Tag Archives: Adam McKay

The New Generation of Comedy Filmmakers

Comedic auteurs are few and far between, or they were, until recently. The last decade has offered up so much fresh talent, as alluded to in my recent review of the second season of Eastbound and Down, that we seem to be in a veritable age of comedy. Somewhere between Judd Apatow’s ubiquitous productions, and Adam McKay’s strange blend of raunch and politics, for the first time in recent memory funny movies are becoming quite good. Continue reading

Due Date

Robert Downey Jr. has been riding high since being cast as Tony Stark in the Iron Man films, in which he showcases a wit and charm that seemingly no one (male or female) can resist.  Zach Galifianakis, playing the tubby, bumbling buffoon Alan in The Hangover, has  likewise become famous enough to merit Halloween costumes after his character.  So it seems like a perfect storm architectured by studio heads to make another Hangover type hit by combining these actors for a comedy romp road trip.  Unfortunately, there’s no lightning or thunder, just a few static shocks and a light rain. Continue reading