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    Review Roundup: Damon & Van Sant Fracking Drama 'Promised Land' Lacks Subtlety

    "Promised Land" is Matt Damon's third teaming with director Gus Van Sant, who jumped into directing the film at the last minute after Damon decided he couldn't direct the film that he wrote with John Krasinski. We know that Van Sant is a capable director--nothing is wrong with his handling of this m...

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    Matt Damon Boarding Clooney's 'Monuments Men,' Plus What's Next (It's Not 'Bourne')

    George Clooney's adaptation of "Monuments Men" may add Matt Damon to it's already star-packed cast. The film is based on the true story as documented in Robert M. Edsel's book "The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History"...

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    With 'Promised Land,' Gus Van Sant Channels Old-Fashioned Message-Mongering With Mixed Results

    At its best, Gus Van Sant's "Promised Land" channels environmental politics into an agreeable drama about small town America facing down the forces of capitalist greed. In lesser moments it trumpets that tension with a complete disregard for the powers of subtlety. Co-written and starring Matt Damon...

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    Matt Damon Reteams With George Clooney For 'The Monuments Men'

    They had fun at the multiplex with the 'Ocean's' trilogy of movies, made a topical movie together with "Syriana," Damon popped his head into Clooney's directorial debut "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," and Clooney produced Steven Soderbergh's excellent and u...

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    Exclusive: Matt Damon Says 'The Bourne Legacy' Makes It Hard For Him To Re-Enter The Franchise

    Last time Matt Damon, star of the original 'Bourne' trilogy, was out doing press, he said he hadn't seen "The Bourne Legacy," this past summer's extensive reboot of the franchise that placed Jeremy Renner at the center of the action. The film upped the franchise's scien...

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    Awards: Even With Matt Damon and Mike Birbiglia, Will the Gothams Ever Make For Good TV?

    The 22nd annual Gotham Independent Film Awards took place Monday night at Cipriani, in a Financial District still in recovery from Hurricane Sandy. Presented by IFP, the event has always marked a kickoff to awards season. As indies and the Oscars have overlapped more and more, the Gothams provide an...

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    New Look At Matt Damon In Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium'

    With Neill Blomkamp's "Elysium" pushed back to a late summer release, we're going to have to be a bit more patient before we see anything substantial from the heavily guarded film. But Sony has provided a small new taste to tide us over for now.

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    6 New Photos Of Matt Damon, Frances McDormand & John Krasinski In ‘Promised Land’

    Still hoping to launch a sneak attack on the awards season, Gus Van Sant's "Promised Land" is lurking in the background. And set to hit theaters right at the tail end of December, Focus Features are hoping to surprise Oscar voters with a drama that puts small town values front and cent...

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    Damon, Foxx, Washington, Gere, Arkin & Hawkes Talk Hollywood, Fame & Craft in THR's Actors Roundtable

    It's that time of year again for The Hollywood Reporter's roundtable discussions, with the actors installment debuting November 8. The six leading and supporting men featured are Matt Damon (who stars in the upcoming "Promised Land"), Jamie Foxx ("Django Unchained"), Denzel Washington ("Flight"), Ri...

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    First Look Photos Of Matt Damon In 'Promised Land'

    Anti-fracking screed or portrait of small town America trying to survive in today's topsy-turvy economy? Maybe both perhaps, but there's no doubt that when Matt Damon and John Krasinski's "Promised Land" arrives at the end of the year, it will spark many discussions .

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