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Neil Labute

New York playwright and filmmaker opens up about "Some Girls"

A Neil LaBute play or film isn’t complete, typically, unless one of its central characters turns out to be outlandishly evil (and they weren’t that nice to begin with). Think of Aaron Eckhart as the oily corporate ladder-climber in “In the Company of Men,” who convinces his weaselly co-worker to take revenge on the jilting females of the world by cruelly deceiving a vulnerable deaf woman. Or Jason ... more >

SHORT BUT SWEET: THE DEATH AT A FUNERAL REVIEW

By KEVIN BOWEN - April 18, 2010Cast: Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, James Marsden, Zoe Saldana, Danny Glover, Columbus Short.Director: Neil LaBute.Stressed at a funeral. (Chris Rock)Suave at a funeral. (Martin Lawrence)High at a funeral. (James Marsden)Hot at a funeral. (Zoe Saldana, who has grown a mysterious tilde)Short at a funeral. (Columbus Short) Gay at a funeral. (the corpse)Short and gay ... more >