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  • Music Biz Satire 'Kill Your Friends' Starts to Shoot in London

    LONDON -- Satirical comedy "Kill Your Friends," about the era of Britpop music, has started lensing in London for a five-week shoot. Pic is set in London in 1997, when the British music industry is on a winning streak. A&R man Steven Stelfox is...
  • No second season for HBO's 'Family Tree'

    No second season for HBO's 'Family Tree'
    Television has just lost its best snarky monkey hand puppet.  "Family Tree," the first try at a scripted television series from filmmaker Christopher Guest, will not return for a second season at HBO, officials with the premium cable network confirmed...
  • New releases: 'Monsters University' is loaded with great jokes

     New releases: 'Monsters University' is loaded with great jokes
    Monsters University Disney/Buena Vista, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99/$45.99/$49.99 Available on VOD beginning Tuesday "Monsters, Inc." always has been one of the most underrated of Pixar's animated features, not getting enough credit for its zippy pace,...
  • On the Town: Stars compete with pets for 'Best in Show'

    On the Town: Stars compete with pets for 'Best in Show'
    In homage to the 2000 feature film “Best In Show,” Actors and Others for Animals presented a parody of the hit movie at its annual “Celebration of Caring” fundraiser luncheon held at the Universal Hilton Hotel and Towers this...
  • Christopher Guest shakes his 'Family Tree'

    Christopher Guest shakes his 'Family Tree'
    A powerful recurring motif in the varied works of Christopher Guest is the dummy. From early sketch comedy on "Saturday Night Live" through a series of mock documentaries, the looming figure is an essential part of the Guest aesthetic. It can be a...
  • TV Review: ‘Family Tree’

    Given his history, it’s a wonder Christopher Guest and HBO haven’t hooked up sooner, what with the cultish devotion to his understated satires "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind." Yet the actual wedding, "Family Tree," bears rather disappointing fruit,...
  • McNamara's Picks: 'Scandal,' 'Family Tree,' 'Elementary'

    McNamara's Picks: 'Scandal,' 'Family Tree,' 'Elementary'
    "Scandal": Shonda Rhimes' whacked-out buzzfest of a political drama comes to a much-fanticipated close after its first full season (it debuted as a mid-season replacement.) As super-sleuth and super-stylin' D.C. power-fixer Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington)...
  • TV Picks: 'Family Tree,' 'Nashville,' '10 Buildings,' 'The Middle'

    TV Picks: 'Family Tree,' 'Nashville,' '10 Buildings,' 'The Middle'
    "Family Tree" (HBO, premieres Sunday). Christopher Guest has made you a TV series. Thank him. The director of "A Mighty Wind" and "Best in Show" and one of the forces behind and in "This Is Spinal Tap" -- in which he was Nigel Tufnel, whose amplifier went...
  • Review: HBO's 'Family Tree' rooted in warm, goofy eccentricity

    Review: HBO's 'Family Tree' rooted in warm, goofy eccentricity
    Christopher Guest, the director of "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind," has made a TV series for HBO. The eight-episode "Family Tree," which premieres Sunday, is his first work in seven years, and like his films it is sweet and funny and not a little...
  • 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...