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The 10 Most Disturbing Movie Scenes of 2018

We’re nearly a month into the new year, but before we let 2019 rejuvenate our motivations, why not take one last stroll down 2018’s memory lane?  More appropriately, the thorn-lined backroad of memory lane where there is no light – only torment and pain. Fun! Let’s face the darkness from 2018’s cinematic slate as a means of pushing forward. Movie moments that “went there” or invaded our nightmares. These won’t all be horror movie references, mind you. Oscar hopefuls and genre demons both pr...
Tags: Movies, Washington, Senate, America, Features, United States, Andy Serkis, Spike Lee, Bale, Charlottesville, Adam Driver, Santa Fe, Natalie Portman, Dick Cheney, Cheney, Rudyard Kipling

Netflix, Sandra Bullock and Chris McKay Team Up for Reborn

Netflix, Sandra Bullock and Chris McKay team up for Reborn Deadline reports that Netflix and Sandra Bullock (Bird Box) are teaming up again for an adaptation of the hit Millarworld comic book series Reborn. The Lego Batman Movie director Chris McKay is set to helm the project. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { ...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Manhattan, Sandra Bullock, Jesus, Jupiter, Chris Mckay, Steven, Kingsman, McKay, Bullock, Daniel Brühl, Millar, Huck, Millarworld, Sharkey

Cardiff’s Emiliano Sala used Willie McKay’s Piper PA-46 Malibu aircraft

Cardiff City & Emiliano Sala On Wednesday lunchtime there’s still no sign of the plane which went missing with Cardiff City’s Emiliano Sala. On Tuesday it was confirmed that Sala’s plane disappeared over the English Channel as the Argentine striker was flying from Nantes to Wales. Rescue and emergency services have being trying to locate the missing Piper PA-46 Malibu aircraft, however nothing’s yet been found. Willie McKay’s Piper PA-46 Malibu aircraft According to the Times, the aircraft us...
Tags: France, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester United, Cardiff City, Cardiff, Times, Malibu, Ivan Perisic, Nantes, Suffolk, Piper, McKay, Emiliano Sala, Sala

This year’s Oscar nominations indicate what has changed in Hollywood, and what hasn’t

Did the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences solve any of its numerous problems with Tuesday’s announcement of its 91st Oscar nominees? Yes, in some ways; maybe or maybe not, in others. Foremost this year, the Best Picture (voted on by all academy members) and different branch (selected by voters from their particular job categories) nominees indicate that recent efforts to diversify and broaden the group have had their strongest impact on the Oscar field yet. The Mexican art film “Roma” ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Mahershala Ali, Abc, Mexico, Ben Affleck, Disney, America, Sport, Ap, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Annapurna, Bradley Cooper, Ethan Hawke

2019 Oscar nominations: ‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite’ lead with 10 nods, but ‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Star Is Born,’ are in the mix

By JAKE COYLE | AP Film Writer NEW YORK — Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” led all films with 10 nominations each to the 91st Academy Awards, while Netflix and Marvel each scored their first best picture nomination. The nominees for best picture are: “A Star Is Born,” ”Roma,” ”Green Book,” ”The Favourite,” ”Black Panther,” ”BlacKkKlansman,” ”Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Vice.” With “Roma,” Netflix has scored its first best picture nomination, something the streaming giant...
Tags: New York, Movies, News, Mahershala Ali, Marvel, Disney, Awards, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Annapurna, Bradley Cooper, Alfonso Cuarón

2019 Oscar nominations: ‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite’ lead; ‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Star Is Born,’ are in the mix

By JAKE COYLE | AP Film Writer NEW YORK — Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” with a leading 10 nominations to the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but contentious Hollywood forces — Netflix and Marvel — each scored their first best picture nomination. Though many expected “A Star Is Born,” Bradley Cooper’s tear-inducing revival of one of Hollywood’s most oft-remade show-business myths, to top nominations, Cooper was surprisingly ...
Tags: Japan, New York, Hollywood, Movies, News, Mahershala Ali, Mexico, Germany, Disney, Awards, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer

3 Chicago Cops Acquitted Of Laquan McDonald Shooting Cover-Up

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Thursday acquitted three Chicago police officers of trying to cover up the 2014 police shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald to try to protect another officer who pulled the trigger. After a trial that was watched closely by law enforcement and critics of the department that has long had a reputation for condoning police brutality and misconduct, Cook County Judge Domenica Stephenson acquitted former Officer Joseph Walsh, former Detective David March and Officer ...
Tags: News, Ap, Chicago, Laquan Mcdonald, Walsh, Holmes, McDonald, Stephenson, McKay, Jason Van Dyke, Van Dyke, Gaffney, Joseph Walsh, Domenica Stephenson, Patricia Brown Holmes, Thomas Gaffney

Anatomy of a Scene: How Christian Bale Uses Silence to Speak Volumes in ‘Vice’

The writer-director Adam McKay discusses a quiet scene from his film that changes the course of history.
Tags: Movies, News, Christian, Bale, Cheney, Dick, Adam Mckay, Amy, Adams, Adam, McKay, Vice (Movie

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

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

The Carpetbagger: Who Will Be Nominated for Best Director?

Your Carpetbagger weighs the odds of 11 directors, including veterans like Spike Lee and would-be first-timers like Bo Burnham.
Tags: Movies, News, Spike Lee, Barry, Peter, Damien, Bradley, Lee, PAUL, Cooper, Ryan, Spike, Adam, McKay, Jenkins, Coogler

‘Aquaman’ Swims to the Top of the Weekend Box Office For the Second Week

The final weekend of 2018 came and went, and Aquaman continued to sit at the top of the box office. January tends to be a dumping ground for studios, so it’s unlikely that James Wan’s submerged superhero will be washed away anytime soon – unless audiences really get a craving for Escape Room. The rest of the weekend box office remained predictable: Mary Poppins Returns held on at second, and Bumblebee is stuck at third.  Christmas is usually a big time for movies, but the holiday is gone, and...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, Annapurna, Clint Eastwood, Watson, Justice League, Box Office, Warner Bros, Keanu Reeves, Dick Cheney, Aquaman, Warner Brothers, Adam Mckay, Holmes, McKay, Mary Poppins

'Vice', Dick Cheney, and the Satisfaction of the Deed Itself

None The crucial moment in Vice, Adam McKay's furiously funny mock biopic about the rise of Dick Cheney, doesn't come when, as Vice President just after 9/11, he makes a naked power grab and shifts the country onto a war footing. It's not when he calls his wife Lynne from a cubicle in the Gerald Ford White House and says, "We did it." It happens back in Wyoming in the early '60s. Cheney is going nowhere fast after drinking after another drunk night that saw him tossed in the slammer, Dick—a he...
Tags: Music, Politics, Comedy, Review, Drama, White House, Iraq, Wyoming, Biography, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Satire, Shakespeare, Amy Adams, Will Ferrell, Vice

Vice Review

Rating: BEGIN SLIDESHOW 7.5 out of 10 Cast: Christian Bale as President Dick Cheney Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld Sam Rockwell as George W. Bush Alison Pill as Mary Cheney Jesse Plemons as Narrator Lily Rabe as Liz Cheney Tyler Perry as Colin Powell Justin Kirk as Scooter Libby LisaGay Hamilton as Condoleezza Rice Shea Whigham as Wayne Vincent Eddie Marsan as Paul Wolfowitz Bill Pullman as Nelson Rockefeller Adam Bartley as Frank Luntz Kirk Bovill as Henry Kiss...
Tags: Movies, California, White House, Iraq, Movie Reviews, United States, Christian Bale, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Cheney, Karl Rove, Dick, Frank Luntz, Adam Mckay, Bush, Nixon

Marvel Asked Adam McKay to Direct ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’

Marvel still hasn’t found a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 director to take over for James Gunn, but they’ve approached a few people. One of those people was Adam McKay, director of Anchorman and the upcoming Vice. McKay has some Marvel experience – he worked on the script for Ant-Man, and has now confirmed he was up to direct Inhumans before it became a TV series. But it doesn’t seem like he’ll be taking over the Guardians franchise anytime soon. As I’m sure you know by now, James Gunn was ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Sequels, Guardians Of The Galaxy, James Gunn, Dick Cheney, Marvel Studios, Adam-McKay, McKay, Gunn, Taika Waititi, Kevin Feige, Comic Book/Superhero, Galaxy Vol, Feige, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3

Adam McKay Explains Why He Cut an ‘Incredible’ Musical Number from Vice

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Adam McKay explains why he cut an “incredible” musical number from Vice Speaking in an interview with Variety. director Adam McKay revealed that his biopic on the former vice president Dick Cheney once included a pretty out there sequence…specifically a musical number. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(f...
Tags: Movies, Washington, Nelson Rockefeller, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Vice, Biopic, Bill Pullman, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Cheney, Hamilton, Alabama Shakes, Adam Mckay, Nicholas Britell, Adams

‘Vice’ Originally Had a Musical Number, But Paul Thomas Anderson Convinced Adam McKay to Cut It

It’s hard to picture Dick Cheney bursting into song, but it almost happened in Adam McKay‘s Vice. McKay’s dark comedy biopic about the former Vice President makes a wide variety of stylistic choices to tell its tale, and at one point, one of those flourishes involved a full-blown musical number. In the end, though, director Paul Thomas Anderson convinced McKay to leave it on the cutting room floor. More on the deleted Vice musical number below. Just as he did with The Big Short, director Ada...
Tags: Movies, Washington, Wyoming, New York Times, David O Russell, Paul Thomas Anderson, Steve-Carell, Musical, Vice, Dick Cheney, Cheney, True Story, Hamilton, Anderson, Alabama Shakes, Adam-McKay

‘Vice’ Review: Adam McKay Paints a Scathing Portrait of Dick Cheney in One of the Best Movies of the Year

Adam McKay‘s Vice is a funny, infuriating look at the life, times and alleged crimes of Dick Cheney, former Vice President of the United States. As played brilliantly by a nearly unrecognizable Christian Bale, Cheney is presented as the dark force that drove modern American politics into the ground, essentially creating the nightmare we’re stuck in today. This is an unsubtle, difficult, often depressing film. It’s also one of the year’s best. Who is Dick Cheney? Former Member of the U.S. Hou...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Supreme Court, Drama, Washington, Iraq, America, Features, Movie Reviews, Gop, United States, Ronald Reagan, Oliver Stone, Fox News, Christian-Bale, Halliburton

‘Vice’ Review: Dick Cheney and the Negative Great Man Theory of History

The star of “The Dark Knight” and the director of “Anchorman” join forces to make a real-life supervillain biopic.
Tags: Movies, News, Christian, Bale, Sam, Dick Cheney, Steve, Amy, Adams, Jesse, Adam, McKay, Carell, Rockwell, Plemons, Vice (Movie

‘The LEGO Batman Movie 2’ is Happening, Says Director Chris McKay

Did anyone else assume that a sequel to 2017’s The LEGO Batman Movie had already been announced? I could have sworn that Warner Animation Group had given a sequel the go-ahead, but it turns out that no announcement ever came through official channels – that is, until director Chris McKay revealed on Twitter that he’s working on The LEGO Batman Movie 2 “right now.” We are working on that rn actually! In the meantime LEGO Batman is all over LEGO 2 coming in February. — Chris McKay (@buddboett...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Lego, Animation, Sequels, Channing Tatum, Batman, Chris Mckay, Warner Brothers, McKay, Lego Batman, Arnett, Action/Adventure, Family Films, The Lego Batman Movie, Warner Animation Group

Dick Cheney Biopic ‘Vice’ Tops All Golden Globe Contenders

NEW YORK (AP) — Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney biopic “Vice” seized control of the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards with a leading six nominations, narrowly edging Bradley Cooper’s tear-jerking revival “A Star Is Born,” the interracial road-trip drama “Green Book” and the period romp “The Favourite.” “Vice” topped all contenders Thursday, in nominations announced at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, including best picture, comedy and best actor nominations for Christian Bale’s ne...
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Director Chris McKay Teases LEGO Batman Sequel Is In the Works

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Director Chris McKay teases LEGO Batman sequel is in the works While the future of live-action Batman movies is uncertain, the LEGO Batman franchise is still going strong. Yesterday on Twitter, The LEGO Batman Movie director Chris McKay confirmed that they are working on a sequel to the 2017 animated film. Though that could be a ways off still, McKay also assured that LEGO Batman himself will be “all over” The LEGO Movie 2, which hits theaters this February. ...
Tags: Movies, Youtube, Lego, Nick Offerman, Batman, Phil Lord, Chris Pratt, Chris Mckay, Lucy, Miller, McKay, Michelle Morgan, Lego Movie, Christopher Miller, Alison Brie, Lego Batman

NFL considering changes to punt plays

The NFL is considering changes to punt plays for 2019, with the competition committee using crowdsourced suggestions in its deliberations. “This is a play we think is ready and ripe to be modernized,” Falcons president Rich McKay, the chairman of the league’s competition committee, said during a conference call with reporters, via Mark Maske of the Washington Post. Now, it is considering changes to the punt for both player safety and competitive purposes, with McKay citing the high rate of penal...
Tags: News, NFL, McKay, Falcons, Rich McKay, Washington Post Now, Mark Maske

The Ten Best Roles of Tina Fey’s Career

The Ten Best Tina Fey Roles Tina Fey might just be the smartest and funniest woman in Hollywood.  She cut her teeth in comedy in the legendary Second City in Chicago. As luck would have it, her friend Adam McKay was hired as a writer by Saturday Night Live.  Soon thereafter, McKay convinced Fey to send in some sample sketches. Lorne Michaels was floored and immediately hired her. Eventually, Tina Fey would become the first female head writer in the show’s history.   ...
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Christian Bale’s ‘Vice’ Research Saved Director Adam McKay From a Heart Attack

Some filmmakers only metaphorically put their heart and soul into their work. When making Vice, Adam McKay did it literally. McKay recently revealed that after shooting the biopic based on the life of former Vice President and all-around monster Dick Cheney, he suffered a heart attack. Besides being potentially tragic, McKay’s heart attack was darkly ironic, due to the fact that Cheney’s many, many heart attacks are chronicled in the movie. But those very heart attacks may have helped save McKa...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Christian-Bale, Bale, Vice, Dick Cheney, Cheney, True Story, Adam-McKay, McKay, Deadline McKay

Jaz McKay returns to radio

In January 2018, Jaz McKay came under intense backlash after posting a Facebook Live video (that was later deleted) showing him making racial slurs aimed at Spanish music radio stations locally.In the video he appears to call on his supporters to only listen to English radio stations. This is not the first time he's gotten into trouble. In June of 2017, McKay's CCW permit was suspended for comments he made on Facebook about gun violence.Since the most recent incident, McKay has not appea...
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Jaz McKay returns to radio after being fired

In January 2018, Jaz McKay came under intense backlash after posting a Facebook Live video (that was later deleted) showing him making racial slurs aimed at Spanish music radio stations locally.In the video he appears to call on his supporters to only listen to English radio stations. This is not the first time he's gotten into trouble. In June of 2017, McKay's CCW permit was suspended for comments he made on Facebook about gun violence.Since the most recent incident, McKay has not appea...
Tags: Facebook, Local News, McKay, Jaz McKay, KERN Radio

Op-Ed Columnist: Who’s the Real American Psycho?

Trump’s bad, but don’t beatify the other malefactors.
Tags: News, Christian, Bale, Cheney, Dick, Trump, Adam, McKay, Halliburton Company, Iraq War (2003-11, Ed Columnist, Vice (Movie

‘Jonny Quest’ Movie Recruits ‘LEGO Batman Movie’ Director Chris McKay

  Jonny Quest is coming to the big screen from Warner Bros. and LEGO Batman Movie director Chris McKay. Robert Rodriguez was originally attached to helm the adaptation of the 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoon, but now it’s in McKay’s hands. Earlier versions of the script were described as “Indiana Jones meets James Bond with a PG-13 rating,” but that might have changed. More on the Jonny Quest movie below. The Wrap has the news regarding Chris McKay directing the Jonny Quest movie. Like the animat...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, James Bond, Zac Efron, Warner Bros, Chris Mckay, Indiana Jones, Robert Rodriguez, Warner Brothers, Jonny, McKay, Fred Dekker, Rodriguez, Dwayne The Rock Johnson, Jason Bourne, Bannon

Chris McKay to Direct Jonny Quest for Warner Bros.

Chris McKay to direct Jonny Quest for Warner Bros. The Lego Batman Movie director Chris McKay will be reteaming with Warner Bros. on a long-awaited live-action adaptation of the classic Hanna Barbera animated adventure series Jonny Quest, according to The Wrap. RELATED: The LEGO Movie Heroes and LEGO Batman Star in a New Airline Safety Video An adaptation of the series has been in the works for years now, with Spy Kids‘ Robert Rodriguez originally set to direct the project back in 2015 an...
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