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    New Blu-Ray/DVD Releases (04/03/18) – A Rough Slate This Week

    This week, it’s pretty slim pickings when it comes to new releases hitting Blu-Ray and DVD. That is, the quantity is there, but the quality? Not so much. In fact, nothing today is especially worthy of a recommendation, but if you look deep enough, there’s something. Some weeks, it’s an embarrassment of riches. Other weeks, […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Downsizing’ Is Stale but Hong Chau is Rich with Flavor

    The innovation and creative mind of Alexander Payne have been far more particular than the cinematic world would like to admit.  While his style and writing have been embraced from an awards standpoint, winning Academy Awards for “Sideways” and “The Descendants,” Payne can often stifle his own imagination with misguided and forced comedic beats.  In the […] More

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    INTERVIEW: ‘Downsizing’ Tackles Climate Change, Refugees and Economic Inequality

    How can an average man save the world? Filmmaker Alexander Payne has looked at the plight of the everyman for over twenty years now. However, with his new film “Downsizing,” Payne makes an ambitious departure. The scope is larger, the budget is more expensive and the message is more pressing. “Downsizing” refers to the process, […] More

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    WATCH: Matt Damon Searches for Meaning in New Trailer for ‘Downsizing’

    Paramount Pictures just released a new trailer for its upcoming film, “Downsizing.” In the film from Alexander Payne, Matt Damon decides to join a new movement to preserve natural resources. The process, called Downsizing, shrinks people to just a few inches. Thereafter, they go to live the high life in brand new communities. Payne is […] More

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    WATCH: Matt Damon Has Big Plans in the Official Trailer for ‘Downsizing’

    Following festival debuts in Venice and Telluride, Paramount Pictures released the official trailer for its upcoming film, “Downsizing.” The film stars Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig as a couple who decides to participate in a new procedure marketed as a way to solve global overcrowding. The official synopsis reads: “Downsizing imagines what might happen if, […] More

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    Telluride Review: ‘Downsizing’ Succeeds from the Scene-Stealing Hong Chau

    2017 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: Alexander Payne’s long-awaited film, “Downsizing,” has premiered to mixed reactions at Venice, and has now done the same here in Telluride. Co-written alongside Jim Taylor, with whom co-wrote “Sideways,” “About Schmidt,” and “Election”  with Payne, “Downsizing” stars Matt Damon as Paul Safranek, a humble occupational therapist looking to make a difference […] More

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    Venice Film Festival: ‘Downsizing’ Strikes Big in Early Reviews

    The 74th Venice Film Festival opened Wednesday evening with a screening of the highly anticipated Alexander Payne film, “Downsizing.” The film tells the story of a near-future existence in which scientists have invented a procedure to shrink people down in order to save dwindling natural resources. Reviews started rolling out as soon as the credits […] More

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    WATCH: First Teaser Trailer for Alexander Payne’s ‘Downsizing’

    As Alexander Payne‘s “Downsizing” premiered at the Venice Film Festival, Paramount Pictures unveiled the first teaser trailer. The film, written and directed by Payne, tells the story of a near-future world where scientists have developed a process for shrinking humans. While the procedure is intended to help preserve dwindling natural resources, it becomes a lifestyle […] More

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