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Watch Breaking Dawn Part 2 Online Nick Offerman is most famous for playing the cranky, fierce libertarian Ron Swanson on TV's best sitcom, Parks & Recreation-- to the point that it can be weird to see him out the in the world without Ron's signature mustache. But Offerman, like many TV actors, likes to keep busy by taking on side roles in various indie films, and fans who want to see him break out of Swanson mode will have another chance come March, with the release of the comedic fable Somebody Up There Likes Me.The film covers 35 years in the lives of three protagonists-- Keith Poulson's Max, Offerman's Sal, and the woman they both adore, played by Jess Weixler. The movie is coming to select theaters on March 8 and will be available on VOD just four days later, on March 12. For a very colorful and creative preview of what to expect, check out this brand-new poster, which we're exclusively premiering here:
Watch Hansel And Gretel Online And those cartoons aren't just a marketing gimmick-- the film itself features animated sequences from Bob Sabiston, who worked on Richard Linklater's A Scanner Darkly and Waking Life. Add that to an original score from Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio, and there's a whole lot more on offer here than in your average indie comedy. Read the official synopsis for Somebody Up There Likes Me, and below that revisit the ridiculous, up-in-smoke promo video that Offerman made with his wife and co-star Megan Mullaly, plus Community's Alison Brie.
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Watch Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters Online With his latest film, Side Effects, heading to theaters on Feb. 8, Soderbergh opened up to Vulture for a candid conversation about his pending retirement, the genesis of his most recent films, the truth about the “myths” of Soderbergh’s legend, and much more. There are so many interesting things the director spoke of, we just want to run through the top talking points. The entire interview is worth a read. And of course, we’ll all be seeing Side Effects when it opens. We don’t know how many movies Soderbergh has left, so we’ll cherish the ones that arrive as he puts the finishing touches on his cinematic legacy.
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If Marvel Studios' Iron Man hadn't been a hit all the way back in 2008, it's hard to say if they would have been able to build the massively successful Marvel Cinematic Universe that we have today. The Jon Favreau film made $585 million worldwide during its theatrical run, which was able to propel the company past the disappointing Incredible Hulk and eventually on to The Avengers, which now stands as the third biggest box office hit of all time. But if Iron Man had flopped the whole thing would have been over before it began. If a cool laser-shooting superhero/billionaire/playboy/philanthropist didn't catch audiences attention there's no way they would have spent hundreds of millions of dollars gambling on Thor or Captain America. So it's understandable that Warner Bros. would want to perhaps pump the brakes on the future of their partnership with DC Comics and wait to see if their next big superhero movie actually pays off.