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Efron, Kendrick, DeVine in 'Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates' Trailer

7 February 2016 11:40 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Who are these girls?!" You are cordially invited to meet the Stangle Brothers in this new comedy Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. This team-up stars Zac Efron and Adam DeVine as Dave and Make, respectively, along with Aubrey Plaza and Anna Kendrick as their dates, in a wacky comedy about two "hard-partying" brothers who need dates for their sister's wedding. Ever since noticing this film with this fun title on the release schedule, I've been wondering if it would play like Romy and Michele's High School Reunion. But it's actually much more like Step Brothers meets Wedding Crashers with a twist. See below. Here's the first full trailer for Jake Szymanski's Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, from YouTube: Hard-partying brothers Mike (Adam Devine) and Dave (Zac Efron) place an online ad to find the perfect dates (Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza) for their sister's Hawaiian wedding. Hoping for a wild getaway, »

- Alex Billington

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Tom McCarthy, Adam McKay, Other WGA Awards Nominees Reveal Their Screenwriting Journeys

5 February 2016 6:41 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The agonies of screenwriting were on full view Thursday night at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, where 11 scribes nominated for WGA Awards took part in the guild’s Beyond Words program.

One of the biggest laughs from the full house came when “Spotlight” writer Josh Singer admitted that he and writer-director Tom McCarthy spent several years going through the Boston Globe’s investigation of pedophile priests.

“We did research for a long time,” Singer said. “Anything to put off writing.”

McCarthy admitted that interviews with the victims of the scandal was a turning point. “The story really came together once we talked with survivors,” he added.

Both “Spotlight” writers were effusive in their praise of the Boston Globe journalists portrayed in the film, noting that editor  Martin “Marty” Baron (portrayed by Liev Schreiber) even supplied them with extensive emails to keep the timeline straight. They also credited the initial producers, »

- Dave McNary

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Listen to Adam McKay and Paul Thomas Anderson Discuss ‘The Big Short’ For 30 Minutes

1 February 2016 3:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The director of Step Brothers and the producer of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is now an Oscar nominee. Adam McKay‘s successful adaptation of Michael Lewis‘ novel, The Big Short, is up for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay at the Academy Awards. After earning some long-overdue awards love, the director is still out there discussing the project, and you can now hear him […]

The post Listen to Adam McKay and Paul Thomas Anderson Discuss ‘The Big Short’ For 30 Minutes appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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McKay Talks 'Ant-man,' A Solo 'Wasp' Movie, And Working With Marvel

26 January 2016 7:15 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The story of how Marvel's Ant-man inched its way to the big screen is practically the stuff of legend in fanboy circles. From Edgar Wright pitching the film before there was any "Cinematic Universes" to discuss, to the English writer-directer working on the film for years, to murmurs of clashes with Kevin Feige over the direction of the film now that the studio wanted to incorporate the film into its larger plans, the deceptive casting campaign where major star Paul Rudd was revealed to be playing the titular hero after months of denials, and- ultimately- Wright's departure from the film, there was a lot to digest. For many, the loss of Wright was monumental because he would've been the first really unique voices to sit in the director's chair of a Marvel film. 

While Jon Favreau, Joss Whedon, and others did great work bringing Marvel's plans to fruition, you could »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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The Big Short review: “One of the most important films of our generation”

22 January 2016 1:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Big Short review: Can the director of Anchorman and Step Brothers really be the man to explore and explain the financial crises of the late naughties? The Big Short review

This year’s Academy Award nominations may not represent diversity in terms of race or gender, but those best picture noms certainly detail how awful white people are. None does it so well (give or take maybe Spotlight) as Adam McKay’s docu-drama The Big Short. The majority of us will know all about the recession, market crash, and housing crises that swept most of the world, and The Big Short goes some way to explaining how it all happened and who’s to blame. The only problem is that it’s far too complicated, but nevertheless we have one of the most important films of the year that delights in how messy it has to be in order to tackle this gigantic subject. »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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The Big Short Review

21 January 2016 4:05 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Nominated for five Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor for Christian Bale and Best Adapted Screenplay, The Big Short arrives on our shores smothered in accolades and reeking of Oscar buzz. Based on the book of the same name by Michael Lewis (Moneyball), it marks director Adam McKay’s first foray into big drama, having very successfully forged his way with comedy and his creative partnership with Will Ferrell (Anchorman, Step Brothers, The Other Guys). Here sans Ferrell, he moves away from the jokes but holds tight to his wit as he dives into the Us financial crisis of 2008.   While not the most enticing of concepts, two hours of people talking about mortgages and banking, McKay has pulled some very skilful moves. First, by assembling a top notch cast at the top of their game in the shape of Christian Bale, Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Clare Daly)

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Oscar nominated Adam McKay talks to us about The Big Short

21 January 2016 1:50 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Riding high on the wave of five Oscar nominations, including one for Best Picture and Best Director, Adam McKay flew into Dublin yesterday to bring his smart and funny tale of the Us financial crash The Big Short to Irish shores. He talked to us about the moment he heard the nominations, how he felt compelled to bring The Big Short to cinema screens and what he hopes audiences will take away from it. Check it out below and catch the film in cinemas from tomorrow. Synopsis: When four outsiders see what the big banks, media and government regulators refuse to — the impending collapse of the global economy — they have an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of the modern banking industry where they must question everyone and everything. Based on the true story and best-selling book by Michael Lewis (The Blind Side, »

- noreply@blogger.com (Clare Daly)

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Adam McKay Eyeing Reunion With Will Ferrell And John C. Reilly For New Immigrant Comedy

20 January 2016 9:01 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

On the heels of steering economic crisis movie The Big Short into an awards success story – bonkers hairpieces and all – Adam McKay is already looking further afield to get his next project up and running. While a direct sequel to Step Brothers has long been on the cards, it’s been revealed that the director’s next creative venture may spell a reunion with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, but for something new entirely.

Pulled from a roundtable chat at DGA studios from late last year (via The Playlist), McKay recently featured on the latest episode of The Director’s Cut podcast alongside fellow filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson. It was here that the former dropped a tantalizing teaser regarding his next project, which could send Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly out to defend America’s borders as two patriotic buffoons.

“I’m actually talking with [Will] Ferrell and John C. Reilly »

- Michael Briers

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Adam McKay Says His Next Film Might Be A U.S. Border-Defending Comedy Starring Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly

20 January 2016 7:25 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Adam McKay reveals Paul Thomas Anderson was the original producer of 'Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy'You’ve got to hand it to director Adam McKay. Within the span of about a month, he’s gone from a comedy director of absurdist movies (“Step Brothers,” “Anchorman”) to a two-time Oscar-nominee for his economic crisis movie, “The Big Short,” which scored nods for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Director. The movie earned a Best Picture nomination, too. Talk about raising your heat index: McKay’s practically on fire and “The Big Short” is being seen as a viable contender that might go head to head with “The Revenant” and “Spotlight” for Best Picture. Read More: Interview: Adam McKay Talks ‘The Big Short,’ Making a ‘Bourne’-Style Financial Drama, Angering Judd Apatow & More Meanwhile, McKay and avowed fan Paul Thomas Anderson sat down in late November for a chat at »

- Rodrigo Perez

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McKay, Ferrell, "Loop" Writer Plan A New Comedy

20 January 2016 6:40 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Coming off the Oscar nominated success of his Gfc comedy/drama "The Big Short" and his work on the script for "Ant-Man," filmmaker Adam McKay has spoken about his potential upcoming projects with one of them seeing his re-teaming with his "Step Brothers" and "Talladega Nights" co-stars Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly.

In a new The Director's Cut podcast released this week but recorded late last year at the DGA studios in Los Angeles , McKay sat down for a half-hour interview with questions being asked by none other than "There Will Be Blood" and "Inherent Vice" filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson. In the funny conversation, McKay says he plans to continue his new polticial and social edge in his comedies - this time taking on anti-immigration rhetoric:

"I'm actually talking with [Will] Ferrell and John C. Reilly about doing a comedy about two guys who go down to defend America's borders against the immigrants, »

- Garth Franklin

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Exclusive Interview: Adam McKay talks going from comedy to drama, with The Big Short

20 January 2016 3:30 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Renowned, primarily, for his work in comedy, Adam McKay (Anchorman, Step Brothers) has now turned his head to drama, and in quite emphatic fashion, with the multi-Oscar nominated The Big Short. We had the pleasure of speaking to the man himself, to discuss what inspired this move, and what it feels like to be involved

The post Exclusive Interview: Adam McKay talks going from comedy to drama, with The Big Short appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Stefan Pape

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Movie Review: The Big Short

18 January 2016 2:03 PM, PST | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Default swaps, synthetic Cdo, and subprime loans are not the first things that come to mind when watching a star-studded Hollywood drama. In fact, unless one happens to be a Wall Street stock advisor, these terms sound like nothing more than a superfluous runaround to ensure that the men in charge stay in charge – at least, that’s how narrator Jared Vennett (Ryan Gosling) sells it. As the eyes, ears, and big mouth of the audience, smooth trader Vennett takes viewers by the hand and leads them down the parade of corruption, stupidity, and denial that went into the stock market crash of 2008. He also finds time to define all of the previously mentioned terms, so us simple folk can keep up and focus on the terrible events that transpired.

Adapted from Michael Lewis’ 2010 novel of the same name, The Big Short is about as comical as tragedy can get. »

- Danilo Castro

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Adam McKay Explains Shift From Comedy to Direct ‘The Big Short’ (Video)

14 January 2016 2:05 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Adam McKay usually directs comedies like “Step Brothers” and “Anchorman,” but this year, he decided to stray from that genre to work on “The Big Short” because he simply loved Michael Lewis‘ book so much. “There have always been things that I’ve been really interested in, and I’ve always just been a giant fan of film,” McKay told TheWrap. “When I read this book, it just seemed to combine all those elements perfectly in the sense that … I felt like ‘The Big Short’ was so immediately hot and about now and it still hadn’t been resolved when I read it. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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How Did The Big Short Director Adam McKay Celebrate Those New Oscar Noms? With Waffles and Mimosas!

14 January 2016 10:25 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Big Short director Adam McKay is in a daze over his film's five Oscar nominations, but that hasn't gotten in the way of his celebrating. "There are some mimosas going on, I'm not going to lie to you," McKay tells People. "They just got rolling. Robyn Wholey our producer just started pouring some and there are fresh waffles, so we're quite happy here. We just said, let's embrace it, so we have a bunch of people over." McKay's star-studded finance drama picked up five nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Christian Bale), Best »

- Kara Warner, @karawarner

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How Did The Big Short Director Adam McKay Celebrate Those New Oscar Noms? With Waffles and Mimosas!

14 January 2016 10:25 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Big Short director Adam McKay is in a daze over his film's five Oscar nominations, but that hasn't gotten in the way of his celebrating. "There are some mimosas going on, I'm not going to lie to you," McKay tells People. "They just got rolling. Robyn Wholey our producer just started pouring some and there are fresh waffles, so we're quite happy here. We just said, let's embrace it, so we have a bunch of people over." McKay's star-studded finance drama picked up five nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Christian Bale), Best »

- Kara Warner, @karawarner

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The Big Short Director Adam McKay Might Tackle Global Warming With His Next Film

11 January 2016 2:44 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Since its release, The Big Short has made good money and vaulted into the ranks of Best Picture front-runners. But even more improbably, it's turned Anchorman and Step Brothers impresario Adam McKay into a Serious Director, a polemicist whose film is likely to earn multiple Oscar nominations. With the most optimistic projections of Jessica Pressler's New York cover story on The Big Short coming to pass, Vulture caught up with McKay before Amnesty International's Art for Amnesty Pre-Golden Globes Recognition Brunch to talk about the future.Now that The Big Short is earning accolades and you’re a serious prestige filmmaker, do you have any sense of what you want to do next? [Laughs.] I don’t know if I’d go quite that far, but I’ll take it, I’ll take it. What I loved about The Big Short was making a movie that’s about now, and even »

- Kevin Lincoln

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‘The Big Short’ to Screen at Brookings Institution (Exclusive)

7 January 2016 8:22 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Big Short” is taking its case to Washington, D.C., Variety has learned.

The comedy about the financial crisis paints a devastating portrait of risk taking by the “too big to fail” banks and slams government officials for not doing more to crack down on Wall Street’s excesses.

The film’s director Adam McKay will visit Washington on Jan. 25 for a screening of “The Big Short” hosted by the economic studies branch at the Brookings Institution. After the screening, McKay will join a panel of financial experts and journalists to talk about the film’s efforts to explain the intricate methods that bankers used to package bad mortgages with good ones while making a fabulous profit.

Brookings is one of the oldest Beltway think tanks. Its research frequently delves into government and economic policy.

After the film, Economic Studies Vice President and Director Ted Gayer will introduce the »

- Brent Lang and James Rainey

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Steve Carell Receives His Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

6 January 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There’s a notable lineage in cinematic history of gifted comedic actors who have gone on to achieve great commercial and critical success as dramatic players. Perhaps the most famous example is Robin Williams, whose career began with his now-iconic role as a wacky, displaced alien on “Mork & Mindy” before giving way to parts with considerable heft, from the titular lead in “The World According to Garp” to his revelatory turn in “The Fisher King” to his Academy Award-winning performance as Matt Damon’s therapist in “Good Will Hunting.”

And there are scores of other comedians, from Jackie Gleason to Michael Keaton to Bill Murray, all three of whom received Oscar nominations for their dramatic work in “The Hustler,” “Birdman” and “Lost in Translation,” respectively.

And now there’s Steve Carell, who rose from a “senior correspondent” on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” to loner workaday hero Michael Scott »

- Malina Saval

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How Adam McKay Made Financial Disaster a Laughing Matter in ‘The Big Short’ (Exclusive Video)

1 January 2016 3:12 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The guy who directed “Anchorman,” “Step Brothers,” “Talladega Nights” and “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” would not necessarily be the person you’d choose to make a movie about subprime mortgages, the housing bubble and the financial crisis of 2008. But the unorthodox choice to hire Adam McKay to direct the film version of Michael Lewis‘ nonfiction book “The Big Short” has paid off in a film that has landed multiple Golden Globe and SAG nominations and is a strong contender for the Oscars. “Adam’s known for his work in comedies, but he’s also a very good storyteller,” says Steve Carell in. »

- Steve Pond

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