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'Friends With Kids' trailer plays around with the necessity of marriage

Just hearing the title Friends With Kids made me a little wary when my friend first sat me down to watch this trailer. A lot of comedy movies that surround pregnancy and children tend to get a little too slapstick for the sake of trying to pull a laugh out of the audience. But Friends With kids looks like it’s going to put character relationships at the forefront and let the humor naturally evolve from there. Still, I have my reservations.

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PIRANHA 3D is all tits and gore (review)

Rating:  (Bad)

I enjoy a good B movie, ala Snakes on a Plane, The Expendables, and Ninja Assassin, but Piranha 3D makes Final Destination's gore look tame. Do we want thrills this cheap at the theater? Piranha 3D has more naked women, bloody deaths, maimings, decapitations, and mutilations than anything than any theatrical release in years. I'm all for fun, but this is gore porn. If you like that sort of thing, this is the movie for you. If you're looking for a movie that doesn't violently rip the face off a girl by tying her hair in a boat propeller, watch something else. Piranha 3D may be about the insatiable appetites of ancient fish with teeth, but one serving is enough for me. 

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LEAP YEAR has more clichés than most parodies


I want you to write down all of the situations, settings, shots, and lines from the hundreds of romantic comedies you've seen or heard of--all the glances, all of the broken hearts, all of the newfound love, all of the marriage scenes, everything, all of it. Write them all down on little note cards and put them into a garbage bag (there should be too many for a hat). Done that? Good. Okay, now pick an attractive actress, two attractive actors, and a setting. Finally, grab about 30 of those cards and lay them out on the table. If the actors you picked were Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, and a well-groomed Adam Scott, congratulations, you've just written Leap Year.

Scene-for-scene, there are more clichés in Leap Year than most professional parodies and satires. It makes Scary Movie look original. Here's an overview: Anna (Amy Adams), a rich city girl, is always in control of the situation. She decides to travel to Dublin, Ireland (an exotic romantic location) to propose to her boyfriend (Adam Scott), the initial love interest who we aren't supposed to like. He's a surgeon who seems to love inflamed aortas on more than he does Anna. 

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