Monday, October 13, 2008

Quick movie reviews

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist: Michael Cera's endearing awkwardness* and Kat Dennings' sweet, sweet rack play two hipster high school seniors who meet cute against an indie rock backdrop. While the movie wasn't as funny as I thought it would be, I'd classify it as "charming." But if I was 15 years younger, I'm sure that I would've LOVED this film.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall: I'm an unabashed fan of the Apatow machine, so I was greatly looking forward to this movie. While it started out slowly, it eventually started to bring the funny and then never let up. While most comedies of this ilk would portray Sarah Marshall as an irredeemable harpy, screenwriter/actor Jason Segel makes it hard to completely root against Kristen Bell's character. And for the ladies, there's plenty of dong.

*It would be nice to see him break away from this, though. If he can, that is.


Anonymous said...

Want to check out both movies. Kristen Bell is so damn cute and sassy in 'Veronica Mars'. If you have not seen the series, I really recommend that you do.

Micah said...

Yeah, I've heard good things about that show. Maybe one day I'll give it a go. It's just 3 seasons, right?

But, yeah, Bell's adorable. Prior to this movie, I pretty much just knew her from her guest spots on "Heroes."

jasdye said...

i'm sorry, wait. micah, did you just say that kat denning's rack plays a hipster high school kid?

'cuz that's just wrong.

Micah said...

Yeah, I realized that sounded kinda wrong when I wrote that. I should've added in that, in reality, Kat Dennings' rack is 22 years old. So it's all good. :)

Anonymous said...

The scene where Marshall and Aldous Snow are in bed and they get in the argument is one of the best break up scenes in any movie ever, I was still laughing like 10 minutes after that scene was voer.

jasdye said...

i just don't think it's right to view disembodied awkwardness and racks playing teenagers in a mainstream film, no matter how endearing or mature.