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Hey Chicago, Wanna Meet the AMERICAN TEENs? Capone Has All the Details!!

Published at: July 29, 2008, 11:08 a.m. CST by Capone

Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here. I haven't even been back 24 hours from Comic-Con, and I'm already planning a bunch of cool stuff in the coming weeks for those of you in the Chicago area. Tonight we've got our post-screening Q&A with Steve Coogan after a showing of HAMLET 2. And tomorow, we've got the five stars of the summer's best documentary, AMERICAN TEEN. The event takes place Wednesday, July 30 at the Apple Store on 679 N. Michigan Ave. at 7:00p.m. You don't need tickets; just show up early enough to get a seat. Now normally, I'd be a little concerned about doing this kind of Q&A without a screening attached, but, seriously, this movie has screened about 50 times in Chicago in the past couple of months. I first saw it in May for God's sake! So I'm guessing we could fill the store with people who have actually seen AMERICAN TEEN. I've been told we'll at least be showing a few clips from the film to prime the audience, but really we're just there to talk to these five people about their senior year of high school, which has been forever captured on film for the world to see in all its hardship and pain. That's right, we will have: Jake Tusing (The Nerd, who I ran into at Comic-Con); Megan Krizmanich (The Princess); Colin Clemens (The Jock); Mitch Reinholt (The Hearthrob--but really he's another jock); and Quint's bride-to-be (someone should probably let her in on this news) Hannah Bailey (The Rebel). They are coming to Chicago to talk to you guys, some come join us. See you there. Capone

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  • July 29, 2008, 11:13 a.m. CST

    ok

    by hey...jonboy

    sure lets go to chitown

  • July 29, 2008, 11:14 a.m. CST

    oh wait

    by hey...jonboy

    i read the article...pass.

  • July 29, 2008, 11:29 a.m. CST

    14:56....14:57 ....14:58 hurry up!! 15 minutes are up soon

    by Jugdish

    WHo cares about these strokes?

  • July 29, 2008, 11:36 a.m. CST

    They could be handing out free beer in front of my house...

    by Heckles

    ...and I still wouldn't go. Well, I would get the beer. But I wouldn't talk to them. Maybe if I drank a lot of the beer I'd probably start chatting with them. Now I want beer.

  • July 29, 2008, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Why the Heartthrob and not the Criminal?

    by hst666

    An actual delinquent from a dysfunctional home should have been included.

  • July 29, 2008, 11:43 a.m. CST

    I have one question for them

    by andrew coleman

    Why should I give two shits about their boring lives? I hate this "reality" movie bull shit.

  • July 29, 2008, 12:15 p.m. CST

    american teen, more like american gay suck fest

    by bright boy

    i saw this movie at the LA film festival and it is one of those movies where you are praying that every character will die within the first ten minutes, but they dont die and live on for another 90 minutes. then you also have to walk around afterward with the knowledge that these are real people and that makes you want to murder everyone you come into contact with for the next week or so. example of how much ass this movie sucks: the filmmakers try to show us how "strange" the "strange girl" is by staging this scene where she and her homo best friend are dancing in the school hallway in yellow sunglasses. wow, how outrageous. they never actually say the best friend is a homo, but you know for sure because a.) he's doesn't bang her and everyone else does and b.) when he starts crying when she's leaving town at the end, hugs her and whispers in his gay dude voice "youre my best friend". if 90 minutes of that sort of bull shit sound good to you, then by all means... take the dildo out of your ass and go see this movie!

  • July 29, 2008, 12:17 p.m. CST

    bright boy

    by fiester

    Ha! Best review ever. I will most certainly pass on this Disneyland bullshit.

  • July 29, 2008, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Thanks but Im good

    by ArcadianDS

    I think I'll pass.<p> Unless there's an edit button appearing there. I want that thing's autogrpah.

  • July 29, 2008, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Bright Boy...Excellent summary of the movie

    by Shepard Wong

    Although I would bang the little bipolar rebel whore. She's cute.

  • July 29, 2008, 1:13 p.m. CST

    No

    by JBouganim1

  • July 29, 2008, 1:29 p.m. CST

    dancing with yellow glasses! you must be Strange!!!

    by Jugdish

    How fuckign stupid is this film...great review Bright Boy.

  • July 29, 2008, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Capone is laughing...

    by NiceGuyEddie19

    Because he knows this kind of thing gets him laid constantly.

  • July 29, 2008, 1:56 p.m. CST

    The Breakfast Club

    by Abominable Snowcone

    That's all that sounds like. 23 years removed.

  • July 29, 2008, 2:34 p.m. CST

    YOU GUYS ARE IDIOTS

    by Deus Vult

    Megan Krizmanich is SMOKIN hot. she's a slutty blonde with a big rack (prolly fake) and is the spoiled daughter of a doctor. with any luck a little coke and a red bull is all you single guys would need to get her top off, and with a little massaging her pants too. its a shame you're all so movie-indie that you can't put your art house nature aside to get close to a girl for a change. sheesh. <p>capone, for once, I wish I lived in chicago. although my wife is preg, I doubt she'd miss me if I went to flirt w/megan for a few hours.

  • July 29, 2008, 2:44 p.m. CST

    BY THE WAY DRTURING...

    by Deus Vult

    Every kid I went to high school with back in 1989-1993 who could be described as "teens in America who aren't fucking white who actually have some real problems like trying to get an education without someone paying their electrical bill for them" all got FULL ride scholarships to the schools of their choice throughout the state of Texas and beyond, some for academics but the majority for athletics.<p>So with that in mind, you better learn to throw or catch a ball, run and jump or just gain 200 pounds and be a line man. maybe then you'll stop whining and get somewhere in life.

  • July 29, 2008, 3:01 p.m. CST

    "Documentary"

    by Samuel Fulmer

    You mean more staged stuff passed off as reality??

  • July 29, 2008, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Deus Vult is having a kid just so he can molest it

    by bright boy

    he told me in an email he sent asking if i knew anyone who was into kiddie porn. the answer is no, deus... and how the fuck did you get my email, fag breath?

  • Aug. 2, 2008, 5:08 a.m. CST

    capone has nuts permanently tattooed on his chin

    by bright boy

    i saw this movie at the LA film festival and it is one of those movies where you are praying that every character will die within the first ten minutes, but they dont die and live on for another 90 minutes. then you also have to walk around afterward with the knowledge that these are real people and that makes you want to murder everyone you come into contact with for the next week or so. example of how much ass this movie sucks: the filmmakers try to show us how "strange" the "strange girl" is by staging this scene where she and her homo best friend are dancing in the school hallway in yellow sunglasses. wow, how outrageous. they never actually say the best friend is a homo, but you know for sure because a.) he's doesn't bang her and everyone else does and b.) when he starts crying when she's leaving town at the end, hugs her and whispers in his gay dude voice "youre my best friend". if 90 minutes of that sort of bull shit sound good to you, then by all means... take the dildo out of your ass and go see this movie!