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Movie Tips: When It All Goes Wrong at the Holidays

all wrong-nightmare_before_christmasThe determination to make each year’s holiday festivities better than the last only gets you so far. Whether its buying the wrong present or getting stranded far from home, there’s always something to bring down that holiday spirit. Thankfully we’re here to make sure it’s smooth sailing this season. Take a lesson from these movies on how to avoid those Yuletide meltdowns.

The Holiday Mix-Up – The Nightmare Before Christmas

Jack meant well, but kidnapping “Sandy Claws” is never the answer. Halloween Town is Halloween Town for a reason; it’s built for creepy creatures, vampires and mad scientists, not for making Christmas. Perhaps there are kids who’d prefer a late-night visit from the Pumpkin King donning a red suit with a creepy head in a box in hand, but, odds are, most would prefer the real deal – even if he still had candy caught in his beard.

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The 8 Worst Movie Characters to Have Babysit Your Kids

Mind your children — the babysitter of doom, Noah (Jonah Hill), is about to arrive in theaters in The Sitter on December 9th. Okay, Noah really isn’t thatbad; it’s actually the kids who cause most of the trouble. Blithe, with an affinity for celebrity life, Slater with his “issues,” and Rodrigo with a passion for cherry-bombing toilets. But still, even if the trio of little monsters did behave themselves, Noah probably would have spent the night on the couch, watching TV and giving them zero attention.

Well, it could be worse – way worse actually. Turns out the Pedulla’s got lucky finding Noah for their babysitting gig because these option would have returned their children in far worse condition.

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Interview: Writer-Directors Jon Hurwitz And Hayden Schlossberg Talk American Reunion

Not only do Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg have the pleasure of seeing Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle turn into a very successful three-film franchise, but now they get to have a hand in a different series of films, something that had a great impact on them when they were first kicking off their career, American Pie.

After a nine-year hiatus, the whole gang is back to celebrate their high school reunion and Hurwitz and Schlossberg are behind the wheel dictating the action. Similarly to what they just did with A Very Harold & Kumar 3D ChristmasAmerican Reunion finds its roots in the idea of seeing where these high school stereotypes wind up when they’re in their 30s.

While celebrating the release of Harold & Kumar round three, Hurwitz and Schlossberg took the time to talk a bit about American Reunion, how they got the gig, how they worked on that and Harold & Kumar simultaneously and more. Check it all out for yourself below.

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Interview: A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas Writers Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg

It’s been three years, but Harold and Kumar are finally back! We went with the guys on their epic trip to White Castle back in 2004 and then watched them evade the authorities in Escape from Guantanamo Bay, but now it’s time to see what happen when Harold and Kumar wreak havoc during Christmas.

In A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, Harold and Kumar are all grown up – well, somewhat. While Harold (John Cho) is starting a lovely life in the suburbs with Maria (Paula Gracés), Kumar is happy right where he is, on his couch, getting high. The guys aren’t only divided in terms of their way of life; Harold and Kumar had a serious falling out and don’t speak anymore. However, when a mysterious package arrives at the apartment for Harold, Kumar’s left with no choice but to head over to his ex-buddy’s new posh digs and hand it over personally. Bring these two back together during the holiday, toss in a little weed and you know what happens, Christmastime shenanigans ensue!

Not only do franchise screenwriters Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg have the benefit of having created these characters and worked with them for years, but they’ve introduced us to two guys who are incredibly adaptable. Throw them into just about any situation and not only will hilarity likely follow, but their signature traits we’ve come to know and love will ultimately shine through. The result? A film packed with laughs, but also with characters you genuinely care about, too, and Hurwitz and Schlossberg know it.

In honor of A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas’ November 4th release, Hurwitz and Schlossberg took the time to talk all about the franchise from the inception of the films to embracing 3D, breaking the fourth wall and much more. Check it all out in the interview below.

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The Good, The Bad, The Bogus: Stoner Movies

Harold and Kumar are back! Well, they’re almost back. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle first arrived in 2004, then we had to wait four years for Escape from Guantanamo Bay and, after another three-year hiatus, the boys finally return on November 4th for A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas. The events of this one kick off six years after the Guantanamo incident and involve Harold and Kumar making a weed-included mess of the most wonderful time a year.

So, how to get in the holiday spirit Harold and Kumar style? No! I wouldn’t dare suggest that, so, instead, how about a Good, Bad, Bogus dedicated to stoner movies? Ready? Don’t forget to exhale.

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Best/Worst Movie Promos of the Week: All Hail Miles Fisher

Brace yourself because it’s one of those weeks. We’ve gotten a slew of brand new marketing material and, I’m proud to report, most of the competition revolved around the promotion department – well, for trailers at least. The past seven days have been rough ones for poster designers.

Apparently the team that put together the first image for Famke Janssen’s directorial debut, Bringing Up Bobby, have Lifetime on the brain, because this design would go perfectly with one of their schmaltzy productions. Taking a step up the ladder, Contagion spreads via a series of character posters. They’re not bad designs by any means, but they do primarily rely on star power and, while the film’s cast is stellar, it’s the story the promotions team should be pushing as the concept offer endless creative potential. Just about cracking promotional territory are two designs that popped up for Rise of the Planet of the Apes that many are calling “Banksy-esque.” No word on the designer responsible, but whoever he, she or they are, they deserve some credit as these images are wall-worthy.

In the land of trailers Beware the Gonzo, a film finally off the festival circuit and hitting theaters, certainly makes a statement with its brand new trailer. Part typical high school production, part edgy dramedy, this one proves it can appeal to the masses, while still offering up a little something different. In other Ezra Miller news, the trailer for We Need to Talk About Kevin also arrived, putting the young actor in an entirely different light. Watching one right after the other actually makes for a nice tribute to Miller, as this kid has clearly got some range. On the sillier side is the new trailer for A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas. It’s really just a montage of Christmastime calamities as opposed to a trailer that suggests the film will have a beginning, middle and end, but that’s really all that’s necessary to get fans psyched for Harold and Kumar’s big return.

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