John Krasinski in ‘Big Miracle’

Summary: a small town news reporter (John Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Drew Barrymore) are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. Inspired by a true story.

Starring: Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski, and Kristen Bell

Directed by: Ken Kwapis

Website: Everybody Loves Whales

Release Date: February 3, 2012


Ed Helms in ‘Jeff Who Lives At Home’

Summary: On his way to the store to buy wood glue, Jeff (Jason Segel) looks for signs from the universe to determine his path. However, a series of comedic and unexpected events leads him to cross paths with his family (including his brother, Ed Helms) in the strangest of locations and circumstances.

Starring: Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Judy Greer, Susan Sarandon

Directed by: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass

Release Date: March 16, 2012


Steve Carell in ‘Crazy Stupid Love’

Summary: When Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) learns his wife Emily (Julianne Moore) wants a divorce, his “perfect” life quickly unravels. Spending his free evenings sulking at a local bar, Cal is taken on as a “wingman” to handsome thirty-something player Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling).

Starring: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Marisa Tomei, Kevin Bacon

Website: Crazy Stupid Love

Release Date: July 29, 2011


Creed Bratton in ‘Terri’

Summary: Terri is a moving and funny film about the relationship between Terri (Jacob Wysocki), an oversized teen misfit and the loquacious but well-meaning vice principal (John C. Reilly) who reaches out to him. Creed Bratton plays Terri’s ailing uncle.

Starring: Jacob Wysocki, Creed Bratton, John C. Reilly

Release Date: July 1, 2011

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Yay Creed!

Phyllis Smith in ‘Bad Teacher’

Summary: A foul-mouthed, junior high teacher, after being dumped by her sugar daddy, begins to woo a colleague — a move that pits her against a well-loved teacher.

Starring: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Justin Timberlake, Phyllis Smith

Written by: The Office writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky

Website: Bad Teacher

Release Date: June 24, 2011


Go Phyllis!

Ed Helms in ‘The Hangover 2’

Summary: Right after the bachelor party in Las Vegas, Phil, Stu (Ed Helms), Alan, and Doug jet to Thailand for Stu’s wedding. Stu’s plan for a subdued pre-wedding brunch, however, goes seriously awry.

Starring: Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis

Website: The Hangover 2

Release Date: May 26, 2011


Ellie Kemper in ‘Bridesmaids’

Summary: Annie (Kristen Wiig) is a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend (Maya Rudolph) and a group of colorful bridesmaids on a wild ride down the road to matrimony.

Starring: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper

Directed by: Paul Feig

Website: Bridesmaids

Release Date: May 13, 2011


P.S. Who else do you recognize from The Office in this movie?