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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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    TIFF Review: Kristen Wiig Shines In The Funny & Entertaining ‘Welcome To Me’

    Kristen Wiig fans, rejoice. The 'SNL' alumnus continues to quietly and steadily segue from sketch comedy on the small screen to feature length comedy on the big one, while still retaining her instinctive knack for hilarious shenanigans. “Bridesmaids” started her ascent, and we’ve already seen her th...

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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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    Watch: How Kristen Wiig Got Mental Illness Right in 'Welcome to Me'

    "Welcome to Me" stars Kristen Wiig and Linda Cardellini and the film's director Shira Piven sat down with Indiewire this week at the Toronto International Film Festival's Industry Conference for our annual TIFF Talks series. Here are a few video highlights.

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    Bill Murray Backs Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Emma Stone & More As Female Ghostbusters

    One of the more controversial bits of movie news of 2014 so far was the announcement that, after years of false starts, more than one different script and the recent sad passing of Harold Ramis, Sony was restarting development on a new "Ghostbusters" movie, putting it in the hands of director Paul F...

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    How Kristen Wiig Made Her Way From 'SNL' to Dramedies 'Skeleton Twins' & TIFF Premiere 'Welcome to Me'

    Why have women alums of "Saturday Night Live" had a harder time than men, who've monopolized the show over the years, at making a permanent dent at the movies? Funny-lady Kristen Wiig seems to be making many of the right moves to establish herself as a movie actress who can do more than just silly c...

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    Jessica Chastain & Kristen Wiig Could Join Matt Damon In Ridley Scott's 'The Martian'

    We're still several months from seeing Ridley Scott's next movie, Biblical epic "Exodus: Gods And Kings," but the ever-busy director is already prepping his next picture, sci-fi film "The Martian." Penned by "Cabin In The Woods" helmer Drew Goddard, and based on the book by Andy Weir, it's a realist...

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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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    Watch: First Trailer For 'The Skeleton Twins' Starring Kristen Wiig & Bill Hader

    While Kristen Wiig has already played her breakout role in "Bridesmaids," and has used that opportunity to forge her own path in Hollywood, including lining up a new directorial gig, we've been waiting for her "Saturday Night Live" co-star Bill Hader to get his shot. He's certainly lined up no short...

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