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Movie Review: Project X

28 Feb

Wow, where do I start with this movie?

Project X is a “found footage” movie, filmed in handheld style (imagine Chronicle or Cloverfield), about three high school students that end up throwing the biggest party in high school history (take that 16 Candles). The story focuses on Thomas Cubb (Thomas Mann) who is turning 17 and wants to host a birthday party, as soon as his parents get out of town. Encouraged by his two friends Costa (Oliver Cooper) and JB (Jonathan Daniel Brown) to deliver the best party ever, the film follows their antics as the party turns into an unstoppable force, with well over 1,500 people showing up.

Imagine all the high school (or college) parties you ever went to – remember the ones that got a little out of control and people broke things, stole your high school’s TV studio camera, and peed in your closet? Well it’s nothing compared to Project X (and no, not THAT ‘Project X‘)

First off, I think the young actors in the film did a great job with the script and making it actually believable. While there were a couple times the dialogue seemed forced in order to keep the plot moving, the actors held their own. The character I liked most was JB, a short chubby kid who was incredibly awkward and grabbed any scene he was in. I also give credit to the director, who left long shots in the film that continue on for minutes at a time, convincing the viewers it is in fact a documentary.

The first half of the film was done really well. The set up was delivered well and the characters introduced almost immediately in their stereotypical roles. When the party finally gets going, it starts out great as a viewer — and then quickly goes over the top. The amount of debauchery and insanity that unravels as the night goes on is almost unbelievable, however, credit to the writers, because it actually seems possible in the film. But I found myself wanting the party to end as more and more things were destroyed in his house. I felt sorry for Thomas and the wrath his parents would be bringing back when they saw the house. Maybe this is a sign I’m getting old? Who knows. While Superbad featured high school students also, these kids were much more believable as high schoolers. I did learn one thing from the movie though, once I have kids, I am never going out of town.

Ultimately though, this movie is about the boy chasing the girl — Thomas after his long time girl friend Kirby — while the biggest party ever goes on around them. While stereotypical in almost every aspect, Project X brings something new to the ‘party film’ with a found footage aspect and the party all others will have to top now.

The Kibitzers give Project X 3/5 — Overall, I would recommend this movie for a rental, it’s funny and entertaining, but it’s also obnoxious. Bonus points for a great party soundtrack throughout the movie.

The Halloween Power Hour.

3 Nov

The title speaks for itself here. It’s been two months in the making, about a year in development — and it’s finally here! A little behind schedule so I guess it’s more of a trick than a treat, but we still hope you enjoy ! The best scenes from each film have been poured over and hand selected by The Kibitzers crew (and Derek!) to ensure your night will start off with a bang (and SCARE! MUAHAH!).

DC Youth Break Into Dance on the Metro

18 Jul

There have been a lot of negative videos coming out of kids acting crazy on the metro the past year. So when I saw this video tweeted out by a coworker, I was cautious. However, it’s just an awesome impromptu dance party on the metro. Some good. clean. fun!

It’s the Internets! (09/03/10)

3 Sep

It’s been a while – I GET IT OKAY?! But this should help get you through Friday before your 3-day weekend. Go do something fun ya hear?!

Make sure to “LIKE” us on Facebook! Thanks for reading and have a great Labor Day weekend!

It’s the Internets! (03/30/2010)

30 Mar

Ok, here we go. Day two and counting. (deep breath) YOU CAN DO THIS GREG! We have some good ones for you today, although I’m afraid my nerdiness is starting to reveal itself. See if you can tell:

If you found something online, post it on the comments below. Don’t forget to check out yesterday’s It’s the Internets! And follow us on Twitter!

It’s the Internets! (01/08/10)

8 Jan

HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE! So, for everyone that reads this, the Kibitzers crew is going on another adventure tomorrow. Destination: A castle to watch knights fight for honor, glory, and perhaps a sword or some sort of princess. Where? Medieval Times. ZOMGTOOEXCITEDTOTHINK!:

If you found something online, post it on the comments below. And if you missed yesterday’s It’s the Internets!, click here. Find out why staring at boobs might give you a longer life! And follow us on Twitter!

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