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  • Jane Lynch's Glee for Edgy Roles Keeps Her in Demand

    Although she's best known as silver-tongued killjoy Sue Sylvester, a scheming cheerleader coach with a propensity for track suits on Fox's "Glee," Jane Lynch's range as an actress runs wide and deep. Her roots with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and...
  • Maladroit pioneers right on cusp of digital change ★★★ 1/2

    Maladroit pioneers right on cusp of digital change ★★&#9733 1/2
    Very little in the movies is harder to get right than very recent history. "Computer Chess," a fantastically deadpan comedy from the writer-director Andrew Bujalski, gets its chosen corner of the early 1980s very, very right — and on a wee budget,...
  • Family Tree: HBO brings Christopher Guest mockumentary style to TV

     
    Family Tree Sundays beginning May 12 HBO, 10:30pm ET The Christopher Guest troupe of actors from films like Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show and For Your Consideration seem like a little family all their own. So it’s only appropriate that they...
  • 'Family Tree': A Christopher Guest regular and 9 other things to look forward to in HBO's new comedy

     
    "Family Tree" co-creator, writer and star Jim Piddock offers Zap2it 10 teases for the rest of Season 1....
  • 'Family Tree' giveaway: Share your love of Christopher Guest for awesome prizes

     
    Love Christopher Guest? Then prove it for a chance to win an awesome "Family Tree" prize-pack in the Zap2it "Family Tree" sweepstakes....
  • Reader photos: Amour

     
    If there's anything that the Christopher Guest-directed mockumentary "Best in Show" taught us, it's that the relationship between a dog and their human is complicated. With that in mind, when photographer Nicola Buck took this photo of a pink wig-wearing....
  • Julia Roberts to star in ‘The Normal Heart’ on HBO

     
    Barbra Streisand tried to get the movie version made for years without success, but the prolific Ryan Murphy will get the job done for HBO. “The Normal Heart,” Larry Kramer's fiery play about the AIDS crisis, will become an HBO movie...
  • Review: Need a Chris O'Dowd fix? Drop by 'Moone Boy'

    Review: Need a Chris O'Dowd fix? Drop by 'Moone Boy'
    Like it were planned, and perhaps it was, American fans of Chris O'Dowd left bereft by the end of Christopher Guest's HBO series "Family Tree" may jump, as from a lovely frying pan into a really nice fire, to O'Dowd's own "Moone Boy," which begins...
  • TV Picks: 'Drunk History,' Truffaut, 'Moone Boy' and 'Chima'

    TV Picks: 'Drunk History,' Truffaut, 'Moone Boy' and 'Chima'
    L.A. Times TV critic Robert Lloyd highlights the week's television: "Drunk History" (Comedy Central, Tuesdays). A great and terrible idea that yields hilarity pretty consistently: Heavily intoxicated narrators (comics, comic actors) retell episodes from...
  • 'True Blood' recap: High stakes for Bill (Bilith?) in season opener

    'True Blood' recap: High stakes for Bill (Bilith?) in season opener
    Remember how “True Blood” ended last August? The Vampire Authority compound is in flames. Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) drinks all the sacred blood supposedly preserved from Lilith (Jessica Clark), the mother of all vampires. Then Bill...
  • Jeff Garlin takes another directorial swing in 'Dealin' With Idiots'

     Jeff Garlin takes another directorial swing in 'Dealin' With Idiots'
    NEW YORK — When Jeff Garlin's sons were still playing Little League baseball, the comedian would attend games and find himself horrified. "You could say 'hilarious' or 'absurd' to describe what I witnessed, but the word I'd use is 'painful,'"...
  • Review: 'Computer Chess' a few moves away from great satire

     Review: 'Computer Chess' a few moves away from great satire
    You need no particular knowledge or affection for the game of kings to appreciate the whimsy of "Computer Chess." The genius of this indie is its cleverness in capturing the driest of times and the dullest of people in a faux documentary about the early...