Disney•Pixar has released the new trailer for Monsters University, opening in theaters on June 21. Directed by Dan Scanlon, the prequel features the voices of Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina, Dave Foley, Sean P. Hayes, Joel Murray, Peter Sohn, Charlie Day, Nathan Fillion, Bobby Moynihan, Julia Sweeney, Aubrey Plaza, Tyler Labine, John Krasinski, Bonnie Hunt, Beth Behrs and John Ratzenberger.
Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) was a little monster, he has dreamed of becoming a Scarer—and he knows better than anyone that the best Scarers come from Monsters University (MU). But during his first semester at MU, Mike’s plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan, “Sulley” (voice of John Goodman), a natural-born Scarer. The pair’s out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University’s elite Scare Program. To make matters worse, they realize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, if they ever hope to make things right.
Aubrey Plaza may deadpan her way through her TV life on “Parks and Recreation,” but in her new flick “The To Do List,” she’s a little more adventurous.
In the August movie, Plaza plays a high school student wanting to check some sexual life experiences off her bucket list before graduating and hitting the college dating scene. Somewhere along the way, she spends some of the film, well, loving herself, and she had to go into a bit of a fantasy world in order to shoot the self-love scene in front of the movie’s crew.
“I’d say it’s an OK day. It’s a medium day. It was OK. When I’m doing things like that, I kind of go into a magical forest in my mind, so it’s almost like no one’s there anyway,” she told MTV News during the third night of Sneak Peek Week at Universal City, California, a string of exclusive interviews and film previews leading up to Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards. “Those days are the best days ever, so I’m crazy.”
While there are some NSFW shenanigans that take place in the film, Plaza said there’s a lot of heart as well. And that has a lot to do with the female friendships that really shape the story.
“I have two sisters. I feel like sisters before misters. That’s real and it’s true,” she said. “When you’re in high school, and I know this from my own experience, there’s a lot of times when you get caught up with your boy-crazy stuff, and I think part of the movie’s message is your friends, your female relationships, are the most important thing, ’cause, really, we’re gonna outlive them all. Women must stick together and we must not let the men interfere. I just think female relationships are very important.”
Her male co-star, Scott Porter, also signed on to the film because of his real-life friendship with Plaza and the movie’s heartfelt message. “You don’t do a film like this unless it has heart … or a great cast. This movie had both of them. So it’s like two home runs at once.”
While “The To Do List” has a whole year to learn if it’s Golden Popcorn-worthy, fans can see which celebs go home with the coveted MTV Movie Awards this Sunday when the show goes live. Rebel Wilson is set to host the 2013 show, live from the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, California.
On the same day the National Rifle Association demanded access to guns be protected, a bevy of celebrities released a PSA urging lawmakers to put forth a substantive plan for increasing gun control.
Among the entertainers making appearances in the one-and-a-half minute ad for Demand a Plan are Jamie Foxx, Jason Bateman, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Carey Mulligan, Beyonce, Jeremy Renner, Amy Poehler, Jessica Alba, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, John Legend, Nick Offerman, John Slattery, Selana Gomez, Jennifer Aniston, Jon Hamm, Chris Rock and Conan O’Brien.
As with many celebrity PSAs, each person says a few words that, taken as a whole, create a moving call to action. This particular video begins with the celebrities listing mass shootings, from Columbine to Virginia Tech.
On Dec. 19, a number of celebrities and media figures took out a full-page ad in the New York Times, demanding action on gun control. The advertisement was signed by the likes of Lady Gaga and HuffPost’s own Arianna Huffington.
A number of entertainers have been using their celebrity to push for more effective gun control legislation in the wake of the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
Aubrey Plaza is featured in the January 2013 issue of “Vanity Fair” magazine, which is being dubbed “The Comedy Issue”. You can now watch an on set interview with Aubrey from the magazine’s photo shoot!