the office spin-off

The Office star Leslie David Baker is coming out of retirement — kind of. Baker, who played the indolent salesperson Stanley Hudson for all nine seasons of the beloved NBC sitcom, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a The Office spin-off of sorts. The Kickstarter project, called Uncle Stan: Coming Out of Retirement, cleverly avoids any words like “The Office,” “Stanley,” or “owned by NBC” but is very clearly a continuation of Baker’s beloved The Office character.

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the princess bride fan film

Quibi is making one last-ditch effort to bring on subscribers: by making a celebrity fan film of The Princess Bride just as you wish. A handful of celebrities got together (virtually) to recreate the 1987 Rob Reiner comedy-fantasy classic, The Princess Bride, and inconceivably, they got the director on board as well. The idea was proposed by filmmaker Jason Reitman, who recruited celebrities like Jennifer Garner, Jack Black, Diego Luna, Josh Gad, Tiffany Haddish, and more to create a The Princess Bride fan film and raise funds for the World Central Kitchen charity. And you can watch it all right on your phone…on the Quibi app you definitely haven’t deleted by now.

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the joy luck club reunion

Bring your best dumplings and moon cakes, because The Joy Luck Club is getting back together. The cast of The Joy Luck Club is reuniting in a virtual “book club” to discuss the beloved 1989 novel with the author Amy Tan. The nonprofit organization Gold House will be hosting The Joy Luck Club reunion, which will include Lauren Tom, Ming-Na Wen, Rosalind Chao, and Tamlyn Tomita.

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bill and ted san dimas

The Bill & Ted series is known as the nicest sci-fi comedy about a pair of stoners who travel through time. And in trying times as these, we need a little nice every now and then. Bill & Ted stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are living up to their films’ reputation by making a surprise appearance at the virtual graduation ceremony of San Dimas High School, the same school where Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure takes place.

In their short message to the graduating class of San Dimas, they had sweet encouraging things to say about the current environment and one important confirmation: San Dimas High School football does indeed rule.

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the lord of the rings reunion

In a time when the casts of cult TV shows and beloved movies are getting together virtually left and right, there is still only one Zoom reunion to rule them all and in the darkness bind them — or at least, provide us a small reprieve as the real world gets more distressing by the minute. Josh Gad has been uniting casts of Back to the FutureSplash, and The Goonies, with his Reunited Apart web series, but his latest one is the most epic reunion yet.

The cast of The Lord of the Rings got the Fellowship back together over Zoom to swap filming stories and show off the matching tattoos they got together. Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Ian McKellen, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, and Orlando Bloom all appeared and were soon joined by “many surprise” guests in the biggest Zoom reunion that Gad has held thus far. You can watch the entire hour-long The Lord of The Rings reunion below.

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suicide squad ayer cut

Now that the long-debated Justice League Snyder Cut has been confirmed to debut on HBO Max next year, Suicide Squad director David Ayer hasn’t held back in advocating for an “Ayer Cut” of his critically slammed 2016 comic book film. The filmmaker has been teasing juicy new details of his original cut of Suicide Squad, including a stronger connection to Justice League and a “rich and dimensional” characterization of Joker.

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the ickabog online

J.K. Rowling has already been letting Harry Potter fans live out their Hogwarts dreams from home with her Harry Potter at Home series, which gave young readers and teachers an online hub to enjoy and share their favorite Wizarding World books and content. Now the author is bringing a new children’s book to young readers starving for something to do while stuck at home. Rowling is releasing her children’s book, a non-Harry Potter fairy tale called The Ickabog, online for free for coronavirus relief causes, posting new chapters each weekday through July 10. The complete story will be published in book form, and in e-book form, in November.

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scott pilgrim vs. the world trivia

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World taught us a lot of things — Edgar Wright‘s elastic versatility as a director, that bread makes you fat, how not to wash your hands — but 10 years later we’re learning still more about the energized action comedy. Wright held an online watch party of his beloved 2010 comic book movie on Twitter last night, revealing all sorts of trivia and fun facts. Did you know Bill Hader was the narrator? That Quentin Tarantino‘s advice helped create the title sequence? Wright divulged all manner of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World trivia and more, also revealing that he has been planning a theatrical re-release for the cult film — whenever the current situation allows.

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man of steel watch party

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s another online watch party. But this one will surely rally some of the most vocal people online. Zack Snyder is hosting a Man of Steel watch party on Vero to “celebrate the ultimate symbol of hope.” The director will be doing live commentary and answering audience questions submitted online.

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one cut of the dead mission remote

Nobody knows better about how to pull off a piece of entertainment with limited resources than the cast and crew of One Cut of the Dead. The 2019 mega-hit at the Japanese box office and cult hit everywhere else was a love letter to the can-do spirit of filmmaking, even if things go horribly, hilariously wrong. So it’s fitting that the cast of One Cut of the Dead reunited to make a virtual short film, titled One Cut of the Dead Mission: Remote, set during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The results are as funny as you’d expect.

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