College Movie Trailer


When I met actor turned screenwriter Dan Callahan at a Los Angeles party, he described his upcoming film College as Superbad but less smart and more vulgar, a call back to the raunchy teen comedies from my youth (Porky’s…etc). The official movie trailer has finally been revealed, and can be watched below.

And yes, my first impression is that the movie looks okay but it doesn’t look great. But I’m operating under the vulgar R-Rated comedy theory where all the really funny stuff can’t been shown in a green band movie trailer. I really hope that MGM releases an Red Band movie trailer online so that we can really see what this movie is like. Watch the trailer below, and tell me what you think in the comments.

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You can also watch the trailer in High Definition on College hits theaters on August 29th 2008.

Discuss: What did you think of the College movie trailer?

College: New Poster with New Release Date


At a party a couple weeks ago I got to talk to Dan Callahan, an actor who wrote wrote a film called College, which was originally scheduled to be released last month. I’m not entirely sure what happened, but you can be sure it was one of those Hollywood situations where somehow the film went from being distributed by Lionsgate to becoming an MGM release. The release date changed to August 29th, and now they’ve released a new poster (via: cinematical). It’s pretty much the same design as the old poster, but instead of white lettering on an orange background, we now have orange lettering on a white background.

The story follows three high school seniors who visit a local college campus as prospective freshman for a weekend of wild antics. Callahan explained that the film is like SuperBad but less smart and more vulgar, a throwback to the great raunchy teen comedies of my youth like Porky’s. Although it sounds more like PCU or Revenge of the Nerds (not that that’s a bad thing). I’m all for more raunchy teen comedies, especially if they’re fun.

College Movie Poster

Discuss:  Should Hollywood make more or less raunchy teen comedies?

Blog: Pathology Screening and Party


PathologyFor the most part the life of a blogger is rather boring. We sit in front of a computer screen for 12+ hours a day, hunting for news, researching articles, calling people on the phone…etc. A couple times a week we make the trip downtown to see an advance screening of the movies which get released the next week. But for the most part, our job, at least from the outside, is very boring. Of course, us discovering a new news tidbit, seeing a new trailer, or seeing a new movie weeks early are some of the reasons this is the greatest job on the planet, at least for me. It’s like if the guy from Office Space loved TPS reports.

But every once in a while we’re able to leave this boring day-to-day and go do something extremely cool. Film Festivals, Comic Con, interviewing and hanging out with our idols. And then there are times that blow my mind, like meeting our idols only to learn they read my stuff.

Im writing this on route to LAX (note: this blog was written on Friday of last week but never posted). I just spent the last 24 hours in Los Angeles thanks to the guys at Lakeshore who continue to believe that the blogs and online media, are the future of film marketing. A few of us (the usual crew, Alex from FirstShowing, Neil from FilmSchoolRejects) were flown out to see a cut of Pathology. I think we’re the last three online guys not living in/near Hollywood.

Inside the CAA Building

Peter Sciretta with Jen Yamato from Rotten TomatoesSo we grabbed some In and Out, and then headed to the weird O shaped building (people call the “Deathstar”) which the CAA (Creative Artists Agency) uses to run Hollywood. The usual group of internet movie journies were in attendance. It was good to catch up with everyone, including Jen from Rotten Tomatoes, who recently left the fog for the smog (please excuse the really bad photo to the right, it was quite dark). One of the guys brought his friend Simon Pegg along. I can’t really talk about the movie as everyone has to hold their reviews for an embargo. I will say that It was better than expected, and the buzz word everyone was saying after the screening was “twisted”.

After the screening we headed to a party at a local LA dive bar. Robert from IESB hired some trashy Go-Go dancers, and all the stars of the film were in attendance. I was never able to talk to Alyssa Milano, although I did bump into her a couple times. She’s as hot as she looks on the big screen, maybe a little shorter than to be expected (but isn’t that always the case?). In attendance were: Keir O’Donnell (Wedding Crashers, Havok), and Johnny Whitworth (Empire Records, CSI Miami). Got to chat with Michael Weston (The Last Kiss, Scrubs), whose performance everyone was raving about. Very crazy, think Jack Nicholson from Burton’s Batman, but more grounded in reality.

Michael Weston, Peter Sciretta and Neil Miller

I Got a chance to talk to Dan Callahan (Pathology, Midnight Meat Train) for a while about a film that he wrote called College, which was originally set to be released by Lionsgate, but will now be distributed by MGM. He told me it was like SuperBad but not as smart, and more vulgar, basically comparing the film to the great teen comedies from the 70’s and 80’s like Porky’s.  Crank co-writer/co-director Mark Neveldinefinally explained to me how his moving bullet-time rig actually works. If you remember the article I posted about the innovation a couple weeks back, we were all confused to how it could be used, or what it will look like.

Milo and group

I met Milo Ventimiglia at a party at Comic Con very briefly (by that I mean a couple minutes), and was amazed when I ran into him a couple days later at a press event that he remembered my name. People have told me that this guy’s memory is insane. Well that was almost a year ago and at the party I was talking to a few people and Milo bumps into me while walking by, does a double take, then stops. “Peter, how you’ve been?” Milo is just a really cool guy. The nicest actor I’ve ever met in Hollywood. We talked with him about the film, and somehow conversation came around to his first role, which was a one-liner in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Milo was probably the only sober one in the place, because he doesn’t drink.  From left to right we have KEvin Kelly from io9, Me, Neil from FilmSchoolRejects, Milo, and then the drunk guy who runs FirstShowing. As you can see in the photo above, Alex was pretty drunk.

Peter Sciretta with Milo Ventimiglia

It was a blast. I want to thank Lakeshore, all the cool people  I met and hung out with at the Party, Robert from IESB for proving the girls, John Campea from The Movie Blog for  making this happen and snapping some higher resolution photos (as you know, camera phones suck in low light).

I leave you with some NSFW photos taken at the party, after the jump.

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