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PostPosted: 07.16.2003 6:03 pm    Post subject: Teen Movies Reply with quote

Hi!! I am Movie Guru. I want you to give me the name of the comic and teen movies. Is that OK?? Please share good movies with us in this forum...

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PostPosted: 07.16.2003 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure what you're looking for, Guru. Do you want a list of comedy and teen movies that are currently in release here in America?

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PostPosted: 07.17.2003 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Mr.Eric

I would like to get a list of comic and adventurous movies. I would be so glad if you could do me a favor......

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PostPosted: 07.28.2003 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here are just a handful I can think of off the top of my head

American Pie 1, 2, (soon 3)

10 things I hate about you

can't hardly wait

Scary Movie 1, 2

Not Another Teen Movie (parody of all the others)

She's All That

from the 80s:

Pretty in Pink

Sixteen Candles

Can't Buy Me Love

Ferris Buller's Day Off

Girls Just Want to Have fun
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PostPosted: 07.31.2003 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanx sgrass

I have watched most of the movies which you listed above. I believe there is "American Wedding" coming soon. I hope it's gonna be a fantastic movie. Actually.....I like crude comedy rather than ordinary comedy. What's your view point on these teen movies??

PS: What kinds of movies do you usually watch?? (Why??)

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PostPosted: 07.31.2003 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like most of these movies, some more than others (American Pie 1, Scary Movie, Ferris Buller are probably at the top of the list) but I'm not far removed from teenagerhood myself so most teen movies no matter how stupid or cheesy I usually appreciate. As far as movies in general, I like a good drama, I cry at just about any movie, but my favorites that I can watch again and again all tend to be comedies, usually pretty dry. These are things like Spaceballs, The Royal Tennenbaums, Waiting for Guffman, etc. Among the latest movies I've seen and really liked were 25th Hour, Old School, Spellbound, City of God, and Pirates of the Caribbean, sort of a diverse group I guess.
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PostPosted: 08.08.2003 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer to believe that films aimed at kids need not be dumbed-down, crude, or crudely made. While kids flock to junk like American Wedding, Scary Movie, and She's All That, they miss some really great movies about what it means to be young in America. I'm thinking of Crazy/Beautiful, The Virgin Suicides, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, and of course Ghost World.

One of the greatest teen movie ever made is Say Anything..., partially because it treats its young characters like full human characters. What are some other "teen" movies that also qualify as great movies, period? (And please, don't list The Breakfast Club, which blatantly reinforces the same stereotypes it purports to break down.)

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PostPosted: 08.08.2003 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sgrass wrote:
I'm not far removed from teenagerhood myself so most teen movies no matter how stupid or cheesy I usually appreciate.


If I were still a teenager, I'd be offended by Hollywood's notions of what must entertain me. Typically, they treat teenagers like uneducated, boorish, drugged-out, sex-obsessed mooks--as if being young is the same thing as being idiotic, as if being cool is the same thing as being obnoxious. I was a more interesting creature than that at 15, and I think--I hope--that most kids today are more interesting, too. I refuse to believe that The Hot Chick or Friday After Next speaks more deeply to the modern teen than something like Ghost World does.

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PostPosted: 08.08.2003 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if it seriously addresses issues about being a teenager nowadays, but I'm a huge fan of Richard Linklater's "Dazed and Confused," because it's about teenagers that speak realistically, act realistically, and have fun without being disgusting, crude, and having rampant sex (although the drugs and alcohol are still there). I thought "O" was excellent (who would've thought that "Othello" would translate so well to teenage angst?), and I found "Y Tu Mama Tambien" to be very critical and pessimistic about the irresponsible, carefree teens it portrays. (I've seen very few of John Hughes' "teenager" movies, but I like "Sixteen Candles.")

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PostPosted: 08.11.2003 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, I'm a teenager, and I can't believe that they're turning out such crap. But, I guess I have an excuse to see and review them. I'm probably the only teenager in the county who hated Bruce Almighty and Legally Blonde 2. I, too, prefer coming of age comedies/films vs. the stupid teen stuff. Ghost World and Donnie Darko are favorites of mine.

What's even more pathetic is that the MPAA somehow lets teenages movies (on a lot of occasions), get PG-13, and serious movies of lesser content, but greater importance, get Rs. It's astounding how something like The Hot Chick gets a PG-13 and 13 Conversations About One Thing takes an R. But, hey, maybe I just hate the MPAA because I'm prohibited from a few Rs that I really want to go to, Very Happy .
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PostPosted: 08.23.2003 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey im a teenager to and I actually prefer the more drama based films ie Crazy/beautiful. I do like the comedy/stupid films ie astin powers and the american pie movies but I wish there were more films that had strong dramatic story lines. Most teenage girls I know like the kinda soppy tearful movies or scary movies. I dont really see why we have an age restriction for some films either because although many films have an age 18 limit everyone I know (age 15-16) can get into the cinema easily. Ive never heard of Ghost world Ill try and see it.
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PostPosted: 08.24.2003 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ghost World was my favorite American movie of 2001. Here's what I wrote at the time: "Not another teen movie, but a true portrait of what it means to be young in America. Skeptical, corrosively self-absorbed, and wary of maturity, Thora Birch shrewdly reminds me of some of the adolescents I know. Director Terry Zwigoff's creative impulses are spiky and hilarious, but also wide: As the self-loathing loner Birch first mocks and then befriends, Steve Buscemi exploits his mournful, jumpy eyes to help Zwigoff deftly study how we continue to nervously evolve, even as adults."

Later I wrote this: " Terry Zwigoff's comedy about growing up is the best American film of the year, a tonic for the many obnoxious teen movies that glorify immaturity. Substituting irony and disaffection for personality, Thora Birch impeccably captures that brief period in adolescence when it's risky to assert an actual identity, because it might elicit ridicule. Like the greatest Truffaut pictures, there's never the pretense of reality -- it's based on a comic book, after all -- but the emotions are as baffling and intricate as in real life. Ghost World is a creative explosion, simultaneously hilarious, moving, and perceptive: By the end, Birch has learned that cynicism isn't a worldview; it's a way to rationalize not having a worldview. "

I've seen it several more times since, and I continue to find it funny, smart, and important. Not just one of the best recent American films, but one of my personal favorites, too.

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