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We don't love classics comedies like "Anchorman," "Animal House," and "Airplane" for their flawless story-lines or great character development, we love them because they are hilarious. The characters usually get themselves into ridiculous situations, like fatal street fights with rival news teams, for example. So, it's Ok for our favorite comedies to have a few flaws, right? Not exactly. As with any other movie, filmmakers make mistakes during shooting and editing -- a reappearing, then disappearing plate here, a visible stunt wire there. No one's perfect, after all. But, some blunders are just too blatant to ignore, so we decided to point them out for you. You're welcome. Take a look below at what we think are some of the worst "oops" moments from some very funny movies. As usual, all photos are courtesy of moviemistakes.com. »
- Dana Taddeo
The cinematic heyday of the National Lampoon brand has long since passed, given way to an onslaught of direct-to-dvd comedies too unfunny for even discount bins to properly sell at a low enough price. If you ever want to reminisce about what the National Lampoon brand used to signify when it preceded a film title, you need only look as far as Animal House or the Chevy Chase road-trip classic Vacation, directed by Harold Ramis and written by John Hughes. It's that rare R comedy you just can't find anymore; it's simultaneously hilarious without being vulgar. In fact, it's downright wholesome most of the time, with its most subversive moments likely going way over the head of any kids who might be sitting in the audience while still giving them plenty of sight gags and slapstick to keep them happy. It stands as a testament to what National Lampoon used to be, »
- Lex Walker
Producer Maurice Smith has confirmed that his 1983 R-rated comedy feature classic "Screwballs" will receive a special screening celebrating 'The Summer of '83' @ Austin's Alamo Drafthouse June 2, 2013:
"...Canada in the early 80's was a magical place. Due to radical tax shelter legislation that allowed a 100% write-off for all homegrown films, their entertainment industry was flourishing...they were making incredible genre movies like you might make a meal.
"One of the greatest genres to benefit from this golden age of film financing was the teenage sex comedy...
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Screwballs"...
- Michael Stevens
Chicago – We’ve officially entered the summer movie season, which means that any true film fan has already set their sights on the fall. While, sure, we’re jazzed to see “Star Trek Into Darkness” and “Hangover Part III,” they’re now So close to finally being released that it’s almost not worth speculating about them anymore. It’s just finally time to see the damn things and be done with it. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t look to August and beyond for our next upcoming film obsessions.
In this edition of “Trailer Tracking”, we’ll be looking at brand-spanking new previews for three of the most promising films of the latter half of 2013 – Edgar Wright’s “The World’s End,” Gavin Hood’s “Ender’s Game,” and Paul Greengrass’ “Captain Phillips.” Take a look at our trailer breakdowns for each film and decide for »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Running Time: 93 minutes.
Synopsis: The night before his big medical school interview, a promising student celebrates his 21st birthday with his two best friends.
The Hangover has a lot to answer for. On the plus side we have it to thank for the blossoming career of Bradley Cooper, but on the other we have the onslaught of disappointing gross-out comedies that followed. Jon Lucas and Scott Moore are responsible for penning the first episode in The Hangover trilogy, as well as The Change-up which followed and Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past which preceded it. With 21 & Over, the duo make their long-awaited directorial debuts with a film they hope will capture the same spirit and mainstream success as their previous scripted efforts.
Starring a relatively unknown cast, 21 & Over basically covers the same ground as the first two Hangover movies, »
- Paul Heath
The Hangover writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore don't stray too far out of their comfort zone for directorial debut 21 & Over, a fast-paced 'One Wild Night' comedy about college students celebrating a landmark birthday.
School friends Miller (Miles Teller) and Casey (Skylar Astin) take a road trip to visit pal Jeff Chang (Justin Chon) on campus for his 21st birthday. The catch? Jeff Chang (who is referred to by his full name throughout the film's entirety) has a Med School interview the next morning and his strict father wants him to follow in the family's proud medical tradition. Things quickly go awry, however, as Jeff Chang gets wasted, goes missing and sends his drunken pals into a panic about getting him home.
Employing a comedic and structural »
Imagine Animal House with monsters. Pixar favorites Mike and Sulley of Monsters, Inc. return for a prequel to the successful animated film. Take a look at the fun movie poster and new trailer to the June 21st movie release, Monsters University.
Monsters aren't just born scary. There's a university for that by way of Monsters University (Mu). In Pixar's follow-up to the 2001flick, Mike and Sulley meet for the first time and try to outdo in each other in the scary department. Judging from the new movie trailer and colorful movie poster, Monsters University seems like more fun than the first one.
Monster University registers in movie theaters starting June 21st. It will also be shown in 3D in select theaters.
Official Movie Synopsis:
Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy
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Going back in school is never easy, but Mike and Sully -- the lovable creatures from Pixar's 2001 hit "Monsters Inc." -- are about to find out why. The upcoming prequel "Monsters University" is turning back the clock and checking in on the duo (voiced by Billy Crystal and John Goodman) when they first started college, where they meet as rivals pledging the same fraternity and studying in the same major. The trailer features furry, slimy spins on typical college-related humor: "Animal House"-style frat hijinks, bad cafeteria food, intimidating co-eds, pompous faculty (including Helen Mirren as the icy headmistress), and jokes about slugs. It's »
- Dave Lewis
Greetings from the apocalypse! You might think that this particular Mad Max would enjoy watching Tom Cruise fight evil robots in a future nuclear-blasted wasteland, but Nope! "Oblivion" is a dud, though that doesn't mean we can't make it through the next few days as long as we stick together and don't cross the Dmz. Smoke 'em if ya got 'em, troops, we're goin' in …
Friday, April 19
Pow! In Theaters
Xenu's own Tom Cruise returns to comfortable sci-fi territory this week with "Oblivion," which I will henceforth refer to as "The Matrix Redressed." Cruise is the only living boy in post-apocalyptic New York, where he and a stuffy British chick (Andrea Riseborough, natch) maintain giant water vacuums when they're not having PG-13 swimming pool sex … that is, until the mysterious Olga Kurylenko arrives from outer space. »
- Max Evry
Why Watch? By 1990, Shepard Fairey had already been littering the streets with stickers of Andre the Giant’s face and the phrase “Andre the Giant has a Posse,” but the image was about to get a lot bigger. Acting on an ambiguous school project at Rhode Island School of Design, Fairey defaced a campaign billboard for former mayor/convicted felon Buddy Cianci. Julian Marshall‘s brash short film tells that story with a middle finger and a smile. There’s a one-man Animal House aspect to it with more punk rock thrown into the mix, and while that might normally mean quick cuts and aggressive shots, Marshall keeps things glossy and polished all the way around. It features a tight script that wastes no time in dropping us into the world and giving us exactly what we need before hopping to the next sequence. Plus, it’s filled with some sharp dialogue that makes Fairey sound a »
- Scott Beggs
It's rare I feel the need to post an item announcing the sale of a particular DVD and/or Blu-ray set, but Universal's 100th Anniversary Collection is a pretty swanky item and Amazon is offering both the DVD and Blu-ray editions at an incredibly marked down rate. Included are 25 films, though there is one difference between the DVD and Blu-ray editions (Click Here). Included in both sets are the 24 films listed below, but the Blu-ray set includes the Spanish version of Bela Lugosi's 1931 Dracula while the DVD set includes Schindler's List, which has since been released on Blu-ray following the initial release of this set: Despicable Me Mamma Mia! The Movie The Bourne Identity The Fast and the Furious Apollo 13 Jurassic Park Do the Right Thing Field of Dreams Out of Africa Back to the Future The Breakfast Club Scarface E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial National Lampoon's Animal House Jaws »
- Brad Brevet
Welcome to We Got This Covered’s Deals of the Day. In this brand new column, we’ll be scouring the web in order to bring you hot deals on Blu-Rays and video games. Today, we’ve found one very special Blu-Ray deal that we wanted to bring to your attention. Check it out below.
1) Universal 100th Anniversary Collection
Featured as the Blu-Ray Deal of the Week on Amazon, the Universal 100th Anniversary Collection is on sale for 57% off today, which makes it just $149.99. Included for that price is 25, yes 25, classic Universal films. You’ll get Academy Award winners like To Kill A Mockingbird, blockbusters like Jaws and classics like Scarface.
The full list of films is as follows:
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) Dracula (1931) Drácula (1931) Buck Privates (1941) Pillow Talk (1959) Spartacus (1960) To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) The Birds (1963) American Graffiti (1973) The Sting (1973) Jaws (1975) National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978) E.T. »
- Matt Joseph
Chronicle was one of last year’s pleasant surprises, and there were reports about Fox wanting to make a followup, which began circulating shortly after the found-footage/super-powered teen drama opened to critical applause (read our review) and box office returns that allowed the film to eclipse its $12 million budget within two days of release. However, things have been quiet on the sequel news front ever since the story about how Fox doesn’t like the Chronicle 2 script got out (around six months ago now).
Screenwriter Max Landis – whose father Jon Landis (director of movies like Animal House and The Blues Brothers) made the claim about Chronicle 2 being held up by creative differences – has spoken out about the project’s development, with the intent of putting ...
- Sandy Schaefer
Man Of Steel? Not interested. Pacific Rim? Pfffft. Who cares about robots? Star Trek Into Darkness? Yawn. The movie I can't wait to see this summer is Grown Ups 2. The first one was an absolute masterpiece and ranks up there with such comedies as Blazing Saddles, Animal House, and Caddyshack. Grown Ups had a hilarious and original script with fantastic direction and use of stars Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James, and David Spade, who once again proved that they are the funniest men in »
- Jesse Giroux
While you savored your colorful eggs, Marshmallow Peeps, and chocolate bunnies this past holiday weekend, many ventured out to their local theaters to cheer on the Joes in G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Paramount Pictures’ Easter basket was overflowing as the action-figure fueled movie took in over $132 million across the globe. Here in the U.S. the Jon M. Chu sequel totaled in the $51 million range.
This isn’t the first cartoon franchise to hit the big screen and won’t be the last. When TV was king, Frankenstein, Jr. and The Impossibles, Pirates of Dark Water, Valley of the Dinosaurs teleported us to another place and the animation studio Hanna-Barbera reigned supreme in every kid’s universe.
Filmgoers have seen their beloved Saturday morning shows and comic book heroes transfer from the small screen to wildly, gigantic movie heroes. Whether you grew up with them as a kid planted in front »
- Movie Geeks
Ah, the good ol' fashioned college prank. It's a staple of cinema from Animal House to Van Wilder to Revenge of the Nerds, it's a true staple of the college comedy genre - so it just makes sense that Monsters University would want to get in on the action as well. In celebration of the April Fools Day holiday, the fictional homepage for the premiere scaring school featured in Pixar's upcoming movie has been hacked...by the rival Fear Tech. While the site was originally beautiful and blue, showing off picturesque images of the Mu campus, all images have now been replaced with shots of Ft's weird pig-looking mascot and the whole site has been painted with an orange coat. Also, clicking anywhere on the site reveals more graffiti as well as some ugly squeal sounds. But that's not all the Monsters University action we have for you! In the »
New York, April 1 (Reuters) - Americans wish they had studied more in college, view admissions tests as a necessary evil and would tell their children to finish their degrees rather than follow in the path of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg who dropped out, a poll released on Monday showed.
Nearly half of the adults questioned in the survey said they wished had made more of an effort in college, while another 40 percent said they should have done more networking, which is more typically associated with the professional world.
But only four percent wished they had had more sex and a mere one percent said they should have taken more drugs, according to the 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll.
When it came to the standardized aptitude tests (Sat) taken by teenagers applying to colleges, 39 percent described it as a necessary evil. Smaller numbers said they were either a waste of time or a failed ideal. »
Eagle One Media is proud to announce it has acquired worldwide rights to the critically acclaimed horror feature film Scare Zone. Director Jon Binkowski’s debut feature film will be release this summer on DVD, VOD, and digital platforms within North America and rolled out globally in various territory markets.
Shot at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights set, Scare Zone features Neil Brown Jr. (The Walking Dead, Fast and Furious), Arian Ash (Phone Booth, Tigerland), Simon Needham (Health Inspector, Larry the Cable Guy), and Jordan Woods-Robinson (Magic City).
Multiple film festival award winner Scare Zone delivers and has received glowing reviews:
“It’s a great popcorn movie…the pay-off is delightful.” Horrorview.com
“The film is a screamingly good jaunt…a talented cast” ScareWorld Review
“This is a damn good and fun film!” Dead Derrick Reviews
“Sex and Blood and Wisecracks” Roger Moore (Orlando Sentinel)
And legendary director John Landis »
- Tom Stockman
The lovely ladies of Spring Breakers hit the beach for fun in the sun and gunplay with James Franco in the movie opening this Friday in Cineplex theatres. While the quartet of college kids played by Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine and Vanessa Hudgens may not be making the best decisions on their spring break, they certainly know how to party.
From party animals like the Delta Tau Chi in National Lampoon’s Animal House to the epic quest to get to a house party in Superbad, we’re talking big party movies and spring breakers in this week’s quiz!
Hit the jump to take our quiz and party like you’re on spring break! »
- Rachel West
Community, Season 4, Episode 7: “Economics of Marine Biology”
Written by Tim Saccardo
Directed by Tricia Brock
Airs Thursdays at 8pm Et on NBC
The last three or four episodes of Community have settled into a pattern that we have to assume is the new normal for the show. They are primarily emotionally, rather than comedically, driven, and a primary focus seems to be Jeff’s relationship with his father. This is particularly true of tonight’s episode and the Thanksgiving episode, but it also factored heavily into the Halloween episode. This works, to the extent that it does, because the show seems to be developing a feel for the characters. The other aspect to these episodes, that is far less effective (and were it effective it might help to offset the show’s general humor deficit this season), is Abed’s attempt to mold the narrative via pop culture references. »
- Justin Wier
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