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Ghostbusters Reboot Gets Confirmation Of A Second Film

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In among ALL the controversy surrounding the reboot of Ghostbusters, there was an actual film and it turned out that it wasn’t that bad at all. And now, as angry fanboys continue to rage and people refuse to get over the fact the remake is a cast of women, Sony has confirmed Ghostbusters 2.

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The film was hugely hyped before its actual release - largely because of the issue of gender - but Sony sat on its hedges and director Paul Feig said the movie would need to make $500million before anyone important sat up and took notice.

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Reports Indicate 'Ghostbusters' May Be Banned From Release In China

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After all the division and controversy over its roll-out last week, the new all-female Ghostbusters re-boot may not be getting a theatrical release in China – but not for that reason…

According to a report in Variety, the newly-released movie has not yet been screened by Chinese censors, but a source suggests that the film is likely to be blocked from release there because of rules that prohibit the promotion of “cults and superstitions”.

Sony has attempted to give Ghostbusters as much chance as possible of passing the censors – if it does come out in China, it will be re-titled Super Power Dare-To-Die Team.

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Judd Apatow: 'Haters Of Ghostbusters Reboot Are Probably Trump Supporters'

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Director Judd Apatow, who helmed Trainwreck and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, has hit out at those who’ve criticised the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot. Speaking to Uproxx, the director say that those who bash the female-led reboot are probably the same people who are ‘excited about the Donald Trump candidacy.’

GhostbustersJudd Apatow says Ghostbusters haters are probably Trump supporters.

“I would assume there’s a very large crossover of people who are doubtful Ghostbusters will be great and people excited about the Donald Trump candidacy,” Apatow said. “I would assume they are the exact same people. That movie is made by the great Paul Feig and stars the funniest people on Earth, so I couldn’t be more excited.”

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Ghostbusters Trailer

Ghostbusters is a new film for 2016 and is based on the 1984 film of the same name and is directed by Paul Feig. The film features four women on their quest to save New York City when various ghosts take over and exercise control over the humans. 

Two authors Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates write a novel about the existence of ghosts and the revelation that they believe they do exist. However this novel is not taken seriously and when it becomes apparent that Gilbert wrote this book, she becomes the centre of a joke in her professional career as a teacher at Columbia University, even her students don't take her seriously.

This film quickly becomes the tell - tale narrative of who's laughing now, when Gilbert teams up with Yates and two other women to fight the ghosts that have decided to inhabit the city. A mission is deployed and the quartet set out to save the world from the evil ghost Rowan, providing the audience with lots of laughs along the way.

'Ghostbusters' Reboot Is Youtube's Most Disliked Trailer Of All Time

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The trailer for Paul Feig’s upcoming Ghostbuster’s reboot is Youtube’s most disliked movie trailer of all time, according to a playlist of the site’s most thumbed-down videos. The list of the top 100 most “disliked” videos on YouTube (as of April 16th), places the reboot’s trailer at number 18 overall with over 610,000 dislikes.

GhostbustersThe Ghostbusters reboot is Youtube’s most disliked trailer.

Overall the trailer has had nearly 30 million views since its release on March 3rd, with 610,000 viewers choosing to hit the dislike button and just over 214,450 giving it a thumbs up. The trailer’s comment section is also filled with users complaining about the reboot, with many calling it unnecessary or just 'not funny'.

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Ghostbusters Trailer

Erin Gilbert is a brilliant quantum physicist and holds a high ranking lecturing position at Columbia University, that is until a past novel she's written comes to light. The novel was written by Erin and her friend Abby and claims that ghosts are real. When strange occurrences start to happen in Manhattan, Erin and Abby are reunited in a bid to put a stop to the ghostly apparitions.

They set up a small business to help being who are being haunted by the ghosts, the old friends are joined by Jillian Holtzmann, a nuclear engineering mastermind who's just as geeky as the other two girls, the team then recruit Patty Tolan, a lady whose knowledge of New York and its underground is almost unrivalled.

Together the four women for The Ghostbusters.

Full 'Ghostbusters' Trailer Released - Take A Look Here

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Nearly 32 years after Ghostbusters first hit cinemas, the full trailer for the all-female re-boot has finally been released – and everything looks pretty faithful to the offbeat, deadpan humour of the original, despite what the sexist naysayers are prophesying.

Director Paul Feig reunites with his long-term creative foils Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy as well as ‘Saturday Night Live’ regulars Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. The 53 year old filmmaker has previously described the irate response to the all-girl line-up as “vile, misogynistic s***”, and the trailer looks as if it’ll go a long way to proving him right.

Sharp wit and humour is on display, as well as some neatly touched-up special effects and digitally rendered music, and looks like it’s avoided the pitfall over being overdone in comparison to the much-beloved originals.

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Teaser Trailer For New 'Ghostbusters' Released

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Billed as one of the summer’s biggest cinema releases, we’ve heard surprising little about the highly anticipated Ghostbusters remake – until now. Sony has released a teaser for the cult franchise’s third instalment, with a full trailer due to drop next month.

On Sunday (February 14th), the studio put out a 28-second clip, in which none of the four female leads are featured. Instead, we see shots of armed police scrambling through the streets of New York to surround an unseen entity (another Marshmallow Man??), as the words ‘Who. You. Gonna. Call?’ appear on the screen.

At the end, a date of March 3rd is promised for a full trailer, ahead of a scheduled July 15th theatrical release later this year.

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Zoolander 2 Review


With virtually the same blend of wit and idiocy as the 2001 original, this fashion-scene comedy is funny enough to spark some solid laughter in between the gags that fall flat. The punchlines are simple and the characters paper thin, but this world is so ripe for parody that the rather awkward mix of in-jokes and satire can't help but hit the bullseye every now and then.

Things haven't been great for top supermodel Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) over the past 15 years. His reading school collapsed in tragedy, sending him to live as a "hermit crab" in the wilds of northern New Jersey. And with a facial injury, his cohort Hansel (Owen Wilson) has retired in the wasteland of Malibu. Then Italian designer Atoz (Kristen Wiig) summons them to Rome, just as Interpol agent Valentina (Penelope Cruz) is investigating a series of popstar murders that seem linked to Derek's past. Teaming up with Valentina, Derek and Hansel track down their old nemesis Mugatu (Will Ferrell), reconnect with Derek's long-lost son (Cyrus Arnold) and discover a sinister conspiracy.

Stiller directs the film as if it's the next instalment in the Da Vinci Code saga, complete with shadowy secret rituals and ominous chase sequences. But the dialogue remains utterly ludicrous, as this "ridiculously good-looking" duo go through their individual existential crises, clueless that the world has moved on without them. Stiller and Wilson reprise the hang-dog charm that made the characters so likeable the first time round. Although this time Derek gets some emotional depth, while Hansel plays the action hero. Ferrell and Wiig camp it up to the rafters in their colourful roles, while Cruz vamps through the film in bombshell love-interest mode. Her deadpan performance might actually be the funniest thing in the movie. And each scene is packed with big-star cameos, some of which are genuinely amusing.

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Zoolander 2 - Trailer Trailer

Derek, Hansel and some other familiar faces are back in Zoolander 2! After offering their services to 'The Derek Zoolander Center for Kids Who Can't Read Good and Wanna Learn to Do Other Stuff Good Too' Derek and Hansel find themselves pining for a time when they were the biggest names in fashion. Only a few years might've past but the fashion industry is a very different place and one that's left them FAR behind.

When an Interpol agent finds a unique pattern to a series of deaths - some of the world's most beautiful people - she knows that Derek Zoolander is the only one who can help catch the killer. Pop stars including Demi Lovato and Lenny Kravitz have all been found dead with a certain look alluding to Blue Steel on their face.

Zoolander 2 is the follow up to the 2001 film and it once again sees Stiller team up with Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell. The film was written by Ben Stiller and Justin Theroux and will be released in cinemas from February 2016.

Cast Of 'Ghostbusters' Remake Delight Patients At Boston Hospital By Visiting In Full Costume

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The cast of the upcoming Ghostbusters remake delighted the patients at a Boston hospital on Saturday (1st August) when they visited in full costume. The stars of director Paul Feig’s all female remake of the 1980s classic – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones - chatted and posed for photographs with the patients. 

Melissa McCarthyMelissa McCarthy at the London premiere of Spy in May 2015.

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'Ghostbusters' Reboot: Melissa McCarthy Confirmed, Kristen Wiig In Talks

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Comedy actress Melissa McCarthy has signed on to lead Paul Feig's Ghostbusters 3, while Kristen Wiig and Saturday Night Live alumni Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are currently in talks, according to the Hollywood Reporter. 

Melissa McCarthyMelissa McCarthy will lead Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot, while Kristen Wiig is in talks

Negotiations with the trio are on-going though everyone is expected to sign on for the reboot, which could shoot in New York this summer. McCarthy and Wiig have both worked with Feig before, on the critically acclaimed and commercial smash Bridesmaids.

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Bill Hader Returns To SNL For A One-Off Show, Brings Kristen Wiig, Everything Is The Greatest

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Bill Hader returned to SNL last night and it was the. Best. Thing. Seriously, if you’ve ever been a fan of the comedian, this week’s episode was a must-see and if not… well, find a way to watch it anyway. You will be one by the end.

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Where my Hader fans at?

To answer all the questions I know you’re asking yourself – yes, he did bring back Stefon, the worst news correspondent ever. And it was just as good as ever. And of course, the reunion wouldn’t be complete without the antics of Herb Welch.

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Skeleton Twins, Starring Bill Hader & Kristen Wiig, Promises To Be Funny & Touching [Trailer & Pictures]

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Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig star in director Craig Johnson's Skeleton Twins as Milo and Maggie, twins who have been separated for a decade. After Milo's (Hader) childhood dreams of becoming a famous Hollywood actor have failed, he is forced to return home and encounters his sister Maggie (Wiig) in hospital. The two have narrowly escaped the same near fatal accident and Maggie suggests Milo stay with her.

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Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig star in Skeleton Twins as Milo and Maggie.

The two are polar opposites and have to overcome their differences in order to seemingly come to terms with the reality of their lives. Milo is heartbroken and his hopes of a glittering Hollywood career have been crushed whilst Maggie has resorted to infidelity to avoid admitting she is not ready to have a baby with her husband, Lance (Luke Wilson). 

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The Other Woman Tops US Box Office, So Can We Call It The New Bridesmaids?

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Despite the critics being less than enamoured with The Other Woman, this weekend it stormed the US box office even managing to topple the mighty Captain America: The Winter Solider. So far the female driven comedy has, unsurprisingly, drawn both favourable and unfavourable comparisons with 2011’s breakout hit Bridesmaids. So can we start calling The Other Woman the new Bridesmaids?

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The Other Woman, follows three women who form an unlikely bond after finding out they’ve all been wronged by the same man, Leslie Mann stars as Kate, a wife who finds out her husband has been cheating with Cameron Diaz, a high flying lawyer. The two ladies then discover that the lothario, named Mike, also has another woman on the go, twenty something Amber played by Kate Upton. Instead of being mad at each other the three women decide to team up and channel their anger by seeking revenge on the serial cheater.

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'Saturday Night Live' Makes China Debut, Despite Censorship Triggers

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Saturday Night Live has been made available to Chinese viewers since a video streaming website, Sohu Video, began to exclusively show the popular US comedy sketch show. Ten episodes of the show's current 39th season have been made available through the site, which is a unit of the Nasdaq-listed Inc.

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The Wit & Wisdom Of Jimmy Fallon Will Be Shared With A Chinese Audience.

Soon more episodes of the weekend show will be uploaded the Monday after being aired in the United States although will not have subtitles at first. A version with Chinese subtitles and explanations of the cultural references made during the show will be made available the following Saturday, according to the AP.

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'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty' - Ok, So It's Either Great, Or Terrible.

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Ben Stiller's movieThe Secret Life of Walter Mitty - based on James Thurber's classic story - has severely divided critics ahead of its release on Christmas Day. Back in October, we speculated on the possibility it being too avant-garde for Hollywood based on the strength of the trailer and with a 37% score on Rotten Tomatoes, it seems Stiller's project hasn't quite worked out (at least most people don't think so).

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"It's too airless, too perfect, a dream of connection with humanity that flees contact with actual people," said Tom Shone of The Guardian.

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Girl Most Likely Review

Very Good

Even though this comedy has a tendency to dip into cartoonish silliness, it's anchored by a razor-sharp performance by Wiig as a woman forced to confront everything she hates about herself. The film is also packed with hilarious moments that keep us laughing, and it also gets surprisingly sexy and emotional along the way.

Wiig plays Imogene, who has done nothing with her career after winning a rising-star playwright award. Then she loses her day job as a listings editor just as her high-flier boyfriend (Petsos) leaves her. When she fakes a suicide attempt to get some attention, she's court-ordered to move in with her free-spirited mother Zelda (Bening) back home in New Jersey. There she struggles with Zelda's colourful boyfriend George (Dillon), who claims to be a top-secret spy, her goofy-inventor brother Ralph (Fitzgerald) and the smart, sexy and very young lodger Lee (Criss) who rents her old bedroom. But just as she's beginning to cope, a family secret shakes her to the core.

Even as the script strains to be improbably zany, Wiig holds the film together with a startlingly honest comical turn. From the start we knew she didn't fit in with her Manhattan friends, and her slightly out-of-control personality is much more suited to the Jersey Shore. Her scenes with Criss are very nicely played, as they develop an unexpected relationship. By contrast, Bening struggles to appear as dim as Zelda seems to be, while Dillon hams it up as her fantasist toy boy and Fitzgerald's Ralph is so nutty that he seems to be from another movie altogether.

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Seth Meyers Weds Long-Time Partner Alexi Ashe

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Seth Meyers has married his long-term girlfriend, human rights lawyer Alexi Ashe, in an intimate ceremony this weekend. The couple exchanged vows in front of a select number of family and friends at the small venue in Martha's Vineyard, off the coast of Massachusetts. Congratulations to the both of them!

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Seth & Alexi exchanged vows on Sunday, 1 September

The Saturday Night Live writer and oft-star Meyers proposed to his girlfriend a little over a month ago and with seemingly no time to spare the two married promptly in a secret ceremony that was littered with famous faces. US Weekly were the first to report the celebrity wedding, noting that the couple held a rehearsal dinner outside at the Beetlebung Farm House the night before the big day.

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'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty' Trailer Released: Ben Stiller Goes On An Adventure

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In this year's adventure comedy, The Secrey Life of Walter Mitty, Ben Stiller plays the titular Mitty who is a timid photo manager for a magazine. His mind wanders all over the world as he passes time living vicariously through his fantasies and daydreams, until a pretty co-worker (Kristen Wiig) catches his eye who he'd like to ask out but is too shy. However, when a photographic negative goes missing, Mitty makes an unusually spontaneous decision and embarks on a real-life adventure that takes him beyond his wildest imagination.

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Ben Stiller Demonstrates His Filmmaking Versaility In ...Walter Mitty.

The film is indirectly based on the 1939 short story of the same name from the My World and Welcome to It collection by author James Thurber. Zoolander actor Ben Stiller both directs and stars in this year's exciting novel adaptation and remake of an existing 1947 film inspired by Thurber's book.

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After SNL, Where Does Jason Sudeikis Go Next?

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Jason Sudeikis, the most high profile member of the Saturday Night Live cast, has announced he will not be returning to the show in the fall. Sudeikis is following comedians Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, Andy Samberg, Seth Meyers and Kristen Wiig out of the long-running show, leaving NBC bosses with a dilemma on their hands as they seek to keep the show relevant, popular and most of all funny for its 39th season.

Sudeikis, who has worked on the show for 10 years, announced the news during a taping of the Late Show with David Letterman,

"Yeah, I'm going to leave. Yeah, I'm not coming back next fall." he told the veteran host, to a bewildered audience. Letterman had apparently not heard of the departure and began asking the actor questions about life working on the show, with the 37-year-old dropping the bombshell shortly after.

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Jason Sudeikis Leaving Saturday Night Live For Good, After 8 Years

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US actor Jason Sudeikis has revealed on the Late Show With David Letterman that the most recent season of entertainment show Saturday Night Live was his last, adding to Bill Hader and Fred Armisen's announcements that they too were leaving and Kristen Wiig's 2012 exit. The cast is set to dwindle further in 2014 when Seth Meyers leaves to take overhosting duties from Jimmy Fallon on Late Night after the Winter Olympics next year.

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Not The Face Of SNL Any More.

After being asked how long it's possible for someone to last on a show, Sudeikis replied "A person can go as long as they want. Lorne [Michaels, SNL producer] has been kicking butt at it for 33 of the 38 years. But me, yeah, no I'm definitely done. I'm going to leave, I'm not coming back next fall, no." The actor/comedian spent eight years as a performer on the show and two years as a writer; his exit confirmation comes after 10 seasons at SNL. According to USA Today, Sudeikis had originally planned to make his exit in 2012 but was convinced by Michaels to stay so he could play Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney during the presidential election season.

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As Jason Sudeikis Takes His Bow, SNL Is Left In Crisis

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Jason Sudeikis, the most high profile member of the Saturday Night Live cast, has confirmed he is leaving the show and will not feature on the new series.

The veteran announced the news on Wednesday's The Late Show With David Letterman, saying he's "definitely done" after 10 years on the late-night NBC comedy staple.

"I'm definitely done," he told Letterman. "I'm not coming back next fall." The actor is currently starring in the comedy flick 'We're the Millers' with Jennifer Aniston and is engaged to his former co-star on The O.C, Olivia Wilde

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US Box Office: The Conjuring Haunts R.I.P.D. During Its Opening Weekend

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The Conjuring, opening this weekend, gained $41.5 million. Another lower budget film beat off the likes of R.I.P.D. which, according to reports, cost more than $130 million to make.

Vera FarmigaVera Farmiga at the premiere of Bates Motel, L.A. 

Warner Brother's haunted house horror, which stars Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel); Lili Taylor (Hemlock Grove); Patrick Wilson (Prometheus) and Ron Livingston (The Time Traveller's Wife), follows two paranormal investigators as they attempt to help The Warrens overcome a malign presence which lurks in their seemingly idyllic country house. 

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Will 'Despicable Me 2' Break More Records For Universal?

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Despicable Me 2’s special July 4th was independent in more ways that one: it was Universals biggest ever opening for a movie, with a total of $34.3m on Wednesday, despite most American’s enjoying the seasonally good weather. This has set it up to perform well over the weekend, as those little minions continue to delight audiences.

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The hilarious animation – starring Steve Carell as the evil genius-cum-family man Gru – followed up the impressive Wednesday with a solid Thursday, managing $23.5m. All in all, a domestic total of $84.3m so far is good going, especially considering it’s still got a holiday weekend to sell. Even better news for Universal is, considering it’s an animation, it was rather cheap, costing a mere $76m to make – it’s already broken even and more!

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'Despicable Me 2' Breaks Box Office Records As Minion Fever Grips UK

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Despicable Me 2, the sequel to Illumination Entertainment's well-received 2010 animated movie starring Steve Carell as an evil genius, has stormed to the top of the UK box office to record the biggest opening weekend of the year. The sequel, starring Carell and Kristen Wigg, landed the top spot with takings of £14.8 million to oust Man of Steel and Brad Pitt's World War Z.

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Despicable Me 2 took over £12 million more than the Superman movie, and demolished the likes of This Is The End, Hummingbird and Behind the Candelabra. The animated sequel once again revolves around Carell's Gru character, now a reformed father-figure who cares for three young children in suburbia.

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'It's Not About The Money' - Kristen Wiig Says No Bridesmaids 2 For Her

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There will be no Bridesmaids 2, that’s according to its co-creator Kristen Wiig, who would rather focus on other projects, despite the significant fiscal advantages of making another Bridesmaids movie.

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The first was both a hit with the box office and the critics, which for studios is the magic concoction of both respect and money. They don’t mind their concoctions to have just one ingredient: money, but added respect is always a bonus. Talking of respect, and Wiig has a lot of it, especially self resect. With her name thought of so highly in both film and TV, the funny-woman can afford to pick and choose her projects carefully and, most importantly, regardless of cash.

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Despicable Me 2: Entertainment For Parents...And Their Little Minions

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Despicable Me 2catches up with former moon-stealing villain, Gru, who is settling into family life, raising three young girls: Agnes, Edith and Margo (Miranda Cosgrove). But has fatherhood completely distracted him from his former pursuit of evil deeds? Seems the past has come back to bite him as his quiet life is interrupted when he gets kidnapped by Agent Lucy Wilde (Kristen Wiig) of the Anti-Hero League. His minions are helpless as Gru is taken off to the AHL's deep sea headquarters where the league has an interesting proposition for him. Will the AHL's reluctant recruit forego his evil ways for good or will the temptation for wrongdoings continue to lure Gru back in?

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Steve Carell Voices Gru In Despicable Me.

Despicable Me 2 is the captivating follow-up to the Golden Globe-nominated original, in fact The Guardian declare it to be "Funnier - and perhaps cuter - than its predecessor," with a film directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud. The original grossed $543 million worldwide (£357m) making a whopping profit and securing the possibility of a sequel. Perhaps the movie's success is due to the comedy factor brought about by the playful, helium-voiced minions? Mark Kermode seems to think so, in a golden review: "these yellow weebles are comedy gold, their slapstick antics blending a simplicity of form with a complexity of expression rooted in the traditions of silent cinema."

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'Despicable Me 2': Early Reviews Round-Up

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Despicable Me 2, the sequel to the first 2010 film, is due to be released in cinemas on Wednesday. Early critical reviews have been largely positive. Keith Uhlich of the New York Times said the franchise has improved since the last film and that it is "delights more often than it disappoints".

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Steve Carell at the Despicable Me 2 premiere, L.A. 

Whilst most of the critics have enjoyed the film there are others who criticised Universal Pictures for its lack of originality. Ryan Gilbey of The Statesman said the film is "a completely redundant follow-up to the perfectly delightful 2010 original". Others have drawn comparisons with Monsters University, claiming Despicable Me 2 "has more laughs in the first 5 minutes" than Monsters managed in 90 (according to Roger Moore of McClatchy-Tribune News Service). 

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A Week In Movies: World War Z Breaks Out, Madonna Steps Out, Despicable Cast Speaks Up

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World War Z

Filming on Brad Pitt's apocalyptic zombie epic World War Z started two years ago in Britain and Malta, and audiences are finally getting to see the results this weekend. Critics are being hard on the film, but the box office will have the last word.

The Edinburgh International Film Festival kicked off this week with the premiere of Breathe In, the new drama from Drake Doremus (Like Crazy), who walked the red carpet with star Felicity Jones. There will be nearly 150 new movies screened in Edinburgh over the next 10 days, along with parties every night with the filmmakers and stars.

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Despicable Me 2 - Clips

Former evil-doer Gru, who once attempted the career-defining heist of stealing the moon, has seemingly left a life of evil deeds and landed himself a new kind of job. Albeit fairly reluctantly and without actually having a choice, he has been enlisted by Silas Ramsbottom of the Anti-Villain League on a world-rescue mission as a new villain arrives in town, to the delight and pride of his young adopted daughters Agnes, Edith and Margo. He and Agent Lucy Wilde must now embark on a new kind of adventure with the help of Gru's faithful, blabbering Minions. But with interfering neighbours coupled with his girls becoming older and smarter, saving the world from a ruthless rogue seems the least of his worries.

'Despicable Me 2' is the wonderful follow-up to the Golden Globe nominated 2010 animated comedy 'Despicable Me'. It has been produced by the geniuses behind 'Ice Age' and 'Shark Tale' comes 'Despicable Me 2' and sees the thrilling return of directors Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud ('The Lorax') with screenwriters Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio ('The Santa Clause 2', 'Horton Hears a Who!', 'Hop'). Already with an award nomination under its belt (from the Golden Trailer Awards), this adorable flick will be released on June 28th 2013.

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Anchorman 2 Trailer

Ron Burgundy, Brian Fantana, Brick Tamland and Champ Kind return in this hilarious sequel to 2004's 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy' which saw Ron land himself a hot girlfriend, get attacked by a bear and have his dog thrown over a bridge by an angry biker. The legendary San Diego news anchors are doubtlessly set to entertain us with more news casting exploits which, according to the latest teaser trailer, will involve 'submachine guns and boobies' and getting 'stinky'. One thing's for sure, it's going to be funnier, weirder and much ruder.

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Ron Burgundy Is Coming With Better Hair Than Ever In New Anchorman 2 Trailer

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As the excitement builds for the Anchorman sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, another trailer for the film was released. You can check out the second trailer, featuring the beloved cast of Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Vince Vaughn and Steve Carell. But we already knew they were in it and, exciting as that prospect is, the cameos, which have been announced recently, make this movie look even better. Viewers will get appearances by actors like Kanye West, Kristen Wiig, Amy Poehler, Jim Carrey, Tina Fey and Harrison Ford, New York Daily News reports.

And the cameos just keep coming. After Kanye West, busy as he is, wrapped his scenes in New York last week, there was another surprising appearance on set – namely an actor, sporting a fro and the appropriate 70s duds, who looked suspiciously like singer/rapper Drake. Apparently the "Take Care" performer will be the latest star in the constellation already appearing in this film. Not only that, but the Daily News also posted several pictures of stars Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate taken during shooting. They look fierce, they look ready to go, but most of all, they look, unsurprisingly, very 70s. And if nothing else, the stills make it obvious that Anchorman 2 will definitely feature some excellent hairdos.

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First Look At Kristen Wiig's 'Girl Most Likely' [Trailer]

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It looks like it's going to be a load of blustery fun without much going on underneath the surface - although we could be proved wrong - it's the new trailer for Girl Most Likely! Originally screened at the Toronto Film Festival last year under the name Imogine. 

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Imogene cannot seem to move on from her unsuccessful career as a playwright in New York and her destroyed relationship with a former boyfriend. Dreaming of the past and what could've been, she goes into meltdown and wakes up in the bed of a psychiatric unit with a doctor informing her that she must either stay in hospital or be cared for by a close relative. She is ultimately forced to go back to her hometown in New Jersey to be with her wayward mother who has never had the ability to take care of her properly as a child let alone as an adult. However, when she gets home, she discovers that her mother is living with an eccentric compulsive liar and has rented out Imogene's bedroom to a young man, who happens to be rather charming. She soon learns that in order to get better and be able to stand on her own two feet again, she must accept her family as it is and forgive her mother for her past struggles.

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Kristen Wiig's "The Girl Most Likely" Is Likely To Win Moviegoers' Hearts This Summer

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Raise your hand, if you’re super excited about Kristen Wiig’s The Girl Most Likely. If you didn’t, you certainly should have. It stars Kristen Wiig (that in itself is reason enough to want to see it) and from the trailer, the film seems like a sort of Silver Linings Playbook with the genders reversed. This time, the lovable loser, who gets driven to temporary insanity is played by Wiig and there’s also a booze-and-bets addict of a mom, who adds another stumbling block on the path to recovery. But oh wait, we haven’t even gotten to the best part yet.

Just as Silver Linings had its romantic interest, who helps the protagonist overcome his troubles, played by Jennifer Lawrence (admittedly, a manic pixie dream girl character), so does Girl Most Likely. And in this case, the dreamy young rescuer will be played by… drumroll please… Darren Chris! Fangirls, you can scream now. This film will be the Glee heartthrob’s first ever feature film role and, from the trailer, it seems like it’s going to allow him to finally come into his own as an actor. It’s also going to allow him to look rather gorgeous on a big screen, but that’s probably beside the point. All in all, The Girl Most Likely probably won’t be a summer blockbuster, but it does look most likely to provide some clever, heartfelt, light entertainment during the long hot summer months. The movie opens July 19th. You’re free to make up your own mind about it though, after checking out the trailer below.

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Kristen Wiig Returning To SNL To Host – Joined By Ben Affleck

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Returning from whence she came, well, her fame anyway, Kristen Wiig will be back on Saturday Night Live as host for one night only. And she’ll be joined by Ben Affleck for what promises to be a memorable evening at SNL studios.

Affleck will in fact become a member of the 5-time club - a feat recently achieved by Justin Timberlake – when he joins Wiig to close out the 38th season of this comedy juggernaut. She recently said that she has felt "lost" since leaving the show. "The show was seven years of my life and a six-day work week and you're constantly with your friends all day, all night," she explained. "You sort of live and breathe the show. Then, when it's over, you kind of feel a little lost … It was definitely an adjustment -- even just the hours and [no longer] being in New York," she said. Vampire Weekend are set to provide the soundtrack for proceedings.

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Wiig and Affleck are set to pair their comedy stylings for SNL

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Saturday Night Live Is Betting On Familiar Faces Kristen Wiig And Ben Affleck For Final Two Episodes

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Kristen Wiig is an SNL favorite and she’s coming back for another hosting turn on May 11th. The news if very exciting, since we already know Wiig can do it and do it well. She has her own brand of comedy and her impressions are almost always spot on. Remember Lana del Ray? Yes, there’s no doubt that the lady can act. Wiig has some hilarious original characters, like “flirting expert” Rebecca Larue, but her main strength is in impressions. She’s done everyone from Madonna to Drew Barrymore – no one is safe from the comedienne’s wit. And of course, ever the show to come up with an unexpected combination, the musical guests for that week will be New York natives Vampire Weekend. The May 11th episode will be worth tuning in, but there’s more.

One week later, the May 18th season finale of Saturday Night Live will be jam packed with celebrities and interesting guests. Ben Affleck is set to appear on the comedy show, E!News has announced. He will be accompanied by none other than Kanye West as the traditional musical guest. We’ve heard so much of Affleck in the role of a director recently, that it’s easy to forget that he was an actor first. The SNL gig should be a welcome change of pace then. This will be the fifth time he gets to host the show, but Affleck hasn’t done the job since way back in 2008. It’ll be cool to see what he comes up with this time, especially since everyone wants to see SNL go out with a bang.

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Wiig and Afflec will be hosting the final two episodes for the season.

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Kristen Wiig 'Lost' Without SNL In Her Life, Excited For Anchorman Sequel

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Kristen Wiig Lost Without SNL? Kristen Wiig has more than the obvious reasons to be excited about starring in Will Ferrell’s new Anchorman film. Aside from the fact that it will be a ton of fun to film, is pretty much guaranteed to be a hit and will make her a bit richer, it… well, it gives her something to do. Since she left Saturday Night Live, the Bridesmaid star reveals, she has struggled with the different pace that her life has taken; being away from New York, and not working on the same project six days a week with people that came to be her friends.

“The show was seven years of my life and a six-day work week and you’re constantly with your friends all day, all night.” Wiig explained. “You sort of live and breathe the show,” she continued. “Then, when it’s over, you kind of feel a little lost… it was definitely an adjustment - even just the hours and [no longer] being in New York.”

Luckily for her sanity, the Bridesmaids star is soon to start filming Anchorman: The Legend Continues. She’s pretty excited about the prospect too, by the sounds of it: “I’m leaving in a few days to go film that. I’m so excited!” she said. “I hope I can get thru the scenes without ruining it by laughing! I’m so excited. 

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The Minions Are Back! 'Despicable Me 2' Full Trailer Finally Arrives (Trailer And Pictures)

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The Despicable Me 2 trailer is finally here seeing the return of your favourite Despicable Me characters including former supervillain Gru, his beloved foster children and his faithful Minions, as well as some entertaining new additions to the Despicable Me cast.

We got the slightly bizarre teaser over a year ago showing nothing more than the funny yellow aliens that serve Gru (Steve Carell) performing an adorable rendition of The Beach Boys' hit song 'Barbara Ann'; it certainly managed to keep the plot under wraps though it was far from a disappointing introduction into the much anticipated sequel to this Golden Globe nominated flick. Following Gru's evil plot to steal a shrink ray and hijack the moon in the first film, he adopted three young girls named Agnes (Elsie Fisher), Edith (Dana Gaier) and Margo (Miranda Cosgrove) after taking pity on their misfortune. This time round, it looks like Gru has taken fatherhood in his stride and devious deeds seem to be the last thing he's thinking about, particularly as the eldest girl is getting, well, a little too old for his liking. Just as the prospect of a quiet life looms, however, he is abducted by a feisty agent (Kristen Wiig) from the Anti-Villain League, headed by the pompous Silas Ramsbottom (Steve Coogan) who wish to use him to help save the world from a new evil - and Gru is well up for the challenge!

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Despicable Me 2 Trailer

Having hatched an evil plot to steal the moon in the first movie, Gru appears to have let fatherhood take over from his dastardly passions after the adoption of Agnes, Edith and Margo. However, his bad deeds have not been forgotten. As his new daughters get older, he is forced to join Agent Lucy Wilde of the Anti-Villain League in their plot to overthrow a new evil rival with plans way beyond their competency. While his minions attempt to rescue him from this difficult new project, he is ultimately forced to agree to the mission after facing formidable, if ridiculously named, company director Silas Ramsbottom. It's Gru's first time on the side of good - but will he find it a suitable career move from his former immoral ways? Or will this new evil give him plenty of new ideas?

'Despicable Me 2' was the hugely anticipated follow-up to Golden Globe nominated animation 'Despicable Me'. From the producers of 'Ice Age' and 'Shark Tale', it has been directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud ('The Lorax') alongside writers Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio ('The Santa Clause 2', 'Horton Hears a Who!', 'Hop'). Featuring that smash hit single 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams, the film was released in July 2013.

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Always The Bridesmaid? Melissa McCarthy’s Identity Thief Won’t Steal Your Heart

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For some time, it looked as though Melissa McCarthy was on track to follow the likes of Kristen Wiig and Tina Fey, to becoming one of those faultless American comic actresses that can seemingly do no wrong. We fell in love with her in Bridesmaids and she kept us entertained in 'Mike and Molly'. Her next major release, though, Identity Thief, has not gone down well with the critics and looks to be something of a doozy, with its clichéd slapstick and corny ending. We expected more from Melissa McCarthy, but Identity Thief just doesn’t deliver the goods.

Along with co-star Jason Bateman (who plays Every Jason Bateman Role Ever, Again), Melissa manages to get a decent tally of belly laughs out of the audience but it’s not enough to save Identity Thief from being just another bog-standard comedy. Diana (McCarthy) is a techno-savvy identity thief, who doesn’t bank on messing with a victim like Sandy (Bateman), who hunts her down in order to get his identity back and cling on the promotion he’d just got when he was wrongly arrested for credit card fraud.

McCarthy and Bateman get a thumbs up for their individual performances but as Magnola Dhargis writes, for New York Times, “it is entirely possible to ignore the worst parts of this movie, to drift along during the lulls, slide over the half-baked jokes and just wait for Ms. McCarthy and Mr. Bateman to do their things.” With a disappointing 23% on the Rotten Tomatoes reviews site, it looks as though director Seth Gordon has failed to make another Horrible Bosses and appears to have gone down the road of his 2008 flop, Four Christmasses. Let’s hope McCarthy’s future movie plans can do a U-turn on the damage done to her reputation, here. 

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A Week In News: Beyonce Nails Super Bowl, Yoda Set For The Big Screen, Kate Debuts Bump

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An Irreplaceable Super Bowl For Beyonce As She Reaches Her Performing Destiny, Yoda The Movie Anyone? And, The Duchess of Cambridge Debuting Her Baby-Bump

Irreplaceable: Beyonce showed over 100 million television viewers why she's the biggest R&B star on the planet at the Super Bowl on Sunday. Her rip-roaring LIVE set was very much the talking point after the game (won by the Baltimore Ravens, by the way).

Yoda The Movie? Hot on the heels of news that J.J. Abrams will helm Star Wars Episode 7, Disney has announced its intention to make several Star Wars spin-off movies over the coming years. Speculation that Jabba The Hut, Darth Vader and - lord forbid - Jar Jar Binks could helm the films is rife, though good old Yoda is the big favourite for the first movie.

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Stay Classy San Diego: Kristen Wiig Confirmed For Anchorman 2 Role

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We're still waiting on an officially press release at the moment, but it looks as though Kristen Wiig's role in the upcoming Anchorman sequel, Anchorman: The Legend Continues, has been all but confirmed by two people heavily involved in the movie.

Yesterday (Feb 5) director and co-writer of the hugely successful comedy Adam McKay first announced the news via his Twitter, with co-star Christina Applegate (Veronica Corningstone) also confirming the news shortly after, also on Twitter. It is rumored that Wiig will play Brick Tamland's (Steve Carrell) wife in the upcoming sequel.

News updates on the hotly anticipated film have been few and far between, with the first and only trailer for the movie being released way back in May last year. Word on the street is that the film will follow Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) and his loyal news team as they negotiate the harsh seas of change in a vessel called diversity during the turbulent years of the early 1980's. Or something like that anyway, all you need to know is that it will have San Diego's classiest resident starring in it so what more could you want?

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Kristen Wiig Joins The Anchorman 2 Cast!

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The anticipation for Anchorman 2 has just stepped up another notch with the news that Kristen Wiig has joined the Will Ferrell and the rest of the cast as a new co-star.

With the ensemble cast from the hugely successful first Anchorman assembled, Anchorman: The Legend Continues will only fail if it has a bad script surely, and the addition of Bridesmaids star Wiig, reported by CNN, can only be a good thing. Director and co-screenwriter Adam McKay revealed the news of Wiig’s joining on his Facebook page, with Christina Applegate expressing her joy that Wiig was joining on Twitter, writing "So excited Kristen Wiig has joined our cast for anchorman2. Going 2 b best movie ever made. Besides the best movies ever made."

The new Anchorman is scheduled to open on December 20, 2013 and it had to be said that optimism in the camp appears to be high, with many of the cast strongly believing they can equal the heights of the original film back in 2004. "I think it's such a great ensemble piece that I would hope that our roles are the same as they were the first time around," one of the co-stars Steve Carell said to CNN. "The storyline is going to be different, but I hope the people in it are exactly the same."

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Tommy Lee Jones Grumpy At Golden Globes

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Tommy Lee Jones' grumpy face is now there for all to see on the Internet. After decade upon decade in the movie business, we think Tommy Lee Jones deserves the right to be a bad mood every often. He must be shattered.

What got Jones all angry (facially, we can't speak for his brain) was Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig's brand of comedy, as they came out to host the best actress in a drama award. "Merial Streep," says Wiig. "It's Hope Springs and she's that sassy sheriff," said Ferrell. The two put their hands on their hips and shout, "I'm Hope Springs," just as the camera cuts to Jones, who looks furious with their antics, while everyone else is enjoying the bit. To be fair to Jones, and we love to be fair to Jones, it was rather annoying. To be even more fair to Jones, he could just have been concentrating really hard, or thinking about a sad time. Lincoln was nominated for seven awards, including one for Jones' Thaddeus Stevens character. Ferrell and Wiig also poked fun at his other film, Hope Springs, which might have annoyed him, too.

Elsewhere at the awards, Les Miserables picked up three awards, including one for Anne Hathaway. Ben Affleck surprised everyone by picking up best director for his film, Argo

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Tommy Lee Jones Grumpy Meme Goes Viral - Paying The Price For That Sense Of Humour Bypass

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The Tommy Lee Jones grumpy meme has gone viral.

TLJ was caught looking less than pleased when Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell mocked his movie at the Golden Globes. In fact, as the rest of the audience visibly shook with laughter, Tommy stared stony-faced and seriously grumpy-looking at the stage. Will and Kristen's skit was considered to be one of the more amusing pre-award moments. But not for Tommy it seems.

Kristen and Will were reading out the details of the ‘Best Performance By An Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical and the pair of comics arrived onstage feigning incredulity at where they found themselves. As they described the movies that they clearly hadn’t watched, they read out Meryl Streep’s name, for Hope Springs, deliberately pronouncing her name wrong and describing the movie as being about a sassy sheriff, named Hope Springs (it’s actually about a married couple (Streep and Tommy Lee Jones) who undergo counselling to work on their ailing, 30 year marriage. Unlike most awards interludes, this one was actually funny.

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Emotional 'Coming Out' Speech From Jodie Foster Has Golden Globes Audience In Tears

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Many awards were given out at last night’s Golden Globes awards but the real stand-out appearance of the evening was Jodie Foster’s acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award.

An award given for a lifetime of achievement in the movie industry, the award was a deserved one for Foster, who began acting as a toddler and at the age of 50, is celebrating 47 years in the industry. Foster’s speech was noted not just for her achievements in the world of film, though. Although Foster’s sexuality has never exactly been a secret, she used last night’s moment in the spotlight not only to publicly acknowledge that she is gay, but also to assert the importance of privacy and to question why it’s so important that everyone in the public eye must turn their private life into public property.

“I already did my coming out about 1,000 years ago,” said Jodie, “back in the Stone Age." She explained that she had never hidden her sexuality, had come out as gay to those that she met and to those that mattered. “If you’d had to fight for a life that felt real and honest, against all odds, maybe then you too would value privacy beyond all other things.” Questioning why all public figures needed to splash the details of their lives over the media (accompanied by reality shows and fragrance ranges), she pointed out “you guys might be surprised but I am not Honey Boo Boo child.”

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Great Odin's Raven! Anchorman 2 Release Details Announced!

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It's official, this time next year the sequel to 2004's Anchorman will be in cinemas! It's kind of a big deal.

Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner and the rest of the Chanel Four News Team will be reunited once again for the sequel to the much-loved comedy, with writer Adam McKay delighting fans with the news that "It's official. Anchorman 2 has a release date: December 20, 2013," on his Twitter today (Dec 20).

Producer Judd Apatow, who produced the original film and is also signed on to produced the upcoming sequel, further cemented the news into just about everybody's conscious, writing on his Twitter, "One year from tomorrow Anchorman 2 will be in theaters!! It is kind of a big deal."

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The Legend Continues: Anchorman 2 To Battle Huge Movies In December 2013

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The hugely anticipated sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues will hit theaters on December 20, 2013. Though the Adam McKay-directed movie is still being written, Paramount Pictures clearly have confidence in their product and have pitted it against a selection of huge movies opening on the same weekend.

Ron Burgundy and company will go head-to-head with Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, George Clooney's Monuments Men starring Matt Damon and Daniel Craig, Disney's Saving Mr Banks, the family flick Walking With The Dinosaurs - which is sure to be a Christmas hit - and Jon Turtleltaub's Last Vegas. Though plot details are yet to be revealed, all the man cast-members from the original film, Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner and Christina Applegate will be back for the sequel, according to Cinema Blend. 

A recent rumor suggested Will Ferrell and McKay are keen to sign up Kristen Wiig to play a love interest of Carell's character Brick Tamland, though this is yet to be confirmed. It's likely that the Bridesmaid actress would find time to shoot the film, though she has numerous roles lined up for 2013, including The Comedian and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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Children's Choir, Samuel L. Jackson And Paul McCartney Hit All The Right Notes For The Festive Show: Saturday Night Live Recap

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Last night's Saturday Night Live (Dec 15) could have gone very wrong indeed in lieu of recent events in America, but for a nation in mourning the one thing that America needed was a healthy dose of laughter and fortunately SNL brought the perfect amount on what could have been a very difficult night for the show.

With Fox pulling episodes of Family Guy and American Dad from the air in response to the shootings in Connecticut, it was thought that NBC might do the same with some of their more racy shows. However the writers at SNL showed us why they're so revered as they put on a show that was at first moving, before the hilarity began.

Rather than the usual comedic sketch to get things going, the show brought on the New York City Children's Chorus for an angelic rendition of 'Silent Night,' with particular emphasis the touching and poignant refrain, "Sleep in heavenly peace." For a show not regularly known for its delicate handling of sensitive subjects, they could hardly have started things off in a better way. Once the song was over though, the usual cry of "Live from New York, it's 'Saturday Night!'" rang from the children's mouths and the show began, with not a single other mention to the recent tragedy - and rightly so.

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Fingers Crossed: Kristen Wiig In The Running For Anchorman 2 Role

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We’re praying this latest rumor from The Wrap has got some substance to it. According to the movie industry insiders, Kristen Wiig is a likely candidate to play the role of Steve Carell’s love interest in the Anchorman sequel, Anchorman: The Legend Continues, for Paramount Pictures. Currently, no cast members have been selected, beyond the core few that we already know and love.

The new Anchorman instalment is being directed by Adam McKay, with Judd Apatow on production duties – under the Apatow Productions banner. We reckon Wiig would make a perfect addition to the Anchorman cast – she’s already proven her comic chops with the hit movie Bridesmaids, and we sense that her deadpan acting style would make for some raucous ROFL moments if she were cast alongside Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate and Steve Carell in the sequel to the 2004 hit. Anchorman fetched around $85 million at the box office and we’d put our money on a sequel being even more successful.

Kristen Wiig is one of the most in-demand actresses in Hollywood right now, thanks to the success of Bridesmaids. She recently starred in Imogene, an indie film that featured at the Toronto International Film Festival. She also been busy filming The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Hateship Friendship, along with Guy Pearce

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Friends With Kids Review

With a hilariously smart script and a terrific cast, this romantic comedy rises far above the pack, engaging us emotionally and intellectually while offering some telling observations on the state of modern relationships.

Jason (Scott) and his best friend Julie (Westfeldt) are a bit horrified when their coupled pals Leslie and Alex (Rudolph and O'Dowd) and Ben and Missy (Hamm and Wiig) have children. So they decide to have a child without the baggage of a relationship, freeing them to find the right person once they're already single parents. Their baby son is adorable, and raising him brings them closer as friends while allowing them to pursue romances with the hot Mary Jane (Fox) and the sexy Kurt (Burns). But no one else is buying it.

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Despicable Me 2 Trailer

Following the evil schemes of Gru in 'Despicable Me' involving the hijacking of the moon with his little yellow minions and wicked cohort Dr. Nefario, 'Despicable Me 2' sees their anticipated return in the summer of 2013. Having competed against his rival Vector by going one up from his Egyptian Pyramid theft and successfully stealing the moon, the first film saw Gru adopting three young girls and giving up the stolen rock to rescue them from the ruthless super-villain. Does his success make Gru learn his lesson and become a decent man after his newfound fatherly affection for his girls, or will he and his minions return with an even more abominable plot to become the most notorious super-villain in the world?

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Jason and Julie are single thirty-something Manhattanites. They've been best friends since college but aren't remotely attracted to each other.

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Interview with Kristen Wiig for Bridesmaids 23 June 2011

Kristen Wiig is one of those comedy actresses you recognise without remembering her name. She's had hilarious roles in a range of films from Knocked Up to Whip It to Date Night, and most recently as Simon Pegg's leading lady in Paul. She originally rose to fame in America after joining the Saturday Night Live television ensemble in 2005. And her obscurity is about to end with her starring role in this summer's break-out hit Bridesmaids, which she also co-wrote and co-produced.

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Bridesmaids Trailer

When Annie's best friend Lillian tells her that she's getting married, she's more than obliged to act as maid of honour. There's certain duties any maid of honour must fulfil and Annie is about to learn the hard way.

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Paul Trailer

For the majority of their lives Graeme and Clive have been huge sci-fi geeks, and when the two Brits find an opportunity to take a road trip across America and visit Area 51, they can hardly contain their excitement. What the two friends weren't to know was that they were soon to have a new friend in the truck keeping them company; Paul.

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MacGruber Trailer

Mulet sporting MacGruber has been awarded 3 Congressional medals of Honor and 7 presidential medals of bravery. He's the best of the best but after the death of his wife, Macgruber decided that his life as a deadly solider must come to an end. 10 years down the line, his sworn enemy Dieter Von Cunth steals a nuclear warhead and after careful consideration decides he's the only man suitable to save his country.

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Despicable Me Trailer

Up until recently Gru has always been the number one supervillain until a tremendously nerdy supervillain called Vector takes his crown. Now sworn archenemies Gru must come up with a plan that's so devious that Vector will never be able to outdo him Gru plans to steal the moon!

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Extract Trailer

Joel Reynolds is a married businessman; his business Reynold's Extract is a failing flavouring company. When his soon to be floor manager is badly injured it's just the start of worse things to come. Constantly frustrated due to the lack of sex in his marriage and his worsening financial status he turns to Dean, his best friend who works as a barman who suggests a medicinal solution to his problems. Joel being the man that he is turns down Dean's offer and returns to work.

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Whip It Trailer

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How To Train Your Dragon Trailer

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Knocked Up Trailer

On the heels of 2005's blockbuster The 40-Year-Old Virgin, writer/director Judd Apatow again mines hilarity from the relatably human in a comedy about a one-night stand with unexpected consequences: Knocked Up. Katherine Heigl (Grey's Anatomy, Roswell) joins Virgin alums Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann for a comic look about the best thing that will ever ruin your best-laid plans: parenthood. 

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Despicable Me 3 Movie Review

Actually the fourth film in the series (don't forget the prequel Minions), this animated super-villain...

Despicable Me 3 Trailer

Despicable Me 3 Trailer

Gru, the Minions and his wonderful girls will return to the cinema this June when...

Despicable Me 3 Trailer

Despicable Me 3 Trailer

It's been some time since Gru embarked on a villainous plot to take over the...

Despicable Me 3 Trailer

Despicable Me 3 Trailer

Gru (Steve Carell) has renounced his nefarious ways for good now that he's happily married...

Ghostbusters Movie Review

Ghostbusters Movie Review

It's been more than 30 years since the Ghostbusters first hit the big screen with...

Ghostbusters Trailer

Ghostbusters Trailer

Ghostbusters is a new film for 2016 and is based on the 1984 film of...

Ghostbusters Trailer

Ghostbusters Trailer

Erin Gilbert is a brilliant quantum physicist and holds a high ranking lecturing position at...

Sausage Party - Teaser Trailer

Sausage Party - Teaser Trailer

Frank is a hot dog Wiener who's packed into a vacuum seal bag with all...