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Interview: Adam McKay Comes Up Large in ‘The Big Short’

Adam McKay The Big Short

CHICAGO – When HollywoodChicago.com last spoke to writer/director Adam McKay in 2013, he was about to release “Anchorman 2,” and wasn’t really known for anything but his wacky comedy films. That all changed this month, with the release of “The Big Short,” a brilliant indictment of the financial meltdown of 2007 and ’08, and an impressively creative and serious effort from the comic director.

Interview: Dave Franco Creates Magic in ‘Now You See Me’

CHICAGO – Dave Franco is James Franco’s brother. Since that’s now out of the way, Dave Franco is also a writer, actor, regular on the “Funny or Die” website and co-star in the newly released film, “Now You See Me.” Franco plays a streetwise magician, and in his career he keeps bringing the magic.

Slideshow: 7-Image Gallery of Zooey Deschanel in Chicago With ‘She & Him’

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Zooey Deschanel of ‘She And Him’

CHICAGO – Summer officially opened on Monday, June 7th, when Zooey Deschanel – who played a character named Summer in last year’s “(500) Days of Summer” – kicked off the concert season at Millennium Park in Chicago with her sideman M. Ward, as part of the group “She & Him.”

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