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Anchorman Director Adam McKay Almost Made A Movie Out Of The Boys

Not long after Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s comic series “The Boys” debuted in 2006, people were trying to get the series adapted to the big screen. One of those people was Seth Rogen, who pushed for an adaptation for years before finally succeeding in getting it greenlit by Amazon in 2015. He now serves […]

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‘Frozen’s’ Idina Menzel, ‘The Big Short’s’ Jae Suh Park Join ‘Latchkey Kids,’ From Mister Smith (Exclusive)

Idina Menzel and Jae Suh Park (“The Big Short”) have joined Golden Globe nominee Elsie Fisher (“Eighth Grade”) and Alan S. Kim (“Minari”) for “Latchkey Kids,” which David Garrett’s Mister Smith Entertainment has boarded as its sales agent.Starlings Entertainment is also now on board to co-produce and finance the feature, which Mister Smith is launching […]

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Moonfall Director Roland Emmerich Didn’t Think Don’t Look Up Was Disaster-y Enough

It’s always great when directors expand their boundaries and evolve over time, tackling projects that they might never have even considered even just a few years ago. Director Adam McKay gradually progressed from Will Ferrell studio comedies to increasingly social-conscious dramas with an eye on awards attention, such as “The Big Short” or “Vice” or, […]

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Adam McKay to Be Honored With Advanced Imaging Society Voices for the Earth Award

“Don’t Look Up” director Adam McKay will receive the Advanced Imaging Society Voices For The Earth Award.The Society will honor McKay at the 12th annual awards ceremony, which will now take place as a luncheon planned for March 4 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.“Considering the incredible obstacles our creative community has worked through to create […]

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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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Don’t Look Up Review: This Smug, Shrill Disaster Movie Satire Is Just A Disaster

Who is “Don’t Look Up” for? Adam McKay stepped away from his unapologetically silly comedies with 2015’s “The Big Short,” a semi-serious investigation into the crisis surrounding the United States housing bubble. It was a new side to McKay, and while the film outfitted famous players in goofy wigs, the reception was positive, and the message was […]

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‘Don’t Look Up’ Has DiCaprio and Lawrence Star Power, but Is It Too Funny for Oscars?

You couldn’t hope for a starrier cast than the one that populates Adam McKay’s “Don’t Look Up,” which is packed with Oscar-winners, from pricey leads Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence (Netflix paid them $55 million) to supporting players Meryl Streep and Cate Blanchett. No wonder the cast and crew was all too happy to turn […]

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Jennifer Lawrence Fangirled Over Ariana Grande on ‘Don’t Look Up’: ‘I Went Full Radio Contest Winner’

Netflix’s “Don’t Look Up,” the last shoe to drop this awards season, was unspooled before a crowd of BAFTA voters at the Harmony Gold Theatre on Wednesday night. In attendance for a Q&a with the Oscar-winning stars Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Revenant”), Jennifer Lawrence (“Silver Linings Playbook”) and Meryl Streep, along with director, writer and producer […]

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Adam McKay Says His New Film ‘Don’t Look Up’ is Tonally Between ‘The Other Guys’ and ‘The Big Short’

One of my most anticipated movies of 2021 is Don’t Look Up, the latest movie from Anchorman and Vice director Adam McKay. It’s a dark comedy about “two low-level astronomers who embark on a media tour to warn mankind of an approaching asteroid that will destroy Earth,” and it has a ridiculously stacked cast that […]

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