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  • Matt Damon wants American guns confiscated ‘in one fell swoop’

    07/06/2016 6:54:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 6, 2016 | Larry O'Connor
    Matt Damon praised Australia’s gun laws while promoting his latest gun-toting Jason Bourne film in that country. “You guys did it here in one fell swoop, and I wish that could happen in my country, but it’s such a personal issue for people that we cannot talk about it sensibly,” the diminutive star said while pandering his way through the former British prison colony. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) “Obviously, mass shootings aren’t going to do it. There have been so many of them at this point. Sandy Hook — when those children were murdered — if that didn’t do it, you know, I...
  • Gun-Toting Action Star Matt Damon Wants Australian-Style Gun Ban in U.S.

    07/05/2016 9:24:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/5/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Gun-toting action star Matt Damon of The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, and The Departed, says he wishes the U.S. would implement a gun ban similar to the one Australia implemented in the 1990s. Appearing in Sydney, Australia, for his latest gun-toting action film, Jason Bourne, Damon praised Australia’s gun ban and said he wishes the U.S. would follow the Aussies’ lead. According to Stuff, Damon said, “You guys did it here in one fell swoop and I wish that could happen in my country, but it’s such a personal issue for people that we cannot talk...
  • Matt Damon Gushes Over Obama: He’s ‘Remarkable’ and ‘Deep’

    10/09/2015 8:37:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 79 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/8/2015 | Scott Whitlock
    But talking to THR, he gushed, “We talked about it, and look, even when I was giving him shit, he's somebody who thinks so deeply about everything he does.” The movie star added, “I don't ever question that it's coming from the right place with him. He's a remarkable human being and shockingly easy to be around. He's incredibly approachable and doesn't beat you up with his station, though he could.” Damon is also a fan of Hillary Clinton:
  • Hollywood Lib Matt Damon's "Diversity" Drama

    09/17/2015 3:42:14 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 17, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Matt Damon opened his mouth and let the truth about the left's superficial commitment to "diversity" slip out. Now, liberal ideologues are furiously whacking the relentless GOP-bashing actor for his "white privilege." There's even a Twitter hashtag -- "#damonsplaining" -- that erupted this week to mock his unforgivable political transgression. Here's what happened. Damon (along with his progressive pal Ben Affleck) co-produces the television series "Project Greenlight," which gives wannabe filmmakers the opportunity to compete for a shot at directing their first feature film. The current season's prize script features a man who weds a black prostitute after being abandoned...
  • Matt Damon's Miami Waterfront Home (for sale - $18.9 million)

    08/04/2014 12:34:40 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 35 replies
    Lonny ^ | 08/04/2014 | Lonny.com
    Matt Damon is selling his Miami Beach property for $18.9 million. Take a look at 'Maravilla', courtesy of The Jills from Coldwell Banker. 12,705-square-foot home in Miami Beach, replete with pools, palms, and plenty of privacy. According to the Wall Street Journal, the actor created the property by combining two parcels he bought in 2005, paying about $14.5 million for both. The home is located on the same glitzy street where Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, and Calvin Klein are said to have lived.
  • Matt Damon: 'I'd Eat My Shoe If Jeb Could Name a Bush That Ever Even Walked Into a Public School'

    11/16/2013 2:34:03 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 130 replies
    Matt Damon: 'I'd Eat My Shoe If Jeb Could Name a Bush That Ever Even Walked Into a Public School' By Noel Sheppard Created 11/16/2013 - 2:48pm As NewsBusters reported, former Florida governor Jeb Bush pounded public school activist Matt Damon in August for putting his kids in private school. Damon gave CNN's Jake Tapper a rather lame excuse for this in an online segment of their interview Friday while claiming, "I'd eat my shoe if he could name a Bush that ever even walked into a public school" (video follows with transcript and commentary): JAKE TAPPER, HOST: Does that...
  • James Cameron Gets Matt Damon, Harrison Ford and Arnold Schwarzenegger for Climate Hysteria Series

    11/01/2013 7:51:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    NewBusters ^ | 10/31/2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Showtime announced last year that it had commissioned Oscar-winning filmmaker James Cameron to produce an eight-part series for the network designed to scare the public into thinking the world is doomed as a result of global warming. Coincidentally on Halloween, the cable network released a trailer for the April 2014 series entitled Years of Living Dangerously and credits that identify key Hollywood contributors such as Jessica Alba, Matt Damon, Harrison Ford, and Arnold Schwarzenegger (video follows with commentary):
  • Damon praises Snowden for NSA leaks

    08/26/2013 10:18:14 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Damon praises Snowden for NSA leaks By Rebecca Shabad - 08/26/13 11:46 AM ET Actor Matt Damon is praising National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden's decision to expose classified domestic surveillance programs as "a great thing" for the country. “I think it’s a great thing he did," Damon, who has portrayed CIA agents in the "Bourne" movie trilogy and "The Good Shepherd," said in an interview posted on YouTube on Aug. 22. The Hollywood actor said he hadn’t read everything that Snowden has leaked, but called him a “conscientious guy.” “If we're going to trade our civil liberties for our...
  • Damon: Obama 'Broke Up With Me'

    08/09/2013 5:37:56 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 46 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/9 | o'connor
    Actor Matt Damon told Black Entertainment Television (BET) that President Barack Obama "has some explaining to do:" "There are a lot of things that I really question – the legality of the drone strikes, these NSA revelations. Jimmy Carter came out and said we don’t live in a democracy. That’s a little intense when an ex-president says that. So you now, he’s got some explaining to do, particularly for a constitutional law professor."
  • 'Elysium' director Neill Blomkamp, star Matt Damon deny movie has political agenda

    08/08/2013 10:55:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | Published August 07, 2013 | By Hollie McKay
    The Hollywood Reporter calls it a “politically charged flight of speculative fiction.” Newsmax refers to it “sci-fi socialism” and “political propaganda.” Variety said its one of the “more openly socialist political agendas of any Hollywood movie in memory, beating the drum loudly not just for universal healthcare, but for open borders, unconditional amnesty and the abolition of class distinctions as well.” [snip] Blomkamp, who rose to fame with the Oscar-nominated sci-fi hit “District 9” in 2009, said his highly-anticipated film has no agenda whatsoever, and claims he isn’t a political filmmaker. “’Elysium’ doesn’t have a message,” Blomkamp told Wired Magazine,...
  • Public School Advocate Matt Damon Enrolls Kids in Private School

    08/05/2013 1:58:52 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 40 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/5/13 | John Nolte
    In an interview with the Guardian published Saturday, Damon revealed that he had just moved to Los Angeles from New York, but that he didn't "have a choice" when it came to putting his four daughters into private schools. The multi-millionaire did say that it was "a major moral dilemma" and then made the bizarre excuse that the public schools aren't "progressive" enough. This would probably mark the first time anyone has ever complained that America's public schools, especially in Los Angeles, aren't left-wing enough.
  • Bono, Olivia Wilde and Richard Branson join Matt Damon's "toilet strike"

    05/22/2013 9:40:10 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies
    Bono, Olivia Wilde and Richard Branson join Matt Damon's "toilet strike" What is the latest celebrity accessory trend? Diapers. In a humorous, but fact-filled PSA, Olivia Wilde, Bono and Richard Branson announce they are joining Matt Damon's toilet strike to raise awareness about the global water crisis. In the definition of promises they can't keep (but it's the sentiment that counts), the three celebs pledge, "We won't go to the bathroom until everyone in the world has access to clean water and sanitation." "I remember when Matt first brought up the idea, it was at a meeting of the illuminati,"...
  • Matt Damon Brings Equality to the Planet

    04/10/2013 8:31:40 AM PDT · by piytar · 23 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | August 3, 2012 | Mark Tapson
    Here’s part of the synopsis: In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine manmade space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth… A hardline government official will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. Anti-immigration politicians, environmental devastation, One Percenters… all this movie needs is a futuristic racist Tea Party congregating in a homophobic chicken restaurant and it will have addressed all the left’s current favorite targets.
  • Matt Damon: ‘I will not go to the bathroom’ in an effort to draw attention to worldwide water..

    02/13/2013 6:43:15 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 66 replies
    Matt Damon: ‘I will not go to the bathroom’ in an effort to draw attention to worldwide water crisis ‘The Rainmaker’ actor gets down and dirty by pledging to hold off from using the bathroom until the problem is resolved. By Zayda Rivera / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 5:48 PM Matt Damon is on an extended bathroom break. "The Rainmaker" star declares he will not go No. 1 or 2 until everyone in this world has access to clean water and sanitation. "In protest of this global tragedy, until this issue is resolved, until everybody has...
  • Matt Damon goes on strike to raise awareness for clean water

    02/12/2013 5:06:01 PM PST · by SMGFan · 43 replies
    Matt Damon will not be using a toilet until the entire world has access to clean water. Damon, co-founder of water.org, a site dedicated to raising awareness and funding for clean water throughout the world, staged a press conference today. He announced that he will not be going to the bathroom until sanitation was available to everyone to a room full of “journalists” with familiar faces like YouTube star ShayCarl and Winston from New Girl (Lamorne Morris).
  • ‘Jason Bourne’ star Matt Damon calls for U.S. to ban guns ‘in one fell swoop’Matt Damon, 'Jason Bour

    Hollywood actor Matt Damon used a press conference in Australia over the Fourth of July weekend to discuss his desire for a massive confiscation of U.S. guns. “You guys did it here in one fell swoop [in 1996] and I wish that could happen in my country, but it’s such a personal issue for people that we cannot talk about it sensibly,” Mr. Damon said during a promotional engagement in Sydney for the movie “Jason Bourne.” The action star went on to say people get too “emotional” when it comes to “not selling AK47s to people on terror watchlists.” Mr....
  • Matt Damon slams Donald Trump at MIT commencement

    06/03/2016 8:32:31 PM PDT · by Prolixus · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | June 3, 2016 | Chloe Melas
    Matt Damon returned to MIT, but this time he wasn't mopping the floors. The 45-year-old actor delivered his first-ever commencement address for MIT's class of 2016 Friday, and wasted no time in slamming GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. To do that Damon got pretty trippy, citing what he says is a real scientific theory that we all might just be living in a simulated reality created by more intelligent forms of life in the universe. His question: "How come we have to be in the reality that Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee for president -- can we transfer to a...
  • Matt Damon, Martian ecologist

    10/07/2015 9:25:26 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 56 replies
    In Capital (volume 3), Karl Marx observed: “In London . . . they can do nothing better with the excrement produced by 4 1/2 million people than pollute the Thames with it, at monstrous expense”. That would not have happened if Matt Damon had been around. Marx was railing against the loss of nutrients from the soil caused by contemporary (and modern) sewage systems. In Ridley Scott’s new 3D blockbuster, The Martian, Damon is inadvertently left behind on Mars by his NASA crew mates and is obliged to survive until help comes. As is so often the way, inspiration strikes...
  • Saving Matt Damon

    10/03/2015 1:31:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    The Internet ^ | 2015 | Unknown
  • Anti-Fracking Film Produced with Abu Dhabi Oil Money (For the Record)

    07/31/2013 5:59:51 AM PDT · by xzins · 14 replies
    CNS ^ | January 4, 2013 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) – “Promised Land,” the anti-fracking film written and produced by Hollywood stars Matt Damon and John Krasinski, was made in part by a production company owned by the government of Arab oil emirate Abu Dhabi – a state in direct competition with American oil and gas producers. The film is financed in part by Image Nation Abu Dhabi, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media which is owned by the government of Abu Dhabi, one of 13 Arab emirates that makes up the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and serves as that country’s capitol. Abu Dhabi media was created by the...
  • Matt Damon's Troubling UAE Friends

    10/08/2012 7:02:52 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 11 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 8 Oct 12 | Christopher Holton
    Any American who has been paying attention over the past 20 years realizes that the real key to America’s national security is energy independence. In short, we’re funding both sides in a global Islamic insurgency characterized by violent terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda. This is happening because we are dependent on foreign sources of energy. Most of OPEC—even our so-called “allies”—is hostile toward us in some way, shape or form. The nations that produce and export much of the world’s oil are populated by wealthy sheikhs and mullahs who support Jihad in various ways, including by funding charities that...
  • Matt Damon Slams Obama: He 'Broke Up With Me'

    08/10/2013 1:06:31 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 9, 2013 | Melanie Batley
    Oscar-winning actor Matt Damon says his love affair with President Barack Obama is finally over. "He broke up with me," the once ardent supporter and campaigner for Obama told the Black Entertainment Network (BET) in a recent interview. The A-list movie star and Democrat said there were "a lot of things" he questions about Obama's second term, specifically the legality of drone strikes and the NSA's secret surveillance programs.
  • Matt Damon and Ben Affleck developing thriller for SyFy

    10/13/2014 1:34:01 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 45 replies
    Sarnia Observer ^ | 10-13-2014 | Whitney Friedlander
    Set in a world where corporations have seemingly unlimited power, the story will focus on one man's efforts to beat the system. Although it is still known for campy projects like "Sharknado," the deal is another example of how SyFy has been upping its game in scripted content. The cabler recently ordered the alien series "Hunters" from "The Walking Dead's" Gale Anne Hurd and it is developing "Ghost Brigades," which is based on the "Old Man's War" universe book series, with Wolfgang Petersen and Scott Stuber.
  • 8 stars whose box-office draw is nosediving

    06/15/2014 10:24:06 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 163 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06.14.2014
    With an opening weekend take of $28 million, Tom Cruise’s new sci-fi film “Edge of Tomorrow” — which debuted June 6 — did even worse than his last sci-fi movie, 2013’s “Oblivion.” In the last eight years, Cruise has had only one hit (2011’s “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol”). It looks like he’s nearing the end of his run as a major movie star, though we’ll see how “Mission: Impossible 5” does when it comes out next year.
  • Years of Living Hypocritically: Five Alarmist Celebs and Their Double Standards

    04/23/2014 11:32:16 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    News Busters ^ | 4-22-14 | Sean Long
    They may be good at making movies, but Hollywood celebrities’ lifestyles are far from an environmentalist’s dream. Their globetrotting, multiple mansion owning ways are inconsistent with the environmental agenda they loudly promote. Showtime’s new climate change series, “Years of Living Dangerously,” premiered April 13, 2014, slightly more than a week before Earth Day 2014. It relies on several wealthy, Hollywood celebrities to spread fear about climate change. While these actors and directors talk a lot about reducing carbon footprints and saving the world, they haven’t given up their own enormous mansions and private jets. Director James Cameron, former Governor Arnold...
  • Sarah Palin Blasts Hollywood Stars as 'Full of Hate' at Movie Premiere

    06/29/2011 6:25:54 AM PDT · by radioone · 47 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 6-28-11 | Paul Bond
    <p>The first 10 minutes of "The Undefeated" doc features entertainers using vulgar language aimed at Palin, who told THR it was the first time she'd seen most of it: "It makes you want to reach out to some of these folks and say, What's your problem?"</p>
  • Socialism is the "New" Middle Ages for Dummies

    12/01/2013 5:59:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2013 | John Ransom
    Goldilocks wrote: The statement is quoted out of context. NY Times Musters Hillary Defense Of O’Care “What Difference Does It Make?” Dear Comrade Locks, Ok, so let me put it in context for you. Ambassador Chris Stevens, Tyrone S. Woods, Glen Anthony Doherty and Sean Smith died on or shortly after September 11th, 2012 in a terrorist attack on the embassy in Benghazi, Libya by supposed allies of the Obama administration. The administration was supposedly acting on behalf of the American people. But yet, no one really knows why this terrorist attack happened. Still. At the time Obama said that...
  • Matt Damon… Just when you thought you knew him!

    Check out the video at the link...it speaks for itself and it'll amaze you.
  • Ed Asner Explains Hollywood Silence on Obama, Syria: They 'Don't Want to Feel Anti-Black'

    09/06/2013 9:27:43 PM PDT · by oxcart · 65 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 09/06/2013 | Paul Bond
    In 2003, ahead of a U.S. attack on Iraq, a robust anti-war movement in Hollywood included [2] a TV commercial starring Martin Sheen and Sean Penn visiting Baghdad. There were online petitions signed by Ed Asner; letters to President George W. Bush pleading for peace were signed by Matt Damon, Tim Robbins, Barbra Streisand and Alec Baldwin; former M*A*S*H star Mike Farrell fronted multiple press conferences where celebrities denounced war. In interviews, Janeane Garofalo stopped identifying herself as an actor -- she preferred to be called a member of the U.S. anti-war movement. The good news for President Barack Obama...
  • 'Elysium' Star Jodie Foster Admits Film Is Political

    08/10/2013 5:05:30 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 71 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 10, 2013 | P.J. Gladnick
    Matt Damon, the star of the movie "Elysium" and its director, Neill Blomkamp, have both vociferously denied that their film is political. Well, perhaps they might want to consult with Jodie Foster who also stars in this movie to get their stories in proper alignment because she expressed a very different opinion. First let us read the not very convincing denial by Blomkamp of any political motivation as reported by Fox News: "’Elysium’ doesn’t have a message,” Blomkamp told Wired Magazine, saying he found it unfortunate that critics were drawing parallels between his movie and the Occupy movement, a phenomenon...
  • 'Elysium': Classy Class Warfare [22nd Century Martha's Vineyard]

    08/10/2013 6:04:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/10/13 | John Anderson
    One smart-as-a-whip sci-fi thriller does not a summer make, but "Elysium" is good enough to suggest that the cyborgs of Hollywood have not, in fact, risen up and taken over. Starring Matt Damon in extra muscles and a shaven skull, it contains enough hardware for all the Home Depots of the future, and an atmosphere of grimy oppression one can almost taste.... The year is 2154. A dusty, rusted, wasted Earth has become the despoiled home of the have-nots; the haves are in residence aboard a wagon-wheel-shaped space station named for the Elysian Fields of the ancients Greeks, the inside...
  • Jeb Bush rips (public school advocate) Matt Damon for sending his kids to private school

    08/08/2013 6:21:26 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 27 replies
    The Hill (blogs) ^ | 8/7/2013 | Jonathan Easley
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Wednesday criticized actor Matt Damon, a vocal public-school advocate, for sending his children to private school. Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/twitter-room/other-news/316005-jeb-bush-rips-matt-damon-for-sending-his-kids-to-private-school#ixzz2bNpdcw7I Follow us: @thehill on Twitter | TheHill on Facebook
  • Jerk of the Week - Matt Damon

    08/09/2013 12:50:36 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 14 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | August 9, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    As is the usual case, there were a number of unworthy contestants for our Jerk of the Week honors. From Obama and his demonstrated weakness to Congress getting Obamacare waivers to property management companies trying to banish the Second Amendment (which has failed), there were quite a few who could have been chose. However, our choice this week truly represents the utter hypocrisy of the progressive liberal. Therefore our Jerk of the Week is Matt Damon. Matt Damon has long been a progressive liberal moonbat, believing that America is a terrible place. He loves the work of noted anti-American author...
  • Matt Damon: Obama 'broke up with me'

    08/09/2013 7:29:40 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies
    Matt Damon: Obama 'broke up with me' By Cameron Joseph - 08/09/13 09:50 AM ET Actor and former Obama fan Matt Damon isn't happy with the president. "He broke up with me," Damon tells BET. "There are a lot of things that I really question, the legality of the drone strikes, and these NSA revelations. Jimmy Carter came out and said 'we don't live in a democracy,' that's a little intense when an ex-president says that, so he's got some explaining to do, particularly for a constitutional law professor." Damon was a big supporter of Obama during his 2008 campaign,...
  • New Matt Damon movie predicts future where the one per cent lives on luxury space colony

    08/08/2013 11:38:31 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 8, 2013 | David McCormack
    Matt Damon’s new sci-fi blockbuster 'Elysium' has received a deluge of criticism that it is pushing a socialist agenda - inspired by the Occupy movement - down moviegoers’ throats. Set in the year 2154, ‘Elysium’ imagines a world where the wealthy elite have abandoned an overcrowded Earth for a better life aboard a luxury space station. While Earth is characterized by crime-riddled and poverty-stricken slums, the super-rich live in Elysium, an exclusive gated community in space complete with a cure for all illnesses and robots that enforce strict anti-immigration laws. The extreme disparity between the haves and have nots in...
  • Elysium: Hollywood's Familiar Nightmare, and the Enduring Technological Dream

    08/08/2013 1:39:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    Breitbart - Big Hollywood ^ | August 8, 2013 | Hamilton
    The new movie Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, is more loaded with liberal politics than an Organizing For America fundraising pitch. It’s more loaded with liberalism than an Ivy League gender studies department. More loaded, even, than an MSNBC roundtable discussion.   Still, it’s a pretty cool movie, featuring an intelligent, if scary, take on the future. And so it merits our attention, because even if one doesn’t agree with its liberal slant, one must realize that liberals have half, at least, of the marbles in American politics--that is, the White House, the Senate, and, of course, the...
  • OOPS: MATT DAMON'S 'ELYSIUM' ATTACKS EVERYTHING MATT DAMON STANDS FOR

    08/03/2013 9:05:47 AM PDT · by rhema · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/1/13 | John Nolte
    The Hollywood Reporter's Todd McCarthy shouldn't be surprised that director Neil Blokamp's "latest politically tinged sci-fi feature" falls apart during the third act. So did Blokamp's first politically tinged sci-fi feature, the overrated but promising "District 9." According to McCarthy's astute review, though, "Elysium" goes a step further into the arena of wild left-wing, Hollywood hypocrisy. Here is how McCarthy describes the world and plot of what is likely another box-office bomb from star Matt Damon: Blomkamp sets the dystopian juices flowing with images of future sprawling slums and urban ruin that one might initially take to be Mexico City...
  • Celebs Beg Obama to Keep Promise on Nuclear Disarmament

    06/15/2013 5:28:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | June 13, 2013 | Christian Toto
    Several A-listers are banding together to beg President Barack Obama to keep his word about seeking a world [free] of nuclear weapons. Apparently, they've been cycling through the Superman movies to ready themselves for Man of Steel and stumbled upon Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. Actors Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Naomi Watts, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Martin Sheen and Alec Baldwin, among others, appear in a new video for Global Zero urging the president to address the issue at next week’s G-8 summit.... Freeman and Sheen conclude, “For if we believe that the spread of nuclear weapons is...
  • Matt Damon’s Elysium Is an Action Movie for the 99 Percent (OWS in space)

    04/14/2013 3:06:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Vulture ^ | April 8, 2013 | Kyle Buchanan
    A few hours ago at the Arclight theater in Hollywood, director Neill Blomkamp showed off a rock-em-sock-em trailer for his new sci-fi epic Elysium, followed by an even more revealing ten-minute clip reel … but if he'd had his druthers, he'd have shown nothing at all. "I try to show as little as I can," he told reporters afterward. "The thing is, if you're a responsible, functioning filmmaker in the 21st century, you can't spend a hundred million dollars and then try to behave as though you're going to keep [the movie] wrapped under a blanket … I realize that...
  • CNN Asks If Traditional Marriage Defenders Are 'On the Wrong Side of History'

    03/25/2013 2:54:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/25/2013 | Matt Hadro
    Hyping "growing support" for same-sex marriage, CNN's Carol Costello asked a supporter of California's Proposition 8 on Monday if he was "on the wrong side of history" for legally defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Her tone fits right with Friday's CNN panel where a traditional marriage supporter was disgustingly marginalized as a segregationist and compared to a slave owner. Costello cited GOP strategist Karl Rove admitting that he could see a Republican presidential candidate publicly support same-sex marriage in 2016. She then asked Austin Nimocks of the Alliance Defense Fund, "Austin, you heard what Karl Rove...
  • Anti-Fracking Film Produced with Abu Dhabi Oil Money

    01/07/2013 2:33:36 PM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 4, 2013 | Matt Cover
    “Promised Land,” the anti-fracking film written and produced by Hollywood stars Matt Damon and John Krasinski, was made in part by a production company owned by the government of Arab oil emirate Abu Dhabi – a state in direct competition with American oil and gas producers. The film is financed in part by Image Nation Abu Dhabi, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media which is owned by the government of Abu Dhabi, one of 13 Arab emirates that makes up the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and serves as that country’s capitol.Abu Dhabi media was created by the Abu Dhabi government...
  • Matt Damon’s Latest Film Simplifies a Complex Political Issue

    01/06/2013 5:41:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2012 | John Hanlon
    Matt Damon’s latest film “Promised Land” arrived in theaters nationwide yesterday with a focus on the controversial issue of fracking. Written by Matt Damon (who won an Oscar for co-writing “Good Will Hunting”) and John Krasinski (“The Office),” the story focuses on a small community that is asked to debate the merits of the process when a large corporation arrives in town wanting to buy much of the local land. In an article from the Wall Street Journal, reporter Daniel Gilbert described -- much more succinctly than the film does -- what the process of fracking entails. He noted that...
  • Hollywood's 'Promised Land' 'Not Very Accurate'

    01/03/2013 9:54:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood / The Associated Press ^ | January 2, 2013 | Michael Rubinkam
    ALLENTOWN, Pa.-The new movie "Promised Land" digs into the fierce national debate over fracking, the technique that's generated a boom in U.S. natural gas production while also stoking controversy over its possible impact on the environment and human health. Written by and starring Matt Damon and John Krasinski, the film comes at an opportune time for a big-screen exploration of the issues surrounding the shale gas revolution, with cheap natural gas transforming the nation's energy landscape and "fracking" now a household word. But viewers shouldn't necessarily expect a realistic treatment of drilling and fracking. It's not that kind of film...
  • Fracking Fiction - Promised Land pulls a fast one on moviegoers.

    01/01/2013 10:25:00 AM PST · by neverdem · 50 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 1, 2013 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    A word of warning: It’s impossible to review Promised Land, the new movie written by Matt Damon and John Krasinski and directed by Gus Van Sant, without giving away its twist ending. Though the plot turn is fumbling in its execution, it is the slyest tactic in the movie’s clumsy crusade against fracking, the process of injecting high-pressure chemicals, water, and sand into the ground to access vast quantities of otherwise inaccessible natural gas.Here’s the premise: Steve Butler (Damon) is a corporate salesman who draws on his rural roots to persuade farmers to sell their land to a fracking...
  • The Game Is Rigged

    12/31/2012 10:03:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2012 | Dan Holler
    Matt Damon, the actor who once gave $2,000 to Dennis Kucinich, is giving up on politics. He told Playboy, “It’s easier now more than ever in my life to feel the fix is in, the game is rigged and no matter how hard you work to change things, it just doesn’t matter.” Liberal Hollywood elites are not the only ones disappointed with failure of President Obama to deliver on his 2008 promise to change Washington. Heck, even left-leaning newspapers are blaming – albeit inadvertently – his Washington for the fiscal cliff fallout. When consumer confidence took a sharper than expected...
  • Can UAE-Backed Film Shut Down U.S. Fracking Boom?

    12/21/2012 4:25:40 PM PST · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 21, 2012
    Energy: As the U.S. changes the balance of power by exporting some of its abundant natural gas resources, a Hollywood propaganda film debuts claiming the technology making it possible will poison America's small towns. 'Promised Land," a film that does nothing to alter Hollywood's stereotype of businessmen, particularly energy industry executives, as greedy plunderers of the planet, opens this week in selected theatres. The anti-fracking film is based on a not-true story about well contamination in a small Pennsylvania town with a healthy dose of junk science. As documentary filmmaker Phelim McAleer, who is working on his own documentary, "FrackNation",...
  • Matt Damon anti-fracking film Promised Land produced by Middle Eastern Oil Government

    12/07/2012 2:25:10 PM PST · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | december 6, 2012
    Journalist Phelim McAleer (director of FrackNation documentary), asks Matt Damon about his new anti-fracking movie Promised Land which was funded by United Arab Emirates, which stand to make billions in oil exports if fracking was banned in US.
  • Matt Damon's Anti-Fracking Movie Financed by Oil-Rich Arab Nation

    10/01/2012 7:43:55 PM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 32 replies
    THe Foundry (Heritage Blog) ^ | Sept. 28, 2012 | Lachlan Markay
    A new film starring Matt Damon presents American oil and natural gas producers as money-grubbing villains purportedly poisoning rural American towns. It is therefore of particular note that it is financed in part by the royal family of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates....(Excerpt)
  • The Bourne Stupidity (Matt Damon does a movie against Fracking)

    10/02/2012 9:10:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/02/2012 | Lincoln Brown
    “Fracking” is one of those words that will set any given Progressive off like a roman candle. Kind of like “marriage” “Bible” or “America”. It will produce a mouth foaming, wild-eyed reaction reminiscent of the beast-man that attacked Michael York in the cave scene of the 1977 version of The Island of Dr. Moreau. I am not going to go into detail about fracking, except to say that despite the breathless propaganda, there has never been a serious incident from it, and that it helps keep many people employed and provides energy. Oh, and if it was truly the boogeyman...
  • Matt Damon would ‘kiss George W. Bush on the mouth’ for work on AIDS("three seconds. No tongue.")

    04/19/2012 1:39:31 PM PDT · by maggief · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 19, 2012 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Actor and activist Matt Damon, not typically a Republican supporter, this week gushed over former President George W. Bush's work fighting AIDS in Africa, saying it made him want to kiss the Texan “on the mouth.” Damon, a foreign aid activist who co-founded the nongovernmental organization Water.org, had high praise for the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a commitment by the United States to spend $15 billion over five years fighting HIV/AIDS that Bush signed into law. “I would kiss George W. Bush on the mouth for what he did on PEPFAR,” Damon told The Atlantic in an...