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…)
Oh fellow nerds, this film is adorkable. While Wreck It Ralph, the latest Disney animated feature, is definitely a kids’ movie, it deals with topical moral issues like bullying, depression and learning that you are who you believe you are, not who people say you are. And it does all of that in a vivid, fun and nostalgic way. Everything about this movie will hook you on the story. From the script to the animation to the voice acting you will be wholeheartedly invested in Ralph’s journey and the journey of the side-characters, who all go through changes because of his willingness to challenge the status quo.
At this past weekend’s Penny Arcade Expo (aka PAX) arcade master and King of Kong star Steve Wiebe traveled to the local Gameworks, a casual dining and entertainment franchise in Seattle, WA to play Fix-It Felix Jr. The fictional game centered around Disney’s upcoming animated film Wreck-It Ralph. Since an actual arcade version of the game never existed until this past weekend, this made Steve the first gamer to play it, as well as the first one to break it’s high score.
Watch the video of Steve`s first game and the interview that followed below:
Obviously, this was a PR stunt in anticipation for Disney`s film. Regardless, it’s still pretty sweet seeing Wiebe in action.
Fans at Gameworks could play to beat Wiebe’s score. If they reached total victory, they would earn themselves a free advanced screening of Wreck-It Ralph in their hometown. No word yet as to whether or not the prize was claimed. But honestly, who the heck is going to beat Wiebe? I for one, would be like “Wiebe got the high score, huh? Screw it, I can’t compete with that!”
Wanna see how you’d stack up against Wiebe? Well, you can still play the game on your home computer (HERE). WARNING: It’s very addicting. Oh, and Wiebe got a score of 444,000. Good luck, fucker.
Wreck-It Ralph, starring John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch and Sarah Silverman hits theaters everywhere November 2nd, 2012.
There’s a lot of anticipation out there for Wreck-It Ralph, not just because of lofty comparisons to Toy Story and Who Framed Roger Rabbit? but because it might be the best video game movie since The Wizard. (That may be a joke depending on your nostalgia factor.)
But there’s some new info floating about the internet today, and it just may give away a lot of the secrets, or potential secrets, of the film. Like what other video game characters might be popping up. A new press release from Disney, courtesy of Comic Book Movie, holds some revelations, but if you paid close enough attention to the recently released trailer you already have that info. So along with John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch, here are the voice actors and characters they play:
Alan Tudyk (ABC’s “Suburgatory,” “Dodgeball”) as King Candy, ruler of Sugar Rush, a candy-coated cart racing game
Ed O’Neill (ABC’s “Modern Family”) as Mr. Litwak, owner of Litwak’s Family Fun Center & Arcade
Mindy Kaling (“The Mindy Project,” “The Office”) as Taffyta Muttonfudge, an accomplished racer and Vanellope’s nemesis
Adam Carolla (“The Adam Carolla Show”) as Wynchel, Sugar Rush security
Horatio Sanz (“Saturday Night Live”) as Duncan, Sugar Rush security
Dennis Haysbert (CBS’s “The Unit,” “24”) as General from the first-person shooter game, Hero’s Duty
Edie McClurg (“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” TV’s “The Life & Times of Tim,” “Planes, Trains & Automobiles”) – as Mary, a Nicelander who lives within the game Fix-It Felix, Jr.
Roger Craig Smith (Captain Marvel from TV’s “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes,” Ezio from game franchise “Assassin’s Creed”) as Sonic the Hedgehog
Gerald C Rivers (video game “Street Fighter” series) as M. Bison
Rachael Harris (“The Hangover,” TV’s “New Girl”) as Deanna, a Nicelander who lives within the game Fix-It Felix, Jr.
Stefanie Scott (Disney Channel’s “A.N.T. Farm”) as Moppet Girl, a young arcade enthusiast who visits Litwak’s arcade
Reuben Langdon (multiple “Street Fighter” video games) as Ken from Street Fighter
Kyle Hebert (multiple “Street Fighter” video games, TV’s “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”) as Ryu from Street Fighter
In other news, director Rick Moore was interviewed by Collider and in the 10-minute plus interview he hints at Easter eggs, who he could get (Tron and Pac-Man) and who he couldn’t get in terms of video game cameos, and, in what maybe the biggest news of all, whether or not any Marvel characters pop up in the film.
So this is pretty damn sweet! Recently, some set pics turned up from Jason Segel’s Muppet Movie. The film set to hit theaters Christmas 2011 was actually co-written by Segel. In my opinion that should make it pretty damn funny and who doesn’t love the Muppets! The set photos have all those childhood memories rushing back to me. And I have no doubt it will do the same for you guys when you check out the photos after the break. Also, some other cool news about the project, there will be quite the star studded cast joining Segel in this project! The list thus far includes Amy Adams, Lady Gaga, John Krasinski and Ed Helms who potentially be members of Gaga’s entourage, Jack Black, Donald Glover, Danny Trejo, Jane Lynch may appear as a prison guard and also Paul Rudd will possibly be the voice of Walter, the i-phone loving roommate of Segel.
It’s Baaack, that overwhelmingly poppy sensation better known as Glee makes its hopefully triumphant return to Fall’s TV lineup tomorrow. After last Season’s shenanigans of Kurt and Finn’s parents dating, falling short at Regionals, Quinn having a baby, Rachel getting no love and a whole lot of Gaga what can we expect for Season 2? Well, first of all, not only will we be getting lots of new music, especially those show tunes you all LOVE but also, lots of new faces. New friends, new enemies and some frenemies? Check out this great video for everything you need to know from last season as well as a look at season 2!