Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

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While watching Thor: The Dark World, my desire was to switch this week’s list of movies to watch to a list of TV series to watch. The whole movie is like Game of Thrones meets Doctor Who, the former an understandable influence since director Alan Taylor has helmed six episodes of that show (the fact that Christopher Eccleston is in the movie has nothing to do with the latter). He’s also won an Emmy for his work directing The Sopranos and a DGA Award for his work on Mad Men. Other series I was reminded of while watching include The Wire, because of Idris Elba, Lost, because of Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and The IT Crowd, because of Chris O’Dowd. But most of these are already so well known, and they really don’t have a lot to do with Thor 2 other than talent connections. I also wasn’t interested in checking out 2 Broke Girls just to make a well-rounded yet thin point. So, here’s your usual list of movies I thought to recommend after the Thor sequel. Not surprisingly, there are no appropriate documentaries included this time. You’re welcome. Minor SPOILERS if you haven’t seen Thor: The Dark World. 

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No apocalyptic film is sweeter than Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. While we already got Roland Emmerich‘s layered, philosophical approach to our pending doomsday, writer-director Lorene Scafaria has provided whimsical competition with her endearing love story set in the midst of our final days. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is not a story of one man miraculously saving the day, but a bittersweet tale of the reserved and lonely Dodge (Steve Carell) finally having something to live for before it all ends. Dodge’s journey aside, Scafaria’s film is a road movie — which is hardly a simple structure to crack — filled with faces we all know, the creepiest and friendliest restaurant you’ll see on screen all year, and many more atypical apocalyptic escapades. Here is what Lorene Scafaria had to say about the highs and lows of pitching a film, how her directorial debut has since informed her writing, and the sheer perfection of Adventures in Babysitting:

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decade_teenmovies

Though they very seldom win awards, the best teen movies usually compel repeat viewings and somehow seem to intuit the needs and tastes of generations to come. Here are 15 of the decade’s most memorable explorations of all the intrinsic charms and traumas of teendom.

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DVDs I Bought This Week!

Brian Gibson loves to buy DVDs. Come with him on his weekly journey into the depths of credit card debt as he tells you what to buy, rent and avoid.

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Beverly Hills Chihuahua wins again

It turned out to be a brutal weekend for new releases — and for everyone at the box office, generally. Everyone, that is, except Beverly Hills Chihuahua.

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The Box Office Goes to the Dogs

It was a crowded weekend at the theaters and the box office reflected it with one big winner and an awful lot of losers.

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The Reject Report Loses Friends and Alienates People

“Megan Fox, Megan Fox, Megan Fox!!” What better way to drum up interest in this week’s edition of the Reject Report than to do some major name-dropping of one of the actresses in one of this week’s movies, How To Lose Friends and Alienate People.

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We all knew it was coming. In fact, there was no denying that the phrase “this year’s Juno” would get thrown around here and there. The question is: does Nick and Norah fit the bill?

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October Movie Guide

Tomorrow, the month of October gets underway, at least cinematically, with the first round of releases. And in order to help you navigate through the entire month’s worth of films, we’ve broken them down into simple categories and picked out the ones that you shouldn’t miss.

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Michael Cera and Kat Dennings in Nick and Norah

I scored big time yesterday when my film student boyfriend nabbed us a pair of pre-screening tickets to Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Even better, the tickets came with a Q & A session with Michael Cera and Kat Dennings.

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2008 Toronto International Film Festival

Even though we weren’t allowed to make the trip across the border into Canada, we would still like to bring you some of the Toronto Film Fest updates from our friends and neighbors around the web.

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Kat Dennings and Michael Cera in Nick and Norah\

Can’t get enough of loveable geek Michael Cera? Love music and feel-good comedies? Look no further than the October 3rd release of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.

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Nick and Norah

There’s no funnier young actor in Hollywood than Cera and it looks like he is going to continue his rise to stardom in the highly buzzed Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Here’s a look at the film’s first poster. Very Juno-esque.

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MTV has given us our first look at the upcoming teen comedy starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings.

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