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Zach Galifianakis

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  • Chicago actor cast in Marvel's 'Ant-Man'

    Chicago actor cast in Marvel's 'Ant-Man'
    The upcoming Marvel adaptation of “Ant-Man” starring Paul Rudd will also feature Chicago theater actor-turned-filmmaker David Dastmalchian, whose semi-autobiographical indie “Animals” (which examined addiction with a sly and...
  • Inarritu's 'Birdman' to spread wings as Venice Film Festival opener

    Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's black comedy "Birdman" will kick off this year's awards season as the opening film of the Venice Film Festival. Starring Michael Keaton as a washed-up actor who made his name playing an iconic superhero but is currently...
  • 'Mr. Magoo's' creator gets an overdue spotlight

    'Mr. Magoo's' creator gets an overdue spotlight
    I remember first stumbling upon one of John Hubley's animated films when his Oscar-winning 1959 short "Moonbird" screened here last year. It returns this weekend in a retrospective featuring seven other Hubley shorts at the Siskel Film Center, which is...
  • The Scott Aukerman Interrogation Part II: Podcasts and the president

    The Scott Aukerman Interrogation Part II: Podcasts and the president
    Thursday night is once again, and for the next many weeks, "Comedy Bang! Bang!" night on IFC, with sweater-wearing host Scott Aukerman and bushy-haired "bandleader" Reggie Watts your guides to a world in which most anything can happen. Last week, to...
  • It's a baby girl for Jenna Fischer of 'The Office'

    It's a baby girl for Jenna Fischer of 'The Office'
    Jenna Fischer is keeping busy after finishing work at "The Office." She's recently given birth to another child. The actress, who played affable secretary-turned-saleswoman on the long-running NBC mockumentary, welcomed her baby girl in late May and...
  • Judi Dench, Matthew Morrison Join 'Tulip Fever'

    The Weinstein Company has added Judi Dench and "Glee" star Matthew Morrison to the cast of historical drama "Tulip Fever," set in 17th century Amsterdam. It's the 10th film that Dench has done for the Weinsteins. Dench will play the Abbess of St. Ursula'...
  • The laughs are real on fake talk show 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

     The laughs are real on fake talk show 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'
    Thursday brings the third-season return, on IFC, of Scott Aukerman's "Comedy Bang! Bang!" An often surreal and free-associating sketch show in the guise of a talk show, it is also a talk show within a sketch show — the one shading into the other...
  • What if Marvel directors cast their former stars?

    What if Marvel directors cast their former stars?
    When Adam McKay was announced, and then unannounced, as a contender to direct "Ant Man," moviedom's hive mind began racing at the possibilities. Did that mean Will Ferrell could potentially star as the insectoid hero? Could John C. Reilly could play his...
  • FX at 20: Louis C.K. Succeeds by Following His Own Rule Book

    If you have school-age children nearby, you won't want them to read this interview with Louis C.K. Keeping your kids away from the creator-writer-director-editor-star of "Louie" isn't, as you might expect, due to the salty standup's penchant for so-...
  • A Look Inside the Weird World of Tim and Eric's Abso Lutely Prods.

    As film majors at Temple U., future Abso Lutely Prods. co-founders Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim (aka "Tim and Eric") were already on the fast track to becoming a comic force with which to be reckoned. "We kind of bonded, started making videos...
  • CANNES: Michel Hazanavicius to Direct 'Will' Starring Zach Galifianakis (EXCLUSIVE)

    Michel Hazanavicius, the Oscar-winning helmer of "The Artist" who has "The Search" competing at Cannes, will next direct "Will," Paramount's comedy produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. Zach Galifianakis is attached to topline the project, which was...