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"Parks and Recreation" star Rob Lowe talked about his upcoming departure from the show when he was a guest on "Live with Kelly and Michael" on Wednesday (Nov. 6). Even though the end is near, the actor still says he's in denial about the whole thing.
"It is sad," Lowe said when asked by the "Live" hosts about how he felt to be leaving the NBC comedy. "Rashida Jones and I are both leaving in two episodes -- although they won't air until the new year."
How is Lowe dealing with going away from a program that he has always seemed to love? "I think we're both in denial about it," he explained with a laugh. "I'm sort of ... I'm pretending it's not even happening."
This is not to say that Lowe is sad about any of his time playing the aggressively positive Pawnee city manager, Chris Traeger. "I was only »
At 80, the singer recalls learning Welsh so she could talk to her grandparents and the difficulties of being a child star whose father was also her manager
My earliest childhood memory is of the sea. It was in Bognor Regis and I was probably five. I was on top of a bus with my dad, Leslie. I remember flags along the front and I thought the sea was extraordinary. I grew up in West Ewell, Surrey, but as a child spent a fair bit of time between Chichester and South Wales where my mother, Doris, was from.
My grandparents in South Wales were poor but it never felt like that. They lived in a little house that my sister and I thought was amazing. It was one of those stone houses with no electricity, no running water and a loo at the bottom of the garden. We loved it. Our »
Review James Hunt 9 Aug 2013 - 06:59
James' Star Trek Tng look-back comes to an episode for Rikerphiles. Here's what he thought of The Icarus Factor...
This review contains spoilers.
2.14 The Icarus Factor
Good news everyone. I accidentally watched the wrong episode. We'll look at Times Squared (2.13) next week instead.
So anyway. En route to Starbase Montgomery for some maintenance, Picard informs Riker that he's up for promotion – his own command and a deep space mission, both his if he wants it. He resolves to consider his acceptance. Ooh, the suspense! (not really. Was this even convincing at the time?)
After reaching the Starbase, the Enterprise welcomes aboard a special advisor who will brief Riker on the mission he's up for. And it turns out to be Riker's dad, Kyle Riker! Who doesn't love it when the parents visit? It's like the number one TV trope for guaranteed hilarity. Oh wait, »
"I think legally I can still be killed for that."
John Oliver didn't hold back as he kicked off "The Daily Show's" full-team coverage of the birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton's son on Tuesday. Proclaiming "Finally, we have a member of the royal family with an actual excuse for being a toothless, petulant, useless human being..." Oliver then paused for a moment. "That one could get me into trouble back home."
After the multiple-part segment that skewered the royals – "Just how inbred is this family?" – the Queen herself, as well as the international obsession with the birth, we wouldn't be surprised if Oliver has some passport trouble if he tries to visit anytime soon.
Watch part one of the segment above, and click over to "The Daily Show" site for more. »
- Carol Hartsell
Yesterday, we asked you to pick your top three movies of the year so far, and today we continue our look back at the very best that 2013 had to offer during the first six months of the year.
"Man of Steel" leads, but you can change that. Vote in our mid-year poll!
Instead of waiting around for "prestige" movies to come along and steal all of the honors away from the films that might not be as fresh in people's minds, we decided to give our a few mid-year honors for the Best of 2013 (so far).
Check them out after the jump!
Best Villain Death - Zod
So maybe it wasn't completely in line with the character of Superman as established in the comic books, but for "Man of Steel," the moment was a long time coming and earned thanks to the evilness of Michael Shannon's Zod. It's a »
- Kevin P. Sullivan
And now, a fun and decidedly underrated fact: Amy Adams has been nominated for four Oscars, and she's still only 38 years old. Maybe the most respected and sought-after actress of her generation, Adams routinely shows up in movies beloved by critics and audiences alike with significant and scene-stealing roles. She displays exceptional versatility, and her talent demands that she not be pigeon-holed into any specific acting stereotype, despite her real-life charming and easygoing public persona.
Now, as her latest film "Man of Steel" hits theaters, we here at NextMovie wanted to ask ourselves an important question of Adams, one that has yet to be publicly addressed in a satisfactory manner: Is Amy Adams hot, or not?
I've split myself into two equally terrifying and thankfully fictional personalities, a la Charlie Kaufman in "Adaptation," to debate each other and ultimately make the final, irreversible decision on this matter (a decision that means nothing to anyone, »
- Nick Blake
Necessary Roughness season 3 opened up with plenty of "Ch-Ch-Changes" for everyone, but does that mean some of this team's key players may be moving on?
Six months after Dani turned her heart over to Matt, he's wearing a wedding ring...but the matching one isn't on Dani's finger.
Matt decided to do "the right thing" and wed Noelle. With a six month gap, it's hard to tell what the right thing really was, however. We never saw Matt's reaction to finding out about Noelle's pregnancy. He made it clear that he always wanted to start a family... but is he starting one with the right woman?
Without having seen how Dani and Matt broke up, it's hard to read between the lines. Was their split by mutual consent or did Matt decide to walk away? Anyway, it looks like a baby on the way was the last straw for the Matt and Dani romance. »
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You don't say. One day after Farrah Abraham announced an upcoming reality docu-soap series based on her life via Twitter, the Teen Mom star used the social media site yet again to humble brag about her recently released sex tape, Farrah Abraham Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom. "It's weird that my guy friends from school watched me having #sex @Vivid & then told me #ItWasHot," she wrote on Thursday, May 23. The 21-year-old mom previously tweeted that she herself had no interest in watching the tape, which she [...] »
Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson may be getting top billing and plenty of attention for their performances in "Pain & Gain," but Anthony Mackie is as much an integral part of the film as his more well-known counterparts. Playing real-life criminal Adrian Doorbal for Michael Bay's latest trip into excess (based on the true-life tale of a Miami crime spree brought to life by a series of Miami New Times articles back in 1999), Mackie has once again added another strong supporting performance to his already impressive resume of work ("Million Dollar Baby," "We Are Marshall," "The Hurt Locker"). Mackie has a busy slate ahead of him, with Bill Condon's "The Fifth Estate" and the crime thriller "Runner, Runner" (which stars Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake, and Gemma Arterton) on the way later this year, and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" due out in 2014. But it's "Pain & Gain" that »
- Billy Donnelly
Last week, on his YouTube series "Speakeasy," Paul F. Tompkins had Alison Brie acting out a variety of the Internet's favorite memes. This week, Pft is at it again, with New Girl's Jake Johnson taking on the best/worst in Internet nonsense. Watch below as he does his best Strutting Leo, You Don't Say?, and troll face. It all ends with the part he was destined to play: Grumpy Cat. The resemblance to Nick Miller's turtle face is uncanny. »
- Jesse David Fox
New York — Emilia Clarke was auditioning to play one of America's most iconic heroines and wanted to impress. Her first scene required her to bite an apple.
"I was like, `Oh, yeah. I'm going to go all Daniel Day-Lewis on them. I'm going to bring my own apple!" the British actress recently recalled.
Everything was going well in the London rehearsal room until the character takes a bite. "I took this almighty hunk. I literally took half the apple in this one mouthful," she says, laughing.
As her scene partner and the director watched, stunned, Clarke kept going, despite a mouthful of fruit. "I remember being, `Well, I guess I have to kind of go there.'"
Whether it was due to her exuberance or sheer commitment, or a mixture of both, Clarke won the part, and what a part it is: Holly Golightly in a stage adaptation of Truman Capote's classic 1958 novella, »
Phew! We sure are relieved that President Obama had the good thought to "pardon" the sequester and send it to South America. But did you also hear that South Korea is developing a "sequester" of their own? It's quite a scary world we live in.
- Katla McGlynn
Alex Karpovsky is a busy, busy guy. He's best known for his role as Ray, the coffee-slinging man-child entangled with the naive Shoshanna on HBO's "Girls," but when he's not wearing his characters Cafe Grumpy apron, you might find Karpovsky in an editing bay, behind a camera, holed up writing, or starring in one of his own films.
Though two of these features, "Rubberneck" and "Red Flag," are both out on VOD and in limited release Friday, their openings and top billing (Karpovsky is writer, director and star of both) are about all they have in common. "Rubberneck" follows meek research scientist Paul (Karpovsky), whose infatuation with a co-worker escalates to dangerous levels, while in "Red Flag," Karpovsky plays himself as a filmmaker struggling with life and love on the road.
Karpovsky sat down in New York to chat with NextMovie ahead of the films' release to talk "Girls," keeping busy, »
- Kase Wickman
1.) When Fox's video game adaptation Hitman grossed nearly $100 million worldwide on a budget around $20 million back in 2007, you would have thought the studio would make a sequel a priority. The follow-up was discussed on-and-off for years, but never came to fruition, most likely because original star Timothy Olyphant was never keen on returning to the franchise (or shaving his head in general). He recently went as far as telling the Nerdist podcast he only did the first one so he could pay for his new house after getting blindsided by the sudden cancellation of "Deadwood." Anyway, Fox has now decided to reboot the actioner as Agent 47 with Paul Walker starring as the barcoded assassin. The script was written by Michael Finch (Predators) and Skip Woods (A Good Day to Die Hard), with commercials director Aleksander Bach making his feature debut. The move makes sense for all involved as Walker could »
- Kevin Blumeyer
This year's most highly anticipated science-fiction action film just got a ringing endorsement from the director of last year's best science-fiction film action film, and that's a very good thing.
"Looper" director Rian Johnson was lucky enough (the jerk!) to check out an early screening of "Pacific Rim," Guillermo del Toro's monsters-versus-robots awesome-fest scheduled for release this summer. In one tweet sent out on Saturday, Johnson succinctly caused us even more excitement than we already had.
Read what he had to say after the jump!
"Go into Pacific Rim prepared to be transmogrified into a 12 year old," Johnson wrote. "And then to pee your pants with joy. I love it so much."
Since we're pretty sure Johnson means this in a good, we've set our hype meters to 1.21 gigawatts and started counting the days until July 12. While we're sure Johnson wants to help out fellow geek-in-arms del Toro and screenwriter Travis Beacham, »
- Kevin P. Sullivan
15 items from 2013
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