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Kristen Wiig Danced While Sia Stared At The Wall During Her Live ‘Chandelier’ Performance At Last Night’s Grammys

I’m getting a little fed up with Sia. It’s one thing to not want to appear in public, but it’s another thing to sign yourself up for live television performances that EVERYONE WATCHES. If you want to be an artist and a recluse, go for it. Let your freak flag fly. But showing up to SNL or the Grammys with a large, fake wig that conceals your face just irks me. If her plan is to irk people then she’s doing a superb job. If her secondary plan was to get Kristen Wiig on the Grammys to do an interpretive dance then she deserves some kind of gold model. My head says this was a choreographed, rehearsed dance, but my heart says that Sia brought Kristen Wiig in and let her go rogue. The live version of ‘Chandelier’ is a jam, and it was only enhanced by Kristen Wiig’s fantastic dancing.  If you told me five years ago we’d have a live version of a pop hit sung at the Grammys while the artist stares at a wall with her back to the audience I’d call you crazy, but that’s the world we live in now.

– Ryan

The All Female Reboot of ‘Ghostbusters’ Reportedly Has A Cast In Place & It’s Awesome

GhostsWell, who else was he going to call?

Director Paul Feig took to Twitter on Wednesday to reveal his all-female leads for his upcoming “Ghostbusters” reboot.

It’s no surprise that at the top of the marquee are Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, the stars of Feig’s megahit comedy “Bridesmaids.” McCarthy in particular has developed a De Niro-Scorsese like bond with the director, having also starred in Feig’s “The Heat” and the upcoming “Spy.”

Rounding out the new-look “Ghostbusters” cast are “Saturday Night Live” vets Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon.

The fab foursome will be filling the proton packs once wielded by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and the late Harold Ramis, stars of the first two “Ghostbusters movies” in the ‘80s. Sony had high hopes for a third installment of the supernatural comedy franchise, but original director Ivan Reitman dropped out in the wake of his friend Ramis’ death last year.

I’m not a huge fan of reboots, but Paul Feig just put together a murderers row of comedic actresses that pretty much guarantees that the ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot is going to be great. I’m happiest for McKinnon and Leslie Jones, the former becoming a legendary SNL performer and the latter rising up the ranks from the writing team to be a key cast member this season. Wiig and McCarthy killed it in another Feig movie, ‘Bridesmaids’, so you know they’ll be familiar with his directing style. Add that familiarity to all four women’s comedic acting chops and you have yourself an instant classic. As a side note on Kate McKinnon: what a fucking year. First she’s nominated for an Emmy for her masterful work on SNL, and now she’s starring in a major summer blockbuster. The movie will be released in July 2016, so let the unreal expectations and constant analysis begin!

– Ryan

Ryan’s Movie Alert: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, coming out on Christmas day, stars Ben Stiller, (who also directs) Kirsten Wiig and Adam Scott. Judging from the trailer and synopsis, Secret Life looks to be a fantasy comedy blend, or as I like to call it, Dodging Reality with a budget. This film is drastically different from Stiller’s other directorial features, (Tropic Thunder, Zoolander, The Cable Guy) and in my opinion, different is always good. If nothing else, this trailer peaks my interest and I’ll absolutely be seeing it in theater’s. Plus, can a film about daydreaming starring three comedy all stars really be that bad? We’ll find out on Jesus’s birthday.

– Ryan

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