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Joaquin Phoenix Plays a Paralyized Cartoonist in Trailer For Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot

The first trailer has been released for director Gus Van Sant's (Good Will Hunting, Finding Forrester, Milk) new film Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot. The movie is based on a true story and it stars Joaquin Phoenix as John Callahan, a slacker alcoholic from Portland whose life is turned upside down when he is paralyzed in a car accident. This difficult journey leads him on a path to becoming a cartoonist.

The movie has a great supporting cast that also includes Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, and Jack Black. The movie will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this week, and I plan on catching a screening of this film while I'm there. It looks like Pheonix is going to give another great performance! Here's the synopsis:

After Portland slacker John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) nearly loses his life in a car accident, the last thing he intends
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First Trailer for Gus Van Sant's 'Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot'

"This doesn't just go away... You have to fight with it, or you die." Amazon Studios has debuted the very first teaser trailer for Gus Van Sant's latest film, titled Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot, which is premiering at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival starting this week. The film shows on Friday night, and we'll be there at the world premiere. Based on John Callahan's memoir, the story follows a Portland slacker who nearly loses his life in a car accident, and lives in wheelchair after. He tries to give up alcohol and figure out how to live a better life, discovering a love for drawing "edgy, irreverent" newspaper cartoons. Joaquin Phoenix stars as John Callahan, and the cast includes Rooney Mara, Jonah Hill, Beth Ditto, Olivia Hamilton, Udo Kier, Kim Gordon, and Carrie Brownstein. I'm very impressed, this is a stellar teaser, with some excellent
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The Best Movies You May Have Missed in 2017

Rafael Motamayor lists the best movies that may have went under your radar this year…

2017 was a great year for movies, and you can’t convince me of the contrary! We had so many wonderful movies this year, that even thinking about the “best ones” has been nearly impossible. Even outside of the typical Oscar movies that end up on most critics’ lists (myself included), we’ve had a lot of good blockbusters compared to last year – and most if not all superhero movies this year have been great!

In the spirit of list-making season, I decided to write about some great movies that you probably missed this year. From Vince Vaughn crushing bones, to a horror-musical about mermaids, there’s something for everyone.

Patti Cake$

A struggling white-girl rapper is trying to escape her boring smalltown existence and becoming a star. A feel-good movie with a plot that may be too familiar for some,
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December 26th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Mayhem, Brawl In Cell Block 99, Flatliners (2017)

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Even though Christmas is technically over, that doesn’t mean there still aren’t a few gifts for genre fans this week in the form of some killer Blu-ray and DVD releases. It’s a relatively quiet day for home entertainment debuts, but the films coming home on December 26th make up an entertaining assortment of viewing experiences to get you through this final week of 2017.

Rlj Entertainment is keeping busy on Tuesday with a pair of brutally awesome movies—Joe Lynch’s Mayhem and S. Craig Zahler’s Brawl in Cell Block 99—and for those of you who may have missed it in theaters, the Flatliners remake comes home to both formats as well. Terminator 2: Judgment Day is coming to 4K this week, too, and you can see Wesley Snipes take on aliens in The Recall, to boot.

Brawl in Cell Block 99 (Rlj Entertainment, 4K Ultra HD/Blu,
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Iron Sky 3: The Ark Starring Udo Kier and Andy Garcia Now Filming in China

Earlier this year we shared with you guys the trailer for the upcoming sequel to the horror-comedy Iron Sky featuring Hitler riding a T-Rex. Yes, you read that correctly. Iron Sky: The Coming Race is all set to hit theaters on Valentine’s Day 2018 and today we have news that the third entry in the […]

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Movie Review – Downsizing (2017)

Downsizing, 2017.

Directed by Alexander Payne.

Starring Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Rolf Lassgård, Ingjerd Egeberg, Udo Kier, Søren Pilmark, and Jason Sudeikis.

Synopsis:

A social satire in which a guy realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself.

Downsizing is the second failed social satire of 2017 prominently featuring Matt Damon in the lead role, but Alexander Payne’s (Nebraska, Sideways) misfire here is a much tougher pill to swallow, as the concept of modern-day existing technology capable of shrinking one’s self all the way down to miniature dimensions (similar to Honey, I Shrunk the Kids in the visual presentation) to hit the reset button on life and in some cases quickly get rich from currency translations (it should be noted that the invention of downsizing by Norwegian scientists was intended to rectify the growing concern of Earth’s overpopulation) offers up
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Downsizing – Review

Downsizing, the latest from writer/director Alexander Payne, begins as a satirical comedy then halfway through, veers off into a darker, more serious story tackling issues such as immigration and the environment. Your enjoyment of the film may depend if you find this direction the film takes intriguing. If you don’t, you’re in for a long two hours and fifteen minutes, but I liked where it went. The dialogue is written with wit and romance and it’s a story I had not seen before. Downsizing is not entirely successful, but it is new and fresh and ambitious, not shy of taking chances and with so many movies fitting into easily-defined niches, those are refreshing characteristics.

Matt Damon stars in Downsizing as Paul Safranak, a mild-mannered occupational therapist on staff with the Omaha Steaks company in Nebraska. He and his somewhat unhappy wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) are charmed
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Matt Damon on ‘Downsizing’ and His ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Cameo

Tomorrow, Alexander Payne’s Downsizing hits theaters. The film follows Paul Safranek (Matt Damon), a mild-mannered guy in financial straits who decides with his wife (Kristen Wiig) to take advantage of new procedure and lifestyle where they shrink down to five-inches-tall, and because everything in their new world is smaller, their money goes further. When Aubrey bails after Paul’s had the procedure, he’s left adrift in his new, tiny world and looking for purpose. The film also stars Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, and Udo Kier. I recently got to do a phone interview with Matt …
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Exclusive: We meet the eccentric and extraordinary Udo Kier for Brawl in Cell Block 99

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Author: Stefan Pape

Having gained something of a cult following for his work, the prolific German actor Udo Kier has starred in well over 200 productions, and one of them is Brawl in Cell Block 99, where he stars alongside Vince Vaughn in this brutal, compelling piece of cinema. We had the pleasure of meeting Kier in a small clothes shop in Toronto, and what transpired was one of our favourite ever interviews.

Before I had even sat down he asked where I was from, so I told him.

“London? That is where I was discovered,” Kier said. “People said they were making a movie, and I had no knowledge about it, but I did the movie and they were very kind, they shot me from far away. I said to myself that I liked the attention, I could live from this, and so I became an actor. And now hundreds
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'Downsizing' Review: Matt Damon Shines in 'Bracing Comedy of Shocking Gravity'

'Downsizing' Review: Matt Damon Shines in 'Bracing Comedy of Shocking Gravity'
Alexander Payne, one of our best and most inventive filmmakers, is thinking big about being small. In Downsizing, a bracing comedy of shocking gravity, Payne and longtime writing partner Jim Taylor posit a future where human beings are offered the chance to shrink down to about five-inches in size and thereby be less of a burden on the besieged environment. And the money part's not bad either in a world where a little truly does go a long way. Any volunteers?

Paul Safranek (Matt Damon at his Everyman finest ) is intrigued.
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“Downsizing” is a very different sort of outing for Alexander Payne

Watching the changing winds in terms of Downsizing has been fascinating this awards season. Initially, out of the Venice Film Festival, it was looked at as a big time Oscar player. Then, moving on to the Telluride Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival, its star faded. This week, Alexander Payne’s latest opens and hopes to right the ship with the general public. Critics have not been kind overall, but audiences will have the final say. Either way, what was once a conceivable Academy Award frontrunner will now struggle not to be shut out. My how times can change in a hurry. The film is a rather high concept dramedy with a science fiction baseline to launch things. The official synopsis presents things as such: “When scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to over-population, Paul (Matt Damon) and his wife Audrey
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Berlinale 2018: First Competition & Special Films Announced

In den Gängen (In the Aisles)

The first ten films have been selected for the Competition and the Berlinale Special for next year’s Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale).

Alongside the previously announced opening film, Isle of Dogs by Wes Anderson, seven productions and co-productions from France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Serbia, the Russian Federation, and the USA have been invited to take part in the Competition.

So far two productions have been invited to participate in the Berlinale Special. As part of the Official Programme, it screens recent works by contemporary filmmakers, as well as documentaries and works with extraordinary formats.

Benoit Jacquot, Gus Van Sant, Alexey German Jr., Ma?gorzata Szumowska, Philip Gröning, Thomas Stuber, and Laura Bispuri all feature in the Competition, while Isabel Coixet and Lars Kraume feature in the Berlinale Special.

Competition

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot

USA

By Gus Van Sant (Milk,
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Berlin Film Festival 2018: Gus Van Sant, Isabelle Huppert movies in competition

The Berlinale has revealed the first films within its Competition and Berlinale Special lineups.

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Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot

The Berlin Film Festival (15 - 25 Feb) has revealed the first films within its Competition and Berlinale Special lineups.

Directors including Benoit Jacquot, Gus Van Sant, Alexey German Jr., Małgorzata Szumowska, Philip Gröning, Thomas Stuber and Laura Bispuri will compete in this year’s Competition while Isabel Coixet and Lars Kraume feature in the Berlinale Special strand.

Alongside the previously announced opening film, Isle of Dogs by Wes Anderson, seven productions and co-productions from France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Serbia, the Russian Federation, and the USA are announced for the Competition.

Gus Van Sant’s drama Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far, which will debut at Sundance, is the only film announced today which is not a world premiere. Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara and [link
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Gus Van Sant’s ‘Don’t Worry’ Among First Berlinale Competition Titles to Be Unveiled

Gus Van Sant’s ‘Don’t Worry’ Among First Berlinale Competition Titles to Be Unveiled
Gus Van Sant’s “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot” is among the first several competition titles to be unveiled for the 2018 Berlin Film Festival. The other titles announced Monday are all European productions or co-productions.

The Berlinale previously announced that Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” would open the fest.

Alex German Jr.’s “Dovlatov,” Benoit Jacquot’s “Eva,” and Laura Bispuri’s “Figlia Me” (“Daughter of Mine”) all feature in the competition, as do Thomas Stuber’s “In den Gangen,” Philip Goning’s “Mein Bruder heißt Robert und ist ein Idiot,” and Małgorzata Szumowska’s “Twarz” (“Mug”).

“Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot” is based on the John Callahan memoir of the same title and stars Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black and Udo Kier. Berlin will mark its international premiere. All the other competition titles announced Monday will have their world premieres at the
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Exclusive Clip: Watch Vince Vaughan as you’ve never seen him before in Brawl in Cell Block 99

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Author: Zehra Phelan

Fancy an alternative Christmas treat? We have been given the honour of debuting this exclusive clip from the brutal, yet brilliant, Brawl in Cell Block 99 starring Vince Vaughan to feast your eyes on.

Related: Tiff 2017 Brawl in Cell Block 99 Review

The clip follows Bradley (Vaughan), standing his ground against his fellow hard-men prison inmates – Vaughan has never been seen in a role like this before, we think he has found his niche as he puts in a tremendous performance in a film that shouldn’t be missed. Be warned though, this is not for the faint of heart.

Related: Watch the trailer for the film here

Coming from the man behind Bone Tomahawk, writer/director S. Craig Zahler, the film stars a very menacing and bald-headed, Vince Vaughan alongside Jennifer Carpenter, Udo Kier, Don Johnson, and Marc Blucas.

Please note this clip contains swearing. Brawl in Cell
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‘Hunting Season’ Takes Top Prize at Macao Festival

‘Hunting Season’ Takes Top Prize at Macao Festival
Hunting Season,” by Argentinian first-time feature director Natalia Garagiola was named as best film at the International Film Festival and Awards Macao. France’s Xavier Legrand was named best director for domestic terrorism thriller “Custody.”

Prizes were handed out Thursday evening at Macau’s Cultural Centre, in front of a crowd that mixed local dignitaries, Hong Kong movie folk and a high-profile international contingent of film makers, industry executives, and festival programmers.

The prizes were decided on by a jury headed by France’s Laurent Cantet. The judging panel also included actress Joan Chen, writer-director Joan Chen, novelist Lawrence Osborne, and director Royston Tan.

The jury chose “Hunting Season” for its “fluid style and construction… the precision of its directing .. and for the quality of its acting,” Cantet said. “The film deals with subjects both difficult and delicate : mourning for a mother’s death, the reconciliation between estranged fathers and sons, the loneliness
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Win an Autographed Copy of Brawl in Cell Block 99 Poster and Blu-ray!

It’s contest time, kids! And this one’s a doozy! Right now we have your chance to score a 4K Blu-ray copy of the brutal and vicious Brawl in Cell Block 99 (review) along with a poster signed by Vince Vaughn, Don Johnson, Jennifer Carpenter, Udo Kier, and director S. Craig Zahler! How cool is that?! […]

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Fizzy Opening Ceremony Marks Second Edition of Macao Festival & Awards

Fizzy Opening Ceremony Marks Second Edition of Macao Festival & Awards
Jeremy Renner and Hong Kong star Myriam Yeung were on hand Friday to add a touch of glamour to the opening of the 2nd International Film Festival and Awards.

The festival is an ambitious attempt to put Macau, a former Portuguese colony, now a Special Administrative Area belonging to China and renown for its casinos, on the cultural map.

Under the artistic direction of Mike Goodridge, a former journalist and film executive, the festival is a carefully-balanced mix of accessible, audience-friendly features along with art-house titles that have stood out on the festival circuit in the last few months. Its modest 48-film selection keeps the event on a human scale and allows guests to quickly mingle.

The ceremony had the great virtue of addressing all the traditional Asian touch points of a festival – prominence for local officials, a formal gong ceremony, and a parade of celebrities – but also keeping things moving swiftly without lengthy speeches. Renner, sporting
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Iffam: Festival Jurors Put Focus on Asian Experience

Iffam: Festival Jurors Put Focus on Asian Experience
Asia was understandably the focus of the competition jury at the debut of the 2nd International Film Festival and Awards Macao (Iffam). Addressing a press conference chaired by Iffam artistic director Mike Goodridge, jury president, French filmmaker Laurent Cantet said that he walked for a few hours once he reached Macau, trying unsuccessfully to get lost.

“I like to film away from my country,” said Cantet, winner of the 2008 Palme d’Or for “The Class.” “The distance it gives to your point of view is interesting.” Cantet has filmed in Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Corsica, besides his native France.

Singaporean filmmaker, Royston Tan (“15: The Movie,” “881”) suggested that the establishment of a residency program in Macau would help filmmakers from around the world to get to know the place and the culture.

British author Lawrence Osborne, whose 2014 novel “The Ballad of a Small Player” is set in the casinos of Macau, is fascinated
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Iffam: Udo Kier to Receive Career Award

Iffam: Udo Kier to Receive Career Award
Veteran German actor, Udo Kier is set to receive a career achievement award this week at the International Film Festival & Awards. With more than 200 films to his credit, he deserves an award for longevity, if nothing else.

In his career early days, Kier was associated with numerous horror and genre films, ranging from the niche, to the mainstream and art house. Some had titles like “Spermula,” “Oi Erotomaneis,” and “Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein.” But the 1970s also saw him star in notorious Bdsm drama “Story of O,” and Dario Argento’s horror classic “Suspiria.”

Since then he has built a career that stretched from Europe to Hollywood, and encompassed TV (“Berlin: Alexanderplatz,” “Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated”) as well as film. Hollywood roles include “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” “Blade” and disaster film “Armageddon.” Big-budget Euro-Chinese indie, “Iron Sky: The Coming Race” recently brought him to China to shoot.

Kier will be in be in Macau with one of
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