Adam McKay

Adam McKay’s ‘Don’t Look Up’ Smashes Netflix Viewing Records With Over 150 Million Hours Viewed

Adam McKay’s “Don’t Look Up,” which stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence as a pair of scientists trying to convince the world to take an extinction-level astroid seriously, has broken records at Netflix. In its second week on the streaming platform, the disaster movie has recorded 152,290,000 hours streamed between Dec. 27 and Jan 2, […]

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Elizabeth Holmes Found Guilty on Four Fraud Counts in Theranos Trial

A federal jury in San Jose has found Elizabeth Holmes guilty on four counts of fraud in the trial stemming from the collapse of her Silicon Valley start-up Theranos. The jury found the former Theranos CEO not guilty of four other felony charges. On the three remaining fraud charges, the jury remained deadlocked, according to […]

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‘Don’t Look Up’ or: How Netflix Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Discourse

There’s a moment in “Don’t Look Up” when Leonardo DiCaprio’s Dr. Mindy character channels Peter Finch’s Howard Beale from “Network” (1976). In an explosion of rage on a fictional morning TV show, he vents his frustrations about the world’s ignorance about a catastrophic comet heading towards Earth and the lack of empathy humanity has shown […]

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Netflix Announces ‘Don’t Look Up’ Behind the Scenes Podcast Series ‘The Last Movie Ever Made’

Netflix has announced “The Last Movie Ever Made,” an upcoming podcast series that will offer a behind the scenes look at writer-director Adam McKay’s comedic disaster film “Don’t Look Up.” The podcast series will be composed of six episodes and will debut its first installment on Jan. 7, 2022. Along with a glimpse into the […]

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Adam McKay on the Ending(s) of ‘Don’t Look Up’: DiCaprio’s Last-Minute Line, Streep’s Improv and Brontarocs

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet seen “Don’t Look Up.” At the beginning of Adam McKay’s “Don’t Look Up,” Michigan State astronomy grad student Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence) discovers that a comet is heading toward Earth, and will cause an extinction-level-event for the entire planet in a little over six months: […]

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HBO Orders Sports-Centric Late Night Series Hosted by Bomani Jones

HBO has ordered a new weekly late night series, to be hosted by journalist and ESPN veteran Bomani Jones. The series, Game Theory with Bomani Jones, will “break down timely issues playing out in the world of sports,” HBO said in a statement. Production will begin in 2022, and Jones said on Twitter he will […]

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