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Noughtie Rewatches

With Alexander Payne's painfully hilarious Sideways and Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation, audiences had moved on from the guy-gets-girl narrative. Throughout the decade, animation stayed afloat amongst the successful dramas and thrillers. The crowning jewels of the noughties are undoubtedly ...
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Film review: Downsizing ***

This is par for the course for Paul, a bruised idealist and one of those well-meaning boobs who often feature in the films of director Alexander Payne (the best one is probably Jim McAllister, the teacher played by Matthew Broderick in Election): he's forever trying to help – he delights in showing ...
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Breaking Brad: How to solve NU’s budget issue? Alexander Payne might have a solution

Brad Dickson's humor column, "Breaking Brad," appears daily on Omaha.com and in The World-Herald. To read more from Brad, check out his past columns at omaha.com/brad and follow him on Twitter. * * *. * About 4,700 OPPD customers were without power Monday morning. Around 4,000 due to the ...
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Film Review: Downsizing

With an all-star cast and a momentously high concept premise, Downsizing is an intriguing, slightly confused film from Sideways and Nebraska director Alexander Payne. Payne situates his latest movie with the biggest of big picture ideas: human miniaturization. He paints us a near-future in which ...
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A Guitar-Making Town In Mexico Makes A Killing Off The Movie ‘Coco’

Fresh off its Golden Globe award for best animation, the Disney-Pixar movie Coco is a favorite to win an Oscar next month. It's a sweet story of a small boy, Miguel, who dreams of becoming a musician despite his parents' objections. On the way, he finds family, tradition and a magnificent white guitar, ...
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Bishop Daniel Payne – A Local Black Teacher During Slavery

One of them, Bishop Daniel Alexander Payne, was a Charleston native who taught slaves and free blacks in his city in the 1830s and was the first African American to serve as president of a college. Daniel Payne was born in Charleston on February 24, 1811 to London and Martha Payne, who were both ...
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Phedon Papamichael, Oscar-Nominated Cinematographer, to Direct Comedy ‘Good Company …

Oscar-nominated cinematographer Phedon Papamichael, a regular collaborator with Alexander Payne, is to direct comedy “Good Company.” “Mudbound” producer Carl Effenson and Levan Koguashvili, director-producer of “Blind Dates,” are attached to produce, alongside Papamichael, Sergi Nakaidze ...
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Film fund would help promote Nebraska on big and small screens

The Alexander Payne film, "Nebraska," spent $1.4 million in the Norfolk and Madison County areas. A small, independent comedy by filmmaker Bob Byington called "Substitution," was on location last year in North Platte, involving a lot of local Nebraskans. The Coen Brothers spent $1 million in the ...
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Film fund would help promote Nebraska on big and small screens

"Local talent was hired, hotels and motels were full for two months in Scottsbluff, location fees were paid, horses and oxen were fed, fences removed, roads graded and graveled, local retailers saw a marked increase in purchases during the weeks of production," Laurie Richards, Nebraska Film Office ...
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Marg Helgenberger

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