Christopher Guest

Christopher Guest Is Making a Netflix Original Film about Sports Mascots

by Matt Singer August 11, 2015 @ 10:53 AM
Netflix is reportedly planning to spend $5 billion (not a typo, billion with a ‘b’) on original content next year, and they keep unveiling one big project after another. Here’s the latest: A Netflix Original Film from Christopher Guest, the director of classic mockumentaries (although he hates that term, never use it in front of him for any reason, and I say this from experience) like Waiting For Guffman and Best in Show, and one-third of the mock-rock band Spinal Tap, whose own faux documentary essentially invented the entire genre of fake-doc comedies.

Crank It Up With These 11 ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ Facts

by ScreenCrush Staff February 23, 2015 @ 8:58 AM
If you've ever been on IMDb, you know that their movies are rated by readers on a scale of 1-10. Except for one movie. Rob Reiner's classic rock mockumentary This is Spinal Tap is the only movie on IMDb that is rated on a scale of 1-11, the fictional level Spinal Tap sets their amps to. Now crank it up to eleven in the latest installment of You Think You Know Movies!

'This Is Spinal Tap' Star Christopher Guest Talks the Hilarious Origins and Influences for the Film's 30th Anniversary

by Nick Romano October 9, 2014 @ 9:45 AM
Let it be known that I never saw 'This Is Spinal Tap' prior to the 30th anniversary screening at the New York Film Festival late Wednesday night. I was aware of Christopher Guest (the six-fingered man, obviously) and his work with Michael McKean creating films centered on different musical genres -- 'This Is Spinal Tap,' 'A Mighty Wind' and 'Waiting for Guffman' -- but I still hadn't seen the first of them. I felt like an adolescent teen trying to fit in with the rest of the cool kids who laughed at nearly every joke and applauded for familiar scenes and faces. ("The numbers go all the way to 11!")

HBO Cancels 'Hello Ladies' and Christopher Guest's 'Family Tree'

by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 23, 2014 @ 5:04 PM
Boy, that HBO sure doesn't worry about burning a hole in its original programming slate, does it? In the same year that promises an end to 'True Blood,' 'Boardwalk Empire' and 'The Newsroom,' HBO has officially canceled future seasons of Stephen Merchant's dramedy 'Hello Ladies,' as well as Christopher Guest's 'Family Tree.' Do any of HBO's off-season shows have future seasons ahead?

HBO's 'Family Tree': First Full Trailer for Christopher Guest's New TV Series

by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 8, 2013 @ 10:46 AM
Along with a fresh episode of 'Game of Thrones' and a sneak peek of Steven Soderbergh's forthcoming Liberace biopic 'Behind the Candelabra,' HBO also gave us our first full trailer for acclaimed mockumentarian Christoger Guest's first ongoing TV series 'Family Tree.' The new series from the 'Best in Show' director features 'Girls' and 'This is 40' star Chris O'Dowd in the lead role, along with a number of Christopher Guest favorites, so check out the full trailer inside!

HBO's 'Family Tree' Trailer Offers a First Look at Christopher Guest's New Series

by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 18, 2013 @ 3:39 PM
It's been a banner weekend for HBO, what with three new trailers for 'Game of Thrones' season 3, the 'Girls' season 2 finale and a fresh trailer for 'Veep' season 2, but the pay-cable network isn't done yet. The latest buzzing HBO project to deliver a first look is none other than acclaimed mockumentarian Christopher Guest's new series 'Family Tree,' premiering in May with 'Bridesmaids' and 'Girls' star Chris O'Dowd in the lead. Check out the trailer for Christopher Guest's first TV series 'Family Tree' inside!

HBO's 'Family Tree': Christopher Guest Previews Upcoming Series

by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 4, 2013 @ 7:49 PM
It's that wonderful time of the year known as the Television Critics Association press tours, where all manner of show-runners, producers and stars sit down to discuss their respective series with press. One upcoming gem we know to be arriving sometime in early 2013 is that of Christopher Guest's new HBO TV series 'Family Tree,' starring 'Bridesmaids' and 'Girls' actor Chris O'Dowd as a man learning about his family, but what new details did Christopher Guest himself bring to the tour?

Christopher Guest HBO Series 'Family Tree' Picks Up Fred Willard, Michael McKean and Ed Begley Jr.

by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 26, 2012 @ 2:00 PM
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It's no secret that certain directors have a stable of actors they work with in an almost religious capacity. Tim Burton can't seem to do anything without Johnny Depp or Helena Bonham Carter, Wes Anderson has Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman, and so on, and so forth. So when HBO announced that famed mockumentary director Christopher Guest was to develop his own series, was it any surprise that Fred Willard, Michael McKean and Ed Begley Jr. would eventually be on board as well?

HBO Picks Up New Christopher Guest Series 'Family Tree'

by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 16, 2012 @ 9:30 PM
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The prospect sure seemed surprising when it was first announced that writer/director Christopher Guest was looking to take his talents to TV, but now it's been set in stone that the 'Best in Show' director will develop a new comedy for cable.  Guest's 'Family Tree' will hit the airwaves sometime in the near future, but what network opted to pick up the series, and who have they gotten to star in the project?

Christopher Guest Developing TV Series for 'Bridesmaids' Star

by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 23, 2012 @ 1:08 PM
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Christopher Guest isn't a name that comes to mind when one thinks TV, what with the British director being best known for his witty satires in film, most recently the film 'For Your Consideration,' but that may change within the next few years.  So what, if anything, could have possibly driven the famous director to television?