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Cast Reunions that Should and Shouldn’t Happen

If you haven’t noticed, this industry loves to use and reuse material, spawning sequels, reboot and now reunions. There’s been a whopping six American Pie movies since the very first hit theaters in 1999, but come Friday, we’ll see the entire original gang back together again for the very first time since 2001’s American Pie 2. Should American Reunion blow away the box office, there’s certainly a good shot reunion movies could become the next big thing and, should that be the case, we’re prepared with some good options, and some not-so-good ones, too.

Spoiler Alert – Plot/movie conclusion discussion ahead!

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Best/Worst Promos of the Week: Vampires Are Lifeless. Go Figure.

Hot on the heels of the wild success of The Hunger Games comes the teaser for another highly anticipated young adult book to film adaptation, Stephenie Meyer’s The Host. It’s particularly simple and, therefore, not profound, but it does fair better than a certain teaser trailer for another Meyer adaptation. Also in the teaser realm, we’ve got a trailer teaser forTotal Recall. So far, so good; now we’ve just got to wait and see what the real thing’s got to offer this Friday.

There’s been quite a few new releases within the horror genre. Madison County looks pretty creepy, but it also looks like more of the same – college kids drive through the middle of nowhere and are tormented by a sadistic killer. You know the drill. On the other hand, the remake of Mother’s Day looks to be some truly twisted fun, lead by an especially wicked Rebecca De Mornay. We’ve also got a clip from The Cabin in the Woods and while the scene is pretty solid, after having seen the full film, this doesn’t do the wonderfully wild experience justice. Then again, we don’t want any spoilers in the promo campaign, now do we?

If you’re looking for something a bit lighter, the first trailer for the animated film Rise of the Guardians arrived and it’s certainly an interesting spin on all of the icons of our childhood imagination. Moving into more adult territory, we’ve got the trailer for the festival hit Safety Not Guaranteed and, sure enough, thi

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Best/Worst Movie Promos of the Week: ‘The Darkest Hour’ and T’he Devil Inside’ Shock Via Electricity and Exorcism

Are we in a post-holiday weekend slump? Maybe a bit. While there were three solid top contenders, the field in general was rather sparse with most of the new promotional material veering towards the lackluster side.

Yawn

The reviews are starting to come in and Cameron Crowe’s We Bought A Zoo is off to a pretty good start, but based on the film’s promotional campaign, the production looks as though it leans a bit too much on the cheesy sentimental side. Two new clips from the film have just arrived, one featuring a conversation between Matt Damon and Thomas Haden Church and the other between Damon and Scarlett Johansson, and both are packed with dialogue that basically has the scene going in circles.

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It worked for District 9, but do The Darkest Hour warning posters have the same effect? I want to say yes simply because I’m very excited for the film, but, reassessing them from the promotional perspective of a moviegoer who might know nothing about the film, they’re basically useless as they don’t even have the film’s title on it. Also teetering on the edge of good and bad is the latest clip from Young Adult. The problem? I’ve seen the film. The video clip is particularly well cut and most certainly packs a punch and highlights one of Mavis’ most wonderful moments, but why spoil one of the film’s best scenes?

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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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Best/Worst Movie Promos Of The Week: Pant-less Cats Stand No Chance Against Clowns Packing Heat

Yet another week absolutely packed with new promotional material. But, sadly, this time around, it wasn’t only the top three that was tough to narrow down.

As for the ads vying for those top spots, Father of Invention and 50/50 both barely missed out. Yes, we poke fun at infomercials, but admit it, there’s something oddly riveting about them. Kevin Spacey rocks that odd concept in the new trailer for Father of Invention, which features him as a household gadget pitchman who goes to prison for selling a faulty product. As for 50/50, even though this is the film’s second trailer, it switches the focus enough to get you hooked all over again while also establishing the film as a piece with layers. The new poster for Safe also makes a statement, not in terms of the film’s plot, but simply because it rocks a bold design.

Hovering in the middle is the red band clip for Fright Night and the trailers for Woman in Black and Faces in the Crowd. After having seen Fright Night, that film’s marketing team earns points for letting loose one of the piece’s more solid moments in terms of special effects. While Woman in Black appears to be a nice creepy haunted house movie, it loses points for not letting the Harry Potter dust settle, looking simply like Harry Potter in a period piece with more facial hair. We amp the scare factor up a bit with the trailer for Faces in the Crowd. A usual crowd pleaser, Milla Jovovich pulls you in, but it’s the film’s incredibly terrifying premise that makes you yearn to know more.

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