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    'Skeleton Twins' Scores Best Limited Opening since 'Boyhood'

    The fall season began in earnest this weekend as several top festival films opened well. Fox Searchlight's tough guy thriller "The Drop," starring Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini, landed in sixth place in the Top Ten, opening in over 800 theaters for an excellent gross of $4.2 million. The clear stan...

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    Review: Melancholy 'The Skeleton Twins' Starring Kristin Wiig & Bill Hader

    For whatever reason, comedians have never received the same degree of respect as their dramatic counterparts —that is, until they take on more serious material. The road to critical esteem is littered with actors making the transition from comedy to drama (think Steve Carell in "Little Miss Sunshine...

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    Daily Reads: The Disgusting But Important 'Wetlands,' Comic Book Movies That Thankfully Never Happened and More

    Plus: Bill Hader on typecasting, and words to never use in a review.

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    Review: 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them' Starring Jessica Chastain & James McAvoy

    The existence of "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby" is one of the strangest events in recent American cinema. First time writer-director Ned Benson managed to attract a killer cast at his first time at bat. The film, a New York-set relationship drama, was conceived, shot and screened at Toronto In...

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    How Many Have You Seen? Read Bill Hader's List Of 200 Movies Every Comedy Writer Should See

    Here's a fun fact about Bill Hader you might not know: he's a major film buff. Yep, the "Saturday Night Live" veteran likes his Criterion Collection movies as much as the next cinephile. His knowledge rolls pretty deep, and now he's sharing his love of cinema in a unique way.

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    Watch: Extensive 2 1/2 Hour Talk With Bill Hader About His Career, Films And More

    It’s fair to say that Bill Hader’s offscreen persona is more of a mystery than most actors’, given that it’s been cloaked by a "Saturday Night Live" character like Stefon or a celebrity impression like James Carville or Al Pacino. Even at James Franco’s Comedy Central Roast, when most comedians insu...

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    Watch: Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig Get Serious in Trailer for Sundance Award Winner 'The Skeleton Twins'

    Winner of best screenplay honors at Sundance this year, for an American drama, "The Skeleton Twins" packs lots of star power into a uplifting if traditional family drama.

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    IFC Unveils a 2015 Programming Slate That Includes New Comedies From Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Rob Huebel

    IFC's upfront is tonight, and ahead of the event, the network has unveiled its slate of new and returning programming. Among the new projects are a mockumentary series from Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers, a scripted comedy starring Rob Huebel and the parodic Comedy Music Awards.

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    Shia LaBeouf & Zooey Deschanel ‘Rock The Kasbah,’ Bill Hader Is A 'Trainwreck' For Judd Apatow & More

    It’s difficult to keep tabs on the absolute torrent of curveballs that Shia LaBeouf has thrown our way in his quest to explore the celebrity condition. His dedication to plagiarizing Joaquin Phoenix’s arc in “I’m Still Here” is admirable, though: first there was the tales of unhinged behavior, then ...

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    The Ones To Watch: 20 Breakout Actors, Directors & Talents From The 2014 Sundance Film Festival

    Because we're usually far too busy for the partying and snowboarding, the highlights of the Sundance Film Festival are, of course, the movies themselves. But almost as pleasurable as the films, is discovering new voices and talent, and seeing for the first time the performers and filmmakers whose ca...

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