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Chloë Grace Moretz Fêtes Her 18th Birthday Early With a Britney Spears-Themed SoulCycle Ride and a Fun Surprise!

Chloë Grace Moretz Fêtes Her 18th Birthday Early With a Britney Spears-Themed SoulCycle Ride and a Fun Surprise!
Chloë Grace Moretz is in a hurry to grow up! The If I Stay actress doesn't turn 18 until Feb. 10, but she kicked off her birthday celebrations six days early on Wednesday. "Had by far my most Amazing fun wild ride at soul cycle ever for my #BirthdayRide and #BritneyRide !!!! 18 here we come!! #feb10," the self-proclaimed Britney Spears superfan wrote in an Instagram caption. Chloë wore $40 lyric tabloid leggings from Spears' Piece of Me concert collection and posed with instructors Laura Crago and David "Spin Villain" Zint before the 7 a.m. SoulCycle class in West Hollywood. Her brother, Trevor Moretz, and their pals Alexa Michelle and Kylie Sparks rode, too. (Check out the special...
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YouTubers Help ‘Top Decking’ Make Magic On Webisodes Network

A number of popular YouTube creators are all converging on the Webisodes Network platform for some card game comedy. Boogie2988, Tay Zonday, Kylie Sparks, and Bryarly Bishop are among the cast members for Top Decking, a web series based around Magic: The Gathering that recently began its second season. Top Decking takes place inside a game store where the main characters all hang out and play Magic. At the start of the second season, the plot has shifted to a new gaming store owned by a lisping Boogie. The debut also contains a guest role from a fifth YouTube creator, Jimmy Wong, who portrays a particularly sardonic lawyer. Top Decking's second season has thus far run for four episodes, and while the show's first season is available across multiple platforms, the new releases are housed exclusively on the Webisodes Network, which brands itself as a go-to source for short form web content.
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‘Squaresville’ Panders To Its Fans With Cosplay Episode

Squaresville's second season is rolling along on Big Frame, where it has helped launch a new sub-network aimed at young women. The series' target audience will surely appreciate the latest episode, where the three leads--Mary Kate Wiles, Kylie Sparks, and Austin Rogers--cosplay as the main characters from shows will big Internet fandoms. Even with no context, the episode is sure to please fans of both Squaresville and the chosen fandoms, which include Sherlock, Star Trek, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Adventure Time, and, in a nod to Squaresville's web series status, The Guild (it helps that Wiles and Felicia Day are pretty much the two most popular online video redheads.) Joining those motifs are references to Annie Hall, Daria, Ghost World (which I've always thought of as thematic similar to Squaresville), and, in the episodes most absurd moment, The Joy of Painting. The episode is a clear grab at fanbases,
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What to Watch: 5 Web Series Worth Checking Out

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What to Watch: 5 Web Series Worth Checking Out
Rocker Jack White tells Conan O’Brien how three staples on a mid-century modern couch influenced his musical career, geeks try to find love at Comic-Con, and last year’s popular web series, Squaresville, debuts its second season. Plus, Phineas and Ferb spawns a new web show.

Serious Jibber-Jabber | This relatively new web series features O’Brien talking “for a long time with interesting people.” The late-night comedian handpicks his interview subjects and deftly navigates a wide range of topics with each guest. The fourth installment features a fascinating conversation with Grammy-winning musician/producer White.

The Real Rob | What’s making us happy this week?
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With Over 500,000 Total Views, ‘Squaresville’ Wraps Up Season 1

Squaresville, the teen dramedy from creator Matt Enlow, has been on our radar since it was just a wee little Kickstarter campaign back in 2011. Since then, the series has signed up with Big Frame and has gained a solid following. Now, after 16 episodes, the first season of the show has come to an end. The finale was recently released, revealing a key secret about one of the main characters and ending the season on a bit of a cliffhanger. Squaresville stars Mary Kate Wiles (Lizzie Bennet Diaries) as Zelda, a precocious teen whose best friend is Esther, played by Kylie Sparks. So much about this series, from the setting to the 'feel' to the give-and-take between the two leads, reminds me of Ghost World, the comic book that became a critically acclaimed film. Squaresville's finale definitely contains most of these appealing elements. If you've seen part of the series so far,
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Exclusive: ‘Squaresville’ Taps Big Frame For Launch

Today the slice-of-life hipster comedy Squaresville launched on YouTube, after a well-attended premiere at the NerdMelt Theater at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood on Tuesday. It's about time. Tubefilter gave you a sneak peek at the Squaresville minisodes back in October 2011—and then we waited. But Matt Enlow, creator-producer behind Squaresville and cult favorite Mountain Man (which earned him three Streamys noms), has been busy, busy, busy. Enlow has teamed up with top online producer network Big Frame to develop an audience around the show. Big Frame has collaborated with web series creators in the past, including Mystery Guitar Man's Once Upon featuring Mark Gantt and Taryn O'Neill—but the Squaresville deal marks the first time that an independent web series has reached out to become a part of the larger network. Even before the deal, Squaresville had been gaining traction on its own, earning over $12,000 with a fundraising campaign for the project on Kickstarter.
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It’s Tough to be a Teenager in ‘Squaresville’

Mountain Man producer and online video persona Matt Enlow has just released the first minisode for his highly anticipated new series Squaresville. The slice-of-life comdey focuses on two childhood friends as they pass through teenage adolescence in the suffocating boredom of suburbia. Zelda (Mary Kate Wiles) and Esther (Kylie Sparks) are two misfit friends whose friendship faces the complicated, emotional, and hilarious challenges of teen romance and new social forces. "I started Squaresville because I wanted to make something that would resonate emotionally with the online audience," Enlow told Tubefilter. "In an era of disposable entertainment, and distractions, it's really challenging to make something sincere. The show is a comedy at its core, but the characters are facing universal issues with growing up. Who you are as a kid, and who you want to be. It's fun and entertaining, but I try to pack a left hook into every episode.
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Pizza

Pizza
Pizza as metaphor goes as far as it can in this tale of two outsiders making an unlikely connection.

Written and directed by Mark Christopher ("54"), "Pizza", which premiered this week at the Los Angeles Film Festival, is a small-scale character piece that genuinely likes its protagonists: an overweight teen girl and an overage delivery guy. But for all its quirky touches, the comedy cleaves to formula in its depiction of how they challenge and change each other. Art house audiences might warm to "Pizza"'s feel-good message despite it being a reheated recipe.

First-time film actress Kylie Sparks plays friendless Cara-Ethyl (named for Irene Cara and Ethel Mertz). On her 18th birthday, she's voicing imaginary party guests for the benefit of her temporarily blinded mother (Julie Hagerty). When 30ish Matt (Ethan Embry) delivers the pizzas for her fictional gathering, he quickly assesses her loneliness and asks her to join him on his delivery rounds. The inexperienced Cara-Ethyl, an aspiring actress who "burns to live," spends much of the rest of the night riding shotgun with the Pizza King in his neon-bedecked truck -- which, he's quick to point out, he owns.

Matt, who describes himself as an anti-globalization activist, has fallen between the people his age who are settling down and those who refuse to grow up. Embry plays him with a mix of sensitivity and swagger. As Cara-Ethyl points out, he envisions himself as a James Dean character. But she sees through that pose, and in the course of the inevitable fits and starts of her adventure with Matt, they reveal each other's pretensions even as they offer compassion.

Christopher's script alternates between zingy exchanges and transparent theme-pushing. There's a forced sweetness to the proceedings, and the situation never quite transcends contrivance or shakes off listlessness. But the two leads generate a warm mutual recognition. In her not always assured performance, Sparks brings an openness and resilience to the role of a misfit with high ambitions and an overdeveloped vocabulary. Embry ("Sweet Home Alabama") has an appealing spark in his eyes as a man who regards pizza with the respect the Plains Indians reserved for buffalo: It provides for all needs. Joey Kern ("Cabin Fever") makes an impression as Matt's perpetually horny pretty-boy roommate.

Pizza

Pizza
Pizza as metaphor goes as far as it can in this tale of two outsiders making an unlikely connection.

Written and directed by Mark Christopher ("54"), "Pizza", which premiered this week at the Los Angeles Film Festival, is a small-scale character piece that genuinely likes its protagonists: an overweight teen girl and an overage delivery guy. But for all its quirky touches, the comedy cleaves to formula in its depiction of how they challenge and change each other. Art house audiences might warm to "Pizza"'s feel-good message despite it being a reheated recipe.

First-time film actress Kylie Sparks plays friendless Cara-Ethyl (named for Irene Cara and Ethel Mertz). On her 18th birthday, she's voicing imaginary party guests for the benefit of her temporarily blinded mother (Julie Hagerty). When 30ish Matt (Ethan Embry) delivers the pizzas for her fictional gathering, he quickly assesses her loneliness and asks her to join him on his delivery rounds. The inexperienced Cara-Ethyl, an aspiring actress who "burns to live," spends much of the rest of the night riding shotgun with the Pizza King in his neon-bedecked truck -- which, he's quick to point out, he owns.

Matt, who describes himself as an anti-globalization activist, has fallen between the people his age who are settling down and those who refuse to grow up. Embry plays him with a mix of sensitivity and swagger. As Cara-Ethyl points out, he envisions himself as a James Dean character. But she sees through that pose, and in the course of the inevitable fits and starts of her adventure with Matt, they reveal each other's pretensions even as they offer compassion.

Christopher's script alternates between zingy exchanges and transparent theme-pushing. There's a forced sweetness to the proceedings, and the situation never quite transcends contrivance or shakes off listlessness. But the two leads generate a warm mutual recognition. In her not always assured performance, Sparks brings an openness and resilience to the role of a misfit with high ambitions and an overdeveloped vocabulary. Embry ("Sweet Home Alabama") has an appealing spark in his eyes as a man who regards pizza with the respect the Plains Indians reserved for buffalo: It provides for all needs. Joey Kern ("Cabin Fever") makes an impression as Matt's perpetually horny pretty-boy roommate.

Friedlander, Hagerty get 'Pizza'

Friedlander, Hagerty get 'Pizza'
NEW YORK -- Judah Friedlander, who co-stars in HBO Films and Fine Line Features' American Splendor as "genuine nerd" Toby Radloff, and Julie Hagerty have joined the cast of InDigEnt and writer-helmer Mark Christopher's indie feature Pizza. Ethan Embry and newcomer Kylie Sparks also star in the offbeat comedy about the unexpected relationship that develops between a thirtysomething pizza deliveryman (Embry) and a teenage high school girl (Sparks). IFC's InDigEnt shingle is headed by John Sloss and Gary Winick, who is producing with Jake Abraham and Process' Tim Perell and Howard Gertler. Executive producers are Sloss and IFC execs Jonathan Sehring and Caroline Kaplan. Pizza goes before the cameras this month in Pennsylvania. Repped by Innovative Artists and Framework Entertainment, Hagerty's credits include the comedy classics Airplane! Lost in America and A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy. Her credits also include indie auteur Todd Solondz's Storytelling. Friedlander's credits include Meet the Parents, Wet Hot American Summer, Zoolander and Showtime.

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