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Interview: Cheap Thrills’ Ethan Embry

Ethan_EmbryHaving grown up watching Empire Records and Can’t Hardly Wait on repeat, Ethan Embry is nearly unrecognizable as Vince in the Drafthouse Films release Cheap Thrills. Whereas Mark and Preston are both lovable dorks, Vince is a badass through and through.

The film features Pat Healy as Craig, a loving father and husband desperate to earn a living for his family. Trouble is, he faces eviction and loses his job in one fell swoop. While drowning his sorrows at a bar, he bumps into his old high school buddy, Vince (Embry), and the pair is invited to join a wealthy couple (David Koechner and Sara Paxton) for drinks. Soon thereafter, Craig and Vince find themselves partaking in one reckless dare after the next, amusing the couple by proving how far they’re willing to go for money.

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Movie Tips: What Not to Bring to a New Year’s Party

Project_XNew Year’s Eve prep should be as simple as keeping good company and having enough champagne and food to carry you through the night, but bringing the wrong person or thing could turn the night into one you’d rather forget. Take a cue from these movies and you should be home free as you make your way into 2014.

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Of course you hope that every night out will be the night of your life and there are good reasons to want to remember it, but when that night involves an excessive amount of illegal activity, booze and destruction like in Project X, you’re better off holding onto your memories rather than hard evidence.

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Role Call: 15 Great Back-to-School Movies

backtoschoointroYou remember how it was when summer ended and school started – a real drag, right? No doubt parents everywhere are thrilled to send the youngsters (back)packing, but for kids … it’s sucky and we know it. To make going back to school slightly more bearable, here are 15 movies that’ll have kids walking the halls with a smile.

Bring It On

Torrance Shipman is a high school senior, so this is her year. Not only does she get to be captain of the Rancho Carne cheerleading squad, but this is also the last time she’ll have the opportunity to help the Toros win a national title. Lesson: Bring it on; savor the opportunity and aim high like Torrance.

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The Good, The Bad, and the Bogus: High School Party Movies

I did the whole high school party thing back in the day, and things did get crazy once in a while, but I never ended up with a midget in my oven. Have you seen the trailers and clip for Project X? These kids are out of their minds. But, hey, I get it; it was all about upping each other to claim party glory. You had to go big to make it memorable.

Based on what we’ve seen so far, Project X looks to raise the stakes big time, but it’s also got some serious competition to become one of the best of the best as far as school party movies go. Where willProject X fall come March 2nd? Here’s the good, bad and bogus of school party movies to give you a sense of the lay of the land.

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Cinematical Seven: Epic School Parties

In a genre overrun by tacky romantics movies, a film like ‘Take Me Home Tonight’ is wonderfully refreshing. Yes, it’ll have some romance as Topher Grace’s character bumps into his old high school crush, Tori Trederking (Teresa Palmer), but what sets this film apart from the rest is that it revolves around what could be an absolutely epic party, or, as the film’s tagline suggests, the “Best. Night. Ever.”

Now here’s something we haven’t seen in quite a while. ‘Easy A’ is certainly a hilarious high school comedy, but party-wise, there’s really nothing worthy of the “epic” title and something feels wrong about calling a party epic in a film that actually dubs itself “an epic of epic epicness.” Sorry, ‘Scott Pilgrim.’ Oh, and the trippy casino party in ‘Percy Jackson?’ Not school-related and more of an epic and awkward fail than anything. We’re in need of an onscreen schoolparty that isn’t just a scene in a movie, rather the reason for the movie’s existence – all roads lead to this party. So, before you indulge in what will hopefully be just that in ‘Take Me Home Tonight’ this weekend, check out an epic list of epic pastime favorites.

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