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While the mainstream is fetishizing the ’90s, a crew is still looking back at the forgotten corners of ’80s pop culture. IFC mini-series The Spoils of Babylon is from exec producers Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Matt Piedmont, Andrew Steele and Nate Young. (Steele and Piedmont wrote.) It is designed as a spoof of ’80s event television, and skewers stuff like The Thorn Birds; beach lit stories that, in their small-screen incarnations, are forgotten by most people who weren’t around to watch them the first time.

The series is about the Morehouse oil tycoon family, with Tobey Maguire, Tim Robbins and Kristen Wiig among the leads. (Jessica Alba, Jelly Howie, Val Kilmer, Michael Sheen, and Steve Tom also show up.) Below, watch a trailer in which Maguire narrates a brief history of the family, culminating with the ominous memory of the Morehouse son Winston. Read More »

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While Lloyd and Harry might act like brothers, their interactions with another family are the center of Dumb and Dumber To.

Laurie Holden, best known for playing Andrea on The Walking Dead, has been cast as an evil housewife who is poisoning her rich husband (Funny or Die’s Steve Tom) while hoping to run away with another man. She’s also trying to off her step-daughter, played by Days of Our Lives‘ star Rachel Melvin. Read More »

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