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What If Guardians of the Galaxy Were Cast Entirely With Parks and Recreaction Stars?

29 July 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

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

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Darth Vader Polling Higher Than Every Single Likely 2016 Presidential Candidate

23 July 2014 12:28 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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

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Lucy Lawless Joins Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and We're Geeking Out

22 July 2014 6:47 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

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, »

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Lucy Lawless Joins 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Season 2

21 July 2014 3:31 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Former Xena: Warrior Princess star Lucy Lawless has signed on for a mysterious role in Season 2 of ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

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.

Lucy Lawless most recently starred in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, »

- MovieWeb

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Liam Neeson, Julie Bowen and Key & Peele Coming to Fox's Animated Block

20 July 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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

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This Marble Statue Looks Just Like Ron Swanson and It Reminds Us of How Much We Love Him

15 July 2014 2:04 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

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 »

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The Lego Movie Blu-Ray Review

14 July 2014 5:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director(s): Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Starring: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, Will Arnett, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Nick Offerman

Certificate: U

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

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Win Awesome ‘The Lego® Movie’ Merchandise!!

14 July 2014 3:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

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.

Director: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Cast: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Nick Offerman and Alison Brie.

Pre-order yours here: http://bit.ly/TheLEGOMovieDVD

Visit The Lego®Movie website: www.warnerbros.co.uk/The-lego-Movie

Official Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheLEGOMovieUK

Official Twitter: twitter. »

- Dan Bullock

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Win goodies from The Lego® Movie!

14 July 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

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.

Director: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

Cast: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Nick Offerman and Alison Brie.

Please note: This competition is open to UK residents only

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Visit The Lego® Movie website: www.warnerbros.co.uk/The-lego-Movie

Official Facebook: https://www. »

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My 2014 Emmy pipe dream: 5 long-shot Comedy nominations that should happen

9 July 2014 4:29 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

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

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Italian 'Knight of Cups' distributor says to expect Terrence Malick's film this year

7 July 2014 12:21 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

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

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Casting: Janssen, Offerman, Bateman, Barron

30 June 2014 7:14 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Jack Of The Red Hearts

Famke Janssen ("X-Men") and AnnaSophia Robb ("The Carrie Diaries") have joined the cast of the indie drama "Jack Of The Red Hearts" which just began filming in New York.

Janet Grillo ("Fly Away") helms the story of a teenage con artist who tricks a desperate mother into hiring her as a live-in companion for her autistic daughter. [Source: Deadline]

Welcome to Happiness

Nick Offerman ("Parks and Recreation") has joined the cast of Oliver Thompson's metaphysical drama "Welcome to Happiness" at Minutehand Pictures. Filming is currently underway in Los Angeles.

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]

Untitled Bateman Comedy

"Bad Words" actor/director Jason Bateman will star in and direct a currently untitled FBI-themed comedy. »

- Garth Franklin

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10 stories you might have missed: 'Star Trek 3' closest to resembling original TV show so far

27 June 2014 9:01 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

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

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Casting Net: Kumail Nanjiani, Natasha Lyonne board Michael Showalter comedy; Plus, Nick Offerman, more

27 June 2014 4:37 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

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]

Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) will play Kyle Gallner’s father-figure in Welcome to Happiness, which Variety describes as a metaphysical drama about a children’s book »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Nick Offerman Joins 'Welcome to Happiness'

27 June 2014 11:38 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman has joined the cast of the indie drama Welcome to Happiness, which is currently shooting in Los Angeles.

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.

Oliver Thompson is directing from his own original screenplay, and serving as a producer alongside Kyle Gallner and Bay Dariz for Minutehand Pictures, along with Molly C. Quinn's On Q Productions.

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.

Welcome to Happiness comes to theaters in 2015 and stars Nick Offerman, »

- MovieWeb

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Nick Offerman Joins Kyle Gallner, Olivia Thirlby in ‘Welcome to Happiness’

27 June 2014 8:59 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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

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‘Parks and Recreation’ Star Nick Offerman Joins Drama ‘Welcome to Happiness’

27 June 2014 8:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Parks and Recreation” star Nick Offerman has joined the cast of metaphysical drama “Welcome to Happiness” opposite Kyle Gallner.

The film, the first production from Minutehand Pictures, is directed by Oliver Thompson from his own script. It’s currently in production in Los Angeles.

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.

The cast includes Olivia Thirlby, Molly C. Quinn, Frances Conroy, Paget Brewster, Josh Brener and Brendan Sexton III.

Producers are Thompson, Gallner and Bay Dariz under their Minutehand Pictures banner, along with Molly C. Quinn’s On Q Productions Inc.

Offerman is represented UTA and Jackoway Tyerman.

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- Dave McNary

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Watch: 'The Gunfighter' Short Film with Narration by Nick Offerman

26 June 2014 6:04 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"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

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In Short ‘The Gunfighter,’ Nick Offerman Is a Sadistic Omnipotent Narrator

25 June 2014 5:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

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 […]

The post In Short ‘The Gunfighter,’ Nick Offerman Is a Sadistic Omnipotent Narrator appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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Cool Videos: Nick Offerman brings hilarious voice-over to The Gunfighter

25 June 2014 2:15 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

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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