DVD: Spring Movies

PARTY LIKE IT’S SPRINGTIME. These are the movies with spring as the perfect party setting.

Stars: Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper, Jonathan Daniel Brown, Dax Flame
Director: Nima Nourizadeh


Project X

The teenage cult film takes the audience on a thrill ride along with three loser teenage boys who throw a legendary bash in order to get the popular girls to notice them and gain social credibility. True, the theme is an old one, but the addition of a dwarf driving a Mercedes-Benz into a pool and a drug dealer lighting a house on fire like it’s the Fourth of July put a fresh spin on the party flick.

Stars: Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Bill Hader
Director: Greg Mottola


If there’s anything we could learn from high schoolers, it’s how to party like no one’s watching. True, Michael Cera and Jonah Hill might be deemed by some as socially awkward and a tad desperate, but “Superbad” still holds the title of one of the best party movies out there.

Stars: Tom Cruise, Rebecca DeMornay, Curtis Armstrong
Director: Paul Brickman

risky business

Proving that a party of one could be as much fun as a full-blown bash, “Risky Business” is forever engraved in our minds with the iconic image of pre-Scientology Tom Cruise rocking out solo in Ray-Ban shades, athletic socks and a pair of tighty whities to “Old Time Rock and Roll.”

Stars: James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson
Director: Harmony Korine

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James Franco in braids with a prison tattoo might indeed seem a comical sight to behold. Yet, the humorous vision that alludes to comedy is offset by the seriousness of the theme of the film. With Miami in the spring break season serving as the mecca of hope amid the lifeless existence of four college girls, Korine explores the theme that girls could be so cruel and amplifies it with gang activities and heavy drug use.