Posts tagged ‘Michael Cera’

The Most Awkward Performer. Ever.

Pompadour’d British pop sensation, Esser, has mysteriously managed to become famous…despite his extreme lack of comfort with singing in general. Maybe some of you chaps across the pond will know who/what I’m talking about.

Watch his single “Headlock” and you’ll know what I mean. And if you don’t, take the plunge into my absolute and very scientific breakdown: Esser Is One Of The Most Awkward Performers Ever (peer-reviewed by JStor. Well, not yet. But soon.)



July 30, 2009 at 12:18 pm 1 comment

A Note to Michael Cera: How to Save Your Career Before the Awkwardly-Articulate Backlash

Dont look at me with those eyes [again]!

Don't look at me with those eyes, AGAIN!

Dear Michael Cera,

After beginning on Arrested Development as George Michael (not the singer songwriter, to be clear), it was kind of hard not to have a huge crush on you. Painfully shy, well-meaning, and permanently displaying your huge brown eyes in naive horror, you’ve created our decade’s new definition of cute geek. Sorry, Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

The problem, however, is that you don’t really have any other back-up personalities. You haven’t turned down any of the roles you’ve been typcast for, and you have yet to accept a part as a crack-addict/meth dealer/mentally retarded-person-overcoming-undefeatable-odds. Heck, if you even played a normal person that wasn’t just so darn witty that would probably push back your eminent backlash a good year or two. But that’s the problem, Michael! What am I going to do with you??

Now look, I care about you a lot. But I’m worried about you, to be frank. Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist??? I don’t care if Peter Sollet did direct it and also happens to be a genius, you took the easy way out. In fact, most people that I know who are huge fans of yours passed on the chance to see you in this iPod commercial of a movie. If you decide to jump onto yet another project with hand-drawn titling, I think you may get some very angry fans calling you up on their mangled hamburger phones.

So, like Joseph Gorden Levitt, take a chance! Be the lead in a movie about cocaine bricks, or pedophila…err….well, at least find another cause, and I don’t mean being the same character even when representing ALEXANDER HAMILTON. How you managed to pull that off is beyond me. However, being adorably geeky isn’t going to last forever, and I for one have become disenchanted with your predictable performances. Once you get laid in real life, you’ll see what I mean.

Until then, give me a call.



October 15, 2008 at 6:00 am Leave a comment

Drunk History

Why couldn’t high school history class have been more like this? The premise is simple- a person gets drunk and talks about an historical event, which is then lovingly re-enacted, replete with soft focus and powdered wigs.

The first episode features Michael Cera as Alexander Hamilton. They’re both kind of dreamboats- I can’t imagine more perfect casting. All the videos are hilarious (although their historical accuracy is somewhat questionable), but also feature a degree of poignancy that can only come with extreme intoxication. Enjoy:

Episode 2 Featuring Jack Black

Episode 2.5 Featuring Jack Black

Episode 3 Featuring Danny McBride

July 14, 2008 at 12:53 am 4 comments

Michael Cera

Michael Cera plays guitar

Oh man. Michael Cera is possibly the most promising comedic actor today, mainly because he has absolutely no qualms about making a situation as uncomfortable as humanly possible. Whether he’s falling in love with his cousin or warding off the lascivious advances of an inebriated classmate, Cera has turned awkwardness into an art. Since his turn on Arrested Development, Cera has been all over the internet, both with parodies of OTHER internet videos, and with a limited-run show produced with his real-life best friend, Clark Duke. On top of all of that, he’s absolutely adorable. After the runaway success of last summer’s Superbad and indie-hit Juno, he’s booked lead roles in an adaptation of C.D. Payne’s Youth in Revolt, and of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novel Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life. And, of course, we’re all crossing our fingers for that Arrested Development movie. In the meantime, sate your Cera-lust by checking out his cute indie band, The Long Goodbye.

May 30, 2008 at 10:00 am 7 comments

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