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Kristen Wiig to ‘Clown’ Around on Big Screen

— by ROB COX — Deadline Hollywood reported recently that current “Saturday Night Live” cast member Kristen Wiig has optioned the rights to author Monica Drake’s 2007 novel “Clown Girl.” Wiig purchased the rights with her own money and will write the script herself. In a[...]

Three Red-Band Clips from ‘MacGruber’

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — “Saturday Night Live” has experimented a few times with bringing re-occurring sketches to the big screen and has experienced varying levels of success with them. Their latest addition, “MacGruber” (based off sketches that parody “MacGyver[...]

Eight Clips from ‘Date Night’

— by ALEXA MILAN — Steve Carell and Tina Fey are two of the funniest people on TV, consistently delivering laugh after laugh on their back-to-back NBC comedies, “The Office” and “30 Rock.” I’m actually surprised they’ve never acted together before[...]

Poster Peek: ‘MacGruber’

— by ROB COX — With few exceptions, “Saturday Night Live” skits don’t translate well to the big screen. The biggest reason for that, I think, is the short, almost-gimmicky nature of the average SNL skit. SNL writers, generally speaking, probably don’t consider later adapt[...]

A Scene from ‘Date Night’

— by RACHEL COYNE — I’m generally not a fan of the movie clips that studios release before their movie opens. When watched without any context and with only knowing the basic plot of the upcoming release, the clips usually make little sense and don’t pack the emotional punch they’r[...]

Six Clips from ‘How to Train Your Dragon’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — Here we are, right at start of what may be one of the biggest movie years ever. Yes, this year we will be bombarded with super-hero movies, computer animated movies and action movies galore. And I can’t forget to mention the avalanche of 3-D movies that will be[...]

Poster Peek: ‘Despicable Me’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — I am so glad this movie has been brought to my attention, and I’m just as shocked that it slipped past my radar. I am talking about “Despicable Me.” As soon as it was mentioned it to me, I went into a search rampage. I saw the trailer, read all […][...]

Trailer Talk: ‘MacGruber’ (Red Band Version)

— by RACHEL COYNE — Making movies based on “popular” “Saturday Night Live” sketches is a tradition that goes back nearly 30 years (I leave it to you to define “popular” on your own terms here). But for every “The Blues Brothers” and “Wayne’s World,” there are dozens[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Despicable Me’

— by CAM SMITH — I’m somewhat surprised that, considering the plethora of ridiculous properties being adapted for the screen — “Monopoly,” “Candyland,” “View-Master,” to name a few — no one has bothered to snatch up the rights for Mad Magazine’s “Spy Vs. Spy[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘How to Train Your Dragon’

— by ALEXA MILAN — Though they might not be up to the artistic standards of Pixar, there’s no denying that Dreamworks animation films also rake in the box office gold. The studio’s latest film, “How to Train Your Dragon,” will likely be no exception. Jay Baruchel voices[...]

Fey, Carrell Going on a ‘Date Night’

— by ALEXA MILAN — With dynamic duo Steve Carell and Tina Fey in the lead roles, it’s going to be very hard for “Date Night” to be anything but a hit. USA Today recently debuted a new photo (shown below) from the upcoming comedy. Carell and Fey star as a married couple looking to[...]