After carving out a niche for himself with the absurdist comedies “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” (2004) and “Step Brothers” (2008), McKay won critical acclaim and Oscar glory with the politically charged satires “The Big Short” (2015) and “Vice” (2018). The former brought him a victory for screenwriting and a nomination for directing, while the latter earned him writing,
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The test screening process is a nebulous part of studio filmmaking. Some directors and producers swear by it, but in other cases, it's the bane of a filmmaker's existence. With so much money on the line, most studios reserve the right to choose the final cut of a film, which can be hugely influenced by preview audiences' reactions.
Endings seem to be particularly fluid when it comes to test-screening feedback and there are countless
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After making a name for himself with the absurdist comedies “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” (2004) and “Step Brothers” (2008), McKay won critical acclaim and Oscar glory with the politically charged satires “The Big Short” (2015) and “Vice” (2018). The former brought him a win for screenwriting and a nomination for directing, while the latter earned him writing, directing and producing bids. Now he’s returned to television with this pertinent drama about a Rupert Murdoch-esque media mogul (Brian Cox) and his conniving family, for which he helmed the pilot.
But these women’s crass industry designations as diversity hires and scapegoats don’t stick, and the TV newcomers played by Mindy Kaling, Rachel McAdams, and Christina Applegate quickly shake up a white, apolitical late show, salvage a “Good Morning America” knock-off, and send an absurdist ’70s boys club reeling.
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This week sees the (limited) release of “Late Night,” which is set in the wild and revealing world of late night TV. It’s the latest of many examples of how the movies have sometimes been able to see television more clearly than television has been able to see itself.
This week’s question: What is the best movie ever made about television?
“A Face in the Crowd”
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Released in 1957, Elia Kazan’s “A Face in the Crowd” remains a fascinating study about TV production and celebrity culture. Specifically, the film underlines the idea that trendy celebrities will stay relevant as long as they don’t do anything, well, horrible.
Andy Griffith delivers one of the most powerful feature debut performance as the drifter-turned-celebrity Larry “Lonesome” Rhodes,
Having first met in 1995 on the set of Saturday Night Live, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay have enjoyed a long partnership on quite a few movies and TV shows, some of them deemed outright classics. So Holmes and Watson is a sour note to end the legacy on. But the pair have mutually decided to disband their production company Gary Sanchez and its female-centric offshoot Gloria Sanchez.
The dubious duo will now branch out and go their own separate ways, but they remain close friends and there are no hard feelings. Gary Sanchez has enjoyed a 13 year history that includes such comedy hits as Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,
That said, the two “remain close friends” and “will continue to support each other both personally and professionally.” Ferrell and McKay released a statement to Deadline confirming the move:
“The last 13 years could not have been more enjoyable and satisfying for the two of us at Sanchez Productions. We give massive thanks to our incredible staff and executives and all the writers, directors and actors we worked with through the years. The
She is angry and sad and feeling very alone as all the people around her are trying their best to console her with casseroles and generic sentiments. It’s not until she attends a grief support group that she is able to find comfort in a friend she meets there named Judy, played by Linda Cardellini. As they go through the grieving process together, they become closer friends, and secrets about Judy start to bubble closer and closer to the surface.
I think this series looks super intriguing, and I can’t wait to watch. Check out the trailer below and tell us if you’ll be watching Dead To Me when it comes to Netflix on May 3rd.
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There’s often been talk of a sequel, but nothing concrete has come through and it remains a mere possibility. So, in the meantime, here are the 10 Funniest Quotes From Step Brothers.
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The lead character has dozens and dozens of memorable lines, but so do the supporting characters around him: Brick, Brian, Champ, and Veronica. So, here are The 10 Most Memorable Quotes From Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy.
According to a new report, Will Ferrell is signed on to not only star in, but also co-write Eurovision alongside Andrew Steele. Some of Steele's previous credits include Funny or Die Presents... and serving as the head writer on Saturday Night Live for a spell. Steele also penned Ferrell's 2012 Spanish comedy Casa de mi Padre. There is no indication currently as to who Ferrell is going to play in the movie. Though, given that final scene in Step Brothers, we can only
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Adam McKay’s Vice is a screwball biopic of Dick Cheney, the man widely reckoned to be the most powerful vice-president in Us history. It traces his rise from beer-brained dropout to an intern during the Nixon administration, then covers his tenure as secretary of defense during the Gulf war, and his time as George W Bush’s official deputy from 2001-2009.
McKay, after establishing his career with comedies such as Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and Step Brothers, moved into freewheeling, lightly fictionalised accounts of real-life events. His previous film was the financial-crash comedy The Big Short.
The Hellboy reboot is coming our way this year and it's going to be a very different beast. Ron Perlman has mostly refused to comment on the matter, other than to express his disappointment for not getting to make their third movie and complete their trilogy. But recently, the actor took to Instagram to share a meme from Will Ferrell's 2004 comedy classic Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, featuring Steve Carell's character Brick Tamland.
The former star of the series has previously gone on record expressing his disappointment that the old team behind 2004’s Hellboy and 2008’s Hellboy II: The Golden Army didn’t get to make a trilogy out of their take on the Dark Horse Comics character. And in a newly shared meme, the actor uses a line from Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy to channel the discomfort of many a fan at
The filmmaker has been making the press rounds to promote Vice as of late, which is positioned as a serious Oscar contender. During a recent podcast appearance, Adam McKay was asked if he had been approached for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. He not only reveals that he's had conversations with Marvel Studios about that project, but confirms that he was discussing the Inhumans movie that never
“Listen, I don’t know what a podcast is, but I currently have a lot of time on my hands and a lot to talk about,” said Burgundy. “I am also broke. Therefore, I am very excited to do this podcast. It is literally saving my life.”
While details are scarce, the podcast has received a two-season twelve-episode order and is a co-production by iHeartRadio and Funny or Die. It is set to launch on the iHeartRadio Podcast Network in early 2019.
Ferrell first took on the role for 2004’s cult comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, and returned in the 2013 sequel Anchorman: The Legend Continues. Together, the two movies grossed $263 million worldwide.
The 51-year-old actor is returning in The Ron Burgundy Podcast which will be co-produced by Funny Or Die and is an iHeartRadio Original podcast.
Burgundy (Ferrell) was first introduced to audiences in Ferrell’s 2004 film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. He was later brought back for the 2013 sequel, Anchorman: The Legend Continues. The film follows Burgundy as he welcomes upstart reporter Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) into the male-dominated world of 1970s broadcast news — until Corningstone begins to outshine Burgundy on air.
The anchorman made the announcement on Twitter while
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