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Kal Penn Made a Show About Global Economic Pitfalls for One of the World’s Biggest Companies

“Kal Penn” is the host of “This Giant Beast That Is the Global Economy,” a new series from Amazon Prime Video. Those quotes around his name might be a little bit confusing, but they come from the fact that this comedic docuseries adventure through some of the more complex corners of the international financial world […]

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Oscars: With PGA Victory, ‘Green Book’ Becomes Best Picture Frontrunner

Save for a pair of recent back-to-back discrepancies in “The Big Short” and “La La Land,” the Producers Guild’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Theatrical Motion Pictures has been a fairly reliable barometer for the annual Oscar season outcome. At least, ever since both the PGA and film Academy expanded their top categories, sharing the […]

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Jason Bateman, Ben Stiller earn first DGA nominations for TV work

Group to announce theatrical nominees on Tuesday.The Directors Guild of America (DGA) on Monday (7) announced its nominees for TV series, commercials and documentaries.Jason Bateman earned his first DGA Award nomination for Netflix’s Ozark in the dramatic series category, while Adam McKay picked up his second nod for HBO series Succession after recognition for The […]

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‘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,” […]

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‘Vice’ Screens for Critics; Now, Christian Bale and Amy Adams Will Vie For Awards

Finally, Adam McKay’s long-awaited “Vice” screened for the press on Saturday, November 17. It’s one of the last major screenings of the 2019 Oscar candidates, but but sometimes the best are saved for last.On November 5, 2016, Paramount screened Denzel Washington’s “Fences” at a packed Westwood screening, followed by a short Q&A with the director […]

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Oscars: Christian Bale Leaps Into the Lead Actor Race With Adam McKay’s Sobering ‘Vice’

’Tis the season for latter-year revelations. With Adam McKay’s new film “Vice,” a follow-up to his 2015 Oscar winner “The Big Short,” a major one has landed, though it’s hardly a surprise: Christian Bale might be in line to receive his second Academy Award to date, for his uncanny portrayal of former Vice President Dick […]

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Lionsgate in Negotiations for Star-Studded Roger Ailes Movie Dropped by Annapurna

Lionsgate is in negotiations to back the untitled Fox News sexual harassment film starring Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman, sources have told Variety.Lionsgate had no comment Monday. Annapurna decided on Oct. 9 to back out of the project due to budgetary concerns. Focus Features was considering a move to come on board, but that has […]

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Annapurna’s Stunning Shakeup: What the Hell Is Megan Ellison Doing?

In the last year, Megan Ellison has moved from respected producer of multiple Oscar contenders to another deep-pocketed Hollywood player who failed to appreciate the hazards of building a distribution company. On Tuesday, a series of news flashes telegraphed a company in trouble.First, Jay Roach’s untitled movie starring John Lithgow as Fox News chairman and […]

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‘Vice’ And ‘The Mule’ Join The Best Picture Fray [Contender Countdown]

Just when you thought the Best Picture race was settled two new players enter the game. Granted, Adam McKay’s “Vice” and Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule” weren’t really off the radar. Anytime the legendary Eastwood makes a new film it’s considered Oscar bait whether it’s warranted or not and McKay’s last feature, “The Big Short,” won […]

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