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The Skeleton Twins Movie Review

15 September 2014 4:53 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: The Skeleton Twins Director: Craig Johnson Starring: Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Luke Wilson and Ty Burrell People don’t always understand the emotions everyone around them are experiencing, even if they’ve been through the same situations in life, as everyone reacts to each circumstance differently. This is certainly the case in the new drama, ‘The Skeleton Twins,’ which was directed by Craig Johnson, who co-wrote the script with Mark Heyman. The film’s title characters passionately emphasize that no matter how much people know each other, and how intense the situations they share are, they need to talk about their thoughts and experiences before they can truly understand each other. ‘The  [ Read More ]

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- Karen Benardello

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‘The Skeleton Twins’ Holds Key To Stellar Specialty Film Box Office Bow

14 September 2014 11:27 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Roadside/Lionsgate opened its Sundance prize-winner The Skeleton Twins to robust numbers in a five-city platform debut across 15 theaters, taking one of the highest theater averages of the year among limited releases. In a much broader release, Fox Searchlight edged The Drop to a near-wide release over the weekend, landing sixth in overall box office. American Experience/PBS Films‘ doc Last Days In Vietnam, meanwhile held over solidly, adding one theater in its second week, while China Lion maintained some momentum with the Stateside release of Chinese-language entry But Always, also adding a single location. Sony Pictures Classics expanded Love Is Strange with momentum. Comedy-drama Skeleton Twins starring Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig grossed nearly $411K in 15 theaters in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington D.C., for a very solid $27,383 PTA. The film, directed by Craig Johnson about long-estranged and troubled twins reuniting was No. 1 in a dozen locations, »

- Brian Brooks

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Bill Hader-Kristen Wiig Drama ‘The Skeleton Twins’ Starts Fast at Specialty Box Office

14 September 2014 9:50 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sundance Film Festival award-winner “The Skeleton Twins” got off to a fast start at the specialty box office this weekend. The drama starring Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig as long-estranged and troubled twins reuniting and putting each others’ lives back on track took in $410,756 from 15 theaters for a strong $27,383 per-theater average for Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate. That was easily the best of any film released this weekend. The film, directed and co-written by Craig Johnson, played in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington D.C. The two stars, along with co-stars Luke Wilson and Ty Burrell, have. »

- Todd Cunningham

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Film Review: Parts Are Better Than the Whole in ‘The Skeleton Twins’

12 September 2014 7:53 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Live from the movies, it’s Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig! The two “Saturday Night Live” veterans are “The Skeleton Twins,” and both have more to do than just be funny. There are moments that sink or swim, depending on the “Twins,” and those parts are greater than the narrative sum.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Each of the brother and sister characters are suicidal, but the background of this depression is brushed aside after it’s established, to create a more congenial and consistent homecoming theme. Hader and Wiig are up to the challenge of their roles, but the script by director Craig Johnson and Mark Heyman keep them at arm’s length from a more redemptive reality. There are some fine moments in “The Skeleton Twins” – good enough for a better-than-average experience – but not good enough for a satisfying overall glimpse into their moment in time.

Maggie (Kristen Wiig) is facing an overdose of pills, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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The Wire's Idris Elba and Dominic West Cast in Finding Dory

12 September 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Idris Elba and Dominic West, the actors who portrayed McNulty and Stringer Bell on The Wire, have joined Pixar's Finding Nemo sequel, Finding Dory. West revealed the news in an interview with ShortList saying:

"I saw Idris recently. We’re both in the sequel to Finding Nemo, so we were recording that. I’m in pretty regular contact with a lot of guys from The Wire — a lot of them are godparents to my kids, so I love them dearly."

I never thought I'd see these two hardcore characters from The Wire in a Pixar film, but here they are. They join an already impressive cast that includes Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Willem Dafoe, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, and Ty Burrell.

The story takes place a year after the first film, and is set along the California coastline.

"A traumatizing event sets off Dory’s 'homing instinct,' and the »

- Joey Paur

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The Skeleton Twins

12 September 2014 7:05 AM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

The Skeleton Twins

Directed by: Craig Johnson

Cast: Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Ty Burrell, Luke Wilson

Running Time: 1 hr 45 mins

Rating: R

Release Date: September 12, 2014 (Chicago)

Plot: After trying to commit suicide, failed actor Milo (Hader) moves in with his sister Maggie (Wiig), who has her own personal problems.

Who’S It For? Those who like Hader & Wiig, even when they aren’t working with the strongest of material.

Overall

Craig Johnson’s The Skeleton Twins is a humdrum dramedy that never comes to life, despite the talents that have been united for its existence. Featuring two evolving “Saturday Night Live” alums and executive produced by Mark & Jay Duplass, the film prods along with its character study into fictional beings whose dimensions are greatly reduced when they are seen as more than just sad people. At its most valuable, The Skeleton Twins is an observation on various experiences of depression, »

- Nick Allen

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The Wire stars re-team for Pixar’s Finding Dory

12 September 2014 6:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After their work together in The Wire, Idris Elba and Dominic West are to reunite and lend their voices to Disney and Pixar’s Finding Dory, the long-awaited sequel to 2003’s smash-hit Finding Nemo.

“We’re both in the sequel to ‘Finding Nemo'” West revealed in an interview this week with Shortlist, “so we were recording that.”

Also set to star retuning cast Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Willem Dafoe, as well as new additions Diane Keaton (The Godfather), Eugene Levy (American Pie) and Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Finding Dory takes place about a year after the first film, and features returning favorites Marlin, Nemo and the Tank Gang, among others. Set in part along the California coastline, the story also welcomes a host of new characters, including a few who will prove to be a very important part of Dory’s life.

Finding Dory hits theaters on June 17th, »

- Scott Davis

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Bill Hader Talks The Skeleton Twins, Shooting in 22 Days, His Decade-Long Friendship with Kristen Wiig, Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck, and More

12 September 2014 6:21 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Directed by Craig Johnson, the dramedy The Skeleton Twins finds estranged twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) at the end of their ropes and having an unexpected reunion that forces them to confront why their lives have gone so wrong.  As the twins reconnect, they both get under each other’s skin and uplift each other, in ways that only family can.  The film also stars Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell, Boyd Holbrook and Joanna Gleason. At the film’s press day, actor Bill Hader spoke during both a 1-on-1 with Collider and a press conference about how nice it was to work with a script where the story and character was all on the page, shooting in 22 days, how important his 10-year friendship with Kristen Wiig was to their on screen relationship in the film, how much fun they had doing a lip-synching duet on Starship’s “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now, »

- Christina Radish

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‘The Skeleton Twins’ is a macabre delight

11 September 2014 11:39 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Skeleton Twins

Directed by Craig Johnson

Written by Craig Johnson & Mark Heyman

USA, 2014

 

Sometimes you don’t want to hear how everything’s going to be alright.  You just need someone to share the chaos with you.  The Skeleton Twins is about reconnecting with that someone who makes the din between your ears just a little bit quieter.  Superbly acted from a pitch-perfect script, this indie darling should make its presence known come award season.  More importantly, it’s imbued with a quiet dignity that rises above patronizing head pats and simple solutions.  It’s messy and real and sticks with you long after the laughs have subsided and the tears have stopped flowing.

Their father called them ‘The Gruesome Twosome’ when they were kids.  Perhaps it was their fascination with the macabre, or perhaps he recognized his own demons stirring inside them (the same demons that drove him »

- J.R. Kinnard

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'Finding Dory' meets 'The Wire'? It could happen

11 September 2014 5:18 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Stringer Bell and Jimmy McNulty might be sharing the screen again, sort of. But instead of confronting each other on the mean streets of Baltimore, they’ll be taking to the sea.

Wire alums Idris Elba and Dominic West are reportedly lending their voices to Finding Dory, Disney and Pixar’s followup to Finding Nemo. West revealed the news in an interview with ShortList magazine this week.

“I saw Idris recently,” West said in the interview. “We’re both in the sequel to Finding Nemo, so we were recording that.” Elba is also voicing the role of Shere Khan in Disney’s The Jungle Book, »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Dominic West And Idris Elba On For Finding Dory

11 September 2014 4:37 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

We already know that Idris Elba will be lending his distinctive vocals to Shere Khan in Jon Favreau’s Jungle Book. But according to his former Wire co-star Dominic West, he’ll also be working on Pixar’s sequel to Finding Nemo, Finding Dory.Talking to Shortlist, West revealed that he’s in regular contact with several of the actors from the much-praised HBO series and that he and Elba are both performing voice duties on Dory. We hope they've met around a microphone once or twice in the course of their work, and exchanged some chat in flawless Baltimore accents.Finding Dory, of course, will act as the follow-up to the company’s 2003 smash hit and explores Ellen DeGeneres’ character and her family. Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton are set as her parents, Charlie and Jenny, while Ty Burrell is comic whale sidekick Bailey. Oh! Oh! We speak Whale! »

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Idris Elba And Dominic West Join Finding Dory

11 September 2014 4:10 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Might Pixar’s upcoming sequel Finding Dory take its characters to the mean streets of Baltimore? Almost absolutely not, but good luck getting that image out of your head now that it’s been revealed that The Wire co-stars Idris Elba and Dominic West have both signed on to lend their voices to new characters in the Finding Nemo follow-up.

West, who is starring in Showtime’s ambitious fall series The Affair, dropped the news during an interview with Shortlist, simply teasing:

“We’re both in the sequel to ‘Finding Nemo,’ so we were recording that.”

No word yet on which characters the actors will be playing, but Finding Dory is set to take place at least in part along the coast of California, where scatter-brained regal tang Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) reunites with many important people from her past one year after the events of the first film. Along for the ride are Marlin, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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"Wire" Stars Reunite On "Finding Dory"

11 September 2014 12:49 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Two British stars of HBO's "The Wire" are set to reunite in the most unlikely of places.

In a recent interview with ShortList, actor Dominic West says that he and actor Idris Elba will soon be re-teaming on "Finding Dory," the upcoming Pixar animated sequel to "Finding Nemo". He says:

"I saw Idris recently. We're both in the sequel to Finding Nemo, so we were recording that. I'm in pretty regular contact with a lot of guys from The Wire - a lot of them are godparents to my kids, so I love them dearly."

No details were given regarding the characters either Elba or West are voicing. They join a cast that includes returning champs Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks and Willem Dafoe along with new characters played by Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy and Ty Burrell.

The film is currently slated for a June 17th 2016 release.

Source: ShortList »

- Garth Franklin

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Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader Celebrate ‘The Skeleton Twins’ Premiere

11 September 2014 12:24 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Wednesday night’s West Coast premiere of Lionsgate-Roadside’s drama “The Skeleton Twins” at the Arclight evoked multiple memories of sibling strangeness. Director Craig Johnson allowed during the afterparty at the Argyle Club that the onscreen combination of “Saturday Night Live” alums Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader as estranged twins made him think of growing up with his sister in Bellingham, Wash.

'The film isn't autobiographical except that I really do connect with my sister with dark humor' – Craig Johnson of 'Skeleton Twins'

— Dave McNary (@Variety_DMcNary) September 11, 2014

Johnson said that he and co-writer Mark Heyman first came up with the idea for the movie about a decade ago when both were film students at Nyu.

“We were having coffee at the Starbucks at Union Square so I guess that all good things start at Starbucks,” he mused. “Maybe that’s what I should call my next movie.”

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- Dave McNary

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'Finding Dory' Reunites 'Wire' Stars Idris Elba and Dominic West

11 September 2014 12:10 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While fans keep waiting for The Wire reunion to happen, series stars Idris Elba and Dominic West are set to "reunite" on the big screen in a much different way. Dominic West revealed in a recent interview that both he and Idris Elba are voicing characters in the Pixar animated sequel Finding Dory.

Here's what Dominic West had to say in a recent interview with ShortList, where he confirmed the casting.

"I saw Idris recently. We're both in the sequel to Finding Nemo, so we were recording that. I'm in pretty regular contact with a lot of guys from The Wire - a lot of them are godparents to my kids, so I love them dearly."

No details were given regarding the characters both Idris Elba and Dominic West are voicing in the animated sequel, but they join a cast that includes Finding Nemo stars Ellen DeGeneres (Dory), Albert Brooks »

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Idris Elba And Dominic West Join Finding Dory

11 September 2014 11:26 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Hitting cinemas in 2016, the sequel to Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, will feature a mini The Wire reunion with two of the hit t.v. shows cast members, Idris Elba and Dominic West, lending their voice to the continuing adventures of Marlin, Dory, Nemo, and the rest of our sea dwelling favorites. Speaking in an interview with The Shortlist, West revealed that the two were cast in the Pixar sequel, but didn't go as far as elaborating on the roles they were playing. They will be joining original cast members Ellen Degeneres, Albert Brooks, and Willem Defoe, as well as other newcomers Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy, and Diane Keaton. Finding Dory is released on June 17th 2016. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Critics Love Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader in ‘The Skeleton Twins’

11 September 2014 9:34 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader are garnering critical acclaim for their performances in this weekend's Roadside Attractions release, “The Skeleton Twins.” The former “Saturday Night Live” co-stars play a set of twins trying to settle their differences, as well as their own personal problems, after a decade apart. Ty Burrell, Luke Wilson and Boyd Holbrook also have roles in co-writer and director Craig Johnson's comedic drama, which is currently sitting pretty on Rotten Tomatoes with an 86 percent approval rating from a total of 37 critics. See video: Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig Bond as Brother and Sister in ‘The Skeleton Twins’ Trailer TheWrap‘s. »

- Greg Gilman

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Good News Kids, Your Favorite 'Wire' Characters Are Coming to 'Finding Dory'

11 September 2014 3:33 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

One of our most anticipated movies of 2016 is undoubtedly "Finding Dory," Pixar's sequel to their beloved underwater adventure "Finding Nemo" (which was released way back in 2003). While details on the animated movie are scarce (we were at a party with the producer a few months ago and couldn't even squeeze anything out of her), it obviously concerns Dory, the forgetful fish played by Ellen DeGeneres and features returning cast members Albert Brooks and Willem Dafoe (and, as revealed at D23 last year, Ty Burrell plays a Beluga whale). But some new casting news has dropped, and it should make all those little kids who are fans of cultish HBO series very happy.

Dominic West, who played the hardened, alcoholic detective McNulty on the freakishly adored HBO series "The Wire" recently revealed to The Shortlist (via Film Divider) that both he and Idris Elba, who played ruthless gang enforcer Stringer Bell, »

- Drew Taylor

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Guardians of the Galaxy stays atop Us box office on very slow weekend

8 September 2014 3:17 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

For the fourth time in it’s box office run, Guardians of the Galaxy was again a-top the Us box office in the slowest weekend for two years, Box Office Mojo reports.

The Top 12 earned an estimated $51.9 million, which if confirmed with official figures, would make this past weekend the worst for over two years. In fact, it wasn’t far off the worst weekend this decade, which was in September 2008 when the top 12 grossed just over $50million.

Joining the likes of The Dark Knight, Avatar and The Hunger Games, Guardians is only the fourth film this decade to stay in the No.1 position for four weeks. Down a modest 41% from last weekend, the Marvel film took an estimated $10.2million, with it’s total now standing at a year-best $294.6million

In second place again was the Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which was down 46% to $6.5million. Already exceeding many expectations, »

- Scott Davis

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Vscore: Emmys Boost Winners’ Social Media Power

3 September 2014 2:26 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The social media buzz triggered by the recent Emmy Awards  provided a noticeable bump to the Vscore rankings of some of TV’s biggest winners for the night.

Vscore is Variety’s method of analyzing the star power for individual celebrities. Over 17,000 currently working actors are assigned a score from 0-100 using a weighted combination of multiple factors, including box office and television ratings performance, award nominations and wins, social media mentions (positive, negative or neutral), and upcoming film or television projects.

The Emmys in particular caused significant gains in Vscores for some stars, including an 11-point jump between Aug. 20 and Aug. 27 (the Emmys were on Aug. 25) for “Modern Family’s” Ty Burrell (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy) from 77 to 88.

There were 10-point boosts for both “Breaking Bad’s” Anna Gunn (60 to 70 after winning Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama) and “The Good Wife’s” Julianna Margulies (71 to 81 after »

- Kevin Noonan

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