Step aside, Michael Cera, Aubrey Plaza has become the Jester of Awkward Comedy. She first burst on the scene in the sketch group Derrick Comedy's first feature "Mystery Team," but it took the TV show "Parks and Recreation" to showcase Plaza's deadpan comedic skills. In her first leading role, Plaza plays Darius Britt, a curious journalist who goes out to meet and interview a man who has posted a Craiglist ad looking for a partner to travel back in time. The kicker? This is based on a real ad.
There are a lot of things to avoid this summer: blistering sun, bug spray, sweating, sunburns, broken air conditioning, puka shell necklaces. Thankfully, heaven can be found indoors, in a movie theater, with functional air conditioning, popcorn and 90+ minutes of pure cinematic bliss.
This summer Hollywood is giving us a lot of "popcorn flicks" to look forward to: a "Spider-Man" reboot, "Men in Black III," a second "G.I. Joe" movie and "Battleship," to name a few. Among all of these big movies are 15 up-and-coming stars who will be heating up the summer. Some of these are people you've seen on TV, and some you've heard on the radio. All of them are quickly on the rise to silver-screen stardom.