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The Best “Worst” Movies of 2013

Best_Worst_Movies_MainWhile everyone’s talking Gravity12 Years a Slave,American HustleNebraska and all the other potential contenders this awards season, we’re pulling back to take a look at a particularly underappreciated breed of film – the best “worst” movie. Sometimes it can’t be about by-the-book quality and you’ve got to assess a film based on its entertainment value alone. After all, isn’t that the main reason we go see movies anyway?

Check out our list of big screen rule-breakers that still deserve some serious love and be sure to tell us what some of your favorite best worst movies of 2013 are in the comment section below.

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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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Interview: The Bling Ring’s Israel Broussard

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Israel Broussard already has a handful of titles to his name including a role in Rob Reiner’s “Flipped,” but “The Bling Ring” marks his first foray into the world of high-profile productions and also offers up a performance that suggests he’s an up-and-comer worth keeping an eye on.

The film tells the true story of the Bling Ring, a group of teens from California who were so celeb obsessed, they decided to just waltz into Paris Hilton’s home while she was out of town. It all starts off as an innocent thrill, but ultimately turns into a $3 million crime spree involving a number of celebrities, stolen high-end clothing, and loads of cash, too. In the film, Broussard leads as Marc, a kid first returning to public school after being homeschooled for a stretch of time. Sure enough, he suffers through some new kid syndrome with his peers staring at him or just ignoring him completely, until he catches Rebecca’s (Katie Chang) attention. Soon enough, they’re inseparable and Rebecca is busy introducing Marc to all her friends and their party scene. After finally finding the ideal friendship he’s always wanted, Marc can’t bear to lose Rebecca, so when she suggests they break into celebrity homes, he’s hesitant, but just can’t say no.

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Review: Spring Breakers

Spring-Breakers-PosterBetween the out-of-control characters, insane parties and Harmony Korine’s highly stylized presentation, “Spring Breakers” is really something you need to see to believe.

It’s spring break, but instead of ditching the dorms for beaches and booze, Faith, Brit, Cotty and Candy (Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine, Vanessa Hudgens) are stuck at school. While Faith hangs out with her prayer group, Brit, Cotty and Candy opt to fix their spring break funding issue by robbing a local restaurant. Soon enough, the ladies are rolling in cash and ready to head to St. Petersburg, Florida for the time of their lives.

After a few days of living the dream, “finding themselves,” and making unforgettable memories, the party is crashed by the cops and the girls are arrested. Having spent all their hard-earned restaurant money on drugs and scooters, they’re doomed to do jail time until someone posts their bail – a local drug king and self-proclaimed “BallR,” Alien (James Franco).

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The Best – and Worst – Movie Trailers of the Week

Spring_BreakersIt’s been a slow week for big-budget wide releases, but even if the studios unveiled more trailers for their potential upcoming hits, the trio that went on to claim the top three spots still likely would have put them to shame.

The Best Stuff

1. Spring BreakersJust about every piece of promotional material for Spring Breakers is a sick and twisted thrill, but the latest red-band trailer is the first to hint at the finer details of this warped party bender. Turns out, one of the four girls actually has a degree of integrity and that could be just enough to let us watch their intoxicated lunacy without feeling entirely guilty for enjoying it. Warning: this trailer is NSFW.

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The Best – and Worst – Movie Promos of the Week

42_PosterEven as a die-hard Hunger Games fan who’s eager to eat up any Catching Fire promotional material the comes my way, I’ve got to admit the unveiling of the Entertainment Weekly cover was rather underwhelming. The background is a little too reminiscent of a certain fiery mishap from the first film, and while Katniss and Finnick are looking good, those set photos stole this cover’s thunder. Fortunately the stills that came along with it show Francis Lawrence is on the right track and there’s a great deal to look forward to, but the movie isn’t Best Stuff worthy just yet.

The Best Stuff

1. 42 Trailer: Turns out a pulse-pounding rap song, even a somewhat misplaced one, still packs the power to get you pumped for a movie. But beyond the effective use of “Brooklyn Go Hard,” this new trailer for 42 is excellently edited all-round. Even before getting to Jay-Z it gets a stellar beat from on-point cuts, striking dialogue and a powerful score all of which highlight the drama, action and even lighthearted fun that’s hopefully to come.

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