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This post originally ran on Feb. 6, 2013. Yesterday, it was announced that Chris Pratt had been cast as Star-Lord in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. Which was great news, but it left us wondering, Why are they stopping there? If this super-team really plans on fighting for justice, it demands to be stocked with all of Pawnee's best civil servants from Parks and Recreation. To get a visual image of why this is clearly the right direction, click on to see Amy Poehler as Rocket Raccoon; Nick Offerman as Groot, the Walking Tree; Aubrey Plaza as Gamora (with new indomitable eye-rolling powers!); and Aziz Ansari as Drax the Destroyer (Treat yo'self ... to pain!). »
- Kyle Hilton
A popular statistics blog recently calculated the approval ratings of a variety of different “Star Wars” characters — with astounding results. Darth Vader, one of the most notorious villains in cinematic history, scored a net favorability rating of +30, according to Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight. When you compare his numbers to real political figures, it's higher than each and every one of the likely candidates for the 2016 presidential election. See also: Nick Offerman Roasts D.C. at Congressional Correspondents Dinner The one who comes closest to the popularity of “Star Wars” characters is Hillary Clinton, who nets a 19 percent favorability. She also »
- Travis Reilly and Linda Ge
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has added a Warrior Princess to its cast. That's right, E! News has confirmed Lucy Lawless—you may know her as Xena, Lucretia from Spartacus or Number Three on Battlestar Galactica—will guest star in the upcoming second season of the ABC drama. We'll let that sink in for a moment because you know what that means? Lawless is now part of the Marvel universe. In true S.H.I.E.L.D. fashion, Lawless' role is being kept under wraps. The New Zealand native also recurs on NBC's Parks and Recreation as Ron Swanson's (Nick Offerman) wife Diane and will likely pop up in the show's final season. As for the role that made Lawless a household name, »
No details were given for her character, and it isn't known if she is only appearing in one episode, or if she is taking on a multi-episode arc. Lucy Lawless is the first new character to sign on for Season 2, joining series regulars Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson), Ming-Na Wen (Melinda May), Brett Dalton (Grant Ward), Chloe Bennet (Skye), Iain De Caestecker (Leo Fitz) and Elizabeth Henstridge (Jemma Simmons).
We reported earlier this month that Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is coming to Comic-Con 2014, with a panel on Friday, July 25 from 3:00 Pm to 4:00 Pm in Ballroom 20. The show returns for its second season on Tuesday, September 23 in its new time at 9 Pm Et on ABC.
This fall, Fox's animated comedies will welcome a slew of A-list guest voice talent. Liam Neeson, Julie Bowen, Key & Peele, Kim Kardashian, Bill Hader, Allison Janney, as well as Zach Galifianakis, Jane Fonda, Willem Dafoe, Nick Offerman, Kevin Kline, Megan Mullally and Aziz Ansari will all be heard in cartoon form this fall. Here are the details for the upcoming seasons of “Bob's Burgers,” “The Simpsons,” “Family Guy” and “American Dad,” in Fox's language: Also read: Fox Fall Premiere Dates: ‘Gotham,’ ‘Utopia’ and ‘Red Band Society’ Debuts “Bob's Burgers” (Sundays, 7:30-8 p.m. Et/Pt) Recently nominated for its »
- Tony Maglio
At some point, we've all wished for a lifelike recreation of ourselves in stone…Right? Half the fun of having a statue look like you is that it actually is you, which is not the case for Nick Offerman, aka the beloved Ron Swanson from one of our favorite TV comedies of all time: Parks and Recreation. The Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia boasts this incredible work of art which is terrifyingly close to looking like Ron Swanson. In reality, the statue is legendary Philly actor Edwin Forrest. Here's the statue: And here's our good friend Ron: The same person, is it not?! But sadly, Swanson is a talented woodworker and could care less about a marble statue that may or may not be of him. Or »
Running Time: 100 minutes
Out among the possibilities of film and animation, The Lego Movie sounded like a great idea but how would it ever be accessible, interesting and just as fun as it is in real life? Well, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller already did quirky successfully after bringing forth the unexpected hit of Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs in 2009. From this they grabbed something else that shouldn’t have worked and revamped 21 Jump Street, with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, and made something pretty darn unique.
The Lego Movie is completely original as it effortlessly clicks together different parts of a well-known brand and also adds something that both adults and kids can love. Lego has always had that extra »
- Dan Bullock
To celebrate the release of The Lego® Movie, Available On 3D, Blu-ray And DVD On July 21st And On Digital HD Now, we’ve got a competition for four lucky people to win a copy of The Lego ® Movie on Blu-ray 3D along with some Lego® goodies!
The Lego® Movie follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average Lego ® mini-figure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. Emmet (Chris Pratt) is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which he is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
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- Dan Bullock
To celebrate the release of The Lego® Movie, Available On 3D, Blu-ray And DVD On July 21st And On Digital HD Now, we’ve got a competition for four lucky people to win a copy of The Lego® Movie on 3D Blu-ray along with some Lego® goodies!
The Lego® Movie follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average Lego® minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. Emmet (Chris Pratt) is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which he is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
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Emmy nominations will be announced on Thursday, July 10 by Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly. The pundits and critics have come to a consensus on the most likely nominees out of the numerous television shows on the air: a showdown between Breaking Bad and True Detective in Best Drama Series, Modern Family accruing a number of nominations at the cost of other comedy series. But what about the long shots? These performers and series would make deserving nominees, but for various reasons, are not expected to hear their names called. Here are five dream nominations in each of the major Comedy categories.
(Note: I only considered a nominee a long shot if it was actually submitted to that category. For example, I could not select Bob’s Burgers as Best Comedy Series, since it was submitted in the Animation categories instead. I also considered nominees only in the category they were submitted; for example, »
- George Morvis
Terrence Malick is so secretive with his projects that it's sort of a perfect storm for the internet era. People track down any and all morsels of information and get hung up on whatever might be breathed about this or that project (the filmmaker is uncharacteristically prolific these last few years). Naturally, with a pair of films on the way sooner or later, the feeding frenzy is on, particularly as it pertains to "Knight of Cups" (the only one of them with a title). Is it going to hit theaters this year? That's what the film's Italian distributor says, anyway. Speaking at the annual Ciné event in Riccione, Adler CEO Ernest Grassi said Malick's film "will be released later this year in the U.S. in a few theaters and widened. It is a candidate for many Oscar nominations." Ok, then. Naturally, people would like to just take his word for it, »
- Kristopher Tapley
Jack Of The Red Hearts
Kyle Gallner plays a children's book author with a secret door in his closet. Offerman will play the character's father-figure and landlord. Olivia Thirlby, Molly C. Quinn, Frances Conroy, Paget Brewster, Josh Brener and Brendan Sexton III also star. [Source: Variety]
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- Garth Franklin
Busy week? Here's the latest installment of 10 Stories You Might Have Missed. "Star Trek 3" will be the closest movie in the trilogy yet to resemble the original TV series, plus Lil Wayne's new song, Karen O's solo album, Andre 3000 producing Aretha Franklin, Nick Offerman's indie movie, Jason Bateman claims next directing project, AMC renews "Turn," Hulu passes on "Community," "True Blood" season premiere ratings, Gordon Ramsey walking away from "Kitchen Nightmares" and more. Get all the details in the embedded gallery below. »
- Katie Hasty
• Silicon Valley’s Kumail Nanjiani and Orange Is the New Black’s Natasha Lyonne are set to join the ensemble cast of Michael Showalter’s Hello, My Name is Doris. Kyle Mooney (Saturday Night Live) and Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids) have also boarded the comedy, which stars Sally Field as a woman who, in the wake of her mother’s death, decides to pursue a co-worker (Max Greenfield) and discover the local hipster scene. [The Wrap]
- Lindsey Bahr
Nick Offerman will play the landlord and father figure to a children's book author (Kyle Gallner), who has a secret door in his closet. Olivia Thirlby, Paget Brewster, Molly C. Quinn, Frances Conroy, Josh Brener and Brendan Sexton III round out the supporting cast.
Nick Offerman most recently starred in the Sony Pictures comedy sequel 22 Jump Street, and he will next be seen in A Walk in the Woods. The actor will also return as Ron Swanson for Parks and Recreation's seventh and final season on NBC.
“Parks and Recreation” star Nick Offerman has signed on to join Kyle Gallner and Olivia Thirlby in the metaphysical drama “Welcome to Happiness,” which is the first production from Minutehand Pictures. Oliver Thompson is writing and directing the movie, which stars Gallner (“American Sniper”) as Woody Ward, a children's book author with a secret door in his closet, the destination of which is unclear to even him. Also read: ‘Walking Dead's’ Frank Darabont in Talks to Direct ‘Snow White and the Huntsman 2' (Exclusive) Offerman will play Moses, Woody's father figure and landlord, whose connection to the mysterious door is later revealed. »
- Jeff Sneider
Gallner (“A Nightmare on Elm Street”) stars as a children’s book author with a secret door in his closet. Offerman, who also stars in “22 Jump Street,” will play the character’s father-figure and landlord.
Offerman is represented UTA and Jackoway Tyerman.
- Dave McNary
"The weary gunfighter walked slowly through the saloon..." Something fun to start the day - another short film, this one a "period western meta comedy short film" titled The Gunfighter. It's smart, it's funny, its got foul language, and it actually looks good. The Gunfighter, starring Nick Offerman as the narrator and Shawn Parsons as The Gunfighter, just won the Audience Award for Best Short Film at the La Film Fest and was also a Best of the Fest Selection at the Palm Springs Short Fest. You'll see why once you watch this. With all the language it may by Nsfw, but it is certainly worth watching whenever you get a chance. Enjoy! Thanks to our friends at SlashFilm for the tip. From the official Vimeo: "Just another period western meta comedy short film. Featuring the mellifluous voice of Nick Offerman. I hope you enjoy it!" The short was directed »
- Alex Billington
What if voice-over narration and scene-setting music could be heard by the characters in a film? The split between diegetic and non-diegetic sound (ie, stuff characters can hear vs. stuff only the audience can hear) prevents voice-overs from intruding on the lives of the people in a story. But in The Gunfighter, a lone man […]
- Russ Fischer
If you have eight minutes to spare and love to laugh, you should watch the short film The Gunfighter. A narrator voiced by the mustached Nick Offerman sets up the story of a lone gunslinger who walks into a saloon. However, the catch here is that the people in this saloon can hear the narrator, who is either out for blood or is just pissing around with all of the clichéd characters. Short of the Week summarizes it saying: If I were a Hollywood underling pitching to a studio »
- Graham McMorrow
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