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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...

Michael Keaton in talks for Skull Island; Reese Witherspoon is Downsizing

With next week's Oscar nominations, it’s likely that both Michael Keaton and Reese Witherspoon will be nominated for their respective performances in BIRDMAN and WILD. While their careers are as hot as ever, so are the options for future projects. First up is Keaton, the actor is finalizing a deal to join the cast of Legendary Pictures’ KONG: SKULL ISLAND. He would...

Matt Damon is going to get shrunk for Alexander Payne in Downsizing

Alexander Payne 's career is full of movies, serious and otherwise, that are consistently some of the most sincere and entertaining films released. From SIDEWAYS and ABOUT SCHMIDT to THE DESCENDENTS and NEBRASKA, every Payne film is worth repeated viewings. But, it has not been since ELECTION that Payne has made a straight comedy. DOWNSIZING may be that comedy. Deadline says Matt...

Epix to show the color version of Nebraska despite Alexander Payne's wishes

One of the best films to come out last year was Alexander Payne ’s fantastic black and white film NEBRASKA. The story is about a booze-addled father played masterfully by Bruce Dern that makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize. If you haven’t seen the film yet, I urge you to do so...

Review: Nebraska

PLOT: A son takes his old father on a trip to claim what the latter believes will be a million dollar fortune - but the son knows is just a scam. REVIEW: Alexander Payne does this better than anyone. The stories of the sad sacks who are afraid of watching their life slip away; the compromised, aging men who finally realize that they maybe could have done more - for their...

The trailer for Alexander Payne's Nebraska wants to scam your heart

Alexander Payne has built quite a nice filmography with CITIZEN RUTH, ELECTION, ABOUT SCHMIDT, SIDEWAYS, and THE DESCENDANTS. His latest film, NEBRASKA, also marks his first directorial effort for which he did not contribute to the screenplay. That being said, the movie has been garnering lots of acclaim and was in the running for the Palm D'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival....

The Best Movie You Never Saw: Election

Welcome to The Best Movie You Never Saw, a column dedicated to examining films that have flown under the radar or gained traction throughout the years, earning them a place as a cult classic or underrated gem that was either before it’s time and/or has aged like a fine wine. This week we’ll be examining ELECTION from writer/director Alexander Payne . THE...

New details and image from Alexander Payne's Nebraska with Bruce Dern and Will Forte

Writer/Director Alexander Payne is one of the most original filmmakers working today who is rarely recognized for it. He's a bit under the radar, due largely to the fact that his films usually start off as non-commercial fare, like an odd indie pic, but then suddenly pick up steam when said films are nominated for a boatload of awards. Most recently, Payne took home a Best...

Check out the Official selection of the 66th Festival de Cannes!

The official selection of the 66th Festival de Cannes has been announced and it includes a wide variety of films from all over the world. Steven Spielberg is this year's Jury President and will overlook the festival, which runs from 15 - 26 May. More than 1,858 submissions were made this year with the final list being narrowed down to what you see below. Overall, it looks like a fine...
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