Blast from the past

Pre-Captain Marvel: Brie Larson’s 4 Best Movies


This week, Brie Larson will present her latest movie – Captain Marvel. Yup.

The Academy Award winner stars in the role of Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel in the first Marvel movie of the year, and first solo movie with a female character.

I’m yet to see the Captain Marvel movie, but I’m trying to think of the first movie featuring Brie that I actually saw, and I think I’m going with Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

She played Natalie V. “Envy” Adams, Scott’s ex-girlfriend and she was great in the singing as well in the acting part of the Edgar Wright’s movie. I found out later that she actually had a singing career prior becoming an actress, but I digress.

She later starred in Short Term 12, which I think that is her best movie to date (no joke), and of course 2015 was big for her since, not only did she starred in Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck, she starred in Room, a drama that would bring her an Academy Award for best leading role.

Kong: Skull Island holds a very special place in my heart, because not only it’s with Tom Hiddleston, it’s the movie that I saw with Martin on our first official date. I’ve never seen Kong: Skull Island since (mostly because it sucked) but god damn I love looking back at that fantastic night.

So what are the best 4 Brie Larson movies (according to me?)

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Director: Edgar Wright

Stars: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin…

Fun fact about the movie: During the editing process, Edgar Wright showed filmmakers Quentin Tarantino, Jason Reitman, and Kevin Smith a rough cut of the film, to which they responded positively.

Short Term 12

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton

Stars: Brie Larson, Frantz Turner, John Gallagher Jr…

Fun fact about the movie: Brie Larson and John Gallagher Jr. got their parts after auditioning via Skype.


Director: Judd Apatow

Stars: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson…

Fun fact about the movie: John Cena had to rehearse his sex scene with Amy Schumer, not with her but with a male stunt double.


Director: Lenny Abrahamson

Stars: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers…

Fun fact about the movie: Director Lenny Abrahamson saw more than 2,000 child actors before he came across Jacob Tremblay’s audition tape.



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