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“Portlandia” To Get DVD/Blu-ray Release In December

June 28, 2011   Comments Off on “Portlandia” To Get DVD/Blu-ray Release In December   News, TV Shows

Video Service Corp. (VSC) have given us the heads-up that they’ve acquired the rights to release Portlandia on home video in the United States (where it already has aired on IFC) and Canada (where it will be broadcasting soon). The funny show is being planned for both DVD and high-def Blu-ray Disc, and right now is being projected for release on December 6th. In case you’re not familiar with the program, here’s a description of it taken from IFC’s website:

The 6-part IFC Original short-based comedy series PORTLANDIA – created, written by and starring Fred Armisen (SNL) and Carrie Brownstein (vocalist/guitarist, WILD FLAG, Sleater-Kinney) – premiered on IFC Friday, January 21, 2011. Each episode’s character-based shorts draw viewers into “Portlandia,” the creators’ dreamy and absurd rendering of Portland, Oregon.

“I love Portlandia. It really represents so much of what I love culturally, musically and in so many other ways,” said Fred Armisen. “This started as just a fun summer activity for Carrie and me. We’d be hanging out in Portland and shooting whatever made us laugh, and that evolved into Portlandia.”

PORTLANDIA’s inhabitants include but are not limited to: the owners of a feminist book store; a militant bike messenger; an artsy couple who attach cut-outs of birds to everything (“put a bird on it!”); an organic farmer who turns out to be a cult leader; an adult hide and seek league; and a punk rock couple negotiating a “safe word” to help govern their love life. The first episode depicts Armisen and Brownstein meeting with the Mayor of Portland (Kyle MacLachlan) who solicits the duo to write a new theme song for the city. This segment features a cameo from the real mayor of Portland (Sam Adams) playing the assistant to MacLachlan’s “mayor.” Much of the series’ original music is written and performed by Armisen and Brownstein.

An assortment of guest stars inhabit PORTLANDIA, including Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks, Sex & The City), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Selma Blair (Legally Blonde, Hellboy), Heather Graham (The Hangover), Edie McClurg (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off), Kumail Nanjiani (Michael & Michael Have Issues), Jason Sudeikis (SNL, The Cleveland Show), and Gus Van Sant (Milk). Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann also guest stars, alongside James Mercer (The Shins), and local Portland musicians Jenny Conlee and Colin Meloy (The Decemberists) and Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney).


“Parks And Recreation” Season 3 DVD Release Details

June 23, 2011   Comments Off on “Parks And Recreation” Season 3 DVD Release Details   News, TV Shows

Last week Universal announced that September 6th is the street date for Parks and Recreation – Season 3 on DVD. Now the studio has revealed a list of bonus material for this release, and an early look at the package art. Check them out:

* Deleted Scenes
* Gag Reel
* Ron & Tammy 2 Trailer
* Crazy Ira and the Douche Commercial
* Flu Season Commentary with Amy Poehler, Adam Scott and Michael Schur
* Ron & Tammy 2 Commentary with Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Retta, Jim O’Heir and Michael Schur
* Harvest Festival Producer’s Cut Commentary with Retta, Jim O’Heir, Harris Wittels, Daniel Goor, Dean Holland and Michael Schur
* Camping Commentary with Tom Magill, Shana Hagan, Doug Smith, Josh Swoveland, Paul Boydston, Alisha Baldwin and Michael Schur
* Commercials
* Promos
* Li’l Sebastian Tribute
* The Fight Producer’s Cut Commentary with Amy Poehler, Adam Scott and Michael Schur
* Li’l Sebastian Commentary with Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Retta, Jim O’Heir, Dean Holland, Daniel Goor and Michael Schur


Aubrey Plaza Starring Comedy “The Hand Job” Retitled “The To-Do List”

June 15, 2011   Comments Off on Aubrey Plaza Starring Comedy “The Hand Job” Retitled “The To-Do List”   Movies, News

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.

Such was the dilemma facing “The Hand Job.” Written and directed by comic Maggie Carey, the provocative title was entirely appropriate, as the plot revolves, as Carey’s husband Bill Hader told us a few months back, around a “type-A, studious girl who graduates high school and hasn’t done anything with a guy. The summer before college she decides that she has to find out how to do everything in order to be properly prepared, so she makes a very serious bullet list of everything, like… hand-job, titty-fuck, blow-job, fingering, and just kinda checks one off every time she does it. She’s being the aggressor and is very straight-forward about it, like ‘Okay, so I’m going to give you a hand-job now.’ And the guys are very taken aback about it, especially her straight-laced friends.”

But of course, no TV station will carry commercials for a movie called “The Hand Job,” despite its A-grade comic cast, which is toplined by “Parks and Recreation” star Aubrey Plaza, and also includes Hader, SNL co-star Andy Samberg, Alia Shawkat (“Arrested Development”), Mae Whitman (“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”), Johnny Simmons (“The Conspirator”), Donald Glover (“Community”), Connie Britton (“Friday Night Lights”), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (“Superbad”), Scott Porter (“The Good Wife”) and D.C. Pierson & Dominic Dierkes (“Mystery Team”). Phew!

EW talked to Hader recently, who revealed that the film, which The Mark Gordon Company are backing, has been retitled “The To-Do List” which, frankly, we like a little more: it’s still a little risque, but without bashing you over the head. Hader also spilled a few beans on his character saying, “I play her boss. She works at pool and there’s a whole big thing with her and me. Let’s just say I may not have the best intentions.” The film’s still looking for final financing, so there’s no word yet on when it might lens, but with a cast like this, we’re prepared to make up the budgetary shortfall ourselves. Or we would be, if we had millions of dollars.


Aubrey Plaza Nominated for a Imagen Award

July 18, 2010   Comments Off on Aubrey Plaza Nominated for a Imagen Award   News

Aubrey Plaza is nominated for “Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series” at the 25th annual Imagen awards!

The Imagen Foundation has announced the nominees for the 25th Annual Imagen (Spanish for “image”) Awards, honoring positive portrayals of Latinos and Latino cultures in entertainment. The awards will be presented at a luncheon on Sunday, August 15th, at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City. Major sponsors of the event include The Nielsen Company, The Walt Disney Company, Disney/ABC Television Group, Fox Television Stations, The Lear Family Foundation, Latino Public Broadcasting and CBS.

Best Supporting Actress/Television: Maria Canals-Barrera, Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie (Disney Channel); Paola Turbay, The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family); Naya Rivera, Glee (FOX); Aubrey Plaza, Parks and Recreation (NBC);

Happy Birthday, Aubrey!

June 26, 2010   Comments Off on Happy Birthday, Aubrey!   News

Today, June 26th, is Aubrey Plaza’s 26th birthday! On behalf of all of her fans from around the world, Aubrey Plaza Online wants to wish Aubrey an amazing day today!

Aubrey in Web Video “The Prom Date”

June 12, 2010   Comments Off on Aubrey in Web Video “The Prom Date”   News, Videos

Will Arnett and Jason Bateman unveiled the first digital short from their production company DumbDumb and Ben Silverman’s Electus on Thursday, as part of Internet Week New York.

“The Prom Date,” starring Arnett, Bateman, Rachael Harris, and Aubrey Plaza, became available on YouTube earlier today and tells the story of two parents (Bateman and Harris) getting their daughter ready for her senior prom. Of course, she’s not going with just some boy, she’s going with Skip, her soulmate, a word that strikes fear in the hearts of many a parent. Bateman’s wary of Skip’s intentions, commenting on how boys these days “know how to act all polite, and before you know it they’ve got their Facebook all up in your Twitter.” Major laughs (and creepiness) ahead.

Co-produced by Orbit gum and Energy BBDO, “The Prom Date” is part of an ongoing series called OrbitDirtyShorts, which will use calculated product placement of the gum to ‘clean up’ various “dirty” situations.

Are you looking forward to more digital shorts from DumbDumb? Is there ever a situation where Will Arnett can’t make you laugh?

From Pop Watch

“Glee” inspires sing-off between “Parks and Rec” cast and Jimmy Fallon

April 9, 2010   Comments Off on “Glee” inspires sing-off between “Parks and Rec” cast and Jimmy Fallon   News

Whether you love it or, uh… hate it, “Glee” shows no signs of stopping in its full-scale pop culture invasion. Even “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” caught Glee Fever in February when Jimmy aired the first installment of his “Glee” parody, “6-Bee.”

On April 8, the “6-Bee” glee club met their match: the cast of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” who had even (gasp!) appropriated Fallon’s in-house band, The Roots. The almost ten-minute parody also featured “SNL” favorites Fred Armison and Abby Elliott.

Our favorite part was watching a visibly pregnant Amy Poehler in a dance-off against the Slushie-drenched Jimmy Fallon. We also loved getting to see Rashida Jones show off her musical chops. But where was Aziz Ansari? What a jazzhole.

From Zap 2 It

“Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” Trailer

March 25, 2010   Comments Off on “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” Trailer   Movies, News, Videos

The official trailer for “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” has been released! Check it out below…

“Mystery Team” on DVD May 25th

March 24, 2010   Comments Off on “Mystery Team” on DVD May 25th   Movies, News

You can bring home one celebrated indie comedy on DVD this May. Mystery Team will be released on DVD on May 25. This DVD will be priced at $27.98 SRP and you can take a look at the cover art and special features below. The film stars Donald Glover, DC Pierson, Dominic Dierkes, Aubrey Plaza, Bobby Moynihan and Matt Walsh.

Originally formed at NYU, Derrick Comedy’s five young members quickly rose to stardom via YouTube sketches that captured an incredible fan base nationwide. Mystery Team follows the adventures of three high-school virgins who are stuck solving childish whodunit mysteries in their neighborhood. But when these bumbling boy detectives are tasked to investigate a real murder, they see the ultimate opportunity to prove themselves once and for all.

Special Features:

* Audio commentary from Derrick Comedy members: Dan Eckman, Meggie McFadden, Dominic Dierkes, Donald Glover and DC Piersonrn * “The Making of Mystery Team”: a featurette about five best friends doing something no one believed they could do: make a movie about three best friends doing something no one believed they could do.rn * Deleted Material: A reel of jokes and moments that were cut from the final film.rn * Preproduction Test Scene: Rehearsal footage for a scene from the film, shot on the director’s camcorder.rn * Sword Club: A testament to some very special heroes who supported Mystery Team across America.rn * Who Is Wally Cummings?: The story of an enigmatic, creepy, and disputably talented character actor who visited the set of Mystery Team.

From Movieweb

“Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” Release Date

February 2, 2010   Comments Off on “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” Release Date   Movies, News

One of Aubrey’s new projects, “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World”, is going to be released this summer! The exact release date is August 13, 2010!!!