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Review: Reserved & Quiet 'Hateship Loveship' Starring Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Nick Nolte & Hailee Steinfeld

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 12, 2014 8:01 AM
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Hateship, Loveship
Following the smash success of "Bridesmaids," Kristen Wiig has actively subverted the obvious expectations of the career choices that would follow a hit film. The actress has largely gravitated toward small-scale projects ("Girl Most Likely," "Friends With Kids"), in roles that still fit within her wheelhouse, but also allow an opportunity for Wiig to exercise the kind of acting chops that more mainstream fare doesn't afford very often. But "Hateship Loveship" is Wiig's most atypical role and turn to date, leading an ensemble cast in a drama about a family adrift in the wake of death, and the one woman who manages to keep them from completely splitting apart.

Exclusive: Kristen Wiig & Nick Nolte Share Secrets In Clip From 'Hateship Loveship'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 11, 2014 10:00 AM
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Hateship, Loveship
The pain of loss, the resentment of failure and the hope of a new life are the dramatic elements that come together in "Hateship Loveship," a minor key story about the lingering effects of death on one family, and the stranger who helps them get put back together.

Tom Hardy Joins Musical 'London Road,' Ryan Reynolds Visits 'Woman In Gold' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 4, 2014 9:00 AM
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He may have starred in two of the worst blockbusters of recent years -- “Green Lantern” and “R.I.P.D.” -- but don’t hold that against him, given the right film and role (like in this year’s “The Voices”) Ryan Reynolds can shine. Deadline reports Reynolds will stay in the arthouse world with a role in the Helen Mirren-starring “Woman In Gold” alongside Daniel Bruhl, who’s in negotiations with The Weinstein Company.

Watch: “The 50 Greatest Vaginas of the 20th Century” Plus Gag Reel And Other Unrated Clips From ‘Anchorman 2’

  • By Joshua Encinias
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  • March 17, 2014 9:40 AM
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Anchorman 2
If you thought the long awaited follow-up to “Anchorman” played it too close to the chest, then the upcoming “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues The Unrated Cut” might be for you. The sequel felt too long and heavily relied on jokes from the original. But by the looks of these clips, a lot of original humor didn’t make it past the editing room.

Watch: Kristen Wiig & Guy Pearce Feel 'Hateship Loveship' In Trailer For Romantic Drama

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2014 9:37 AM
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Hateship, Loveship
While Kristen Wiig has done her share of logical post-"Bridesmaids" roles in films like "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" and "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty," she has also used the opportunities presented by the hit comedy to try and stretch her acting wings. And she dials it way down for "Hateship Loveship," a romantic drama which finds her sharing the screen with Guy Pearce, Nick Nolte and Hailee Steinfeld.

Review: R-Rated, Extended Cut Of 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 2, 2014 11:00 AM
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Earlier this week, Paul Rudd visited “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” to welcome Fallon to his new gig as host and, ostensibly, to plug the rerelease of “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” which begins a weeklong run in an extended, R-rated cut this weekend. When the always-excitable Fallon asked Rudd what the longer cut was like, Rudd paused and said, “It’s just weird.” This is the easiest way to describe the new version of “Anchorman 2,” an oversized comedy so shapeless and bizarre that it borders on being experimental. Gone is any sense of pacing or propriety; in its place is sheer, go-for-broke goofiness. It doesn’t always work, but it’s probably the most fascinating thing being released in theaters this weekend.

Kristen Stewart & Julianne Moore Team For 'Still Alice,' Seth Rogen's 'Sausage Party' Gets Voice Cast & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 29, 2014 10:21 AM
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Still Alice Kristen Stewart Julianne Moore
Riding high from the Sundance Film Festival off strong notices for her performance in "Camp X-Ray," Kristen Stewart isn't wasting a moment. The actress has lined up a new project, one that will see her working alongside a pretty solid cast of players.

Sundance Review: Dark Dramedy 'The Skeleton Twins' Starring Kristen Wiig & Bill Hader

  • By Cory Everett
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  • January 27, 2014 12:08 PM
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Skeleton Twins, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig
For whatever reason, comedians have never gotten the same respect as their dramatic counterparts — that is, until they take on more serious material. The road to respect is littered with actors making the transition from comedy to drama (think Steve Carell in "Little Miss Sunshine" or Bill Murray in "Broken Flowers") and latest pair to cross over are former-”SNL” stars Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader, who both deliver impressive turns as a pair of depressive siblings in the dramedy “The Skeleton Twins.” Centering on Maggie (Wiig) and Milo (Hader), the film opens with their concurrent, unsuccessful, suicide attempts. Maggie is a dental assistant living in the small New York town she grew up in, while Milo is a struggling actor in LA whose recent breakup sent him off the deep end.

Adam Driver Joins Martin Scorsese's 'Silence'; Kristen Wiig & Alexander Skarsgård To Star In 'The Diary Of A Teenage Girl' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2014 3:07 PM
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In his relatively short time kicking around the movie world, Adam Driver has done it right, logging time with Clint Eastwood ("J. Edgar"), Noah Baumbach ("Frances Ha"), Steven Spielberg ("Lincoln") and the Coen Brothers ("Inside Llewyn Davis"), all while maintaining his day job as Hannah Horvath's grunting boyfriend on "Girls." So what's the next box he's going check off on his movie director bucket list? Martin Scorsese.

Check Out 13 Iconic & Fake Life Magazine Covers From 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty' Plus 3 Clips

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 3, 2014 12:32 PM
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The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
With Ben Stiller's ambitious, big-budget romance/adventure/fantasy/remake "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" now in theaters, it's kind of curious that one of the central components of the film has gone somewhat undiscussed: Life magazine. The once iconic weekly news magazine was a major force in photojournalism and reporting, bringing Americans images and stories from the around the world they might not have seen elsewhere, all while maintaining a pulse on the culture at home. In the film, the transition from Life from print to digital plays a crucial part, and throughout the movie, viewers are shown artwork from past issues, but here's the thing: they're all fake.

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