Articles tagged adam mckay

‘The Big Short’ Falls Short

An informative and sometimes entertaining take on the recent financial crisis,The Big Short doesn't quite deliver on our investment.

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‘The Big Short’ Is a Satire of Gag-inducing Folly

Adam McKay's film is a ragged, jolting, and savagely funny guerrilla agitprop that gives after-the-fact credit to the financial crises Cassandras.

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The Other Guys is a cop comedy with a lot of creative talent behind it. So why is the trailer so mediocre?

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Will Ferrell: You’re Welcome, America. A Final Night with George W. Bush

You can't help but think that Ferrell would've wanted to go out on a high note with his Bush impression, instead of just giving us what is essentially an easy go-round of his greatest hits.

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7 Dec 2008 // 8:58 PM

Step Brothers

They're hostile, irritable, and unemployable; it's hilarious but also unsettling.

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25 Jul 2008 // 3:29 AM

Step Brothers

In Step Brothers, Nancy (Mary Steenburgen) is the ideal audience, the girl who can't fathom the anti-nuances of masculine ritual.

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These ‘Brothers’ Offer Offensive Delights

Embarrassing as it may seem, we’ve all been there - laughing when the fat man splits his pants, fighting off hysterics after an old

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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

As much as Ricky Bobby's racing career is about going fast, it's even more cogently about products, lots of 'em.

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10 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

Anchorman—The Legend of Ron Burgundy Giftset (2004)

Will Ferrell's comedy is escapism as abstract art, a breathless retreat into the frenetic headspace of a 12-year-old boy.

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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

Sputtering, Ron cites scientific fact to support his outrage: 'You're just a woman, with a small brain.'"

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Our Own Points of View on 'Hardcore Henry'

// Moving Pixels

"Hardcore Henry gives us a chance to consider not how well a video game translates to film, but how well a video game point of view translates to film.

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