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Promised Land (movie)

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  • 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...
  • 'Promised Land' review: There will be what exactly?

    'Promised Land' review: There will be what exactly?
    **1/2 (out of four) Oh, commerce and integrity. Can't you two ever get along? Five years after Daniel Day-Lewis, his mustache and his oil derricks wreaked havoc in early 20th century California, star/co-writer Matt Damon and “Promised Land&...
  • '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...
  • TIFF 2013: Actors James Franco, Jason Bateman, more try directing

    TIFF 2013: Actors James Franco, Jason Bateman, more try directing
    TORONTO — The entertainment world these days is filled with hyphenates: bubble-gum pop queens trying their hands at acting, film auteurs flocking to cable TV. At the Toronto International Film Festival this year, a different trend was on display, as...
  • FilmDistrict's Schlessel to head Focus Features as Schamus departs

    FilmDistrict's Schlessel to head Focus Features as Schamus departs
    In an overhaul of its Focus Features imprint, Universal Pictures is installing FilmDistrict founder Peter Schlessel as the new head of the specialty movie label. James Schamus, Focus' current chief executive, will leave the company. Schlessel,...
  • TV This Week for Oct. 27- Nov. 2: 'The Phantom of the Opera'

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 27 - Nov. 2, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   -------------------- SUNDAY "Secrets of the Tower of London"...
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  • Connecticut Theaters Showing Grateful Dead Film "Sunshine Daydream" on Aug. 1

    What's being promoted as "the most highly sought after Grateful Dead show captured on film" will run simultaneously in HD at theaters around the country on August 1, including nine cinemas in Connecticut, according to a Fathom Events press release....
  • 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...