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Nick Offerman Stars In 'Last Week Tonight' Home Depot Ad

3 November 2014 9:00 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Nick Offerman, best known for playing Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation, starred in a fake Home Depot ad on John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight.

Nick Offerman's Home Depot Ad

On Sunday's Last Week Tonight, Oliver targeted Lowe's pre-Christmas shopping announcement that they are currently testing out robotic shopping assistants in some of their stores that would help customers locate products. One lucky shopper notes in the real-life Lowe's spot, “I actually really liked it, and we could be considered friends,” which really disturbed Oliver – especially considering the marriage-ending capabilities of a trip to a home supplies store.

"If you want to test your marriage, go buy home supplies together," said Oliver, quipping, "Robots don’t realize that home improvement stores are a lethal combination of everything that can ruin a relationship – spending money, reconciling tastes, long-term planning and florescent lighting."

Driving home his point, Oliver enlisted Offerman »

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Watch Nick Offerman play an argument-defusing Home Depot employee

3 November 2014 9:06 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Nick Offerman plays an incredibly soothing Home Depot employee in a fake commercial John Oliver produced for Last Week Tonight to prove how Home Depot should be thinking about its marketing strategy in light of the sales robots Lowe's is touting.  And though, yes, the ad is a joke, perhaps Home Depot really should take a cue from Oliver: After all, which celebrity is the most pleasant and knows the most about wood? In fact, take this clip from Parks and Recreation as the perfect selling point. Ron Swanson tells a Lowe's employee: "I know more than you." " don't realize »

- Esther Zuckerman

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John Oliver Casts Nick Offerman Perfectly As a Home Depot Employee

3 November 2014 7:30 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

When the robots rise up and enslave us, will you be able to say you did everything you could to prevent it? John Oliver will. Last night on Last Week Tonight, Oliver took on Lowe's new robot sales associates by creating an ad for Home Depot that reminded us what humans can do much better than a bunch of 1s and 0s in a box. Nick Offerman stars as a Home Depot employee — a part he and his mustache were born to play — and H. Jon Benjamin and Sarah Baker as a bickering couple. Watch below now, because when the computers take over, there will be no television, just a bunch of wires that turn our bodies into glorified energy sources. »

- Jesse David Fox

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Corey Stoll, Sarah Baker and Ger Duany Talk The Good Lie, Their Characters, Working with Non-Professional Actors, and More

6 October 2014 7:40 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is the inspiring film The Good Lie.  Directed by Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar), the film tells the story of the “Lost Boys of Sudan” who were uprooted by the brutal Sudanese Civil War that started in 1983.  Young orphans of war, both boys and girls, trekked thousands of miles on foot through hostile, treacherous terrain to escape the violence and find safety.  Before 9/11, the United States had a program to bring survivors to America and help them get acclimated to their new lives.  Thousands were brought over.  The Good Lie tells the story of a few of these survivors.  Starring Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, Corey Stoll, Kuoth Wiel, and Sarah BakerThe Good Lie will remind you about what’s really important.  For more on the film, watch this featurette or the trailer. At the Nashville press day, I spoke to Corey Stoll, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Exclusive Video Interview With The Cast Of The Good Lie

4 October 2014 2:21 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Don’t be fooled by The Good Lie’s poster, in which Reese Witherspoon appears to be at the center of the film. Director Philippe Falardeau and writer Margaret Nagle have managed to pull off something rather remarkable here, and that is that they’ve managed to tell the story of a group of South Sudanese refugees in the U.S. from their perspective rather than from a western one.

After making it out of their war-torn homeland, the four refugees (played by Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal and Kuoth Wiel) are given the chance to live in Kansas City and find work – with the help of Carrie (Witherspoon), an employment officer. Among those aiding there adjustment to their new lives are Carrie’s compassionate boss (Corey Stoll) and a spunky charity worker (Sarah Baker). In the end, two vastly different worlds come together to tell a single heartbreaking »

- Justine Browning

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Arnold Oceng, Kuoth Wiel and Screenwriter Margaret Nagle Talk The Good Lie, Overcoming Challenges, and Working with Director Philippe Falardeau

3 October 2014 3:50 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is the inspiring film The Good Lie.  Directed by Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar), the film tells the story of the “Lost Boys of Sudan” who were uprooted by the brutal Sudanese Civil War that started in 1983.  Young orphans of war, both boys and girls, trekked thousands of miles on foot through hostile, treacherous terrain to escape the violence and find safety.  Before 9/11, the United States had a program to bring survivors to America and help them get acclimated to their new lives.  Thousands were brought over.  The Good Lie tells the story of a few of these survivors.  Starring Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, Corey Stoll, Kuoth Wiel, and Sarah BakerThe Good Lie will remind you about what’s really important.  For more on the film, watch this featurette or the trailer. At the Nashville press day, I spoke to Arnold Oceng, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Watch Gene pitch a 'Die Hard' musical in the 'Bob's Burgers' season premiere

3 October 2014 9:50 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Die Hard or Working Girl? That's the kind of question that plagues the young students at Wagstaff School, and Gene Belcher is in the middle of all of it in this exclusive clip from this Sunday's season-five premiere of Bob's Burgers. The episode finds Wagstaff's pupils competing to pitch up with what they think should be the big fall musical this year. Gene is set on adapting Die Hard, the movie's Christmas setting be damned. But his confidence is shattered when he finds out that his "thunder thief" and once-lover Courtney is pitching Working Girl—or as he calls it, »

- Ray Rahman

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Reese Witherspoon, Corey Stoll and 'The Good Lie' Cast Talk Making 2014's Most Worthwhile Film

3 October 2014 9:38 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The Good Lie is titled after the lies in Huckleberry Finn, the type of lie that is a lie for the greater good, even if lying is wrong. The Good Lie, the movie,  has a small opening this weekend in under 500 theaters and will hopefully begin to slowly expand to more theaters with it’s poster of smiling Reese Witherspoon’s head miraculously floating over an African desert. The poster for The Good Lie and the trailer for The Good Lie are, themselves, actual good lies because what looks like The Blind Side but with Reese Witherspoon is not, instead it’s one of those movies that will be shown to our children in school.

You remember the type of movie I’m talking about: you have a substitute or your teacher got a little ahead in the lesson plan or you have a half-holiday day so the class gets »

- Da7e

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The Good Lie (2014) – The Review

2 October 2014 1:31 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

As the temps continue to fall, the studios inch closer to serious film time (and Oscar season) by releasing another movie with the nebulous ad line “inspired by true events”. That phrase has been attached to everything from the Nicholas Sparks adapted weeper The Vow to sports flicks such as Million Dollar Arm, often basing the story on just part of an incident. But for this new release the phrase could be amended to “inspired by ongoing true events”. Like 2011′s Machine Gun Preacher, this new film concerns the ongoing conflicts in the Sudan in North Africa. Now the title of this new film is somewhat ironic. It refers to a literary work read by one of the characters, but the title could also be a comment on the film’s marketing, which we’ll discuss a bit later. First let’s explore The Good Lie.

This begins a couple »

- Jim Batts

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Producers Thad Luckinbill, Molly Smith and Trent Luckinbill Talk The Good Lie, Working with Non-Professional Actors, Story Changes, and More

2 October 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Opening this weekend is the inspiring film The Good Lie.  Director Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar), the film tells the story of “Lost Boys of Sudan" who were uprooted by the brutal Sudanese Civil War that started in 1983.  Young orphans of war, both boys and girls, trekked thousands of miles on foot through hostile, treacherous terrain to escape the violence and find safety.  Before 9/11, the United States had a program to bring survivors to America and help them get acclimated to their new lives.  Thousands were brought over.  The Good Lie tells the story of a few of these survivors.  Starring Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, Corey Stoll, Kuoth Wiel, and Sarah Baker, The Good Lie will remind you about what's really important.  For more on the film, watch this featurette or the trailer. Last week at the Nashville press day, I spoke to producers Thad Luckinbill, Molly Smith and Trent Luckinbill. »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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The Good Lie Interviews with Arnold Oceng, Margaret Nagle, Kuoth Wiel

1 October 2014 8:33 PM, PDT | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Arnold Oceng (Mamere), scriptwriter Margaret Nagle, and Kuoth Wiel (Abital) were in high spirits for the press junket of .The Good Lie. in Nashville. They are all proud of the film starring Reese Witherspoon. In this interview, we talked about the inspiration in writing .The Good Lie,. how Oceng got the part, and Kuoth.s passion to helping refugees. .The Good Lie. opens nationwide on Friday, October 3rd.

Official Synopis:

.The Good Lie.

They were known simply as "The Lost Boys." Orphaned by the brutal Civil war in Sudan that began in 1983, these young victims traveled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3600 lost boys and girls to America. In "The Good Lie," Philippe Falardeau, (writer and director of the Oscar(R)- nominated Foreign Language film "Monsieur Lazhar") brings the story of their survival and triumph to life. »

- Manny

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The Good Lie Interviews with Ger Duany,Sarah Baker,Corey Stoll

1 October 2014 8:30 PM, PDT | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

.The Good Lie. is a powerful movie about the strength of the human spirit. Reese Witherspoon is front and center in the film but the breakout stars are the Sudanese actors like Ger Duany playing the role of Jeremiah. Sitting next to him is comedienne Sarah Baker with Corey Stoll right beside her. In this interview, we talked about their interest in making the movie, Duany.s personal story, and what they want viewers to feel after watching the movie.

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- Manny

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Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Corey Stoll, Kuoth Wiel, Sarah Paker, Writer Margaret Nagle, and Producers Talk The Good Lie

29 September 2014 8:30 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The Good Lie is an inspiring film about love, survival and triumph over adversity and a powerful reminder of what’s really important in life.  Philippe Falardeau directs the moving story of “The Lost Boys” who were uprooted by the brutal Sudanese Civil War that lasted from 1983 to 2005.  Young orphans of war, both boys and girls, trekked thousands of miles on foot through hostile, treacherous terrain to escape the violence and find safety.  Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3600 of them from Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp to America.  The entertaining drama stars Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, Corey Stoll, Kuoth Wiel, and Sarah Baker. At a recent press conference in Nashville, Witherspoon, Oceng, Duany, Wiel, Stoll, Baker, screenwriter Margaret Nagle, producers Molly Smith, Thad Luckinbill and Trent Luckinbill, and Unicef’s Kent Page talked about the importance of telling the story with integrity, Nagle’s exhaustive research, »

- Sheila Roberts

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Ranking the Emmy acceptance speeches

25 August 2014 9:35 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

The Emmys honor the best performances on television, but the telecast is all about celebrating the best speeches. Here’s how we called it:

1. Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, Lead Actor in a Drama Series: It was Cranston’s night. He had the perfect amount of humility (“Even I thought about voting for Matthew”), humor (“I love you, especially those scenes in bed,” he told Anna Gunn) and inspiration (find your passion, Sneaky Petes). 

2. Veep’s Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lead Actress in a Comedy: Leave it to Louis-Dreyfus, who took home her third consecutive Emmy for Veep, to keep things fresh. »

- Mandi Bierly

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Emmy Awards 2014 Live-Blog

25 August 2014 4:57 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Never again, TV Academy.  Never again. I don't care if NBC has to do the Emmys in August because of football and if NBC is scared of going head-to-head with a competing award show. Doing the Emmys on Monday is just wrong. But we shall trudge on! Seth Meyers is hosting. Some fantastic TV shows and actors are nominated.  Follow along. Comment below. Join the fun. Make the fun. 8:00 p.m. Et. That was some of the worst Red Carpet pre-show I've ever watched between E! and NBC. I never thought I'd miss Ryan Seacrest, but there ya go! 8:00 p.m. Seth Meyers was just outside being interviewed by Billy Bush just two minutes ago. How will he make it inside? How?!?!? 8:00 p.m. A countdown! 20 seconds to go. 8:00 p.m. And now Seth is inside on-stage. How Is That Possible, Billy Bush?!? 8:01 p.m. »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Females On Film: Ranking the summer's biggest box office winners based on lady roles

20 August 2014 2:49 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Films with great women’s roles aren’t always great films. Films with poor female representation aren’t necessarily bad films. But poorly written female roles will always be a problem for cinema so long as they continue to persist. The damsel in distress. Angel-whore. The token girl. Trophy wives. Mother, daughter, sister. The unconditional love interest. These are among the popular clichés most frequently applied to female characters as they’re written on the page. Some films are so desperate for conflict that they just keep going to the well without altering the mold. Have women not earned the right by now to play more villains, complicated lovers, a-holes, The Best Friends, soldiers, comic reliefs or leads? Can a woman be sexy in a film and still have a great role? Yes. Give her agency. Can a woman support other characters but still have a great role? Yes. Keep her vital. »

- Katie Hasty and Donna Dickens

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'Community's' Yvette Nicole Brown steps in for Sarah Baker on 'The Odd Couple'

8 August 2014 1:58 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A shake-up at CBS' upcoming adaptation of Neil Simon's classic "The Odd Couple" means that "Community" veteran Yvette Nicole Brown will be back on TV in no time. The show is currently being retooled, with Brown stepping in for Sarah Baker ("Go On"), who recently exited the show along with Georgia King, according to The Hollywood Reporter. TV comedy vets Matthew Perry ("Friends") and Thomas Lennon ("Reno 911") are playing Oscar and Felix, two middle-aged roomies whose differing lifestyles (one's a slob, the other a neat freak) cause friction. Brown will play Oscar's assistant Dani, a role originally occupied by Baker. Lindsay Sloane and Wendell Pierce are among the previously announced cast members who will remain on the show. Perry is exec producing the comedy and will also write the script with Joe Keenan ("Glee"). Timberman-Beverly's Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman and The Tannenbaum Co.'s Eric and Kim Tannenbaum »

- Dave Lewis

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‘The Odd Couple': ‘Community’ Star Yvette Nicole Brown Joins CBS Reboot

8 August 2014 1:29 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Community” actress Yvette Nicole Brown has joined the cast of Matthew Perry’s “The Odd Couple” reboot, Variety has confirmed.

The Odd Couple,” based on the Neil Simon play of the same name, follows the story of Oscar Madison (Perry) and Felix Unger (Thomas Lennon), two recently divorced men with very different personalities who move in together.

Brown will fill the role of Dani, Oscar’s assistant, a character original to this adaptation. Brown is being eyed as a potential series regular. The role of Dani was vacated by Perry’s “Go On” cast mate Sarah Baker, who left the show as part of a late recasting. Georgia King, who was to play an apartment resident of Oscar and Felix’s, also left the cast.

Dani is described as a neat and polished character who contrasts with the sloppiness of Oscar, a sportswriter. Though she has no short-term memory, she »

- Sebastian Torrelio

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'Community' star Yvette Nicole Brown joins CBS' 'Odd Couple'

8 August 2014 1:22 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

In the words of Shirley herself, “ooh, that’s nice!”

EW has confirmed that Yvette Nicole Brown, who’s known for playing the god-loving and guilt-mongering housewife Shirley on Community, has been cast in the CBS reboot of The Odd Couple. Brown will play the messy Oscar Madison’s (Matthew Perry) assistant Dani.

Brown joins a cast that includes Thomas Lennon as neat-freak Felix and Wendell Pierce as Teddy in the new version of the iconic ’70s sitcom. Brown is replacing Sarah Baker in the role, which is being adjusted from series regular to a recurring part to accommodate Brown’s schedule on Community. »

- Jackson McHenry

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Scoop: Yvette Nicole Brown Joins CBS' Odd Couple — What Does This Mean for Community's Shirley?

8 August 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Community‘s Yvette Nicole Brown has landed a recurring gig on CBS’ upcoming reboot of The Odd Couple, TVLine has learned.

The actress and talk-show Mvp will play Dani, assistant to Matthew Perry’s Oscar. She replaces Sarah Baker, who was let go shortly after the show was ordered to series.

Photo | The Odd Couple: Get a First Look at Felix and Oscar 2.0

The multi-cam remake, which is set to bow at midseason, follows two mismatched roommates: the messy Oscar Madison (Perry) and neat freak Felix Unger (Thomas Lennon). The cast also includes Wendell Pierce (The Michael J. Fox Show, »

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