Posts Tagged ‘Kristen Wiig’

Review: The Skeleton Twins

— by RON WILKINSON — Screened at the 40th Seattle International Film Festival, Craig Johnson directs “Saturday Night Live” alums Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader as estranged twins reuniting after 10 years of silence. “The Skeleton Twins” starts off with the twins simultan[...]

Review: Despicable Me 2

— by ADAM DALE — “Despicable Me” was a global success on all counts. Not only did it make more than $540 million at the worldwide box office, but was a tent-pole film that launched the new animation studio Illumination Entertainment onto the map of major contenders in animated films.[...]

A Pair of Clips from Despicable Me 2

— by CHERRY BELL — In “Despicable Me 2,” Gru (Steve Carell) is back in the game, but this time he has been recruited by the Anti Villain League (AVL) to save the world. Along with Agnes, Edith, Margo and the Minions, Gru sets out to capture a Mexican villain named Eduardo. Marketing [...]

Under Review: ‘Bridesmaids’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Too often, women in movies seem to be put into stereotypical roles, either as eye-candy or as the dramatic and teary-eyed scene fillers. Well, get ready, because “Bridesmaids” takes those molds and flips them over and gives them a swift kick.[...]

Seven Clips from ‘Bridesmaids’

— by ALEXA MILAN — I’ve been pumped to see the Kristen Wiig-penned comedy “Bridesmaids” since I saw the first trailer, and this new batch of clips makes me even more certain the film should be worth my while. Wiig plays Annie, a woman with a tight wallet and a terrible [...]

Trailer: Bridesmaids (Feature Version)

— by JESSIKA OWENS — Kristen Wiig first caught my attention on “Saturday Night Live” when I saw her perform in a skit where she played Megan Mullally, and it freaked me out. The impression is so spot on of Mullally’s signature character of Karen Walker that it kind of s[...]

Five Clips from ‘Paul’

— by ALEXA MILAN — “Spaced,” “Shaun of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz.” You would be hard-pressed to find a bromance as strong as that of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. After a few solo projects, Britain’s best comedy duo is reuniting onscreen in the sci-fi co[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Bridesmaids’

— by ALEXA MILAN — Girls, do you love a good comedy but don’t exactly relate to the rom-com cliches of Katherine Heigl? Do you want to see a movie about sisterhood but the fashionistas of “Sex and the City” don’t remind you of your girlfriends? Well thanks to Kris[...]

Six Clips from ‘All Good Things’

— by ALEXA MILAN — After brilliant performances in “Half Nelson” and “Lars and the Real Girl,” Ryan Gosling is quickly becoming one of the most under-appreciated young actors around. Too bad one of his most recent movies has flown largely under the radar. In ̶[...]

Test Screening Review of Paul

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — Since the entertaining 30-minute presentation of “Paul” at this year’s Comic-Con, I’ve been anticipating the film’s arrival in theaters. The panel at Geek mecha was comprised of Greg Mottola, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jason Bateman, Seth Rogen, Jeffrey T[...]

Paul: Trailer

— by H.G. WATSON — Every once in a while, my expectations for a film are exceedingly high. It depends on the actors in it, sometimes the director, and just every once in a while on the concept itself. If all three are combined, then my anticipation skyrockets. So let me put it this way, [...]

Under Review: ‘Despicable Me’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Co-directed by Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin — two new-comers to directing who both have a background in story and animation — “Despicable Me” is one of the few animated movies being widely released this year that isn’t by a major studio like “Pix[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Pretty Bird’

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — We’ve all been fooled by trailers. We see a trailer and think a movie is going to be awesome and then we are sadly let down. On the flip side, there are times when a trailer cannot show all the best parts of the film and we are pleasantly surprised […[...]

Under Review: ‘MacGruber’

— by ROB COX — “MacGruber” is a sobering reminder of one of my own basic tenets for reviewing film: an “upper decker” [joke] in the trailer does not a classic comedy make. Sometimes, as with the “MacGruber” trailer, I forget that sage guideline and find myself all a-flutter o[...]