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Nearly 40 years have passed since boxing drama Rocky became a phenomenon. The John G. Avildsen-directed film became the biggest box office hit of 1976 and went on to claim the Best Picture Oscar. However, after a string of sequels, it appeared that star Sylvester Stallone had put his final stamp on the franchise with 2006 release Rocky Balboa. Of course, that was until filmmaker Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station) stepped up to resurrect the franchise with Creed.
Anchorman. Step Brothers. The Big Short? Perhaps the most surprising thing about the new comedy/drama centering on the 2008 financial crisis is that it comes from the director of a string of Will Ferrell comedies. With this film, Adam McKay branches out of the realm of pure silliness for something a bit more substantive and winds up proving that his storytelling prowess runs far deeper than anyone would have thought.
Michael Dougherty’s directorial debut, Trick ‘r Treat, never really got a wide theatrical release, and perhaps its under-dog status helped the film flourish into a modern cult classic, especially among horror aficionados. Now that his first effort is finally being recognized (and has a sequel in development), Dougherty re-enters the world of holiday horror/comedy with the Christmas-themed Krampus.