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MetromixThere are few things more painful than bad improv comedy. Need an example? Look no further than Confetti, a wannabe charming British import about a wedding magazine's "most to-die-for wedding" contest. It's like all the awkward parts of a Christopher...
Tags: United Kingdom, Comedy (genre), Movies, Marriage, Weddings
Zap2It.comChristopher Guest will soon have his Kodak moment. The mockumentary actor-director will receive the Kodak Award at this month's 2006 ShowEast Convention in Orlando. According to the trades, Guest will also screen his latest film, "For Your Consideration"...
Times Staff WriterFred Willard's faux-hawk is possibly the best thing about Christopher Guest's "For Your Consideration," a spoof of Oscar season hype co-written with Eugene Levy. It's funny in parts but not half as inspired as past efforts. Still, Willard is a genius at...
Zap2It.comWhat do you get when you team up the creator of "Arrested Development" and the director of "Best in Show" and "For Your Consideration"? "A comedy pilot at ABC" is one answer to that question. "Arrested" creator Mitch Hurwitz has lured Christopher Guest,...
While filming the drama "Home for Purim," three actors (Catherine O'Hara, Harry Shearer, Parker Posey) hear rumors that their performances are generating Oscar buzz. "For Your Consideration" is directed by Christopher Guest, who wrote the script with cast...
Tags: Jennifer Coolidge, Purim, Eugene Levy, Music Industry, Movies
Zap2It.comTerry Zwigoff's "Art School Confidential" is a dark comedy that delivers the dark, but fails with the comedy. The wretched experience of watching the film can be summed up in a scene where one character nonchalantly tosses a newspaper over another...
Tags: Arts, Terry Zwigoff, Comedy (genre), Movies, Pablo Picasso
"Borat" has earned nearly $200 million worldwide, been served with at least five lawsuits and is credited with one celebrity divorce (Kid Rock was reportedly unhappy with wife Pamela Anderson's portrayal in the movie.). So what ground is left for the...
Tags: Jay Roach, Elections, Will Ferrell, Kid Rock, Cinema Industry
Kenneth Branagh's film version of the Mozart opera The Magic Flute will receive its world premiere at this year's Toronto Film Festival. The film places the famous opera in a World War I setting, with the score translated into English by Stephen Fry....
Orlando Sentinel movie criticEpic Movie is an 80 minute game of "Where Borat?" Every other movie from the last year or so has been sent up in this, the directing debut of a couple of Scary Movie screenwriters. We wait and wait for the Kazakh punch line. Movies are lampooned by...
Times Staff WriterFifty percent of teachers quit within their first three years, or so a title card at the start of the scrappy mock documentary "Chalk" informs us. And to what should we attribute this depressing statistic? It's hard to say, exactly, from watching the...
Tribune arts critic2 stars (out of four) The schoolroom and gymnasium settings of "Chalk" recall "Waiting for Guffman," as does the mix of amateur camera work and mock docu-comedy style. But "Chalk," co-written by two former teachers, Mike Akel and Chris Mass, and...
Tribune arts critic3½ stars (out of four) "Mrs. Henderson Presents" is a dear film, sentimental and fond, full of beautifully acted British resolve, copious undraped British bosoms--much of the story takes place in London's Windmill Theatre, famous for its coyly tasteful...
Tags: Rita Hayworth, Kelly Reilly, England, London Theatre, Nazi Party
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