The Bigger Picture: What fictional disasters on film can teach a disaster-prone Houston – Houston Public Media
Our city has had more than its share of natural disasters in recent years. But, unlike recent disaster films such as Moonfall and Don't Look up, no A-list celebrities came to save us. But is there anything these very fictional disasters can teach a city like Houston that's prone to very real -- and very destructive -- ones?houstonpublicmedia.org
Blanchett, del Toro on the femme fatale of 'Nightmare Alley'
With a touch of Barbara Stanwyck, a sumptuous Art Deco office and a deadly shade of crimson lipstick, Cate Blanchett plays a femme fatale in Guillermo del Toro’s “Nightmare Alley” with cunning embrace and subversion of the film noir archetype.
"Don't Look Up": Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio in a light-hearted look at the end of the world
The stars and writer-director Adam McKay discuss their new film, a satire about Earth's impending collision with a comet that offers a comical analogy to climate change – and mankind's reluctance to deal with it.cbsnews.com
Netflix is releasing a new movie every single week of 2021
Neflix says it's "kicking 2021 off with a bang" — and it appears that momentum will last all year. The streaming service is set to release a new movie every single week of 2021, the company announced on Tuesday. Not only is the 2021 movie slate star-studded, but many of the films are created by award-winning filmmakers, including Adam McKay, who is behind movies like "Vice" and "The Big Short." Plus, popular Netflix films like "To All the Boys" and "The Kissing Booth" will get the final installments in their trilogies. With some movie theaters starting to fail — even before the pandemic hit — and many people staying at home, streaming services like Netflix are receiving more and more content.cbsnews.com
Ahead of the election, a landslide of documentaries
This combination photo shows poster art for political documentaries, from left, "All In: The Fight for Democracy," "Boys State," "537 Votes," "Slay the Dragon," and "The Fight." The election has unleashed an avalanche of documentaries like no season before it. In a presidential election of enormous stakes, filmmakers have rushed to finish their films before Election Day. (Amazon, from left, Apple TV Plus, HBO Max, Magnolia Pictures, Magnolia Pictures via AP)NEW YORK – The election has unleashed an avalanche of documentaries like no season before it. In a presidential election of enormous stakes, filmmakers have rushed to finish their films before Election Day, to try to inform, sway and entertain the electorate.
Q&A: Adam McKay on the lessons of the 2000 recount
FILE - Director Adam McKay appears during a photo call for the film "Vice" at the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany on Feb. 11, 2019. It’s also a lively film that resurrects 2000 not just via hanging chads but by following the cultural atmosphere. Alongside interviews with backroom players like Roger Stone, “SNL” sketches make frequent cameos — including some McKay wrote. McKAY: The movie we’re making right now is about a comet that’s going to hit Earth. McKAY: I think it’s the strangest thing I’ve ever experienced in my life.
Adam McKay on "The Big Short," Oscars diversity controversy
Writer, producer and director Adam McKay brought us comedy hits like “Anchorman,” “Talladega Nights” and “Step Brothers.” His latest movie, “The Big Short,” is based on Michael Lewis’ nonfiction bestseller, which follows the events leading up to the 2008 financial crisis. The film won the top movie award from the Producers Guild of America and is also up for five Oscar nominations, including one for best director. McKay joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the movie and the Oscar nominations diversity controversy.cbsnews.com