Four Transcendent Adam McKay Audio Commentaries

Adam McKay audio commentaries

If there’s one director who takes audio commentaries to a whole other level, it’s Adam McKay. The Academy Award-nominated director has a commentary that’s a musical scored by Jon Brion (Punch-Drunk Love), one set in the year 2031, and another with a series of arguments and feuds that end with Paul Rudd and Christina Applegate feeling slighted. Few directors bring this degree of imagination to their bonus features.

I can’t recommend enough doing what the director believes only .01% of the population does: listen to these tracks. At times they’re about as funny as the movies themselves, which often go almost completely undiscussed by everybody participating. Next to nothing is revealed, but you do get a crystal clear idea of the sensibility and mind behind the work. The nonstop jokes are as strange and inventive as the gags in AnchormanThe Other Guys, and the rest of the filmmaker’s work.

All four of the Adam McKay audio commentaries recommended below can’t be spoken of highly enough.

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Will Ferrell Hosted Saturday Night Live

Even though Will Ferrell is one of the most popular Saturday Night Live cast members in recent memory, he’s only returned to host three times before. But this past weekend he came back to Studio 8H for his fourth time as host, and the Step Brothers and Anchorman star reminded us why he’s one of the best cast members to ever come out of Saturday Night Live.

Let’s run through the best and worst sketches from the Will Ferrell hosted Saturday Night Live below.

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Saturday Night Live Old Prospector

Will Ferrell is easily one of the most revered and beloved Saturday Night Live cast members of all time. The improv comedian joined the cast of SNL back in 1995 at a time when the series was struggling to fill the void left by departed cast members in the early 1990s. Though he wasn’t an instant star, he was one of several new cast members who ushered in another favorite era of SNL, creating several now-classic characters and sketches. But there’s one incredible sketch that never made it to air featuring a hilarious Will Ferrell character that you need to watch immediately.

In October of 2001, Will Ferrell starred in a sketch that was cut from the live show as an Old Prospector who was inexplicably part of a modern military unit being deployed to Afghanistan, and it’s positively magnificent. You might have seen it on SNL‘s “Best of Will Ferrell” home video release, but this is the first time it’s been made officially available online. Read More »

Saturday Night Live - Will Ferrell - Morning Watch

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch Will Ferrell‘s auditioning tape when he was just a comedian trying out for a spot on the cast of Saturday Night Live. Plus, learn about the art of production design from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and see how visual effects were employed to make multiple versions of Noomi Rapace in the sci-fi film What Happened to Monday?. Read More »

Jessica Chastain - Saturday Night Live January 2018 Hosts

This weekend brings the first new Saturday Night Live of 2018 with Golden Globe winner Sam Rockwell making his hosting debut. The show must have known he would be raking in awards for his turn in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, because they booked him before he even started taking home trophies. Either that or they just realized that Sam Rockwell has needed to host for awhile.

Anyway, Sam Rockwell isn’t the only talent coming to Studio 8H to host one of the first episodes of 2018. NBC has announced that Molly’s Game star Jessica Chastain will be making her hosting debut, and a certain fan favorite cast member will be returning to host again.

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Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon Hosting the 2018 Rose Parade

After counting down to midnight on New Year’s Eve, millions ring in the New Year by tuning into the Rose Parade. Established in 1890, the parade is held in Pasadena, California and features tons of flower-covered, floats, marching bands, horses, and sponsored hype for the Rose Bowl college football tournament game that follows. But this year, the Rose Parade will be spiced up a bit thanks to hosts Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan.

If you don’t know those names, you’re not alone. That’s because they’re fictional TV personalities who will be played by Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon in a collaboration between Amazon and Funny or Die that will cover the 2018 Rose Parade as it stream lives to Amazon Prime Video subscribers on New Year’s Day. Find out more about Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon hosting the 2018 Rose Parade below. Read More »

Step Brothers 2 plot synopsis

Because we can’t have nice things, we’ve been given a Daddy’s Home sequel, but Step Brothers 2 is nowhere to be found. While we may someday be blessed with a Step Brothers sequel, the follow-up to the 2008 cult hit comedy is currently little more than an unrealized dream. To rub salt in the wound, Step Brothers co-star Will Ferrell recently revealed the potential Step Brothers 2 would have been about.

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No Activity trailer

When Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, the guys who brought us Anchorman and Step Brothers, reteam to bring us a new TV show, it seems like a big deal. When that series – called No Activity – is a parody of cop shows, and stars people like Ferrell himself, Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad, Fargo), Jason Mantzoukas (The League), Tim Meadows (Saturday Night Live), and more? Count me in.

Watch the No Activity trailer below.
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Daddy's Home 2 Trailer

A couple years ago, Paramount Pictures tried to corner the market on family comedy during the holiday season by releasing Daddy’s Home in theaters just a couple weeks before Christmas. Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg going head-to-head was enough to rake in over $150 million at the domestic box office, so the studio fast-tracked the sequel for release this fall, and they’re really leaning into the holiday comedy angle hard this time.

Daddy’s Home 2 finds Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg friendlier than ever as they decide to bring both of their families together for Christmas for the first time ever rather than house-hopping like they usually do. That plan gets a little more complicated when Dusty (Wahlberg) finds out that his father (Mel Gibson) will be joining in the holiday fun this year, and he’s a far cry from Brad’s (Ferrell) lighthearted dad (John Lithgow). Plus, a new Daddy’s Home 2 trailer reveals that John Cena is getting in on the Christmas clashing with a much bigger role than he had in the first movie. Read More »

Will Ferrell 100-Year-Old Man Movie

If you’ve wandered around a bookstore (yes, they still exist!) over the past couple of years, you’ve probably seen a copy of Jonas Jonasson‘s novel The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared in the best-seller section. The 2012 book was already adapted into a Swedish movie back in 2014, but now American studios are catching up, and CBS Films has tapped Will Ferrell to play the lead role in a new version of the story.
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