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Downsizing Trailer #2 (2017) *Go Big By Going Small*

I hated Nebraska and Sideways and was wishy-washy on The Descendants, but Alexander Payne’s new concept for Downsizing is so clever, I’m curious.  I want this to be good, but I will put a SPOILER WARNING on this trailer because I think it gives away a major plot twist it didn’t need to, so be forewarned.

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) and wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in Omaha in order to get small and move to a new downsized community — a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.  Directed by two-time Oscar-winner Alexander Payne (Nebraska, The Descendants, Sideways) from a screenplay by Payne and Jim Taylor, Downsizing arrives in theaters on December 22.
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Downsizing Trailer #1 (2017) *Go Big By Going Small*

* Text from Coming Soon
Following the film’s premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Paramount Pictures has released the full trailer for Alexander Payne’s Downsizing, his long-in-development sci-fi shrinking comedy starring Matt Damon (The Bourne Identity, Saving Private Ryan) and Kristen Wiig (Ghostbusters, Saturday Night Live). Check out the Downsizing trailer in the player below!

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) and wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in Omaha in order to get small and move to a new downsized community — a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.

The cast also includes Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, Inglorious Basterds), Hong Chau (Inherent Vice, Treme), and Jason Sudeikis (We’re the Millers, Saturday Night Live).

Directed by two-time Oscar-winner Alexander Payne (Nebraska, The Descendants, Sideways) from a screenplay by Payne and Jim Taylor, Downsizing arrives in theaters on December 22.
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mother! Trailer #1 (2017) *Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem and Darren Aronofsky*

The trailer for mother! starts off with a loving couple (Javier Bardem and Jennifer Lawrence…..kind of a big age gap there even for Hollywood, guys) fixing up their house and domestic tranquility.  However, this is a Darren Aronofsky film and if you managed to survive Requiem for a Dream, Pi, The Black Swan, or The Wrestler, you know things are going to get very weird, very quickly, you’ll see a lot of amazing acting and also probably a lot of things you’ll wish you could unsee later.  It’s a weird balance of wanting to see the performances Aronofsky draws out and having some things from Requiem for a Dream wandering the dark hallways of your mind for the rest of your life.  My autocorrect, Darren, also thanks you for sticking a lowercase letter and punctuation mark in the one-word title of your film.  mother! will open September 15, 2017.

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Trailer Time: Despicable Me 3 Trailer #2 (2017) *Of COURSE He Has a Twin Brother*

I really liked the first Despicable Me a whole lot more than I thought I would.  Despicable Me 2 was just a blast and boosted me into Minion Mania!  Then Minions came out, and I was over the whole thing and was hoping it would all just…..aaaaand Gru has a twin brother.  His name is Dru.  They look like pudgier versions of the Woody Harrelson twins introduced in Now You See Me 2.  That was a franchise killer.  Just saying.  Despicable Me 3 releases June 30, 2017.

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Trailer Time: Despicable Me 3 Trailer #1 (2017) *Despicable Three*

I really liked the first Despicable Me a whole lot more than I thought I would.  Despicable Me 2 was just a blast and boosted me into Minion Mania!  Then Minions came out, and I was over the whole thing and was hoping it would all just…..oh and here’s the Despicable Me 3 trailer and I’m sure Minions 2 isn’t far behind.  Thank you, Disney and Pixar, for (mostly) carrying animation.  Despicable Me 3 releases June 30, 2017.

Gru, Minions, Despicable Me 3