• Sun, Mar 10 2013

Spring Breakers Vs. ‘Spring Breakers’

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“’Spring Breakers,’ which also stars James Franco, 34, as a white-trash rapper and drug dealer (just a week after he’ll be seen in Disney’s “Oz the Great and Powerful”), is “Natural Born Killers” meets an MTV reality show.”

“Spring breakers help local free pelican.”

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“She has a clothing line called Dream Out Loud, a perfume (marketed as “the scented embodiment of the star herself: fresh and sweet with warmth from within”) and more than 40 million Facebook ‘likes.’”

“Thousands of ‘Frenzied’ Sharks Keep Florida Spring Breakers Off Beaches.”

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“Mr. Korine, 40, whose films include “Trash Humpers” and “Julien Donkey-Boy,” said he deliberately cast actresses with saccharine images to make a point about the underbelly of what he calls “pop mythology” — the extreme party that many young people dream about and corporations cash in on…Several critics, reviewing “Spring Breakers” as it has bounced along the festival circuit, have used the word “sellout” to describe the film.”

“Fishermen Drag Live Shark Onto Beach Filled With Spring Breakers.”

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“’I’m so normal and boring in real life, which is part of what made this part so fun,’ said Ms. Hudgens, fiddling with a white rose she had plucked out of an arrangement in the hotel’s lobby.”

“Most spring breakers are not spending their dollars here and that may actually be how local tourism officials want it.
‘Right now the baby boom generation is still dominating the funds here,’ said Steve Bea, who has spent spring break in multiple places but not in Palm Beach County or the Treasure Coast.”

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“‘Spring Breakers’ is the latest from onetime enfant terrible Korine, best known for the confrontational, transgressive ’90s works “Kids” and “Gummo” that made him a celebrity of the alternative demimonde.”

“The notion that spring breakers could overwhelm a backward, doddering regime might seem a stretch. But it’s not like our Cuban travel and immigration policies, anachronistic relics of the Cold War, make much sense.”

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“In one extended scene likely to get attention Ms. Hudgens’s character, Candy, holds a loaded gun while Mr. Franco’s thug simulates fellatio on it.”

“Spring Breakers flocking south to Florida’s typically warm and sunny beaches are bringing along a very unwelcome guest this year – Old Man Winter.

Temperatures averaging 10 to 20 degrees below normal have taken a southward dip into the southeastern portion of the U.S., with temperature highs sitting unseasonably low in the 50 and 60 degree range.

“Bathers may need a wet suit instead of a bathing suit for a couple of days,” senior AccuWeather Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski joked in his report.”

[Image via Wikimedia Commons]

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