hall, Samantha Colburn, Eddie Ritchard, and Crista Flanagan making the most of a bachelorette party in Las Vegas: dancing at a rave, zip-lining on the strip, jumping clothed into the pool, and floating in the indoor skydiving wind tunnel. Hit the jump to watch the clip.   Best Night Ever is now in theaters. var complextvadtag = (typeof(cmnvideotagdefault) === 'function') ? cmnvideotagdefault('') : null;var options = {adSetCode: '67a3ff9d3a842ae818bb9de1badc5b0'};if (complextvadtag !== null) {options.vast = {tagUrl: complextvadtag};}Oo.ready(function() {Oo.Player.create('ooyalaplayer1qYTZoazo4HSd25V9UZYciBAbaVkemfN', '1qYTZoazo4HSd25V9UZYciBAbaVkemfN', options);});Please enable Javascript to watch this video Official synopsis: Bride-to-be Claire, her sister Leslie, fun-loving Zoe, and quirky new friend Janet set off »

- David Lane

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Film Review: ‘Best Night Ever’

30 January 2014 4:59 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Serial spoofers Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer (“Meet the Spartans,” “Disaster Movie”) hit rock bottom last year while scraping the bottom of the barrel with “The Starving Games.” But that hasn’t stopped the writing-directing duo from digging even deeper. Although “Best Night Ever,” their latest effort, is billed as their first “original” feature, this aggressively frenetic but dismally unfunny farrago plays like a found-footage version of “Bridesmaids” meet “The Hangover.” It seems painfully obvious that, instead of satirizing other, better movies, Friedberg and Seltzer have opted this time to merely imitate them. The end result could be their lowest grosser ever.

Shot semi-guerrilla-style in various Nevada and California locales over a three-week period, “Best Night Ever” details the girls-gone-wild misadventures of four young women during an ill-starred all-night bachelorette party in Las Vegas. Bride-to-be Claire (Desiree Hall) is accompanied by her snobbish sister Leslie (Samantha Colburn), party-hearty buddy Zoe »

- Joe Leydon

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