Alexander Payne

The story of the most Omaha movie of all time

<i>This is a column called Nebraska at the Movies, and it's based on the idea that Nebraska has had a weirdly outsized role in Hollywood. (Or at least</i> …

Film Festivals

Why we owe the movie 'Jaws' to the grandson of Nebraska hoteliers

<i>With the big-killer-shark movie "The Meg" coming to theaters this week, I wanted to revisit the story of Nebraska's connection to the greatest shark</i> …

Box Office

The first man to flip the bird in motion picture history was from Omaha

In my recent article on Nebraska-native movie star Harold Lloyd, there were a lot of details I left out (as the story was already getting a bit on …

Gabrielle Union

Damien Chazelle’s True Astronaut Epic ‘First Man’ Is Venice Film Festival Opener

The fall film festival pieces are starting to move.<p>While Damien Chazelle anxiously labors away in the editing room on his final cut of Universal’s …

Film Festivals

90 years ago, someone flipped the bird in a movie for the first time. He was from Omaha.

In my recent article on Nebraska-native movie star Harold Lloyd, there were a lot of details I left out (as the story was already getting a bit on …

Gabrielle Union

#216 Doug Benson

Gilbert and Frank are joined by comedian, podcaster and movie obsessive Doug Benson ("Doug Loves Movies") for an enjoyable conversation about bad …

Harrison Ford

Boundaries is An All-Too-Obvious Dysfunctional Family Dramedy

click to enlarge<p>It’s nothing new in cinema when an eccentric old man is put in a car and dragged across a few states while he attempts to make a …

San Antonio

Watch Movie Premieres Under the Stars at This Glamorous Greek Film Festival

Aegean Film Festival is held every July on the picturesque Greek island, Patmos.<p>You have probably heard of the larger film festivals like Sundance, …

Film Festivals

Alexander Payne may be eyeing Chicago to film adaptation of New Yorker story

“Downsizing” director Alexander Payne is eyeing Chicago to film an adaptation of “The Judge’s Will,” a short story published in the New Yorker in 2013.<p>James Ivory, who won an Academy Award this year for the “Call Me By Your Name” screenplay, has been tapped to adapt the Delhi-set tale about an …

The Oscars

Alexander Payne wrote a 'Jurassic Park' sequel

<i>This is a column called Nebraska at the Movies, and it's based on the idea that Nebraska has had a weirdly outsized role in Hollywood. (Or at least</i> …

Jurassic Park

News to Me: James Ivory, Alexander Payne, Werner Herzog

<b>James Ivory and Alexander Payne</b><p>After winning the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for <i>Call Me by Your Name</i>, James Ivory is moving full speed …

Steven Spielberg

Poet Kooser, painter Dinsmore collaborate on unique Omaha exhibition

Criterion Collection president Peter Becker talks about the criterion for Criterion and about his good friend, Alexander Payne.<p>Paul Schrader and …

Guantanamo Bay

James Ivory to Write Alexander Payne’s Family Drama ‘The Judge’s Will’

Academy Award-winning screenwriter James Ivory will adapt the family drama “The Judge’s Will” for Fox Searchlight, with Alexander Payne directing.<p>The …

Family Drama

James Ivory Adapting Ruth Prawer Jhabvala New Yorker Article ‘The Judge’s Will’ For Alexander Payne At Fox Searchlight

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b>: Months after becoming the Oscars’ oldest winner for adapting <i>Call Me By Your Name</i>, James Ivory has found a follow-up. He’ll adapt for …

Hollywood

Alexander Payne, 'Election' and why 'RoboCop' is a great movie, too

Peter Becker has done about as much for film culture as anyone still working in film culture.<p>The Criterion Collection president has helped to foster …

Box Office

Alexander Payne's advice to UNL grads: Do what you want to do while you still can. Also: Go, Scott Frost.

Commencement speaker Alexander Payne knew the way into the crowd’s heart at Saturday morning’s ceremony at Pinnacle Bank Arena.<p>The Oscar-winning …

Marlon Brando

Police veteran to head criminal justice training agency

The deputy commissioner for Kentucky State Police has been appointed to a new role as commissioner for the Department of Criminal Justice …

Business

Alexander Payne Says ‘Downsizing’ Is the Most Difficult Film He’s Ever Made — and Addresses Its Icy Reception — Tribeca

He believes that the narrative was too ambitious for a single film.<p>Alexander Payne was just at the Tribeca Film Festival for a Director’s Series …

Tribeca

Tuileries, a short film about Paris by the Coen brothers

As part of a larger anthology film called Paris Je T’aime, the Coen brothers directed a short film about a character played by Steve Buscemi waiting …

Coen Brothers

Home Video: 'Downsizing'

Alexander Payne's "Downsizing" (out now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD) may look like one of his social satires or a new venture i<br>Read more at …

Blade Runner 2049

WLIR’s Denis McNamara & My Friend Dahmer’s Marc Meyers on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film

<b>Stony Brook, NY - March 28, 2018 -</b> Radio legend, Denis McNamara, will be discussing his new Showtime film, ‘New Wave: Dare to Be Different,’ on Tom …

Film Festivals

'Sherlock Gnomes': Paramount's Struggle at Box Office Continues

Animated sequel opened to a muted $10.6 million, sustaining a tough streak for Paramount that dates back to 2017<p>Paramount Pictures’ latest release, …

Film Industry

Oscar Winner, Alexander Payne, Talks ‘Downsizing’ on Tom Needham’s ‘The Sounds of Film’

<b>Stony Brook, NY - March 21, 2018 -</b> Legendary two-time Academy Award winner, Alexander Payne, will be Tom Needham’s exclusive guest this Thursday at 6 …

Long Island

Win a ‘Downsizing’ Prize Pack, Including a 4K Blu-ray

<b>Alexander Payne</b>‘s <b>Downsizing</b> hits Blu-ray this week. In honor of the release, we have a prize pack for those of you who enjoy free things. See the …

Blu-Ray

Buy, Stream, Beware: The good, bad and ugly of upcoming film releases

<b>More information and links to downloads, DVD, and Blu-ray of all titles discussed below are available from the film industry's comprehensive database</b> …

Darkest Hour

No, Matt Damon Is Not Moving to Australia to Escape Trump

“Downsizing” star has visited Oz, but staying put in LA<p>Sorry, Jimmy Kimmel — but Oscar winner Matt Damon has no plans to flee the United States and …

Matt Damon

MipTV to Honor Pascal Breton, Teresa Fernandez-Valdes, Izzet Pinto, Weidong Yang

International television conference and market MipTV is to give the Médailles d’Honneur, its prestigious award for senior TV executives, to Pascal …

Jordan Peele

Alexander Payne In Talks For ‘The Burial’ At Amazon Studios

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b>: Amazon Studios is in early talks with director Alexander Payne to come aboard and helm <i>The Burial</i>. Scripted by Doug Wright, the drama is …

Hollywood

Alexander Payne In Talks To Direct New Amazon Flick ‘The Burial’

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b>: Amazon Studios is in early talks with director Alexander Payne to come aboard and helm <i>The Burial</i>. Scripted by Doug Wright, the drama is …

Amazon Studios

Alexander Payne in Talks for Legal Drama ‘The Burial’ at Amazon

Writer-director Alexander Payne is in negotiations with Amazon Studios to direct the legal drama “The Burial.”<p>The script, written by Doug Wright, is …

Hollywood