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2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates Visit Hollywood

The Frame

06:38 min | 7 months ago

2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates Visit Hollywood

"California presidential primary is less than two weeks. Away and Democratic candidates are in a mad dash to raise money and improve their name recognition. And where better to build both than in Hollywood. Ted Johnson is the Washington correspondent for deadline where he covers politics and entertainment. Ted Welcome back to the frame. Thank you for having so who came to town? And what did they do? Well Amy Klobuchar was at the home of Lorraine Sheinberg. She's the widow of Sydney Shamburg. Who was very top executive at universal and also very politically active and in his career and the rain. Sheinberg played the wife to officer Brody in Jaws yes And it kind of speaks to. What type of support she's getting. People were moderates in the entertainment industry. Probably a little older than you may see from some of the Bernie Sanders side and then p. Buddha judge is in town on Thursday. They've been out here raising money at the home of Seth Macfarlane who is very enthusiastic about his support for the former South Bend Mayor. It's also being co-hosted by league. Annuals I assume most of these events are relatively similar. You pay a couple of bucks you show up at somebody's house maybe get a photo shake hands and here twenty minutes speech. Do they all fall? Pretty much under that same pattern. Yes pretty much. So it's usually the candidate delivering a variation on their stump speech that you can hear in public on the campaign trail sometimes throwing in a few insider risk comments and sometimes doing acuity with donors who are the kinds of people who are hosting these events and are they aligned with one candidate or do. They spread their love around. You are seeing some of that but I think what really distinguishes. This presidential cycle past ones is here. We are just two weeks out from Super Tuesday and there are a lot of those traditional donors. The people who've been involved cycle after cycle who have not declared their support for one candidate or the other. I'm thinking people like Steven Spielberg Jeffrey Katzenberg. Hyme Savan these people who are incredibly involved in what they have done This cycle is. They either sat it out or just spread their money around among multiple candidates so as an observer. It's a it can be a little confusing. Just because someone has given to a candidate does not necessarily mean that. They're going to vote for that person or they're going to endorse a lot of people are just seeing how this plays itself out. We're talking with deadlines Ted Johnson about campaigning for president. In not that long ago I remember and you do as well the town being pretty much split between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama during the primaries has one candidate really kind of gone to the top in terms of leading Hollywood attention and money right now. Well it's interesting because if you look at the numbers Comma Harris actually is collected more money from the entertainment business than any other candidate. But she's not even in the race anymore. She's followed by people to judge who is raised. I think it's one point. Two million so far from the entertainment business is quite extraordinary that he's raised that amount. Given that a year ago he was unknown and he came in and really became kind of a darling of the entertainment industry very quickly that I think. A lot of donors a saw his candidacy as potentially historic he'd be the first LGBT president and they really won over by his message. They say hey. We see shades of Barack Obama in people to judge now also shouldn't discount Bernie Sanders. He's raised close to nine hundred thousand for the entertainment business for his campaign and he has a very enthusiastic number of supporters people. Like Adam McKay and Susan Sarandon and Mike. I'm war. They're out there on the campaign trail for him. It's just that he is not relying on these types of high dollar fundraisers to finance his campaign. He's is doing it through these small dollar contributions in his messages. Definitely resonating even in the elite circles of Hollywood but I have to add that. It's also tends to be the left side of Hollywood as opposed to the center La. So let's talk about the right side of Hollywood. It isn't very big but have there been any conservative people in the industry who have come out and said things in favor of or given money to president trump we have people who have come out in favor of trump. Benham with him very publicly from the star. People Jon voight. There is a reluctance to come out publicly in support president trump because there is a lot of blowback. I've talked to trump supporters. Who said they just don't want their names associated with him because things are so polarized at this time but if Bernie Sanders nominee will see. I've talked to centrist donors who are very concerned about sanders getting the nomination. They won't come out and say that that is going to force them into trump's hands. They'll they'll say I'm just GONNA sit it out if he ends up being the nominee but we'll see and once the primary in Nevada is over. Will there be a return of candidates coming back to La looking for more support now yet Joe Biden was post to have an event this week in southern California but that was rescheduled. Because he has to spend so much time on the campaign trail after a pretty dismal performance. In Iowa and New Hampshire. But we're now getting down to just a week away not just from Super Tuesday but also from the South Carolina. Vote so this is. This is crunch time for these campaigns in taking them off the campaign trail has to be a very Savvy calculation that it is going to end up being worth it to fly into California for our fundraiser will probably see the candidates flocked to California not this weekend but the following weekend for those first couple days before Super Tuesday. Ted Johnson is the Washington correspondent for deadline where he covers politics and entertainment. Ted thanks so much for coming back on the

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An Interview With Nicholas Braun of HBO's "Succession"

Popcorn with Peter Travers

05:17 min | 1 year ago

An Interview With Nicholas Braun of HBO's "Succession"

"Peter travers is this is popcorn where i tell you what is popping in the culture and h._b._o. Has a show called succession which i love. I love every minute of it. I'd even seen the i five episodes of season two how you know things and my guest today nicholas braun place cousin greg makes him a fan favorite and one of the great things about succession. That's rare and television is that season two is better than season one. It's even more decadent than delicious a what do to you. Nick thank you so. Our work is done here all right. That's it. Well yeah thank you well. Let's start by saying the poor benighted souls that had had yet to watch it. They need to know cousin. Greg is yeah yeah yeah. Is this dude cousin greg so the shows about a very very wealthy family billionaire family the movie studios news networks newspapers and amusement parks cruises and cousin greg greg comes in luckily at the right time when the patriots of the family is giving his company to his next to the two one of his children altern and the other kids. Maybe want the job too but this kid kendall's gotten in the pilot. He's gotten chosen and greg comes in. He was working working in the amusement parks. He got a little bit too high. One day ended up throwing throwing up a publicly through his mascot costume through the eye. Holes has one you you know one of those bad trips <hes> we'd can do that. You know he hasn't seen the family and a while and he comes in and <hes> something about him. Strike slogan gene is appealing logan's play by brian cox the hidden in the headman turning eighty and at the end of the pilot everyone's thrown into flux and for whatever reason greg is still in the mix and so i guess that my my arc is sort of finding out. Can i stay in here get in deeper than she does because i think it's great that he can play dumb really well yeah. Is he playing window. You know well. No i mean there's calculation like no tomorrow to do that. So i was gonna say. Why did whoever said we. We want nick braun to play cousin greg. Was it about you that made them say. Nick must play cousin grech. What was that audition like. I got to use my nerves in the in the in the room with adam mckay and i got to be sort of. I got to transfer my nerves about out this thing wrong. This big audition into what greg is i think he's nervous in a room but i think he's also ambitious highly ambitious and and so the audition it was like i don't know i was i kind of let whatever comes out of greg's mouth whatever wants to come out and hung out an an atom gave me permission to and and so it was a lot of writers think that they should. They like <hes> improv going on. They do that then that's heaven to do that. Yeah they do like it. I do get recognized now as cousin greg. Are you walking around the city or and people say there. He is because we look at it. They love him yeah but nobody is really marley a model for anybody on this whole show. I don't know anybody anybody that you aren't suspicious too but yeah yeah do they come up and say cousin grad. They do yeah they shout cousin greg the show greg deeg so yeah i gotta the law. You're going to get the whole thing. You know. You're going to get the company you know. I think it should happen. I wonder if they even know 'cause you just been renewed for season season three. We have indeed yeah. Congratulations thank you. That's kinda great yeah. I've never been a part of some kind of is the new game of thrones just with people wearing suits and you know dragging insulator slogan. They're they're dragging unconcern. That's what kind of show is happening. It looks like everybody's having a fun time. Are they definitely yeah because it's a lot of improv. It's you know it's it's a lot of different personalities in a room <hes> different styles of acting. You know you're you're curious. Got one style and jeremy's army's got another and and brian is always ferocious in a room and every scene i get to do with matthew is just pleasure right yeah. I hear so you know there's a whole thing online that there should be a spin off with tom and greg yeah yeah. It's too premature. You know we still have now. Come out of romance left to well well. There's a lot of people think in the future. All the time. It's t big area is working. It can work again. Spend it all do that. Let's let's look at a clip from succession so that those people who have been because they'll look at it and they'll say i'm watching. What's it over. You can all watch it you okay. What's

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Kal Penn explains 'This Giant Beast,' aka the Global Economy

The Frame

07:26 min | 1 year ago

Kal Penn explains 'This Giant Beast,' aka the Global Economy

"On the show a conversation with actor Cal pen about his Amazon documentary series called this giant piece that is the global economy Adam McKay, the director of the big short is an executive producer on the series as his Adam Davidson, one of the co founders of NPR's planet money podcast Kalpana is probably best known for his roles in TV shows like house and the herald n Kumar movies. He also worked briefly in the Obama administration when Penn visited the frame I asked him how he would describe. This giant piece that is the global economy. It is a fairly sardonic exploration of eight different topics the undercurrent of which explores agreed in the global economy. And so we wanted to do it in a way that was fun and accessible and kind of makes you want to explore a single topic without being too heavy handed. I I'm for people listening. I'm sort of smirking because I'm remembering their approach when they pitched me the show your go. You know, I got this call from my managers, these these young Adam mckay's team is putting together the show for Amazon prime. It's about the global economy. And I'm like that. I mean that sounds is is it a like a film. I would love to be in anatomy K movie, like no, no, it's a docu series. So I was like, dude. I don't want to. That's not me just meet with them. You have to be can't say no to that meeting. Like, well, of course, I why would I say no to the meeting? So I sit down with them. They basically pitch me this idea. And I said, I know nothing about the global economy. And then I think they said one of them said something like, but you worked at the White House. Let's say okay, come on not on the economic team. And and then they said, no, we we actually want a host who doesn't know anything about the economy. And then I realized they were calling me stupid which was fair. And basically they wanted a host who's lens would be the same lens of the audience. Right. Somebody who is curious about the economy naturally curious about these topics, but doesn't. Don't have a firm background or grasp over them. And that was definitely me. Because I I love learning about things. But I I'm by no means an expert on any of this stuff. In fact, I couldn't have one of the episodes is on cryptocurrency. I had no idea how blockchain worked until probably two months into this form of shoot. It's called the blockchain. And you can visualize it like this ledger of transactions. And who knows what all of this data is put in a file, and that's a confirmed block. Confusing. No, not at all. And just making sure that I. So so it was like it was a joy to discover this kind of stuff. So as a performer, you're in some ways, not playing, but you are a journalist you're out interviewing people, you are doing something a documentary that you haven't done as an actor. And I'm curious is that not just performance. But that is you being the curious person seeing these people say explain this to me or how does that work or I don't quite follow or really? That's true. Yes. So I like to say that I am playing a character named Calpine. A heightened version of Kalpana a weird a different version. Yeah. Heightened in some way, for sure e-. This is not a documentary. And this is not a reality show. It's whatever the the sort of beautiful hybrid that can exist nowadays is so some of the pieces, obviously, we we, you know, we had things that were either scripted or or setup to reflect, you know, in celebrities come on and do explainers which I think McKay dozen a lot of his movies. He sort of cut away in break the fourth wall. But then there are there are, you know, I hesitate calling journalism because there are so many. I am not a journalist. I am sort of a a curious actor, but there were elements of it definitely that that I think run up to that line. I'm thinking of a guy named Umberto Agwu Wheeler who's in our episode on money laundering. He was in jail. I think for number of years because he laundered money in the eighties cocaine money out of Miami. So we went to this warehouse and a huge place bigger than this Fulham oxes. Okay. What's the problem is open a box? What what open a box opener boxes full of money. Okay. And that one too and I want. Yes. Okay. We've got a big problem. It sounds like if you had a whole warehouse one warehouse I worked for a lot of different people. Oh, this was this was just one time and sitting down with him. You know, of course, you do your research, and you have your sets of questions you won't ask the guy, but I wasn't expecting him to smile with his amazing mustache, by the way. And so funny recall what it was like laundering money through prostitutes in the eighties in Miami. I just wasn't expecting then them as officers for show companies. They would give you their their name and their ID for a couple of hundred dollars and they didn't have to have sex, but they could be officers of fictitious company. Exactly. Right. And I I just wasn't expecting the sense memory in his face to show end Bill. You know, that that's the kind of storytelling that I think is the, you know, I I look every the New York Times cover to cover every day. Can't imagine what real journalists have to go through to get these stories. There was a crazy weird joy about doing a hybrid series sitting in front of him former money launderer from the eighties. Who has just is just telling you story after straffed story that couldn't really end up in an article, but can end up on a on a streaming show. So the in that sense. It was a weird like it was kind of a weird hybrid people. Who remember the big shore will remember him with Margot Robbie where she's in a bathtub explaining subprime mortgages, you do something similar in this series with a singer Meghan Trainor who explains futures contract. It's kinda like a concert ticket tickets could solve months before actually before the contract is based on demand. I wouldn't chart a hundred dollars singing and arena fighting thing. I could sell it out. You could sell out the moon. Thank you hype. Man. Concert tickets, Wayne advanced because his resume. Meghan Trainor goes on to explain like what a future means. In terms of what the expectation is how it's valued. Based on what the buyer is going to get. And it really explains futures very well. And I'm wondering when you step back as somebody who is interested in this topic. Were there things that you thought you understood? But didn't. Yeah. I think the the futures examples actually a good one the at the end of that clip. She likens part of it too scalping and scalping tickets and to me like really when I saw that episode even though I had spent four months working on the series that wrapped up a lot of outstanding questions. I had rose trying to find the analogy trying to find the comparison. Obviously, that's that's not what I do. And and there were a lot of examples like that, you know, that episode on rubber was a particularly challenging one for us because to get this is a show that focused on the macro right in on on systems. But there were people we met and farmers. We spent time with whose livelihood are. You know being ruined by everyone from. The middleman who was nice enough to show us around his factory to you know, these future traitors. And it's I think it's easier, particularly for those of us who are actors right will like our lives are emotional, and we create emotion, it was kind of tough to have to be mature there and to say, okay, I need to find out more information about this. And I can't just sit here thinking this guy is the enemy, right? We're we're used to thinking and polarizing terms, and I think having those explainers having an analogy to something like ticket scalping really puts that in

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"adam mckay" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

02:44 min | 1 year ago

"adam mckay" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

"Go back still hurts like knows the greatest laugh ever. And you were injured that was a really good one Adam McKay injured by comedy injured, laughing other one I would say was directing will. Will in the first anchorman, and there's a scene that's actually cut from the movie where he's with Veronica, according stone with Christina Applegate at dinner apologizing for saying on the air that we been having sex. And in thing he started working people start coming up in the restaurant congratulating them on having sex. And we'll just improvise this response where it was like, I've got a bad back bad lower back. But I'll tell you you get me on the right night. I'll do some things in the bed that will blow your mind just improvised this line. And I'm not saying me repeating right? Now's the funny thing. It's one of those things in the moment. And I was directing the movie, and I think the budget for that movie was twenty two twenty three million dollars this back in two thousand two and I started laughing like lose control. Oh, like weird sounds. I had to run off the set in the daily you can see me in the background to run off the set. And I was like embarrassed. I was like, that's it's one thing a laugh as the director. But like I lost. And so those to optimize. Well, those are both great. Well, that was to pop in mind. Well, Adam Helen was eighty three hours. They went the full distance the fans will say McKay went the distance you really release three hours horse. That's incredible. The record. I think is three forty five. Wow. We could have done another half an hour to we could. I mean, we don't. No, no, no, three hours is bind blowing. We both feel good about this. Yeah. A younger may-maybe even more naive me would have been like, let's see how long he'll go. These days you have family. Why? A lot going on here. Leave it while it's still hot. That was a good conversation. So much are usually say like you feel you feel satisfied. I feel completely satisfied. Good. Yeah. Well, we have the thank you honor to meet you. Thank you. My absolute pleasure. Thank you for having me on. We have the guests say that the catchphrase which is keep it crispy. And that's how. Latest gentlemen, in your car at home, laying in bed on your phone outside some sort of work function because you wanted to listen to this keep it crispy. Was. On the faith. Or so Crispin Crispin?.

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"adam mckay" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

03:57 min | 1 year ago

"adam mckay" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

"In Philly. My roommate got tickets to orchestral maneuvers in the dark and Depeche mode. And I was in a hard core. Punk and hip hop. Phase. That's all I listen to was like, the damned and schooling D And steady be in like Philly rappers. And but I wanted to be a nice guy. And I said I will go to the concert with you. And I went on. I realized I hated it. I'm usually pretty light out a guy like I'll make the best of anything. I just sat there miserable without gunned. That's I didn't I couldn't even fake it. And that's what I was doing. And vowed will listen to this Val. You are my heart. So like facial expression doesn't match what he's saying, by the way. I was literally using it as a meditation to go this to say yes to this too. And my mind got the better of me. And obviously, I kept all this myself. And it was I just can't I can't merge. What happened? I wonder if it happens it happened for dinner the other night too because we finished this whole vice run of the release the award stuff and the Oscars on Sunday. And I was like I am staying in for like four days. And then the second night we had a birthday dinner for a beer close almost family member like friend, and I'm like, there's no way I can't go to that. And I went and the entire meal, I was like cranky. And I was like so high should be home. So it was almost like a baby. Like, I told my wife like I was like, it's just you know, finally tonight, I could be home. And then like an hour later. I was a jerk. Like, no, it's okay. Fortunately, I didn't wreck the meal I kept it under wraps enough. I had a good time. But a late too. I think everyone can relate to that. There's sometimes when you feel like a baby and you go like, it's okay. And to the point where a little bit wanted to cry. I understand like a little bit felt like not a hard Saab, but like just tear up a little bit. I get and felt really sorry for myself backer till I would say. Is that your belief in your story? The story that you're telling yourself and your identification with that story is causing you suffering. Don't you see what we're doing is? We're going. This was my night. Obviously. It's just the moment and eternity is not a concept is time as a concept we're in eternity, and that's all it's real. And that's what I'm telling myself watching rupaul drag race, and it doesn't fucking work all the time. He's colors too bright. I can't I keep going like, isn't it beautiful that that these men are expressing themselves? I couldn't find a way I daughter loves rupaul, everybody watches, everyone has been the conventions downtown with their friends people. I've never watched an episode. But every time she talks about it. Of course. God bless you. But I didn't do it. You did. I didn't watch an episode. I'm actually impressed. Well, oh God. And see you just did for me what I did for you with your movie 'cause I I wanted to be seen. Yeah. I think the fact that you you even knew and told your wife love you. I'm gonna do this. You actually were like I can't swim. Let's go for a swim. Come on love you. And you went out and Maury. You'll wrapped itself around. To go to this is fun. I knew like you're drowning that is. And now, you feel bad that you were drowning. Yes. And you weren't prepared for that. You don't think less than me that I like it? I was like absolutely not raise anatomy was that one for my wife about ten years ago. She got integrates outta me. And my wife's at theater directors directed film, very talented discriminating person, she felt kind of almost bad that she liked it. My cunnie. I watched I watched like dateline crazzy bad TV enjoy your show, and she loved it and had a blast watching it. And then one night she said, please watch with me. I think it's really good. And I did it for ten minutes. And I I actually smart enough to do this. I don't wanna wreck this for you. You should just enjoy this. It's not my bag..

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"adam mckay" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

04:00 min | 1 year ago

"adam mckay" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

"And I'm like I said to him because it was it was five years before he died. So I was grown up enough. He could talk to me straight. Mike. I I drink one MARTINI. Go to I'm bombed. I wanna say though, not to take away from this man's legacy as his Steeler legacy. But they were smaller cups were they you get a MARTINI now on you're like, oh, look at Martinez in sex and the city then look in the Martinez and madman. They were smaller that that's good. Very good. I think they still burned it down back in. But the whiskey was stronger. The vodka was very interesting last MARTINI was the green mill in Chicago twenty. That's how drunk got me the end Martinez Martinez. I stop doing used to drink martinis in gulps. What I do Manhattan's. I'd call it fast. Manhattan's? I knew I had to stop drinking because it was what I would like rap parties and stuff it'd be like we're doing fast Manhattan's get everybody in Manhattan and would drink it into. And that's not what are you doing there? I don't I'm not sexualizing. My whatever. At that wasn't great. This is actually sat on my part. I was about to say it depends on old. You are because twenty three that's a blast. Yeah. But I think if the one that because the religion. So I do later is now but going back I say this all the time like chasing a narrative that wasn't mine. The like you're successful. So get fucked up isn't really isn't a wise use of your joy God. No, right. You no. There's a better way that the man doesn't want you to know about. Me like that. That's what I'm saying. Yeah. I bought into the cigarettes when I was like twenty two once you get hooked on a may or hard to lose believe that so psychological theory nine eleven. They we heard from Clinton himself. We were in New York, and we were doing that Bush shou. And we had lunch with Clinton will Ferrell one. I'm sorry. Yeah. Farrell did a one man show is W Bush. You're welcome America, directed it. And did some of the writing on it? And he was amazing, and it was a blast and taking a shower after those eight years mazing experience, but in the middle of it. We got a call Clinton's up in Harlem have lunch with you were like, yeah. Clinton fan. But I was like what you love this act. Can't say no to that. Yeah. I love the. Here as a sack. I want you to know right off the bat. I only one sunglasses and play sax. Or that's like that's like thrash black metal Arkansas is setting the me. So we go of laundry, he tells us he goes, I do the exit interview with tradition going president meets with the incoming president. And he said he said, I looked right in the eyes. I said listen, I know that you are concerned about Saddam Hussein. But I'm telling you right now, we have him contained, and he is not a threat right now. No to keep an eye on this Osama bin Laden he is determined to strike you'd like us almost the exact same line. But she is committed to striking America the teller. I've read he is an immediate and real threat. And I said, oh my God. Two months painting toys. And he's only rolled his eyes at me. And I was like, no. I mean, I'm sure if you're a Republican or Bush supporting outs Clinton, we're having lunch with them. It's the three of us in like an assistant at the end of the table. Like, I believe them. Ever later that Richard Clarke, the counterterrorism guy was in the White House trying to get meetings with them, and they were blowing them off like, and we know that they sent that intelligence down to Texas. They had a CIA guy FBI hand delivered to the president saying this is a big deal..

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"adam mckay" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

04:23 min | 1 year ago

"adam mckay" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

"And it doesn't mean I'm not giving notes doesn't mean I'm not having conversations and the same with Amy Adams same with Sam Rockwell. The whole other guy blew me away was Tyler Perry was like crazy good. But the bail moment of like when he does the monologue in the end, you just get goosebumps. That's the fan part of it. And he's mantle Streep. Oh, that's nice and. A little St. there's nothing better beat it. And it wasn't very good. We should Christian crystalline crystalline crystalline, Maryland, Meryl. Bill Maher crystalline Belp terror. I know you probably don't add a lot at that. Or because you know, what that was that was compassion. That was a real join me on your old school right here. Couldn't believe you went into that area. But there's no way I didn't have your back man going in. So you'd be five feet from the greatness. And. Yeah, you get bumps. It happened. A lot on this movie. I feel like it's one of the great performances. I try and separate myself because we made the movie, but even separating myself the crew was saying everyone was saying it's like one of the great performances like Christian Bale's, regardless of what anyone thinks politically thinks of the movie all of that aside. Yeah. It's jaw-dropping. That's right. Yeah. And Adams to is agreed jaw-dropping good and. Don't call me Linney shape or guys that fucking great. Yeah. It's things like that. Where someone it's almost Mambety where someone is responding to something three lines ago. It's the best that I as a writer. That's all I'm trying to do the joy of and then they respond, my scripts have a lot of readers in them. Like, I wanted to be like, no, you know, in the way, you say, no that you're agreeing. Because I want people to do what she was doing awkward, and that's also once again credit to my editor hand Corwin in. He loves that kind of awkwardness goes towards it. Yeah. He looks for moments where the actors break that he can actually put in the movie. Yeah. Was a couple of in the movie whole, wait, all if you get these then that's downright eerie. I'm trying to think which one St. in. Oh, there's a big one. There's a big one. There's kind of actually one that gets a giant response when he first meets our second time he meets with Bush with the chicken with chicken member. When it cuts to him laughing is and then it cuts right back to him deadpan. That's failed. The breaking in the scene Sam Rockwell made him laugh. No, that's actually bail just laughing. And that was my brilliant editor hand Corwin was low, Hank. Oh, my God and your DVD's and Greg will and your there's no question in Nick brutal. I also as someone who's eaten and scenes now admired how much Sam was eating chicken. And how essential it was that he was eating the check we had a running get that chicken. And it's one of those stories of as I can I get some chicken. And we're like, yes, you can we'd like the speed in a car to go try and find chicken tiddle nowhere that he get the burn. Thank god. We did. Because all my what do you like the Danish now, I don't give a shit. It's my guess, but the Danish the sound of the Danish you go that's a White House. Danish. You gotta be kidding. Twenty minute conversation about the movie for me. This is freaky. Sarah. Crab service. Dana, Chris, Chris Carrabba's, your sound mixer does Paul Tom movies. You know, he's always. Yes. You know, he's the best. I thought of when you said twenty minute conversation about the sound of that Dana. Well, when you said, nobody cares about the sound of the Danish. You didn't see Pete Holmes? 'cause I was like they have to eat the best. Dana Dana tweet tweeted. did more times we this onto that. Danish. He moment because he's fully in his power that that flash forward. There's one. He can't be eating a baby's head and not hear the crunch of the Risi. If we named our podcast would call this the sound of the Danish head to I very old, and we SNL where I was a baby had vendor. No woman come through with Brian stack..

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"adam mckay" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

02:30 min | 1 year ago

"adam mckay" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

"You. With me. Happening. This is Adam McKay. Holy shit. I love Adam McKay. You love Adam McKay, Adam McKay, you know, anchorman can stepbrothers we talk about all this and most recently vice my favorite movie from last year as you're about to hear in this episode. Vice was for me, I enjoy device I got vice? And if you haven't seen it it is now available on itunes with special features wonderfulness like that. I bought it. Even though I had the show biz people screener for it. Because I wanted to sweep sweet extra features obviously Christian bale won awards for his performance as Dick Cheney as Vice President Dick Cheney vice with respect Vice President Dick Cheney. It's an incredible movie. If you haven't seen it as you know, me from this podcast. I'm not like a politically obsessed person. But I love that movie. It's hilarious. It's incredible very very interesting and very very important also have been getting more and more in Tatham other films. Even since we did this podcast the big shorts. I've watched twice since this conversation. I sort of I sort of woke me up to his style and even deeper appreciation of what he's done. So check out all this stuff. But especially vice which is out. Now this conversation. We actually recorded the day. I found out crashing wasn't coming back. I tell you that because you'll see it's such a great conversation. So obviously, I got this bad news. And then I went and talked to Adam. And he was such a delight that for three hours. I didn't even think about it. We just had like a lovely effortless chat. And I'm so happy that we know each other. Now, it's a classic. It's a classic. I think you're gonna love it. So let's get into it. I do wanna plug, you know, I'm gonna plug someone else's book. This by Michael Gungor? Remember, Michael Gungor? If you didn't listen to that. Episode incredible episode his book, this is one of the books currently reading it's incredible. I'm blown away. It's so so amazing. You can preorder this. You can also preorder my book comedy sex God on Amazon or you.

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James Gunn re-hired as &apos;Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3&apos; director

/Film Daily

03:48 min | 1 year ago

James Gunn re-hired as &apos;Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3&apos; director

"My life. This is amazing. I am also a guardians mega family. You know, before we get into the reaction. Ben tell us what is going on here. Yes. So deadline reports that they've confirmed with both marvel and with James guns represent representatives that James Gunn is coming back to direct guardians of the galaxy volume three. They said that this decision was actually made months ago after after conversations between gun and Walt Disney studios president Allen horn. Apparently, they talked a bunch of times and horn just decided that it was a good idea to bring him back on he made some sort of mentioned that horn was convinced or felt that guns reaction was appropriate in terms of just like apologizing again, and sort of keeping his head low and not really. You know, making a big fuss about everything, and they just you know, the professional way that James Gunn hand handled this entire terrible situation, which was orchestrated in bad faith from the very beginning. It seems like his professionalism ended up coming back around in being the thing that that ended up getting him the job again marvel apparently never met with or considered any other director four guardians three. So although that talk about maybe Tikal ITT or Adam McKay, potentially stepping in was just you know, unfounded rumor, and we the only other really concrete piece of information. That's probably worth noting here is that James Gunn is going to direct. The suicide squad aka suicide squad too for DC, and then begin production on gardens of galaxy volume three so marvel and Disney are letting him I guess honored that the deal that he's already made with Warner Brothers in DC and letting him tackle that film. I before gardens three it's up and running by the way, letting him tackle. Oh that foam. I I think is a bit loaded. I keep on seeing people say Twitter. I'm sure he has a contract that prevents him from doing anything until he's done with the suicide squad. You know? You know? It's probably true. Yeah. I I could have chosen better words to to say that. Yeah. Good call. But people are like surprised that like marvelous letting him do that I feel like there's no way around that. It's quad comes out in the summer of two thousand twenty one which means that we're probably not he's not probably not going to get started on guardians three until probably late twenty twenty one which means we won't see until twenty twenty two or twenty twenty three. Right. Yeah. But the good news about this to like the script on stuff they might be able to fast track. It you know, depending on how I guess how far they had if they were into pre production at all before they were they had bore. They were vocation scouting. They were then. So it might not be may not take them as long. So maybe they'll get it done sooner. Yeah. Maybe he can, you know, do the the rest of wall E's working on to quite. I'm not sure how like contracts work if you're even allowed technically to do that. When you're committing yourself to one studio for one film. But okay, Brad, I I know you kinda gave you reaction, but give us a little more of it. No, I'm I'm so pump for this. It's it's been such a Downer ever since James gone was fired even rewatching the guardians movies. Just thinking about you know, him not being around for the third chapter him not getting a complete what he set out from the beginning. You know, he had talked about before how guardians three. He was supposed to, you know, bring the arcs of the original guardians to an end. And you know, usher in a new era for them made with some new characters and kind of kick off the the next ten years of the cosmic side of the marvel cinematic universe. Even though they've Kevin as recently kind of downplayed that a little bit.

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Writers Guild Awards: The Americans, Mrs. Maisel and Barry Among Winners

KNX Programming

00:51 sec | 1 year ago

Writers Guild Awards: The Americans, Mrs. Maisel and Barry Among Winners

"It's the writers guild awards that will be held in a joint presentation both in Beverly Hills in New York City, and of course, we'll recognize creators on the big and small screen up for the WG a award for drama series writing our the teams behind f X's the Americans AMC's better call Saul net. Flicks is the crown who's the Handmaid's tale and HBO's succession. Let's do it again. And just like this. I'm like, you're at a party and everything's crazy. That's from FX is Atlanta, which leads the nominations in the comedy series category. It's joined by HBO's berry. Netflix glow. NBC's the good place and prime videos. The marvelous MRs Mazel also during the award show vise screen writer, Adam McKay will receive the WGN as Paul seldom awarded honors work, highlighting constitutional and civil rights and

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"adam mckay" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

01:58 min | 1 year ago

"adam mckay" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"I was joking with my editor that like we're definitely showing pit stains in this movie. We're definitely not being cool about it. We are fully waving our arms in the air and saying something very very wrong. So it's less cool in vice and vice you know, in this current climate that we live in, you know, stumbled into the red versus blue nonsense that kind of filters every basic fact that we encounter this world. So that's kind of a hornet's nest unto itself, but I think the use of that kind of routine breaking formula, breaking style in vice is more to say, hey, things are really really wrong on a bigger grander scale. And depending on who the person is some people love that some people hate that. You know, there's a lot of people that like the cool remove of watching the world click by and in that movie were definitely saying, no, no. I wanna break as many moments as I can I want I want people to be inside of this. There is someone who said like, you know, like it or not as the audience in vice you're involved in this movie. I thought that's pretty great. I can stand by that for better or for worse, depending on your opinion. There's no doubt the audience is very involved in that movie and McCain so grateful to you for taking the time to be on bullseye. It was really nice to get to meet you. I've admired your work for so long. Thank you for having me on. This was fun. Adam McKay, vice is still in theaters you can go check it out there. Like, I said before it is up eight Academy Awards, including best picture best director and best original screenplay. Find out who won on Sunday, February twenty fourth. Since I have my own radio show. I'm going to take this opportunity to tell everyone listening that Adam mckay's film.

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"adam mckay" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

02:54 min | 1 year ago

"adam mckay" Discussed on Fresh Air

"That sounds like a guy who's I don't quite want to say afraid of someone but can't handle someone getting the presidential campaign between George W Bush, and Al Gore when will Ferrell was playing W Bush, and you were working with will Ferrell on writing writing, the Bush sketches Bush was usually depicted as a kind of bumbling, not very smart frat, boy, kinda guy who drank a lot and didn't take things very seriously like to party and have beer, did you have any idea in those days? During the campaign, the Bush would become along with Cheney. So consequential in changing the course of American and world history. That's the scariest single sentence. I've ever heard. No, no. I did not. It was amazing. I often refer to this moment when I talked to people about wind. We know that America was going down, a very, strange course. And once again, you know, regardless of your political opinion, whether it's right or left. I knew something was different after that first bait with gore and Bush, we were all at thirty rock watching it on television in one of my friends offices. And I just thought it was embarrassing. I thought we were clearly seeing a guy who had no qualifications to be there, and George W Bush had a ten year gap and his employment history. That's actually true ten years where he didn't work at all his first job at a college was selling tropical plants, clearly the only stock in trade he had was his family name. And by the way, I'm not. Not saying gore was perfect, but you know, Gore's a professional he's been around for a while. So we were watching this debate. And we were like this is really ridiculous. And then I went and I walked around the hallways of SNL, and I saw several people, and I said, can you believe this craziness that's going on? And they went what do you mean? I think Bush is great. And I'll just never forget the look in their eyes. And I realized at that point we had slipped in two different reality. And sure enough, you know, he I don't know some people would say didn't win, but he squeezed, you know, he squeaked out a win. And I'll tell you for sure the second time, he ran he definitely one. I mean, America definitely picked him and Cheney it was that's one of the strangest moments I've ever experienced in my life. My guest is Adam McKay, he's nominated for Golden Globes for writing and for directing the new film. Vice we'll talk more after a break, and Jeff nimberg will tell us about a communications breakdown between border patrol agents and migrants from south of the border. That's getting little attention. I'm Terry.

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"adam mckay" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

04:00 min | 1 year ago

"adam mckay" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

"With Adam McKay for an upcoming episode of south beats that's ends. He talked to him about his new film. Vice in theaters Christmas day, here's a portion of that interview when they discuss working with Christian bale on the new film, Christian bale out, I know Daniel Day-Lewis. The guy who gets all the credit as fest being guy. But I don't know a lot of people doing better work than Christian bale. I did not recognize him in the trailer. I saw for vice I can't believe that he looks that much like Dick Cheney. I didn't know it was Christian bale that seems like real genius their Adam Hyde one of the great thespians of our time. It's I gotta tell you. It is like a once in. I don't know generation once every ten years kinda performance. I was in awe of what he did. And not only him EMMY Adams to uncork so performance for the ages, and this movie that kind of the two of them are kind of Dick Cheney. It's it's a breathtaking performance and the transformation, and you know, it's not just weight gain and make up its he got every single little physical nuance and tick and habit of this guy. Not only do they do that. But then he understands psychologically why the guys moving that way. And it was something to behold, I mean, it's one of those ones I jokingly said, it's like when you act with with will Ferrell when I'm directing fair, it's like riding a catch back and forth. We're throwing stuff back when you watch. Balance some of these moments you feel like you're just quietly watching nor wall like three ching through ice. You just wanna be very still and not Reckitt. And it's it's something to hold the truly is do you have a great Christian bale story for us. I don't know if you want to tell the one that rescues the life or not. But if you have a better one, then that will take two. Tono? I've a better one. I don't know if they're a better story with another actor, then that story going to tell the people who don't know tell that story for the people who don't know it. So it was two weeks after we're done shooting. We're getting ready to go into the edit, you know, which takes awhile, and I realized oh my God. I've put on about fifteen pounds on this movie, and like an absolute fool, I'm still smoking. And my doctor's been just banging on my head for like four years going stop this. And so I call my trainer I'm like cod. We gotta get twenty pounds off smokes have to go, and we're working out of my hands feel kinda Tinguely, and I can't catch my breath and trying to like this goods. So we like stopped for a while. He's like, how do you feel that might come? Okay. I just feel queasy in my stomach could feel sick to my stomach. It's that's not like a heart attack. And he's like you. Sure, you sure. And I know you can go you go. I finally convinced him to leave and the second leaves. I remember Christian bale onset telling me when we shot a Dick Cheney heart attacks, and how do you want me to do the heart attack? One of the more common ways is a queasy six stomach. It's not always the arm or chest. And I remember saying Christian like really, I didn't know that that's interesting. And right in them moment. I jumped up off the couch and I sprinted upstairs, and I just grabbed baby aspirin and pop like four of them and then called nine one one. And when I got to the hospital the doctor was like because you came in so fast. There's no damage to your heart. You're you're gonna be okay. Why did you do that? And I was like Christian bale told me to great great. Great story. Good god. So one hundred end. And it was very scary. I mean, what's the worst? Is. It scares your whole family. I mean, it's just it's terrible. But once I was told there was no damage, and I was okay massive relief..

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"adam mckay" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

04:00 min | 1 year ago

"adam mckay" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

"With Adam McKay for an upcoming episode of south beats that's ends. He talked to him about his new film. Vice in theaters Christmas day, here's a portion of that interview when they discuss working with Christian bale on the new film, Christian bale out, I know Daniel Day-Lewis. The guy who gets all the credit as fest being guy. But I don't know a lot of people doing better work than Christian bale. I did not recognize him in the trailer. I saw for vice I can't believe that he looks that much like Dick Cheney. I didn't know it was Christian bale that seems like real genius their Adam Hyde one of the great thespians of our time. It's I gotta tell you. It is like a once in. I don't know generation once every ten years kinda performance. I was in awe of what he did. And not only him EMMY Adams to uncork so performance for the ages, and this movie that kind of the two of them are kind of Dick Cheney. It's it's a breathtaking performance and the transformation, and you know, it's not just weight gain and make up its he got every single little physical nuance and tick and habit of this guy. Not only do they do that. But then he understands psychologically why the guys moving that way. And it was something to behold, I mean, it's one of those ones I jokingly said, it's like when you act with with will Ferrell when I'm directing fair, it's like riding a catch back and forth. We're throwing stuff back when you watch. Balance some of these moments you feel like you're just quietly watching nor wall like three ching through ice. You just wanna be very still and not Reckitt. And it's it's something to hold the truly is do you have a great Christian bale story for us. I don't know if you want to tell the one that rescues the life or not. But if you have a better one, then that will take two. Tono? I've a better one. I don't know if they're a better story with another actor, then that story going to tell the people who don't know tell that story for the people who don't know it. So it was two weeks after we're done shooting. We're getting ready to go into the edit, you know, which takes awhile, and I realized oh my God. I've put on about fifteen pounds on this movie, and like an absolute fool, I'm still smoking. And my doctor's been just banging on my head for like four years going stop this. And so I call my trainer I'm like cod. We gotta get twenty pounds off smokes have to go, and we're working out of my hands feel kinda Tinguely, and I can't catch my breath and trying to like this goods. So we like stopped for a while. He's like, how do you feel that might come? Okay. I just feel queasy in my stomach could feel sick to my stomach. It's that's not like a heart attack. And he's like you. Sure, you sure. And I know you can go you go. I finally convinced him to leave and the second leaves. I remember Christian bale onset telling me when we shot a Dick Cheney heart attacks, and how do you want me to do the heart attack? One of the more common ways is a queasy six stomach. It's not always the arm or chest. And I remember saying Christian like really, I didn't know that that's interesting. And right in them moment. I jumped up off the couch and I sprinted upstairs, and I just grabbed baby aspirin and pop like four of them and then called nine one one. And when I got to the hospital the doctor was like because you came in so fast. There's no damage to your heart. You're you're gonna be okay. Why did you do that? And I was like Christian bale told me to great great. Great story. Good god. So one hundred end. And it was very scary. I mean, what's the worst? Is. It scares your whole family. I mean, it's just it's terrible. But once I was told there was no damage, and I was okay massive relief..

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"adam mckay" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused

Happy Sad Confused

04:19 min | 1 year ago

"adam mckay" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused

"Now. Like are you a racist? Consumer all media of comedy, whether you what goes into your brain. Now, you know, it's ridiculous is a huge NBA fan. Yeah. So I watched tons of NBA, and I listened to tons of NBA. So I listen to a lot of like the ringer NBA podcast. I love Dan lebatardshow is one of my favorites out there, actually, oddly a big sports fan. And then also watch Chris Hayes I like a lot and I'll still watch comedy. I'll watch like every fourth scenario. I watch like every fourth John Oliver this kind of not that definitive up out there right now about four. Oh, no. That's not true. John Mullany last special. I inhale I just thought that was his in fact, that's the best bit about Donald Trump. That's been done. So far is the horse loose in the hospital. Big John Mullany, did I would put that number one of all the comedy bits that have done have been done. And I think I think he's the one I would really look at that. Maybe could crack some of the stuff that's going on. But I also think comedy is kind of reloading I think comedy is trying to figure out what's going on. Because as you said the the world is on fire. The world is just in a state of insanity right now. So comedy is really trying to figure out what's going on. And I know you're very outspoken as I appreciate on the environmental from. I what my wife works for the entity. So does she lesser? God bless our big supporter. Same here. Yeah. Obviously they're doing what they can in these times. I mean, and you've talked I think recently about tackling that subject in in your art to do you have a comedic version of the after tomorrow in your. Glatz operate. Now. What do you got such a bummer, man? It's. It's common. It's reality. It's a big bowl of reality rolling across the horizon line. Global warming is way worse than anyone thinks it is it's coming. It's getting worse faster than we think it is. And I would so much rather go do a basketball movie right now. But like I just feel like in twenty five years. My kids would look at me like you did a basketball like two games. We're SPF clothing, and like, and you did a movie about a monkey that joined the basketball exactly, by the way that would work. And so, yeah, I don't think we have much of a choice, man. I think it so I'm trying to figure one out. That's not you know. So, but but holy crap. Man. I mean, your wife works. She knows this ain't no joke. I mean, people think like, oh, that's a left-wing subject. Oh, that's something some people talking about. No, it's you know, the data the metro everything is rock solid. Like this thing is barreling down on us. So yeah, I'm trying to figure out a way to do it for sure in the horrifying thing. It's not a problem until it's a problem. There are problems. And we you know, we we see it every day. But like it feels like inevitably it's going to be something catastrophic. That's going to be the. That my friend Kevin Mesic who's a producer on the movie his entire neighborhood burned down except like in the circle in the middle of his house. Some out didn't burn down. And then we were up in San Francisco mixing the movie, and we went to leave. And I swear to God the smoke was so thick our eyes were watering our lungs were burning and oh it's coming. It's coming. Okay. Let's let's shift gears. Frivolous gets go back through directing career highlight can be a little bit. I like it. Okay. So it's interesting. So I have like a Stiller in here recently, and we were talking about he had mixed feelings about going back and doing Zander two posts. Sure post that I mean like he had been asked about that for like fifteen years, and then he delivered it in the world didn't want it to. And he was like thinking still like sorting. So I'm curious to someone who's who kind of dealt with that too. I mean, I commend did very well. A little bit of that too. But they're yes, I'm just curious like, and you I'm sure you wrestled with that too..

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"adam mckay" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused

Happy Sad Confused

02:21 min | 1 year ago

"adam mckay" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused

"Ruin kind of like, some of the the tangents that you go in this film. But there's something that happened. Forty five minutes into the film, basically in the film. That's one of my favorite choices. I think I've seen in a film in quite some. I would say honestly, one of my favorite things to that. We've ever done in a movie. Yeah. It's just it's a commitment to it too. It's not ten second Gresham choice goes and goes and goes, and I'm sure audience listener sort of frustrated by dancing around it. But trust me, it'll be worth the wait. I guess my question is like when you propose something like that to the studio at this point. Like, do you have final cut on these just give me a sense sort of like what the what are the conversations? What's the trust factor for something? Like that. That is pretty patchy crazy if it doesn't. It's crazy, but does work too. Well, yeah, I definitely have final cut. I mean that helps and I've been doing this a long time, and they kind of know can do stuff like that. So I think there's also just an unspoken agreement that like, look, I mean, I I also test my stuff, right? You know? I put my stuff up in front of crowds, which a lot of people don't do. So I wanna see at work like we weren't making vice to be, you know, an obscure art film. I want it to play. And and because of that they it also scares the crap out of the studio because they get to see all the versions that don't work, and but at the end of the day when they see it it works. You know? So so there were definitely moments with the moment, you're talking about where it was not working, and they were like, you should cut that. And I was I know it's going to work it's going to work like gimme gimme a Bedier. And so yeah, the testing tends to kind of. Like, I I like to put it to the final kind of proof, and that's like putting it in front of an audience, and because of that people relax in the end the studios, and you did have I know musical number. And this is that something that just went through tests. Things broke my heart. It was almost made it it was good. It just it was a little too long. It didn't fit the tone early in the movie. It'll definitely be an extra when the movie comes out, and it's really well done. But yeah, just didn't work curiously in an approach of a bio pic of sorts, whatever we call this..

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"adam mckay" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused

Happy Sad Confused

03:07 min | 1 year ago

"adam mckay" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused

"Should we just want shin? Let's do it. Mr. McKenna Stewart. Thanks for coming today. You don't want me to sing the national anthem. Obviously, as you know on happy second podcast we start with them a song choice. Okay. What do you sing for us that high sing I sing? Then. I don't know. They're doing other words either that or the national anthem, but thanks Ravony, man. No. I'm always been such a fan of your work. I love this new film of ice is what we're gonna be talking about in part today as as well as your esteemed career, sir. Wow. It is. It's a steam don't you feel the Stephen in this country cotton at that point? So you've made it. I think it steamy. It's a steam in a window wis room, doing podcasts supporting film, you know, you've made it. I don't think it's a spoiler to is it a sport mention the very last line in in vice the one that runs in the credits that I know absolutely adore. No, you're safe. I can't wait to see the new fast and furious movie that looks lit. And that is the responsiveness in me every time seen twice now. It kinda sums up a lot of what we're dealing with and twenty eighteen billion to twenty nineteen. Now how many different versions of that one? Did you have that was a one shot that actress made me laugh, and I just said say that line and Greg Frazier RDP was right over shoulders. We got one take where she said it. And then at the very end of the cut when we were like, Capri cutting the movie, let's put that in and it just made us laugh doesn't speak to you like something. Like, I mean, obviously, your career has has kind of evolved where you know, the early films were more sensibly sheer, pure entertainment. And then it did evolve. Like the other guys cetera. You can certainly see you're talking about some some important issues. Do you feel like in twenty two thousand nineteen with the world on fire? We're not able to make pure entertainment anymore. Yeah. It's kind of tricky. Right. I mean, God, I keep telling people man we had fun making those comedies in the early two thousands. But I don't know it just feels crazy at this point. It gets to the degree of fiddling while Rome burns. So we just kind of adjusted to what the world was doing. I mean, the nice thing is we still can joke around. I mean, there's still some funny stuff in vice there's still very funny stuff in the big shored. But the world is very strange right now. So it's. God bless anchorman in Talladega nights. But now we had to change. What's our these last couple films, a little more satisfying in some way, or you're getting something different out of the experience on the big short. Vice what I love about it. I'd love comedy is obviously really hard like when you're reading comedy every line is kinda brutalized every line is being like sharpened almost.

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"adam mckay" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused

Happy Sad Confused

04:34 min | 1 year ago

"adam mckay" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused

"Today on happy said confused, Adam McKay combines comedy drama in the new Dick Cheney bio pic, vice hey, guys. I'm Josh Horowitz. Welcome to another edition of happy. Sad confused. Welcome to a very fun conversation with a filmmaker and writer that I very much Meyer. Adam McKay is the guests happy second fuse today. His very first visit to the podcast, and as I said, his new film that's getting a ton of attention. And as it should it's one of my favorites of the year. It is the Christian bale. Yes, Christian bale as Dick Cheney bio-pic called vice much like Adam ks last film. The big short vice treads that line between comedy and drama in a way that really only advocate is operating. And nowadays, it has an amazing on Sombor of actors in it behind Christian bills. Revelatory transformation is are the likes of Amy Adams, and Steve Carell and Sam Rockwell? And that's just the tip of the iceberg, virtually every actor every character that pops up in this film is played by a great talent. It's a super entertaining. And and disturbing film. It's by turns of funny and tragic and frustrating, and it is one of my favorites as I said of the year, and at the very least you cannot deny the power of Christian Bale's performance in this AB Adams is similarly fantastic. As Lynn Cheney well worth your time. Vice comes out Christmas day fun for the whole family. But no, I do highly recommend it. And it was a real real treat to have Adam on the podcasts. He's somebody. I've want to have on the show along while because I greatly respect his contributions. As a filmmaker. And as a writer this guy, if you talk to anybody in comedy the last twenty twenty five years he is at or near the top of the list. He was a master improv founding member of the upright citizens brigade. When on a head writer at Saturday Night Live started directing shorts there some of which are some of my favorites. I mentioned the the procedure which is one that he did starring will Ferrell and Willem Dafoe. I highly recommend that when you can just Google that one and it'll pop up, but then he went on to start directing his own features. And they're some of the classics classic comedies of our times, anchorman stepbrothers and then Talladega nights the other guys anchorman two he's he's really he's really made some of the funniest contents. I can think of on a big screen in the last couple of decades. And he is. No surprise. Similarly, funny, Reverend in person, and this is a great conversation. He he's very open about the new film vice but also about his collaborations with will Ferrell some of the scripts that have or haven't been produced some of the background of what it was like to make anchorman his first feature and how much free reign he was given on that some of the techniques he employs as a director his contribution to aunt, man. He was a writer on the film and his interest in making a comic movie. There's some real interesting stuff here about the comic book character that he would still like to direct in a feature. Film might surprise you that is very famous marvel character that has not gotten a solo film as of yet. Stay tuned for the answer of that to that question. There's a lot here to enjoy your comedy fan. If you're fan of SNL if you're fan of the works of will Ferrell and Adam McKay. This one's for you. As always remember to review rate and subscribe, happy say confused as the podcast. You're listening to in case you just stumbled into a strange podcasts nother region. Thank you for tuning in as always. And I hope you guys enjoy this one. I believe this is this is going to be our last of twenty eighteen it's been quite a year. We've already got a bunch of great guests that have been banked for early twenty nineteen. I'm excited to to share those with you. But I think we're ending on a really special note with one of my favorites of the year. Vice and it's director Adam McKay, guys..

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Golden Globes nominations and the Oscars find a host...for now

KCRW's Hollywood Breakdown

04:23 min | 1 year ago

Golden Globes nominations and the Oscars find a host...for now

"KCRW sponsors include neon presenting vox, Lux, twenty-first-century portrait of Celeste a pop megastar grappling with a tragic past starring Academy Award winner, Natalie Portman and Academy Award nominee, Jude law academy eligible in all categories opens Friday. I'm Kim masters, and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me is Matt Bellamy of the Hollywood reporter, and Matt we have the Golden Globes nominations out today, and I cannot discuss the Golden Globes without once again, noting what the heck are the Golden Globes. I mean, this is a group of foreign press people, and they are not a big group about ninety. I think is how many there are and they have managed, you know, kudos to them to create this gigantic deal around a bunch of reporters, some of them who I think are not even fulltime reporters may not have been published for awhile anywhere that you've even heard of. But whatever they've made it into this huge deal this huge telecast. And even though it has no connection to the academy whatsoever. It is. Deemed to have influence, so I guess we have to talk about. Yeah. And the fact of the matter is the Globes do matter they're an awards body that starts off the season their their nominations are in play during the very important holiday movie going seasons. So they can be influential on box office, and they are an indicator of the Oscar nominations, and I think this year the big winner from the globe. It's gotta be vice the Dick Cheney movie from Adam McKay, which has six nominations to lead the field. Yeah. I mean vices people thought that Christian bale would be nominated for playing Dick Cheney. But I don't think it had been seen in the best picture category. I don't know if it truly influences, but maybe on some unconscious level this attention does influence, so I'll let you have that point. Again. There are some changes. I do think that the Hollywood Foreign Press has tried to do better. There has been a wrap in the past that they snub movies with African American cats that did not happen this year movies that are in the mix. This year are black klansman. From Spike Lee, Black Panther. Of course, the marvel movie, and if Beale street could talk which is based on James Baldwin story. So those movies are in and that's better one thing that has not gotten better. And this was pointed out last year by Natalie Portman and announcing the nominations no women nominees again in the director category. That is unfortunate. I don't think the Academy Awards nominations will likely have any female directors. Either least how it's playing out right now Tamara Jenkins is sort of in the race for the fertility drama private life that she directed for net. Flicks. There is Debra Granik has leave no trace, but that's considered a smaller movie, and Marielle Heller has can you ever forgive me, which is getting more notice for Melissa McCarthy's performance, and she was nominated today as well. Yeah. Of course, there's khloe show with the writer, which just wanna Critics Award in New York. So that I think might be on the academy's potentially. It's a small. Movie, but potentially on the kademi threat. Our TV is where the most controversy happens, you know, things like succession overlooked, which is a very well regarded HBO series, and you know, certain things that don't seem to make sense, but I'm just going to pivot away from that for second to talk briefly about the Academy Awards after a long delay. The academy has come up with a host or ABC for the ABC telecast, Kevin Hart instantly, there are issues on the internet because of homophobic jokes that Kevin Hart had tweeted unfortunate. But it's a very tough job the academy to find a host. And it looks like they may have overlooked something here. Yeah, he certainly popular and has a lot of movies that people love. So we'll see when that they stay with them. Thank you, Matt. Thank you. That's Melanie editorial director of the Hollywood reporter. He joins me this Monday at two o'clock on the business. I'm Kim masters, and this is the Hollywood breakdown KCRW sponsors include neon presenting vox Lux at twenty-first-century portrait of Celeste. A pop megastar grab. Alling with a tragic past starring Academy Award winner, Natalie Portman and Academy Award nominee, Jude law academy eligible in all categories opens Friday, this podcast was made by public radio station. KCRW our status has a nonprofit enables us to make bold and unusual programs. But we need your support to keep it that way donate or become a member at KCRW dot com slash join.

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"adam mckay" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

04:14 min | 2 years ago

"adam mckay" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

"McKay joins us on ESPN radio. Now you executive produced this with will Ferrell. What does that mean in terms of your involvement. Yeah. Well, we get a, we have a company, Gary Sanchez productions. So every episode kind of, you know, every show or movie, we does kinda, we do it kind of varies. So in this case I was heavily involved. I directed the pilot was involved in casting the show giving notes on scripts working with Jesse Armstrong, the show's creator, like, you know, pretty heavily. I, I love this one. It is. It's just, I'm I'm curious as you're doing it though, do you realize you're making something special. You know it, it's, you know, it's feeling good once that Cass came together. I knew we had a great script right from the jump. But really when I could tell was when the next episode started coming in and I'm watching them to give notes. And instead I'm just starting to watch him like, oh my God, I can't wait to see this. That's what I knew it was. Good, doesn't always happen. What's that? How often does that happen? I was just about to say that doesn't happen very often. They're, you know, usually you're looking at it from a work point of view, and then sometimes like six months later, you'll get into it. But this one was immediately each episode I was looking forward to the rough cut coming in and seems like what you were about to say after that first question was you deserve credit for this show being success and listen. I'm good with that. I'm proud. You actually like we're friends but max credits year, right? Yeah. Awkward thing to say about yourself, a little cocky. I should be right in the middle of all. This should be part. So how is that going over in terms of feedback, it must be very fulfilling and make you feel great pride, like who are some of the people coming out and telling you in a way that's flattering, man, dude, you, you hit a home run. Yeah, you get you get emails from people. You get emails for friends. You can always tell we all have those couple of friends who don't give it up very often. In fact, most of the time you can feel them judging you from a distance and. When you get those emails and I got a couple of those. I knew like, all right. The people that you're like this guy or this woman stingy with a compliment. I can't do that. Got those. You got those friends. We all know him. You could see a new episode of succession. This Sunday, ten pm on HBO always a difficult thing to ask somebody, but where does this rank in terms of things that you're proud of? Like professional speaking. Well, you know, when you directing is so intimate, you're involved in every single second of it from conceptual writing and directing. So every movie you direct is like crazy, you're involved in it, but this is a pretty high up there. This is great from the producing side, you know, producing hard. 'cause it's like trying to steer a car from the back seat a little bit. And this is one of the best, and it also goes back to the lesson of when you're gonna produce produce with great writers. Jesse Armstrong is a great writer. It makes life much much easier. You know we did eastbound and down as well like that one a lot. And those guys were really talented. So yeah, this is pretty high up there. I'm loving it when I love about it too. Is it? So of the moment, you know, we were making it. We doing my tech scout on the pilot day after Trump got elected, and you know, regardless of what you think about him, it's pretty clear. He has no problem promoting a child or two, and there's definitely that kind of family stuff going on. And it was like as rough day as it was. The day after we still knew that we were doing a show that was about what's going on with these family dynasties like the Murdoch's Trump's the cokes. So that part of it too makes it extra satisfying. Again, this is the man who gave you anchorman anchorman put it on the poll by the way, lebatardshow anchorman is a hall of Famer. Comedy hall of fame. We're asking early on the alley, dodge ball is dodgeball. A comedy hall of Famer according to Adam McKay. God, I don't know how many you got in the hall of fame is it you have like. McKay, it's your as you want or choice.

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"adam mckay" Discussed on The Russillo Show

The Russillo Show

03:40 min | 2 years ago

"adam mckay" Discussed on The Russillo Show

"And he is trying to you know beat nick super smart hipster guy who came up with this idea that you could do improvisation with a large group of people on stage which until that part point was like insanity like no no you gotta do to people where you gotta have like a quick little game so we invented this form called the herald and then through that form started creating other forms and i was lucky enough that my group when i was in chicago starting in nineteen ninety one ninety two we got to be like his test group so he would work out all the forms with us and we would do these longform shows with him and you know all the teachers i think i've ever had that's the teacher like meaty tangible difference like he had certain rules and beliefs about comedy that you're always stuck with me and there was there was one not to interrupt like this one thing that i just i thought it was so profound and it made me think about it i'm just talking about reading an interview where look i've never been an actor don't wanna be one but where he'd said you're i thought as an improv person or playing any character is is the predictable won the second thought like you're sending second instincts and how to play it becomes the one where you know what you wanna do is get to that third thought like take it to the third level get take the first two steps out of the way and i i kind of blew my mind a little bit and i wonder how much of that at its core is kind of like what you've done with your career and how you see film and how you see comedy and try to tell stories yeah i i think you nailed it back quote is primitive center of what he did and what do you do is you put you on stage and he'd make go slow as you needed to go to get the best thought and he would actually stop you go that's not your third god and you'd have to stand there and look for the third thought it's incredibly uncomfortable and what would happen is you keep these classes certain students would drop out because you think of improv you how it's gonna be fun it's gonna be light i'm gonna you know maybe need someone i can bates and we'll get some laughs and he was not being at that way and but when i say he's the teacher that have has had the biggest impact it's precisely because of that is that he really got us like digging deeper about what kinds of choices we were making now i'm fifty years old so i probably would have to go to the fourth thought to equal younger persons thought but i always yeah that's the key and always play at the top of your intelligence and the key to that is even if you're doing dumb characters make sure this stupidly billions you know the simpsons is the best example of that so yeah that third thought then that's kinda key to everything he did and he really treated it even doing comedy and this guy train like john belushi bill murray i mean you may ratings go the radnor all these incredible people came through chris farley like myers tina fey you know my generation but he really treated it with that tremendous amount of seriousness even though what we would doing oftentimes be pretty silly and funny but yeah he's he's still he's still revered in chicago i was just back there my wife directed play actually a red orchid theatre with michael shannon and they still have a plaque of him on second second city i love seeing it but there's a big clock rebel close out it's at goes panther that actually is adamant handle on twitter and i know that there's a story behind it but maybe we'll do that another time adam i really appreciate all the time and and i know a lot of listeners get real real descent joy just learning your story and no in the background of some of the stuff by absolute.

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"adam mckay" Discussed on The Russillo Show

The Russillo Show

03:38 min | 2 years ago

"adam mckay" Discussed on The Russillo Show

"Movie and that's one of the funniest things ever shot so there's a lot of best stories are the ones that we shot crazy funny let you had a headache some laughing and then you put him in the movie and sometimes the audience which is go that's too crazy for us like the screens so they didn't do like four or five test screenings try and and with certain seemed like that i'll just keep putting it in the movie just trying to get them to work and trimming them and like what if going into it we do it all instead of cod or what we song or let's cut it in half and you just try and try and try and so those are some of the best memories from it i'm trying to think of anything insane went on during that movie i can't really remember because most of the memories are the scenes that we did were so crazed like you know dale and brenning fighting each other and dale trying to run with a bicycle while mary steenburgen screaming on the front lawn and there's dogs running back and forth like i don't think anything outside the movie ever compared to that i do remember we got way into some video game john riley and riley evenly doing absurd comedy step he's still a method actor so he really wanted video games and so he and i started playing some game i think it was called the resistance rely world war two soldiers are fighting aliens and we got so into it that we started like every day we're playing every break we had run to the game and play play and then after a while awful riley started coming into early so called time with six thirty committed five thirty and he will tell all the look i'm here to play his game don't anyone bother me to my call time at six thirty you play the game yeah i think what apple that movies we all came basically twelve year old jackasses like the people that were in the movie but worked and it's i think it's really cool that ten years later like people are mentioning hey it's a tenure that i feel like even though in the moment you can spend all these hours on it i imagine that's incredibly satisfying ten years later we're still this obsessed the movie and believable i mean it's unbelievable yeah will not constantly just laugh about it but like how all the movies we did this is the one that's kind of i mean they all have little followings but yeah it's it's it's super cool to see this no question okay so there's there's a couple of things i want to get to and i feel like you've done a million different things in the big short and i my favorite thing that i i just like because i don't i don't get as much of this in the sports world but it's definitely happens us on air guys right like hey you do this but there's no way you can do this and you're like well how do you know i can't do that i've never done that before you never give me a chance maybe i can do it and if i do it and i do it well then a boss will go hey we didn't know you could do that really good job and you're like well the only get to do it before because you never given the opportunity i think for somebody like you who's the improv snl these amazing comedy movies and they're like i want to do the big short i imagine people like hey adam you know what what do you like are you kidding me you're gonna do an i love the book and i've listened to explain like as you read the book you know there's a story here i can do this how hard was it for you and is it true that you had to do inkerman to give everybody sign off on it you know it was it was exactly like you said read the book in a one night i couldn't put it down and i just was like oh that's one of the best books i've read about this era that we live in and i just felt like it cracks but then i just naturally assumed like oh scotland's gonna get this or one of those types of producers and there's no way that ever look at me so.

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"adam mckay" Discussed on The Russillo Show

The Russillo Show

03:03 min | 2 years ago

"adam mckay" Discussed on The Russillo Show

"Draft to tell us a pronunciation of their name so now it's win del carter so i was in vegas for a couple days or something that was one of the things i was able to pick up but every time i'd watch him at duke and then i go back because i do the drafter year i'd be like man i kinda love this guy and then the way mock draft sort of hypnotize you thinking well you can't possibly take him ahead of all the other guys have been a mock draft months ahead of time but i don't always love with the bulls do but that pick i it seven like i have to come back to that going why did more people not see the window carter thing one pick you know i always have to be the guy who knows just a little bit about basketball just enough to you know sound like a note i'm talking about but i really don't miles bridges from msu was the one i kept going away on like that guy was in terrible system at a couple bigs clogging the middle crecy crazy athleticism i love the confidence nice shot a fit body like i just really thought that guy was a little bit of feel as well i think he's gonna be in the nba for a while i'm not seeing i'm not saying like first team all mba but if he could see a couple of all star games and i think it could just be a fixture that's in for a long time so we'll lebrons in la now does that mean he reaches out to you immediately or is this like how does that work because i imagine you'd be on him to do list yeah i mean it's it's weird just because you know i'm in la on these most of the new sports guys come on the dodgers the lakers clippers they call me i and it kinda know if they don't it's not gonna be a pleasant day so yeah lebron along the half an hour before he announced it and he just off the dallas baby talked about the city no i'll be lucky if i ever even in like a convention center with the bronze within four hundred yards of him if i ever even get to see him i the only chance i'm ever gonna have is an allies game but people bron even in los angeles there's like a bubble around him he's still people here are freaking out like they're twelve year old girls at a what's that the korean top ends name i don't know i'm trying to hop yeah my korean pop is lacking that was one of my subjects i wasn't as what is i gotta get off this lyman this is now those told was gonna happen we'll have cerruti my my it millennia will go back in bristol in research that went up yeah i've oh i've only lived out here a couple of months and i i'm always impressed with people in la now just only being your little time just how not impress they are with so much of what's around them but the lebron things in entirely different level it gets just it like i get it it's lakers the best player in the world and all those things but to see people that are in the everyday hustle of los angeles be this excited about something as impressive in itself because it just doesn't really happen out here oh my god i got tax from you know we'll farrell's three doubt i'm freaking out like big high powered studio executives like people were just wildeyed.

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