Aubrey Plaza

“Legion” Renewed by FX for a 3rd Season

Based on the Marvel comic series by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, Legion follows the trials and tribulations of David (Dan Stevens), a man believed to be schizophrenic who is actually a mutant.  Recently, the series was given the good news of an extra episode on its sophmore season, for a total of 11.  Now there is more good news…

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FX is certainly pulling in some big talent for their new X-Men related television movie Legion with the announcement that the production has cast Dan Stevens (Downtown Abby), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), and Jean Smart (Fargo). They join Rachel Keller (Fargo) in a growing cast in writer and producer Noah Hawley‘s new project. What roles will they be playing? (more…)

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Aubrey Plaza’s web images put me in the mind of that ‘Quirky Girls’ skit from SNL. There’s also a lot of sexy pics too, and I thank her for that. After about ten minutes of searching, it became obvious to me that I need to start watching ‘Parks And Recreation.’ It seems upon seeing the movie superhero success of her co-star Chris Pratt, she decided earlier this year she’d like to play Catwoman, saying to Total Film, “I just think it’s the ultimate female role. You get to be a woman, but you also (can) destroy people, and you use all your female energy for evil.” I never pictured Catwoman as “evil” but party on. Not sure if that backhanded pitch went anywhere, but she’s at it again. However, she’s set her sights on a much stronger target this time. (more…)

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As April Ludgate on the cult favorite sitcom Parks and Recreation, and Julie Powers in Edgar Wright‘s 2010 film adaptation of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Aubrey Plaza has essentially made a name for herself as Nerddom’s bitter, misanthropic sweetheart. She has accomplished the rare feat of combining an acid tongue and dour demeanor with an undeniable, and almost inexplicable appeal.

Sound like anyone the Internet knows?

That’s right: The sour-faced feline actually named Tardar Sauce, but better known by her “stage name”–Grumpy Cat–will star in her own Christmas special on the cable network Lifetime, and Ms. Plaza will provide the online phenomenon’s voice. More after the jump:  (more…)

Waves upon waves of zombies assault us on a daily basis.  The hordes are here, but they’re not in the streets of our cities.  Instead, they’re invading our movie theaters and television sets with a stream of zombie-themed programming, some of it good, most of it not-so-good.  One more attack is underway as John C. Reilly (AKA Dr. Steve Brule) and Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) are set to come together in a zombie comedy.

Named Life After Beth, the only thing we known about the new project is that it is, in the words of Plaza, “a really fucked-up movie.”  Hmm… doesn’t sound like much of a comedy, but who knows?  Jeff Baena (I Heart Huckabees) is writing the script and will be taking his first shot in the director’s chair with this film.

Any opinions from the peanut gallery?  Too many zombie films?  Worth it to see Reilly in a movie of this genre?  Could care the hell less?

 

Thanks to CinemaBlend for the heads-up.

Nerd Crush Alert: Aubrey Plaza

New Nerd Crush Alert: Aubrey Plaza
Name: Aubrey Plaza
Age: 26
Breakthrough Role: Funny People
Recent Roles: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,
Parks and Recreation
Favorite Prank: “Mobile Desktop”
What makes her great: Cute and hilarious (lethal combination)
What do you get when you take a half Puerto Rican and give her Michael Cera’s
awkwardness and Rashida Jones’ looks? We get one of America’s newest and
funniest female comedians, Aubrey Plaza. What makes Plaza so great is her ability
to be subtly funny. Her perfect execution of her jokes comes off so effortlessly.
Plaza can play cute or bitchy, which gives her a really great range to work with and
she comes off believable as both! Finally, what is there not to love about someone
who can do a Sarah Silverman impression almost as well as Silverman herself?

tumblr_kviyh47Xxf1qzzzy9o1_500(Post by nerdbastards contributor Rachel Hill -Twitter @thatsabigwhatev)

Name: Aubrey Plaza

Age: 26

Breakthrough Role: Funny People

Recent Roles: Scott Pilgrim vs. the WorldParks and Recreation

Favorite Prank: “Mobile Desktop”

What makes her great: Cute and hilarious (lethal combination)

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What do you get when you take a half Puerto Rican and give her Michael Cera’s awkwardness and Rashida Jones’ looks? We get one of America’s newest and funniest female comedians, Aubrey Plaza. What makes Plaza so great is her ability to be subtly funny. Her perfect execution of her jokes comes off so effortlessly. Plaza can play cute or bitchy, which gives her a really great range to work with and she comes off believable as both! Finally, what is there not to love about someone who can do a Sarah Silverman impression almost as well as Silverman herself?

Sarah Silverman Stand-up

What guy doesn’t love a girl that geeks out and brings her own desktop to
Starbucks?!

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