|Frequency 2000 PG-13, 117 min.|
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi / Drama / Thriller
Director: Gregory Hoblit
Cast: Dennis Quaid, James Caviezel, Elizabeth Mitchell, Andre Braugher, Shawn Doyle, Noah Emmerich, Jordan Bridges, Melissa Errico, Daniel Henson, Stephen Joffe, Jack McCormack, Peter MacNeill, Michael Cera, Marin Hinkle, Richard Sali
John Sullivan (James Caviezel) is playing around with an old ham radio when, due to a quirk in solar activity, he finds himself talking to someone from the past–30 years in the past. Even stranger, the person he talks to is his deceased father. Then the plot of this supernatural time-travel movie twists and turns–even to the point of tossing a serial killer into the suspense.
|Juno 2007 PG-13, 92 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Jason Reitman
Cast: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Allison Janney, J.K. Simmons, Olivia Thirlby, Rainn Wilson, Daniel Clark, Darla Vandenbossche, Aman Johal, Valerie Tian, Emily Perkins, Kaaren de Zilva, Eileen Pedde
Ellen Page takes the role of 16-year-old Juno MacGuff who became pregnant after her first sexual experience with her geeky friend Paulie (Michael Cera). Opting for adoption as a solution to her situation, Juno finds an ad in a magazine and contacts prospective adoptive parents Vanessa and Mark Loring (Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman). Now, the story focuses on Juno's relationship with the Lorings–one of whom is more interested in adoption than the other, and Juno learns that things may not always go as planned. The film won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay; three other nominations were received: Best Picture, Actress (Page), and Director.
|Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist 2008 PG-13, 90 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance / Musical
Director: Peter Sollett
Cast: Michael Cera, Kat Dennings, Aaron Yoo, Rafi Gavron, Ari Graynor, Alexis Dziena, Jonathan B. Wright, Zachary Booth, Jay Baruchel, Jeremy Haines, Christian Rudder, Justin Rice, Giorgio Angelini, Darbie Nowatka, Cully Symingon
Tris (Alexis Dziena) has broken up with bass player Nick (Michael Cera), and he has been sending her CDs to lure her back. Nora (Kat Dennings) has been finding the CDs in Tris' trash and has fallen in love with Nick's music. Now, Nora and her friend Caroline (Ari Graynor) are sitting in the bar where Nick's band is playing. Nick and Nora meet, and when Tris notices the attraction they have to each other, she reenters the picture and tries to lure Nick back. Meanwhile, Caroline gets drunk and goes off with Nick's band members (Aaron Yoo and Rafi Gavron), but they lose her. This leads to Nick and Nora forming a bond as they spend the night in Nick's battered yellow Yugo searching for Caroline. The great soundtrack is a highlight of this film.
|Superbad 2007 R, 114 min.|
Director: Greg Mottola
Cast: Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Bill Hader, Seth Rogen, Martha MacIsaac, Emma Stone, Aviva, Joe Lo Truglio, Kevin Korrigan, Clement Blake, Erica Vittina Phillips, Joe Nunez, Dave Franco
With their high-school graduation just two weeks away, good friends Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera) are looking forward to attending Jules' (Emma Stone) party. In fact, Seth and Evan have taken on the job of supplying the booze for the big event. So, with nerdy friend Fogell (Christopher Mintz-Plasse)– who has managed to get his hands on a fake Hawaiian drivers' license–in tow, the trio goes shopping. They send Fogell into the store, and, wouldn't you know it, the liquor store is robbed while he is inside. Fogell is knocked unconscious, and Seth and Evan ditch him. Now, Fogell ends up in the custody of two inept police officers Slater (Bill Hader) and Michaels (Seth Rogen) and spends the night cruising. Meanwhile, Seth and Evan head off with a total stranger, Francis (Joe Lo Truglio), who tells them he will help them get the party's liquor. And the adventures continue.
|Switching Goals 1999 G, 85 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy
Director: David Steinberg
Cast: Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Eric Lutes, Kathryn Greenwood, Trevor Blumas, Joe Grifasi, Ted Atherton, Vito Rezza, Jake LeDoux, Robert Clark, Keith Knight, Michael Cera, Jesse Farb, Brian Heighton, Damir Andrei
Twins–athletic Sam (Mary-Kate Olsen) and klutzy Emma (Ashley Olsen)–switch identities to even the odds of winning when their soccer coach dad (Eric Lutes) chooses Emma for his team.
|1. Frequency (2000)|
2. Juno (2007)
3. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)
4. Superbad (2007)
5. Switching Goals (1999)
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