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Box Office: 'Jack The Giant Slayer' Barely Climbs Beanstalk To Number One

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 3, 2013 12:50 PM
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The writing was on the wall as soon as director Bryan Singer retreated to the “X-Men” franchise for next year’s “X-Men: Days Of Future Past.” “Jack The Giant Slayer” was destined to be a money-loser, looking like just another post-”Alice In Wonderland” fantasy epic but costing somewhere in the vicinity of an improbable $200 million. With Warner Bros. putting out a quiet ad campaign for the film, scrimping money off the ad budget was the only way to save face: 'Jack' is poised to take a major bath this weekend, coming in under the minimum $30 million the studio was hoping for.

Review: '21 And Over' Is A Derivative, Wholly Unfunny Ode To College Shenanigans

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 28, 2013 4:08 PM
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The mythic college experience, the one dramatized in countless movies and television shows with a kind of oversized affection, involves a certain amount of reckless dangerousness, along with the all-important three B's – booze, brawling, and breasts. "21 and Over," a new comedy written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, whose marginal notoriety came from writing the script that would eventually become "The Hangover," is one such movie, in which the cinematically heightened, beer-soaked college experience is a defining moment that trumps everything, including basic human decency.

10 "One Wild Crazy Night" Movies To Party With

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 27, 2013 1:39 PM
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This weekend "21 And Over" will show its possibly fake IDs to young adults across the country. A comedy written and directed by two of the writers of "The Hangover" (naturally), it chronicles the wild night of young college bound kids. The film chronicles the misadventures of Jeff Chang, who has an all important med school exam on the morning following his 21st birthday. But prodded by his friends looking for an excuse to party, a booze and babe filled birthday celebration ensues that manages to put his entire future at risk.

'21 And Over' Will Feature Radically Different Bookends Shot Specifically For Chinese Theaters

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 14, 2013 7:08 PM
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In the upcoming college comedy "21 And Over," a pair of American college buddies take their Chinese friend Jeff Chang out for a night on the town for his 21st birthday. Hijinks ensue, endangering Chang's career-making medical school interview the very next morning. All things considered, the film, from "The Hangover" writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, is a generic boys-behaving-badly film where the lessons learned are carried for the rest of their lives, and partying and brotherhood remain paramount.

Jeff Chang! The First Trailer For '21 & Over' Is Obviously From The Writers Of 'The Hangover'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 12, 2012 1:26 PM
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Yes, the drunken night of hijinks has been done to death, and the genre doesn't lend itself well to bold reinvention. But, you know what? When it works and is executed with flair, it's still a stupid good time, and while "21 & Over" makes no mistake that it's coming from Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, the writers of "The Hangover" (making their directorial debut), that doesn't mean we didn't chuckle ourselves silly watching the first trailer.

First Look At 'The Hangover' Writers' '21 & Over' Reminds Us Why Hollywood Is Placing A Bet On Miles Teller

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 26, 2012 1:22 PM
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When you see the same name popping up over and over again, you know something's up. Such is the case with 25-year-old actor Miles Teller, who has enough of a baby face to genuinely pull off teen roles, plus the chops to back it up. He's had decent-sized parts in "Project X" and "Footloose," but where he's truly shined and where everyone in Hollywood must have noticed him was alongside Nicole Kidman in John Cameron Mitchell's deeply underrated "Rabbit Hole." Kidman earned her third Oscar nomination for Best Actress in the role of a bereaved mother and Teller plays the teenage boy who accidentally killed her young son with his car. Their scenes together are poignant and moving and Teller held his own.

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