VFX Artists React

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch as VFX artists react to the visual effects in movies like Green Lantern, Avatar and more. Plus, watch The Hollywood Reporter’s dramatic actor roundtable with Richard Madden, Diego Luna, Stephan James and more, and listen as Richard Dreyfus does a career breakdown ranging from Jaws to his recent turn in Daughter of the Wolf. Read More »

richard jewell cast

Kathy Bates is joining a cast of awards heavy hitters in Clint Eastwood‘s feature film based on the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing. Bates will join the cast of Richard Jewell, previously titled The Ballad of Richard Jewell, as Bobi Jewell, the mother of the title character played by I, Tonya actor Paul Walter Hauser.

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ballad of richard jewell cast paul walter hauser

Clint Eastwood has found his Richard Jewell. Paul Walter Hauser, who gave memorable performances in I, Tonya and BlacKkKlansman, will play the title character in Eastwood’s latest, Richard Jewell. Hauser joins previously-announced cast member Sam Rockwell, who is playing Jewell’s lawyer, who defended the security guard against allegations he planted a bomb at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

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the ballad of richard jewell cast

Clint Eastwood‘s The Ballad of Richard Jewell has found its first cast member in Sam Rockwell. The Oscar-winning actor will play the lawyer who defended Richard Jewell, the security guard who was falsely accused of planting a bomb at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Jewell was hailed as a hero at first when he discovered the device, but his life quickly went to hell when law enforcement made him their prime suspect.

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fosse verdon trailer

FX has released the official Fosse/Verdon trailer, but don’t worry, they’re not giving it all away. Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams star in the FX miniseries about director and choreographer Bob Fosse and dancer Gwen Verdon, whose tumultuous partnership nevertheless helped produce hits like Cabaret, Chicago, and All That Jazz. Watch the official Fosse/Verdon trailer below.

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fosse/verdon teaser

Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams are going to give you the ole razzle dazzle in Fosse/Verdon, FX’s upcoming biographical miniseries about the legendary Broadway choreographer and filmmaker Bob Fosse and his creative and romantic partner Gwen Verdon, who did everything he did but backwards and in heels.

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Adam McKay heart attack

Too many biopics fall prey to hero worship. In trying to celebrate someone’s life, many biographical films end up lacking humanity, nuance, and, more often than not, hard truths. It plagues bio films, especially the agreeable kind that score all the Oscars. But in the case of Adam McKay‘s Vice, he didn’t make the average biopic. He’s certainly not looking up to Dick Cheney, the former Vice President, but looking down on him with a big ‘ol unforgiving microscope.

The drama is an epic that moves at a remarkable speed, covering a large ensemble and chunks of information without ever feeling like CliffsNotes. Similar to The Big Short, McKay pulls off a remarkable juggling act with some serious topics and major tonal shifts. Vice is a gracefully dense piece of work.

Below, read what the Academy Award-winner had to say about researching George W. Bush Jr’s vice president, Christian Bale‘s comedic chops, deleted scenes, and what he thinks Cheney would make of his damning portrait.

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the best of enemies trailer

The true story of Ann Atwater and C.P. Ellis gets the big screen biopic treatment with The Best of Enemies. Atwater was a civil rights activist, and Ellis was an Exalted Cyclops of a Ku Klux Klan group, but the two were forced to work together to deal with the issue of school segregation in Durham. In the film, Taraji P. Henson plays Atwater, while Sam Rockwell is Ellis. Watch The Best of Enemies trailer below.

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‘Vice’ Trailer: Christian Bale is Dick Cheney

Vice trailer

Get ready to see Christian Bale like you’ve never seen him before: as the 46h Vice President of the United States. Bale plays controversial former VP Dick Cheney in Vice, a new biopic from director Adam McKay. Like he did with The Big Short, McKay has surrounded Bale with a murderers row of excellent actors and decked them out in wigs and other make-up appliances to have them assume the roles of real-life individuals. Watch the Vice trailer below.

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Dick Cheney Biopic

Adam McKay has been working on his Dick Cheney biopic since mid-2017, and before 2018 is over, we’ll get to see it. For the longest time, the film was known by its working title – Backseat. Now, the official title has been confirmed by McKay himself: Vice. Christian Bale gained a considerable amount of weight to the play the infamous former Vice President, and he leads a cast that includes Amy Adams, Steve Carell, and Sam Rockwell.

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