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  • Paul Feig confirms he'll make a female-led 'Ghostbusters' movie

    The long-awaited third movie in Sony's "Ghostbusters" franchise will update the paranormal exterminators with a cast of female characters, director Paul Feig announced Wednesday. On Twitter, Feig wrote, "It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters &...
  • 'SNL' history book 'Live from New York' revised

    'SNL' history book 'Live from New York' revised
    Forty seasons into "Saturday Night Live" and you just don't hear the old criticisms so much anymore: "It's not as edgy as it was in the 1970s …" "This new cast is not as funny as that previous cast …" "It's such a boy's club …"...
  • 'Angry Birds' Movie Casts Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Maya Rudolph

    Jason Sudeikis will lead the voice cast of Sony's animated "Angry Birds" movie as "Red," head of the Flock in the adaptation of the video game series created by Rovio Entertainment. The studio announced Wednesday that co-stars include Josh Gad as...
  • Film studio helps fearful fliers get off the ground

    Film studio helps fearful fliers get off the ground
    As the passengers lined up to walk through an X-ray machine in the airport terminal, a surly security officer bellowed commands to the travelers. "Empty your pockets," she said. "Put all your items in the bin yourself. Take your shoes off." A few...
  • Comedians lighten up the emotionally wrenching 'Skeleton Twins'

    After not speaking to each other for 10 years, twins Milo (Bill Hader) and Maggie (Kristen Wiig) reunite after Milo attempts suicide – a message Maggie coincidentally receives as she contemplates suicide herself. It's a very dark set-up, and only...
  • Watch: Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader Call Out Reporter Who Hasn't Seen 'Skeleton Twins'

    Denver reporter Chris Parente is probably wishing he had seen "The Skeleton Twins" before interviewing Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig. The reporter interviewed the two stars of the Sundance film for a Denver segment, though it began to go downhill fast when...
  • Review: 'The Skeleton Twins' ★★ 1/2

    Review: 'The Skeleton Twins' ★★ 1/2
    Some weeks at the movies are like this. You settle for wonderful actors doing some wonderful acting with scripts that support those efforts even as they limit them. In "The Skeleton Twins," Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader play Maggie and Milo, grown twins...
  • Q&A: Ty Burrell on 'Skeleton Twins' and Dream 'Modern Family' Guests

    Ty Burrell just scored his second Emmy for playing oblivious but lovable Phil Dunphy on "Modern Family," but he can be seen on the bigscreen in a very different role -- as a closeted gay man in the Sundance hit "The Skeleton Twins" opposite Kristen Wiig...
  • Reel Critics: 'Skeletons' opens a closet

    I'll say it up front — "The Skeleton Twins" is one of the best films this year, with amazing performances from stars better known for comedic roles. But Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader and Ty Burrell show us real gifts at playing darker, more troubled...
  • Bill Hader shows a dark side in 'The Skeleton Twins'

     Bill Hader shows a dark side in 'The Skeleton Twins'
    "The Skeleton Twins" stars "Saturday Night Live" alums Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, but it may not be what you think. Case in point, the film opens with Hader's character attempting suicide. Though there are light moments, the story's deeper contours...
  • Toronto 2014: The crazy and sane with Kristen Wiig in 'Welcome To Me'

    Toronto 2014: The crazy and sane with Kristen Wiig in 'Welcome To Me'
    It’s tempting to call the new movie “Welcome To Me” more funny odd than funny ha-ha, but to say so also undersells that it is genuinely funny too, while also warm and strange and daring. Directed by Shira Piven, written by Eliot Laurence...