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'The Big Short' Director Adam McKay Isn't Done With Wall Street

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics

So, that happened. Adam McKay, a multi-platform Hollywood hyphenate who helped create some of the most memorable comedies to hit the theater...

Filmmaker Adam McKay Says #OscarsSoWhite Complaints Are 'Legitimate'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 01.26.2016 | Comedy

Adam McKay had lots to celebrate when this year's Oscar nominations turned up five nods for his rollicking drama about the 2008 crash of ...

Will Ferrell Has A Shockingly Expensive Rare Bird Collection

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 01.25.2016 | Comedy

How does an acclaimed actor and comedic genius like Will Ferrell unwind after a tough day at work? By spending some valued time with his incre...

WATCH LIVE: 'The Big Short' Director Adam McKay Talks Oscars

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.25.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Director Adam McKay sits down with HuffPost Live to discuss his Oscar-nominated film "The Big Short." ...

Christian Bale Couldn't Stop Kissing Dudes At Critics' Choice Awards

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 01.19.2016 | Entertainment

So you just won the award for Best Actor for your performance in a critically acclaimed film at a big awards show -- what do you do?...

Oscar Nominations: Reflections on a Stellar Season

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.14.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

If you've been following the Oscar prognosticators, you know the big favorites have been Spotlight, The Big Short, The Revenant, and Carol. How pleasing to find some surprises--sort of--on the academy members' lists!

Podcast Review: Doug Loves Movies

Marc Hershon | Posted 01.08.2016 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

I'm kicking off the year reviewing one of the staples of podcasting, Doug Loves Movies, as a reminder that the adage "out with the old, in with the new" doesn't necessarily always apply.

The Cinema Year That Was: Zaki's Flick Picks 2015

Zaki Hasan | Posted 12.31.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

It's been a great year for movies, with a diverse assortment of high-profile and smaller scale films, true stories and big surprises, all emerging as some of my favorites for this year. Here's a countdown of my top ten for 2015.

The Big Short is a Feverish Account of Ethical, and Literal, Bankruptcy

Jake Nevins | Posted 12.17.2015 | Entertainment
Jake Nevins

If collateralized debt obligations, mortgage-backed securities and credit-default swaps are your thing, then Adam McKay's The Big Short is for you. If they're not, the film is still for you.

"The Big Short": The Fire Next Time

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 12.15.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

Zap those zombies. Silence the serial killers. Get out of outer space. Cancel cancer and forget about fantasy. The very best films of the last few...

Interviewing Director Adam McKay On 'The Big Short'

Zaki Hasan | Posted 12.11.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Faced with making a movie revolving around "mortgage-backed securities" and "tranches" and "collateralized debt obligations" play with mainstream audiences is no easy feat, but McKay manages it with remarkable ease.

Ron Burgundy Could Meet The Internet In 'Anchorman 3'

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 12.01.2015 | Entertainment

Let's be honest. "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" was so bad we almost couldn't contain our disappointment in a glass case of emotion. There ...

'The Big Short' Blows Away Bogus Argument That Poor People Caused The Financial Crisis

The Huffington Post | Ben Hallman | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business

Nearly a decade ago, I wrote an article about how workers in a peculiar American industry were beginning to worry about subprime home loans. They wer...

Lunch With Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling at The Four Seasons: The Big Short

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.28.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Think The Wolf of Wall Street (from another era and without the sex and drugs) meets the indie masterpiece 99 Homes (about the housing market crisis).

Kevin Hart And Will Ferrell Address 'Get Hard' Criticism

AP | JAKE COYLE and MICHAEL CIDONI LENNOX | Posted 03.25.2015 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — In the annals of film festival flops — from unexpected boos to red-carpet gaffes — the premiere of the Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart ...

Movie Review: Get Hard -- Hardly

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.24.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart seem like a match made in the acquisitions or marketing department, aiming for the merger of two different comedians' respective audiences, which don't necessarily overlap.

Hey Girl, Ryan Gosling Is Making A Movie With Brad Pitt

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.13.2015 | Entertainment

Here's your new favorite movie: Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling are attached to star in "The Big Short," an adaptation of Michael Lewis' be...

Podcast Review: The New Hollywood Podcast with Alan Marlowe (and Adam McKay)

Marc Hershon | Posted 03.11.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

Podcasting once again shows off its prowess as a medium that's versatile enough to pull off the unexpected without a whole lot of hassle and difficulty with TWO adjacent episodes of The New Hollywood Podcast, hosted by Brian Flaherty, that both dropped this week.

'Ant-Man' Is Having A Lot Of Trouble Finding A Director

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 06.01.2014 | Entertainment

Just one day after being put on the short list for Edgar Wright replacements, "Anchorman" director Adam McKay has pulled out of "Ant-Man." According t...

'Anchorman' Director Leading Financial Crisis Drama

AP | Posted 03.24.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — In a shift to drama, Adam McKay will write and direct an adaptation of Michael Lewis' financial crisis best-seller "The Big Short: T...

Don't Expect To See 'Anchorman 3'

Posted 02.28.2014 | Entertainment

This week will offer fans their final opportunity to see Ron Burgundy and the rest of the Global News Network crew in theaters. Writer/director Adam M...

'Anchorman 2' Will Get 763 New Jokes For R-Rated Re-Release

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.21.2014 | Entertainment

It's kind of a big deal that a fresh version of "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" is headed to theaters. The men and women of Global News Networ...

Think Women Aren't Funny? Will Ferrell Is Betting Against You

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 02.13.2014 | Women

Need another reason to adore Will Ferrell? Well, look no further. Ferrell and business partners Chris Henchy and Adam McCay have launched a female-...

Another Classic?

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — To reach the level of absurdity that Will Ferrell and Adam McKay regularly attain, they have to be particularly open-minded. They ne...

Movie Review: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.17.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The only way I can imagine having fun watching Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is if I were drunk enough to be really funny myself, watching it with a group of friends on TV in the comfort of my living room, Mystery Science Theater 3000-style