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Celebrate #BroncoDay With an Exclusive Clip From OJ The Musical

Kristin McCracken | Posted 06.16.2014 | Comedy
Kristin McCracken

What were you doing 20 years ago this week? Well, if you were in the U.S. (and at least, let's say, 10 years old at the time), you were probably glued to the television, watching the most infamous car chase in history.

The Most Epic TV Event Gets Epic Behind-The-Scenes Doc

Posted 12.05.2013 | Comedy

On January 9th, your television will be put to the ultimate test as it broadcasts the most epic of all epic television events: IFC's "The Spoils Of Ba...

A Chat with Jim Piddock about HBO's Binge-worthy Family Tree

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Megan Smolenyak

This documentary-style, comedy series was conjured up by Christopher Guest and Jim Piddock (as it happens, both history buffs) over a lunch spent discussing Guest's dabbling in the world of genealogy.

Addicts Anonymous: Not Your Typical Web Series

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 11.23.2013 | TV
Andrew Benkovic

Though it is a comedy, all involved realize the seriousness the issue of addiction can be. According the creators, the term is used more as a metaphor.

WATCH: The Dark Side Of Burlesque Dancing

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 03.05.2014 | Weird News

Lint rollers, frequent trips to Michaels, obsessive vacuuming -- these are the telltale signs that you're addicted to glitter. But do you fully gr...

5 Reasons HBO Needs to Renew Family Tree

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 10.08.2013 | TV
Megan Smolenyak

HBO is apparently on the fence about renewing Family Tree, the mockumentary series dreamed up by Christopher Guest and Jim Piddock. It may be that...

Do You Hate Your Own Face?

Posted 05.06.2013 | Comedy

Do you hate your own face so much that it disgusts you to the point of extreme physical illness? No? Really? You don't? Well, that's odd. This UCB Com...

HBO's Family Tree First of Four Genealogy Series to Air in U.S.

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 07.02.2013 | TV
Megan Smolenyak

Though there's been a bit of a vacuum in genealogical programming in the U.S. over the last year or so, that's happily about to change. First up is Christopher Guest and Jim Piddock's mockumentary series, Family Tree.

Family Tree Mockumentary Series Coming to HBO & BBC

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.19.2013 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

You know you've arrived when you've been mocked by Christopher Guest. Guest, who has a gift for putting peculiar subcultures under a microscope, has set his sights on genealogy with Family Tree, a series coming to HBO and BBC2 shortly.

Romney, Bachmann Duped

New York Times | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

During the Jan. 3 broadcast of ABC’s “World News Tonight” Diane Sawyer introduced a heartbreaking segment from the Iowa caucus, featuring a dist...

When Movies Meet Politics

Mel England | Posted 11.05.2012 | Entertainment
Mel England

Ron and Laura Take Back America was born. A sort of modern day All in the Family, Ron and Laura are surrounded by all the things they are trying to take America back from -- African-Americans, undocumented immigrants, Muslim-Americans, gays....

Review: TrollHunter Is Disappointing, Tired And Cliched

Daniel Green | Posted 09.26.2011 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Green

Trollhunter really is that simple - and one of the most striking examples of one dimensional, vacuous cinema. Taking a massive, neck-snapping nod from past supernatural 'found footage' efforts The Last Broadcast, The Blair Witch Project and Cloverfield, director André Øvredal's second feature is bookended by bland subtitles preaching about the film's authenticity.

The Irrationality of Love and Art

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

In 1964, when the United States Supreme Court ruled on Jacobellis v. Ohio, Associate Justice Potter Stewart gained fame for his description of obscen...

Pushing the Envelope

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
George Heymont

I tip my hat to Byington and his talented cast of professionals who have managed to shoot a contemporary sex comedy about one of the most repugnant issues in our society and yet still keep a straight face throughout the process.

Casey Affleck's Biggest Reveal: Fake Doc, Joaquin's Tummy or Tranny Prostitutes?

Alexandra Juhasz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alexandra Juhasz

It may seem fascinating to pruriently revel in the excesses of a once-pretty superstar. More compelling, however, are the cinematic skills needed to pull it off.

Joaquin Phoenix, I'm Still Here

Hellin Kay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Hellin Kay

There are very few actors who take risks to create gutsy statements on what goes on in our culture. This is one of them.

"Sizzle" Confronts Global Warming With Humor (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"Sizzle" takes an often somber and solemn subject, climate change, and approaches it with lighthearted comedy in the hopes of raising awareness among ...

ReelzChannel: The Top Ten "No Escape" Scenarios

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In the new movie Frozen, a group of fun-loving snowboarders -- played by Shawn Ashmore, Emma Bell, and Kevin Zegers -- get stuck on a chair lift. As t...

HuffPost Review: Paper Heart

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Paper Heart actually feels like two movies. One is a flimsy documentary. The other, a mockumentary.