Thursday Movie Picks: Parties

This week's theme from Wandering Through The Shelves is movies about parties. I think I kind of screwed myself during college week back in September. Luckily, there's still a few movies that I haven't used throughout the year that fall into the party category.

1) Superbad

The party: An almost end of school party where our protagonists attempt to buy booze and chat up the girls they have crushes on. This is one of my all time favorite comedies. A lot of the kids in this film reminded me of a few I went to high school with. 

2) American Pie

The party: An after prom party where our main boys all want to lose their virginity. I always call American Pie "my" high school movie even though it came out when I was in junior high. It was one that everyone saw, but never told our parents we watched it. It still holds up.

3) This Is The End

The party: James Franco throwing one because fuck you that's why. I love this movie. You have to love it when actors don't take themselves too seriously. 

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  1. I've seen all of these, and picked two of them myself, but This Is the End is easily my favourite. I absolutely love it.

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  2. Fun. I wonder what rewatching American Pie would be like at this point...

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    1. The first two I could re-watch over and over. Just those ones though.

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  3. The first American Pie is great fun, the follow ups less so but some of the earlier ones aren't too bad. The direct to video ones though...

    I'm not much of a one for Superbad but a great deal of that has to do with Michael Cera, I can't stand him. The movie was okay I guess but I'll never watch it again.

    I haven't seen This is the End.

    Mine constitute a theme of sorts plus I included an extra with a little blast of summer since it's been so damn cold lately. Happy Holidays!

    The Wild Party (1975)-On the skids Hollywood silent comic star Jolly Grimm (James Coco) is hoping that an elaborate party he’s throwing with the aid of his mistress (Raquel Welch), capped by the showing of his new film, will reignite his career. The party starts well but quickly spirals out of control ending in tragedy. This was loosely based on the notorious Fatty Arbuckle case. Welch and Coco are both excellent.

    The Wild Party (1956)-The wild party of the title is a kidnapping by a group of losers that becomes the ultimate bad night. “Kicks” Johnson, a hepcat ivory tickler (Nehemiah Persoff) who needs cash cause being broke for a living, “just ain’t cool for a jazzman”, Tom Kupfen, a former pro-football player (Anthony Quinn) reduced to rolling drunks for a few bucks, the trampy Honey (Kathryn Grant) Tom’s last hanger-on from his glory days- in need of cash to pay the rent who says of herself "I have 40,000 miles on me" plus a knife happy, small time con-man, Gage Freeposter (Jay Robinson) on the run from Johnny Law go looking for a score. Freeposter cruises an upscale jazz club “The Fat Man” where the “real cats swing” in search of a mark or two. They find a rich couple (Carol Omart and Arthur Franz) and entice them to an abandoned amusement park where things quickly go wrong. Loaded with 50’s hipster lingo and a primo jazz score.

    The Wild Party (1929)-A group of young women at a girls college are more interested in attending wild parties than studying for their classes. After being kicked out of one such party one of the girls, Stella Ames (Clara Bow), gets into a bad situation in a bar where one of her professors James Gilmore (Fredric March) has to save her. Gossip about the two spreads and Stella has to act fast to save both their reputations. Bow is at her “It Girl” best.

    Summer Throwback Bonus-Beach Party (1963)-It’s the original gathering of Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Deadhead, Eric Von Zipper and the whole beach party gang! This one has a bit more story than usual with anthropology professor Robert Orwell Sutwell (Robert Cummings) and his secretary Marianne (Dorothy Malone) studying the sex habits of teenagers. Not that they’re having any real sex just singing and dancing to Dick Dale and the Del Tones and surfing of course.

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    1. Happy Holidays! I haven't seen these. This Is The End is great, but the comedy is along the lines of Superbad. I get why people don't like Michael Cera, he's very one note, but I think he's given some hilarious performances.

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  4. 3 awesome films with great parties.

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  5. I love all three of these. Not sure if I like This is the End or American Pie better since both are awesome. Great job.

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    1. I think I give American Pie a leg up for nostalgia factor.

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  6. Love all of these! i almost piss myself whenever I watch Superbad and Jonah Hill gets hit in the ass by car :P

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    1. Omg I love that scene. I didn't see it coming at all. My favorite is "I'm going to give you the best blow J ever....with my mouth"

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  7. Love This is The End! I didn't realize how much me and my sister quote it regularly until recently. lol

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  8. Due to Christmas, I am sooooo late. I do want to see The End but I just dislike Jonah Hill and don't know why except I think he is one arrogant fuck. I love American Pie and even the sequels. The gal from summer camp killed me

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    1. lol I don't care much for Danny McBride, but he's in that too. They're tolerable because it's so funny.

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  9. I was thinking about Superbad the other day and there are some pretty damn good jokes in there, just the two cops dancing when everyone is kicked out is great!

    I think I'd watch the first bit of This Is the End then turn it off...actually not even that.

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  10. I still haven't seen Superbad and This is the End; waiting patiently for one of the streaming services to show it.

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No seriously, post one. I need attention.