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'Elysium,' sci-fi straight from the news headlines

...station Elysium, the 1 percent live well, live long and have their every illness cured in a jiffy.Max Da Costa (Matt Damon) has grown up on this Earth-as-Third-World future, a bilingual ex-con who works in a factory where safety regulations...
Sporting tributes for Nelson Mandela

...Afrikaans rugby player with whom he had struck up a close friendship. The relationship was portrayed by Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon in the film "Invictus" and took rugby and the story of the '95 World Cup to millions unfamiliar with South Africa's...
'Inside Job' a powerhouse

...Adam Bolt co-wrote with Ferguson), the quotes are pungent, the vivid graphics by Bigstar clarify the points and Matt Damon pulls it all together with his narration. "Inside Job" starts not on Wall Street but in Iceland, a nation whose problems...
What to look for in 2011

...evidence, but I blame M. Night Shyamalan.) with a thriller set all over the world about an outbreak of a nasty illness. Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslet headline the cast. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I...
'True Grit' a great escape

...are in pursuit of the man who gunned down Mattie's father. They're joined on and off by a Texas officer played by Matt Damon. Mattie has hired the reluctant, drunk and over-the-hill Cogburn for the quest because he was described as the...
Cinema Guide

...p.m.; Saturday, 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:40 p.m.; Sunday, 1:50, 4:30, 7:10 p.m. Synopsis: Matt Damon and Heath Ledger travel the countryside of Napoleonic Europe as Ghostbusters. An extravagant mess. "The Exorcism of...
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Affleck and Damon, together again

Remember "Good Will Hunting"? It has been 13 years since Matt Damon and Ben Affleck co-wrote and co-starred in the movie that made them both stars, won them both Oscars, and forever made it...
Snippets from an adventure up Denali

...the strongest and most determined of assaults. Climbing Denali requires perseverance, courage and true grit (picture Matt Damon sauntering in at this point, outfitted in the latest soft-shell tech-no fabrics and tossing around the newest carbon...
'Green Zone': Bourne flick resemblance is only skin deep

Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon are probably the two names most closely associated with the Jason Bourne movies. Damon has been Bourne in all three, while Greengrass...
What to look for on the big screen

...Let's begin."Contagion" is king of the box office, and available to you in the Valley. The names involved (Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Steven Soderbergh) are sick. Sick as in good. The story is also...


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