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Day 246: Hero by El May (and sung by Michelle Williams)

16 Feb

Happy belated valentines day!

I wanted to feature a beautiful song from one of my favorite movies of all time (aka The Baxter). The movie is a rom-com by indie comic genius Michael Showalter about the guy who gets left at the alter in all the perfect love-story movies… their called Baxters (or people who are old-fashioned… the ones who get hay fever and wear driving caps and like Mondays). The movie is incredibly adorable, and it always puts me in a great mood!

This song was written by El May, but in the movie Michelle Williams sings it as her character Cecile Mills. It’s really beautiful and I love the words.

I hope you enjoy “Hero” by El May and sung by Michelle Williams.

(here’s a preview for the movie… I hope everyone watches it because it’s wonderful and streaming on Netflix)

(and here’s a clip. I seriously want you guys to see this movie.)

PS I actually got to meet Michael Showalter 2 years ago, and I am pleased to say that he is one of the most wonderful people I’ve ever met. Absolutely wonderful.

EDIT: Big gigantic thanks to @mshowalter for getting people to check out my site! See, I told you he’s great!

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Day 213: The Tree Of Life preview

13 Jan

Hey guys.

I want to post this preview, but before I do a big statement:

JUST WATCH IT. It’s incredibly beautiful and it pretty much makes me cry everytime I watch it!

Enjoy the preview for The Tree Of Life (2011)

Day 158: [THEME WEEK] The Perpetual Self, or What Would Saul Alinsky Do? by Sufjan Stevens

19 Nov

Hello again!

Once again, I present SUFJAN STEVENS THEME WEEEEEEK!

Circa 1960s.

Today’s song is one that some of you may have actually heard before. You see, it was in a preview for a movie that came out earlier this year (aka Babies).

“The Perpetual Self, or ‘What Would Saul Alinsky Do?’ by Sufjan Stevens is one of the best songs out there. It’s adorable and uplifting, moving you through the song like you’re on a cloud.

Also, embarrassing fact about myself, even though I never knew the song was by him (and I loved the song), I am still unable to watch the preview for that movie without tearing up. Call me crazy, but those babies! They’re just so cute!

ANYWAY, this song sets itself apart from most of his music… yeah, sure, he does sing very uplifting songs (like tomorrow’s conclusion), but it’s just so HAPPY. Like I feel like I can take anything with that song on.

The guitars are a little harder than he’s used to, and come to think of it, the song is still uplifting and “harder” than he normally uses. But it works with his soft vocals, and you can feel the warmth this song is emanating.

I hope you enjoy this song, because it pretty much brightens up any day! Here’s “The Perpetual Self, or ‘What Would Saul Alinsky Do?'” by Sufjan Stevens (off of his CD The Avalanche)

Oh, and if you’re not lame like me, watch the preview for that movie right here. It is seriously too adorable for my eyes.

 

Day 146: Tiny Furniture (2010)

14 Oct

Hello there! If this is your first time on the site, be sure to check out the about page at the top for more info on my project! Also, sign the guestbook (also located in the top)!

I saw this preview online today, and I wanted to post it. In the fashion of some of my favorite, strange movies, Tiny Furniture (2010) looks kind of like an odd romantic comedy that indie people will love.

So far, it is on my “must-see” list (of movies I really want to see this year), and I wanted to know what you thought! Leave me a comment and tell me what you think of the trailer!

Day 53: Going Fishing by The Phoenix Foundation

12 Jul

Hello there! If this is your first time on the site, be sure to check out the about page at the top for more info on my project! Also, sign the guestbook (also located in the top)!

Yesterday I talked about a brilliant movie, so today I figured I could talk about another movie that I love.

This one is a little more obscure than I Am Love, and not very many people know exactly what it is, but it is the object of my affection. The movie is called Eagle Vs. Shark (2007), and it’s a little indie rom-com from the sweet country of New Zealand.

Here’s a basic plotline: A nerdy woman is in love with an extremely nerdy guy, and after an “Animal Party” (where everyone dresses up like their favorite animal), true love is found. Now, the nerdy girl and nerdy boy have to travel to his old home town so he can train and beat up the old bully from high school.

While this movie is strange, it is adorkable.

This is definitely one of my favorite movies, and I just love watching it when I’m feeling down in the dumps.

Here’s the preview:

The whole movie’s soundtrack is fantastic, including the score which is provided by the great New Zealand band The Phoenix Foundation.

So, I present you with “Going Fishing” by the Phoenix Foundation, and their music video made specifically for the movie!

Enjoy!!

Day 39: The Electric Love Letter by Langhorne Slim

28 Jun

Hello there! If this is your first time on the site, be sure to check out the about page (located under the title) for more info on my project. Also, please sign the guestbook!

How is your night tonight? Mine is going pretty okay… relaxing before another night of work tomorrow. But as for now it’s only positive!

So today I discovered my love for the actor Jay Baruchel (aka the “She’s Out Of Your League” guy), and I watched a really great movie he stars in called “I’m Reed Fish.” It’s a quirky, indie rom-com about a love triangle in a very small town. While it’s a little odd, and features one of my least favorite actresses ever (*cough*ALEXISBLEDEL*coughcough*), it is really adorable and beautifully filmed.

Check it out! (click here to watch the preview)

Now, the song I featured today was no where near this movie at all, but the movie reminded me of another indie rom-com that I love… “Waitress”!

This movie is adorable, featuring Keri Russel, some of the most amazing looking pies ever, Nathan Fillion, and the song for today! (check out the preview for “Waitress” here!)

I consider Langhorne Slim folky, and this song just reinstates that idea for me. But regardless of this, I never fail to smile every time I hear it. It just makes my day :)

So I hope you enjoy it too! (And check out both those movies! They’re grrrrrrrrrrreat!)