Celebrity Crush: Michael Cera

(Image Credit: Sony)

(Image Credit: Sony)

I first saw Superbad when I was 13. I loved it, but as I got older I kept telling myself I’d see a different, more serious movie that would knock my socks off and turn my loving Superbad into a forgotten phase of my youth… I’m 19 now, and it’s still my favorite movie. And I’ve come to realize this is mostly due to the beautiful and wonderfully talented Michael Cera.

For years, I have been unable to admit this. I’ve always told people Leonardo DiCaprio was my favorite actor. There was just something about Superbad and Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist that made me regard them as less legitimate than other movies. Like the ones Leo starred in.

However, while I still like DiCaprio’s work A LOT, I’ve come a long way in my adolescent partialities.

No longer am I afraid to admit that Superbad is my watch-when-I’m-sad movie, or that Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist makes me tingle with warm happiness inside – it’s like drinking hot chocolate.

And if you’ve ever seen either of those films, you know that Michael Cera has a huge effect on the atmosphere created in them. His sense of comedic timing and ability to create such an endearing, albeit awkward, teenaged character is undoubtedly impressive. I’ve realized that he is one of the biggest reasons I love re-watching these movies and showing them to my friends.

So, truly, I think of this article as a proclamation – nay, a confession – of my love for Michael Cera. I’m finally admitting it to the world!

And with my admittance, I’ve come to look more into his work.

Lately, he’s been pursuing different kinds of roles. He’s shying away from his shy, nice-guy “type” and is stretching himself. This can be seen in the movies, Magic Magic and Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus, as well as in his portrayal of himself in This is the End.

He has published a hilarious recount of having an 8 month-long text-conversation with a random number to The New Yorker.

He even starred on Broadway in Kenneth Lonergan’s This is Our Youth.  

So, as it turns out, he has many more sides and he wants to show them off. I, for one, am only too excited to watch him as he blossoms into an actor that is a force to reckon with.

At first, he caught my intrigue with his amazing performances in two of my favorite movies. I flirted a little with his earlier works. And now he’s wining and dining me with his recent accomplishments and confidence as he breaks away from his comfort zone. At this point in our relationship, I’m head over heels for him.

Arrested Development will ‘Definitely’ be back for more Bluth Family Fun!

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (Image Credit: Netflix)

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (Image Credit: Netflix)

Arrested Development fans, rejoice, because director Mitchell Hurwitz has announced there will be a Season Five on Netflix. Back in May, the online video streaming site released all 14 episodes of Season Four as a Netflix exclusive. At the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Hurwitz gave anxious fans exactly what they wanted during a panel. Continue reading

There’s always money in the banana stand: The triumphant return of ‘Arrested Development’!

Will Arnett as Gob Bluth, David Cross as Tobias Fünke, and Portia de Rossi as Lindsay Bluth Fünke in ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (Image Credit: Netflix)

Will Arnett as Gob Bluth, David Cross as Tobias Fünke, and Portia de Rossi as Lindsay Bluth Fünke in ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (Image Credit: Netflix)

On May 26th, Arrested Development officially returned to the small screen after a 7-year-long hiatus! The original Bluth family has reunited for a 15-episode season, all of which is accessible on Netflix. This season, unlike the prior three, which dealt with Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) trying to keep his family together, separates the Bluths. Each family member has their own episode dealing with their individual ‘arrested developments’ and attempts to break away from the rest of the family. The episodes, which take place in the same time frame, feature one particular character per episode and how they are dealing with a film about the Bluth family scandal. Continue reading