Too soon? Even 18 years after Dick Cheney became vice president, there are aspects of the film's plot that are hard to laugh at.
Director Adam McKay's latest narrowly edges "A Star Is Born" with nods for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Comedy, among others.
The mortgage and banking crisis of 2007 gets the business in this fast-paced, hilarious and, yes, frightening outline. It's a tale powered by lots of villains and a handful of not-exactly-villains.
It was early in the morning on July 20, when most people were asleep, that 18-year-old Morgan Jones began informing the world about the unfolding massacre in Aurora, Colo.