\'\'Parks and Recreation\'\' pulls off a leap into the future; see others that found a better tomorrow, some that left better days behind them
As soon as Leslie moved into her dream officethe third floor of Pawnee\'s City Hallto start her dream job with the National Parks Service,
pulled everyone three years into the future. The show bypassed the struggles that come with opening a new branch of government and leapt right into a world that Leslie absolutely owned. Suddenly, she and her power haircut and her power husband were taking names and canceling flights and firing Jon Hamm like it was just another day. Anything could happen (and her kids were adorable).
This Week\'s Cover: Living large on the success of \'Guardians of the Galaxy,\' Marvel gets microscopic with \'Ant-Man,\' its mightiest, mini-est superhero yet. But can star Paul Rudd and the studio turn this little guy into the next big thing?
Girls Night Out: What do the \'Girls\' women talk about over dinner? The usual: work, friends, hobbies, the future. Which, for them, means awkward sex scenes, a new \'Star Wars\' star, \'Peter Pan Live!,\' and the fourth season of their HBO series.
The Fighter: Jessica Chastain has become one of the most startling actresses of her generation. Her brash turn in \'A Most Violent Year\' could earn her a third Oscar nod. But don\'t be fooled by her quiet poise. She\'s tougher than she looks.
Marvel\'s \'Star Wars\' #1 comic book: First Look
Salman Rushdie condemns Paris terror attack
\'Star Wars\' #1 advance review: New era, new story, same hope
\'Dog Soldier\' author Robert Stone dies at 77
On the Books: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote a novel about Mycroft Holmes
On the Books: Paul Rudd\'s latest book adaptation
January a movie wasteland? 10 to change your mind
\'Boyhood,\' \'Grand Budapest Hotel\' win at Golden Globes
Casting Net: Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, and Ryan Gosling unite for \'The Big Short\'
Ben Affleck, David Fincher teaming up for \'Strangers on a Train\' remake
Directors Guild nominates Richard Linklater, Wes Anderson; snubs \'Selma\'
Ultra Music Festival founder Alex Omes has died
London Richards is back with \'In Love With Fire\'
Grunge-poppers Dirty Dishes get dreamy on \'Guilty\' -- exclusive
\'Parenthood\' sneak peek: Sarah tells Julia about Hank\'s proposal while doing Pilates in the park
Unnecessary roughness? ESPN college football vs. Mean Tweets