Articles tagged matt damon

The Science Overshadows the Story in ‘Interstellar’

Interstellar is a movie full of Big Ideas that end up overshadowing the human element, particularly during the poorly plotted first act.

READ more

18 Sep 2009 // 2:00 AM

FBI agent’s story comes to the big screen in ‘The Informant!’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There’s reality. And then there’s Hollywood reality. The difference was only too clear to FBI Special Agent Bob Herndon as

READ more
Part 5: Toy Story 2 to Titus (November - December 1999)

On this final day of PopMatters' 1999 overview, awards season hype gives way to pure acting prowess and definitive directorial flair.

READ more
Part 4: All About My Mother to Sleepy Hollow (October - November 1999)

Outsiders and oddballs make up Part Four's formidable filmmakers, an idiosyncratic collection of dreamers and visionaries.

READ more

30 Jan 2009 // 2:34 AM

Matt Damon enters the Coconut Grove recording studio with a smile of obvious relief, notwithstanding the fact that in moments he will have to pronounce

READ more

4 Jun 2008 // 10:00 PM

Youth Without Youth

"You learn more quickly, more profoundly in dreams" -- the audience becomes a part of the hallucinations.

READ more
Still larger than life, Francis Ford Coppola now thinks smaller

It’s been 10 years since the great Francis Ford Coppola made a movie, 10 years since we’ve read stories about him battling the elements, the

READ more
A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007

From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.

READ more

6 Jan 2008 // 9:00 PM

The Bourne Ultimatum

The Bourne Ultimatum is one of the most enjoyable documents of cultural paranoia and political alienation you’ll see this year.

READ more

20 Dec 2007 // 3:12 AM

Lightning strikes Francis Ford Coppola again

Francis Ford Coppola, director of classics, blockbusters, oddities and misfires, has returned to the screen with a metaphysical mystery. Weary of the cumbersome machinery of

READ more

18 Dec 2007 // 9:00 PM

Youth Without Youth

Based on the writings of Mircea Eliade, Francis Ford Coppola's first movie in 10 years is goofy, contrived, and self-absorbed.

READ more

5 Aug 2007 // 3:34 AM

Lights, camera, ACTION: Matt Damon’s back as Bourne

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Lunch at the legendary Polo Lounge in Beverly Hills has to end precisely at 1 p.m. because Matt Damon has a

READ more

4 Aug 2007 // 6:42 AM

The Bourne Ultimatum

The Bourne Ultimatum lives and dies by its car chases and fisticuffs, and it has to be said that some of the best examples in the genre exist in this electrifying film.

READ more

3 Aug 2007 // 2:30 AM

The Bourne Ultimatum

Bourne is the logical product of the secret CIA program that made him, the dark routes by which a desire for surveillance and security gives way to brutal dominion and extreme measures.

READ more

8 Jul 2007 // 9:59 PM

A People’s Historian

Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train serves as an important reminder to anyone academia-minded that professional advancement and the goals of education do not always converge.

READ more
Jerry Weintraub is the ‘heart and soul’ of the ‘Ocean’s’ trilogy

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.—Frank Sinatra lived two doors down. Cary Grant dropped by regularly. Tom Cruise just bought the house next door. George Clooney sits

READ more

8 Jun 2007 // 5:00 AM

Oceans Thirteen (2007)

Every time George Clooney or Bernie Mac admits to the lameness of Number Two, the third film in the franchise can't help but promise improvement.

READ more
Monkey Business (Part 4: August)

In past years, Hollywood purposely counter programmed these renowned Cineplex dog days, trying to offset the perception that cinematic scraps were all the studios had to offer. From the look of this lame list, it's apparently back to the filmic fridge for some patently warmed over offerings.

READ more
Monkey Business (Part 2: June)

Apparently, as the sun's strongest rays finally settle over the movie going public, sequels are the remedy to cool down an overheated demographic. This month alone holds five examples of such redux refreshment. The rest of the choices are a variety pack of genres, ideas and possibilities.

READ more

21 Feb 2007 // 7:59 PM

Shallow Graves

Martin Scorsese's hotly tipped Oscar fave, The Departed, plumbs the depths of the psychological and sociological motives of violence, loyalty, and duty.

READ more
More Recent Articles
//Mixed media
//Blogs

'Epitaph' Dispels Hollywood Myths About the Gunfight at O.K. Corral

// Re:Print

"Doria Russell finds heroes in the errant in Epitaph, a novel that captures the realities of the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral, and much more.

READ the article