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Christopher Guest

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  • Lake Bell's 'In a World ...' Should Figure in Awards Race

    The business of voice-over is so fascinating and ripe for expose, it's surprising no one has tackled it before -- it seems like prime material for a Christopher Guest parody. So it was up to first-time feature writer-director Lake Bell, best known as an...
  • New releases: 'Monsters University' is loaded with great jokes

     New releases: 'Monsters University' is loaded with great jokes
    Monsters University Disney/Buena Vista, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99/$45.99/$49.99 Available on VOD beginning Tuesday "Monsters, Inc." always has been one of the most underrated of Pixar's animated features, not getting enough credit for its zippy pace,...
  • No second season for HBO's 'Family Tree'

    No second season for HBO's 'Family Tree'
    Television has just lost its best snarky monkey hand puppet.  "Family Tree," the first try at a scripted television series from filmmaker Christopher Guest, will not return for a second season at HBO, officials with the premium cable network confirmed...
  • HBO Cancels Comedies 'Family Tree' and 'Hello Ladies'

    HBO has given the ax to first-year comedies "Family Tree" and "Hello Ladies." "Getting On," another comedy that bowed in late November, is expected to return for a sophomore season. "Family Tree," starring Chris O'Dowd, hailed from writer-director...
  • Slamdance Film Review: 'Elliot'

    "Elliot" won the jury award for best documentary feature at Slamdance, although frankly much of its content appears so perfectly boobish, in a low-budget Christopher Guest-imitating mode, that at times you might suspect you're watching a mockumentary --...
  • Making a long story Short's

    Making a long story Short's
    When Martin Short was a young man, he set out on a career in show business, but first he had to convince a tough critic — himself. So, he gave himself one-year contracts. If, at the same time the following year, he'd made a living, he'd renew it....
  • Kids instead of stereotypes in this winner of a 'Spelling Bee'

    Kids instead of  stereotypes  in this winner of a 'Spelling Bee'
    Adolescents bursting with fear of academic failure, sexual longing and near-operatic senses of self-drama have proven particularly fruitful for Griffin Theatre in the past two years, thanks to Jonathan Berry's productions of "Spring Awakening" and "Punk...
  • 'A.C.O.D.' actress Catherine O'Hara grew up funny

    'A.C.O.D.' actress Catherine O'Hara grew up funny
    The Internet is a treasure trove of Catherine O'Hara's golden comedic moments, from her uncanny impression of an elderly Katharine Hepburn talking about her "first time" on an episode of the Emmy Award-winning sketch comedy series "SCTV" to the wacky,...
  • Best Movies Featuring 'Beetlejuice' Stars

     
    I have one of my most arcane movie lists for you this week. It’s the best movies featuring actors who appeared in “Beetlejuice,” which also was the theme of my Movie Quote Quiz last Friday. Actually, I focused on the......
  • 'Family Tree: The Complete First Season'

    'Family Tree: The Complete First Season'
    From the creative mind of Christopher Guest ("This Is Spinal Tap," "Best in Show"), this HBO comedy series features Chris O'Dowd ("Bridesmaids") as a man whose literal fortune changes when he becomes a sudden heir. He decides to look into his heritage...
  • As always, The Divine Miss M smells like a rose

    "Terrible is the temptation to do good!" wrote Bertolt Brecht. Oh, fap, to the Tony Awards, the great Bette Midler must have said at the end of last week. Although she wasn't nominated for her performance in the one-woman play by John Logan -- "I'll...
  • Kevin Pollak to Direct Doc 'Misery Loves Comedy'

    Kevin Pollak is set to direct the docu "Misery Loves Comedy," which explores the mind of the stand-up comic. Becky Newhall of Newaley Pictures and Burton Ritchie and Ben Galecki of Heretic Films will produce. Pollak uses interviews, day-in-the-life...