It's been a good nine years since we last saw the cast of American Pie together on the big screen in 2003's American Wedding. Next month, all of the original cast members, including Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott, Mena Suvari, Tara Reid, and Chris Klein, reunite in American Reunion — check out the American Reunion trailer. Their global press tour kicked off today, with Jason, Seann, Tara, Chris, and Mena getting together alongside Eugene Levy to actually sample pies during a photocall in Sydney, Australia. There will be plenty more press opportunities to come before the project's release on April 6. Stiffler, Jim, and their "band geek" originated back in 1999, but tell us — are you excited to finally see more from the American Pie crew?
Production on American Reunion, the newest installment of the American Pie series, is well on its way, which has us reminiscing about the original raunchy teen flick. Back in the day we couldn't stop quoting some of the film's most memorable (and dirtiest lines), so let's all take a trip down memory lane for this week's installment of Buzz Lines. Check out some of our favorite quotes, then chime in with your own!
- "Dude, that chick's a MILF!" — Party goer
- "This one time, at band camp . . ." — Michelle
- "I'm a sophisticated sex robot, sent back in time to change the future for one lucky lady." — Sherman
Ready for another helping of pie? Jason Biggs, Sean William Scott, and Eugene Levy have all negotiated deals for a fourth American Pie film titled, American Reunion. We first heard rumblings of a fourquel over a year ago, but with this latest news, it appears the film has gotten the green light. So which other cast members should sign on next?
Universal has reportedly reached out to Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Chris Klein, Mena Suvari, and Jennifer Coolidge, but they're definitely not the only actors I'd like to see return. What about Eddie Kaye Thomas, better known as Finch? Certainly they can't have Stifler's mom without her much younger sex buddy. Alyson Hannigan is also a must (just imagine if Michelle and Jim are parents!). Place your pick for who you'd most like to see reprise their role.
Yes, you read that right. Apparently Universal Pictures is hoping to make yet another American Pie film with Harold & Kumar scribes Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg.
Not to be confused with the slew of straight-to-DVD Pie sequels, American Pie 4 would be a full-length feature in theaters, and would bring back some of the original cast members. Most of the Pie kids (other than Alyson Hannigan and Seann William Scott) have fallen off the map, so I wouldn't be surprised if the likes of Tara Reid and Chris Klein were interested in a blast from the past.
Still, it should be interesting to see how the franchise's signature raunchy antics will be applied to a bunch of late 20 and 30 somethings — especially since Jim and Michelle got hitched in the most recent installment.
Are you excited about the idea of another American Pie? Which actors would you want to see in the reunion?
More sequels, you say? Yes! Instead of continuing the direct-to-DVD American Pies, Universal is apparently planning a fourth American Pie for theatrical release. According to Moviehole, "The success of the direct-to-video spin-off films (American Pie: Band Camp, American Pie: Naked Mile and American Pie: Beta House — all featuring Eugene Levy) has Uni thinking it might be time to return the series to its roots — alas, it’s back to Jim, Michelle, Finch, Stifler. . . and whoever else can be roped back into the fruity follow-up."
Because the Pie films are centered around sex, my guess would be that this fourth one might be about Jim and Michelle's sex life after marriage, and perhaps with a couple little ones around. Would you be interested in a fourth theatrical serving Pie?
Also, fun fact: before she was Betty Draper, Mad Men's January Jones starred in American Wedding. Something tells me she won't be making an appearance in the fourth American Pie movie. . . though that could be funny.
In keeping with this week's Independence Day theme, this week's Movie Night consists of three movies having to do with the U.S. of A. I've already recommended American Beauty in a previous installment of Movie Night, but that's another great one to watch this week!
A staple in many an American teenager's cinematic repertoire, American Pie oozes with adolescent sexual frustration and poses hilarious worst-case scenarios. As a foursome of guys gets ready to graduate high school, they turn their attention to the one thing left to do before senior prom: lose that pesky virginity. They each approach this challenge in their individual ways and with varied results, though they all learn some kind of lesson in the end. Eugene Levy plays Jim's (Jason Biggs) well-meaning but horrendously awkward father in what has become one of his signature roles. American Pie also brought the term "MILF" into common usage, and anyone familiar with the movie now knows the ending to any story that starts with "This one time? At band camp?"
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Father's Day is only a few days away, and as I search around for some way to properly honor my dad this year, let's take a look at some of the coolest, funniest, bravest or just plain "dadliest" dads in movie history. Honorable mentions include Daniel Hillard, Mrs. Doubtfire; Ted Kramer, Kramer vs. Kramer; Don Vito Corleone, The Godfather; Jack Byrnes, Meet the Parents; and Sonny Koufax, Big Daddy. As for the ones that made the final cut, read on...
10. Mr. Levenstein, American Pie
Mr. Levenstein's (Eugene Levy) earnest bumbling when it comes to discussing matters of sexuality with his son Jim (Jason Biggs) is so misguided and yet so endearing. The filmmakers take your average awkward exchange between father and teenage son and multiply it by about a thousand, creating moments of excruciating embarrassment many of us have only had nightmares about.
9. Peter, Michael and Jack, Three Men and a Baby
What's more endearing than three grown male friends teaming together to collectively parent a baby girl left on one of their stoops? Nuthin'. It's fun to watch three bachelors adjust their lives to include little Mary, from taking her to work with them to shielding her from the drug dealers that are chasing them down. Ah, those early formative years.
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