9 items from 2009
The Sex Comedy genre does not inspire a lot of confidence in me. Probably because those two words don’t sound right together, like “pump nuggets” or “bad sex.” Of course there are exceptions. Some people would argue Revenge of the Nerds belongs to that genre, like the way the Golden Globes nominated It’s Complicated as a comedy even though, from the trailer, it looks like they trapped three great actors inside a horror movie. Web series Sex Ed is the latest online iteration of the Sex Comedy since Blue Movies. An ensemble cast play eight students all in the same college sex education class. I had no idea colleges offered sex education as part of their curriculum, but then again I got treated for hysterical blindness as a result of excessive masturbation my freshman year at Oral Roberts. (By the way, I understand those jokes now I heard »
- Michael Neal
By Josef Adalian
From the studio that brought you "Mad Men," get ready for....something completely different.
Spike TV has just released the first official trailer for its new scripted football comedy "Blue Mountain State," and... wow.
The series -- official tagline: "At Blue Mountain State, only two things matter-- football, and scoring" -- looks like a mix between "Animal House" and "Revenge of the Nerds," with a bit of "American Pie" thrown in, according to someone who's seen the full pilot.
In other words, "Bms" c »
Eugene Levy returns yet again to shepherd another adventure of American Pie, Universal's strongest direct-to-video franchise. This time around a group of high school boys discover the "Book of Love" and try to use it, missing pages and all, to score with the ladies.
Some of the guest appearances include Bret Michaels of Poison, Britney Spears ex Kevin Federline, Rosanna Arquette, Tim Matheson, C.Thomas Howell, Christopher Knight (The Brady Bunch), Steve Railsback, Robert Romanus (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), Curtis Armstrong (Revenge of the Nerds), and Dustin Diamond (Saved by the Bell)
American Pie Presents: The Book of Love on Blu-ray will be offered in R-rated and unrated versions at 1.78:1 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio.
Bonus features will »
Universal Studios Home Entertainment has just announced the next chapter in their hugely popular direct-to-dvd American Pie Presents series entitled The Book of Love, which will hit DVD and Blu-ray on December 22nd, 2009. Here is the official Press Release:
The latest hilarious new escapade from the ever popular, long-running American Pie Presents comedy franchise, American Pie Presents: The Book of Love, comes to Blu-ray Hi-Def and DVD on December 22, 2009 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The newest release from the studio's highly-successful DVD Originals™ film line is packed with the high-spirited humor, raucous antics, and outrageously-inspired sex-capades that have become a hallmark of the American Pie Presents films.
In this newest adventure, a legendary guide to achieving guaranteed sexual success leads to unexpectedly hilarious predicaments in the funniest chapter yet.
London Film Festival: Lessons in Love Dear Lemon Lima, dir Suzi Yoonessi Wah Do Dem dir Sam Fleischner/Ben Chace A Thing Called Love (shorts programme) Today's lesson is all about love: the things we we do, etc. Poor Vanessa Lemor (l'amour—get it?). All she wanted when she entered Nichols High School was to maintain the affections of her beloved, geeky Philip Georgey. But, alas, Philip is a social climber and rejects her, leaving poor Vanessa (Savanah Wiltfong) to her dreams and her diary entries, addressed to Dear Lemon Lima, .... Fear not, though, as Vanessa gathers the assorted Fubar (F_ed Up Beyond All Recognition) geeks in the school and sets out to beat Philip at his own game in the (well, it is Alaska) Snowstorm Survival competition. Atypical of this kind of Revenge of the Nerds scenario, the setting is used to good effect in highlighting co-optation of indigenous culture, »
Welcome to what is sure to be another down week at the movie theaters here at the Reject Report! September has not let anyone down so far, living up to its bad reputation as the month to avoid long lineups and get a good seat in an empty theater. This week, we have three movies in wide release -- although to be honest, rolling out in 3,000 theaters isn't exactly blockbuster potential. We have Fame, Surrogates and Pandorum rolling out, and they stand the best chance of knocking off Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Or they may not. The thing is, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs still stands to pick up some good repeat business because of all the good buzz it is getting. Moreover, it's clear to everyone that none of these new movies seem likely to set the woods on fire, so we may have a repeat winner at the box office this weekend »
- John Cairns
Directed by: Phil Traill
Running Time: 1 hr 38 mins
Release Date: September 4, 2009
Plot: Mary (Bullock) is a crossword dork who is set up on a blind date with Steve (Cooper). She becomes obsessed and tracks this news cameraman across the country as he follows breaking news.
Who’s It For? Do you simply smile at the sight of Bullock? No matter what? That’s it, that’s the audience.
Expectations: You’ve got your typical: Sandra Bullock. Your atypical: Cooper and Jeong. Your dark horse: Haden Church. I was ready for anything. Though if this was going to be a stalker movie, it better be dark.
Sandra Bullock as Mary Horowitz: Bullock decided to try out a new personality with this one … terribly socially awkward. She talks like crazy and believes »
- Jeff Bayer
Rapper-turned-filmmaker R.A. Thorburn, a.k.a. “The Rugged Man” and the producer/co-writer of Frank Henenlotter’s Bad Biology, dropped Fango a line with details and some gruesome set photos (see ’em below) from his first feature as a director. Titled God Take, God Give, it’s “an insane mockumentary,” according to Thorburn, based on the life of his father, Staff Sgt. John A. Thorburn.
“He was a highly decorated war hero who survived many government-funded secret missions in Vietnam,” he tells us, “only to come home affected by Agent Orange, which caused serious complications with some of his children and grandchildren. The scene pictured is based on some of the wilder stories surrounding his life; it was once rumored that he escaped a mental hospital and went on a killing spree. I basically reimagined those rumors as an ’80s splatter movie; it’s basically my father going nuts while »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Gingold)
We start the Top 7. You finish the Top 10.
In honor of The Hangover (Due out June 6) many of you will get this weekend, The Scorecard Review presents the Top 7 Drinking (Beer/Wine/Alcohol) Movies.
As always, there is certain criteria to get on this list:
1. Alcohol must play a prominent role.
2. The movie makes you want to reach for a drink.
Based on this, we’ve got some cuts to make before we start. Leaving Las Vegas you’re out. The destructive, slow death of alcoholic Ben (Nic Cage) is a sad, well-done film. Plus, adding Elisabeth Shue as hooker is brilliant casting. But this movie is about pain, and while everyone should realize drinking has a dark side, let’s not talk about that here, Ok?
- Jeff Bayer
9 items from 2009
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