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The Daily Stream: Step Brothers Is A Silly, Raucous Classic That Demands All Your Laughter

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching, why it’s worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: “Step Brothers“Where You Can Stream It: Prime VideoThe Pitch: The 2008 slapstick comedy follows two lazy slackers, Brennan (played by Will Ferrell) and Dale (played […]

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Every Don’t Look Up Main Character Ranked Worst To Best

Adam McKay’s highly anticipated new film “Don’t Look Up” lands right in the heart of awards season, and is largely a culmination of the two sides of McKay’s career. His earlier films, which include “Anchorman,” “Talladega Nights,” “Step Brothers,” and “The Other Guys,” are silly comedies that feature outlandish premises, hilarious sight gags, and eccentric characters. […]

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Don’t Look Up Ending Explained: It’s The End Of The World As We Know It

Writer and director Adam McKay has made quite the mid-career transition, pivoting from his usual mode of crowd-pleasing (but deceptively clever) comedies, to more serious-minded films that function as vehicles for political commentary just as much as they provide laughs. It might be easy to believe that the same filmmaker could be credited for movies like “Anchorman: […]

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Richard Jenkins on ‘The Humans’ and Finding Success Later in Life: ‘Luck Was a Huge Part of It’

For Richard Jenkins, breaking into the movie business took years of rejection, bit parts and relative obscurity.But Hollywood eventually came calling in the 1990s and Jenkins has been in demand ever since, logging impressive performances in everything from “Step Brothers” to “Six Feet Under” to his Oscar-nominated work in “The Shape of Water” and “The […]

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Will Ferrell Talks ‘August Blowout,’ His First Adam McKay Collab Which Caught The Eye Of Paul Thomas Anderson

The relationship between Will Ferrell and Adam McKay is legendary. Combined, the duo worked on a number of already-iconic comedy films such as “Anchorman,” “Step Brothers,” and “Talledega Nights.” But it’s a film that was never made, titled “August Blowout,” that might have been the most important collaboration between the duo.Speaking on a recent edition […]

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep and Timothee Chalamet Join Star-Studded Cast of Adam McKay’s ‘Don’t Look Up’

Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep and Timothee Chalamet will join Jennifer Lawrence in star-studded cast of “Don’t Look Up,” a new Netflix comedy from Adam McKay.Jonah Hill and Himesh Patel will also star, along with Ariana Grande, Kid Cudi and Matthew Perry. As previously announced, Cate Blanchett and Rob Morgan are part of the cast.McKay, the […]

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Adam McKay’s Next Film Is A Dark Satire About An Impending Meteor Strike Called ‘Don’t Look Up’

Filmmaker Adam McKay has come a long way from directing films like “Anchorman” and “Step Brothers.” That isn’t to say those films are bad (they’re not), but it does show that McKay has been more interested in stepping away from straight comedies and working in something a bit more dramatic with his last two films, […]

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‘Step Brothers’ Sequel: Adam McKay Won’t Rule It Out & Talks His Border Wall Comedy ‘The Last Patriots’

While we’ve made all kinds of films over the years, we’ve somehow never done the Best Comedies Of The Century So Far list. If we did, surely Adam McKay’s 2008 films “Step Brothers” would be extremely high on the list. The director says he’s asked about a sequel for the film “constantly,” but the gang […]

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Quentin Tarantino and Tom Hardy Excite at CinemaCon, But Sony’s 2018 Slate Feels Oddly Familiar

Sony would like you to know it’s committed to originality. That was the message reiterated by its executives at the studio’s CinemaCon presentation Monday night — and no one was more passionate than chairman Tom Rothman, who spoke of the studio’s “increasing dedication” and “commitment” to the concept.However, Rothman presided over a show-and-tell that included […]

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