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All hail the full Bale, from serious kid star to fearless adult force to be reckoned with

All hail the full Bale, from serious kid star to fearless adult force to be reckoned with
It’s been a mixed bag interviewing child and young teen stars. I remember one teenage actress throwing a hissy fit at her mother because she didn’t want to do the interview. Then there was a five-year girl who looked like a deer in the headlights. She only started to talk when I whipped out photos of my cat. And there was another time when I showed up to interview a teenage actress at her family house and felt like I walked into an episode of “The X-Files.” Of course, I have a wonderful memory with the late Anton Yelchin who was a sensitive old soul at the age of 12 when I interviewed him in 2001 for “Hearts in Atlantis.” I interviewed him one more time-the year before his tragic death and found he was just as sensitive and lovely.

And then there was Christian Bale.

I knew immediately watching
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Oscars: 10 Standouts for This Year’s Best Picture Race

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Oscars: 10 Standouts for This Year’s Best Picture Race
With all of this year’s Oscar narratives thoroughly dissected and each of the contenders mapped out, it’s time for the first real assessment of this season’s best picture race in this space. Below are the top 10 players as we see it, with nominations just over a month away.

(Also check out In Contention’s full list of predictions in the Academy’s 21 feature film categories.)

BlacKkKlansman” (Focus)

Spike Lee’s latest has been on a mission since scooping up the Grand Prix in Cannes back in May. It’s a movie that speaks to the zeitgeist, which is always a key ingredient in the best picture derby, and it does so quite directly; footage from the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., closes out the drama.

Black Panther” (Disney)

In some corners of the web, you’ll uncover actual anger over a Marvel release finding itself in the Oscar discussion.
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First Man Takes One Small Step Onto 4K/Blu-Ray Next Month

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The 4K Ultra HD and blu-ray details for Damien Chazelle's latest film, First Man, have been revealed along with the handful of bonus features for fans to enjoy. Come inside to learn more!

First Man brought the harrowing story behind the first Moon landing to the big screen earlier this year, but if you missed out on the stunning film, or simply want to watch it again, you'll get your chance next month. Universal has announced the film will launch digitally on January 8th, with the 4K Ultra HD/blu-ray arriving a couple weeks later on January 22nd with a handful of bonus features:

Follow the gripping and captivating true story of the first manned mission to the moon in First Man, arriving on Digital and via the digital movie app Movies Anywhere on January 8, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on January 22, 2019 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
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Christian Bale Reflects On ‘Vast Undertaking’ Of Taking On Dick Cheney With ‘Vice’

Christian Bale received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his work in The Big Short, a feature directed by Adam McKay. The pair reunite for Vice, a look into the life of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Bale gained over forty pound to play Cheney, and since the actor is definitely used to drastically [...]

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How ‘Rbg’ and ‘Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes’ Were Forced to Evolve

Most documentaries don’t start the way they finish. But two Magnolia Oscar contenders, “Rbg” (CNN Films) and “Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes” (A&E Indie Film), adapted as the world moved around them. Both films took advantage of new perspectives with the Trump presidency and the surging #MeToo movement.

South African documentarian Alexis Bloom (“Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds”) initially began to research, for Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Prods., a dynasty story on the Murdoch family. But she soon realized that Fox News czar Roger Ailes, who started out as a presidential campaign guru to then-candidates Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Donald Trump — was the more-interesting story. Arguably, Ailes not only permanently altered the media landscape but coarsened our national political discourse. And then, in 2016 he was brought down at Fox News by a series of sexual-harassment accusations.

When Bloom began,
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How ‘Rbg’ and ‘Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes’ Were Forced to Evolve

Most documentaries don’t start the way they finish. But two Magnolia Oscar contenders, “Rbg” (CNN Films) and “Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes” (A&E Indie Film), adapted as the world moved around them. Both films took advantage of new perspectives with the Trump presidency and the surging #MeToo movement.

South African documentarian Alexis Bloom (“Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds”) initially began to research, for Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Prods., a dynasty story on the Murdoch family. But she soon realized that Fox News czar Roger Ailes, who started out as a presidential campaign guru to then-candidates Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Donald Trump — was the more-interesting story. Arguably, Ailes not only permanently altered the media landscape but coarsened our national political discourse. And then, in 2016 he was brought down at Fox News by a series of sexual-harassment accusations.

When Bloom began,
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A Very Brief Summary of the Complex Political Story Behind Vice

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Christian Bale is starring in a critical darling this year, though you might not recognize him immediately. In Vice, the transformative actor turns into a familiar political figure: Dick Cheney, the domineering vice president who served alongside former President George W. Bush. Featuring a stacked cast that includes Amy Adams and Steve Carell, the dramedy biopic has already picked up several nominations at the Golden Globes.

Vice dives into the story behind Cheney, whom many a political analyst have dubbed the most powerful vice president in American history. So who was this shadowy figure? Here's what you need to know about Cheney's long political career - he's uncannily similar to Scandal's twisted Cyrus Beene.

Cheney failed out of Yale twice before eventually earning a bachelor's and master's in political science at the University of Wyoming. After deferring the draft a few times and flirting with getting his Ph.
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A Very Brief Summary of the Complex Political Story Behind Vice

Image Source: Annapurna Pictures

Christian Bale is starring in a critical darling this year, though you might not recognize him immediately. In Vice, the transformative actor turns into a familiar political figure: Dick Cheney, the domineering vice president who served alongside former President George W. Bush. Featuring a stacked cast that includes Amy Adams and Steve Carell, the dramedy biopic has already picked up several nominations at the Golden Globes.

Vice dives into the story behind Cheney, whom many a political analyst have dubbed the most powerful vice president in American history. So who was this shadowy figure? Here's what you need to know about Cheney's long political career - he's uncannily similar to Scandal's twisted Cyrus Beene.

Cheney failed out of Yale twice before eventually earning a bachelor's and master's in political science at the University of Wyoming. After deferring the draft a few times and flirting with getting his Ph.
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Is Trump Fatigue Killing Any Movie or Show With a Political Edge? (Guest Blog)

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Even Murphy Brown has Trump fatigue. In last week’s episode, she threw down her remote and said, “I’m not watching anymore!” Ironic, of course, since millions of viewers stopped, or didn’t start, watching the new edition of CBS’ “Murphy Brown.” Conservatives figured, correctly, that she’d be trashing their leader weekly, and it seems liberals would rather watch Rachel Maddow.

Creative folks are learning they need to tread carefully doing anything dealing with politics these days, even if only tangentially winking at the chaos in the current White House. Despite possible resonance with the Stormy Daniels brouhaha, “The Front Runner,” a movie about the sex scandal that brought down Sen. Gary Hart, was a quick bust at the box office. Despite constant Nixon-Trump comparisons, Charles Ferguson’s documentary “Watergate” made little noise. “The Parisian Woman,” a Broadway show from the man who gave us Netflix’s “House of Cards,
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Golden Globe film nominations slugfest: Can Emily Blunt defeat ‘Favourite’ Olivia Colman? Where’s Sam Elliott? [Watch]

Golden Globe film nominations slugfest: Can Emily Blunt defeat ‘Favourite’ Olivia Colman? Where’s Sam Elliott? [Watch]
“I’ve had Emily Blunt out front since we opened the predictions center for the Golden Globes,” boasts Gold Derby contributor Sam Eckmann about the “Mary Poppins Returns” star. “The Globes have been a huge part of elevating her career … There’s nostalgia to it, it’s emotional, she sings. It kind of ticks all the boxes for a Globe voter.” Eckmann discussed this year’s Golden Globe film nominees along with fellow contributors Zach Laws, Kevin Jacobsen and myself. Watch it above.

Laws agrees that Blunt will win Best Film Comedy/Musical Actress. He notes that in addition to “Mary Poppins” “she’s in another movie this year, ‘A Quiet Place,’ which shows her range.” And Blunt has been working the parties around Hollywood like a pro while her main competition, Olivia Colman (“The Favourite“), hasn’t been able to since she is off shooting the new season of “The Crown.
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Golden Globes: ‘Vice’ Producer On Dick Cheney Biopic & HBO Drama ‘Succession’

Golden Globes: ‘Vice’ Producer On Dick Cheney Biopic & HBO Drama ‘Succession’
A day after the state funeral of President George H.W. Bush, the Dick Cheney biopic Vice leads all films with six nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards. It was a jarring backdrop but Vice has seemingly lived on the edge of history throughout its journey to the screen, according to producer Kevin Messick.

“I think in a strange way there’s been different historical flashpoints from the past that have occurred during the writing of the film, then the production of the film and now as the film is about to release,” he said. “It’s interesting to have history play out and connect back to the film.”

Messick said his response to the juxtaposition was a simple wish: “Our hope is it just adds to the conversation of what the film is exploring,”

Annapurna Pictures’ Vice was nominated for Best Actor (Christian Bale), Director and Screenplay
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Golden Globes: ‘Vice’ Director Adam McKay on Competing With ‘Mary Poppins Returns': ‘We Ain’t No Musical’

Golden Globes: ‘Vice’ Director Adam McKay on Competing With ‘Mary Poppins Returns': ‘We Ain’t No Musical’
“Vice” director Adam McKay is a fan of many of the films among this year’s Golden Globes nominees, but he has embraced Dick Cheney’s ruthlessly competitive spirit when it came to a movie that his is up against: “Mary Poppins Returns.”

“We’re coming for it. We’re gonna take it down. Cheney is going to take Poppins down. That’s a promise. I’ll fight dirty. I’ll get in the press. I’ll spread rumors. Usually, with awards, it’s, ‘Hey, it’s good for everyone! It’s all art!’ Not in this case,” McKay jokingly told TheWrap. “We ain’t no musical. We ain’t singing no songs. We’re just taking care of business.”

McKay was enjoying a chicken sandwich in London when the nominees were announced. McKay’s Cheney biopic scored six nominations to lead the field, including in Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy,
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After the Globe nominations, don’t dare underestimate the power of ‘Vice’ as an awards season weapon of mass acclaim

After the Globe nominations, don’t dare underestimate the power of ‘Vice’ as an awards season weapon of mass acclaim
A Star Is Born” is an evergreen showbiz saga that has been chugging along since early October, dominating both the box office with $360 million worldwide and the music charts. “The Favourite” is a recently released art-house smash drenched in nasty royal affairs that features three naughty female performances by Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz. It has managed to gross nearly $2 million since Nov. 23. Both films were bestowed with five Golden Globe nominations each on Thursday and deservedly so.

But those cinematic sensations were bested by a movie that isn’t even in theaters yet – “Vice.” The satirical biopic about George W. Bush’s low-key master manipulator of a vice president, Dick Cheney, grabbed six slots on the HFPA ballot to win the most-nominated prize. The Christmas Day release is in the running for best comedy or musical movie, comedy actor (Christian Bale), supporting actress (Amy Adams), supporting actor
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Golden Globes 2019: Vice leads pack with six nominations

Adam McKay’s comedy starring Christian Bale as Dick Cheney picks up most nods. A Star Is Born, The Favourite and Green Book each take five – while Widows and Sorry to Bother You are among high-profile snubs

Golden Globes 2019 nominations: the full list

Dick Cheney may never have officially ruled over America, but Vice, a new biopic about the power-hungry politician, is the surprise leader going into next year’s Golden Globe awards. The comedy stars Christian Bale – who gained 40lb and wears a bald-cap for the role – as George W Bush’s deputy, and has been nominated for best actor, best director, best motion picture (comedy or musical), best screenplay, best supporting actor, and best supporting actress.

The film is the Anchorman director Adam McKay’s follow-up to the financial smash The Big Short, which was up for four Globes and five Oscars a couple of years ago – but
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Rob Delaney, Co-Creator Of ‘Catastrophe’ & Star Of ‘Deadpool 2’, Joins Jay Roach’s Roger Ailes Film

Rob Delaney, Co-Creator Of ‘Catastrophe’ & Star Of ‘Deadpool 2’, Joins Jay Roach’s Roger Ailes Film
Exclusive: The casting continues on Jay Roach’s untitled Roger Ailes movie with Catastrophe co-creator Rob Delaney the latest big name to join the cast.

Delaney, who had a breakout role in Deadpool 2 alongside Ryan Reynolds, is set to star in the film, which includes A-list names such as Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, Charlize Theron and John Lithgow.

Delaney, who co-created and stars in the Amazon/Channel 4 comedy alongside Sharon Horgan, is set to play one of Megyn Kelly’s producers in the feature, which is being co-financed and produced by Bron Studios. Lionsgate is selling international and close to closing a deal to co-finance and distribute domestic on the movie.

Written by Oscar winner Charles Randolph (The Big Short), the untitled film focuses on the women who rose up against network boss Ailes and his toxic male culture.

Lithgow plays Fox News founder Roger Ailes in the feature with Theron playing Kelly,
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Sffilm Awards Boosts Amy Adams, Steve McQueen, and Local Hero Boots Riley

Sffilm executive director Noah Cowan knows how to play awards season. He moved the San Francisco Film Society’s annual awards fundraising night from April to December — in the awards corridor — knowing he could lure some awards players to San Francisco. What’s in it for them? Bay Area Academy members, who showed up for a Monday night pre-event cocktail party at The Palace of Fine Arts, including documentary filmmakers, costume designers, sound editors, animators, and visual effects artists. With Pixar and Lucasfilm based in San Francisco, it’s a crafts mecca.

This awards night belonged to Oakland filmmaker made good, Boots Riley, whose father beamed with pride along with novelist Ishmael Reed, who presented the Kanbar Award for Storytelling to the rookie director. Riley thanked Sffilm for making him a filmmaker in residence in 2014 and helping him to develop Sundance breakout “Sorry to Bother You,” which Annapurna turned into a summer hit.
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Dick Cheney Biopic ‘Vice’ to Launch in Europe at Capri, Hollywood Film Festival

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Annapurna PicturesDick Cheney biopic “Vice,” starring Christian Bale as the former American vice president, will launch in Europe as the opener of Italy’s Capri, Hollywood Film Festival.

The hotly anticipated “Vice” chronicles Cheney’s political life, starting with his beginnings as a Washington bureaucrat. Directed by Adam McKay (“The Big Short), the film will screen on the Italian island of Capri on Dec. 27 after opening on Christmas Day in the U.S.

Bale reportedly had to shave his head, bleach his eyebrows and put on 40 pounds for the role ,which explores Cheney’s service in the administrations of Richard M. Nixon, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, and as the CEO of energy management company Halliburton.

Amy Adams co-stars as Lynne Cheney, and the rest of the star-studded cast includes Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld and Sam Rockwell as George W. Bush. The producers are Megan Ellison,
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Colin Farrell joins Guy Ritchie’s Toff Guys as Kate Beckinsale drops out

Colin Farrell has become the latest addition to the cast of Toff Guys, director Guy Ritchie’s upcoming return to Lock, Stock and Two Smokin’ Barrels and Snatch territory, while Michelle Dockery (Downtown Abbey) has been cast as a replacement for the previously announced Kate Beckinsale (Underworld: Blood Wars).

Scripted by Ritchie, Marn Davies and Ivan Atkinson, Toff Guys will explore the collision between old money European wealth and the modern marijuana industrial complex and follows a drug lord as he tries to sell off his highly profitable weed empire to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires.

Matthew McConaughey (White Boy Rick) portrays the drug kingpin, while the cast also includes Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians), Hugh Grant (Paddington 2) and Jeremy Strong (The Big Short). Production on the film is underway now.

Farrell is coming off the back of Steve McQueen’s star-studded heist film Widows and will next be seen
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Will Amy Adams and Christian Bale (‘Vice’) be each other’s Oscar good luck charm for the 3rd time in a row?

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Will Amy Adams and Christian Bale (‘Vice’) be each other’s Oscar good luck charm for the 3rd time in a row?
Amy Adams and Christian Bale have co-starred in three films together now: the boxing drama “The Fighter” (2010), the caper film “American Hustle” (2013) and now the political satire “Vice.” As of this writing we think they’ll both be nominated for Oscars for their latest roles, so they might want to keep these collaborations coming because if we’re right, they will have earned nominations for all of their movies together.

For “The Fighter,” Bale won Best Supporting Actor for playing cocaine-addicted former boxer Dicky Eklund, who trains his brother Micky (Mark Wahlberg) for a career in the ring. Adams was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for playing Micky’s girlfriend Charlene, but she lost to her co-star Melissa Leo as Micky and Dicky’s brash mother.

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Like “The Fighter,” “American Hustle” was directed by David O. Russell, who reunited Adams
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How Nicholas Britell experimented to compose two very different scores for ‘Beale Street’ and ‘Vice’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

How Nicholas Britell experimented to compose two very different scores for ‘Beale Street’ and ‘Vice’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
Nicholas Britell reteamed with not one, but two directors this year to score two very different films: Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk” and Adam McKay’s “Vice.” The former is a love story, adapted from the James Baldwin novel of the same name, and the latter is a Dick Cheney biopic, but both scores required the same type of experimentation.

“With film scoring, there’s this very almost abstract thing that happens where you’re trying to connect words or feelings with sounds,” Britell said at Gold Derby’s Meet the Experts: Composers panel, moderated by this author (watch above). “And it’s very not obvious, I think, because — certainly not to me — how something is going to feel when you put it against the picture. I think you guess.”

With “Beale Street,” Jenkins already had a sound in mind when they first discussed the project. “His initial instinct,
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