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  • #16
    Jailbait: the movie

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Ultimate High View Post

      People have yet to note that it's directed by Harmony Korine, so, at the very least, you know it's going to both be artistic and different.
      The director of Gummo and Trash Humpers directed this? I had little interest until I read that, now I'M IN!

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Midnight-Kroovy View Post
        The director of Gummo and Trash Humpers directed this? I had little interest until I read that, now I'M IN!


        Going to the matinee tomorrow!

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Justin_Voorhees View Post
          Jailbait: the movie

          Someone already beat you to that joke in an earlier post...

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          • #20
            Originally posted by The Bear Jew View Post
            Someone already beat you to that joke in an earlier post...
            I didn't read the older posts, however great minds think alike.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by The Bear Jew View Post
              Someone already beat you to that joke in an earlier post...
              Word.

              The youngest of them is 19 or 20 now I think. Legal! It's actually nice seeing them branch out from kids and tween movies and tv series, everyone grows up. At first I was a little shocked to see them involved in a film like this, but now I think it was a great idea.
              Last edited by Deadly Fiend; 03-21-2013, 03:57 PM.

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              • #22
                I was more shocked at Harmony for casting Hudgens, Gomez and Franco.
                He's not known for movies with A-list actors or Disney teen stars still this movie looks insanely fun on so many levels. I'm jazzed.

                Also, I've not watched anything with Gomez so I can't comment on her whether she has or lacks ability to pull off a feat like this but Hudgens handled her role in Suckerpunch with gusto. Shes no stranger to wearing skippy outfits either.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by kevinb View Post
                  I was more shocked at Harmony for casting Hudgens, Gomez and Franco.
                  He's not known for movies with A-list actors or Disney teen stars still this movie looks insanely fun on so many levels. I'm jazzed.

                  Also, I've not watched anything with Gomez so I can't comment on her whether she has or lacks ability to pull off a feat like this but Hudgens handled her role in Suckerpunch with gusto. Shes no stranger to wearing skippy outfits either.
                  Totally forgot that Hudgens was in Sucker Punch, she was really good in it too. I hear that...
                  [SPOILER]her, Ashley Benson, and Franco have a threesome in a pool in this flick.[/SPOILER]

                  As for Selena Gomez, I think this is her first gig outside of Disney/family films.

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                  • #24
                    Here's a great article on Spring Breakers from San Diego City Beat...

                    Spring Breakers’ tries to bring meaning to our violent, sexualized culture:


                    There's a standing piece of advice I offer to anyone who asks me about a forthcoming movie that features a particular actor: Unless that actor is Tom Cruise, the person you need to know about isn't the lead; it's the director. A film is ultimately the result of the director's vision, and with that in mind, I suspect there will be a lot of bros who come out of the theater wondering what the fuck they spent their $12 on.

                    Sure, it's a crime thriller about hot girls going on spring break, complete with plenty of guns and nipples. But, most of all, Spring Breakers is a film by Harmony Korine, the enfant terrible of American filmmakers. And despite the intentionally exploitative camera work, the gun porn, the drinking, the blow and the preponderance of topless, bronzed coeds, Spring Breakers is an art film—one that seeks to explore and possibly break (the title is just one of the film's double-meanings) down the segment of our culture so prodigiously documented by such venerable organizations as Girls Gone Wild.

                    Korine's never been afraid to push buttons or envelopes. This is the guy who wrote Kids and directed Julien Donkey-Boy and Trash Humpers. Spring Breakers is by far his most mainstream effort to date, but despite outward appearances, it's not really mainstream at all. There's a character in the film who says that spring break is essentially the American dream for college kids, and he's not far off, because the mythology of spring break is that you have no responsibilities, you can do anything you want and there are virtually no consequences. But that's just the dream, of course—there are always consequences, as the four women in Spring Breakers learn.

                    There's Brit (Ashley Benson), Candy (Vanessa Hudgens), Cotty (Rachel Korine, the director's wife) and Faith (Selena Gomez), the sheltered, religious member of the quartet. The casting of these Disney starlets is significant, certainly, because each is using this movie to transition from teen stardom to adulthood. We know them as being innocent and, for the most part, chaste, which is exactly what young, innocent girls toss out the window when they go on spring break. When the film starts, they're stuck at college, bored out of their minds, desperate to head to Florida with the rest of the world, to cut loose and have a meaningful experience.

                    Wait, a meaningful experience on spring break? Ah, yes, that gets to the heart of what Korine's trying to say. These girls, Faith excepted, are so desperate to add both good times and meaning to their lives that they actually rob a restaurant, terrifying the patrons as they relieve them of their wallets. It's a crazy thing to do, but where they're headed is crazy, too; lots of blow and booze later, they end up arrested and in need of a savior. He comes in the form of Alien, played by a silver-toothed James Franco, a local rapper and gangster who takes them under his seamy, corrupt wing.

                    I wish the girls personalities didn't fade into the background once Alien sorts out that these Earth girls are easy—I think that's the film's biggest problem. That said, Korine finds meaning for the young women, and for Alien, who, after one very strange sexual situation, tells the other participants that they're his "motherfucking soulmates." The thing is, he means it.

                    And that's Korine's point: It can be debauched and meaningful. The bare-breasted women flipping off the camera while being doused in beer by horny guys are having the greatest time of their lives. These four nubile young things have a life-altering experience, even though it ends with sex and guns and violence. Korine makes you uncomfortable while they have it, as his camera lingers over his bikini-clad stars like an old man in a peep show. He wants you to judge him. He wants you to judge his characters. And then he wants you to think about why you're judging.

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                    • #25
                      Ill probably check this out before too long. Surprised with the reception

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                      • #26
                        Thanks for sharing that article, Jew! Solid read.

                        This film was great! Personally, I liked it more than Gummo. The performances, the cinematography, the vibe, the music, everything was hypnotic and fantastic. Day one DVD purchase for me.

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                        • #27
                          No problem Deadly....

                          This is a great film filled with imagery that sticks around long after the credits roll. From the music, acting and philosophy (That on Spring Break you're allowed to "do anything you want", although the girls take this belief to the most extreme level imaginable.)

                          There's alot to ponder once you unwrap the voyeuristic imagery in Spring Breakers, one must remember that Korine was the writer of Kids, so the overuse of teen sexuality actually has a purpose other than to titillate...

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                          • #28
                            I can't get this movie out of my head. Definitely one of those that sticks with you long after viewing. So much to take in and digest.

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                            • #29
                              From everything l've read this sounds awesome. But dammit lf l can't steal it anywhere off the interwebs.

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                              • #30
                                I caught this last Saturday in NYC with my girl.

                                I have to say, it's one of those films that'll be overrated by the art-house crowd but underrated by the mainstreamers. 7.1/10 is a somewhat accurate representation, if a little high(as I'm an art-house whore).

                                There's alot to ponder once you unwrap the voyeuristic imagery in Spring Breakers, one must remember that Korine was the writer of Kids, so the overuse of teen sexuality actually has a purpose other than to titillate...
                                This is incredibly misleading IMO. If anything, there was a lack of sex/sexual themes considering how the film was marketed. There are two sex scenes in the entire film and neither is particularly explicit.
                                Korine's directorial style is more about the innocence/feeling of youth as opposed to the deviance/subversive nature of it, IE: Larry Clark's.

                                If Korine had directed KIDS it would've sported a bit more levity.

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