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Watch Aubrey Plaza and Anna Kendrick Play Bad in ‘Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates’ Trailer

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A few weeks back, Zac Efron and Aubrey Plaza co-starred in Dirty Grandpa, a movie so awesome, its distributor decided not to even let us see it in advance, because they didn’t want to ruin it for us. But the critics who sought it out weren’t exactly taken by it, and audiences have been pretty indifferent as well, so it seems strange there’s already another Efron/Plaza movie on deck.
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Character-Filled Portraits of Famous Comedians

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Sketched Comedy is a series of portraits of famous comedians by Cleveland artist and gallery owner Alex Kelly (which we first spotted on AV Club). He started the project in 2013, illustrating the mugs of comedians, actors, writers, podcasters, and others on a daily basis. Kelly pays homage to everyone from Sasheer Zamata and Michael Che of Saturday Night Live, to vets like Bobcat Goldthwait and George Carlin. His style is full of texture and fantastic linework, and he really captures the character of each comedian. Kelly updates his Instagram regularly and also has work for sale if you’ve been looking for a portrait of your favorite funny person. See more in our gallery.
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Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Flicks to See in April

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If you’re in the (seemingly shrinking!) minority of people who don’t run salivating to the theater for movies where superhumans in fast cars defy the laws of gravity and physics, April is a pretty grim month for mainstream cinema. Between the Nicolas Sparks adaptation, the Paul Blart sequel, the chat-room horror movie, and the aforementioned sixth sequel to a warmed-over braindead Friedkin wannabe, it’s like looking like January all over again at the multiplex. So once again, it’s indies to the rescue; here are ten four-star limited releases to check out as spring rolls in.
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The Best and Worst of the 2015 SXSW Film Festival

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The SXSW Film Festival will continue through the weekend (albeit mostly with repeat screenings and music-related films, pegged to the concurrent music fest), but your correspondent has returned from Austin, with a belly full of BBQ and a head full of leftover images and snatches of dialogue from the 21 narrative and documentary films I took in over my week in Texas. Here are a few thoughts on each, along with the best and worst films I saw there.
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10 SXSW 2015 Movies We Can’t Wait to See

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Hold my calls, I’ll be in Austin. Yes, tomorrow marks the start of the 2015 SXSW Film Festival, one of the most purely enjoyable weeks of the movie year (and, no small side plus, a welcome blast of sunshine after a particularly miserable winter). With a remarkable 145 features in this year’s fest — from a record 2,385 submissions — there’s no way to even come close to seeing everything that looks interesting, or striking, or fun. But here are a few of the movies we’re looking forward to seeing, either in Austin or soon thereafter.
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‘Parks and Recreation’ Season 7 Episode 7 Recap: “Donna and Joe”

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Even with the plotline centered around Donna’s wedding, the season seven midpoint of Parks and Recreation was action-packed for more than just the Meagles. Jen Barkley shows up and goads Ben into running for Congress. Tom and Lucy take a leap, even after Ron inadvertently screws it up. We finally get a good look at Leslie and Ben’s kids, with Rachel Dratch (!!!) as their overwhelmed nanny, Roz. It’s revealed that Jerry/Larry/Terry is actually named Gary (please say this marks the end of this joke). Questlove shows up as Donna’s estranged baby brother, Levondrius, and smashes a vintage microwave on the dance floor, giving Donna the touch of drama she craved for her wedding. Truly, “Donna and Joe” had it all.
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