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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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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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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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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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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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