Opens Friday, Aug 9, 2013 Synopsis: In a future in which the privileged reside on an Earth-orbiting space station named Elysium and the less fortunate live on the surface of the blighted, overpopulated planet below, one man dares to defy the strict anti-immigration laws that separate the two disparate worlds in order to save all of mankind in this visceral sci-fi action thriller from District 9 director Neill Blomkamp. The year is 2154, and the division between social classes has grown wider than ever before. As the rich enjoy a life of luxury and access to cutting-edge medical technology on Elysium, the rest of the human race contend with poverty, crime, and disease on the surface of planet Earth. Meanwhile, hard-line immigration laws ensure that only those who have been explicitly approved will ever set foot on the elusive paradise in the stars. 36-year-old Max (Matt Damon) lives in an L.A. shantytown and earns his living by working on an Armadyne assembly line. He's had a rough past, but he's struggling to stay on the right side of the law when he realizes that his only hope for survival after being exposed to deadly radiation is to reach Elysium. Should Max succeed, he will strike a major blow for equality in the eyes of his fellow surface dwellers; should he fail, it will mean certain death. In his quest to become the hero who can restore the balance between the rich and the poor, however, Max must first do battle with Elysium's hawkish Secretary of Defense Delacourt (Jodie Foster), who has devoted her entire career to maintaining that division, and whose key enforcer Kruger (Sharlto Copley) is notorious for his brutal tactics in driving out illegals. With the fates of millions hanging in the balance, Max sets his sights on Elysium and never looks back. Alice Braga, Diego Luna, William Fichtner, and Faran Tahir co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Matt Damon, Alice Braga, Jodie Foster, Faran Tahir, William Fichtner, Sharlto Copley, Diego Luna, Wagner Moura Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
...different direction but, I think, a smart one. With Matt Damon indicating that he's done with this character, at...just, "Another Bourne Movie, but this time with more Matt Damon." Grade: B- "The Bourne Legacy" is rated PG-13...
Now Playing Synopsis: A small-town teacher stands up to a pair of drilling representatives who are determined to exploit the local resources, and receives some unexpected support as the community rallies to drive away the persistent interlopers in this drama from director Gus Van Sant. Steve Butler (Matt Damon) is a corporate salesman with a reputation for getting results. When the company he works for draws up plans to drill for natural gas in an economically depressed farming community, Steve and his partner (Frances McDormand) attempt to convince the locals that they have an opportunity to profit from the project. At first the locals are welcoming, but when venerable teacher Frank Yates (Hal Holbrook) voices objection, concerned locals Dustin (John Krasinski) and Alice (Rosemarie DeWitt) help to launch an effective grassroots campaign against the drilling. In addition to co-producing and co-starring in Promised Land, Damon and Krasinski also collaborated on the screenplay for the film, adapted from a story by Dave Eggers (Where the Wild Things Are, Away We Go). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Frances McDormand, Rosemarie DeWitt, Hal Holbrook Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
...honestly loved most this year, despite its flaws. A simple, "Twilight Zone" story about an up and coming politician, Matt Damon, and the girl he loves despite the best laid plans of the universe, "Adjustment" is less about being a dark sci-fi...
...to her husband Mitch, played by Matt Damon, Beth is feeling pretty low. A...unraveling might have been appropriate. Matt Damon, in particular, could have used...well as Mitch. But then, I'm no Matt Damon. Grade: A- "Contagion" is rated...
Opens Friday, Nov 18, 2011 Synopsis: The eagerly anticipated sequel to the Oscar-winning hit Happy Feet Two finds tap-dancing penguin Mumble (voice of Elijah Wood) and his pals using their smooth moves to save the penguin nation. Mumble and Gloria (voice of Pink) have started a family of their own, and their young son, Erik, is just finding his footing among his fellow emperor penguins when a dire new threat thrusts their future into jeopardy. Just when it begins to look as if all hope is lost, the penguin nation bands together to dance the darkness away. Writer/director George Miller and star Robin Williams both return in this sequel also featuring the voices of Hank Azaria, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and Sofía Vergara. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Alecia Moore, Hank Azaria Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Opens Friday, Sep 30, 2011 Synopsis: A young woman (Anna Paquin) wrestles with powerful emotions after witnessing a catastrophic bus accident in this drama from Academy Award-nominated writer/director Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count on Me). Though production on Margaret wrapped in late 2005, the future of the film came into question when Lonergan's original edit clocked in at approximately 180 minutes and Fox Searchlight executives balked at the titanic runtime. Lawsuits ensued, and eventually a series of filmmakers including Martin Scorsese came aboard to help produce an edit that would both preserve the filmmaker's artistic vision and satisfy the studio's demands for paring the story down. Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo, Jean Reno, and Matthew Broderick co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo, Jean Reno, Matthew Broderick Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Now Playing Synopsis: Oscar winner Matt Damon narrates this eye-opening look at the American education system, as viewed from the perspective of four dedicated teachers. Directed by Academy Award winner Vanessa Roth (The Third Monday in October) and produced by Dave Eggers (Away We Go), American Teacher aims to address the difficult questions about the broken public school system through honest dialogue with the people who strive to give our children a proper education. Every day, Jamie Fidler, Jonathan Dearman, Erik Benner, and Rhena Jasey each preside over a classroom full of children with unbound potential. But due to the fact that funds are in short supply and the hours can be grueling, it's a constant uphill battle. Perhaps even more troubling is the revelation that over three million American teachers will be eligible for retirement in the next decade, and that the current crop of college graduates are turning away from the profession in droves due to minuscule wages and a complete lack of prestige. Realizing that quality teachers are the key to a good education, Roth profiles four educators who have devoted their careers to the betterment of today's youth but recognize that the entire system could collapse at any moment. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Matt Damon, Jonathan Dearman, Jamie Fidler, Rhena Jasey, Erik Benner Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Now Playing Synopsis: A young woman (Anna Paquin) wrestles with powerful emotions after witnessing a catastrophic bus accident in this drama from Academy Award-nominated writer/director Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count on Me). Though production on Margaret wrapped in late 2005, the future of the film came into question when Lonergan's original edit clocked in at approximately 180 minutes and Fox Searchlight executives balked at the titanic runtime. Lawsuits ensued, and eventually a series of filmmakers including Martin Scorsese came aboard to help produce an edit that would both preserve the filmmaker's artistic vision and satisfy the studio's demands for paring the story down. Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo, Jean Reno, and Matthew Broderick co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo, Jean Reno, Matthew Broderick Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Opens Friday, Dec 23, 2011 Synopsis: A widower (Matt Damon) purchases a zoo in order to bring his family back together in this Twentieth Century Fox adaptation of Benjamin Mee's autobiographical memoir. Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous) writes and directs based on a script by Aline Brosh McKenna. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Patrick Fugit, Elle Fanning, John Michael Higgins Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
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