Many fans consider 2012 to be one of the best years for film in a long time. We’ve had great popcorn movies, huge epics, mind-melting indies and new films from some of the best filmmakers around. But every year has some stinkers and as good as 2012 has been, it’s probably been equally as bad too.
The team at NextMovie compiled four minutes of some of the worst movies of the year reviewing themselves. Which movies did they pick and what does each one say for itself? You’ll have to click below to find out. Read More »
Posted on Monday, August 6th, 2012 by Angie Han
Happy Monday! In today’s comedy-heavy edition of Sequel Bits:
- Dumb and Dumber 2 could shoot as early as next spring
- American Reunion directors will return for the sequel
- Charlie Sheen joins Lindsay Lohan in Scary Movie 5
- Kick-Ass 2‘s marketing campaign kicks off with a new logo
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This week, Dave, Devindra, and Adam take on the MPAA and wonder about the fate of Gary Ross’s work in the Hunger Games film series. Also, can enthusiasm only take you so far? Or is it the key to unlocking your dreams? Special guest Joseph Kahn joins us to discuss. Kahn’s newest film, Detention, opens in limited release this Friday.
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Posted on Friday, April 6th, 2012 by Angie Han
As someone who was roughly the same age as the American Pie gang when the first film dropped — and who then followed the group through 2001’s American Pie 2 and 2003’s American Wedding — I’m finding it tough to separate American Reunion from the haze of nostalgia surrounding it. But that’s part of the point, of course. Much like an actual reunion, American Reunion exists for no other reason than to check back in with the East Great Falls Class of ’99. While it falls flat as a standalone film, for fans of the series, the pleasure of spending time with familiar faces once more outweighs the movie’s many flaws.
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Fans of the American Pie series already have April 6 circled on their calendar, because that’s when when American Reunion hits theaters, and audiences get to see what happened to characters like Jim, Finch, Stifler and Oz as they moved forward with their lives. It’s the fourth theatrical film in the Pie series and brings back literally every single pivotal character from the original two films for a belated ten-year high school reunion. Some are famous, some are married, others are still finding their way but when they all get back together, you know the bodily functions and awkward situations will be in full effect.
To help promote the upcoming film, Universal has just released another red band trailer as well as a video called Revenge of the Pie starring Jason Biggs and a certain dessert that finally gets its paypack. Check out both NSFW videos after the jump. Read More »
Yes, it’s true. Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, the creators of the Harold & Kumar franchise and directors of upcoming American Reunion, have recently been quoted saying they’d like to remake Back to the Future. The pair just signed a first look deal at Universal and, in an interview about that, they mentioned the classic time-travel franchise as something they like work with a few decades down the road.
Are they being serious? Read the quote and some thoughts after the jump.
Update: Hurwitz has commented and explain the quote via Twitter. Check it out below.
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You want Riddick photos, Star Trek 2 photos, Men in Black 3‘s website, Dazed and Confused 2 rumors, American Reunion images and news on who just saw the first screening of The Dark Knight Rises? It’s all here in Sequel Bits, which includes:
- The first look at Battlestar Galactica‘s Katee Sackhoff on the set of Riddick.
- Your first look at John Cho‘s Sulu in J.J. Abrams‘ Star Trek 2.
- A few new looks at Men in Black 3 on its official website.
- Richard Linklater and Matthew McConaughey talk about bringing back Wooderson for a Dazed and Confused sequel.
- New photos from the upcoming comedy American Reunion.
- Christopher Nolan just showed the first cut of The Dark Knight Rises to Warner Bros. executives.
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Even before the summer movie season begins, the spring holds a ton of highly anticipated movies: John Carter, 21 Jump Street, The Hunger Games, A Cabin in the Woods and, of course, the fourth American Pie film, American Reunion. Scheduled for release April 6, a new trailer for that comedy has just come online.
The film features the entire cast of the 1999 original (Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Seann William Scott, Mena Suvari, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jennifer Coolidge, Eugene Levy, Natasha Lyonne and Shannon Elizabeth among others) to tell the story of what happens when they’re all back in town for a long overdue high school reunion. Early buzz has been very positive.
Check out the new trailer for the film, written and directed by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, below. Read More »
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When people think of 1999 movies, titles like Fight Club, The Matrix and Being John Malkovich are just a few of the influential titles mentioned. One that regularly gets overlooked is American Pie, which not only was a massive hit, it launched a franchise, multiple catchphrases and the careers of several actors. It’s now 13 years later and 2012, once again, has a very impressive set of films coming out and, once again, American Reunion is getting overlooked. The fourth theatrical Pie film returns the entire cast for their 10 year high school reunion and will be released on April 6.
The film test screened earlier this week in New York and Los Angeles and fans took to Twitter to voice their opinions. What did they think? They loved it. Read some early buzz after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 by Angie Han
As someone who was almost the same age as the central characters when the first American Pie was released in 1999, I am totally, unironically excited to see the East Great Falls crew together again for American Reunion, even as I suspect I’ll find the franchise has lost some of its charm over the past decade. Still, the marketing so far has been pretty solid, and I’m thrilled to see that even as some things have changed — they’re no longer virgins, for one — others have remained exactly the same.
The new international trailer sees returning stars Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Chris Klein, Mena Suvari, Shannon Elizabeth, Tara Reid, John Cho, Eugene Levy, and Jennifer Coolidge all coming back home for the all-important high school reunion, while franchise newcomers Dania Ramirez and Katrina Bowden make appearances as well. Watch the (NSFW) video after the jump.
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