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What Are You Seeing This Weekend? '21 And Over,' 'Jack The Giant Slayer' & 'The Last Exorcism' Lead The Charge

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • March 1, 2013 4:58 PM
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In Theaters: Jack The Giant Killer, 21 And Over, The Last Exorcism Part II,
Lots to look at this week! Unfortunately, the big studio pictures are a bit disappointing, featuring well-worn stories that aren't particularly innovative or entertaining. Popular critical opinion recommends ordering "The Hangover" or "Das Boot" from Netflix rather than paying for the direct descendants playing on the big screen. Lucky for multiplex owners, the institution of public film exhibition and us, a handful of international films, documentaries, and American independent pictures pick up the slack. So -- in the ongoing battle between the private DVD player and the theater projector -- what will it be: the couch or the cinema? Let us know in the comments below!

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' Soundtrack Features Dropkick Murphys, Naked & Famous, Benny Benassi & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 25, 2013 4:26 PM
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Can't wait for "The Hangover III"? Does "Spring Breakers" even seem too far away? Well, you can get your boozy party on this weekend with "21 And Over," and no drunken escapade is complete without songs to go with it and the upcoming film is ready to pump up the volume.

'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.

'The Place Beyond The Pines' & Luc Besson's 'Malavita' Get 2013 Dates

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 16, 2012 8:50 PM
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Gosling, De Niro, and some young whippersnappers get dates on the 2013 calendar, so let's skip the preamble and get right into it....

You Asked For It America: Craig Mazin Hired To Write 'The Hangover Part 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 31, 2011 9:56 AM
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Will The Wolfpack Head To Amsterdam Next?Well this was inevitable. After "The Hangover Part II" shattered the R-rated comedy opening weekend numbers this past Memorial Day holiday with a ridiculous $135 million haul, plans are already moving on a sequel. And as befits a sequel that was a lukewarm and ultimately pretty boring retread of the first film, it looks like they're gonna keep watering it down for the next go-round.

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