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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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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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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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9 Big-Screen Bad Girls You Love To Hate

Who doesn’t love a big-screen bad girl?

On October 7th, Juno Temple hits the big screen as Danielle in Dirty Girl, a sassy teen growing up in Oklahoma and a self-proclaimed whore. Living up to her bad reputation, Danielle convinces another school outcast Clarke (Jeremy Dozier) to steal his father’s car with which the two make a mad dash to Los Angeles so Clarke can escape the ridicule and she can find her father.

Most prefer to steer clear of firebrands like Danielle in real life, but on film they can be some of the most colorful people to spend time with. While Temple’s character isn’t nearly as ruthless and mean-spirited as some of these ladies, Dirty Girl is certainly an excellent excuse to look back at some awesome big-screen female baddies.

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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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