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Kristen Wiig

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  • IFC's 'The Spoils of Babylon' pokes fun at epic TV miniseries

    IFC's 'The Spoils of Babylon' pokes fun at epic TV miniseries
    "Shogun," "The Winds of War," "Game of Thrones" and "Under the Dome" are just a few titles in the library of highly regarded novels that have been adapted for television. And then there's "The Spoils of Babylon," the sprawling 22-hour miniseries with an...
  • Will '14 top '13 in TV land? Only time will tell

     Will '14 top '13 in TV land? Only time will tell
    In 2013, television got a lot of love from the appreciation societies, amateur and professional — some say it was the best TV year ever! (Notwithstanding the unprepossessing fall season.) Can 2014 do better? Will it be the fulfillment or the end...
  • 'Despicable Me 2' tops home video sales chart for 2nd week

    "Despicable Me 2," Universal Pictures' animated family mega-hit, was the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray title for the second week in a row, holding off new arrivals including "The Lone Ranger," "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" and "Elysium." The...
  • TV Picks: 'Chasing Shackleton,' 'Spoils of Babylon,' sitcoms!

    TV Picks: 'Chasing Shackleton,' 'Spoils of Babylon,' sitcoms!
    "Chasing Shackleton" (PBS, Wednesdays). Complex in ways that were possibly not intended, this engrossing three-part documentary follows British adventurer Tim Jarvis as he seeks to re-create the perilous sea and land journey undertaken in 1916 by polar...
  • 'Despicable Me 2' tops DVD sales chart for third straight week

    The minions have continued their winning streak. For the third week in a row, Universal Pictures' animated sequel "Despicable Me 2" was the best-selling DVD and Blu-ray title, according to Rentrak, while "Fast & Furious 6," also from Universal, was...
  • TV review: To the silly goes 'The Spoils of Babylon'

    TV review: To the silly goes 'The Spoils of Babylon'
    "The Spoils of Babylon" miniseries is "far superior to anything on television today," writer-producer-director-financier Eric Jonrosh says of his "masterpiece." The bloated blowhard played by Will Ferrell may be overstating things, but "The Spoils of...
  • Riot LA comedy festival plays for laughs downtown

    Los Angeles is home to hundreds of comedy clubs and sketch shows and some of the country's strongest improvisation schools, which have trained and put a spotlight on comedians like Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and Taran Killam. But the...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Parks and Recreation' on NBC

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 5 - 11, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES The Big Bang Theory Penny (Kaley...
  • Review: 'The Spoils of Babylon' too retro for its own good

    It's difficult to know what the folks at Funny or Die were thinking when they created the miniseries spoof "The Spoils of Babylon" debuting Thursday on IFC. The all-star cast, which includes Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Tobey Maguire and Tim Robbins,...
  • TCA: IFC's 'The Spoils of Babylon' is a miniseries with maxi humor

    TCA: IFC's 'The Spoils of Babylon' is a miniseries with maxi humor
    Tobey Maquire, star of IFC's "The Spoils of Babylon" has two messages for those who tune in. "I'm sorry and you're welcome," he quipped to reporters at the winter Television Critics Assn. media tour. Maguire was making fun of the intentionally...
  • Reel Critics: Ferrell can't 'Anchor' this sequel

    Reel Critics: Ferrell can't 'Anchor' this sequel
    I enjoyed Will Ferrell's first turn as Ron Burgundy, the foolish and pompous newscaster from the 1970s. In "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," he amplifies the inappropriate behavior and comments of his character to new levels of asinine conduct and...