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Watch: Aubrey Plaza Stars In The New Father John Misty Video "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings"

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • May 4, 2012 11:43 AM
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For fans of the folk-minded ensemble Fleet Foxes, who put out their second album Helplessness Blues only a year ago, it may have come as a surprise to some when news circulated that the band’s drummer Josh Tillman had parted ways with that group after such success. It looks as if he’s landed on his feet alright, as a recent LA Weekly article profiling the drummer through a haze of marijuana and Los Angeles dive bars also contains the latest video for his track “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings” off his recently released album.

Watch: Aubrey Plaza Questions Mark Duplass' Calibrations In Clip From 'Safety Not Guaranteed'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 19, 2012 6:53 PM
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One of the handful of films to come out of Sundance this year with glowing buzz has been "Safety Not Guaranteed" starring Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass and Jake Johnson. The film from director Colin Trevorrow is based on a true story/internet meme, and follows a trio of journalists who investigate a personal ad placed by a man seeking a partner in a time-travel experiment. Though they hope to capture a light, fluff piece, what results is something a bit more unlikely than everyone expected.

Watch: 2 Short Films Directed By Gia Coppola (With Some Appearances By Aubrey Plaza & Ray Liotta)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 12, 2012 5:03 PM
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Say what you will about the well-heeled Coppola clan, none of them are resting on their laurels. And while she hasn't made a feature splash like Francis, Sofia or Roman, so far Gia Coppola has been getting a plethora of experience under her belt with short films, and the past few weeks have seen two more surface.

Aubrey Plaza Says 'Charlie Swan III" Is Set In A "Fantasy Version Of The '70s"

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 30, 2012 2:20 PM
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Filmmaker Roman Coppola is no stranger to chronicling strange corners of some seminal cultural decades. While he's spent the last decade assisting friends and family like Sofia, Francis Ford Coppola and Wes Anderson (he co-wrote the upcoming "Moonrise Kingdom") his vastly underrated directorial debut, "CQ," is a hilarious and wonderfully weird look at the '60s, filtered through the black and white solipsism of the French New Wave and the wacky, outre aesthetic of spy films like "Danger Diabolik" and cornball sci-fi like "Barbarella."

Sundance: Aubrey Plaza Talks 'Safety Not Guaranteed,' Her Pervy Role In 'The To-Do List' & Working Opposite Charlie Sheen In 'Charlie Swan'

  • By John Lichman
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  • January 24, 2012 11:06 AM
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If you had the chance to go back in time--weapons provided--would you? Before you answer, ask yourself: is going to another point in time really better than cleaning out the toilet at your internship and not having other options? Well, you'd be in the same boat as "Parks And Recreation" star Aubrey Plaza in “Safety Not Guaranteed,” which premiered to near-universal praise at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday. Based on the fake ad that spawned the legendary YTMND meme, the first feature from writer Derek Connolly and director Colin Trevorrow takes us to a world where time travel may be possible. So could the fact that Kenneth (Mark Duplass), the would-be time traveler, is as crazy as he sounds.

Katheryn Winnick Joins Roman Coppola's 'Inside the Mind of Charlie Swan' Opposite Charlie Sheen

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 24, 2011 10:11 AM
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While he's been busy producing for family (Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere"), co-writing with friends (Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom") and shooting second unit for both (Francis Ford Coppola's "Tetro" and Anderson's "The Darjeeling Limited"), it's high time Roman Coppola made a new film. His last effort, the deeply underrated "CQ" was ten years ago and so we're very glad he's casting up his latest effort, the indie pic, "Inside the Mind of Charlie Swan" (apparently no longer titled "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charlie Swan III," unless Variety's being super terse).

Aubrey Plaza Joins Roman Coppola's 'Charlie Swan III' Starring Charlie Sheen

  • By Simon Dang
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  • October 5, 2011 11:17 AM
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The dry, sharp comedy stylings of rising star Aubrey Plaza ("Parks and Recreation," "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) next to the train wreck that was (possibly still is) Charlie Sheen certainly sounds like an odd combination on paper. But on closer inspection, maybe it's really an inspired idea, especially given it's coming with the long-awaited return of one of our favorite underrated filmmakers.

TIFF '11 Review: 'Ten Year' Brings Together A Strong Cast For A Mixed Bag Of Comedy & Drama

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 13, 2011 1:00 AM
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Births, funerals, marriage, anniversaries and even annual vacations have all served as plot devices in the reunion film, a genre that usually finds middle-aged or older characters dealing with a crisis that is exacerbated by seeing old family and friends. And while "Ten Year" certainly isn't breaking new territory, producer and star Channing Tatum, along with writer/director Jamie Linden ("Dear John"), do take an interesting approach. Wisely not going far beyond their own age bracket, this film brings together a pretty solid ensemble cast of some of the best up-and-coming actors working right now for a tale that catches up with a gaggle of friends for a reunion -- you guessed it -- ten years after their graduation from high school. Taking on a bunch of characters as they leave their twenties is definitely a smart concept but instead of offering what could have been an honest look at contemporary soon-to-be thirtysomethings and the challenges, fears and triumphs they have endured, "Ten Year" delivers a mixed bag of CW plots that at worst are cliché and predictable, with a very few that do stand out.

Bill Hader Calls The 'To-Do List' A Raunchy 'Sixteen Candles' & Talks 'Men In Black 3'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • August 19, 2011 3:41 AM
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Comedian Says 'House Of Joel' Might Be Dead; Says Josh Brolin Is "Scary Good" In 'MIB3'Among the sea of comedic actors currently working in Hollywood, one of our favorites is Bill Hader, if not for his uncanny talent and savvy mimicry skills, then for his desire to strike out as a multi-hyphenate comic talent. Logging big time minutes in “Superbad,” “Knocked Up,” "Paul" and even “A Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian,” Hader’s developed a solid rep as a guy who can bring the funny in some of the biggest blockbusters around.

Bill Hader Says The Aubrey Plaza-Starring Comedy 'The Hand Job' Has Been Retitled 'The To-Do List'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 13, 2011 2:04 AM
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It's all well and good giving your spec script a taboo-busting, attention-grabbing title: names like "Fuck Buddies" or "I Want To Fuck Your Sister" certainly stand out from the pack, and both of those examples landed on the Black List in past years. But when it comes to actually making the damn thing, you're gong to have to make some kind of compromise, or you're going to have a movie that doesn't have any advertising.

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