Caryn James

Jude Law, Nicholas Cage and Jesus in the Non-Fallon SNL Sketches

  • By Caryn James
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  • December 18, 2011 12:24 PM
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The Jimmy Fallon episode of SNL was terrific and crowded with guests, but he can’t do everything himself. There was room for some very funny non-Fallon sketches.

Batman Visits Steve Buscemi on SNL

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  • December 4, 2011 12:00 PM
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If you want to see Steve Buscemi at his recent best, don’t miss him as the strangely sympathetic and charismatic crooked politician Nucky Thompson in Boardwalk Empire. (Preview tonight's tense, next-to-last episode of the season here.) But he had some good moments hosting SNL last night, in sketches that were more of a throwback to the weird-guy roles he has built his career on.

SNL's Mitt Romney: Raw and Unleashed

  • By Caryn James
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  • November 20, 2011 3:10 PM
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With Romney the default Republican candidate, the impressions of him are piling up. Jason Sudeikis’ needs some work (so far Jimmy Fallon and his glistening Romney wig are in the lead) but this SNL sketch with Romney  trying desperately to be edgy – yes, he wears a leather jacket – is a shrewd take on political consultants.

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