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Steve Carell has signed on to star in a new sci-fi comedy from screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, the guy behind trippy dramedies including Adaptation, Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. In I.Q. 83, based on a 1978 novel, much of the population suffers from a disease that causes their I.Q.’s to plummet dramatically. From Deadline: “It becomes a race against time as the scientist [Carell] struggles for a cure, even as he feels himself growing dumber” ... Discuss

Shia LaBeouf, as we know, has had an interesting year. He's fielded plagiarism accusations, worn weird masks to premieres, done some "art" and spent a bit of time in rehab. He is also, in spite of all that, an undeniably gifted actor whose latest movie, Fury, is genuinely terrific. And now, according to Interview Magazine, he's become a Christian and he is not making any bones about what kind of Christian he is:

I became a Christian man, and not in a f***ing bulls**t way — in a very real way ...I could have just said the prayers that were on the page. But it was a real thing that really saved me. And you can’t identify unless you’re really going through it.

He went on to say that his conversion has been “a full-blown exchange of heart, a surrender of control" that he experienced while making Fury. He had conversations with co-star Brad Pitt (who was raised as a Christian) and director David Ayer (who still is one) and made his decision. “But these two diametrically opposed positions both lead to the same spot," he says. "And I really looked up to both men" ... Discuss

New Zealand Air spared no expense in their latest Lord of the Rings-inspired in-flight safety video, incorporating some of the actual stars of the franchise. Seeing the video on a real airplane would almost be worth the price of the trip to hike the actual path to Mordor ... Discuss

Matthew McConaughey is definitely living the dream right now, and every now and then, he dispenses some of his crazy wisdom for those of us looking to attain to his status. Some pieces of that advice are better than others, but his advice on marriage—as relayed to GQ this month—is actually pretty spot-on.

We talked about it spiritually. We did a lot of reading and talked to a lot of people that had been divorced, a lot of people that had been happily married. We talked to our pastor. In the end, our understanding was, 'Let's go make a covenant, with you, me and God ...I had to get to the point where I saw [getting married] as more than just the thing to do. I wanted to really want to. You know, I didn't want it to be just a destination; the fun is that we're on the adventure together.

McConaughey finally married his longtime girlfriend Camila Alves, with whom he now has three children, in 2012. They had a Catholic ceremony in the little Texas (of course) town where they live ... Discuss

There was waffle wedding cake. A friendly pit bull. Place-settings adorned with the silhouette of Lil Sebastian (RIP). A cool jazz club. A menu that contained Chicky Chicky Parm-Parm, steak and a big ol’ cookie. This Parks and Rec themed wedding had everything a Pawnee resident would expect at such a magical ceremony (warning, the post from Buzzfeed contains some explicit language). The “wedding” was the work of a photography duo from Michigan who collaborates with local caterers and vendors to stage a wedding for the purpose of showcasing their work. Each year, they choose a new theme for the faux-ceremony, and this time, they made the obvious choice: The union of Leslie and Ben. Almost everything used in the fake wedding was a nod to their favorite show—including the wardrobe choices, distinguished guest (including FBI agent Burt Macklin and the mysterious Janet Snakehole) and show references on all of the invitations. Sure, no one was actually married at the Parks and Rec wedding, but we can only hope that the photo shoot will serve as inspiration for a real couple to make this dream a reality ... Discuss

If you watch the zombie action series The Walking Dead, you may have noticed that during a scene in a church sanctuary in this week’s episode, instead of hymn numbers (as Uproxx, who posted the image below, notes) posted on a board at the front of the room, there was what appeared to be Bible verse references. The makers of the AMC series are known for their attention to small details and hidden Easter eggs, so it didn’t take long for viewers to start investigating. An observant Redditor posted the evidence, and found that all of the verses displayed (Romans 6:4, Ezekiel 37:7, Matthew 27:52, Revelation 9:6, Luke 24:5) had one thing in common: They each talk about the dead rising ... Discuss