In honour of Project X, our resident columnist Cassandra Gallo put together a top five list of the best house party movies to watch this March Break. Who knows? Maybe the movies will serve as inspiration for your own March Break bash.
Want to know what the key to becoming legendary is? It’s simple. Just throw an epic house party, one that people will talk about for months after.
For your mission to be successful, you need more than a basement with the latest Top 20 tracks playing on your iPod’s speakers. And you need more than a few of your friends gathered around discussing the latest Justin Bieber songs. To become legendary, you need an empty house, a few hundred people, and Bieber not only to be talked about at the party but to actually be there.
Okay, the standards are high but the outcome is usually sensational. Many have tried to throw a class A bash and many have failed. To those who only wish they could throw a bash like this, I invite them to take inspiration from this list of top five teen party movies, created in honour of the theatrical release of Project X.
1) Superbad (2007)
Here’s the movie that coined the name McLovin. It follows three friends (Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse) as they try to fulfill their promise to buy alcohol for a hot girl’s party. Oh, and they want to jump-start their sex life too. This movie is hilarity at it’s best, as these three friends want to end their high school career with a “bang.”
2) American Pie (1999)
Apple pie never looked the same after the release of this teen favourite. It follows a group of guys who make a pact to get laid by their senior prom… specifically at Stifler’s after-party. This movie has it all; beautiful girls, raunchy humor, and an unforgettable post prom party. It wouldn’t hurt to catch up on all the American Pie films (even the bad ones) in preparation for their upcoming reunion.
3) Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)
There’s one thing we party goers have learnt through the years … parties are messy! Either your so called best friend hooks up with your ex-boyfriend or you want to finally land a special night with your longtime crush. This movie gives us faith that parties make the unexpected possible. The film follows different students from separate cliques as they try and make the seemingly impossible possible.
4) House Party (1990)
Sneaking out, getting arrested, and dancing with hot girls/guys is the typical formula to follow when you decide to attend any rager — at least it is in the movie world. House Party is just the type of movie to prove you can get away with these things. When Peter (Christopher Martin) announces that his parents are going out of town and that he’s having a party, his house becomes the destination of the year. No matter what life throws at them the characters in this movie strive to make it to this party. RSVP at the door.
5) Risky Business (1984)
Dancing in your underwear alone at home is something we all secretly do
(just me?) and Tom Cruise made it socially acceptable. In the movie Risky Business, Joel Goodsen miraculously throws a house party co-hosted with a prostitute, all while conducting his college interview. Win!
When your party is over and morning light starts to trickle through your window you can begin to nurse that hangover. Wait, who are we kidding? Still craving more? Here are three runner-up movies that nearly made the cut: Animal House (the classic!), Sixteen Candles, Weird Science.
American Pie franchise has delivered another slice of nostalgia this week with a throwback to 1999′s original poster.
Even though Jim Levinstein (Jason Biggs) has clothes on, Michelle (Alyson Hannigan) is has swapped her flute for a baby bottle, Oz (Chris Klein) has a receding hairline and although he’s not in the poster, everyone’s favourite neurotic Dad (Eugene Levy) is aboard also.
According to Collider, here is the synopsis: “In the comedy American Reunion, all the American Pie characters we met a little more than a decade ago are returning to East Great Falls for their high-school reunion. In one long-overdue weekend, they will discover what has changed, who hasn’t and that time and distance can’t break the bonds of friendship. It was summer 1999 when four small-town Michigan boys began a quest to lose their virginity. In the years that have passed, Jim and Michelle married while Kevin and Vicky said goodbye. Oz and Heather grew apart, but Finch still longs for Stifler’s mom. Now these lifelong friends have come home as adults to reminisce about—and get inspired by—the hormonal teens who launched a comedy legend.”
We all remember the franchise’s last attempt, with the direct-to-DVD release of “American Pie Presents Band Camp” in 2005. The only original character in the stereotypical college crap-fest film was Jim’s dad.
However, the previous three “American Pie” movies grossed a total of roughly $755 million at the worldwide box office. The first of the series, 1999?s “American Pie,” grossed $235 million and had an $11 million budget. The second, 2001′s “American Pie 2,” took in $287 million and had a $30 million budget. The third, 2003′s “American Wedding,” grossed $231 million and had a $55 million budget.
“Harold & Kumar’s” Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg also wrote and directed the film – that includes the entire beloved cast of Mena Suvari, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Seann William Scott, Natasha Lyonne, Jennifer Coolidge – and yes, even Tara Reid.
Mark your calendars for April 6, 2012 and check out the original poster for comparison:
The American Pie franchise will never die. Seriously, how many movies in the franchise do we have? 30 or 40. Well they are not done milking the American franchise. Welcome to American Reunion.
A photo driven teaser appeared on People giving a sneak peak at the upcoming film. The premise of the movie is the characters returning for their highschool reunion. They are all there, including Tara Reid.
Last month, the actor checked himself into an undisclosed rehab facility for “health and personal issues” says USmagazine.com. His rep says, “[The actor] completed a successful treatment program. He is looking forward to beginning production next month on American Reunion for Universal Pictures.”
Seann once admitted that his fans struggle to realize he is nothing like his obnoxious, hard-drinking “American Pie” counterpart.
Seann William Scott, who checked himself into a treatment program “to address personal health issues” earlier this week has signed on to rejoin the popular comedy franchise. Nobody can stop the Stifler!
Also on board for aptly titled “American Reunion” are principle characters Jim Levinstein (Jason Biggs) and everyone’s favourite neurotic Dad (Eugene Levy). According to the Wrap, Universal is in negotiations with Thomas Ian Nicolas, Tara Reid, Chris Klein, Mena Suvari, Shannen Elizabeth and Jennifer Coolidge. The studio is also in talks with Alyson Hannigan, best known now for playing Lily Aldrin in CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother”.
The franchise’s last attempt was the direct-to-DVD release of “American Pie Presents Band Camp” in 2005. The only original character in the stereotypical college crap-fest film was Eugene Levy.
However, the previous three “American Pie” movies grossed a total of roughly $755 million at the worldwide box office. The first of the series, 1999′s “American Pie,” grossed $235 million and had an $11 million budget. The second, 2001′s “American Pie 2,” took in $287 million and had a $30 million budget. The third, 2003′s “American Wedding,” grossed $231 million and had a $55 million budget.
“Harold & Kumar’s” Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg are writing and directing. Chris Moore and Craig Perry will produce with Adam Herz and Paul & Chris Weitz executive producing.
The movie starts filming on May 24th, and according to his agent, Scott’s treatment is not expected to affect production.
Actor Chris Klein, who is most well known for his role in the American Pie movies, had a date in court Friday to be arraigned and entered a plea of not guilty. RadarOnline reports that the actor wasn’t present though, and instead sent his lawyer, Blair Berk, to tell the judge on his behalf what his plea would be.
Following his June 16 arrest, Klein checked himself into a 30-day alcohol rehab program at Cirque Lodge in Utah, a facility that has seen the likes of Lindsay Lohan and Mary-Kate Olsen.
The actor was charged with two misdemeanors, one count of DUI with a prior and also driving with a .08 blood alcohol level or higher. His plea says it all, he doesn’t want to end up in jail and is set to fight the charges with the same lawyer who represents the one and only Mel Gibson.
Klein’s pretrial date is set for August 23rd, when he’ll likely have to show up.
TMZ reports that when officers administered a breathalyzer test on the actor, his blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit. He blew a .20 and the legal limit in California is a .08.
In the car, officers found a dog which was retrieved by Klein’s friend. Klein was arrested back in 2004 for DUI. If convicted he will have to serve a minimum 4 days in jail.
The latest hilarious new escapade from the ever-popular, long-running American Pie comedy franchise, American Pie Presents: The Book of Love, comes to Blu-ray Hi-Def and DVD on December 22, 2009 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The newest release from the studio’s highly-successful DVD Originals film line is packed with the high-spirited humor, raucous antics, and outrageously-inspired sex-capades that have become a hallmark of the American Pie films.
In this newest adventure, a legendary guide to achieving guaranteed sexual success leads to unexpectedly hilarious predicaments in the funniest chapter yet.
American Pie veteran Eugene Levy (For Your Consideration ) returns as the befuddled but ever-wise Noah Levenstein. In addition, an array of pop culture celebrity cameos including glam rock band vocalist Bret Michaels of Poison (star of VH1 reality show “Rock of Love with Bret Michaels”), dancer/rapper/actor Kevin Federline (“Britney & Kevin: Chaotic”), and actors Rosanna Arquette (Desperately Seeking Susan), Tim Matheson (Animal House), C. Thomas Howell (The Outsiders, The Hitcher), Christopher Knight (“The Brady Bunch”), Steve Railsback (“Helter Skelter,” The Stunt Man), Robert Romanus (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), Curtis Armstrong (Revenge of the Nerds), Dustin Diamond (“Saved by the Bell”) and other startling appearances keep the surprises and the laughs coming.
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