Over the weekend, the full-trailer for Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World was posted online with a relatively positive reception. The main criticism, as with almost all Michael Cera related content with the exception of Year One, which as Jezebel would say simply needed to “die in a fire”, was that Michael Cera was once again playing the role of awkward yet lovable teenage protagonist. And although it may be frustrating to see a young actor make so much money off of one trick, we must admit that we love this one trick and are becoming even more frustrated with having to feel ashamed of our Michael Cera… Read More
Earlier today, an angry M.I.A. tweeted out writer Lynn Hirschberg’s phone number in response to this upcoming New York Times Magazine cover story on her that she doesn’t like. While we love Hirschberg’s deadpan response to both the initial outburst (“It’s a fairly unethical thing to do, but I don’t think it’s surprising. She’s a provocateur, and provocateurs want to be provocative.”) and a followup tweet about an “unedited version” of the interview (“I have no idea what she’s talking about”), the entire thing has us thinking about what happens when celebrity/journalist relationships hit a bump in the road. Click through, and let’s explore! … Read More
What begins as standard indie romance fare (a brightly-hued wig and walk through the snow reeks more than a little of Clementine Kruczynski) but therein lies the comedy, friends. You see, Michael Cera’s typical lovable loser gets drop-kicked by one of his new lady’s “seven evil ex-boyfriends.” Can the mumbling protagonist defeat the evil exes and save the day in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World? One good sign: the movie was produced by the folks behind Hot Fuzz and Sean of the Dead, funny films that wholly touted the underdogs. Watch and see; full trailer after the… Read More
Ah, Michael Cera – the one who has put awkwardness, striped sweaters and virginity back on the map. This hipster has wooed the likes of Jules, Nora, and now Sheeni (even the names of the girls scream “Indie!”) in his trademarked shy whispers. Some of you may find his banter charming, while others may simply want to punch him around a little. Fair… Read More
1. Allegedly Conan O’Brien has been told by NBC that he needs to either accept a move to midnight or leave the network. No wonder he’s not making any jokes. [via TMZ]
2. James Cameron has optioned Charles Pellegrino’s upcoming nonfiction book The Last Train From Hiroshima: The Survivors Look Back —… Read More
Yesterday a sober Michael Cera was running around the East Village taking pictures with the Jersey Shore kids. Today we find him (and his omnipresent hoodie) going for a stroll while lip-synching and popping some pills in the new music video for Islands’ “No You Don’t,” directed by TV Carnage. Things get really trippy really fast, and there are some rather sensual closeups of Cera’s lips, if you’re into that sort of thing. There’s also a pretty interesting fight with a puddle.
We think it could double as an anti-drug PSA. Peep it after the jump, and let us know if you agree. … Read More
Youth in Revolt, which opens nationwide January 8, is a Michael Cera comedy based on C.D. Payne’s quirky same-titled novel about adolescent love and rebellion. Cera plays Nick Twisp – a horny, precocious teen with a taste for the finer things in life – who falls madly in love with Sheeni Saunders (Portia Doubleday) while on a family vacation. It turns out that Sheeni has a thing for bad boys, so in order to win her over, Nick takes on an unruly (and French) alter ego: Francois. That’s when the sex and destruction begin.
In order to get you pumped for the film’s release, we’re inviting you to upload an image of your own alter ego to Flavorpill’s Facebook page. Our five favorites will win a pair of tickets to see the movie, along with gift certificates for free soda and popcorn.
Need inspiration? Check out five new Youth in Revolt vignettes after the jump, and then get to work! We’ll announce the winners here on Friday. … Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we hoped that three-day weekend wasn’t as bleak as the headline above makes it sound. We argued over whether America really needs another hoodie heartthrob like Michael Cera. We wondered how long Britain’s oldest working computer takes to boot up. We wanted to buy a ray gun. We… Read More
Bear with me a moment: Paper Heart is a fictional movie about a girl who doesn’t believe in love falling in love while making what is a very real documentary about love. Pleasantly confused yet? The girl is Charlyne Yi, an LA-based comedian (and Michael Cera’s better half), and the playful mix of fact and fiction is half of the fun of her writing/producing debut.
The other? Watching the puppets that her dad helped her make act out the real life love stories she collected while traveling cross-country, shooting the documentary portions of the… Read More