Let me explain. No, that will take too long. Let me sum up. It has been raining for the last couple days and it doesn’t look to clear up anytime soon. Yet I have had this song stuck in my head all weekend. Must be a case of mind over matter. Whatever it is, this is just a catchy song that always puts a smile on my face!
Walken on Sunshine
And so does the image I have included.
Happy Monday everyone!!!
Katrina and the Waves – Walking on Sunshine
Posted by The Average Movie Nerd on May 20, 2013
SPOILER ALERT: Iron Man defeats The Mandarin.
Posted by The Average Movie Nerd on May 17, 2013
I can’t say it much better than the official production description:
Oscar Isaac in ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’
“’Inside Llewyn Davis’ follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles; some of them of his own making.”
If you are a fan of Joel Coen and Ethan Coen you won’t miss this one. I know I love the Coen’s vast array of movies and am looking forward to see how Justin Timberlake’s beard plays in this one. The beard surfaces in December of this year.
Posted by The Average Movie Nerd on May 16, 2013
Here is the official plot synopsis for this one:
Juno Temple & Michael Angarano in ‘The Brass Teapot’
“The Brass Teapot feature film is a supernatural comedy starring Juno Temple and Michael Angarano, based on the comic book series about a broke, mid-twenty year old couple who, in these difficult economic times, find a mysterious and magical brass teapot which gives them money every time they (or others) are hurt near it. After realizing the teapot’s powers, John and Alice must decide how far they will go to fulfill their dream.”
Like I said before, I like originality, and this seems pretty original. It is based off of a comic which is based on a short story. Both the comic and the short story are written by Tim Macy and Ramaa Mosley… who just happen to be the writer and director (respectively) of this movie. What a kawinkydink.
Throw in the acting talents of Juno Temple and Michael Angarano and this looks like a hoot. The film had a limited release already so be on the lookout for a wider release or coming to your favorite VOD spot.
Posted by The Average Movie Nerd on May 15, 2013
The History of Future Folk
The logline for this movie is simple: Aliens decide to form a bluegrass band instead of destroying Earth. I know, I know, I know… A tale as old as time. A premise you see every other week at the box office…
This looks campy, quirky, funny, sweet and original. There needs to be more original ideas like this produced in Hollywood. I applaud the writer/co-director John Mitchell and admit I am a bit jealous I didn’t think of this concept first. And he got Dee Snider to be in his movie.
You can look for this in theaters May 31st. I know I will be.
Posted by The Average Movie Nerd on May 14, 2013
Anna Kendrick is awesome. Everything I have seen her in from ‘Up in the Air’ to ‘50/50’ to ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ to ‘Pitch Perfect’, she has been just that pitch perfect. Even her voice over in ‘Paranorman’ was one of the better things about that movie. (I have not seen a single Twilight movie, but I am sure she would be the only think I like about them if I did watch.)
Now she has made a video for the song she sang at the auditions in ‘Pitch Perfect’ and I believe I’ve watched it at least a dozen times. I can’t get enough of Anna Kendrick. We need to hang out.
If you want to see some bonus Anna Kendrick (and frankly who doesn’t?) Check out my post for the Ben Folds Five’s song ‘Do It Anyway’. It has Anna Kendrick, Chris Hardwick and the Fraggles! Throw in Ben Folds and you have a quadfecta of awesome!
Posted by The Average Movie Nerd on May 13, 2013
Jawas Mother’s Day Card
To all the Moms out there, nerdy or not, I hope you have the happiest of Mother’s Days… and thank you for everything. Even though sometimes we don’t show it, and we should, we love you very much!
Posted by The Average Movie Nerd on May 12, 2013
HOLY… F***….! First off there are only two on screen actors in this movie; George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. The other people in the movie are only voices we hear. Second… HOLY F***! Those were the two words out of my mouth when I watched this trailer. The next word, wasn’t a word it was just the noise you make when your body shudders.
This looks to be a fantastic nightmare scenario (directed by the immensely talented Alfonso Cuarón who helmed Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Y Tu Mamá También) for anyone who has been in space, ever dreamed about going into space or had casually thoughts about space in general. It is best watched so go and watch the trailer. The movie you will have to wait longer for. That doesn’t come out till the end of October.
Posted by The Average Movie Nerd on May 10, 2013
The Worlds End Poster
I HAVE A TEASER TRAILER!!!
Sorry for the abuse of the caps but I have been waiting for some form of trailer to come for this movie for months. The World’s End is the swan song in the notorious ‘Three Flavours Cornetto’ trilogy (or Blood and Ice Cream trilogy). For those of you unfamiliar with this trilogy the first two movies are Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Now you see my excitement?
The plot for this movie is 5 friends reunite years later to attempt a pub crawl (or bar crawl for those of us in the US) that they didn’t complete while younger. In the course of trying to finish the pub crawl things happen.
Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, and Eddie Marsan in ‘The Worlds End’.
So I have no release date other than this year some time. We here at TAMN will update you viewers as we have more info. (UPDATE: TAMN here with an update. Looks like the release date for the movie is August 23rd. So buckle up campers it’s going to be a long summers ride!)
(Happily dances into bliss)
Posted by The Average Movie Nerd on May 9, 2013
Emma Watson in ‘The Bling Ring’
This movie is based on the ‘Hollywood Hills Burglar Bunch’. This was a group of mainly teenagers, who from ’08-’09 pilfered rich and famous people in and around the Hollywood Hills area to the tune of over $3 million. The crew repeatedly broke in and robbed Paris Hilton, with the majority of the cash and swag they retrieved, they stole from her.
In the fictional representation of these real life events, we get to see the combination of two very talented people; Emma Watson and Sofia Coppola. Emma’s career is smoking hot right now with her fantastic performance in the wonderful movie (which I own) ‘Perks of Being a Wallflower’. Plus a big Biblical epic staring her and Russell Crowe due out next year ‘Noah’, her star is firmly ensconced high in the Hollywood sky. Sofia is a fantastic writer and a very talented director. From ‘The Virgin Suicides’ to ‘Marie Antoinette’ to the phenomenal ‘Lost in Translation’ she has the skill and the eye.
Emma Watson & Sofia Coppola
Sofia has as a way of pulling out these exceptional performances which has me very excited to see what she has done with Emma and everyone else in this one. Have to wait till mid-June to see.
Posted by The Average Movie Nerd on May 8, 2013