Tag Archives: Matt Damon

The Adjustment Bureau – they’ll steal your love

In 1999 we saw Thomas Anderson being told to free his mind from the Matrix; now, in 2011, Matt Damon tries to break free of “The Adjustment Bureau” – for love.  Sounds silly and corny, but that’s the best part of this lumbering conspiracy thriller. Continue reading

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True Grit shatters funny bone, not much else

Ever since Jeff Bridges won the hearts and minds of Little Lebowskis via the philosophy of The Dude, he has become a fan favorite in any role.  In True Grit he’s moved beyond middle age slacker and onto fat old guy with a gun – but he’s not the star of the show.

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“Hereafter” surprisingly insipid

The Fountain and Sunshine are two films that tend to receive some of the most vitriolic commentary, eliciting praise or hate.  What they also have in common is their mutual exploration of what it means to die: Sunshine, “We’re all stardust” and The Fountain, “Death is the road to awe.”  Clint Eastwood isn’t having any of that shit though: in Hereafter, death leads to romantic comedy vapidity. Continue reading

Fall Movie Preview: October

The Social Network: October 1

This is already well known as “the facebook movie;” having David Fincher (Fight Club) on board as director makes an inane premise promising.

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