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Christopher Guest on Returning to the Big Screen After 10 Years With 'Mascots'

For someone always willing to go for broke on screen, Christopher Guest plays it close to the vest in person. The actor/musician/filmmaker best known in front of the camera as brash lead guitarist Nigel Tufnel in “This Is Spinal Tap” and flamboyant theater director Corky St. 1,764 more words


No. 13 Short Film Ratings (Comedy)

No. 13 Short Film Ratings (Comedy Films)

I have to admit that this Short Film Ratings post, despite having one common genre, has an eclectic mix of films. 1,324 more words



First up, apologies to those of you who have been awaiting this review for longer than you should have awaited it. The fault was mine entirely in that I was confused because I thought I had three different albums to listen to again but it seems that I sort of didn’t. 1,222 more words

Particular Platters

Soundtrack Saturday: Finest Girl (Bin Laden) by The Lonely Island

As you can see I went to see Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping which stars The Lonely Island in this generations This Is Spinal Tap… 160 more words


Laughing with them, not at them

Look beyond the requisite silliness of the characters in a Christopher Guest mockumentary, and you’ll find an endearing humanity. While the chief aim of any Guest project is to play up genre archetypes in over-the-top fashion, what makes the thing work is a heartfelt appreciation for the people he’s spoofing. 673 more words


Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

You just know that the mockumentary Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is going to be funny. But will it be clever funny or stupid funny? Turns out it’s a bit of both. 365 more words

Film Review: 'Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping'

If Andy Samberg were still on “Saturday Night Live,” you wouldn’t have to close your eyes too hard to imagine Conner 4 Real, the cluelessly self-confident idiot white-boy rapper he plays in “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping,” as the featured playa on one of Samberg’s SNL Digital Shorts. 1,083 more words