‘The Big Short’ Enlists Margot, Selena to Explain Complex Concepts

Because Paramount Pictures’ “The Big Short” takes place within an industry riddled with obtuse terminology, director Adam McKay knew he needed an entertaining way to clarify some core concepts for the audience. “People need to know this stuff in order to follow the story, but when you first hear phrases like ‘collateralized debt obligation’ or ‘credit default swap,’ they make you feel stupid and bored,” … Continue reading ‘The Big Short’ Enlists Margot, Selena to Explain Complex Concepts

MOVIE REVIEW: The Big Short (2015)

THE BIG SHORT (2015) Review Directed by Adam McKay Based on the book of the same title, Adam McKay writes and directs this film adaptation starring none other than Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt. The film builds it story in an unusual way for something bad. The financial crisis of 2007 to 2008 was an unfortunate event not only for Americans … Continue reading MOVIE REVIEW: The Big Short (2015)

Christian Bale Up for Another Oscar with ‘The Big Short’

Christian Bale scored a well-deserved Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his staggering performance as quirky fund manager Mike Burry, in Paramount Pictures’ critically acclaimed cautionary tale, “The Big Short.” Watch the featurette “Meet Mike Burry” The film itself received five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director (Adam McKay), Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing. In the film, when four outsiders saw … Continue reading Christian Bale Up for Another Oscar with ‘The Big Short’

Ryan Gosling, the Honest Opportunist in ‘The Big Short’

Oscar-nominated actor Ryan Gosling plays slick Deutsche Bank dealmaker Jared Vennett, in the critically acclaimed real-life cautionary tale, “The Big Short” from Paramount Pictures. Based on the true story and best-selling book by Michael Lewis (“The Blind Side,” “Moneyball”), “The Big Short” also stars Academy Award-honorees Christian Bale, Steve Carell and Brad Pitt. Adam McKay directs from a screenplay by Charles Randolph and McKay. In … Continue reading Ryan Gosling, the Honest Opportunist in ‘The Big Short’

Steve Carell, the Wall Street Crusader in ‘The Big Short’

At the moral center of Paramount Pictures’ riveting real-life tale “The Big Short” is the rage-filled hedge-fund manager known in the movie as Mark Baum and portrayed by Oscar-nominee Steve Carell. Watch the featurette “Meet Mark Baum” at Based on the true story and best-selling book by Michael Lewis (“The Blind Side,” “Moneyball”), “The Big Short” also stars Academy Award-honorees Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling and … Continue reading Steve Carell, the Wall Street Crusader in ‘The Big Short’