This Is the End is one of the few comedies to come out this summer and it does not disappoint. [Read more...]
That’s right! We are back with a new round of questions and answers, this time taking of the ever evolving universe of Scott Pilgrim in order to celebrate the film’s release this weekend (and just how awesome Scott Pilgrim is in general). And this time things get “heated.” Read on to find out why.
SPOILERS AHEAD, SO ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK!
So Cartoon Network has animated a brief prequel segment for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World which goes into Scott and Kim’s high school romance. The animation is pretty simple but captures Bryan Lee O’Malley’s panels almost frame for frame as you can find this segment in the beginning of Vol. 2.
This scene was probably one of my favorites in the books and one I sorely missed in the film. Now we have it here though and this kind of makes me wish they would do this to the whole series! Come on Universal!
Taglines on movie posters are iffy things. They are there to grab your attention if the image on the poster can’t pull that off on its own, with words that are supposed to get you excited as it toots the horn of the film that might not deserve to even have a horn capable of being tooted. Just look at the tagline for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, which claims that the movie is “An epic of epic epicness.” Pretty big tooting going on right? Wait… Anyway… This is definitely one of those times that the tagline gives the right amount of hype that the film deserves. It is indeed of the epic proportion.
Scott Pilgrim takes its story from a series of graphic novels created by Bryan Lee O’Malley (go read them now!), and it goes a little something like this: Scott Pilgrim is dating a high schooler until one day a girl named Ramona Flowers comes along and becomes a strong infatuation for him. Eventually they start dating, but in order to keep dating her he has to do much more than your average Joe. You see, Ramona comes with the baggage of leaving a trail of victims in her wake, seven evil exes to be exact. Now Scott Pilgrim must defeat all of them to get his happily ever after with her. [Read more...]
Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is a kinetic, and often times perfect, adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s fantastic comic series and is a movie that is unlike almost anything you have ever seen.
Scott Pilgrim is a nice guy, but he can be kind of a dick, and rather oblivious, but ultimately he is dating a high schooler. Knives Chau, she’s Chinese. The two pow around Toronto, nearly holding hands, and maybe even hugging once; it is easy, safe, and comfortable for Mr. Pilgrim. That is until Ramona Flowers enters Scott’s dreams; literally. And before he even knows it Scott meets Ramona in real life and he can’t help himself but be drawn to her while he quickly begins half-assing his relationship with Knives. Scott enters a sticky love triangle with the two that is only further complicated by the appearance of the League of Ramona’s Evil Ex’s whom he must defeat in order to win her heart.
A couple of weeks ago I excitedly told my aunt that I was going to Comic Con in a week, with a big ol’ smile on my face. I didn’t really expect her to be jealous, but I was overly excited. Then she asked if it was a gathering of comics or something. As in comedians. I then proceeded to try and explain that it was this really cool event that happens each year that has been taken over by Hollywood in the past decade or so. Basically it has everything a nerd would desire to see, including comics, writers, artists, video games, tv shows, and movies. I told her about the panels I was planning on sitting in on and some of the people that were scheduled to attend. I was adamant about making her see how awesome it was, but she just didn’t get it. Color me deflated. Oh well, I guess Comic Con is just for certain people…
Like this girl:
Accidents Happen Trailer – Oooo… Look at the slo mo… Okay, this movie about an accident-prone family and how they cope with it looks to be pretty interesting all around, but it had me hooked a couple seconds into the trailer with the slow motion baseball rebound… Check it out here.
Despicable Me Trailer – All right, with this trailer it is finally possible to get an idea of what the story of this animated film is actually about. Check it out here.
The First Avenger: Captain America – Okay, I guess technically this isn’t a suggestion so much as a news related rant… But looks like Chris Evans will be playing Captain America. Though I love him because he is hilarious and, let’s face it, quite dreamy, I don’t understand why superhero films recycle their actors so much. It may be hard for many to remember judging on the opinions of the Fantastic Four films, but Evans has already played a superhero with the Human Torch, another Marvel character no less. And the same can be said for Ryan Reynolds, who played Deadpool in Wolverine and is now not only getting a movie based on that character, but is playing the Green Lantern as well. He is also one of my favorites, but this is going to start to get confusing in my comic book based characters universe… Any thoughts?
Year One takes a trip back to prehistoric times for its inspiration, but unfortunately no one remembered to pack the comedy.
Going off of survival of the fittest standards, Zed and Oh would have been bred out of the species a long time ago. In a nutshell, they are lazy outcasts who are unskilled at both aspects of their hunter/gatherer way of life and cannot get the girls they want to “lay with.” When the tribe has had enough of them following Zed’s light snack from the tree of knowledge, he is exiled from the tribe, with Oh choosing to accompany him because two people are just so much funnier than one. Eventually they cross the distant mountain range from their home, discovering that it isn’t actually the end of the world and that there is a lot they were not aware of (insert random highlights from the bible and history books here). [Read more...]
An Epic of Epic Epicness! Coming this August, now where is that trailer Edgar Wright?
Youth in Revolt might look like another run of the mill Michael Cera movie, but in actuality it is one of his best acted and broadest range shown yet in a surprisingly fun and irreverent farce about fighting for the one you love.
Nick Twisp is your average teenage boy, without a girl, enthralled with sex, and is rather awkward when put in a potential female encounter. Everyone is of course getting some around him as well, including his divorced parents, which only rubs salt in his wounds. So when he meets the girl of his dreams, Sheeni, he decides he will do anything to stay close to her as they are torn apart from both sides. This leads to Nick creating an alternate personality to do what Nick Twisp can’t, and his name is Francois Dillinger, and Dillinger is bad.
Dillinger is barely in the film, popping in and out of scenes, for a matter of seconds sometime, but he is endlessly hilarious and shows Cera’s range as an actor and gives one hope he can do more than what the studio heads want him to do right now. It isn’t a surprise that Cera can do this to his fans that have seen him fool around in behind the scenes stuff he has done, but he will catch a lot of people off guard. But this is a good thing and a step forward to Cera breaking out of his shell. Hopefully we get fresh Cera for Scott Pilgrim next year and more in the years to come, because if Francois is any indication of what he is capable we are in for a treat. [Read more...]
Charlyne Yi’s pseudo documentary drama is bound to make you smile and get caught up in the love thrown up on screen by the real life interviewees and the dramatized version of her own coupling with Michael Cera.
This documentary opens with our narrator contemplating her own ability to find love and whether she thinks she is even capable of said emotion. So here and her ever present director, friend Jake Johnson, set out to find out what love is by finding stories from around the continent that encapsulate what love is. As the filming progresses on, Charlyne runs into Michael Cera at a party and he becomes a bit infatuated with her and begins to maybe try and spark something to happen. Michael and Charlyne’s bonding starts out friendly and slowly evolves into something more and becoming a part of the documentary itself as it is a real life litmus test to see if Charlyne can fall in love. [Read more...]