The creators of Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals go hunting for a plot in The Legacy Of A Whitetail Deer Hunter

Jody Hill’s comedies of testosterone-fueled burnout are better suited to TV. Still, the co-creator of HBO’s Vice Principals and Eastbound & Down attempts an unassuming return to film (okay, Netflix) with The Legacy Of A Whitetail Deer Hunter, his first feature since the misanthropic Observe And Report. Familiar…

Josh Brolin, Jody Hill, and Danny McBride talk hunting and The Legacy Of A Whitetail Deer Hunter

Jody Hill and Danny McBride have a handful of hilarious collaborations under their belts. First came the off-kilter martial arts movie The Foot Fist Way, which was followed up with a pair of HBO comedies—Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals. Now the pair has teamed up with Josh Brolin for the Netflix comedy, The…

Lifelong friends Danny McBride and Jody Hill put their relationship to the test 

Longtime friends and collaborators Danny McBride and Jody Hill have become one of Hollywood’s most reliably hilarious comedy duos. Having met at the North Carolina School Of The Arts, they first collaborated on the off-kilter martial arts movie The Foot Fist Way, and followed that up with a pair of HBO comedies—…

Danny McBride talks the end of Vice Principals, the brilliance of Walton Goggins, and bringing your creative vision to life

Vice Principals, which wrapped up its second and final season tonight, is certainly similar to work Danny McBride has done before. Much like Eastbound & Down, it’s a madcap creative vision that asks us to be both entertained and repulsed by a troubling protagonist. In the case of Vice Principals, there are two of…

In its season two premiere, Vice Principals is more ambitious, vicious, and funny than ever

The first season of HBO’s Vice Principals took awhile to find its footing. In fact, it might be more apt to say that each episode of the eight-episode first season contained something brilliant and evocative, but those moments were often countered by some sloppy storytelling and a muddled sense of morality that made…

Scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis is coming home to the Halloween franchise

John Carpenter recently gave Danny McBride and David Gordon Green his blessing to make a new Halloween movie, one that’s more scary than funny, with a twisted killer who’s still decidedly less immortal than his predecessor. But Carpenter, who established the franchise in 1978, will still executive produce along with…

Danny McBride stares down a tiger in first teaser for Vice Principals season 2

The first season of HBO’s unhinged comedy Vice Principals ended on a twist, with Danny McBride and Walton Goggins’ achieving their dream of becoming Co-Principals only to have McBride get shot by a mysterious man in a mask. This first teaser for the show’s second (and final) season doesn’t resolve that mystery in any…

Danny McBride says Michael Myers won’t be immortal in his Halloween movie

The basic trait that makes Halloween’s Michael Myers scary is the mystery that surrounds him. He barely ever makes noises, he covers his face with a mask, and he’s always able to shrug off whatever Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence throw at him. Because of all of that, he seems like a human guy who should have…

Alien: Covenant prologue features the last happy day for some doomed colonists

Taken on its own, this new Alien: Covenant clip might be the happiest four minutes in the history of the decades-long Alien series—and that’s including the part where the woman begins to choke. Titled “Last Supper,” the clip features the film’s surely doomed cast of characters sharing one last James Franco-less meal…

Plans go up in smoke in this exclusive Vice Principals deleted scene

It’s not quite time to head back to school for HBO’s Vice Principals, the latest raucous comedy from Danny McBride and Jody Hill. But with season one coming to DVD and Blu-Ray on February 7, there’s no better time to catch up with vicious, ambitious school officials Lee Russell (Walton Goggins) and Neal Gamby (Danny…

Danny McBride warns us not to go looking for any comic relief in Alien: Covenant

Danny McBride was easily the strangest addition to the Alien: Covenant cast, but the Eastbound & Down actor wants to make it clear that you shouldn’t go looking for any comedic relief in Ridley Scott’s follow-up to Prometheus—from him or anyone else. In an interview with HitFix, McBride admitted he’s just as surprised…