Screen Junkies » alexander payne http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:37:15 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 You Can Break Alexander Payne’s Heart By Watching ‘Nebraska’ In Color This Weekend http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/you-can-break-alexander-paynes-heart-by-watching-nebraska-in-color-this-weekend/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/you-can-break-alexander-paynes-heart-by-watching-nebraska-in-color-this-weekend/#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 16:57:44 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=263818 Do not adjust your eyes.

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If audiences want to witness the flush cheeks of June Squib, they’re going to witness the flush cheeks of June Squib.

While convincing Paramount to make Nebraska, Alexander Payne was granted his wish with the condition that he also release a color version for cable networks. That’s just a concession you need to take on when making a black and white film that doesn’t feature Uggie. Now, you can watch the film without having to bang the side of your television. A thing called Epix is presenting both the much prettier black and white version as well as the full color version this Sunday beginning at 8pm. It will also be followed by a full color version of Pleasantville that won’t make any damn sense. (The Playlist)

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George Clooney Imitates Tim Allen’s Neighbor In ‘The Descendants’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/george-clooney-imitates-tim-allens-neighbor-in-the-descendants-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/george-clooney-imitates-tim-allens-neighbor-in-the-descendants-trailer/#comments Wed, 25 May 2011 21:18:48 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=213636 Poor George. His daughters are impervious to his charms.

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George Clooney has played many varied roles throughout his career. He’s played political figures, a fisherman, a fast-talking prison escapee, a nippled superhero, a frequent flyer, and he’s fought off the attacks of killer tomatoes. Now he’s headed into new territory under the tutelage of Alexander Payne: Stressed out dad.

In The Descendants, Clooney‘s stuck actually having to raise his daughters after his wife goes and messes her shit up in a boating accident. Not cool, wife. Don’t you know a guy like Clooney needs to be out there planning his next steps in his on-going prank war against Brad Pitt? If he lets his guard down for one minute, he’s likely find his Bugatti Veyron parked beneath power lines in an area highly-trafficked by pigeons.

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New Posters Alert: ‘Harry Potter, ‘Descendants’ And ‘Shark Night’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-posters-alert-harry-potter-descendants-and-shark-night/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-posters-alert-harry-potter-descendants-and-shark-night/#comments Mon, 23 May 2011 23:20:11 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=213298 Some posters you hang on your wall, others you look at on the internet to get psyched about an upcoming movie. Could you do both? I suppose... you could.

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Some posters you hang on your wall, others you look at on the internet to get psyched about an upcoming movie. Could you do both? I suppose… you could. We’ve got new one-sheets for The Descendants, Shark Night 3D and some movie about a wizard guy that everybody likes. Merlin? No, I think he’s younger. Teen Merlin from Teen Merlin: The Extreme Spells? Yeah, that must be it.

Harry Potter is serious business. That’s what I’ve learned from the dramatic new poster above for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, about the boy wizard (Daniel Radcliffe)fighting He-Who-Could-Use-A-Nose. The drama is visible: the dirt and scars on the face, the red dots of intensity magic, and of course, “IT ALL ENDS” in caps, barely able to stay within the poster limits. Is there a Photoshop spell for that? Magic-blasts into theaters July 15, 2011. (/Film)

Alexander Payne‘s The Descendants stars George Clooney as a rich family man whose cheating wife dies, causing him to re-evaluate his life. It opens December 16, 2011. The new poster shows Clooney looking towards the ocean. Is he staring at his daughters, or is he hearing something else? A girl screaming for her life, perhaps… ? (IndieWire)

Shark Night 3D is the follow-up to Snakes On A Plane from director David Ellis. It will feature hot bikini girls, screaming, sharks, and presumably, night scenarios. Sounds good to me. Sara Paxton stars, chomping into theaters September 14, 2011. (IGN)

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Run, Clooney, Run: First Clip From ‘The Descendants’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/run-clooney-run-first-clip-from-the-descendants/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/run-clooney-run-first-clip-from-the-descendants/#comments Tue, 10 May 2011 23:18:12 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=211384 Remember how angry Paul Giamatti got about Merlot in 'Sideways'? Now it's time for a new celebrity to freak out in a new Alexander Payne movie: Mr. George Clooney.

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Remember how angr Paul Giamatti got about Merlot in Sideways? Now it’s time for a new celebrity to freak out in a new Alexander Payne movie. Normally not-running George Clooney: time to run as fast and as awkwardly as you can.

The above link is a teaser clip from The Descendants, directed by Payne, based on a novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings. The film is about an indifferent Hawaiian lawyer and father whose wife gets into a bad boating accident, causing him to take a hard look at his life. It also causes him to randomly run into people’s houses and ask short questions like, “who is he,” “what’s going on here,” and “wait a second… who am I?” Okay, that last part I’m just inferring from the clip. Ya got me.

The Descendents flip-flops into theaters December 16th and also stars Judy Greer, Matthew Lilliard and Beau Bridges.

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Alexander Payne To Hit The Road Again http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/payne-heads-to-nebraska-for-next-film/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/payne-heads-to-nebraska-for-next-film/#comments Tue, 18 Jan 2011 18:38:57 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=17582 Alexander Payne, director of such melancholy comedy classics as About Schmidt and Sideways, is returning to similar thematic territory with the road trip comedy Nebraska.

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Alexander Payne, director of such melancholy comedy classics as About Schmidt and Sideways, is returning to similar thematic territory with the road trip comedy Nebraska. Payne, who recently completed the drama The Descendants, was given Robert Nelson’s script for Nebraska way back in 2004, but wanted to put some distance between himself and the project after completing Schmidt and Sideways, two road movies, back-to-back.

Nebraska, which is about a father who thinks he’s won the Publisher’s Clearing House sweepstakes and his estranged son who must accompany him for the ride to claim it, even though he believes the ticket is not a winner, has cast no actors yet. However, Robert Forster, who is also in The Descendants, is being thought of for the father role, and Ben Affleck could be the son, although, according to producer Ron Yerxa, “Alexander can’t cast an actor until he’s read for the part and he knows he’s exactly right for it.” Shooting will begin later this year, and while many elements are stil up in the air, we can probably expect the usual from Alexander Payne: men in crisis, unflattering closeups, hilarious awkwardness, and of course, Kathy Bates naked. (The Playlist)

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HBO’s ‘Hung’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/hbos-hung-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/hbos-hung-trailer/#comments Mon, 08 Jun 2009 21:19:22 +0000 Reza F. EMBED-HUNG Trailer - Watch more free videos If you've been wondering what Alexander Payne has been doing since Sideways look no further.  He directed the pilot for this HBO comedy about a down on his luck high school PE teacher (Thomas Jane) who decides to take advantage of his biggest asset by becoming a male escort.  And if you can't figure out what that asset is by the title of the show then you're in for quite a surprise.   HUNG premieres on HBO Sunday June 28th at 10PM. 

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If you’ve been wondering what Alexander Payne has been doing since Sideways look no further.  He directed the pilot for this HBO comedy about a down on his luc high school PE teacher (Thomas Jane) who decides to take advantage of his biggest asset by becoming a male escort.  And if you can’t figure out what that asset is by the title of the show then you’re in for quite a surprise.  

HUNG premieres on HBO Sunday June 28th at 10PM. 

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