Kristen Wiig

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

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by Britt Hayes April 12, 2014 11:39 AM
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.

Seth Rogen's Animated 'Sausage Party' Casts James Franco, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig and More

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by Nick Romano January 29, 2014 09:28 AM
Sony Pictures
The last we saw Seth Rogen, James Franco and Jonah HIll onscreen together was in 'This Is the End,' but the trio won't wait long to reunite as they're already planning one big, R-rated 'Sausage Party.' Yes, it sounds like something one of your bros would say while funneling some PBR at a frat party, but this is in fact the title of Rogen's upcoming animated movie. Funny enough, the recently announced voice cast for the film is also a bit of a sausage fest.

'The Skeleton Twins' Review

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by Kate Erbland January 27, 2014 09:09 AM
Roadside Attractions
Craig Johnson’s ‘The Skeleton Twins’ makes its irreverent and offbeat tone obvious early on – thanks to an opening sequences that centers on a haggard Bill Hader penning a suicide note that begins with impersonal (and darkly amusing) salutation, “To Whom It May Concern.” Hader’s Milo is clearly going through something, but it’s still shocking when he dips into a full bath and blood begins to flow, just off-screen and from the direction of his wrists.
An entire country away, Milo’s estranged twin sister, Maggie (Kristen Wiig), is attempting the same act, though she is standing in her bathroom with a fistful of pills hovering beside her mouth. She’s interrupted by a call from the hospital where Milo has just been admitted – and thus the so-called Skeleton Twins (sadly, their last name is not Skeleton, but the nickname is explained) have to do the thing they fear most. They have to live.

'SNL': Kristen Wiig's Dooneese Returns to Star in 'The Sound of Music'

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by Jacob Hall December 08, 2013 09:04 AM
NBC's live presentation of 'The Sound of Music' was one of the stranger and, depending on who you talk to, more disastrous television events of 2013, so it's only natural that 'SNL' went after it in last night's cold open. But this wasn't just an excuse to make fun of their parent network's weird programming decisions -- it was an opportunity to bring back one of the show's most beloved performers and characters.

"The First Cut Was Four Hours" - Inside the 'Anchorman 2' Editing Room With Director Adam McKay

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by Todd Gilchrist November 25, 2013 12:00 PM
Paramount Pictures
Adam McKay is releasing a new film in December, and it’s kind of a big deal.
'Anchorman 2,' one of the few films that truly earns the description “highly anticipated,” arrives in theaters December 20, and the filmmaker is in the final days of editing the film down, paring out superfluous bits, rejiggering set pieces, and swapping out jokes to ensure that audiences thoroughly split their sides watching the overdue reunion of Ron Burgundy, Veronica Corningstone, Champ Kind, Brian Fantana and Brick Tamland.
McKay invited us inside the 'Anchorman 2' edit bay, where he showcased a couple of scenes from the film and offered a few details about what audiences might expect to see. In addition to elaborating on possible plans to release multiple versions of the film in the same way they did with the original 'Anchorman,' McKay explained their massively complicated process of arranging and assembling all of the footage they shoot, and offered perspective on the longevity and the legacy of Anchorman, as Burgundy and his news team prepare to return to the screen.
And, he's such a nice guy, he even gave us three new 'Anchorman 2' posters to share with you featuring James Marsden, Meagan Good and a hilarious Kristen Wiig.

IFC's 'The Spoils of Babylon' Trailer Is a Star-Studded Affair

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 15, 2013 10:00 AM
IFC
Insane from the moment we first heard about the project, IFC's 'The Spoils of Babylon' has released yet another star-studded trailer promoting its epic miniseries drama of love, betrayal, oil and a psychotic Haley Joel Osment. Oh yes, it's that weird.

IFC's 'The Spoils of Babylon': Watch the Insane First Trailer Starring Kristen Wiig and Tobey Maguire

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 10, 2013 01:15 PM
IFC
We'll be honest, we had no idea what to make of Will Ferrell's upcoming IFC miniseries 'The Spoils of Babylon,' crafting a fake soap-opera-esque narrative around such incredible star power as Kristen Wiig, Tobey Maguire, Jessica Alba and Ferrell himself, among others. Now, the first star-studded trailer for the project has emerged, and if anything, we're even more confused.

'The Simpsons' Takes on 'Homeland' with Kristen Wiig Season Premiere Clip

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 19, 2013 12:39 PM
FOX
We'd be hard pressed to think of anyone topping 'SNL''s brilliant 'Homeland' parody with Anne Hathaway, but 'The Simpsons' will give it its best shot. The long-running FOX animation staple's season 25 premiere on September 29 will see 'SNL' vet Kristen Wiig guest as an FBI agent suspiciously similar to 'Homeland''s Carrie Matheson, the first clip of which hits the manic nail right on the head.

'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' Trailer: Ben Stiller Lives in His Imagination

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by Jacob Hall July 30, 2013 11:57 AM
After years of being one of America's favorite funny guys, it looks like Ben Stiller is really trying to do something different. The trailer for 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' has arrived and it features Stiller, as an actor and as a director, stretching his talents in a way that we haven't seen before.