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Downsizing starring Matt Damon releases full-sized trailer

DOWNSIZING has a fascinating premise: would you turn tiny if it meant you could also be rich? From director Alexander Payne , this looks to be a fun skewering of wannabe "save the world" types who only actually do anything when there's an economic incentive. Also, that there might be some side-effects to the technology (especially to developing nations). It's an interesting way to use...
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11.02.2017
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Matt Damon to star in and produce false claims doctor film Charlatan

When he's not starring as a take-no-shit pencil pusher in George Clooney 's SUBURBICON or a man looking to profit from the world's over-population crisis in Alexander Payne 's DOWNSIZING, Matt Damon can be found either behind the camera or doling out dough to finance another Hollywood blockbuster. Most recently, THR has learned that Damon has optioned the book...
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09.19.2017
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Review: Downsizing (TIFF)

PLOT: A suburban man ( Matt Damon ) voluntarily undergoes miniaturization in order to join a small-person’s community where his middle class savings will make him wealthy. REVIEW: Alexander Payne ’s DOWNSIZING is nothing if not ambitious - perhaps too much so. It’s as big and broad as NEBRASKA was modest and niche, with a killer premise that, after a...
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09.14.2017
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Big things await Matt Damon in Downsizing trailer

The world is a massive, intimidating place, and trying to navigate it all is a seemingly impossible task. Don’t you could just shrink down, and hide away from the big bad world? Well leave it to the magic of the movies to present that scenario for you as Alexander Payne ’s newest film – DOWNSIZING – imagines a world where you can shrink down to the size of rat...
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09.12.2017
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Catch the first bite-sized teaser for Alexander Payne's Downsizing

After delivering what was his most minimalist movie yet in NEBRASKA, director/writer Alexander Payne is bringing us his most high-concept film yet in DOWNSIZING. Starring Matt Damon , Kristen Wiig , Christoph Waltz , Hong Chau, Jason Sudeikis , Alec Baldwin and Neil Patrick Harris , the film imagines a world where, in order to solve overpopulation, scientists have engineered a...
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08.30.2017
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Alexander Payne compares Downsizing to Black Mirror in first look image

With the exception of ANT-MAN, I can't think of too many recent movies in which shrinking plays a large part, which is a shame, because films like THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN, FANTASTIC VOYAGE, HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS, and INNERSPACE are great fun and feature some truly imaginative effects. With DOWNSIZING set for release later this year, we may have another film to add to our...
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08.11.2017
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The UnPopular Opinion: Jurassic Park III

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** In my opinion, there are two types of sequels:...
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07.27.2017
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Release dates set for Mission: Impossible 6 & Alexander Payne's Downsizing

Get ready to light the fuse, boys and girls, because soon we’re gonna be back to hanging off airplanes, scaling skyscrapers and basking in the badassery of Tom Cruise . Yes, after some news that claimed Cruise was causing a delay in the preproduction , we will finally be getting the sixth installment of the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE franchise, but when we would be getting this rousing...
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11.09.2016
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Christoph Waltz & Hong Chau join Alexander Payne's Downsizing

The word from Variety is that Christoph Waltz and Hong Chau (INHERENT VICE, HBO's Treme) have landed roles in Alexander Payne 's DOWNSIZING, joining the previously cast Matt Damon , Reese Witherspoon , Alec Baldwin , Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Sudeikis . Talk about a loaded cast! Payne's new movie is pretty out there compared to his previous...
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03.11.2016
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Alexander Payne to direct adaptation of Karl Ove Knausgaard's My Saga

Alexander Payne has already helmed a pair of on-the-road movies (SIDEWAYS, NEBRASKA), and according to Thompson On Hollywood , he has signed on for another road trip flick. The site is reporting that Payne is attached to direct MY SAGA, a big screen adaptation of Karl Ove Knausgaard's 2015 two-part New York Times Magazine travel essay of the same name. The articles (which...
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02.10.2016
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The UnPopular Opinion: The Descendants

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** As 2015 winds to a close, studios are beginning to...
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12.17.2015
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NPH, Alec Baldwin & Jason Sudeikis join Alexander Payne's Downsizing

A couple of days ago we learned Reese Witherspoon will star alongside Matt Damon in Alexander Payne 's DOWNSIZING , and now The Wrap is reporting Neil Patrick Harris , Alec Baldwin and Jason Sudeikis have also joined the dramedy. The site doesn't have any details on their roles, but we do know Damon is playing the lead, a down-on-his luck a man who...
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01.09.2015
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