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    Matt Damon Takes Over 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (Video)

    It’s always fun when movie stars and talk-show hosts laugh at themselves and their genres, and 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' did that for a terrific full hour last night when Matt Damon taped  Kimmel to a chair and highjacked the show as host. The ten-year running  joke has been t...

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    Weekend Recap: 'Only God Forgives' Teaser, Naomi Watts as Princess Di, Twenty-Somethings on 'Girls,' and HBO/Hulu Changes

    Film Comment posted the "50 Best Undistributed Films of 2012," beginning with "Our Children" (Joachim Lafosse, Belgium/Luxembourg/France/Switzerland), followed by "Memories Look at Me" (Song Fang, China) and "First Cousin Once Removed" (Alan Berliner, U.S.). Read their full list here.

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    Weekend Reel Reads: New Looks at Entrenched Favorites

    Chances are, you probably know someone who loves "Good Will Hunting," "The Hobbit" or Tarantino films - perhaps all three. This week's edition of Reel Reads offers some different perspectives on some beloved (and not so beloved) recent films.

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    Box Office: 'Texas Chainsaw 3D' Scares Away Competition To Take Top Spot

    Platinum Dunes let go of the rights to the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” franchise after the second film grossed less than half of the first, a downward trend they had no interest continuing. To turn things around, they were going to need a whole new approach, which involved the folks at Twisted Picture...

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    Bizarro, A-List Movies Lead HBO Lineup: TCA Winter Press Tour 2013

    Two provocative new star-driven movies – both about real-life musical geniuses whose lives took a dark turn – dominated HBO’s presentation Friday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena. In one, Al Pacino plays reclusive record producer Phil Spector, convicted in 2009 of the gun...

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    Soderbergh Goes 'Behind the Candelabra' and Mamet Explores 'Phil Spector' at HBO's TCA Panel

    HBO is about to kick off the second seasons of "Enlightened" and "Girls," but the network was primarily focused on its movies, both fiction and non-, at its presentation at the TCA Winter Press Tour. And for good reason -- they have two scripted films from major directors with st...

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    Review: Earnest & Well-Intentioned ‘Promised Land’ Doesn’t Quite Convince

    If the narrative of the modern-day salesman in fiction is that of a man who believes in his business but finds his faith shaken once the white lies of his trade begin to grow, a man who loses his moral compass and finds himself along the way, then “Promised Land" doesn’t stray far from that mold. An...

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    Interview: Matt Damon Talks The Timing & Politics Of 'Promised Land' & How Ben Affleck Got Out Of Actor's Jail

    This month, Matt Damon stars in Gus Van Sant’s eco-drama “Promised Land.” Seizing upon the hot-button issue of fracking, a dangerous and potentially environmentally hazardous method of getting natural gas out of deep subterranean pockets of earth, Damon plays an operative for the gas company who is ...

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    Mel Gibson Eyed Directing 'Good Will Hunting,' Kevin Smith Turned It Down But Brought It To Miramax

    For those of you already well versed in the history of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's Oscar-winning breakout film "Good Will Hunting," this will be old news. But for everyone else, this will be a couple of interesting bits of "What Could Have Been..."

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    PROMISED LAND

    I give this movie’s costars and creators, Matt Damon and John Krasinski, credit for making a “message movie” as palatable and entertaining as 'Promised Land.'

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