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NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST Trailer Long on Cera and Dennings, Short on Asta...

Beaks here... Caution: there's a way-against-type cameo spoiled in the below trailer for NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST. Most of you won't care, but die hard fans of Judd Apatow's television output might want to skip skip out on the last thirty seconds. Also, for those of you who need to see everything in HD, there are such fine things available at MySpace's "Trailer Park". If NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST ends up working (and it better, since I've been waiting for Peter Sollett's follow-up to RAISING VICTOR VARGAS for six years now), it looks like it'll be due to the chemistry of Michael Cera and Kat Dennings. I guess Dennings is a bit of an x-factor here: I've liked her in stuff prior to this (most notably THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN), but I don't think I've seen her in a substantial role outside of the kind of awful CHARLIE BARTLETT. Eh, I'm sure she'll be fine. Other than that, it's kind of odd to see Cera playing a character in a band so close to SCOTT PILGRIM. Good thing he appears to be playing rhythm guitar instead of bass. I'm only pretending to be hung up on this shit. The film is due out October 3, 2008.

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  • July 31, 2008, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Cera has already become typecast

    by terry1978

    That loveable dork that tries his damndest, yet still gets screwed, yet finds his true love even after aforementioned screw. After Scott Pilgrim he better play a serial killer or something.

  • July 31, 2008, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Looks like something I would have been really excited about in t

    by Kneprock

    when I was young

  • July 31, 2008, 10:22 p.m. CST

    What's the big deal about Jay Baruchel being in it?

    by exie

    Seriously. That's a spoiler? Gimme a break.

  • July 31, 2008, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Cera is the go-to-guy...

    by BillEmic play the sensitive and insightful dork who somehow end up with the impossibly cute but still vaguely empty-headed indie chick.

  • July 31, 2008, 10:29 p.m. CST

    I like Cera

    by Jackie Boy

    But after the masses discovered him in Superbad the media/pop culture began to become over saturated with him and, as expressed above, I sense his shtick will wear thin and unless he takes on a fresh role he's going to burn out.

  • July 31, 2008, 10:35 p.m. CST


    by Zufall

    Cera needs to put everything on hold until he can get the "Arrested Devlopment" movie out the door. COME ON!

  • July 31, 2008, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Arrested Development is an Overrated Piece of Junk

    by skani

    Easy, big fella. Arrested Development is hilarious. Everyone in it is terrific, pitch-perfect. George-Michael: stinkin awesome. Juno: lives up to the hype. Cera: yeah, needs to branch out a bit--or get a good accountant and buy a Civic instead of a stretch escalade.

  • July 31, 2008, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Seriously, How Are They Getting Away With...

    by buster00

    the "Nick and Norah" thing? Doesn't anyone remember the fucking THIN MAN series anymore? If Dashiell Hammett were here, he'd kick the shit out of alla yez.

  • July 31, 2008, 11:31 p.m. CST


    by skani

    Yeah, I know what you mean. What bugs me most is how the movie portrays people as flawed and imperfect. Wasn't that Jennifer Garner kind of snooty and self-important yet also awkward and kind of earnest? Did I miss something or was Jason Bateman kind of a jerk at points? But the most frustrating thing about Bateman being kind of a jerk is that he wasn't like a George-Costanza-in-Pretty-Woman kind of jerk. Which makes it hard for me to just hat him like I want to.

  • July 31, 2008, 11:32 p.m. CST

    I can spel

    by skani

    Rlly. I ca n

  • Aug. 1, 2008, 12:33 a.m. CST

    This looks good

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    and I totally have a crush on Kat Dennings.

  • Aug. 1, 2008, 12:34 a.m. CST


    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    That was a great fuckin' movie! What do you mean it sort of sucked? Also, Kat was great IN that movie.

  • Aug. 1, 2008, 2:37 a.m. CST

    WTF's wrong with Charlie Bartlett?

    by thinboyslim.

    Chekhov punching Iron Man in the face!!! Need I say more??

  • Aug. 1, 2008, 3:02 a.m. CST

    Jay Baruschel as a tough guy is NOT a spoiler

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    its just a dude cast in a role in a movie. That's like saying it's a spoiler that Michael Cera is in the film.

  • Aug. 1, 2008, 3:03 a.m. CST

    Kat Dennings looks like Gwen Stefani

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    <br><Br>...just sayin'...<br><br>

  • Aug. 1, 2008, 5:23 a.m. CST

    Jay Isn't A Spoiler

    by MMacKK

    He's listed in the credits. But is that John Cho in the end, or some token Asian guy. Also, this has certain elements that remind me of Superbad. I.e. The Story plays out over one night.

  • Aug. 1, 2008, 6:10 a.m. CST


    by Kevin Bosch

    Either your post was insufferably shallow, or it was the awesomest, most subtle sarcastic jab at monster2Bpitied's post.

  • Aug. 1, 2008, 7:12 a.m. CST

    Sarcastic Jab

    by skani

    Here's a hint: I actually like Juno.

  • Aug. 1, 2008, 7:57 a.m. CST


    by AgentArchangel

    I also have distaste for Juno, but I don't think Paulie Bleeker is as much of a jerk as you say. In fact, he really didn't have a choice in anything. No one but Juno did, because it was her movie therefore her world...everyone just happened to be trapped in it. Any "decision" he made was shut down by "the bitch", unless she liked it. It's not his fault she pushed him away, wanting to do everything on her own, and when he tries to go out with someone else, she flipped. It's not like she was all that accomodating to anyone else's thoughts but her own. The one thing you and I can agree on though is the movie sucked, and in the end that's all that matters. And Michael Cera is type cast as the neutered, whipped young male, at least in AD and Superbad they gave him more to do than being a part of the living furniture that surrounded Ellen Page.

  • Aug. 1, 2008, 7:54 p.m. CST

    A Distaste

    by skani

    I have distaste for Juno, too. That's why I've memorized the names of the stars and the characters. I have to know who they are if I'm going to track down all their fans and bring them to justice. Seriously, leave this movie alone. It was good. I have some impressive numbers and greek symbols on my blackboard that prove it.

  • Aug. 1, 2008, 9:59 p.m. CST

    So, in Juno when the male characters are passive

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    it's bad...but in a normal film where this is the typical role for a woman it's acceptable?

  • Aug. 1, 2008, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Pretty Much.

    by skani

    I don't know about you, but as a man (a strong, virile man with chest hair and a set of dumbells in my basement), I like the Bateman and Cera characters better than Juno and Elektra. Because they're men, and men are better than women, as this film clearly argues. I think we should definitely regard Juno as a window into/subliminal commentary on gender roles and double standards, as opposed to a film about a group of actual people with personalities who are dealing with a situation in ways that make sense to them given who they are and where they're at in life.