A Fistful of News – 5 More Stories From Us to You

     November 16, 2009

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There’s always more to give and while we should all definitely be giving around this time of year*, we have five news stories than we didn’t have time to craft into a bigger article but still though they were worth a read.  After the jump you can find out what’s coming up on Parks and Recreation, where you can HBO’s John Adams on Blu-ray for less than $30, and Edgar Wright’s loving tribute to actor Edward Woodward who passed away today at the age of 79.

Writer/Director Edgar Wright wrote a really lovely piece about Edward Woodward, an actor who was best known for his performances in the original version of The Wicker Man and the TV spy series Callan and The Equalizer.  Woodward co-starred as NWA member Tom Weaver in Wright’s 2007 film, Hot Fuzz.

Fans of NBC’s Parks and Recreation should be pleased to know that Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) will be getting embroiled in a sex scandal that rocks the town of Pawnee, Indiana.  Poehler also teased to E! Online that her real-life husband Will Arnett could be having a guest role on the show.  I think Arnett should just swing through all of NBC’s Thursday sitcoms for one night and create the funniest two hours of TV comedy in history.

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Disney-Pixar took out a full, front-page ad in yesterday’s Variety letting people know that they should consider Up for Best Picture and Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations.  I’m pretty sure Academy voters were already considering it’s but best not to get complacent.  [Awards Daily]

Fans of HBO’s fantastic miniseries John Adams can now pick up the Blu-ray for only $24.99 at Best Buy, which is 69% off the MSRP of $79.98.

Secret weapon Stephen Root, who has great performances far beyond his most popular one from Office Space, has landed roles in two upcoming films.  Root will play the proud owner of an insurance company and Ed Helms boss’ in the ensemble comedy, Cedar Rapids.  Root will also play the chief witness for the prosecution in Robert Redford’s upcoming Civil War/Courtroom Drama, The Conspirator. [THR]

*Thanksgiving is next Thursday; donate some of your time and/or money to helping feed families this holiday season.  Click here donate to Feeding America and help them in their quest to provide nine million meals to Americans this Thanksgiving.

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