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Dreamed a dream – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty review

By Simon Miraudo December 17, 2013 “We’re going through!” is how James Thurber’s beloved short story, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, begins. Producer Samuel Goldwyn Jr. was possibly stirred by that same declaration in his twenty-year-long battle to bring it back to the big screen. Ron Howard, Chuck Russell, Steven Spielberg, Mark Waters, and […]

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Still classy – Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues review

By Simon Miraudo December 9, 2013 The inspired lunacy of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is downgraded to calculated silliness in its long-gestating sequel, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, but hey, that is barely cause for complaint. This thing almost didn’t get made at all, and though it’s always unlikely for a beloved cult […]

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Teaser Debut: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Ben Stiller has entered the Oscar race. With The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, the director and star looks to be going for the Academy’s melancholic sweet spot; the same that earned Little Miss Sunshine and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind major accolades. Based on James Thurber’s book of the same name, Stiller’s film […]

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Bad love – Despicable Me 2 review

By Jess Lomas June 18, 2013 It used to be that animated sequels went straight to home video. Now, they’re the most reliable money-spinners in cinemas. Back in 2010, Despicable Me showed us that a would-be evil villain, intent on stealing the moon, could be foiled by three orphan girls thrust into his life. In Despicable […]

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Trailer Debut: Girl Most Likely

The trailer for Girl Most Likely, Kristen Wiig’s follow-up to Bridesmaids, has arrived online. The picture – directed by American Splendor’s Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini – debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012 under the name Imogene. Ahead of its summer release in the States, it’s been given a more user-friendly title […]

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Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell working on Welcome to Me

Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell are reported to be reteaming on the indie comedy Welcome to Me, according to The Hollywood Reporter. We say “re-team” but we are yet to see their first pairing, Anchorman: The Legend Continues, which hits cinemas at the end of the year. Still, the prospect of two of Hollywood’s funniest […]

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Harrison Ford joins Anchorman 2

Ron Burgundy will have to contend with Han Solo in Anchorman 2. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Harrison Ford will play a legendary newscaster (similar to Tom Brokaw) in the upcoming comedy. Shooting has begun on the picture, which sees Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, and Christina Applegate  reprise their roles from the […]

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James Marsden joins Anchorman 2

Everyone’s favourite handsome person – and the love of Liz Lemon’s life! – James Marsden has joined the cast of Anchorman 2, Deadline reports. Plot details are tightly under wraps, but Marsden is said to be playing a rival anchor of Ron Burgundy’s (Will Ferrell). Kristen Wiig is also a new addition to the cast, […]

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Kristen Wiig might play Brick’s love interest in Anchorman 2

Brick Tamland may have a love interest in Anchorman 2 far prettier than any lamp. The Wrap says Kristen Wiig is being courted to star opposite Steve Carell in the flick. Seeing as the script is still being written and the cast is not yet finalised, we may not get confirmation on this for a […]

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Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig to play The Skeleton Twins

Former Saturday Night Live cast-mates Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig are set to star as siblings in upcoming indie drama The Skeleton Twins, Variety reports. The duo will star as estranged twins Milo and Maggie, who reunite after coincidentally and narrowly avoiding death on the same day. Anna Faris was formerly attached to play Hader’s sis in […]

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Dujardin, Spencer, Malick, and McConaughey now Oscar voters

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended invites to 176 individuals, granting them voting rights in future Oscar ceremonies. Deadline has the full list of new members, including 2012 winners Jean Dujardin and Octavia Spencer, as well as recent nominees Jonah Hill, Melissa McCarthy, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, and Bérénice Bejo. Industry stalwarts […]

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First look at Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The first images of a heavily made-up Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty have been released online. In the film – a remake of the 1947 pic of the same name – Stiller plays the eponymous Mitty, a daydreamer and photo developer who embarks on an adventure to find […]

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Saturday Night Live star joins Steve McQueen’s Twelve Years A Slave

Oscar nominee Kristen Wiig recently abandoned her posting at Saturday Night Live with a big career in film ahead of her. The question now is: who will be the next big breakout star of SNL? A case could be made for Taran Killam, who has just signed on to Steve McQueen‘s new film Twelve Years A Slave, Deadline reports. […]

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MacGruber 2 a possibility

It’s rare that Saturday Night Live movies are financially successful, let alone garner sequels (Wayne’s World being the exception on both counts), but they often do find cult followings on DVD. Such is the case with their most recent experiment, MacGruber, which expanded SNL’s 30-second MacGyver skits into a feature length film. The movie tanked upon release, despite being a […]

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Hollywood’s leading ladies line up to marry Depp’s Thin Man

It seems Hollywood’s finest actresses are in the running to star opposite Johnny Depp in Rob Marshall‘s The Thin Man, Deadline reports. Depp will star as former private eye and current drunk Nick Charles.  Though no one has yet been offered the part of Nick’s wife Nora, here is the list of ladies meeting with Marshall next […]

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Kristen Wiig to star in action comedy from Descendants scribes

Kristen Wiig is set to star in a new action comedy from the Oscar winning screenwriters of The Descendants, Variety reports. Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (Dean Pelton from Community!) have sold an original pitch to Indian Paintbrush with Wiig attached as the lead. There are no further details at this point, but the players involved have us […]

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You’re invited to The Quickflix Oscar Live-Blog

By our count, it’s been … ooh … 51 weeks since the Countdown to the Oscars first began. Can you believe the 84th Academy Awards ceremony is now mere days away? UPDATE: It’s happening right here! Before we start heralding next year’s nominees (The Grey!), let’s send off the current batch in style. All 5,765 of the […]

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Patton Oswalt to join Stiller and Wiig in Walter Mitty

Comedian Patton Oswalt came very close to nabbing an Oscar nomination for his excellent work in Young Adult. Although he missed out on the accolade (and even after he was snubbed for his voice-work in Ratatouille!), his career is still enjoying a well-deserved bump. According to Variety, Oswalt is in negotiations to join Ben Stiller […]

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The 10 best female performances of 2011

The 10 best female performances of 2011. By Simon Miraudo. It’s the final week of 2011, so we’re sharing with you, once again, our end-of-year lists. This was originally published on December 8, 2011. Acting! It’s perhaps the most subjective craft in the entire moviemaking process. What better way to celebrate its unquantifiable nature than by […]

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The 10 best female performances of 2011

The 10 best female performances of 2011. By Simon Miraudo. Acting! It’s perhaps the most subjective craft in the entire moviemaking process. What better way to celebrate its unquantifiable nature than by ranking our favourite performances of the year? Look past the inherent ridiculousness of comparing a batch of boisterous bridesmaids with sisters awaiting the end […]

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Kristen Wiig joins Robert De Niro in The Comedian

Kristen Wiig is set to star alongside Robert De Niro in Sean Penn‘s upcoming directorial effort The Comedian, according to international distributor Film Nation. Don’t be fooled into thinking this is a comedy though! Despite the title and Saturday Night Live star Wiig’s recent box office hit Bridesmaids, the film is reportedly a drama. Also, Sean Penn is behind the […]

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Jon Hamm doubts Bridesmaids 2 will happen

Jon Hamm has his doubts about a sequel to Bridesmaids ever coming to fruition. Speaking to E!, Hamm revealed that his close friend and the film’s screenwriter/star Kristen Wiig may no longer be interested in continuing the Bridesmaids saga. As to whether he would reprise the role of Wiig’ character Annie’s jerk boyfriend in a […]

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IT Crowd’s Richard Ayoade signs up for Neighbourhood Watch

Richard Ayoade – best known as Moss from The IT Crowd, and director of the sublime coming-of-age flick Submarine – has been cast opposite Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill in the new comedy Neighbourhood Watch. The film centres on a group of dads who accidentally happen upon an alien plot to destroy the world. Jared Stern’s original screenplay was recently […]

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Kristen Wiig picks Imogene to follow Bridesmaids

Funny-gal of the moment Kristen Wiig is set to star in a new dark comedy thanks to the success of her recent film Bridesmaids. Variety reports that the film, Imogene, isn’t new to Kristen, and that she has wanted to make it since last year. The screenplay was written by Michelle Morgan, a low on […]

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Bridesmaids becomes Apatow’s highest grossing flick

Bridesmaids has become uberproducer Judd Apatow’s biggest hit  in the United States, outgrossing his earlier productions Knocked Up, Superbad, Talladega Nights and The 40-Year-Old Virgin. The Paul Feig-directed feature, written by Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, has become the sleeper hit of the U.S. blockbuster season, taking home $152 million domestically after almost two months in […]

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Interview: Paul Feig (director of Bridesmaids)

Interview: Paul Feig (director of Bridesmaids). By Simon Miraudo. Everyone’s familiar with Judd Apatow’s magic touch; he famously discovered Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jason Segel and many more at a young age, and mentored them into superstardom. But where is the credit for unsung hero Paul Feig, who created the short-lived (yet still very much […]

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Ladies’ night – Bridesmaids review

Bridesmaids – Starring Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Rose Byrne. Directed by Paul Feig. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. The mostly Y-chromosome-free Bridesmaids feels like a call to arms for womankind; a message to Hollywood that ladies can bring “the funny” just as well as the men. Sure, it was directed by a dude – […]

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Bridesmaids sequel a possibility

They say three times a bridesmaid never a bride, but director Paul Feig has discussed the possibility of a Bridesmaids sequel in an interview with Vulture. Feig and one of his leading ladies, Melissa McCarthy, were at an after-party for Woody Allen’s new film Midnight in Paris when they were congratulated for the success of […]

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Trailer Debut: Bridesmaids (Red Band)

Girls just want to have fun (and act like guys) according to the raunchy Red Band trailer for Bridesmaids. First of all, let’s just say we couldn’t be more excited for the upcoming Judd Apatow production, directed by Freaks and Geeks creator Paul Feig and written by SNL-fave Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo. Still, the […]

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Double spaced – Paul review

Paul – Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Seth Rogen. Directed by Greg Mottola. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Paul is a fun tribute to sci-fi films (and film geekery in general), but did it have to be so … dumb? Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the writers and stars of this road-movie-cum-science-fiction-spoof, have proven […]

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