Posts tagged "Matt Damon"

Movie Review: The Monuments Men

Movie Review: The Monuments Men
THE MONUMENTS MEN Genre: War Dramedy Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 118 mins. Premise: A group of unlikely soldiers are sent on a mission to recover stolen artwork from Nazi thieves and return the masterpieces to their owners. Behind-the-Scenes: Originally set for release in December, but pushed back relatively last minute to give co-writer/director George Clooney... Read more »

'Elysium' Review: Filmmakers Can Suffer the Sophomore Slump Too

'Elysium' Review: Filmmakers Can Suffer the Sophomore Slump Too
ELYSIUM Genre: Sci-Fi Action Rating: R Running Time: 109 mins. Premise: In the future, the wealthy live in an orbiting satellite paradise called Elysium, while everyone else lives on Earth.  When he’s exposed to radiation and only has 5 days left to live, Max (Matt Damon) embarks on a mission to break into Elysium to bring equality... Read more »

Don't Get Caught Coughing in Contagion

Don't Get Caught Coughing in Contagion
CONTAGION Genre: Virus-Infection Thriller Premise: Global chaos erupts after a killer virus outbreak. Behind-The-Scenes: Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven, Out of Sight) directs.  Features the “long-awaited”  Talented Mr. Ripley reunion of Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jude Law. The Good: Soderbergh’s crisp, sterile directing sensibility lends itself well to this paranoid thriller.  He finds little details... Read more »
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Movie Reviews: Rango, The Adjustment Bureau, Take Me Home Tonight

RANGO.  107 mins.  PG.  Directed by Gore Verbinski.  Written by John Logan. Rango is an odd bird among its animated brethren.  It’s not Pixar or Dreamworks, but something altogether different.  Produced by Nickelodeon films and directed by Pirates of the Caribbean’s Gore Verbinski, Rango is an impeccably designed, questionably scripted comedy that should appeal more... Read more »

Movie Essentials: Matt Damon

MATT DAMON!
In honor of this weekend’s release of the oft-delayed The Adjustment Bureau, starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt, I thought I’d take the time to highlight the essential films of Mr. Damon.  He’s had quite the successful career in Hollywood.  He started as a highly employable young actor, but only really became a household name... Read more »

Movie Review - Hereafter (*)

Hereafter.  126 mins.  PG-13.  Directed by Clint Eastwood.  Written by Peter Morgan.  Starring Matt Damon, Ceciie De France, Jay Mohr, and Bryce Dallas Howard. Audiences haven’t been treated to such a somber, misguided mix of spiritual mumbo jumbo since Will Smith took a bath with a jellyfish in the excruciating Seven Pounds.  To say I... Read more »
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