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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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My Favorite Scene: Ocean’s Eleven (2001) “Putting the Team Together”

 

The ensemble for Ocean’s Eleven can stand against pretty much any film ever made, containing EIGHT Oscar-winning/nominated actors and actresses (Elliot Gould, Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Don Cheadle, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, and Andy Garcia) and that doesn’t even count NINE-time Emmy winner and legend Carl Reiner in his final major role or the Golden Globe and Emmy nominated Bernie Mac.  That’s a cast!  Unfortunately YouTube was unable to give me the whole assembling of the 11, so I cobbled it together the best I can from four clips. Continue reading My Favorite Scene: Ocean’s Eleven (2001) “Putting the Team Together”

Suburbicon Trailer #1 (2017) *The Coens, Clooney and Damon at it Again*

Suburbicon looks like classic Coen Brothers fare in which a small, seemingly insignificant event spins an entire town out of control, testing what people are really capably when pushed to the breaking point and adding in a good dollop of absolute absurdity (the last shot in the trailer with Damon peddling away on his son’s bike is awesome lol).  The summary below from Coming Soon encapsulates the entirety of the the Coen library in one phrase: “very flawed people making extremely bad choices”.  Directed by George Clooney and starring Matt Damon, Oscar Isaac and Julianne Moore, Suburbicon will open October 27, 2017.
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In Theaters This Week (2/17/2017): The Wall, A Cure for Wellness, Fist Fight

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Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  February 17th is a four-day weekend for a lot of people in the States for Presidents Day (insert your own joke about the current one here), and there are three underwhelming choices to greet it.  Essentially, if you missed John Wick or Lego Batman (I’M GETTING TO THE REVIEW), that’s your best bet if you plan to head to the movies this weekend. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (2/17/2017): The Wall, A Cure for Wellness, Fist Fight

10 Famous Actors Hidden in Your Favorite Movies

It’s always fun when a director can insert a famous actor into their movie for a quick cameo in a way that doesn’t detract from the film.  That’s a fine line to walk, but when you get it right, you usually find out about it afterward and it just makes you like a movie you already enjoyed all the more.  The most famous recent example was the discovery that Daniel Craig was slipped into Star Wars Episode VII as a stormtrooper.  It’s something that you can definitely notice if you’re listening for his vote, but I had no clue that James Bond was wandering around Starkiller Base until I found out after the fact.  Screen Rant has put together a great video going over 10 similar instances in film history where famous stars or directors made a quick appearance in famous movies.

Gene Hackman, Young Frankenstein

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