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Topic - Matt Damon
It was an image from Neil Young's iconic song "Don't Let It Bring You Down." On Aug. 23, the 1970s-era rocker was the old man "by the side of the road, with the lorries rolling by." The $1 million LincVolt, a 1959 Lincoln Continental that Mr. Young had converted to a biomass-powered hybrid, broke down near Donner Pass in California.
Hollywood misses the self-parody
For many liberals, "choice" begins and ends with abortion. This inconsistency is where advocates of education reform should challenge the defenders of the status quo, which nearly everyone agrees has failed miserably.
In an entertainment market where Mother Jones subscribers flocked to ultra-violent action movies, “Elysium” would be a surefire hit. But here on planet Earth, Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi film — a transparently lefty and unashamedly bloody morality tale starring Matt Damon — is shaping up as an expensive, unmarketable misfire.
The first criminal charges were filed in the Benghazi terror attack and a mysterious priest some are calling an angel assisted rescuers during a Missouri car crash. On the international stage, the U.S. Embassy in Yemen was evacuated due to terror threats — although the State Department would only define the move as a 'reduction in staffing.' Here's a recap, or wrap, of the week that was from The Washington Times.
Neill Blomkamp, the writer-director of “Elysium,” has insisted that his sophomore film — a sci-fi actioner starring Matt Damon set in a future world where the rich live in luxury on a beautiful space station while the working-class live in squalor on a dying Earth — isn’t a message movie.
Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, on Tuesday sent a blistering critique of Hollywood actor Matt Damon's decision to school his three children at a private facility, not public: You're such a hypocrite.
Hollywood actor Matt Damon said President Obama is being bullied, and the American public should give him a little leeway — he's only trying to bolster his manhood.
Netflix's "House of Cards" made Emmy history Thursday with a top drama series nomination, the first time that television's leading awards have recognized a program delivered online as equal in quality to the best that TV has to offer.
A new video starring top Hollywood celebrities urges President Obama to set forth a plan for disarming the world of nuclear weapons at this week's G-8 Summit in Northern Ireland.
When President Obama arrives in Northern Ireland on Monday for the two-day Group of Eight summit, he'll encounter "the biggest policing operation" in local history. Some 8,000 police and military troops have assembled in the picturesque town of Enniskillen, which plays host to the president and seven other leaders, along with a large, uninvited gaggle of dissidents, environmentalists, pacifists and protesters that also number in the thousands.
Ben Affleck's "Argo," a film about a fake movie, has earned a very real prize: best picture at the Academy Awards.
Matt Damon hopes "Promised Land," his drama on the divisive practice of fracking, will win over international critics, despite a U.S. reception that disappointed the actor.
Martial arts epic "The Grandmaster" kicked off the Berlin Film Festival on Thursday, introducing an international audience to Yip Man, the man who mentored Bruce Lee and brought kung fu to the masses.
When it's revealed that Mr. Damon is sending his own children to an exclusive private school, he says it's because the kind of education he wants his children to have "no longer exists" in the crummy public schools he thinks the rest of our children should be subjected to.
"Sending our kids in my family to private school was a big, big, big deal," Mr. Damon said, replying to Mr. Bush's tweet. "I'm trying to get the one that most matches the public education that I had, but that kind of progressive education no longer exists in the public system."