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Amy Adams Joins Ron Howard’s Hillbilly Elegy

Amy Adams Joins Ron Howard’s Hillbilly Elegy According to The Wrap, Academy-Award nominated actress Amy Adams has joined director Ron Howard’s (A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon, Solo: A Star Wars Story) feature adaptation of Hillbilly Elegy, based on the bestseller by J.D. Vance. RELATED: Netflix Nabs Ron Howard’s Hillbilly Elegy After Bidding War PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds...
Tags: Movies, America, Netflix, Amy Adams, Vice, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Solo, Adam Mckay, Adams, Howard, Vance, Rust Belt, Pavarotti, Luciano Pavarotti, ComingSoon

New Blu-ray Releases: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’, ‘Vice’, ‘Pet Sematary’, ‘On the Basis of Sex’, ‘The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot’

Hello to all you physical media fiends out there. As usual, I’ve rounded up the best of the best in home entertainment just for you. This week, we have If Beale Street Could Talk, Vice, a new 4K release of the 1989 Pet Sematary, On the Basis of Sex, and, yes, The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot. These are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week and beyond. If Beale Street Could Talk Am I still a bit miffed that Barry Jenkins‘ If Beal...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Supreme Court, Drama, Horror, Stephen King, America, Maine, Bigfoot, Christian Bale, Hitler, Amy Adams, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Vice, Academy, Dick Cheney

Annapurna Lost Money On All But One of Their 2018 Films, and This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Year after year, I hear cinephiles issue the same complaint: “Why aren’t there more original movies?” Why, film fans wonder, is the box office landscape littered with sequels, reboots and superhero movies? The answer is simple: when original movies do hit theaters, no one sees them. Case in point: Annapurna Pictures, one of the most original motion picture companies out there today, had a whole slew of great movies last year. And guess what? Every single one of them, except one, was a box offic...
Tags: Movies, Annapurna, Box Office, Vice, Sxsw, If Beale Street Could Talk, Variety, Riley, Beale Street, Megan Ellison, Annapurna Pictures, Business and Industry News, Destroyer, Jeff Bock, The Sisters Brothers, Sorry to Bother You

Vice May Be Looking to Raise Another $200 Million (Report)

Vice Media is looking to raise a new $200 million in funding, according to a report from the Information. The news comes just weeks after Vice laid off around 250 staffers. Vice didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. The company is looking to raise the new funding as it is working toward profitability, […]
Tags: News, Vice

Watch Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard In A Deleted Musical Scene From Vice

Adam McKay's Oscar-nominated Dick Cheney biopic Vice originally included a surprise musical number starring Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes. We see the deleted scene today, In it, Howard plays a congresswoman who sings about the power dynamics of politics in Washington, DC. The scene will be available as an extra on the film's Blu-Ray and … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Alabama, Washington Dc, Vice, Dick Cheney, Alabama Shakes, Adam Mckay, Howard, Blu Ray, Brittany Howard

You Can Now Watch the Deleted ‘Vice’ Musical Number

Adam McKay‘s Vice is a very off-the-wall biopic of Dick Cheney, but there was one moment apparently too wacky to include: a musical number. The number comes early in the film, where Christian Bale‘s Cheney is learning the ins and outs of politics from Steve Carell‘s Donald Rumsfeld. McKay talked about the scene previously, and verified it would be included on the Blu-ray release. Now, as the Blu-ray and digital release approaches, the scene is finally available for all to see. Watch the Vice mu...
Tags: Movies, Wyoming, New York Times, David O Russell, Paul Thomas Anderson, Christian-Bale, Steve-Carell, Amy Adams, Vice, Dick Cheney, Cheney, Anderson, Video Clips, Adam-McKay, McKay, Home Video

The Oscars 2019 Honest Trailer: Which Best Picture Winner Will Upset People This Year?

This weekend brings the 91st Academy Awards to ABC, and it’s probably going to be a complete disaster. Not only is there no host for the ceremony, but The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences pissed everyone off by cutting a few awards from the live broadcast (only to reinstate them in the show). On top of that, they’ve had a real problem figuring out how the nominees for Best Original Song were going to be performed during the ceremony too. But the Oscars are really about rewarding the ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Abc, Awards, Oscars, Academy Awards, Lol, Vice, Roma, Honest Trailers, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Video Of The Day, Green Book, Black-Panther, A Star is Born, The Favourite

‘Vice,’ ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Lead Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild Awards Winners

Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney biopic “Vice,” starring Oscar nominees Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Sam Rockwell, won two awards at the sixth annual Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild Awards Saturday night. The film won for best period and/or character makeup as well as special makeup effects. “Mary Queen of Scots” received the prize for period […]
Tags: News, Awards, Vice, Dick Cheney, In Contention, Adam Mckay, Sam Rockwell, Maisel, Mary Queen of Scots, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Christian Bale Amy Adams, Make Up and Hair Stylists Guild Awards

Some Hair and Makeup Oscar Contenders Went Prosthetic, Others Used Traditional Tricks

A historical British royal drama. A biopic of an American vice president. A Swedish film about real-life trolls. All three of this year’s Academy Award nominees for hair and makeup showcase a wide range of visual effects on the faces and bodies of their stars, but there’s one subject everyone has an opinion on: the […]
Tags: Awards, Border, Oscar, Vice, Margot Robbie, Mary Queen of Scots

Oscar-Nominated Editors Brought the Past to Life in This Year’s Mostly Historical Films

As much as anything, the task of a film editor is to move the attention of the audience in the direction of the narrative. As biographical stories and historical drama dominate the nominated films in the category, that meant developing deep character portraits alongside factual events, and paying attention to historical reality. This year’s crop […]
Tags: Awards, Vice, Hank Corwin, The Favourite, Bohemian Rhapsody, BlacKkKlansman, Yorgos Mavropsaridis

Devourer of Planets: Dissecting the Nuance-Free Yet Brilliant Filmmaking of Adam McKay’s ‘Vice’

Vice bides its time, at least at first. It opens with a brief, Paul Greengrass-style glimpse of the Situation Room on 9/11. Accompanying this cinéma vérité are snippets of all the war and torture that would follow; Adam McKay, now on a roll after The Big Short , is as much a documentarian or video essayist as he is a fiction filmmaker, setting the stage for events that we, the public, are all too familiar with. However, the film’s opening credits don’t arrive until 12 minutes later. In the ...
Tags: Movies, Guantanamo, Drama, White House, Iraq, Features, Paul Greengrass, Cambodia, Christian Bale, Bale, Vice, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Cheney, Adam-McKay, Nicholas Britell

The Morning Watch: ‘The LEGO Movie 2’ Plays the ‘Game of Games’, DGA Nominees Roundtable & 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, watch the characters of The LEGO Movie 2 play Ellen’s Game of Games. Plus, watch the feature film nominees for the Director’s Guild of America awards have a 2.5 hour discussion about their craft, and watch a...
Tags: Movies, Bradley Cooper, Ellen, Vice, Roma, Adam-McKay, Peter Farrelly, Video Of The Day, Green Book, Guild of America, A Star is Born, Ellen-DeGeneres, Alfonso-Cuaron, The Lego Movie 2, Spike-Lee, The Morning Watch

Adam McKay Says ‘Vice’ Inspires ‘Most Extreme Reaction of Anything I’ve Ever Worked On’

In “Vice,” writer-director Adam McKay swings for the fences, mixing styles, tone, and techniques for a funny, devastating, and important look at American politics in the 21st century. “The underlying premise of the movie is, ‘The world right now is uniquely, and potentially catastrophically, in trouble,’” McKay says. “That is never a cool message. Humans […]
Tags: News, Awards, Oscars, Vice, Dick Cheney, Adam Mckay, McKay, Hank Corwin

How Nominees Directed Their Way Onto the Oscar Ballot

Even for the most experienced filmmaker, every movie offers challenges and surprises that can alter a production’s trajectory and change the director’s approach to his film in unexpected ways. We asked this year’s Oscar directing nominees about the obstacles that cropped up while getting their films across the finish line. Biggest challenge as a director […]
Tags: Awards, Features, Alfonso Cuarón, Oscars, Spike Lee, Vice, Pawel Pawlikowski, Adam Mckay, Yorgos Lanthimos, BlacKkKlansman

Myth Marries Reality in Screenplay Noms ‘Vice,’ ‘A Star is Born’ and ‘Green Book’

Whether they’re depicting the dynamic of a single interpersonal relationship, recounting pivotal moments in history or conceiving new worlds beyond an audience’s wildest imaginations, screenwriters seek first and foremost to find the humanity in their subjects. But many of the scripts nominated for Academy Awards this year either extract that discovery from true events that […]
Tags: Spotlight, Vice, Green Book, A Star is Born

American Psychos: How ‘The Report’ and ‘Vice’ Investigate the Horrors of the Bush Administration

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: Vice and The Report are among the first films to truly look back at the Bush years with a severe and critical eye..) Adam McKay‘s Vice and Scott Z. Burns‘ Sundance film The Report both hold a microscope up to the actions of the Bush Administration, in very different ways. But both The Report and Vice arrive at the same conclusion: we’re doomed to repeat our mi...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Obama, Senate, America, Features, Gop, United States, Steve Carell, Cia, Vice, Adam Driver, True Story, Jones, Mitchell, Adam-McKay

Tyler Perry on Saying Goodbye to Madea, Calling Colin Powell and Reading Reviews

Mabel “Madea” Simmons was never meant to be a phenomenon. Her creator, Tyler Perry, owes the success of the character in part to his mother and aunts, who she is based on, but also to an actress who didn’t show up to perform a role in his play, “I Can Do Bad All By Myself.” Perry […]
Tags: Features, Vice, Tyler Perry, Perry, Colin Powell, Mabel Madea Simmons, A Madea Family Funeral, Madea's Farewell Play Tour

What to watch, Sundance film fest edition: ‘Sex,’ ‘Fyre,’ ‘Vice’ and ‘Hedwig’

To celebrate the kickoff of the famed Park City film festival, we look at some current films and classics for your screening pleasure.
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Vice, Ad Friendly, Little Miss Sunshine, Hedwig, Precious, Fyre, Sex lies and videotape, Fyre Fraud, Coming Out Under Fire, Down And Dirty Pictures

Vice employee convinced the Illuminati hang out at Denver Airport

Denver is a huge airport, and I hate connecting there, but the Illuminati probably have a cooler hideout. How could there be a Harley dealer inside the Illuminati HQ?
Tags: Post, Video, News, Vice, Denver, Illuminati, Denver Airport

Oscar nominations 2019: Roma and The Favourite deserve acclaim, but no female directors is woeful

The Academy consensus has produced two blue-chip frontrunners, but passed over some exceptional films directed by women in the process•Roma and The Favourite vie for glory•Full list of nominations •Guardian film Black Sheep nominatedOnce again, the mysterious consensus-accretion of awards season has done its work and the Oscar nomination list has a big showing for Alfonso Cuarón’s magnificent Roma, with 10 nominations — and, notably, just as big a score for critics’ darling and perennial talking...
Tags: Business, Music, Film, Mahershala Ali, Women, Marvel, Life and style, World news, Film Industry, US news, Culture, Awards and prizes, Nicole Kidman, Television & radio, Bradley Cooper, Alfonso Cuarón

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