The Skeleton Twins has an indie spirit, but it's also a fun crowd pleaser that's a real star turn for Bill Hader and proof that he's more than ready for leading man duties in comedies or dramas.
The family drama stars Wiig and Hader as titular twins Maggie and Milo, reunited in adulthood due to extenuating circumstances and forced to deal with the repercussions of two lifetimes of questionable choices.
or our first episode of the fall season, the MovieFilm Podcast is proud to present a roundtable interview with actors Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, and director Craig Johnson, about their new film The Skeleton Twins.
I'm at the Beverly Hills Four Seasons, sitting in a room with Kristen Wiig. Since Bridesmaids, she's become a bankable Hollywood commodity. Bill Murray suggested she star in an all-female Ghostbusters remake. Did Kristen ever expect to become this famous?
Entitlement is also an issue in Noah Baumbach's wonderfully acidic While We're Young, which captures a pair of Gen-Xers, Josh and Cornelia (Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts), at a crisis point.
What was the last movie that inspired you to pursue adventure?
The motif of the "magical nanny" is turned on its head before the credits roll in Hateship Loveship, written by Mark Jude Poirier, based on a short story by Alice Munro, and directed by Liza Johnson.
We checked out this year's slate, but before we can smugly tell our friends, "Yeah, I saw that before anyone else -- at Sundance," we broke them down into categories and predicted the "buzzworthiness" that each would have this year.
Her (2013) Cast includes: Joaquin Phoenix (Walk the Line), Amy Adams (The Fighter), Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation), Rooney Mara (The Social ...
Unless they find new ways to recycle their personae, comic actors would seem to have a limited shelf life. It's all about reinvention. Otherwise,...
The only way I can imagine having fun watching Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is if I were drunk enough to be really funny myself, watching it with a group of friends on TV in the comfort of my living room, Mystery Science Theater 3000-style
Happiness isn't like Annie's in Bridesmaids. Often, there's no real resolution or suggestion of permanence.
The Secret Life of Water Mitty, which debuted on Saturday at the New York Film Festival, is for saps. I'm using the word "sap" in the most positive way possible. (And, I'll admit, I am a bit of a sap because I enjoyed The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.) Mitty's greatest asset - its earnestness - may be, at the same time, its greatest detriment, because this is the year 2013 and "earnestness" is not always looked upon as a desirable attribute these days. And, boy isWalter Mitty earnest.
This kind of talent clearly comes from spending lots time in front or a mirror or up in the attic -- where fooling around or perhaps just trying to make yourself laugh becomes inspiration.
It hurts watching James Gandolfini play a romantic lead because I just now realized that James Gandolfini is very, very good at playing a romantic lead and we will never get to see him do that again.
I'll admit it. I have a critic's crush on Kathryn Hahn. Jill Soloway's witty, surprising Afternoon Delight only confirms it.