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The Playlist Staff's Most Overrated And Underrated Films Of 2013

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • December 24, 2013 7:03 AM
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Overrated/Underrated 2013
You have to be especially careful with the words “overrated” or “underrated.” Some people don't like the terms, thinking that they're condescending or snide, elevating your own opinions over those of the majority. And arguably they have a strong point, but the words do serve a purpose—how else is a writer meant to sum up their feelings when they're swimming against the tide? And sometimes, that tide is among your own colleagues. See, we're not a hive mind at The Playlist, though we might sometimes give that impression. Like any group of colleagues, we disagree from time to time. Scratch that, we disagree quite a lot, and it's rare for a film to hit theaters without at least one member of staff bucking the consensus, when a consensus can even be reached.

Let's Talk About Sex: 20 Movies About Losing Your Virginity

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • July 26, 2013 12:05 PM
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Losing Your Virginity Feature
You never forget your first time, they say. And even if you were to try very hard to expunge the memory, Hollywood will do its best to keep on reminding you anyway. With seemingly another R-rated comedy released every week, (this week's being "The To Do List" starring Aubrey Plaza, opening this Friday, read our review here), The First Time has become increasingly well-trafficked territory, and it's not hard to see why. Really it's a screenwriter's dream—an (almost) universally relatable life-stage conundrum (in the Western world, anyway) that is ripe with potential for misunderstandings, social embarrassment and awkwardness, and that's just within the more comedic end of the spectrum.

Review: 'The To Do List' Starring Aubrey Plaza, Bill Hader & Alia Shawkat

  • By Cory Everett
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  • July 23, 2013 3:35 PM
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The To Do-List
For those of us who came of age in the '90s it has not been uncommon to notice a certain nostalgia creeping up on you these last few years. At first maybe you were happy to revisit some old songs or movies you hadn't heard/seen in a while but before you knew it, pop culture artifacts you didn't particularly even care for at the time seemed to bring back fond memories of a decade that now seems oh so far away (Gin Blossoms were actually a pretty good band, you guys). The new sex comedy "The To Do List," is set distinctively in the summer of 1993 and is one of the first films to transport us back to the pre-internet age of Coolio and "Clueless." If it seems too soon to start thinking about the '90s as a period piece, consider this: "Dazed and Confused" was set in 1976 and released in 1993 which means that we're now further from 1993 (when "The To Do List" is set) today than we were from the distance in Richard Linklater's stoner, coming-of-age classic. Yes, it's time to be nostalgic about the '90s.

Watch: 2 New Clips & Featurette For Sex-Com 'The To Do List'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2013 5:53 PM
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Doing it for the first time is usually an experience that leaves a lasting, lifelong memory—for better or for worse—but what happens when you try to cram a decade's worth of sexual experience into one summer? Well, meet Brandy Klark, who endeavours to cross every "job" off her list and then some in "The To Do List."

Watch: New Trailer & 3 Clips From Sex Comedy 'The To Do List' Starring Aubrey Plaza

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2013 4:46 PM
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The To Do-List
Blowjobs! Handjobs! Pearl Necklace! SEX! Do we have you attention? It's summer, the days are long, the nights are hot and everyone is half naked anyway, so it's the perfect recipe for getting it on. And CBS Films is hoping to tap into those hormonal urges with "The To Do List," the upcoming raunchy sex comedy and now some new looks are here to get you wet.

Watch: Aubrey Plaza Explores The Backdoor In Clip From 'The To Do List' Plus New Pics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 3, 2013 2:24 PM
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The To Do List Aubrey Plaza
It isn't often said or appreciated, but it actually takes a bit of bravery and self-confidence for an actress to get up on the big screen and makes themselves sexually awkward, inexperienced and/or unattractive on the big screen. In an industry where looks hold sway and where judgment comes with your morning latte, we have to give some props to Aubrey Plaza for willing to go the distance. But it looks like folks will be happy she did.

10 Films Worth Tracking Down This July

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • July 1, 2013 12:14 PM
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Pacific Rim Blue Jasmine Only God Forgives The Hunt
It’s hard to believe we’re halfway through the summer, but no worries because July has fireworks, hot dogs, and movies! June was a soft month with staid comedies like “The Internship” and divisive blockbusters such as “Man of Steel” and “World War Z.” But, the next thirty days or so should have more than enough for you whether your appetite is for explosions or more subtler fare with a bit more substance.

'The To Do List' Soundtrack Features 2 Live Crew, Gin Blossoms, Salt N Pepa, Mazzy Star & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2013 5:10 PM
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The To Do-List
As if mounting (ha ha) a movie about one young woman's goal to knock every sexual act off her bucket list before college isn't ambitious enough, the decision to set it in the '90s is also kinda bold. If you don't do it right, it can come off as a bit cheap or misguided, but the filmmakers behind the "To Do List" have made sure the soundtrack reflects the times. For better or worse.

Watch: New Red Band Trailer For Sex Comedy 'The To Do List' Starring Aubrey Plaza

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 4, 2013 5:13 PM
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Aubrey Plaza, Johnny Simmons and Donald Glover in The To Do List
What's on your to do list this summer? Maybe get a job, ask that girl or guy out who works at that store downtown and perhaps spend some long weekends with some friends. Either way, we're betting your list isn't quite the same as Brandy's in "The To Do List." Unless handjobs are an essential part of your summer plans....

Watch: First Clip & New Images From 'The To Do List' Starring Aubrey Plaza, Rachel Bilson & Many More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2013 9:18 AM
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For a while there it seemed we kept talking about "The To Do List," and then there was a red band trailer last summer. And then? Not so much. But with the movie finally set to arrive this summer the pre-release goodies are starting to roll out with the first clip and two new images.

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