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Lff 2017: ‘Downsizing’ Review: Dir. Alexander Payne (2017)

16 October 2017 12:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Downsizing review: Four years after the stunning Nebraska, Alexander Payne returns with this incredible, shrinking-man movie.

Downsizing review by Awais Irfan.

Downsizing review

Four years since his last film, the Academy-Award nominated Nebraska, and director Alexander Payne finally returns with a bang with his latest film: Downsizing.

Matt Damon is Paul Safranek, a kindly occupational therapist. Him and his wife, Audrey (Kristen Wiig), are looking for a new home but, strapped for cash and wanting more out of life, the pair decide to “downsize” – a new procedure that shrinks its subjects to around 4/5 inches tall, one that is affordable and also environmentally friendly. Payne is perhaps best known for telling very different, very character-driven stories and Downsizing is no exception. This is as original and rich a story as they come.

Of course, similarly to Sideways and The Descendants, Downsizing is hilarious. It boasts a very mature, smart sense of »

- Awais Irfan

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‘Last Man on Earth': Kristen Wiig Wants to Massage Everyone, Everywhere (Exclusive Video)

12 October 2017 2:16 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Pamela is not exactly one of the gang on Fox’s “The Last Man on Earth” — perhaps the Kristen Wiig character can turn a few foes into friends with a foot massage. If not that, maybe a Swedish massage? Or how about shiatsu, Thai, Rolfing, hot stone, cold stone, couples massage — all of those options are on the table on the boat this Sunday. Watch Wiig’s hilarious scene from this weekend’s episode — a video exclusive to TheWrap — above. Also Read: 'Last Man on Earth': Will Forte Reveals Where Those Sports Balls Reside in Real Life This Sunday, the group finally. »

- Tony Maglio

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The gang finds Chris Elliott on a deserted island on The Last Man On Earth

8 October 2017 10:15 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

This week’s episode of The Last Man On Earth features not one, but two guest stars. First, Kristen Wiig as Pamela Brinton, a former socialite and philanthropist who sought shelter in an underground bunker for three years, slowly found the gang aboard their yacht, alienated them all with her haughty behavior, and then…

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- Vikram Murthi

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Gal Gadot and Leslie Jones Have a 'Wonder Woman' Showdown in Hilarious 'SNL' Monologue -- Watch!

7 October 2017 9:37 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Gal Gadot has some serious super hero competition!

TheWonder Woman star was interrupted during her opening monologue on Saturday Night Live by castmember Leslie Jones, who hilariously went toe to toe with the DC character with her own "street performer Wonder Woman" impression.

"I have a lasso that makes people tell you the truth," Gadot said of her Wonder Woman character, to which Jones, replied, "And b**ch, I got vodka."

Watch Gadot's entire monologue below.

More: Gal Gadot Tries Her First Reese's Cup, Plays First-Ever Game of Charades on 'The Tonight Show'

As the opening clearly proved, two Wonder Women is better than one!

Sam Smith joined Gadot as musical guest on the late night comedy variety show, which broke from format in it's cold open with an emotional message and performance by Jason Aldean in light of last Sunday's tragic shooting in Las Vegas.

Meanwhile, Gadot's [link=tt »

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'Saturday Night Live': Watch Gal Gadot and Leslie Jones Have a 'Wonder Woman' Showdown in Hilarious Monologue

7 October 2017 9:00 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Gal Gadot has some serious superhero competition!

TheWonder Woman star was interrupted during her opening Saturday Night Live monologue by castmember Leslie Jones, who hilariously went toe-to-toe with Gadot to show off her "street performer Wonder Woman" impression.

"I have a lasso that makes people tell you the truth," Gadot said of her Wonder Woman character, to which Jones replied, "And b**ch, I got vodka."

Watch Gadot's entire monologue below.

More: Gal Gadot Tries Her First Reese's Cup, Plays First-Ever Game of Charades on 'The Tonight Show'

As the opening clearly proved, two Wonder Women are better than one!

Sam Smith joined Gadot as the musical guest on the late night comedy variety show, which broke from format in it's cold open with an emotional message and performance by Jason Aldean in light of last Sunday's tragic shooting in Las Vegas.

Meanwhile, Gadot's Wonder Woman is inspiring more than just Jones. Watch the video »

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Last Man on Earth: Watch Chris Elliott's (Not At All Creepy) Introduction

6 October 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Only Chris Elliott could make an apocalypse more uncomfortable. The Master of Wackadoodle joins Last Man on Earth this Sunday (9:30/8:30c on Fox) as new castaway Glenn, and we have an exclusive first look at his super-creepy introduction.

RelatedFall TV 2017: Your Handy Calendar of 100+ Season and Series Premiere Dates

The episode picks up mere moments after last week’s premiere left off, with the Tandy-less gang in full-tilt freakout mode following their fearful leader’s kidnapping at the hands of Kristen Wiig’s Pamela. There’s also the little matter of them being stranded on a seemingly deserted island. »

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12 Hilarious Times the Saturday Night Live Cast Couldn't Help But Laugh

2 October 2017 1:34 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Despite their best efforts, the professionals at Saturday Night Live find themselves laughing right along with us every now and then. It’s such a storied tradition that Andy Samberg and Adam Sandler even sang a song about breaking during the show’s 40th anniversary special.

Although the performers are supposed to avoid it at all costs, getting the giggles during sketches has led to some of the funniest moments in SNL history, so we’re looking back at some of those classic crack-ups that still get us every time.

“Tenement Museum”

Just last week, host Louis C.K. and sketch »

- Lydia Price

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Last Man on Earth Premiere Recap: Two Deaths and a Very Special Guest Star

1 October 2017 6:59 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Last Man on Earth Season 4 premiere is, as the acronymic title promised, “messed up beyond all regular-standards.”

The episode picks up right where last spring’s finale left off. After shooting Pat in the back of the head, Pamela (Kristen Wiig) begins tointroduce herself and (twist!) her very special friend Rear Admiral Roy Billups, played by surprise guest star Jack Black to the group. Before Roy can properly greet everyone, he is shot dead by Pat, who is somehow still alive and firing his weapon. Pamela lodges a few more bullets in Pat’s chest, and Tandy gives him »

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‘The Last Man on Earth’ Review: Season 4 Starts with a Bang, a Cameo, and More Familiar, Twisted Tricks

1 October 2017 6:59 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “The Last Man on Earth” Season 4, Episode 1, “M.U.B.A.R.”]

Like watching two sea-doos slowly arcing through the ocean on an unlikely, yet inevitable collision course, “The Last Man on Earth” Season 4 premiere offered a few tantalizing possibilities, but ultimately felt stuck on a predictable path.

There were plenty of callbacks from seasons past: The episode began by answering the Season 3 cliffhanger, in which Pamela (recurring guest star Kristen Wiig) saved Phil “Tandy” Miller (Will Forte) and the group’s lives by shooting Pat (Mark Boone Junior) before he could take out any of the other survivors. Though the visor-splattering burst of blood may have made it look like Pat was dunzo, he recovered long enough to put a bullet in Rear Admiral Roy Billups, Pamela’s former lover played by another one-and-done mega guest star, Jack Black.

Read More:‘Ghosted’ Review: Adam Scott’s ‘X-Files’ Comedy Gives You Just Enough Reasons to Believe

Seasons past have seen the likes »

- Ben Travers

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‘The Last Man on Earth’ Review: Season 4 Starts with a Bang, a Cameo, and More Familiar, Twisted Tricks

1 October 2017 6:59 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “The Last Man on Earth” Season 4, Episode 1, “M.U.B.A.R.”]

Like watching two sea-doos slowly arcing through the ocean on an unlikely, yet inevitable collision course, “The Last Man on Earth” Season 4 premiere offered a few tantalizing possibilities, but ultimately felt stuck on a predictable path.

There were plenty of callbacks from seasons past: The episode began by answering the Season 3 cliffhanger, in which Pamela (recurring guest star Kristen Wiig) saved Phil “Tandy” Miller (Will Forte) and the group’s lives by shooting Pat (Mark Boone Junior) before he could take out any of the other survivors. Though the visor-splattering burst of blood may have made it look like Pat was dunzo, he recovered long enough to put a bullet in Rear Admiral Roy Billups, Pamela’s former lover played by another one-and-done mega guest star, Jack Black.

Read More:‘Ghosted’ Review: Adam Scott’s ‘X-Files’ Comedy Gives You Just Enough Reasons to Believe

Seasons past have seen the likes »

- Ben Travers

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‘Big Mouth’ Season 1 Voice Cast: A Visual Guide To The Adult Voices Behind The Tweens

30 September 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Netflix’s new animated comedy “Big Mouth” takes on adolescence from a distinctly adult point of view, tracking the middle school adventures of a pack of tweens whose bodies are changing in crazy ways. Fortunately, their antics are brought to life by the crème de la crème of voice acting — starting with the powerhouse himself, co-creator Nick Kroll.

It wasn’t a surprise when Kroll, an executive producer of the show, recruited his friend and Broadway co-star John Mulaney to the roster. After that, the voice cast list seems to be a handful of your favorite SNL alums and comedy icons. Even Dick Whitman makes a small, yet savory appearance.

Read More:‘Big Mouth’ Review: Nick Kroll’s Exemplary Netflix Comedy is a Horrifying and Hilarious Portrait of Childhood Nick Kroll (Nick, Hormone Monster, Coach Steve, Lola, Ladybug, Janitor, Nick Starr, Joe Walsh, Coach Hormone Monster, Ghost of Picasso, »

- Raelyn Giansanti and Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Big Mouth’ Season 1 Voice Cast: A Visual Guide To The Adult Voices Behind The Tweens

30 September 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Netflix’s new animated comedy “Big Mouth” takes on adolescence from a distinctly adult point of view, tracking the middle school adventures of a pack of tweens whose bodies are changing in crazy ways. Fortunately, their antics are brought to life by the crème de la crème of voice acting — starting with the powerhouse himself, co-creator Nick Kroll.

It wasn’t a surprise when Kroll, an executive producer of the show, recruited his friend and Broadway co-star John Mulaney to the roster. After that, the voice cast list seems to be a handful of your favorite SNL alums and comedy icons. Even Dick Whitman makes a small, yet savory appearance.

Read More:‘Big Mouth’ Review: Nick Kroll’s Exemplary Netflix Comedy is a Horrifying and Hilarious Portrait of Childhood Nick Kroll (Nick, Hormone Monster, Coach Steve, Lola, Ladybug, Janitor, Nick Starr, Joe Walsh, Coach Hormone Monster, Ghost of Picasso, »

- Raelyn Giansanti and Liz Shannon Miller

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Downsizing Review [Fantastic Fest 2017]

30 September 2017 9:49 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Alexander Payne’s Downsizing is a disappointingly shallow dive into a supremely interesting topic. As humanity continues to gunk up Mother Nature’s designs with smog and muck, Payne toys with eco-politics and reminds us that our world needs to be cared for if we’re to continue habitation – but then something strange happens. Characters are introduced, meatier discussions are sidestepped and intellectual debates deflate when one man’s soul-searching journey shifts into prime focus. Execution flips from a broader investigation to such a simple-minded view, losing grip of the magical sci-fi reality Payne and co-writer Jim Taylor dream up. A puzzle missing a few pieces, if you will – with viewers left visualizing the entire picture despite a few empty gaps.

Matt Damon stars as Paul Safranek, an Occupational Therapist with a permanent residency at Nebraska’s Omaha Steaks factory. He lives with wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) in his childhood home, »

- Matt Donato

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‘Big Mouth’: Netflix Made a Two-Acre Vagina-Shaped Crop Circle, and Nick Kroll Gives You the Tour — Watch

29 September 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

“Big Mouth” stars Nick Kroll and Jessi Klein realize that the United States has a sex-ed problem. As most states fail when teaching students all 16 benchmarks of sexual education, like pregnancy prevention and information on sexuality, Nick and Jessi are taking it upon themselves to educate us on something that’s too often overlooked: the female reproductive system.

In this larger-than-life — but very real — promotion for the recently released Netflix comedy, the show commissioned a two-acre crop circle featuring the female productive system that’s only viewable from outer space or via drone. The “space puss,” as Kroll puts it, can be found in Ventura, California.

“Big Mouth” features a gaggle of preteens at the height of puberty, including fictional versions of Nick and Jessi as they explore sex and pimples and the horrors of growing up. “My hope is that it makes all of it a little less scary »

- Raelyn Giansanti

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‘Big Mouth’: Netflix Made a Two-Acre Vagina-Shaped Crop Circle, and Nick Kroll Gives You the Tour — Watch

29 September 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Big Mouth” stars Nick Kroll and Jessi Klein realize that the United States has a sex-ed problem. As most states fail when teaching students all 16 benchmarks of sexual education, like pregnancy prevention and information on sexuality, Nick and Jessi are taking it upon themselves to educate us on something that’s too often overlooked: the female reproductive system.

In this larger-than-life — but very real — promotion for the recently released Netflix comedy, the show commissioned a two-acre crop circle featuring the female productive system that’s only viewable from outer space or via drone. The “space puss,” as Kroll puts it, can be found in Ventura, California.

“Big Mouth” features a gaggle of preteens at the height of puberty, including fictional versions of Nick and Jessi as they explore sex and pimples and the horrors of growing up. “My hope is that it makes all of it a little less scary »

- Raelyn Giansanti

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Alexander Payne’s Downsizing gets a new trailer

27 September 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Paramount Pictures has released a new teaser for Alexander Payne’s upcoming sci-fi comedy drama Downsizing which stars Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, Jason Sudeikis, Hing Chau, Laura Dern, Alec Baldwin, Neil Patrick Harris, and Maribeth Monroe; take a look below…

When scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to over-population, Paul (Matt Damon) and his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in order to get small and move to a new downsized community — a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.

Downsizing is set for release on December 22nd. »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘Downsizing’ Breakout Hong Chau to Star in Patty Hearst Movie ‘American Woman’ (Exclusive)

27 September 2017 3:54 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Downsizing” breakout Hong Chau is in talks to star in an adaptation of “American Woman,” which tells the tale of the women who cared for kidnapped newspaper heiress-turned-fugitive Patty Hearst.

Killer Films is producing with “Mad Men” producer Semi Chellas writing and directing the pic.

Chau will play Jenny Shimada, a 25-year-old former radical on the run for an act of violence against the American government who agrees to care for three younger fugitives delivered to her by an individual from her former life. One of them, Hearst, the kidnapped granddaughter of a wealthy newspaper magnate in San Francisco, has become a national celebrity for embracing her captors’ ideology and joining their revolutionary cell.

The studio is currently looking to land an actress for the key role of Hearst.

“American Woman” isn’t the only Hearst project in development. Fox 2000 is developing the book “American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes »

- Justin Kroll

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A Quick Guide to All the Biblical References in Mother!

21 September 2017 3:50 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Spoiler Alert! If you read any further, you will know way more about Mother! than you might want to. Going into Darren Aronofsky's latest mind-f*ck, Mother!, there's a lot to uncover. After all, the specifics of the film have been completely shrouded in mystery for months. But now that it's finally arrived for public consumption, the secret is out. By the time we reach the perplexing ending, the bulk of the mystery is solved: Mother! is an allegory for how we treat this gracious planet that we inhabit, and the horrifying damage we do. But this film is more than just a conservationist's plea to the scum of the human race. It's basically a retelling of the Bible with a strong focus on the Book of Genesis and the other chapters at the beginning of the Old Testament. Mother! presents a pretty rattling tale of mankind that's quite modern, »

- Ryan Roschke

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Film Review: ‘Boston’

21 September 2017 4:23 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The resiliency of the Boston Marathon, both historically and in the wake of the 2013 terrorist bombing at its finish line, is roundly celebrated in “Boston,” whose title directly suggests the fundamental relationship shared between the race and its city. Breaking little ground but functioning as a handy primer on the event’s century-plus ups and downs, as well as its efforts to rebound from the tragedy that befell it four years earlier, Jon Dunham’s documentary gracefully achieves its admirable ends. Whether seen in L.A. theaters when it screens Sept. 22 or later at home, it’s a worthy tribute bound to illuminate and inspire.

The doc begins with race director Dave McGillivray, local officials and former champions discussing the importance — and logistical organizational hurdles — of the 2014 iteration. The need to safeguard participants and spectators predictably proves to be of primary importance, although Dunham’s film isn’t really interested in the nitty-gritty of how those ends »

- Nick Schager

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Gotham Season 4 Cast Photo Reveals Haunting Skyline of Villains and Heroes

20 September 2017 10:42 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Faces familiar and new (plus one with a fresh ‘do) are ready to brave a dark night in the cast photo for Season 4 of Gotham.

RelatedGotham Casts Fringe Vet as Baddie Professor Pyg

The Fox drama christens its new night this Thursday at 8/7c, with the episode “A Dark Knight: Pax Penguina,” in which Gordon (played by Ben McKenzie) worries that Jonathan Crane may still be alive after a string of robberies seem to be committed by The Scarecrow. Meanwhile, Penguin’s (Robin Lord Taylor) plan to “legitimize” the city’s crime goes awry during the grand opening of »

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