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AICN Exclusive Peek at ADVENTURELAND!!!

Hey folks, Harry here... This is one of the films that I'm very much looking forward to in the first quarter of 2009. It's being released on March 27th opposite MONSTERS VS ALIENS 3D. The film is directed by Greg Mottola and a cast of folks, I don't really know much about. But that's kinda how I was when I stumbled into his SUPERBAD - but more than that - there's just something about the look of this film... from the trailer to the poster to these two clips below that makes me thing that this is going to be one fine time at the theater. We'll find out soon enough when it plays at Sundance on January 19th in the awesome Eccles Theatre... hoping to hear from those of you attending. Here's a pair of exclusive glimpses...

Adventureland Exclusive!

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  • Jan. 11, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST


    by KyleKrane

    but wont disney sue?

  • Jan. 11, 2009, 10:03 p.m. CST


    by Dwarves

    I saw this flick about 4 months ago here in NYC. I think it was one of the first screenings and saw one review here on AICN. It was a solid pic and more of a dramedy than anything else. Look forward to seeing it again after the final cut.

  • Jan. 11, 2009, 10:03 p.m. CST


    by Dwarves


  • Jan. 11, 2009, 10:11 p.m. CST


    by Johnny the tackling alzheimers patient

    Well there's a attraction park here on Long Island with the same name. I hear it was his inspiration for this film. Looks pretty funny...

  • Jan. 11, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST


    by listo65

    my mom has shingles too

  • Jan. 11, 2009, 10:38 p.m. CST


    by Garbageman33

    Why doesn't Martin Starr work more? Like, in everything. In fact, he should've been the wrestler. Fuck Mickey Rourke and his chihuahuas.

  • Jan. 11, 2009, 10:44 p.m. CST

    There's an Adventureland

    by Balcony Fool

    in Des Moines, Iowa, too. My family used to go every summer.

  • Jan. 11, 2009, 10:52 p.m. CST

    The Pineapple Express was a complete mess.

    by Cotton McKnight

    Whathisface reminded me of that opening scene that took place in the underground bunker. Seriously, what was the point of that? And neither clip of Adventureland was funny.

  • Jan. 11, 2009, 10:52 p.m. CST

    ledger won the Golden Globe

    by vadakinX

    Just in case anyone doesn't know. Supporting Actor. Nolan accepted on his behalf.

  • Jan. 11, 2009, 11:15 p.m. CST

    EXCLUSIVE...on youtube?

    by s0nicdeathmonkey


  • Jan. 11, 2009, 11:23 p.m. CST

    The cast is appealing.


    Saw the trailer a few days ago in front of Doubt (whatthefuck?!?!) and thought it looked decent enough.

  • Jan. 12, 2009, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Cotton McKnight

    by BadMrWonka

    your post is a complete mess, by the way. it's just "Pineapple Express" without the "The". it's not a train.

  • Jan. 12, 2009, 12:18 a.m. CST

    There's a trailer?

    by waggy

    Someone please point me in its direction.

  • Jan. 12, 2009, 12:47 a.m. CST

    I dunno, that sort of looked like shit to me Harry

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    Did not make me laugh once. I also watched the trailer and was not impressed.

  • Jan. 12, 2009, 1:43 a.m. CST

    OMG, this will rule!

    by billyhitchcock

    no sarcasm at all! martin starr rules, as does hader.

  • Jan. 12, 2009, 2:03 a.m. CST


    by reni

    Good tune.

  • Jan. 12, 2009, 2:12 a.m. CST

    opening March 27 opposite .

    by landosystem

    That period is gonna kick this movies ass, punctuation always wins over arthouse retro comedy.

  • Jan. 12, 2009, 2:40 a.m. CST

    Oh yeah...

    by landosystem

    and I can't wait to see this.

  • Jan. 12, 2009, 5:08 a.m. CST

    Cotton McKnight

    by Kevin Bosch

    I only saw PE as a bootleg embeded video, but the secret government bunker at the beginning was the drug dealer's headquarters where all the action takes place at the end.

  • Jan. 12, 2009, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Wanna see a REAL exclusive???


    James Cameron on bridge of the ISV Prometheus in AVATAR?? <p>

  • Jan. 12, 2009, 8:42 a.m. CST

    PINEAPPLE EXPRESS was mediocre


    The same goes for BURN AFTER READING - as much as I love the Coen's. <p> I'm glad Colin Farrell won a Golden Globe for IN BRUGES - now that's what you call a film, Harry. I don't know how that wasn't in your top 10, but the two I mentioned were? <p> Must be the joke about the fat Americans. (Sorry, Harry - you're a good guy really)

  • Jan. 12, 2009, 10:29 a.m. CST

    The only question I have is:

    by toshiro-solo

    Does Haverchuck dance? If yes, I'm there.

  • Jan. 12, 2009, 10:52 a.m. CST

    reminds me of Meatballs and Caddyshack times

    by future help

    that's good.

  • Jan. 12, 2009, 11:01 a.m. CST

    I spent a glorious 3 days working at an amusement park.

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    I'm looking forward to this. I spent a whole 3 days many years ago working at Six Flags. I had lost a part time job just as school let out for the summer and I was hired to work on a rollercoaster because I seemed very "responsible." The seemly "unresponsible" kids got either games, food service or clean up patrol; the stuff where lives aren't at stake. Amazingly, this park at the time was getting away with paying kids LESS than minimum wage. I remember them explaining to me how and why they were doing this under the law, but I still don't understand it. Anyway, after 8 hours a day in the summer sun listening to people scream at the top of their lungs (this particular ride sent the cars backwards up a hill and then dropped it soaring back through the loading area) I left work with a migrain headache. After the third day, I turned in my shirt and went home to work on my resume. Anybody else have any amusing amusement park stories?

  • Jan. 12, 2009, 9:45 p.m. CST



  • Jan. 13, 2009, 11:25 a.m. CST

    He said amusing

    by DannyOcean01

    But I think he meant shit. Does anyone have any shit amusement park stories they'd like to share?

  • Jan. 13, 2009, 11:41 a.m. CST


    by laraz

    Looks about as funny as The Brothers Solomon! Give us better clips of movies than this shit! If I worked for you DouchBags I would be able to at least get a clip of Avatar or WatchMen! Dam, post a film clip that gets your viewers excited! Not something that will make them post a comment like mine! Ugh!

  • Jan. 13, 2009, 8:16 p.m. CST

    What? A turd?

    by Quin the Eskimo

    Yes Bill, a turd.

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 1:46 a.m. CST


    by lacythegreat

    Is it exclusive when one's hosted on YouTube and the other is currently being pimped on the myspace homepage? Something to think about...

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 11:34 a.m. CST


    by Raschied

    I thought this was a movie adaptation of the old Scott Adams game, with Uwe Boll directing. Now my end of March plans are shot to hell...

  • Jan. 14, 2009, 3:13 p.m. CST

    That young actor is stuck playing roles in the 80's?

    by Orionsangels

  • Jan. 15, 2009, 4:57 a.m. CST

    damn, I used to work there

    by Pencils

    Lasted all of two weeks at Adventureland on Long Island. The fat fuck who owned/ran the place was such a bastard to the poor sap teens who worked there. And there really was a Games/Rides split. I was Rides. But then I was as a teen. (Rimshot!)

  • Jan. 15, 2009, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Kristen Stewart is pretty, but not sexually appealing

    by dr sauch

    Also, it looks run-of-the-mill.