That Movie Nerd Kevin : Ready For Halloween

Your costume is set, the pumpkins are carved, and there’s a bowl of candy by the door. Now all you need to complete your Halloween is a good scary movie and That Movie Nerd Kevin has few he would like to recommend. Happy Halloween!

That Movie Nerd, aka Kevin Morrison, is an NYU Tisch Dramatic Writing Student who loves films!

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That Movie Nerd Kevin [Video]: Shaun the Sheep

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Who knew that such a Great Movie could come from such a little Sheep?

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan, and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.

– Lionsgate

That Movie Nerd, aka Kevin Morrison, is an NYU Tisch Dramatic Writing Student who loves films!

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That Movie Nerd Kevin @ ConnectiCon 2015

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 Got to go to ConnectiCon to report on all the shenanigans! Tons of cosplaying, fun and talking to guests like Buffy’s Amber Benson, Futurama’s Phil LaMarr and the voice of Goofy himself, Bill Farmer! We also try to count all the Deadpools here….Party On!

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That Movie Nerd, aka Kevin Morrison, is an NYU Tisch Dramatic Writing Student who loves films!
   


That Movie Nerd Kevin [Video]: Inside Out

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Pixar has shown us a Toy Story, A Bug’s Life and has taken us Up. Now it’s time to go Inside Out

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

–Pixar

That Movie Nerd, aka Kevin Morrison, is an NYU Tisch Dramatic Writing Student who loves films!

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That Movie Nerd Kevin Tributes: The Three Flavours – Cornetto Trilogy

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Thank you Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost for these amazing films! We will always treasure them.

This video abides by fair use under 17 U.S.C. § 107. All copyright rights belong to Universal Studios and the intellectual property of Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg.  Song: Once in a Lifetime by The Talking Heads. All Rights Reserved to them.

That Movie Nerd, aka Kevin Morrison, is an NYU Tisch Dramatic Writing Student who loves films!

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That Movie Nerd Kevin [Video]: Marvel’s Daredevil Season 1

Time to talk about (and celebrate!) the new groundbreaking Netflix show that is Marvel’s Daredevil! But just how good is it?

 

Marvel’s Daredevil  is a live action series that follows the journey of attorney Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), who in a tragic accident was blinded as a boy but imbued with extraordinary senses. Murdock sets up practice in his old neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen, New York where he now fights against injustice as a respected lawyer by day and masked vigilante at night. Starring Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll and Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin.

That Movie Nerd, aka Kevin Morrison, is an NYU Tisch Dramatic Writing Student who loves films!

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That Movie Nerd’s Review: Growing Up and Other Lies

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You know those four somewhat obnoxious guys at the end of every street corner walking around trying to have a good time? They made a movie about them! Growing Up and Other Lies follows friends Jake (Josh Lawson), Rocks (Adam Brody), Billy (Danny Jacobs), and Gunderson (Wyatt Cenac) as they reunite to walk across New York City one last time before Jake takes off to further his art career and, hopefully, his life. Along the way, they encounter many detours, such as Jake’s old flame Tabatha (Amber Tamblyn), all while talking about their regrets and what they want out of life.

The first and most important thing to note is that these four are actors. Josh Lawson, in particular, was engaging, caring, and tried to bring something to the story. Wyatt Cenac also had a few funny moments, show casing his talent from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. I hope that these actors land more movie roles because they really deserve the recognition. However, as for this movie, they weren’t given much to work with.

Growing Up and Other Lies shifts tones frequently and never feels consistent or confident in its story. It’s almost as though there isn’t a core theme to tie each detour and character together. The film tries to talk about embracing adulthood and not having everything figured out yet, but it doesn’t really address this theme in a particularly engaging or original way. It feels run of the mill and as if inspired by one of Richard Linklater’s films without fully grasping what makes his films so compelling. The film feels bland and when it’s time for the characters to feel or have a moment, not only does it come off unnatural, like someone suddenly flipped a switch but it also doesn’t feel earned. The four characters are very average, not unlikable in any way, but also not very engaging either. Jake is the main focus of the four, but his dilemma and journey seems to be thrown away near the end, with the last line of the film saying ‘whatever’ to any plot or meaning that could be taken from his experience.

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I know Darren Grodsky and Danny Jacobs Growing Up and Other Lies have the talent to make a good movie. The character’s dialogue felt natural throughout and there are moments that work here, which tells me that, with the right idea, they can pursue a great screenplay. But while not a bad movie there is not much to salvage it from feeling bland. There’s nothing particularly special about it, aside from some well-done acting. Perhaps these filmmakers need some more growing up of their own before we see that great film they are capable of making.

—Kevin Morrison (That Movie Nerd)

 That Movie Nerd, aka Kevin Morrison, is an NYU Tisch Dramatic Writing Student who loves films!