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  • TV Picks: 'Party Down,' Funny or Die video selection, 'Manhattan'

    TV Picks: 'Party Down,' Funny or Die video selection, 'Manhattan'
    "Party Down" (Hulu). This comedy about a less than merry band of caterers, which went for two seasons on Starz in 2009 and 2010, was created by "Veronica Mars" mastermindRob Thomas with "Mars" cohorts Dan Ethridge and John Enhom and actor Paul Rudd, who appeared in the pilot but was a movie star by the time the series came around. Even so the cast reads like some retrospective supergroup whose album you can't believe you've never heard (unless you did): Adam Scott (in for Rudd), recent Rolling Stone cover girl Lizzy Caplan, Ken Marino, Jane Lynch (who left near the end of the first season for "Glee" but returned for what turned out to be the series' finale), Martin Starr, Megan Mullally and Ryan Hansen (now going from the axed "Bad Teacher" to the new "Bad Judge"), but with appearances also from cool kids Ken Jeong, Joey Lauren Adams, Kristen Bell, June Diane Raphael, and various cool kids like Jim Piddock, Paul Scheer, Thomas Lennon, J.K. Simmons and Rachael Harris among others. (My original review is here.) Every episode is set at a different Southern California party or event, bringing in a fresh group of guest stars and a new theme to explore, while the servers work out their own messy business, their antipathies and affinities, as they remind one another and themselves that this is just a job and what they Really Do is act, play music, write. The series, which punches above its weight, has a guerrilla swing to it -- well-finished, but not overtly slick in the way even shoestring productions manage to look now -- and one can sense the actors' delight beneath their characters' dissatisfaction.
  • Interview: Backstage party with Goo Goo Dolls singer John Rzeznik

    Interview: Backstage party with Goo Goo Dolls singer John Rzeznik
    Rather than have his buddies over to his Los Angeles home Thursday for a Fourth of July barbecue, Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik was playing host in a mostly bare dressing room backstage at Ravinia Festival, where his band was set to perform its...

    REVIEW: 'Veronica Mars' ★★

    REVIEW: 'Veronica Mars' ★&#9733
    Everything about the way the movie version of "Veronica Mars" came to pass is more intriguing than the movie itself. Canceled in 2007 by the CW network after three seasons, creator Rob Thomas' wised-up danger magnet of a teenage sleuth, portrayed by...

    Chicago Film Archives returns to blue-collar Lincoln Park

    Chicago Film Archives returns to blue-collar Lincoln Park
    Midway through the 1974 documentary "Now We Live on Clifton," which captures the early gentrification of Lincoln Park, a group of boys fling themselves off the roof of a house onto a flimsy mattress down below. The diversion has "broken ankle" written all...

    Comic-Con 2014: WBTV to tout ‘iZombie,’ ‘Arrow’ alongside ‘Gotham,’ ‘Flash’

     
    Warner Bros. Television will bring a host of new series to Comic-Con International in San Diego later this month. On […]