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  • '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...
  • 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....
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,'"...