It seems like we've reached peak zombie saturation in media, but it looks like the new indie comedy 'Life After Beth' is ready to revive (ha!) the genre with a new take on the subject matter. Judging by the first trailer, the new film, starring Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, and a whole cast of wonderful funny people, is going to be something pretty special.
Of all the series we'd never have expected to shake things up with a time jump, NBC's 'Parks and Recreation' went lightyears ahead in "Moving Up" to its sixth season finale last night. And while NBC hasn't confirmed the seventh season as its last, producer Mike Schur got on the horn to discuss the show's surprising fast-forward, including one very 'Mad' man cameo, and what it means for the future Pawnee of 2017.
The bizarro 'Parks and Recreation' season 6 castings are at it again, following news that 'Veronica Mars' vet Kristen Bell, Sam Elliott and Billy Eichner will face off as Eagleton counterparts to Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) and Donna Meagle (Retta). The latest to find themselves with an evil (er?) mirror is none other than Aubrey Plaza's April Ludgate, whom June Diane Raphael will attempt to out-dour.
The most interesting thing about 'The To Do List' is the fact that Aubrey Plaza isn't a very good actress. No, I shouldn't say that - she isn't what we expect. Truthfully, I don't know if there is another performer quite like her on the scene. She is sardonic and snide, but then incredibly vulnerable. Neither this nor that. She is, dare I say it, something of an individual. More strikingly, she is, at times during 'The To Do List,' among the more accurate portrayals of young womanhood in mainstream American cinema.
This may make 'The To Do List' sound like some sort of heavy film, but believe me, it isn't. It's business model is to do for 'American Pie' what 'Bridesmaids' did for 'The Hangover.' It is meant to be a lewd, but still charming exploration of first sexual encounters from a woman's point of view. "Sex is a big deal, but it's also no big deal," is the surprisingly lucid thesis at the heart of this movie. And, in line with that contradiction, 'The To Do List' is a good movie, but it's also not a good movie.
We don't often cover Nickelodeon's incredible 'The Legend of Korra' series in spite of our love for it, though the latest guest voices announced in advance of next week's Comic-Con 2013 panel are too good not to share. Joining the 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' sequel series are 'Parks and Recreation' star Aubrey Plaza, along with James Remar ('Dexter') and Lisa Edelstein ('House'), along with a number of others for Book 2: "Spirits."
The moment we heard Comedy Central would take Will Ferrell's Funny Or Die web series 'Drunk History' to TV, we knew we'd be in for a cavalcade of celebrity guest stars, but perhaps not this many. The network has officially set a July 9 premiere for the web-adapted reenactment series, amid a mammoth list of guest stars that includes everyone from 'SNL' vet Kristen Wiig to Winona Ryder and 'The Internship''s Owen Wilson, and that's just to start.
Before she goes to college, a virgin overachiever decides to make a list of all the sexual activities she wants to bang out by summer's end.
Last night at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, something happened that was surprising even by the usually-unpredictable ceremony's standards. As Will Ferrell accepted his Comedic Genius Award,'Parks and Recreation' star Aubrey Plaza interrupted him, tried to steal away the award, and created her very own controversial Kanye Moment, getting kicked out of the show by MTV producers. Watch the drama unfold after the break!
Mark Webber follows up his 2008 film 'Explicit Ills' with 'End of Love,' a meta-style film starring Webber and his own son in the story of a widowed actor trying to juggle his career and his child.
Aubrey Plaza plays the deadpan but adorable April Ludgate on NBC's 'Parks and Recreation,' and you may have first taken notice of the actress in Judd Apatow's 'Funny People' (in which she is a funny person, obviously), but in today's Way Back When, we take a look at Plaza's roles before she became famous.