Tag Archives: Kristen Wiig

One to Watch – July 15th 2016

This week, One To Watch takes a look at a reboot that could well ruin childhood memories, but tries its hardest not to. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Ghostbusters

Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) is about to get tenure at Columbia University, but her plans for a career in academia are scuppered when the book she wrote with former friend Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) resurfaces. The book posits that ghosts are real and when Erin tries to confront Abby about publishing the book she is drawn into the hunt for a real life ghost. Of course, this is Ghostbusters, and where there’s one ghost, there are many, and it is not long before Erin and Abby team up with New York local Patty (Leslie Jones) and weapons whizz Jillian (Kate McKinnon) to investigate hauntings and take down ghosts. They just need a catchy name… Continue reading

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ADIFF Review – Nasty Baby

Polly (Kristen Wiig) is desperate to have a child, but with no man on the horizon she turns to her friends Freddy (Sebastián Silva) and Mo (Tunde Adebimpe) to donate their sperm to her. As the three contemplate life, and Freddy’s obsession with becoming a father grows, an aggressive neighbour forces them to take another look at their choices. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Zoolander 2

Fifteen years after the events of Zoolander, and after the Derek Zoolander Centre for Kids Who Can’t Read Good and Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Good Too collapsed, killing Zoolander’s wife Matilda (Christine Taylor) and disfiguring Hansel, Derek (Ben Stiller) is lured out of retirement with a chance to be a superstar again, but soon discovers that he is at the centre of a plot that is killing off the world’s most beautiful people. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Martian

When a storm hits the planet, a NASA team on a mission to Mars evacuate, leaving Mark Watney (Matt Damon) behind, believing him to have tragically died during the freak weather event. When the storm passes, and with the team on their way back to earth, Watney awakens stranded on an in hospitable planet, and must find a way to survive until he can be rescued. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Against the backdrop of San Francisco in the late 1970s, 15-year-old Minnie (Bel Powley) strikes up an affair with her mother’s boyfriend Monroe (Alexander Skarsgard). This opens Minnie up to a new world of experiences, but her almost compulsive desire to document her young life inevitably leads to her secrets being discovered. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Skeleton Twins

Twins Milo (Bill Hader) and Maggie (Kristen Wiig) have not seen one another in many years, but when Milo attempts suicide, the call from the hospital interrupts Maggie’s own attempt at death. The twins reconnect and, over time, begin to realise what drove them apart in the first place. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – How to Train Your Dragon 2

Five years after Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and Toothless became fast friends, Hiccup’s father Stoick (Gerard Butler) wants his son to take over as chief of Berk. Hiccup is thrown into chaos by having to make the choice, and is further confused when he meets a mysterious Dragon Rider who turns out to be someone he thought he lost a long time ago. Meanwhile, Drago (Djimon Hounsou) threatens every dragon in the land as he tries to seize power. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) is a day-dreamer; he often floats away on flights of fancy about his crush Cheryl (Kristen Wiig). When a negative belonging to photographer Sean O’Connell (Sean Penn) goes missing, Mitty finds himself on an adventure that takes him across the world, and out of his dreams. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) and Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) have moved their partnership to New York, where Veronica is promoted and Ron is not. Faced with an existential crisis, Ron panics until he is given a chance to anchor a show on GNN – the first 24 hour news network – and he gets the old gang back together. Continue reading

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