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The Top 10 TV Episodes of 2013

By Andrew Williams December 18, 2013 December: for avid list-makers, it’s the cinematic equivalent of Thunderdome. (Hundreds of movies go in. Only one comes out.) We’ve spent the past eleven months reviewing 2013′s releases as fairly and thoughtfully as possible, but that veneer of considerate criticism will be dropped in favour of sweet, sweet chart-making. […]

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Chris Pratt lands lead in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Chris Pratt, best known as lovable buffoon Andy Dwyer in Parks and Recreation, has nabbed the lead role in Marvel’s upcoming space epic Guardians of the Galaxy. According to Deadline, Pratt will play the Star-Lord Peter Quill, who fronts a team of alien superheroes. He reportedly beat out Joel Edgerton, Jack Huston, Jim Sturgess, Lee Pace, and Eddie […]

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Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy sign up for buddy cop comedy

Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy will star as odd-couple-cops in an untitled project, Deadline reports. Bullock will star as an stern FBI agent who is forced to team up with McCarthy’s unconventional Boston officer. The script has been penned by Parks and Recreation‘s Katie Dippold. Paul Feig will direct, marking a reunion with his Oscar-nominated Bridesmaids star McCarthy. […]

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Tom Cruise and Robert Downey Jr. eyed for El Presidente

Jay Roach might direct El Presidente for Warner Bros, based on a script from Parks and Recreation‘s Dan Goor. According to Vulture, the project concerns a demoted Secret Service agent stuck defending America’s worst former president, described as “a bumbling sleaze.” Tom Cruise is being eyed for the part of the agent, while Robert Downey Jr. is wanted to […]

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Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd to spoof rom-coms

Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd: Current political adversaries on Parks and Recreation… and future lovers. According to Variety, the duo will star in Wet Hot American Summer director David Wain’s romantic comedy spoof They Came Together. In a parody of much maligned rom-com tropes, Rudd will star as the representative of a major corporation who wants to shut down Poehler’s […]

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The top 10 movie politicians

The top 10 movie politicians. By Simon Miraudo. Election fever is in the air, what with the impending vote for the President of the United States, as well as Leslie Knope’s equally significant run for Pawnee City Council on Parks and Recreation. We’ve also seen a glut of politically minded films lately; from George Clooney’s […]

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Nick Offerman joins Diablo Cody’s Lamb of God

Ron Swanson himself, Nick Offerman, is set to star in screenwriter Diablo Cody’s directorial debut Lamb of God, Deadline reports. There are no details on his role at this time, but we presume he will play someone manly. Julianne Hough (Footloose) stars as an evangelical young woman who loses her faith after a plane crash, and […]

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Is Dwight getting his own Office spinoff?

There have been some big shakeups at Dunder Mifflin recently. Not only did NBC’s The Office see the exit of star Steve Carell last year, but they introduced James Spader as new company CEO Robert California, and promoted Ed Helms‘ Andy Bernard to office manager (and show lead). Deadline now reports another potentially giant change. […]

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Winstead, Paul, Spencer and Offerman get Smashed

In one of the hottest pieces of casting news of recent times, Variety has confirmed Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul, Octavia Spencer and Nick Offerman have joined the cast of upcoming dramedy Smashed. Inspired by the Blake Edwards‘ 1962 film Days of Wine and Roses, this indie film directed by James Ponsoldt will be about […]

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Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, Modern Family dominate Emmy nominations

Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire and Modern Family have dominated the nominations for the 2011 Emmy Awards, picking up 19, 18 and 17 noms respectively. Saturday Night Live proved its staying power by garnering 16 nods, with Game of Thrones and 30 Rock nabbing 13 a piece. The 60’s set Mad Men will compete against Boardwalk Empire, […]

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Andy Samberg, Donald Glover join Aubrey Plaza in The Hand Job

Up-and-coming comic actors Andy Samberg (Saturday Night Live), Donald Glover (Community), Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development) , Mae Whitman (also AD) and Johnny Simmons (Scott Pilgrim) are set to join Aubrey Plaza in The Hand Job, The Playlist reports. Saturday Night Live’s Bill Hader divulged details about the upcoming project – which will be written and […]

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