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Kristen Wiig

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  • 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...
  • 'Secret Life of Walter Mitty' trailer reinterprets Thurber tale

    James Thurber's story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" is very short: 15 paragraphs, barely 2,000 words. You can read it (or reread it) in less than 10 minutes: a small and sad-eyed daydream, much like the action it describes. And yet, since it first...
  • Review: 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' ★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' ★&#9733 1/2
    Maybe if I liked the first "Anchorman" a little less, I'd like "Anchorman 2" a little more. Still, I laughed. Louder and crasser than the 2004 original, though God knows the first one had its share of jokes ending with phrases like "massive erection" or...
  • Indie Films Fight for Summer Screens

    The glut of big-budget tentpoles left even less room than usual for specialty pics to spread out and catch audience attention this summer. Fewer limited releases earned over $2.5 million than in 2010 and 2012, and the season's top-grossing indie so far,...
  • Emmys: 70 Actors, 12 Awards -- Who Has the Best Odds?

    Twenty-twenty-twenty-four days to go ... who will be sedated and who will be elated at the Primetime Emmys? Below comes my best estimate -- fun with numbers! -- of the chances each of the 70 actors and actresses in a dozen categories have at emerging...
  • 'SNL' star Seth Meyers marries longtime girlfriend Alexi Ashe

    'SNL' star Seth Meyers marries longtime girlfriend Alexi Ashe
    Long weekend update: Seth Meyers has married Alexi Ashe! The "Saturday Night Live" head writer and "Weekend Update" anchor, 39, who is poised to take over "Late Night" from Jimmy Fallon in 2014, wed his longtime girlfriendĀ in an intimate ceremony on...
  • Toronto: Producer Michael Benaroya to Finance 'Z for Zachariah'

    Producer Michael Benaroya ("Margin Call") has come on board to finance post-apocalyptic thriller "Z for Zachariah," shooting in November and starring Chris Pine, Amanda Seyfried and Chiwetel Ejiofor. He's at Toronto with a trio of titles screening --...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'Bad Words'

    Jason Bateman has made a career out of playing dependable, mild-mannered individuals who put up with no shortage of incompetence and abuse, and it's hard not to suspect that he signed on to direct "Bad Words" at least partly so he could cast himself as...
  • Interwiew: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal Talk 'Prisoners,' Next Career Moves (VIDEO)

    Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal aren't afraid of the dark. The duo recently sat with Variety to discuss their intense new thriller "Prisoners," which premiered Friday night at the Toronto Film Festival. Director Denis Villeneuve's new feature, from...
  • Toronto: Kristen Wiig's Ready to Get 'Nasty' with Silva (EXCLUSIVE)

    "Bridesmaids" star and co-scribe Kristen Wiig has joined the cast of "Nasty Baby," the next project from "Crystal Fairy" director Sebastian Silva, one of Chile's top young helmers. Juan de Dios Larrain and Pablo Larrain's Chilean shingle Fabula ("Gloria,...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'Hateship Loveship'

    A considerably more satisfying seriocomic vehicle for Kristen Wiig than the recent "Girl Most Likely," "Hateship Loveship" marks fine, steady progress for director Liza Johnson following her spare 2011 debut, "Return." Adapted from Alice Munro's short...