Downsizing Trailer

After playing the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival this month, Alexander Payne‘s latest film Downsizing has debuted a full theatrical trailer, giving us a glimpse at the director’s first sci-fi film as only he can deliver.

Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig star in the film as a couple who decide to abandon their lives in the normal-sized world in the innovative and planet-saving “downsized” community of Leisureland, New Mexico, a society created in the future to deal with overpopulation of the world. Watch the first Downsizing trailer below to see what this new movie looks like. Read More »

Downsizing Teaser

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 in a future where scientists have figured out how to shrink humans down to about five inches tall as a way to deal with the overpopulation of the planet. Smaller societies mean less space required, and Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig are ready to embark on a new life as tiny people. Get your first look at the little civilization and the rest of the cast in the Downsizing teaser below. Read More »

DOWNSIZING

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, but due to its ambition and required visual effects shots, it took a long time to get made. According to Payne, though, it got made at the right time.

Below, check out the Downsizing first look.

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Alec Baldwin A Few Good Men

Alec Baldwin recently earned a rare Best Supporting Actor Emmy nomination for his presidential performances on Saturday Night Live this past season (and he’ll keep that going next season), but the actor is staying under the NBC umbrella for another major production. He’ll star in the network’s upcoming live adaptation of Aaron Sorkin‘s A Few Good Men. Hey, truth? Go ahead and consider yourself handled. Read the latest Alec Baldwin A Few Good Men news below.
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Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump

Back in the spring, while Saturday Night Live was still in the middle of its 42nd season, Alec Baldwin indicated that he might not keep playing Donald Trump much longer on the late night sketch series. Though his portrayal of the unqualified President of the United States of America resulted in some of the most consistently high ratings SNL had received in recent years, Baldwin said:

“I think the maliciousness of this White House has people very worried, which is why I might not do it much longer, by the way, that whole impersonation. I don’t know how much more people can take it.”

Because the reality of any given situation at the White House can be too hard to swallow and thus difficult to effectively parody, the actor was right to question whether it was something he could viably keep doing. But it turns out he either feels a responsibility to keep pissing off reality-show-host-in-chief, or he’s getting paid handsomely to keep playing the role, because we’ll keep seeing Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live this fall. Read More »

Alec Baldwin Hosting The Essentials

Last month, Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne sadly passed away after spending years dedicated to showcasing must-see classic films and spreading his passion for cinema. Though Osborne had reduced his role at TCM in recent years, the channel’s program The Essentials was left without a host in the wake of his death. But TCM announced a worthy replacement today.

Alec Baldwin has been hired to take over The Essentials on TCM starting in May. After co-hosting the show with Robert Osborne for three season from 2009 through 2011, Baldwin is the perfect pick to take over, especially after the bond that he struck interviewing Osborne for TCM’s Private Screenings for the channel’s 20th anniversary.

Find out more about Alec Baldwin hosting The Essentials below. Read More »

Louis CK Hosted Saturday Night Live

This weekend brought Louis C.K. back to Saturday Night Live as host for a fourth time. There hadn’t been a new episode in nearly a month since Scarlett Johansson hit the stage in Studio 8H last month, so the writers and cast were refreshed and ready to go. The wait for a new episode was worth it, because with Louis C.K. on board as host, they delivered a fantastic episode where even the average sketches had more laughs than the usual middling ones and there were only two sketches that didn’t really work.

After the jump, we run through the best and worst sketches from the Louis CK hosted Saturday Night Live. Read More »

Paris Can Wait trailer

At the age of 81, Eleanor Coppola, wife of Francis Ford Coppola, has made her feature narrative directorial debut, Paris Can Wait. Of course, she co-directed Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse, in which she gave us some unforgettable, up-close and personal moments from the disastrous Apocalypse Now shoot. Her new feature film, Paris Can Wait, is considerably lighter in tone compared to her famous doc.

Below, watch the very charming Paris Can Wait trailer.

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Boss Baby Trailer

Those who helped contribute to the massive box office haul of Beauty and the Beast this past weekend may have been treated to some trailers that were specifically created to appeal to Disney’s core demographic. Transformers: The Last Knight put together a trailer that had their new female character front and center, and DreamWorks Animation created a new Boss Baby trailer that really leaned into the audience pandering with a custom-animated intro involving Alec Baldwin‘s man-baby character making Lumiere and Cogsworth fight. You can watch (endure?) it below.
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Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, and opinionated about something that makes us very happy…or fills us with indescribable rage. In this edition: how should Saturday Night Live deal with Donald Trump if Alex Baldwin leaves the part?)

Saturday Night Live has garnered plenty of attention lately thanks to their skewering of Donald Trump and his incompetent administration in the White House. During the campaign season last year, when it was almost inconceivable that the former reality TV show host could win the presidency, SNL brought in Alec Baldwin to play the president, an inspired piece of stunt casting. Surely Lorne Michaels wasn’t anticipating that they would have to bring back Alec Baldwin once Trump actually won, but here we are. However, that might not last much longer.

In a recent interview, Alec Baldwin made an off the cuff remark indicating that he might not be playing Donald Trump for Saturday Night Live much longer. Let’s talk about what that could mean for the show.  Read More »