Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Movie Talk
Reload this Page >

Project X produced by Todd Phillips March 2nd

Movie Talk A Discussion area for everything movie related including films In The Theaters

Project X produced by Todd Phillips March 2nd

Old 02-25-12, 06:20 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
Bluelitespecial's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 10,572
Received 414 Likes on 299 Posts
Project X produced by Todd Phillips March 2nd

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Proje...ghs-29633.html


Remember when found-footage was the property of the horror genre, as The Blair Witch Project gave birth to countless knockoffs that rarely duplicated that film’s creepy chills? Well, the genre is expanding. Recently, Chronicle made decent use of the found-footage gimmick to tell a superhero origin story. And now we’re getting a teen-house-party comedy produced by The Hangover director Todd Phillips -- the equivalent of Can’t Hardly Wait, Superbad, or American Pie -- that uses the camera trick. It’s called Project X, and if this new red-band TV commercial is to be believed, it’s raunchy. Check it out, via IGN:

I’m a parent, so yeah, this terrifies me. One day, I’ll be that hapless, all-too-knowing father leaving the house for my idiot kids to trash. It’s a rite of passage, and so are house-party comedies like this. The novelty appears to be the use of hand-helds and the whole found-footage approach, which is wearing a little thin as it tries to mask the fact that we’re basically just seeing a movie we’ve seen multiple times before. Who’ll find the footage? The parents? The neighbor whose tree catches on fire?

Do you know what would be better? If someone found the post-blowout video cassette, popped it into a camera, and unearthed Jonathan Kaplan’s sci-fi drama Project X with Matthew Broderick, young Helen Hunt and a chimp. Hard to top. Instead, look for Project X when it opens in theaters on March 2.
I didn't see a thread yet for this and it opens next week. I have seen a lot commercials for this on tv, and was lucky enough to see it early on Thursday night. Its like Cloverfield and the Blair Witch Project. A teen party comedy shot as a fake documentary type of film disguised to be real about a group of high school kids whose party goes completely wrong. The cast is pretty much full of unknown actors, but its a hell of a lot of fun. Drinking, drugs, and plenty of nudity to go along with it. I'll probably go see it again.

Last edited by Bluelitespecial; 02-25-12 at 06:47 PM.
Old 02-25-12, 06:50 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 12,247
Received 75 Likes on 64 Posts
Re: Project X produced by Todd Phillips March 2nd

I'll stick with the original.
Old 02-25-12, 06:52 PM
  #3  
Banned by request
 
Supermallet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Termite Terrace
Posts: 54,150
Likes: 0
Received 8 Likes on 8 Posts
Re: Project X produced by Todd Phillips March 2nd

The trailers and ads look awful. I'm skipping it.
Old 02-25-12, 09:05 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Why So Blu?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 38,190
Received 1,187 Likes on 914 Posts
Re: Project X produced by Todd Phillips March 2nd

I don't normally see comedies at the theater, but will make an exception for Project X. The music rocks and it looks hilarious. Kind of cool that they also filmed it in my city.
Old 02-25-12, 09:18 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
fumanstan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 55,349
Received 26 Likes on 14 Posts
Re: Project X produced by Todd Phillips March 2nd

Here's a thread on it from a little while ago -

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk/...eh-2012-a.html
Old 02-26-12, 11:25 AM
  #6  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Mike86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 24,730
Received 1,148 Likes on 898 Posts
Re: Project X produced by Todd Phillips March 2nd

I agree that it looks pretty terrible. I know comedies tend to be over the top but this just looks ridiculously stupid and I'm looking too much into this I know but, there's no way that a house party would get this out of control without cops showing up.
Old 02-26-12, 12:27 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 5,517
Received 348 Likes on 267 Posts
Re: Project X produced by Todd Phillips March 2nd

I'm interested in seeing it. The dog in the bounce house shown in the TV spot was kinda funny.
Old 02-26-12, 12:31 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Hero
 
TomOpus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 40,137
Received 1,297 Likes on 942 Posts
Re: Project X produced by Todd Phillips March 2nd

Originally Posted by fumanstan
Here's a thread on it from a little while ago -

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk/...eh-2012-a.html
I thought there was already discussion about this movie. When they started running ads recently, I remember seeing stuff about the movie already.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.