Yearly Archives: 2017

‘Star Wars’ passes ‘Beauty and the Beast’ as top 2017 earner

FILE - This file image released by Lucasfilm shows Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." On the last day of the calendar year, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has surpassed “Beauty and the Beast” as the top grossing film in North America in 2017. (John Wilson/Lucasfilm via AP, File).
This entry was posted in News on by .

Box Office: ‘All The Money In the World’ And ‘Downsizing’ Struggle Against Family Fare

That will give Alexander Payne's comic fantasy a poor $18.46m 11-day total. Even if it hangs in there, the Matt Damon/Hong Chau picture cost an obscene $68m, so this one will need an overseas miracle to justify itself. No such miracles will save Father Figures, as the WB comedy earned $3.7 million ...
This entry was posted in News on by .

Boston’s Faneuil Hall closing for renovations

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's historic Faneuil (FAN'-yul) Hall is closing in January for some much-needed repairs. Officials say the 275-year-old building will close starting Monday for renovations that include upgraded elevator services and improved heating and cooling. It is expected to remain closed until ...
This entry was posted in News on by .

My favorite film experiences of 2017

Alexander Payne's latest offering, a creative social satire that imagines a world where individuals miniaturize themselves in the interest of leading more financially sound lives, is as ambitious as it is bonkers. Even though this is a movie about getting small, it certainly isn't short on big ideas, and Payne ...
This entry was posted in News on by .

Il grande 2017 di Laura Dern

Ha avuto poi una parte importante – e al centro di molte discussioni, in positivo – in Star Wars: Gli Ultimi Jedi, e c'è stato anche in Downsizing – Vivere alla grande di Alexander Payne, una delle commedie più attese dell'anno. È comparsa anche in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt e The Last Man On Earth, ...
This entry was posted in News on by .

REVIEW: “DOWNSIZING” (2017) PARAMOUNT PICTURES

It felt as though Director Alexander Payne wanted to focus so much on the idea of the Downsizing concept, that he sidelined quite a few characters along the way. His films have always been about characters, and while Paul and Ngoc (Hong Chau) share some great chemistry throughout this film, ...
This entry was posted in News on by .

Jamaican-Canadian actor inches closer to his big break

He simply could not express enough how honoured he was to work with acclaimed writer and director Alexander Payne, who personally selected him from a pool of qualified actors. There is also the added bonus of working in a movie with such acclaimed actors as Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Christoph ...
This entry was posted in News on by .

Downsizing film review: Go small or go home

Alexander Payne has ventured into satirical territory before, effectively making an entire career out of it. It's not as if he's much of a maligned figure either, having been a two-time Oscar recipient, as well a Palme d'Or nominee for Nebraska. He's certainly established himself as a visionary director with the ...
This entry was posted in News on by .

Awards Box Office: ‘Darkest Hour,’ ‘The Post’ Conquer Year-End Holidays

The critically acclaimed film — earning Oldham a Golden Globe and SAG nomination for best actor — will do bigger business this weekend than wide studio releases Downsizing, from director Alexander Payne, and comedy Father Figures. And it could even beat Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World.
This entry was posted in News on by .

Downsizing Review

Downsizing could have been a masterpiece. It doesn't hit that mark, but the ride is still an interesting addition to Alexander Payne's filmography. The concepts introduced at the start of the film are very intriguing – scientists discover how to shrink humans until they're five inches tall. This process is called ...
This entry was posted in News on by .