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    Updated: Matt Damon & Paul Greengrass Are Getting Re-'Bourne' With Universal As Talks Reportedly Get Underway

    The lesson here kids? Never say never. While Matt Damon has spent the last few years politely answering questions about returning to play Jason Bourne, he made one thing crystal clear: not without Paul Greengrass. With the British filmmaker busy making "Captain Phillips" and lining up other potentia...

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    Why 'Elysium's World Is Flat

    The under-imagined world of Neil Blomkamp's sci-fi allegory kills any attempt at political commentary.

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    Robots, Spaceships & Jodie Foster: The Good, The Bad, And The Wildly Uneven Of 'Elysium'

    Few summer movies in 2013 were as highly anticipated as "Elysium" and few were as divisive. Perhaps it was because the promise of something meatier on the bone than the occasionally entertaining, but all too often disposable summer blockbusters. "Elysium" had the potential to hit all our sweet spot:...

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    The False Liberal Promise of "Elysium"

    Of course, Neill Blomkamp's "Elysium" is political, but news pundits, never exactly attuned to the subtleties of narrative and ideology, miss the big picture. Critics and observers have endlessly recycled the idea that the film is some kind of sci-fi epic for the Occupy movement, in which the 99% re...

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    Weekend Box Office Top Ten: 'Elysium' Gives Sony First Number One Film Since 'Evil Dead'

    Four new films opened this August weekend to overall decent if not sensational results, and several long-running performers yielded a top 10 slightly ahead of last year ($149 million vs. $129 million), bringing the year-to-date total about even with 2012. But four new films before marketing boasted ...

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    Elysium

    Matt Damon, in yet another first-rate performance, plays an ordinary guy who’s had squabbles with law enforcement in the past and continues to buck the system.

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    WATCH: First Trailer for George Clooney's 'Monuments Men,' Starring Damon, Blanchett, Murray, Dujardin and More

    The first trailer for George Clooney's latest directorial effort, "Monuments Men," has landed. The film, which centers on a small World War II platoon tasked with protecting and retrieving invaluable art stolen by the Nazis, stars a stellar cast of Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Bill Murr...

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    Watch: George Clooney Rounds Up Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett In The Trailer for His Latest, 'Monuments Men'

    George Clooney is back in the writer-director chair with his upcoming WWII pic "Monuments Men," which hits theaters in the thick of awards season on December 18th. For his directorial follow-up to "The Ides of March," Clooney's assembled a cast of familiar faces (Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Mur...

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    Watch: First Trailer For George Clooney's 'Monuments Men' Goes On A Mission

    So, what is "Monuments Men"? A WWII version of "Ocean's Eleven"? A lighter take on "The Good German" era? Well, whatever the film turns out to be, it's a consciously lighter turn from writer/actor/director George Clooney. "[Producer] Grant [Heslov] and I were looking to do a film that was less cynic...

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    Immersed in Movies: Neill Blomkamp Talks 'Elysium,' Sci-Fi, VFX (TRAILER)

    "Elysium" director Neill Blomkamp discusses going more commercial and the have and have nots of his movies and the VFX industry.

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