Screen Junkies » Nebraska http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 08 Aug 2014 20:19:50 +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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Alexander Payne Releases Trailer For Another Alexander Payne Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/alexander-payne-releases-trailer-for-another-alexander-payne-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/alexander-payne-releases-trailer-for-another-alexander-payne-movie/#comments Tue, 17 Sep 2013 19:08:06 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=257042 It's called 'Nebraska', so you know it's going to be exciting!

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I can’t really do the trailer justice, but I can say that Nebraska has all the hallmarks of a Payne film, but adds black-and-white to ratchet up the sobriety.

The film revolves around an elderly man (Bruce Dern) who journeys to pursue a million dollar reward, which his son (Will Forte!) thinks is a scam. There are also a lot of deadpan characters because, hey, why not?

Yay!

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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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