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Culture, The Exhibitionist Chatting with Lily Tomlin and Paul Weitz

Chatting with Lily Tomlin and Paul Weitz

Aside from the opportunity it afforded him to work with Lily Tomlin, director Paul Weitz (Antz, American Pie, and About a Boy) remembers 2013's Admission as the point in his career when he lost the script. But his onset experience with the…
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Film, "Admission": Tina Fey Breaks Even

"Admission": Tina Fey Breaks Even

Future sociologists researching early 21st-century cultural anxieties surrounding adoption and surrogacy will probably find a lot to work with in Tina Fey's oeuvre, particularly the 2008 feature Baby Mama and the final season of 30 Rock, and now in director…
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Film, "Being Flynn": Editing Obscures Emotional Drama

"Being Flynn": Editing Obscures Emotional Drama

Written and directed by Paul Weitz, Being Flynn is an adaptation of Nick Flynn's 2004 memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, which explored the author's pivotal experience working at the Boston homeless shelter where his down-and-out dad Jonathan was…
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Film, <i>Cirque du Freak</i> tries to get in on the vampire trend and fails

Cirque du Freak tries to get in on the vampire trend and fails

Like the ominous fingernail moon early on in Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant, the bloodsucker trend is again in a waxing phase thanks to the mass cult followings of the Twilight saga and HBO's True Blood. However, the only…
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Culture, Stagecap


Nuclear families occasionally explode, and this sparkling production of Paul Weitz's startling new play captures the moment of detonation in all its hilariously heartbreaking glory. The show opens in a suburban house with Jon, an all-American dad, drinking his morning…
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Film, Tube Boobs

Tube Boobs

Wanna knock the prez? Let's make a show ... preferably on television. Paul Weitz's new satire American Dreamz imagines the Bush regime as an episode in the history of American entertainment and American Idol as the quintessence of U.S. democracy.…
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Film, About a Man

About a Man

Paul Weitz, with brother Chris, co-wrote and co-directed 2002's adaptation of Nick Hornby's novel About a Boy, in which a cocky grown man (Hugh Grant) learned how to act like a grown man by observing a gawky young boy (Nicholas…
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They Did It for the Nooky, the Nooky

American Pie Directed by Paul Weitz. Screenplay by Adam Herz. Starring Jason Biggs, Shannon Elizabeth, Chris Klein, Eugene Levy, Alyson Hannigan, Natasha Lyonne, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Seann W. Scott, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Mena Suvari, Chris Owen, and Jennifer…
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