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The Movie: The Skeleton Twins
Where You Can Stream It: Hulu and Amazon Prime
The Pitch: After ten years of estrangement, twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront how their lives went so wrong. As the twins’ reunion reinvigorates them both, they realize that the key to fixing their lives just may lie in repairing their own relationship with each other.
Why It’s Essential Viewing: In 2014, Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig had only been away from Saturday Night Live for a year or two. Wiig had already found big screen stardom thanks to Bridesmaids, and Hader was on his way thanks to some memorable supporting roles. But the two got a chance to showcase their versatility thanks to the Sundance selected indie The Skeleton Twins, a film that allowed the duo to tap into their comedic skills while effectively stretching their dramatic chops. Though the story follows a familiar festival film formula, it’s still emotionally engaging and delightfully entertaining. Read More »
Saturday Night Live concluding the 45th season this weekend is a little more bittersweet than usual. That’s because the late night sketch show was forced to wrap up with three editions of the remotely produced Saturday Night Live At Home, featuring all of the cast members doing sketches from the homes they’ve holed up in during quarantine. Thankfully, what will hopefully be the final edition of the show in this format was the best one yet, and it brought an array of guest stars, including Kristen Wiig as host, and dreams of getting back to normal once this pandemic is all over
So let’s take a look at the best and worst Saturday Night Live At Home sketches for (hopefully) one last time. Read More »
Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, a new movie set to reunite Oscar-nominated Bridesmaids writers Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, and an Amazon Prime Video show called The Power have abandoned their plans to film in Georgia due to the state’s restrictive anti-abortion law. Meanwhile, the neighboring state of Alabama (which has its own set of Draconian abortion laws in place) refuses to air an episode of the animated series Arthur which depicts the anthropomorphic aardvark’s teacher in a same sex wedding.
Welcome to America in 2019, folks.
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After 24 years, Adam Sandler returned to Saturday Night Live to host the late night sketch series for the first time ever. The expectations were high, and while the Sandman was back to his usual self, the overall show took some time to gain steam. Thankfully, it ended with a bang and even some tears. Plus, there were plenty of fun cameos by familiar faces of the past, as well as the perfect cameo from musical guest Shawn Mendes.
So let’s break down the best and worst sketches from the Adam Sandler hosted Saturday Night Live. Read More »
Last week, we got the tantalizing news that Jorma Taccaone and Will Forte had been pitching the idea for a MacGruber TV series. That was a change of pace from the sequel talks we heard about not too long ago, but we’ll take more adventures with MacGruber in any way we can get them. So we’re happy to see Will Forte confirm the possibility of a MacGruber TV series on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, complete with a tease of a perfectly inappropriate scene as only MacGruber can deliver. Read More »
Since Richard Linklater and Cate Blanchett signed up for the adaptation of Maria Semple‘s beloved comedy novel Where’d You Go Bernadette in 2015, the big question surrounding the project was…where did it go? Now, finally, the first Where’d You Go Bernadette trailer has arrived, giving us a sneak peek at the comedy-mystery about an agoraphobic architect (Blanchett) who one day vanishes from her perfect family life.
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Wonder Woman 2 has a new sound. The prolific Hans Zimmer will compose the Wonder Woman 1984 score, taking over for Wonder Woman composer Rupert Gregson-Williams. Zimmer composed Wonder Woman’s extremely badass electric cello theme for Batman v Superman, so he’s no stranger to the character.
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Though she will become a fierce supervillain predator that goes by Cheetah, Wonder Woman 1984‘s Barbara Minerva resembles more of a mouse. At least she does before she transforms into one of Wonder Woman’s greatest foes.
Director Patty Jenkins has provided us with a first look at the character, showing us Kristen Wiig in costume as the mousy Barbara Minerva, who, in the comics, is an archaeologist who gets cursed and possessed by an evil entity known as Cheetah.
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Cool Posts From Around the Web:
Apple continues to make headlines with its original content, despite the fact that A) none of its major shows have debuted yet and B) the company still hasn’t announced how or where people will be able to watch any of the dozen series they’ve developed over the past few months.
Today’s Apple news is a bit of a mixed bag. On the negative side, actress Kristen Wiig has dropped out of the comedy show in which she was previously attached to star. But on the positive side, Apple has struck a deal with the Sesame Workshop to create programming aimed at children. Read more about both below.
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We’ll take any info about Wonder Woman 2 we can get at this point. Like how it’s being shot, for instance! Patty Jenkins will be shooting a portion of her super-sequel in IMAX, so expect big action when Wonder Woman 2 hits in 2019.
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