Saturday, June 22, 2024

Watch Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes In a Funky Deleted Musical Scene from Adam McKay’s Oscar Nominated “Vice”


Adam McKay’s “Vice” scored Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Actor, Supporting Actress. It almost had one for Best Song or Score. There was a musical number McKay filmed with Alabama Shakes’ lead singer Brittany Howard. The number was deleted, not because Howard isn’t great, but because it was one more crazy thing in McKay’s already out of control movie. Some people loved “Vice.” There were many great moments. But it was also everything and the kitchen sink. The whole movie could be divided up into DVD extras, frankly.

Here it is, the “Vice” musical number:

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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