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Promised Land (movie)

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  • 'Promised Land': Fracking tale barely touches surface ★★

    'Promised Land': Fracking tale barely touches surface ★★
    For a fellow who's just been promoted to vice president of land management by his multibillion-dollar natural gas company, the character played by Matt Damon in "Promised Land" is awfully wussy. He turns into a puddle whenever he's bested by the...
  • 'The Hobbit' beats 'Django,' 'Les Mis' for third No. 1 in a row

    "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" scampered away with the top spot at the multiplex this weekend, beating out a handful of popular Christmas releases to claim No. 1 yet again. For the third consecutive weekend, Peter Jackson's prequel to "The Lord...
  • 'Promised Land'

    'Promised Land'
    Much as he had Ben Affleck as a colleague in both writing and acting in the Oscar-winning "Good Will Hunting," Matt Damon has a similar peer in John Krasinski ("The Office") in this drama about fracking, the effort to find and market natural gas from...
  • 'Texas Chainsaw 3D' to get nicked by 'Hobbit' at the box office

    There won't be much buzz at the box office on the first weekend of the new year, as only one new movie -- "Texas Chainsaw 3D" -- hits theaters nationwide. The horror flick starring the serial killer made famous in 1974's "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" is...
  • Reel Critics: Tarantino 'Unchained'

    Reel Critics: Tarantino 'Unchained'
    Quentin Tarantino fans won't be disappointed in "Django Unchained," a crazy mess of ideas from spaghetti westerns, "Roots" and "Blazing Saddles" jangled up in a tale of pre-Civil War slavery and revenge. Tarantino borrows from the best, even from his...
  • 'Texas Chainsaw 3D' is strong No. 1; 'Promised Land' disappoints

    'Texas Chainsaw 3D' is strong No. 1; 'Promised Land' disappoints
    "Texas Chainsaw 3D" easily sliced through the competition at the box office this weekend — not that its rivals were particularly threatening. As the only new film to hit theaters nationwide, the reboot of the 1974 horror flick only had to...
  • Matt Damon pays $15 million for Pacific Palisades manse

    Matt Damon pays $15 million for Pacific Palisades manse
    Actor Matt Damon may have been a neighbor to "Good Will Hunting" pal Ben Affleck for several months now, but his purchase of an estate in Pacific Palisades for $15 million just appeared on the Multiple Listing Service after the first of the year. Damon's...
  • Midwest native looks east in 'Somewhere Between'

    Midwest native looks east in 'Somewhere Between'
    "I am a child stuck between two countries," says 15-year-old Fang "Jenni" Lee in the insightful new documentary "Somewhere Between." Adopted at age 5 and raised in Berkeley, Calif., she is one of roughly 80,000 girls who have come to the U.S. since...
  • VOD Spotlight: Matt Damon and John Krasinski in “Promised Land”

     
    When Matt Damon and John Krasinski set out to bring what Krasinski calls an “exploration of modern-day American identity” to moviegoers, the pair zeroed in on a tableau happening across the land — rural communities mired in economic...