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Reel Women: In ‘Hateship Loveship,’ Kristen Wiig’s Post-’SNL’ Career Continues to Underwhelm

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IFC Films

Based on a short story by Alice Munro, ‘Hateship Loveship’ stars Kristen Wiig as the sheltered and homely caretaker Johanna who comes to work for a new family, only to have the teenage daughter fabricate a romance between her and the girl’s recovering addict father, played by Guy Pearce. Unfortunately, the film is woefully contrived and Wiig’s tame performance feels like just another underwhelming line on her post-’SNL’ resume.

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How Sports Movies Taught Me to Stop Being a Snob and Love the Game

NBC
NBC

I used to hate sports.

I'd walk by a sports bar and roll my eyes. I'd scoff when people would choose to attend a game instead of doing something real like go to the movies. Growing up just outside San Antonio, Texas, I managed to attend my fair share of Spurs basketball games, but the bug never bit me. When Tim Duncan and his team were at the height of their powers, I was busy watching movies and re-reading my tattered copy of Roger Ebert's 'The Great Movies' and explaining to everyone I knew how superior my taste was (I was a huge, awful jerk).

Little did I know that the the media I embraced would be the thing that would turn me around on the entire issue of sports. Like something out of a science fiction movie, movies would inject me while I wasn't looking, transforming me into a sports fan.

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Everything You Need to Know About ‘Mad Men’ in 60 Seconds!

Everything You Need To Know About Mad Men
ScreenCrush

Our long national nightmare comes to a close as AMC's 'Mad Men' returns this Sunday for its seventh and final season premiere, "Time Zones," but what if you're too busy drinking, smoking and pitching to catch up with six seasons of '60s 'Mad'-ness? Let us give you the meeting minutes and tell you all about AMC's 'Mad Men' in just 60 seconds!

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The 10 Craziest Evil Objects in Horror Movies

Relativity Media
Relativity Media

These are 10 of the weirdest objects to ever be the focus of a horror movie. Some are the work of a ghost, some are the work of Satan, and some are just plain inexplicable. Yet they all have one thing in common: they're just kind of baffling.

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See the Cast of ‘Go’ Then and Now

Go
Columbia

Released in 1999, 'Go' starred an ensemble cast including young stars Katie Holmes, Timothy Olyphant, and Sarah Polley, and weaving a tale of the interconnecting lives of its various characters as they become involved in a singular drug deal. 'Go' was a hit, drawing comparisons to the energy and style of Quentin Tarantino. 15 years later, we revisit the cast of this clever black comedy and see what they're up to now. 

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Nicolas Cage’s 10 Most Nicolas Cage-y Moments

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Universal Pictures/20th Century Fox/Sony Pictures

With 'Joe' about to hit theaters, audiences will soon get a reminder of just how good Cage can be. But let's celebrate his long-awaited return to excellence by combing through his filmography and picking the moments that best define his special brand of craziness. Anyone can be good, but only Nicolas Cage can be Nicolas Cage.

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Nicolas Cage and David Gordon Green Work Together to Find Redemption With ‘Joe’

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Adam Berry, Getty Images

There are some actors that I just inexplicably root for. I have no idea what this means or why I do this, but the best way I can explain it is that it’s almost as if the actor is a sports team and I want that actor to win. But at least with sports, there’s regional pride to fuel a sometimes unhealthy rooting interest in what are essentially strangers. There’s really no explanation as to why I feel this with an actor like Nicolas Cage. But, yet, I do.

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Exclusive: More With Karen Gillan on ‘Oculus’ and Her Villainous Turn in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

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Oculus’ – one of the scariest movies you’ll see this year – opens in theaters this Friday and to help get you excited, we have Part 2 of our interview with star Karen Gillan. We met with Gillan shortly after the film’s premiere at SXSW to talk a little bit more about the movie. Here, Gillan starts off explaining what she saw in ‘Oculus’ – a horror movie that actually feels new and exciting.

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With Chewbacca Back for ‘Star Wars: Episode 7,’ Here’s an Interview With His Son, Lumpy

Lucasfilm

On Monday, it was confirmed that Chewbacca will be returning for ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ – joining R2-D2 as the only confirmed character returning for the sequel, along with newcomer Adam Driver, whose deal is likely closed already.

Still not confirmed for ‘Episode 7’ include the likes of Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, Han Solo and ... Lumpy.

Lumpy, if you don’t remember, made his ‘Star Wars’ debut during the 1978 ‘Star Wars Holiday Special.’ The son of Chewbacca is now a 46-year-old real estate broker and we were lucky enough to catch up with him to find out if he, too, will be following his father back to the big screen in ‘Episode 7.’

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See the Cast of ‘Billy Madison’ Then and Now

Billy Madison
Universal

In 1995, following his exit from 'SNL,' Adam Sandler starred in 'Billy Madison,' a film he co-wrote about a defiant slacker who must return to school and successfully complete his education before he can take over his father's company. 'Billy Madison' was Sandler's first major starring vehicle and a smashing success, cementing his future as a comedic leading man and paving the way for him start his own production company. Now, 19 years later, we revisit the cast of Sandler's first big hit to see what they're up to now. 

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