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  Old School film review
What distinguishes Old School is that while it mines familiar ribald frat humour, because its protagonists are three 30 something men who have become ensnared by the trappings of adulthood like wives and children, they bring with them an evolving if underdeveloped sense of decency.
While Beanie is comfortable balancing his arrested development with married life, Mitch is always trying to deny or disown the fraternity, particularly when an old high school crush, Nicole (Ellen Pompeo), re-enters his life.
Old School makes little pretension to be anything other than funny and stupid, which it undoubtedly is. But in addition it shows that although the appeal of returning to our carefree adolescence often looms large, especially as we become burdened by responsibility, when given the opportunity, going back is never quite the same.
www.tiscali.co.uk /entertainment/film/reviews/old_school.html   (505 words)

  
  Old school - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Old school, variously spelled old skool, oldschool or oldskool, is a slang term referring to an older school of thinking or acting and to old objects in general, within the context of newer, more modern times.
Old school is often interchangeable with the word nostalgic, but practitioners of semantics often define old school as simply something of an earlier period but not necessarily inferior or hopelessly dated.
Old school hip hop, referring to the hip hop music of anywhere from the late 1970s to the early 1990s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Old_School   (1007 words)

  
 Old School Pictures
While hanging out in an old abandoned movie theater, five high school friends unknowingly awaken the presence of a 12 year-old girl who years before fell to her death from the upstairs balcony.
Old School Pictures celebrates film history with this tribute to arguably the greatest and most influential horror movie of all time.
Old School's first attempt at filmmaking is this homage to John Carpenter's 1978 horror classic.
www.oldschoolpictures.net /films.php   (1031 words)

  
 OLD SCHOOL
The party becomes the news of the school, igniting a deep need in the three friends to experience the fun and freedom of their old party ways.
Like all films of this type, the administration run by Dean Pritchard (Piven), a past acquaintance who hates them, is not amused by their popularity and attempts to evict Mitch.
OLD SCHOOL may not have the depth, poignancy or class of it's progenitor ANIMAL HOUSE, but it does capture the spirit of utter irresponsibility in the quest for pleasure that makes that film so great.
crazy4cinema.com /Review/FilmsO/f_old_school.html   (664 words)

  
 ::: Old School Sinema ::: Latest News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Old School Sinema invaded the Cinema Wasteland Expo in Cleveland, OH Oct. 6-8 for the world premiere of "The Horror Convention Massacre." Both screenings of the film were packed...there were even 30 people crowded outside the door for the 2nd screening watching the film through the doorway.
Old School Sinema will be shooting a feature film at the Cinema Wasteland Expo(http://www.cinemawasteland.com/show.html) in Strongsville (just outside of Cleveland), OH March 31-April 2.
Old School Sinema founder and producer Joe Ostrica released a slate of seven projects his Cleveland, OH based production company plans on producing over the next couple of years.
www.oldschoolsinema.com /news.aspx   (1856 words)

  
 Old School (2003) - A Review by David Nusair
Old School is that rare comedy that, although it's not tremendously funny, still manages to entertain due to some impressively strong performances and a brisk pace.
Director Todd Phillips' last film was Road Trip, a surprisingly enjoyable gross-out comedy that managed to do the one thing most films of that ilk are unable to: it contained characters that were compelling enough that the film remained entertaining, even when it wasn't all that funny.
Old School is one of those films that's best enjoyed when viewed with a large, enthusiastic crowd.
www.reelfilm.com /oldsch.htm   (418 words)

  
 Underwater Photography Tips & Tricks by Stephen Frink: Film versus Digital
The digital-vs.-film debate has raged in recent years, with old-school film hounds questioning the technical skill required to create images that can be tweaked infinitely after capture, and digital fans wondering why anybody would want it any other way.
To an extent, similar controls are available to a film shooter in the analog darkroom or with a scanned image, but it is certainly easier to effect "underexposure salvation" on digital than it is with film.
Film would be better for prints 30x40 or larger; but for smaller sizes, it's probably a nonissue.
www.stephenfrink.com /sf-tips/200306filmvdigital   (1123 words)

  
 FSU Film School: Conversations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It's made its name as one of the top film schools in the country and the only one that provides its students with state-of-the-art equipment and a film production budget.
Film work is cyclical: you go from six weeks of exhausting work to a week or two of recuperation.
Jen: The film industry is a highly competitive field, but, eventually, I hope to make independent documentary and narrative films that focus on human rights issues.
filmschool.fsu.edu /welcome/conversations.html   (2241 words)

  
 "OLD SCHOOL" / a review from Christian Spotlight on the Movies
Old School's implication is that all men in Beanie's situation feel suffocated, care little for their families, and are just waiting for a chance to throw off their adult responsibilities.
From a real-world standpoint, this movie relates with the film "National Lampoon's Animal House." Both of these films were considered extremely offensive for their times and both have or will go down as being college film classics.
He almost makes up for the rest of the film being as sick and perverse as it is. But, it can be considered to be extremely offensive.
www.christiananswers.net /spotlight/movies/2003/oldschool.html   (835 words)

  
 Old School movie Review at The Z Review UK movie review
Old School isn't nearly as funny or wacky as past college comedies like Road Trip, but it is one goofy movie.
Old School is a stupid, but funny college comedy that has an original plot line.
This film so wants to be the "Animal House" of the next generation but it doesn’t have the flair or interesting characters that filled that movie to the rafters.
www.thezreview.co.uk /reviews/o/oldschool.htm   (1113 words)

  
 Old School (2003): Reviews
The 1978 frat-house classic "Animal House," starring the late, great John Belushi, is the model for testosterone-mad comedies such as this, and while it hasn't that film's scope or finesse, Old School does have Ferrell, a man clearly in touch with his inner Belushi.
Old School is exactly what director Todd Phillips intends for it to be: low-brow, moronic to a fault, and occasionally side-splittingly funny.
Old School has all the ingredients of an uproarious campus comedy, but it lacks a boisterous short-order cook who could whip up a food fight or three.
www.metacritic.com /film/titles/oldschool   (1250 words)

  
 Phillyist: Old School Film Schoolin' at the I-House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The film shows us Kane (played by Welles himself; he was also an amazing actor...and writer, and editor, and he filled all those roles on this film) warts and all, from the perspectives of all those who knew him, even those who hated him.
It's unfair to say the film is dated, though; it's better to say that its story of sexy rebellious youths breaking out from their hum-drum lives to play Robin Hood and fight back against the Man captured the spirit of the time.
This is a quiet, careful film about a quiet, careful man, but as it sits there being quiet and careful, it'll creep up on you, and you'll suddenly realize that the suspense and paranoia have been steadily building to such a level that now you just want to scream.
www.phillyist.com /archives/2005/09/08/old_school_film.php   (1262 words)

  
 Movie Review - Old School - www.ericdsnider.com - The Official Website of Eric D. Snider
"Old School" is, in fact, an old-school film in the spirit of "Porky's," with "Saturday Night Live" alum Will Ferrell filling the John Belushi role of chief mischief-maker and beer-imbiber.
It also attracts the attention of a crusty old dean -- yes, this college-hijinks movie has a crusty old dean -- named Pritchard (Jeremy Piven), a long-time rival of the trio from their own college days 10 years earlier.
As he has proven on "Saturday Night Live" and multiple small film roles, he excels at loosy-goosey, dignity-free merriment and can deliver even the most average of punch lines with enough lunacy to merit a laugh.
www.ericdsnider.com /movies/old-school   (509 words)

  
 School of Film and Television
The School of Film and Television is committed to a relatively small graduate program.
The Thesis committee form adopted by the School must be obtained from the Graduate Director and signed by all committee members in order for the student to be advanced to candidacy.
Once advanced to candidacy, the student must take FILM 660 (with the instructor of record) and FILM 670 (with the instructor of record) until the project is completed and signed off by the Graduate Director and Chair of the School in order to successfully complete the requirements for the M.F.A. degree.
www.lmu.edu /Page3783.aspx   (1168 words)

  
 Old School (2003)
Old School opens with Mitch Martin (Luke Wilson) coming home early from a seminar to find his girlfriend Heidi taking part in a threesome which is the opening act for an orgy (my buddy immediately flashed on his ex-wife's antics).
With an R-rating (language, nudity) Old School is targeted at college aged males and those of us who used to be.
Old School won't be the classic that Animal House has become.
www.filmmonthly.com /Video/Articles/OldSchool/OldSchool.html   (587 words)

  
 Old School Hip Hop Gallery - B-Boys.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The movie not only has a good representation of the old school NYC graf heads but features some of the pioneers like Busy Bee, the Cold Crush Brothers, Grand Master Caz, Charlie Chase, and Fab 5 Freddy.
Rare old school footage of the Beastie Boys and performances by the Fat Boys (Buffy - RIP).
The Show - Spotty concert and backstage documentary still has enough to satisfy fans of rap and hip-hop, contrasting the younger breed --a couple of whom have had serious scrapes with the law--with the wizened old-breed performers like LL Cool J and members of Run-DMC.
www.b-boys.com /oldschool.html   (278 words)

  
 Old School
The film likewise grinds to a halt each time it contorts itself to pay obeisance to every hallmark of the genre, from a requisite statutory rape subplot to the asshole boyfriend (a horrible Craig Kilborn) to the Fight Club/Office Space workplace emancipation.
At the end of the day, Old School can be congratulated for avoiding, for the most part, the gross-out and flatulence gags while not being shy about baring breasts and man-ass.
Wilson is a nice ambiguous figure at the centre of the film (and Ferrell, again, is surprisingly amusing), but it's impossible to sit through the film without marking the apes on Bluto, Otter, Larry Kroger, Chip Diller, Dean Wormer, and Kent Dorfman.
www.filmfreakcentral.net /screenreviews/oldschool.htm   (397 words)

  
 Director sheds light on Old School 2 - /FILM
The film will be called Old School Dos, and so far none of the original stars have signed on.
Old School Dos follows Mitch, Beanie and Frank as they open the fraternity doors to a new generation of college students.
Old School was released in 2003, grossing over $86 million worldwide, to become the 10th biggest R-Rated comedy of all time.
www.slashfilm.com /article.php/20060914old-school-2   (205 words)

  
 Class preserves old school on film
To make sure the school's 123-year-history isn't lost when students move to a new building next fall, Burklow is leading a student project using digital cameras and video to preserve the photographs and letters, records and notes crammed in the nooks and crannies of the school.
A school building has stood at 101 W. Elm since 1881, though the building has gone through a relocation and 10 additions.
The history of the high school is important to the people of Monroe, said Monroe Historical Society President Joyce Tannreuther.
www.enquirer.com /editions/2004/04/21/loc_monroedoc21.html   (440 words)

  
 indielondon.co.uk - film - Old School review
Old School hangs out with a trio of thirtysomething buddies, who attempt to recapture the outrageous, irrepressible fun of their college years by starting their own off-campus fraternity.
Yet as keen as he is to find some romantic stability, both Beanie and Frank use Mitch as an escape route from their own frustrations, epitomised by their marriages and the newfound responsibility that type of commitment brings.
For the most part, Old School succeeds in being a laugh-out-loud comedy, fuelled by all-manner of bad taste jokes and crass situations, the like of which have been seen many times before, but which succeed because of the charisma of the main players.
www.indielondon.co.uk /film/oldschool_rev.html   (552 words)

  
 Old School Review Movie Review Film Old School: Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Jeremy Piven, Ellen Pompeo, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Frank's film tip: Todd Phillips ought to be expelled for his worm-in-the-apple concoction pertaining to the faceless gross-out campus comedy OLD SCHOOL, a weak-kneed ANIMAL HOUSE knockoff for the millennium!
Annoyingly familiar and empty in its hedonistic heavy-handedness, Old School is as shrewdly shocking and vibrant as spending time in detention with a throbbing headache.
As an irritating and obscene vehicle that's proud to promote its stilted style of entertainment, Old School is surprisingly conventional in its ability to latch on to the run-of-the-mill nuttiness that it spouts out in awkward droves.
www.movieeye.com /reviews/read_movie_review/1199.html   (1686 words)

  
 Film Review: Old School (2003)
In Old School, a group of 30-somethings attempt to start a fraternity as a way back to their younger days.
Although the film is centered around Luke Wilson's straight man character, we really look for the laughs with Vaughn.
The film is great as it is, but just falls short of being a masterpiece.
www.lightsoutfilms.com /film_oldschool.html   (440 words)

  
 The Pianist and Old School   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the reality of the film, their fraternity doesn't actually have to have students in it.
For most of the film, the Nazis fill their role as entirely monstrous creatures, but this perspective ignores the fact that even Nazis are human beings.
In sum, The Pianist is a gripping film, based on a true story, but in its specifics, it's terribly hard on the nerves to watch.
www.bigempire.com /gooden/pianistoldschool.html   (1078 words)

  
 Old School (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Old School is a comedy motion picture released by DreamWorks SKG in 2003, about three thirty-somethings who seek to re-live their college days by starting a fraternity, and the tribulations they encounter in doing so.
The school was fictional Harrison University, and filming locations included UCLA and Harvard.
Frank is able to obtain a tape that reveals the Dean bribing a female student with admission to Columbia Law School (a promise the Dean happily broke when she confronted him after the school rejects her) since she is head of the student board that approved of the fraternity's campus status.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Old_School_(film)   (2057 words)

  
 February 2003 | blackfilm.com | reviews | reviews | film | old school
Old School begins with 30 year old, Mitch, (Luke Wilson) a rather bland real estate lawyer who returns home from a conference to quite a surprise from his live-in girlfriend (a cameo by Juliette Lewis).
The fraternity includes a 90-year old man, a few middle-aged accountants, high school dropouts and an enormously fat college student.
However, Old School could have made better use of its premise.
www.blackfilm.com /20030221/reviews/oldschool.shtml   (516 words)

  
 Reel change (Seattle Weekly)
Film festivals have never been so popular, so pervasive, so—well—devalued by their sheer number.
Today, SIFF cofounder and festival director Darryl Macdonald bemoans "the spread of the film festival virus," which has infected "every podunk town in America." Yet SIFF played its part in that growth, he notes, providing a studio-plus-art-film model that bigger fests have emulated then overshadowed.
SIFF is young by that standard but old by comparison to the newer and more profitable paradigms of entertainment: video, pay-per-view, cable, home satellite, DVD, video games, computer games, handheld computer games, computers themselves, the Internet, digital convergence, digital video, digital this, digital that.
www.seattleweekly.com /news/0019/features-miller.php   (1025 words)

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