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Devil’s DVD Advocacy: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

This is the missing review.  The review I should have written, but was too intimidated to write.  I was intimidated for numerous reasons, but mainly because I knew I wouldn’t do the film justice.  Well, I’m here right now, just a man with a keyboard and a blog, read by ones of hundreds each week, with my heart on my sleeve.  I still won’t do Scott Pilgrim vs The World justice, but I can at least try, and in the end that is all anyone can do. Read the rest of this entry

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Scott Pilgrim Vs The World (Lonely Devil Review)

Another summer of comic-book movies (Kick Ass, Iron Man 2). When is Hollywood going to actually start coming up with new and original ideas? Scott Pilgrim Vs The World is the latest cut and paste movie to hit movie theaters this year. This latest comic book to movie adaptation is brought to us by the director of two great movies, Edgar Wright (Shawn Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz). This time he tries his hands at directing what must be the most bizarre romance in movie history. I’ll try to explain it. Read the rest of this entry

Episode 36: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Rene, Jonathan, and Mike are back this week to discuss Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.

The conversation, like the film, is all over the place, but at its core, like the film, is all heart.  Listen as they examine comic book adaptation, video game homage, and could a romantic comedy survive without the romance?

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Devil’s DVD Disappointment: Youth in Revolt

Cera grows a mustache despite the rumors.

Young men will always in their innocence believe that they can make a difference; that they can make their own mark in this world. Youth in Revolt is a traditional coming of age film with a familiar twist; the nice guy trying not to finish last.  Read the rest of this entry

The Comic Book Movie You Should Be Excited For

Unlucky in love? Get dumped? Get beaten up by your girlfriend’s seven evil exes?  Didn’t think so. 

This is the premise of Universal’s latest comic book adaptation, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.  Now I know that the film has the two most oversaturated things in Hollywood right now…those being comic books and Michael Cera, but this trailer has me excited.  From the look of it, the film blends the action of a comic book, with the style of a video game, which is what Scott Pilgrim is at its core.  Give the trailer a look and tell us what you think. 

The S.S. Minnow Maybe Sailing Into Theaters Soon

Gilligan’s Island creator Sherwood Schwartz is looking to bring his castaways to the big screen soon.  Details are sketchy, but the film has been greenlit by Warner Brothers and Schwartz has his lead actor in mind: Michael Cera.  Another name that has been bandied about is Beyonce, who would likely play the role of Ginger if she were on board.  Nothing is set in stone at the moment, but it seems the project now has some forward momentum.   

Youth in Revolt

Cera grows a mustache despite the rumors.

Young men will always in their innocence believe that they can make a difference; that they can make their own mark in this world.  Youth in Revolt is a traditional coming of age film with a familiar twist; the nice guy trying not to finish last.  Read the rest of this entry

Year One (Devil’s Advocate *sigh* what the hell was this edition)

As I prepared to write my review of Year One I remember what my Mom always says “If you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all.” Then I think to myself screw that…this movie was crap. Jack Black and Michael Cera are two sidekick actors thrown together in a leading capacity. Shocker of shockers it doesn’t work. Jack Black plays hunter Zed, who isn’t very good at hunting. Michael Cera plays Oh who can gather, but he whines a lot and is overly sarcastic. They get kicked out of the village and embark on a journey where nothing really happens.

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Year One

Year One follows two misfit friends as they stumble their way through the Old Testament. The two friends played by Jack Black and Michael Cera are banished from their village after one of them eats from the Tree Of Knowledge Of Good and Evil. From there they make their way through the ancient world and run into a few familiar faces from the Bible, ending up in Sodom and Gomorrah to rescue two women from their village who have been captured and enslaved.

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