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Zap2It.comOriginally expected to be one of Sony's leading Oscar contenders last winter, "All the King's Men" has finally found a new release slot this September. Steve Zaillian's adaptation of the Robert Penn Warren novel was scheduled to open last Dec. 16, but...
Tribune movie critic2½ stars (out of four) The savvy British actors sweating for our amusement in Debbie Isitt's comedy, a fairly funny mockumentary-style lark about a magazine-sponsored wedding competition, fare better than their self-generated material. Premise: Three...
Actors typically brush aside questions about Academy Award-worthy performances, insisting the work itself is reward enough. Christopher Guest's comedy "For Your Consideration" shows the consequences for performers who let themselves be consumed by Oscar...
Writer/director/actor Christopher Guest has taken on such subjects as small-town musicals, dog shows and folk music in his acclaimed faux comedic documentaries. In his latest comedy, "For Your Consideration," which opens Friday, he takes on awards' season...
Tags: Movies, Celebrities, Bette Davis, Parker Posey, Folk (genre)
NewsdayDuring the Oscar telecast, Nathan Lane delivered a crack about the Weinstein brothers of Miramax and then mock-apologized. "The rich and powerful," he said. "We make fun of them because we love them." Maybe it's true, because there's a whole lotta love in...
For The TimesThe mockumentary is the most fragile of jests, an esoteric pop-movie charade that is self-destructing at the very moment it has come of age. Christopher Guest virtually invented the form with "This Is Spinal Tap," but even as he refined this collegiate...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday July 10, 1998 "Small Soldiers" is a little boy's fantasy of toys come to life. And like small boys it is often charming and funny, occasionally malicious, and finally too focused on gizmos and effects for its own good. What if,...
Tags: Jim Brown, Defense, David Cross, Kirsten Dunst, Gaming
TIMES FILM CRITICWednesday September 27, 2000 "Best in Show" has both bark and bite. The latest comic mockumentary to be masterminded by director Christopher Guest, its low-key but sharp and amusing sense of humor is a nice fit with the frenetic world of competitive...
Tags: Death, Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Eugene Levy, Sex
Orlando CityBeat WriterSometimes you start to make a movie and then, after you've begun, you find out that you really wanted to make a completely different movie. Or several. What you end up with is a fun but completely unfocused romp in Vermont called Nosey Parker. Part of...
Tags: Movies, Orlando, Film Festivals
America's newest sitcom star is not a converted stand-up comic or an actor. He's a man who got famous by treating animals unethically, engaging in (and surviving) prodigious substance abuse and howling lyrics like, "He was turned to steel / In the great...
Courant Film CriticAt the moment, Hartford's movie-lovers can savor some of the best pictures of 2002, released at the end of the year in major markets and now spreading to the provinces. Still, it is a long way to the start of the next big movie season, which begins May...
Times Staff WriterIt's a good thing that Christopher Guest, impresario of the gently faux documentary, wasn't listening when irony was given the boot in the mass media a few years back. Since helping to make cult history with the mock documentary "This Is Spinal Tap,"...
Tags: Philosophy, Death, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean, Eugene Levy
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