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Downsizing Trailer Shrinks Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig

12 September 2017 2:53 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer and photo for Downsizing, the latest from fimmaker Alexander Payne, which tackles the global issue of over-population in a very peculiar way. The title does not refer to downsizing on a corporate level, as it pertains to company-wide layoffs, but rather the downsizing, or miniaturization of every day people. While this gimmick has certainly been tackled before, Downsizing takes a global approach to a rather silly trope that has been used countless times in movies such as Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, and even Marvel's Ant-Man.

Downsizing imagines what might happen if, as a solution to over-population, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small. People soon realize how much further money goes in a miniaturized world, and with the promise of a better life, everyman Paul Safranek (Matt Damon »

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‘Better Watch Out’ Sells Worldwide, Uphe Scoops U.K., Australia

12 September 2017 1:39 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Content Group (Uphe Content Group) has acquired Chris Peckover’s Christmas-set black comedy horror film “Better Watch Out” for distribution in the U.K., Australia and a string of other territories, from Paris-based banner Versatile.

Better Watch Out,” formerly known as “Safe Neighborhood,” has also been sold by Versatile to Constantin for all German-speaking, Wild Bunch for France, Italy, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Storm Pictures for South Korea, Shooting Stars for the Middle East, Green Media for Vietnam, M Pictures for Thailand, and Pioneer for the Philippines.

The deal with Uphe Content Group entails a theatrical release for the film in Australia and the U.K.

Produced by Storm Vision Entertainment and Best Medicine, “Better Watch Out” was previously acquired by Well Go USA for all North American rights. Xyz Films brokered the North American deal on behalf of the producers.

“We’re certainly thrilled to be working with Uphe Content Group »

- Elsa Keslassy

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‘Downsizing’ trailer, or ‘Honey, I Shrunk Matt Damon’ [Watch]

12 September 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Writer-director Alexander Payne is known for his acerbic comedy-dramas and character studies like “Election,” “Sideways,” and “Nebraska,” which are generally set in the real world or something like it. So “Downsizing” looks on the surface like a sharp left turn for the filmmaker into the world of sci-fi. Watch the new trailer above. It’s not […] »

- Daniel Montgomery

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Downsizing trailer, starring Matt Damon

12 September 2017 11:14 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Joseph Baxter Sep 13, 2017

Inventive comedy drama Downsizing, from Alexander Payne, has its first full trailer...

While Matt Damon has provided his share of poignant movie roles in the genres of action and drama, every now and then he takes a conceptual, comedic-leaning risk (see the 2003 conjoined twin comedy Stuck on You). Indeed, his upcoming satire-laced dramedy Downsizing fits that bill, depicting a world in which economic woes have people desperately resorting to literally shrinking themselves down to size for a better bang for their cost of living buck.

It's from Sideways director Alexander Payne, and here's the new trailer for the movie...

Video of Downsizing (2017) - Official Trailer - Paramount Pictures

Joining co-stars Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig in the Downsizing cast are Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Jason Sudeikus, Rolf Lassgård, Ingjerd Egeberg, Udo Kier, Søren Pilmark and Maribeth Monroe.

Payne, meanwhile, works off a script he co-wrote with Jim Taylor. »

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We predict which #TIFF17 titles will go on to Oscar gold

6 September 2017 11:41 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

We predict which #TIFF17 titles will go on to Oscar goldWe predict which #TIFF17 titles will go on to Oscar goldAmanda Wood & Adriana Floridia9/6/2017 1:41:00 Pm

The fall film festival season is the official kick-off of the awards race.

It may seem early to be talking about a ceremony that won't happen until early next year, but let's be real: the films we see at the Toronto International Film Festival are trying to build buzz for one thing. Awards. And, we love watching quality films with amazing performances, so obviously we are all for that.

Tiff officially kicks off tomorrow, and it's hard to decide what to watch because the options are endless. If you're someone who likes being in the know about awards contenders, we've chosen eight films from the festival to keep a close eye on for each of the big eight categories at the Academy Awards. »

- Amanda Wood & Adriana Floridia

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2017 Fall Movie Preview: Everything You Need to See

3 September 2017 2:41 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fall is a special time of year. Leaves slowly turn a different color. Daylight savings time gives us all a reason to fall back. And there are movies. Great, glorious, marvelously crafted movies! With the help of L.A. Weekly, we're breaking down exactly what you'll want to see and what you might not want to waist your time on over these last four months of 2017. Between It and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we're getting a lot of crazy, cool cinematic excursions, some Oscar hopefuls and others not so much. But whatever it might be, we're sure there is an audience out there for it somewhere.

Many people wait for this time of year. They spend the majority of their time watching all the hot new TV shows. But there will still be a reason to get out of the house on the weekends. As Hollywood is making one »

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Telluride Oscar Watch: Gary Oldman a Sure Bet for ‘Darkest Hour,’ ‘Downsizing’ Mixed

2 September 2017 8:56 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Here’s what we’ve learned after one day at the Telluride Film Festival, which draws folks from all over the world to indulge in a Labor Day Weekend ritual of film gorging. Before boarding the Delta charter plane from Lax to Montrose, Colorado, the new Academy president, cinematographer John Bailey, admitted he hasn’t seen Telluride co-director Tom Luddy, or director Paul Schrader, since Schrader’s 1985 film “Mishima.” Schrader’s rigorously elegant “First Reformed,” starring Ethan Hawke in his update of Robert Bresson’s “Diary of a Country Priest,” is looking for a buyer, and distributors are eager to check it out here.

At the high-altitude opening day patron’s brunch, Rebecca Miller cheered on her “Maggie’s Plan” star Greta Gerwig, who is making her directorial debut with “Lady Bird.” Miller is at Telluride with a documentary about her father, playwright Arthur Miller.

After the brunch, so many »

- Anne Thompson

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Telluride Oscar Watch: Gary Oldman a Sure Bet for ‘Darkest Hour,’ ‘Downsizing’ Mixed

2 September 2017 8:56 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here’s what we’ve learned after one day at the Telluride Film Festival, which draws folks from all over the world to indulge in a Labor Day Weekend ritual of film gorging. Before boarding the Delta charter plane from Lax to Montrose, Colorado, the new Academy president, cinematographer John Bailey, admitted he hasn’t seen Telluride co-director Tom Luddy, or director Paul Schrader, since Schrader’s 1985 film “Mishima.” Schrader’s rigorously elegant “First Reformed,” starring Ethan Hawke in his update of Robert Bresson’s “Diary of a Country Priest,” is looking for a buyer, and distributors are eager to check it out here.

At the high-altitude opening day patron’s brunch, Rebecca Miller cheered on her “Maggie’s Plan” star Greta Gerwig, who is making her directorial debut with “Lady Bird.” Miller is at Telluride with a documentary about her father, playwright Arthur Miller.

After the brunch, so many »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Downsizing’ Review: Alexander Payne Goes Big by Going Small and Slightly Overreaches

1 September 2017 7:46 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The formidable critic Anthony Lane once collectivized the archetypal Alexander Payne lead — that unmistakably downbeat beast — as the “beached male.” Matt Damon is certainly no such thing. Nor is his Paul Safranek, the character he plays in Payne’s new film, Downsizing, a remarkably uncharacteristic environmentally conscious sci-fi comedy that poses this question: in a world stretched to breaking point by overpopulation, food and water shortages, overflowing landfills, and so on: would our problems not be solved if we were all just a little smaller?

It’s a fine conceit from Payne and his long-time writing partner Jim Taylor, but one that poses far, far more questions than it hopes to answer. Viewers should perhaps not be too hard on themselves if their minds wander away from the theater (and perhaps Payne’s narrative) at times to consider all the possibilities of a place such as Leisureland, the miniature world »

- Rory O'Connor

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‘Downsizing’ Early Buzz: Another Compassionate Comedy From Alexander Payne

31 August 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Attendees at Venice Film Festival just saw the new Alexander Payne film: Downsizing. The director began working on the sci-fi dramedy, which is set in a future where people are being shrunk down to five inches to combat overpopulation, after Sideways. Payne and co-writer Jim Taylor’s latest collaboration sounds like a deviation from their past work, but according to […]

The post ‘Downsizing’ Early Buzz: Another Compassionate Comedy From Alexander Payne appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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'Downsizing' Has Big Buzz Out of the Venice Film Festival

31 August 2017 | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor have been making movies of substance for decades, since 1996's Citizen Ruth. Their latest, Downsizing, about a man (Matt Damon) who decides to shrink himself to make his life easier, promises to be another entertaining and enlightening feature with socially minded subject matter. And yet again, the duo is garnering tremendous acclaim for their work.  While Payne and Taylor have seen negative reviews for writing ventures such as Jurassic Park III and I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, their own movies, cowritten by both and directed by Payne (Citizen RuthElection, About Schmidt, Sideways), have an average Rotten Tomatoes score of 88.3%. If we include movies where Taylor is a producer but not writer (add...

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Downsizing Movie Review (Venice Film Festival 2017)

30 August 2017 8:46 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Downsizing Director: Alexander Payne Cast: Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Alec Baldwin, Neil Patrick Harris, Maribeth Monroe and Jason Sudeikis. Thomas Robert Malthus had already predicted the perils of over population, back in the eighteenth century. The witty director of ‘About Schmidt,’ ‘Sideways,’ ‘The Descendants,’ ‘Nebraska,’ Alexander Payne, seems to provide […]

The post Downsizing Movie Review (Venice Film Festival 2017) appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi

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‘Downsizing’ Teaser Introduces the Cast of Alexander Payne’s Shrunken Society

30 August 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Director Alexander Payne has brought us plenty of outstanding quirky dramatic comedies, ranging from the dark laughs in Election to the family struggles of Nebraska with a little bit of cynical romance in-between with Sideways. Now he’s heading into sci-fi territory with his latest film, and the first teaser has arrived online. Downsizing takes place […]

The post ‘Downsizing’ Teaser Introduces the Cast of Alexander Payne’s Shrunken Society appeared first on /Film. »

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Matt Damon is a big little man in teeny-tiny Downsizing teaser

30 August 2017 7:04 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Downsizing, the new film from Sideways and Nebraska director Alexander Payne, hinges on a premise straight out of a ’50s B-movie: What if there was a way to shrink people down to miniature size? But Honey, I Shrunk The Kids this is not: In the film, shrinking yourself is portrayed as a responsible, adult choice, easy…

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Venice Film Review: ‘Downsizing’

30 August 2017 2:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A good filmmaker knows when it’s time to leave his comfort zone, and Alexander Payne, four years after his last film, “Nebraska” (2013), must have figured that he’d taken the amblin’-road-movie-that’s-really-a-plunge-into-the-kooky-heart-of-Middle-America in about as many directions as he could. His new movie, “Downsizing,” opens the 74th Venice International Film Festival by unveiling a new side of Payne that’s at once playful, spectacular, mischievous, and audacious. The movie, a comedy about groups of miniaturized humans who live in tiny villages (all to save an overpopulated planet), is an outrageously matter-of-fact science-fiction fairy tale — a kind of live-action Pixar movie on acid. It’s “Honey, I Shrunk the Adults” made by a deadpan social satirist.

It’s also the most whimsically outlandish film of Payne’s career, though that doesn’t mean it’s made with anything less than his usual highly thought-out and controlled master-craftsman bravura. “Downsizing” is an ingenious comedy of scale, a »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Alexander Payne On ‘Downsizing’, Opening Venice & Snarky Tailors

29 August 2017 1:57 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Tomorrow, Alexander Payne's Downsizing will open the 74th Venice Film Festival. The Matt Damon-starrer marks a number of firsts for Payne, the Oscar-winning filmmaker behind such great pics as Election, Citizen Ruth, About Schmidt, Sideways, The Descendants and Nebraska. Not only has he never had a movie at Venice, he's never even been to the Lido event. As for any pressure of opening the fest, which has become a key launch pad for awards-season contenders… »

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First look image from Alexander Payne’s new film Downsizing

12 August 2017 8:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Entertainment Weekly has debuted the first image from director Alexander Payne’s upcoming sci-fi comedy drama Downsizing featuring Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig; take a look below…

Downsizing imagines what might happen if overpopulation and climate change [prompt] Norwegian scientists to discover how to shrink people down to five inches tall and propose, very earnestly, the population’s two-to-three-hundred-year transition from big to small,” states Payne, whose credits include Election, About Schmidt, Sideways, The Descendants and Nebraska.

Downsizing is set for release on December 22nd and features a cast that includes Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, Laura Dern, Alec Baldwin, Neil Patrick Harris, Maribeth Monroe and Jason Sudeikis. »

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‘Downsizing’ First Look: Matt Damon Shrinks Himself for Director Alexander Payne

11 August 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

In the future, Matt Damon can become five-inches tall thanks to Norwegian scientists. That’s the premise of Alexander Payne‘s (Nebraska) next film, Downsizing, in which overpopulation has led to people shrinking themselves to live a “bigger” life in a “bigger” home and help the environment while they’re at it. After Sideways, Payne wrote the script with Jim Taylor, […]

The post ‘Downsizing’ First Look: Matt Damon Shrinks Himself for Director Alexander Payne appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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‘Downsizing’ First Look: Alexander Payne Shrinks Matt Damon in His Sci-Fi Oscar Contender

11 August 2017 1:16 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

One of the most highly anticipated movies of the fall film festival season is unquestionably Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing.” The movie, Payne’s first since earning six Oscar nominations for “Nebraska,” is the ambitious story of a man and wife who decide to shrink themselves down in order to cut back on economic spending. Unfortunately for the man, his wife backs out at the last minute.

Read More:Alexander Payne’s ‘Downsizing,’ Starring Matt Damon, Will Open Venice Film Festival

Payne has never crafted a movie quite on this scale before, nor has he ever attempted to try out the science-fiction genre. Footage was shown at CinemaCon earlier this year and critics went wild over what they saw. The movie is opening the Venice Film Festival at the end of this month, a premiere slot which has gone to the likes of Oscar powerhouses “La La Land,” “Gravity,” and “Birdman” in recent years. »

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John Hawkes, Jon Bernthal, Thomas Haden Church join 'The Peanut Butter Falcon'

24 July 2017 2:17 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Principal photography underway in Savannah, Georgia.

Armory Films has announced that John Hawkes, Jon Bernthal, Thomas Haden Church, and Yelawolf will join the cast of The Peanut Butter Falcon.

The film directed by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz centres on Zak, a young man with Down Syndrome who has been confined to live in a retirement home for most of his life.

One day he breaks out and takes to the road to try to find his hero, a retired wrestler named The Salt Water Redneck. Along the way Zak experiences adventure and danger, and joins forces with a desperado crab fisherman and a kind nurse. 

The cast also includes newcomer Zachary Gottsagen, Shia Labeouf, Dakota Johnson, and Bruce Dern.

Armory FilmsTim Zajaros and Christopher Lemole are producing and financing the film, alongside Bona Fide ProductionsAlbert Berger and Ron Yerxa, T Bone Burnett, Lije Sarki, and David Thies. Burnett will also »

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