It's a reunion for Fred Willard, Michael McKean and Ed Begley Jr. who have all joined Christopher Guest's upcoming HBO series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Tony Jaa in Ong-Bak courtesy Magnolia Pictures
Monday, January 21, at 11 am, 9:30 pm/ETStanding the Shadows of Motown | FLX The Supremes, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye and the Four Tops are all household names, but can anyone tell me who actually played the music we now call the Motown Sound? The answer lies in Paul Justman's wonderfully warm tribute to the Funk Brothers, a group of incredibly talented studio musicians who were at the heart of some of the greatest music ever to come out of the U.S.Tuesday, Jan. 22, 9:45 am, 8 pm/ETFor Your Consideration | HBO2 With awards season now reduced to one big question mark due to the ongoing writers strike (and that just fine by me), Christopher Guest's dead-on satire about the cast of a micro-indie movie entitled "Home for Purim" who catch Oscar fever makes for the perfect substitute. Catherine OHara, you wuz robbed!Wednesday, Jan. 23, 10:15 pm/ETThe World's Fastest Indian | TMC Bear with me a moment. I realize Anthony Hopkins is a bigger ham that one my mother served at ...
Harry Shearer and Eugene Levy, For Your Consideration; Christopher Guest (inset)
If you ever happen to meet Christopher Guest, the multitalented auteur behind a string of wince-inducing, documentary-style satires, there is one thing you must not do: Call his films mockumentaries. Although the actor/author/director/composer helped pioneer the genre — first as a writer and performer (the 1984 cult classic This Is Spinal Tap), and later as a director, too, (beginning with 1996's Waiting for Guffman) — Guest detests the word. "Don't get caught saying mockumentary to Chris," warns Catherine O'Hara, who has starred in four of his films, including his newest