91-year-old Harry Whittington, the former lawyer who was shot in the face by Dick Cheney while hunting over 10 years ago, talked to the DailyMail recently and confirmed he’ll be watching Vice.
He has already watched the trailer, and from what he saw, the way they show the shooting isn’t accurate, but he’s still interested to see how it plays out on screen.
“I’m planning to watch it and some of my daughters have talked about going to see it after watching the trailer. I told them I would go with them. We don’t know much about the film and have not been contacted by the producers. The trailer is not exactly what happened and there was no automobile involved.”
For those who don’t remember, the infamous hunting accident happened back in February of 2006. Cheney thought he was firing at a bird in the sky, but ended up shooting 150 birdshot pellets right at Whittington.
“Whittington had to have surgery to remove the pellets from his face and body. The lawyer also suffered a heart attack because of the lead that found its way into his blood vessels.”
Believe it or not, Whittington claims he has no hard feelings toward Cheney. He believes it was truly an accident, and those sometimes happen while hunting.
We all know Christian Bale is not afraid to completely change his body for a movie. He dropped a lot of weight for The Machinist, gained weight for American Hustle, and then gained muscle for The Dark Knight franchise.
And for his latest project, Vice, he gained 40lbs to accurately portray former Vice President Dick Cheney. Some of you might be thinking, “Oh, poor Bale. He got to eat anything he wanted!” But it’s not that simple. He had to gain those 40 pounds in a short time period, and he had to do it safely, so he had help from a nutritionist. It wasn’t like he was eating double cheeseburgers every single day.
Anyway, it looks like the hard work paid off, ’cause Bale looks eerily similar to Cheney in the trailer you see below.
“The trailer opens with Bush, played by Sam Rockwell, attempting to recruit Cheney to be his Number Two. Cheney comes ready to bargain. ‘I’m a CEO of a large company,’ he explains in a somber, gravelly voice. ‘I have been Secretary of Defense, and I have been White House Chief of Staff. The Vice Presidency is a mostly symbolic job.'”
Adam Mckay directed this movie, which is set to hit theaters this Christmas. In addition to Bale and Rockwell, Vice will co-star Steve Carrell and Amy Adams.
Most Blockbusters across the country have closed. My local Blockbuster is now a taco joint, and before that, it was a Spirit Halloween store. It’s been several years since I smelled the inside of a Blockbuster. Those who have been in one before know the smell I’m talking about. It’s freshly cleaned carpet, mixed with bagged popcorn and a touch of Junior Mints.
According to Vice, there are only 10 Blockbuster Video stores remaining. Six of those stores are in Alaska. One of the reasons Blockbuster is still a success in Alaska is because of the “dark, long winters and sparse layout,” and you have to remember Wi-Fi is more expensive out there than in other states.
One of the more popular Blockbuster stores in Alaska has become a tourist attraction. When people visit Alaska, they’re not only stopping to see the incredible scenery and wildlife, they’re also visiting this store to take photos and maybe rent a movie or two.
You probably haven’t heard much about this film. Mainly because there have been so many great movies being released lately, but also because the idea behind Vice isn’t new or surprising.
That idea being a robot becoming self-aware. Several films have explored this idea, including the upcoming film Chappie directed by Neill Blomkamp. Robots with feelings have become more common than losing a sock while doing laundry.
However, the concept behind this particular film does sound a little intriguing. Bruce Willis stars in the film as the owner of the ultimate resort, which gives humans the chance to act out their sickest fantasies. It’s basically like The Purge, except the people are murdering and raping lifelike robots instead of their neighbors.
Ambyr Childers plays the self-aware robot. Her character begins experiencing flashbacks to the crimes committed against her, so she escapes the resort and finds help from Roy the Cop, played by Thomas Jane.
The film was directed by Brian A Miller (The Prince), and was written by Jeremy Passmore and Andre Fabrizio. Miller, Passmore, Fabrizio and Willis all worked together in The Prince.
You can check out the trailer and poster down below. It’s set to hit theaters January 16, 2015. Hopefully Bruce Willis enjoys promoting this film more than he did Red 2.