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Jenny Slate had a great year, garnering critical praise for her work in Obvious Child and releasing another episode of her unfailingly grin-inducing Marcel the Shell with Shoes On. She appeared on Conan last night, and gave America a little taste of Marcel's melodious singing voice. Softer than any pillow, this voice, and if you've ever wanted to hear it cover Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide," this is your moment ... Discuss

Now that Sony has officially canceled the release of their upcoming comedy The Interview in the wake of threats of violence from a hacker group, another studio is pulling out of development of a movie set in the country. New Regency is ceasing development on the film, a thriller starring Steve Carrell. The film project was based on the graphic novel Pyongyang by artist Guy Delisle, who visited the reclusive country in 2001 and documented his disturbing findings. Intelligence officials in the U.S. reportedly confirmed that North Korea was behind the cyber attack and threats of violence against theaters ... Discuss

The mysterious saga of the Sony hacks took a foreboding turn earlier this week when anonymous hackers threatened a 9/11-type attack on theaters screening The Interview—Seth Rogen and James Franco's comedy about reporters visiting North Korea. It seems theaters are taking the threats seriously, with America’s five biggest theater chains (Regal Entertainment, AMC Entertainment, Cinemark, Carmike Cinemas and Cineplex Entertainment ) all dropping the movie. Several smaller chains have also dropped the film, which was set to release Christmas day and had a budget of $44 million. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony still plans to release the film on time, but it remains to be seen whether any theaters will play it ... Discuss

Note to all selfie-takers: If you ever come across Megatron on the streets, do not attempt to take a selfie with him. You may get a similar lecture: “When will you learn that your status updates mean zero to nothing. To anyone. Ever! … Use your mind. Create new memories. Interact. Don’t just add it to a library of forgotten photographs.” For a robotic villain whose goal it is to enslave humanity, he sure does have some profound insight into social media culture ... Discuss

NBC has released this trailer for the upcoming (and final) season of Parks and Rec, which evidently, takes place in the year 2017—and a lot has changed. Along with technology like transparent tablets and drones, Pawnee appears to be a different place than we remember: Andy is a TV star; Tom is a business mogul; Gary/ Jerry/Larry now goes by Terry. It’s literally the most exciting thing we’ve seen in some time ... Discuss

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