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UpdatePosted 01/09/2014 09:30PM
Originally posted 01/09/2014 02:40PM
The Spoils of Babylon
, premiering Thursday on IFC (10 p.m. ET/PT) and produced by Funny or Die, is more correctly titled – with a significant loss of magnificent pretentiousness – Eric Jonrosh's The Spoils of Babylon
It also bills itself as an “epic television event,” but in truth boils down to a mere six half-hour episodes.
And although Babylon boasts a cast
that starts somewhere in the A-list (Tobey Maguire
, Kristen Wiig
, Will Ferrell
), it stoops a little to accommodate a few highly respectable character actors (Tim Robbins, Michael Sheen). Then it improbably winds down to Haley Joel Osment, the former child star of The Sixth Sense
, and Val Kilmer.