Despite some hemming and hawing about the future of HBO's Eastbound & Down, a fictional comedy based on faded sports star Kenny Powers, series creator Danny McBride (who also stars as Powers), has officially revealed that HBO has ordered eight more episodes of Eastbound & Down for season four.
Wasting no time in kicking things into high gear for its third, and reportedly final, season, HBO’s crass, low-fi, comedic masterclass has fast-forward more than a year from where we left off in season two’s south of the border finale, with Kenny “Fucking” Powers (the irresistible Danny McBride) reunited with the heavily pregnant love of his life, April (Katy Mixon).
Given that HBO makes some of the more engaging and finely crafted dramatic television in evidence today, it’s hardly a surprise that they would want to have a little fun once in a while. The result of this desire to let loose is Eastbound & Down, now in its excellent second season.
The now annual Will Ferrell comedy where Ferrell is the greatest the World has ever seen, on top of his game until happens and he suddenly finds himself brought crashing down to Earth have inevitably lead to this.
Approximately two thirds of the way through this big-screen, big-budget overhaul of the campy '70’s television series comes a sequence in which, after being sucked into an alternate dimension, our heroes – joke of the scientific community Dr.
Danny McBride stars in Your Highness, quite possibly the funniest movie of the year. This fantasy comedy co-written by McBride and Ben Best (Eastbound and Down), showcases their brand of humor in a medieval setting.
With Up in the Air, director Jason Reitman has certainly solidified his status as a talented young director with a bright future. His debut, Thank You For Smoking, showed a gift for sharp satire, and 2007’s surprise hit Juno earned him an Oscar nomination, as well as garnering its own Best Picture nomination.