‘The Big Short’ enlists Margot Robbie, Selena Gomez 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’ orContinue reading “‘The Big Short’ enlists Margot Robbie, Selena Gomez to explain complex concepts”

Christian Bale up for another Oscar with ‘The Big Short’

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.” 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 fourContinue reading “Christian Bale up for another Oscar with ‘The Big Short’”

Ryan Gosling plays 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 McKayContinue reading “Ryan Gosling plays honest opportunist in ‘The Big Short’”

Steve Carell plays 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. 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,Continue reading “Steve Carell plays Wall Street crusader in ‘The Big Short’”

Brad Pitt plays ex-banker who beats the system in ‘The Big Short’

Brad Pitt plays the financial Zen Warrior to investment upstarts Finn Wittrock (“American Horror Story”) and John Magaro (“Orange is the New Black”), in Paramount Pictures’ acclaimed sardonic comedy “The Big Short.” Based on the true story and best-selling book by Michael Lewis (“The Blind Side,” “Moneyball”), “The Big Short” also stars Christian Bale, SteveContinue reading “Brad Pitt plays ex-banker who beats the system in ‘The Big Short’”

Non-fiction book ‘The Big Short’ now a provocative film

Based on the true story and best-selling book by Michael Lewis (“The Blind Side,” “Moneyball”), Paramount Pictures presents the sardonic comedy “The Big Short” directed by Adam Mckay (“Step Brothers”) and starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt. In the film, when four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and governmentContinue reading “Non-fiction book ‘The Big Short’ now a provocative film”

Posters arrive for cautionary tale ‘The Big Short’

The international posters for the critically acclaimed satirical comedy “The Big Short” has just been released by Paramount Pictures, bearing the tagline, “If You Can’t Beat the Banks, Make Them Pay.” Based on a true story, the financial crisis-themed movie stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro,Continue reading “Posters arrive for cautionary tale ‘The Big Short’”