Matt Berry – One Track Lover

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If you haven’t seen Garth Marenghi’s Dark Place, it’s highly recommended. Here is a song from the show featuring Matt Berry

Review: Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist [2008, Peter Sollett]

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1x1.trans Review: Nick and Noras Infinite Playlist [2008, Peter Sollett]

Toronto – After casually mentioning Bishop Allen’s involvement in the movie “Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist” in my Bishop Allen review a week ago, I felt it was my duty as a professional journalist to actually watch this movie. It was recently released on DVD/Blu Ray/VHS format so I went to my local independent video store and in all my indieness, I rented the VHS version of it and popped it in my nearly two decade old VCR. Watching movies on VHS is like listening to vinyl – you just can’t beat that quality. Fuck Blu Ray.

The movie is based on a book of the same name and is directed by Peter Sollett, who had previously directed no other film I have heard of. It stars the teenage king of indie movies – Michael Cera and Kat Dennings, a girl who seems to look much better with less makeup, as evident by the film vs her imdb profile pics. The movie tells a tale of two indie, teeny strangers (Nick, Nora) meeting up over a course of a crazy night in New York City. There’s a lot of subplots in the movie involving ex-girlfriends, friends with benefits, music, gays and whatever, but thats something you’ll have to watch to find out. The acting is solid – Michael Cera can play this role in his sleep. I don’t know who Kat Dennings is, but I love her voice. The supporting cast was stellar in their cardboard roles as well. I think one of the problems with teen movies that tries to take itself seriously is that the writers try to Dawsons Creek it and the teenagers end up having conversations they would never have. However, this movie’s teen dialogue seemed quite fitting to the characters, which was nice. The film also featured some exceptional night shots of New York City.

If anything, Nick and Nora is the quintessential New York movie. It is pretty much a 90 minute message telling you how much cooler it is to live in New York then anywhere else. Yes! lets go to Gray Papaya for some hotdogs! Parties everywhere! Indie music scenes everywhere! Brooklyn! East Village! Lets go out til 4 am and watch this band hold a surprise concert on an apartment rooftop! It’s all a big love fest for the city, but hey, it is the city that never sleeps.

3/5

Oh yea, the music’s soundtrack is exceptional

Asian: Empire of the Sun – Walking On A Dream

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Toronto – It is my chinaman duties to direct you to the video for ‘Walking On A Dream’ by Aussie group Empire of the Sun, because it was filmed in Shanghai – a city I talked about in my Bishop Allen review last friday. You see how everything goes full circle?

I discovered this video on Josh’s blog.

Also, if I ever appear to do as much drugs as the guys in the video appear to have done, someone please put me in rehab.

I don’t do drugs anyway, but just sayin.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – The most dramatic movie in American history

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This is proof that either A) Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is the most dramatic movie in American history, B) that dramatic music can make a movie look a lot more intense than it really is, or C) whoever made this movie is a genius, albeit one with way too much time on his hands.