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The Morning Watch: How ‘Frasier’ Inspired M. Night Shyamalan, ‘Vice’ Anatomy of a Scene & 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, director Adam McKay breaks down a key scene from his satirical Dick Cheney biopic Vice. Plus, M. Night Shyamalan reveals how the NBC sitcom Frasier surprisingly inspired his own films, and Saturday Night Liv...
Tags: Movies, Nbc, Stephen Colbert, Vice, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Leslie Jones, Adam-McKay, Maisel, Frasier, M.-Night-Shyamalan, Video Of The Day, Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Morning Watch


Viceland Will Relaunch Primetime With Nightly Live Two-Hour Variety Show (EXCLUSIVE)

F–k it, Viceland is doing it live. The cable network will revamp its primetime lineup next month to launch a nightly two-hour live show that will serve as a showcase of sorts for all things Vice. “Vice Live” will air Mondays through Thursdays from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET, starting Feb. 25, and reps […]
Tags: News, Vice, Viceland, Guy Slattery, Vice Live


Berlin Adds ‘Vice,’ New Films by Zhang Yimou and Andre Techine to Official Lineup

Five new titles, including the latest films from Zhang Yimou and Andre Techine, have joined the official selection of this year’s Berlin Film Festival. Adam McKay’s “Vice” has also been added, but will screen out of competition. “Vice” has already won a Golden Globe for star Christian Bale’s portrayal of former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney […]
Tags: News, Berlin, Global, Festivals, Christian Bale, Berlin Film Festival, Vice, Dick Cheney, Adam Mckay, Golden Globe, Andre Techine, Zhang Yimou


An Oscar Season of Anger

The furor that has flared around virtually every major Oscar rival this year has turned the ongoing awards season into a particularly ugly one. As the proceedings continue to devolve into a fit of collective rage aimed at any and all, it’s worth a recap. Just before the season kicked off at the Venice and […]
Tags: Awards, Oscars, Venice, Academy Awards, Columns, Vice, Roma, In Contention, Green Book, Bohemian Rhapsody


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


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


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


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


Vice Media Staffers Ratify Four Writers Guild Contracts

Staffers at Vice Media have ratified four master contracts with management covering 200 staffers represented by the Writers Guild of America. The deals cover staffs at Vice Editorial, Vice News, Viceland, and Vice Digital, representing the company’s reach across multiple platforms including nightly television news, weekly documentaries, nonfiction TV series and real-time digital news, both […]
Tags: News, Writers Guild Of America, Vice, Writers Guild of America East


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


Christian Bale Thanks Satan in Globes Speech for Inspiring His Role as Dick Cheney

Christian Bale had one unconventional figure to thank in his acceptance speech after winning best actor in a comedy or musical for “Vice” at Sunday night’s Golden Globes. “Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration for playing this role,” he said about his character of Dick Cheney in the political satire. The actor, who scored his second Golden […]
Tags: News, Awards, Christian Bale, Golden Globes, Vice, Dick Cheney


‘Deadpool 2,’ ‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Vice’ Among 2019 Artios Awards Film Nominees

“A Star Is Born,” “Mary Poppins Returns,” “Vice,” “The Hate U Give,” and “Deadpool 2” are among the films nominated for the 34th annual Artios Awards from the Casting Society of America. Simultaneous ceremonies will take place on both coasts on Thursday, Jan. 31, with the Los Angeles awards being held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Actress June […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Deadpool, Vice, Beverly Hilton Hotel, Mary Poppins, Deadpool 2, A Star is Born, Artios Awards, Casting Society of America Simultaneous


‘Black Panther’, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’, ‘Roma’, and More Earn PGA Award Nominations for Best Picture

Since 2010, the movie that won the Producers Guild of America award for best picture also went on to win Best Picture at the Oscars six out of eight times. (Only La La Land, The Big Short, and Gravity didn’t take home the top statue at both ceremonies; Gravity shared the PGA prize with eventual Oscar champ 12 Years a Slave in 2013.) That impressive prediction percentage means that folks who care about award season are very interested in which film takes home the PGA prize this year. The PGA Awa...
Tags: Movies, Awards, America, Beverly Hills, Vice, Roma, Screen Actors Guild, John Krasinski, Seuss, Producers Guild, Green Book, Black-Panther, A Star is Born, Crazy Rich Asians, The Favourite, A Quiet Place


Producers Guild Awards Nominees Include ‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Vice’

“BlacKkKlansman,” “Black Panther,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” “The Favourite,” “Green Book,” “A Quiet Place,” “Roma,” “A Star Is Born,” and “Vice” have been nominated for the Producers Guild’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award as the top feature film of 2018. Awards contenders “Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” “Eighth Grade,” “First Man,” “First Reformed,” and “If […]
Tags: News, Awards, Vice, Roma, Black Panther, Darryl F Zanuck, Producers Guild, A Star is Born


‘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


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. […]
Tags: Podcasts, Awards, Vice, In Contention, Adam Mckay, Playback, Playback with Kris Tapley


Film News Roundup: ‘Vice’ Wins Best Picture Award at Capri Film Festival

In today’s film news roundup, “Vice” wins in Capri, Ninet Tayeb is starring in “Tell Me Why I Don’t Like Mondays,” and Chen Kaige’s “Legend of the Demon Cat” gets U.S. distribution. CAPRI AWARDS “Vice” has won four awards at the Capri-Hollywood International Film Festival, including best picture, best supporting actress for Amy Adams, and […]
Tags: News, Amy Adams, Vice, Chen Kaige, Capri Ninet Tayeb, Capri Hollywood International Film Festival


‘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


Royals, rogues and Rudolf Nureyev: the best films of 2019

Christian Bale plays Dick Cheney, Nicole Kidman goes undercover, Olivia Colman is Queen Anne and Timothée Chalamet gets addicted to methDir: Yorgos LanthimosOlivia Colman excels as an emotionally wounded Queen Anne in a bizarre black comedy of the English Restoration court, directed by the Greek auteur Yorgos Lanthimos. It is based on the true story of two noblewomen creating a horribly dysfunctional love triangle by competing for the queen’s favours: Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, and Abigail, ...
Tags: UK, Comedy, Keira Knightley, Film, Culture, Nicole Kidman, Clint Eastwood, Film adaptations, Emma Stone, Biopics, World cinema, Christian Bale, Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Vice


‘Aquaman,’ ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Power Year-End North American Box Office

Powerful holdovers “Aquaman” and “Mary Poppins Returns” are leading the way as the 2018 domestic box office finishes the year on a record-setting note. “Aquaman” will repeat as the winner of the final weekend of the year with about $52 million at 4,125 North American sites, according to Saturday estimates. That’s a smallish decline of […]
Tags: News, Box Office, The Mule, Vice, Aquaman, Mary Poppins, Bumblebee, Mary Poppins Returns, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse


Christian Bale’s Shirtless Dick Cheney Was Cut From ‘Vice’ — Here’s Why (Video)

It’s not uncommon to talk about body transformation when you talk about the work of Christian Bale, from his obsessive workout regimen in “American Psycho” to his near-emaciation in “The Machinist.” His 60 lb. weight gain to play Dick Cheney in “Vice,” however, has inspired many a headline as we watched a former Batman shape-shift. […]
Tags: News, Christian Bale, Vice, Dick Cheney, Adam Mckay


‘Bumblebee’ Once Again Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, Paramount Pictures claims the top spot in spending for the third week in a row with “Bumblebee.” Ads placed for the sci-fi/action film had an estimated media value of $7.84 million through Sunday for 1,299 national […]
Tags: News, Paramount Pictures, Vice, Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, Bumblebee, Mary Poppins Returns, Mortal Engines, Welcome to Marwen


'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


Dick Cheney is back but rehabilitation is not on Darth Vader's agenda

A new film takes a look at the power behind George W Bush’s throne – a man who brought war, torture and moral rotMary Poppins Returns will face some unlikely competition for the Golden Globe award for best musical or comedy film in January. Vice, nominated in the same category, is a darkly comical biopic of former US vice-president Dick Cheney. An alternative title might have been Darth Vader Returns.A decade after leaving office, Cheney is widely seen as not only the most powerful VP in America...
Tags: Guantanamo Bay, Film, Iraq, US, America, World news, US news, Culture, US politics, Darth Vader, Vice, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Cheney, Golden Globe, Poppins Returns


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


Adam McKay Explains the ‘Vice’ Musical Number He Left on the Cutting Room Floor

Adam McKay’s “Vice” has clearly divided critics, with some calling it a bold and daring analysis of one of the most pivotal figures in American politics, and others mincing no words in labeling it, full stop, the worst film of the year. (Truly, in the year of a Dinesh D’Souza movie, people are grandstanding with […]
Tags: Awards, Vice, Hamilton, In Contention, Alabama Shakes, Adam Mckay, Souza


‘Vice’ Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying

Reviews are in for Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney biopic, and it’s not all awards-season buzz. Despite garnering six nominations for this year’s Golden Globes, McKay’s kitschy approach to the politically charged film has polarized reviewers, prompting a mix of scathing critiques and celebratory praise for the director’s distinct film style. What critics can agree on, however, […]
Tags: News, Christian Bale, Vice, Dick Cheney, Adam Mckay


Film Review: ‘Vice’

From Richard Nixon to Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump, the leaders of right-wing Republican politics have tended to be fire-breathers (or, in the case of Reagan, a saber rattler who could make snake oil taste like honey). But Dick Cheney broke that mold. Speaking in soft terse corporate tones, with the precision squint of someone […]
Tags: Reviews, Reagan, Ronald Reagan, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Amy Adams, Donald Trump, Vice, Dick Cheney, Richard Nixon, Andrew 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