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Jim Piddock

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    Christopher Guest Applies His Faux Documentary Formula to TV With the Perfectly Pleasant 'Family Tree'

    Fundamental to any Christopher Guest film is the deep dedication its characters have to their subculture of choice, be it purebred dogs ("Best in Show"), heavy metal ("This is Spinal Tap"), community theater ("Waiting for Guffman") or folk music ("A Mighty Wind"). The scenarios can get ridiculous --...

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    Watch: Teaser for HBO's 'Family Tree' Offers the Mockumentary-Style Comedy You'd Expect From Christopher Guest

    HBO's upcoming series "Family Tree" will be the first new project from improvised comedy genius Christopher Guest since 2006's "For Your Consideration," that focus group sketch from last year's Oscars aside.

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    The Five-Year Engagement—movie review

    Moviegoers who expect another 'Bridesmaids' from this Judd Apatow-produced comedy are in for a surprise. Some of them may be disappointed with the lack of raucousness, but I was not: 'The Five-Year Engagement' is a strikingly original comedy with serious undertones.

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