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Watch: Alison Pill Desires the Perfect Body in Nsfw Exclusive Clip From ‘Zoom’

Telling a story within a story within a story, the sci-fi comedy Zoom concerns a comic book artist, a novelist, and a film director who all have a hand in telling the story of the others life, despite living in different dimensions. Starring Allison Pill, Gael García Bernal, and Tyler Labine, today we have an exclusive clip from the feature, which is Nsfw (if you glance at the wallpaper).

The sophomore feature from Pedro Morelli, off a script penned by first-time screenwriter Matt Hensen, this exclusive clip introduces Pill’s character, a comic book artist who is dreaming of the perfect body, and we can see some satirical elements come into play as she meets to discuss cosmetic surgery. Check out the clip below for the film now in limited release and available on VOD.

Zoom is a fast-paced, pop-art inspired, multi-plot contemporary comedy. The film consists of three seemingly
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‘Zoom’ Starring Alison Pill & Gael Garcia Bernal Is Visually Distinct, But Hardly Memorable [Review]

For better or worse, Pedro Morelli’s sophomore effort “Zoom” is a film that never once compromises its vision or style. At times reminiscent of a less emotionally poignant “Stranger Than Fiction” and at others a less challenging take on “The Congress,” “Zoom” is at its best when it fully embraces its wackier sensibilities. Visually distinct with […]

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Alison Pill's new boobs receive online validation in exclusive Zoom clip

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Pedro Morelli's Zoom is comprised of three stories which are all linked together in startling ways - a beautiful model (Mariana Ximenes) begins writing a book, a famous director (Gael Garcia Bernal) sets out to make an arthouse movie and a sex doll factory employee (Alison Pill) decides to get breast implants. Zoom premiered last year at the Toronto International Film Festival but now that... Read More...
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Zoom Review

One of the problems that comes from being a hardcore fan of films is that most of your time is spent trying to enjoy your passion despite the shackles of a medium that is plagued with repetition and paint-by-numbers efforts. If you see more than a dozen movies a year, it isn’t long before you’re trapped in the tedium of not simply knowing that the good guys are probably going to win, but who is going to turn out to be the double-crosser as soon as you see them, why and when the rom-com couple are going to have their second act “distancing” they have to overcome, and on and on.

This is why certain writers and directors can get a jump on popularity just off the back of putting something out that makes you sit up and notice that you have no idea what’s going to happen.
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Zoom movie review: zoom out

This is what happens when men try to tell a story primarily about women — and also try to ape Charlie Kaufman — and fail miserably. I’m “biast” (pro): desperate for stories about women

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

There are naked breasts everywhere in Brazilian-Canadian indie Zoom. Real breasts, photographs of real breasts, prosthetic breasts meant to be taken as real, doll breasts (on Real Doll-esque sex toys), comic-book-style animated breasts. Two of Zoom’s three concurrent interconnected stories are about, in large part, body image and body insecurity. In one, a woman frets over the size of her breasts; in the other, a man frets over the size of his penis. Take a guess if we ever see a penis.

This is what happens when men — Brazilian director Pedro Morelli and Canadian screenwriter Matt Hansen — try to tell
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Zoom Review

History has certainly shown that storytelling is a circular concept, both simultaneously affecting society and (of course) inspired by the world around it. The Wachowskis’ underrated Cloud Atlas dealt heavily with the complex relationship between art and life as well as the influence that the former can have on subsequent generations, ultimately inspiring a movement that can change the shape of the future. While Zoom isn’t quite as ambitious as that sprawling 2012 film, it deals with some similarly intriguing concepts, albeit in a less impactful way.

Zoom – the first English-language feature (and second overall) from director Pedro Morelli (Entre Nós) – follows a trio of main characters played by Alison Pill (Milk), Gael García Bernal (The Motorcycle Diaries) and Brazilian star Mariana Ximenes, all of whom play individuals faced with an intensely personal and professional crossroads. As it plays out, Zoom gradually unveils the connections between these at first disparate storylines,
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5 Things That The New Poster For 'Zoom' Is Lacking

by Manuel Betancourt

Let's talk about the film Zoom. Have you heard of it? It’s this international co-production film that sounds like the hybrid lovechild of Stranger than Fiction and Adaptation, a third of which is animated, starring a 2D-animated Gael García Bernal. I caught the film earlier this year so I was fascinated (read: bemused) by the latest poster that puts the Mexican actor front and center alongside undersung actress Alison Pill. And yet, compared to the earlier poster that had been revealed for the film, this new floating heads one is pretty… uninspiring to say the least. It loses all the specificity of what makes the film worth seeking out.

But you should be excited for this unique movie. Here are 5 things that the new poster for Zoom isn’t telling you...
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Alison Pill Erases Line Between Fact And Fantasy In First Trailer For Zoom

Indulging in a daydream or letting your imagination run amok is something we can all relate to on a fairly intimate level – but what if those thoughts sprung into life, effectively blurring the line between fact and fantasy?

That’s a question posed by Zoom, Pedro Morelli’s imminent feature that’s pitched as a “fast-paced, pop-art inspired, multi-plot contemporary comedy.” That’s quite the mouthful, but nevertheless, Morelli’s metafictional romp has garnered praise following its run on the festival circuit, including last year’s Tiff.

Now closing in on a theatrical release, today brings forth Zoom‘s zany first trailer, introducing viewers to Alison Pill’s novelist and budding comic book artist who has unknowingly created a sentient character in Edward, and already we’re beginning to sense a refreshing mix of drama and heartfelt comedy based on the above teaser.

Zoom, also starring Gael García Bernal and
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Trailer for Zoom starring Alison Pill and Gael Garcia Bernal

With just two weeks to go until its release, a poster and trailer have arrived online for director Pedro Morelli’s live-action/animated hybrid comedy drama Zoom which stars Alison Pill, Gael Garcia Bernal, Tyler Labine, Michael Eklund and Jason Priestly; take a look below…

An aspiring comic book artist (Alison Pill) works through her daily issues with a cartoon world of her creation starring Latin dreamboat Edward (Bernal), upon whom she unleashes her frustration in absurd and hilarious ways.

Zoom is set for release on September 2nd.
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Gael Garcia Bernal & Alison Pill Power The Pop-Art Inspired ‘Zoom’ In New Trailer

Mix one part A-ha’s “Take on Me” with a little “Stranger Than Fiction,” and apparently out comes “Zoom,” starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Alison Pill. Directed by Pedro Morelli, the film looks like it could grab a lot of attention with its mixture of live action and animation in a story about a comic book creator whose work […]

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‘Zoom’ Trailer: Alison Pill And Gael Garcia Bernal Star In Metafictional Tale of Sex, Drugs, and Body-Image Insecurity

‘Zoom’ Trailer: Alison Pill And Gael Garcia Bernal Star In Metafictional Tale of Sex, Drugs, and Body-Image Insecurity
Everyone has the power to create their own stories, but what if those stories were actually “real”? And what if the people in those stories are writing stories about you? It’s a heady idea, but one that the new metafictional film “Zoom” adopts head on to examine sex, drugs, and body-image insecurity.

Read More: Watch: Sex Doll Artist Alison Pill is Not That Kind of Girl in Exclusive ‘Zoom’ Clip

Alison Pill plays Emma, a sex doll manufacturer by day and cartoonist by night, who longs to look like one of the synthetic creations with which she spends her time, and takes her frustrations out on the page by drawing the ideal man, high-flying, well-endowed film director Edward (Gael Garcia Bernal) shooting a passion project in Rio de Janeiro about model-turned-novelist Michelle (Mariana Ximenes), who in turn, writes about Emma. Things go awry when Emma decides to rob Edward
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‘Zoom’ trailer; Alison Pill stars in the forthcoming ‘comic book movie’

Zoom trailer: The indie film will arrive in Us cinemas on September 2nd.

The Zoom trailer can be viewed in the player below.

The trailer for the forthcoming ‘comic book’ movie Zoom has arrived online. The film stars Gael García Bernal, Alison Pill, and Mariana Ximenes and revolves around a comic book artist, a novelist, and a film director. Each lives in a separate reality but authors a story about one of the others.

Zoom actually premiered at the Toronto Film Festval last year, and is still to hit the streets, but we’re expecting this one in cinemas Stateside on September 2nd. It’s currently awaiting a UK release but we do have a new trailer.

Apparently, one-third of Zoom is rotoscope animation, a bit like what we saw in Richard Linklater’s Waking Life, or his later film A Scanner Darkly, which certainly makes this interesting.

Watch the Zoom trailer below.
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Zoom! trailer, starring Allison Pill

Elizabeth Rayne Aug 18, 2016

A comic book movie pretty much like no other, it seems: here's the trailer for Zoom!

How to begin to describe Zoom!, then.

Directed by Pedro Morelli, Zoom! stars Allison Pill (The Newsroom, Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World), Gael García Bernal, Mariana Ximenes, Cláudia Ohana, and Tyler Labine. It's a film that's a story within a story within a story. Finding out what's real and what isn't might just be a test.

The basics. With a day job working in a factory that makes hardcore sex dolls, Emma (Pill) becomes brainwashed enough to believe in the artificial ideals of beauty she is surrounded by. She then regrets going under the knife to boost herself a few cup sizes in an attempt to look more like these lifeless doppelgängers. Broke from the plastic surgery that was supposed to make her look more like the plastic bombshells, Emma is stuck with the silicone (saline?
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Alison Pill Creates Gael García Bernal in First Trailer For ‘Zoom’

What if your imagination came to life? It’s the base question at the source of many sci-fi films, and most recently, the Alison Pill-led Zoom, which has received its first trailer. The story concerns a comic book artist, a novelist, and a film director who all have a hand in telling the story of the others life, despite living in different dimensions. Combining some vivid, interesting animation — to liberate the comic reality created by Pill — along with live action, the film looks to be an interesting blend of heady drama and light comedy.

Zoom is the sophomore feature from Pedro Morelli, off a script penned by first time screenwriter Matt Hensen. See the trailer below ahead of a release next month, along with a poster for the film that also stars Gael García Bernal and Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil‘s Tyler Labine.

Zoom is a fast-paced, pop-art inspired,
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Zoom Trailer: Alison Pill Plays an Artist Whose Drawings Come Alive

Here's the first official trailer for Zoom, a new movie in which Alison Pill (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Goon) plays an artist whose drawings come to life, containing a meta, layered narrative that collapses in on itself. It's easier to just watch the trailer, and then read the synopsis from last year's Toronto International Film Festival to get a better sense of what's really going on:

Emma (Alison Pill) is a comic-book artist who works by day in a factory that makes sex dolls, which is messing with her head. In an attempt to get herself closer to the plastic fantasy image that surrounds her, she makes a rash decision. Then she decides she wants to reverse that choice, but it’s too late and too expensive to turn back. Fortunately, Michelle (Mariana Ximenes), the aspiring novelist writing Emma’s story, gives her a way out. In turn, Emma
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Coming Distractions: Take a trip to the sex doll factory in the new trailer for Zoom

Pedro Morelli’s Zoom—a metafiction about a comic book artist, a novelist, and a filmmaker—premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, and an official trailer is now here to make you say “huh?” We will break it down for you: Alison Pill stars as Emma, a comic book artist who also works in a sex doll factory because that industry is seemingly more lucrative than comics. But she escapes it all by working on a comic book about an action filmmaker named Edward, who she has constructed as her dream man. Edward (played by Gael García Bernal) is deviating from his action roots to make an arthouse film about a model named Michelle (Mariana Ximenes), who is writing a novel...about a cartoonist named Emma. Things get very Stranger Than Fiction (in fact, the trailer borrows that idiom), but kind of like Stranger Than Fiction on
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Alison Pill & Gael García Bernal in Comic Book Mashup 'Zoom' Trailer

"What is this all about?!" Screen Media Films has debuted a trailer for the indie comedy Zoom, about a comic book artist played by the talented Alison Pill (seen in Milk, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Midnight in Paris, Goon, Snowpiercer, Hail Caesar!, and "The Newsroom"). This is a funky mashup because it combines the rather crazy live-action story with an animated (or perhaps rotoscoped?) comic book story, which is all of her frustrations come to life after they've been illustrated on paper. Gael García Bernal plays the primary, suave comic book character, and the rest of the cast includes Tyler Labine, Jason Priestley, Mariana Ximenes, Don McKellar and Michael Eklund. This actually looks fun in a quirky way, and I like the way they mix the animated comics with the real world story. Might be worth watching when it's out. Here's the first official trailer (+ official poster) for Pedro Morelli's Zoom,
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Screen Media Nabs Tiff Sci-Fi Pic ‘Zoom’ Starring Gael Garcia Bernal

Screen Media Nabs Tiff Sci-Fi Pic ‘Zoom’ Starring Gael Garcia Bernal
Screen Media has acquired U.S. rights to the Pedre Morelli-directed dimension-hopping sci-fi comedy Zoom, with plans to release it day and date sometime during Q3 2016. Starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Alison Pill, Jason Priestley and Tyler Labine, the partly animated, partly live action film sees three creative spirits — a comic book artist, a novelist, and a film director — who live in different realities but end up each writing a story about one of the others. The Rhombus…
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Us Briefs: Screen Media acquires 'Zoom'

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Us Briefs: Screen Media acquires 'Zoom'
Plus: Bahamas fest winners; The Martian wins first Sffs Sloan Science In Cinema Prize; and more…

Screen Media Films has acquired Us rights from WTFilms to Pedro Morelli’s Zoom (pictured) starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Alison Pill, Jason Priestley and Tyler Labine. Rhombus Media chief Niv Fichman produced the Canada-Brazil co-production with Andrea Barata Ribeiro of 02 Filmes. The film premiered in Toronto and will open theatrically and digitally day-and-date in Q3 2016.

Michael Wilson’s Showing Roots won the Spirit Of Freedom Narrative and Director Leslee Udwin’s India’s Daughter won the Spirit Of Freedom Documentary prize as the 12th Bahamas International Film Festival (Biff) concluded at the weekend. For a full list of winners click here.The Martian producer Aditya Sood collected the San Francisco Film Society’s inaugural Sloan Science in Cinema Prize on December 13. The award, presented by a partnership between the Film Society and the Alfred P Sloan Foundation, recognises a film
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Alison Pill combines comic books and sex in first clip from Zoom

A new clip from the upcoming comedy Zoom has arrived online, and you can view it in the player below…

Alison Pill (The Newsroom) stars in the film as Emma, a factory worker by day and comic book artist by night. She soon comes across an idea to try to make a career making sex dolls, despite the fact that she could get fired for such things. Her novelist friend Michelle (Mariana Ximenes) trys to find a way to help her.

“A cartoonist draws a comic book about a filmmaker, who shoots a film about a novelist, who writes a book about a cartoonist. In three interwoven stories, ‘Zoom’ dives into a world of art and sex that sustains both pursuits — along with a sense of unfettered id.”

Zoom debuts at this year’s Toronto Film Festival on September 16th and is directed by Pedro Morelli (Entre Nos) with Gael Garcia Bernal
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