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2019 Critics’ Choice Awards: ‘Roma,’ ‘The Americans,’ ‘Mrs. Maisel’ Earn Top Prizes, Lady Gaga and Glenn Close Tie for Best Actress

Rotten Tomatometers and Metacritic aggregation can only show a sliver of what critics think about films, but the Critics Choice Awards is the definitive proof. The Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Association bestowed their annual Critics’ Choice Awards to the best in movies and TV over the past year, awarding a few festival and awards circuit favorites while mostly passing over The Favourite, despite the Yorgos Lanthimos film’s 14 nods — the most of any f...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Movies, Nbc, Mahershala Ali, Mexico, Awards, Atlanta, Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, Bradley Cooper, Ethan Hawke, Alfonso Cuarón, Emma Stone, Oscars, Christian Bale


Christian Bale's 'Vice' transformation

Christian Bale's transformation into Dick Cheney centered around fake teeth, packing on 40 pounds, and working his neck muscles. Bale plays the former U.S. vice president in writer-director Adam McKay's satirical comedy "Vice." Amy Adams plays Lynne Cheney. (Jan. 11)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Christian Bale, Bale, Amy Adams, Dick Cheney, Adam Mckay, U S, Lynne Cheney


Adam McKay Details Another ‘Vice’ Deleted Scene Featuring Young Dick Cheney

Vice just hit theaters before the end of 2018, and with awards season in full swing, we’ve got at least two or three months until the movie arrives on home video. But when it does, it will feature a couple of key scenes that didn’t make the final cut. Director Adam McKay has already talked about a certain musical sequence that would have added to the satirical meta nature of the movie, but it turns out Vice almost had a flashback sequence featuring a young Dick Cheney and future wife Lynne Vinc...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Drama, Christian-Bale, Steve Carell, Amy-Adams, Vice, Dick Cheney, True Story, Dick, Political, Adam-McKay, McKay, Donald Rumsfeld, Lynne, Annapurna Pictures


Updates From the World of Alien, Marvel's Plans for Silver Surfer, and More

Karen Gillan could be leading her own assassin movie universe. Adam McKay says he’s talked to Marvel about bringing the Silver Surfer to the big screen. A few more Toho classics could appear in a potential Godzilla 3. Plus. Chris Pine teases Steve Trevor’s demeanor in Wonder Woman 1984 and what’s to come on The Flash.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Evil, Gotham, Toho, Alien, What We Do In The Shadows, The Flash, Arrow, Adam Mckay, Legion, Chris Pine, Silver Surfer, Karen Gillan, Steve Trevor, The Hunt, The Punisher


2019 Director’s Guild of America Awards Give Bradley Cooper and Adam McKay Double Nominations

The Director’s Guild of America has chimed in with their nominations for their annual awards honoring the finest achievements in directing in film and television for the year 2018. Much like his nomination for the American Society of Cinematographers Awards, it should come as no surprise that Roma director Alfonso Cuarón ended up with a nomination, especially after winning Best Director at the Golden Globes last weekend. But how did the other four nominations shake out? Find out all of the 2019...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Awards, Bradley Cooper, Alfonso-Cuaron, Vice, Roma, Adam-McKay, Cooper, Riley, DGA, Amy Sherman Palladino, Peter Farrelly, Bo Burnham, American Society of Cinematographers Awards, Green Book


Directors Guild Nominees Include Bradley Cooper, Alfonso Cuaron

The Directors Guild of America has nominated Alfonso Cuaron for “Roma,” Bradley Cooper for “A Star Is Born,” Spike Lee for “BlacKkKlansman,” Adam McKay for “Vice,” and Peter Farrelly for “Green Book” for its top feature film award. Cooper also received a DGA nomination for its first-time director award on Tuesday, along with Bo Burnham […]
Tags: News, Awards, Bradley Cooper, Alfonso Cuarón, Spike Lee, Directors Guild Of America, Adam Mckay, Cooper, DGA, Peter Farrelly, Bo Burnham, Directors Guild Awards, Directors Guild, Bradley Cooper Alfonso Cuaron, Roma Bradley Cooper


2019 WGA Award Nominees Include ‘Black Panther’, ‘Eighth Grade,’ ‘A Quiet Place’, and More

Green Book won the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay at last night’s awards show, and that particular train seems like it’s going to continue chugging all the way to the Oscars. Peter Farrelly’s film starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen is one of several 2019 WGA Award nominees, joining films like A Quiet Place, Roma, Eighth Grade, and Vice as contenders for the Writers Guild trophy. Read all of the nominees below, including the films that were nominated for best documentary screenplay an...
Tags: Movies, Mahershala Ali, New York City, Awards, Los Angeles, Netflix, Bradley Cooper, Alfonso Cuarón, Gabe Polsky, Ubisoft, Warner Bros, Viggo Mortensen, Stan Lee, Marvel Comics, Vice, Roma


Writers Guild Awards Nominees Include ‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Green Book,’ ‘Roma’

Alfonso Cuaron’s script for “Roma” has landed a Writers Guild of America nomination for original screenplay along with Adam McKay’s “Vice,” Bo Burnham’s “Eighth Grade,” Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, and John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place,” and Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, and Brian Currie’s “Green Book.” Adapted screenplay nominations went to Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert […]
Tags: News, Awards, America, Alfonso Cuarón, Ryan Coogler, Roma, John Krasinski, Adam Mckay, Writers Guild, Scott Beck, Bo Burnham, Writers Guild Awards, Green Book, A Star is Born, Joe Robert, Brian Currie


Ethan Anderton’s Top 10 Movies of 2018

While most of 2018 has brought pure madness around the world, we can take solace in the fact that this year also brought us plenty of great movies. Though I’ll admit that I didn’t see nearly as many as I wanted, I still found myself wowed over and over again by a wide variety of cinema, from some of the year’s biggest blockbusters to the most beautiful, elegant dramas. So without further adieu, let’s get into my Top 10 Films of 2018. Before we begin, I’d like to call attention to a handful of...
Tags: Movies, America, Brooklyn, Paris, Mexico City, Alfonso Cuarón, New Zealand, Christian Bale, Spike Lee, Ron Burgundy, Tom Cruise, Kashmir, Vice, George W Bush, Roma, Dick Cheney


Music Scores Big Wins At Golden Globes 2019

Music related films scored big wins at last night's 76th Golden Globe Awards. “Bohemian Rhapsody” was the surprise winner for Best Drama and "Green Book" the winner of Best Film Comedy/Musical.  Rami Malek best actor for “Bohemian Rhapsody" and Glenn Close won best actress for “The Wife. ”Lady Gaga won for co-writing the "Star Is Born" title track "Shallow." BEST ACTOR IN A TV SERIES – MUSICAL/COMEDY Sacha Baron Cohen, “Who Is America?” Jim Carrey, “Kidding” Michael Douglas, ...
Tags: Amazon, Music, Hbo, Benedict Cumberbatch, Nbc, Mahershala Ali, America, Julia Roberts, Netflix, Nicole Kidman, Bradley Cooper, Alfonso Cuarón, Showtime, Emma Stone, Jim Carrey, Lady Gaga


The Morning Watch: Golden Globes Edition: Opening Monologue, Jeff Bridges Lifetime Achievement Speech & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, we take a look at some of the highlights from last night’s 76th annual Golden Globes, honoring achievements in film and television from the year 2018. Watch Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh‘s opening monologue whe...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Awards, Christian-Bale, Bryan Singer, Golden Globes, Jeff-Bridges, Vice, Adam Mckay, If Beale Street Could Talk, Chris Pine, Sandra, Andy-Samberg, Regina King, Peter Farrelly, Video Of The Day


7 things people are talking about after the Golden Globes on Sunday

If you had Glenn Close winning best actress for a dramatic movie in your Golden Globes pool on Sunday step forward. Now step back and sit down because you’re lying — not even Glen Close thought her admittedly excellent work in “The Wife” would beat the likes of Lady Gaga in “A Star Is Born” or Melissa McCarthy in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” The night’s other drama categories went to the Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” and star Rami Malek for his portrayal of frontman Freddie Mercury. However, we...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Hollywood, Movies, Mahershala Ali, Sport, Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Carol Burnett, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Close, Bridges, Mitch McConnell, Sue


Christian Bale’s British Accent Shocked Everyone at the 2019 Golden Globes

Christian Bale, who is well known for playing a number of iconic American characters, shocked viewers all over at the 76th annual Golden Globes when he delivered a speech in his real-life British accent. The Welsh-born Bale accepted the Best Actor award at the Golden Globes for his role as Dick Cheney in Adam McKay’s…
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Awards, Christian Bale, Golden Globes, Dick Cheney, Adam Mckay


2019 Golden Globe Winners: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘Green Book’ Win Big

The 76th annual Golden Globe Awards aired last night, and hosts Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh kicked off the festivities live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. We have a full list of all the winners as they were announced live last night. So check out all the 2019 Golden Globe winners below. When I learned that the Golden Globe winners are chosen by less than 100 people, the awards show lost any sense of credibility it once held for me. But I put my personal feelings about the show aside and inste...
Tags: Movies, Awards, America, Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Jim Carrey, Rosamund Pike, Golden Globes, Kristen Bell, Penélope Cruz, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw, Patricia Clarkson, Sacha Baron Cohen, Michael Douglas, Adam Mckay


Golden Globes 2019: See All the Winners — Updating Live

The 76th annual Golden Globe Awards have kicked off, bringing together Hollywood’s biggest stars of film and TV to recognize the past year’s achievements. Among the contenders for awards at the 2019 Golden Globes are Adam McKay’s Vice, which is leading the movie categories with six nominations, Black Panther, A Star Is Born, Sharp Objects,…
Tags: Hollywood, News, Uncategorized, Awards, Adam Mckay


Golden Globes 2019: See All the Winners

The 76th annual Golden Globe Awards have kicked off, bringing together Hollywood’s biggest stars of film and TV to recognize the past year’s achievements. Among the contenders for awards at the 2019 Golden Globes are Adam McKay’s Vice, which is leading the movie categories with six nominations, Black Panther, A Star Is Born, Sharp Objects,…
Tags: Hollywood, News, Uncategorized, Awards, Adam Mckay


2019 Golden Globe Winners: Live Blog

The 76th annual Golden Globe Awards are underway, and hosts Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh have kicked off the festivities live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. We’ll be updating this piece with all of the winners as they’re announced throughout the night, so follow along with us as we keep track of all the 2019 Golden Globe winners below. When I learned that the Golden Globe winners are chosen by less than 100 people, the awards show lost any sense of credibility it once held for me. But I’m goin...
Tags: Movies, Awards, America, Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Jim Carrey, Rosamund Pike, Golden Globes, Kristen Bell, Penélope Cruz, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw, Patricia Clarkson, Sacha Baron Cohen, Michael Douglas, Adam Mckay


The 2019 Golden Globes Winners List

The 2019 Golden Globe Winners list revealed! The 76th annual Golden Globe Awards will kick-off soon on NBC with co-hosts Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg, and we’ll be keeping track of all the winners. Check back here as we’ll be updating the list below as they’re announced! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { v...
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Aquaman Becomes the Highest Grossing DCEU Movie After Third #1 Weekend

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Aquaman becomes highest grossing DCEU movie after third #1 weekend Warner Bros.’ Aquaman held onto the #1 spot at the domestic box office for the third weekend in a row. The latest chapter in the DCEU brought in $30.7 million for the weekend, giving it a domestic total of $259.7 million. Internationally the film brought in $56.2 million over the weekend giving it an international total of $681 million and giving it a global total of $940.7 million. Though it’s only the fif...
Tags: Movies, US, Nicole Kidman, Justin Theroux, Clint Eastwood, American Sniper, Rob Marshall, Box Office, Batman, Warner Bros, Julie Walters, Jason Momoa, Hailee Steinfeld, Colin Firth, Escape Room, Adam Mckay


Fresh Air Weekend: 'Vice' Filmmaker Adam McKay; Driverless Cars

McKay's new film centers on Dick Cheney. Lloyd Schwartz reviews Roger Water's recording of Igor Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale. Former NYC traffic commissioner Sam Schwartz discusses driverless cars.(Image credit: Greig Fraser/Annapurna Pictures)
Tags: News, Adam Mckay, McKay, Igor Stravinsky, Roger Water, Sam Schwartz, Dick Cheney Lloyd Schwartz


AK Monthly Recap: December 2018

And just like that, 2018 is over. December was a nice way to end it, though. I spent most of my time in New York with a few quickie trips to Texas and Massachusetts via Connecticut, and longer time in Mass over Christmas. Each year, I try to crank out my final posts of the year early so I can relax — and I’m glad I pulled it off this year. And every year I stay off business email between Christmas Eve and New Year’s. (Though I did get one urgent press request on December 24 with a due date of D...
Tags: New York, Texas, Featured, Nbc, Mississippi, Australia, California, Mexico, Massachusetts, Alabama, Blog, Atlanta, Netflix, Harvard, New Hampshire, Connecticut


The 13 Funniest Movies of 2018: Sex, Death, Racism, Drugs, and Superpowers

Every awards season, there are a lot of comedies that get swept under the rug simply because they’re trying to make people laugh. Most comedies aren’t “good enough” to be considered for Oscars, and even the Golden Globes ignore many of the real comedies in favor of movies pretending to be comedies, like The Martian or Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. This past year brought us a wide array of comedies, but rather than merely classifying them as your average comedy, we wanted to just count down The 1...
Tags: England, Comedy, Movies, Washington, America, Washington Dc, Anna Kendrick, Armando Iannucci, Spike Lee, Paul Feig, Thor, Yemen, Joseph Stalin, George W Bush, Adam Driver, Dick Cheney


'Vice' Traces Dick Cheney's Ascent From Yale Dropout To Political Power Player

"He's always kind of just been in the background," filmmaker Adam McKay says of the former vice president. "So I had to bring him to the foreground."(Image credit: Greig Fraser/Annapurna Pictures)
Tags: News, Dick Cheney, Adam Mckay, Yale Dropout To Political Power Player


‘Vice’ Editor on Why It Was ‘One of the Toughest Movies’ He’s Ever Worked on

Hank Corwin has worked with some of film’s most iconic directors — Robert Redford, Oliver Stone, Barry Levinson and Terrence Malick. He’s frequently edited earnest dramas, like Stone’s “Nixon” and Malick’s “The Tree of Life.” But his two latest feature outings — Adam McKay’s “The Big Short,” released in 2015, and the Dick Cheney biopic “Vice,” […]
Tags: Artisans, Production, Oliver Stone, Vice, Dick Cheney, Terrence Malick, Robert Redford, Adam Mckay, Nixon, Stone, Malick, Hank Corwin, Robert Redford Oliver Stone Barry Levinson


#AwardsSoMale: Why Nominations Need to Recognize More Women Directors in 2019 (Column)

In the 90-year history of the Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has failed to nominate even a single woman in the best director category 85 times. The Academy is not alone. The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. has excluded women from this category in 69 of its 76 years of awarding Golden […]
Tags: Opinion, Alfonso Cuarón, Oscars, Columns, Adam Mckay, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Damien Chazelle, The Academy, Hollywood Foreign Press Assn, Karyn Kusama, Lynne Ramsay, Chloe Zhao


Listen: ‘Vice’ Director Adam McKay Says Power is ‘the Biggest Drug There Is’

PLAYBACK is a Variety / iHeartRadio podcast bringing you conversations with the talents behind many of today’s hottest films. New episodes air every Thursday. Adam McKay’s “Vice” hit theaters over the holidays and was met with a strikingly mixed reaction. Some consider it one of the year’s best films. Others outright declared it the worst. […]
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‘Vice’ Director Adam McKay on His Meticulously Made Biopic and How He Thinks Dick Cheney Would React to the Film [Interview]

Too many biopics fall prey to hero worship. In trying to celebrate someone’s life, many biographical films end up lacking humanity, nuance, and, more often than not, hard truths. It plagues bio films, especially the agreeable kind that score all the Oscars. But in the case of Adam McKay‘s Vice, he didn’t make the average biopic. He’s certainly not looking up to Dick Cheney, the former Vice President, but looking down on him with a big ‘ol unforgiving microscope. The drama is an epic that moves ...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Dwayne Johnson, Washington, Iraq, Reagan, Features, David O Russell, Christian-Bale, Casper, Vice, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Cheney, Adam-McKay, Amy