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  • Jennifer Coolidge is right at home in 'Austenland'

     Jennifer Coolidge is right at home in 'Austenland'
    It's been two decades since Groundlings alum Jennifer Coolidge got her first big break in "The Masseuse" episode of the NBC series "Seinfeld," as Jerry's new masseuse girlfriend who refuses to give him a massage. In the subsequent 20 years, the...
  • 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...
  • '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....
  • '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: 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...
  • 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...
  • Director Dan Scanlon's 'Monster' career move

    Director Dan Scanlon's 'Monster' career move
    What's a guy gotta do to get a shot at directing his first Pixar film? In Dan Scanlon's case, he may have had to kill somebody. Granted, that somebody was fictional — and a '70s children's TV host, to boot. But thanks in part to whacking a live-...
  • McNamara's Picks: 'Under the Dome,' 'Whodunnit,' 'Rizzoli & Isles'

    McNamara's Picks: 'Under the Dome,' 'Whodunnit,' 'Rizzoli & Isles'
    The Stephen King experiment begins on CBS Sunday night, an open-ended series adaptation of "Under the Dome." The novel ran 1,100-plus pages, but still the show's creators have been given free reign in taking the story in new directions, which could be...
  • PBS' 'NewsHour' to expand to weekends in the fall

    PBS' 'NewsHour' to expand to weekends in the fall
    Cable news currently seems to be in a state of disarray, and the traditional network news divisions are struggling to get airtime. Sensing a chance to expand its claim in the highly competitive broadcast-news arena, public television plans to extend its...
  • CBS will debut nearly all new programming during 'Premiere Week'

    CBS will debut nearly all new programming during 'Premiere Week'
    Forget about staggered schedules or focusing on one thing at a time. Top-rated network CBS is planning to premiere nearly all of its new and returning programming during one week in September. "Premiere Week" will kick off on Sunday, Sept. 22 with the...