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  • Review: 'Authors Anonymous' stumbles on its own amateur writing

     Review: 'Authors Anonymous' stumbles on its own amateur writing
    The exhausted mockumentary genre provides yet another reason for its demise in "Authors Anonymous," a tenaciously unfunny comedy about an amateur writers group that goes into crisis mode when its dumbest member lands a book deal.
  • Review: 'Jesus People' goes on a holy roller-coaster ride

    Review: 'Jesus People' goes on a holy roller-coaster ride
    The world of Christian pop music gets the "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind" treatment in the clever, consistently amusing mockumentary "Jesus People." The film, an offshoot of a Web series made popular on FunnyOrDie.com, brings together a deft...

    'American Idol' recap: Too much, too fast as 'Rush Week' begins

    'American Idol' recap: Too much, too fast as 'Rush Week' begins
    The transition in each "American Idol" season from the recorded, edited shows — auditions, Hollywood Week and the like — to the live shows is always a little jarring, sort of like stepping off a moving sidewalk onto stationary ground. It can...

    Among Bob Balaban's Hollywood stories are a few monuments

    Among Bob Balaban's Hollywood stories are a few monuments
    Bob Balaban was born, so to speak, into movie royalty. His father and uncles were founders of the Balaban and Katz theater chain of Chicago movie palaces. His uncle Barney Balaban was president of Paramount for three decades, and grandfather Sam Katz...

    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...