matt damon


V.19 No.42 | 10/21/2010
“Check it out, bro. It’s those cute twin girls from   The Shining.  ”

Film Review

Hereafter

Clint Eastwood’s new film isn’t dead, just resting

Who would have thought that, after decades (and decades) as Hollywood’s premier tough guy, Clint Eastwood would become such a stodgy formalist as a filmmaker? Not to insult his oeuvre or anything. Invictus, Changeling, Letters from Iwo Jima, Million Dollar Baby, Mystic River, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, The Bridges of Madison County: They’re all classy pieces of old-school Hollywood cinema. Eastwood learned his lessons working for some of the finest directors in the business, and he knows how to construct a film with the best of them. But he seems more inclined toward stoic “Masterpiece Theatre”-inspired melodramas than anything with a discernible pulse.

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V.18 No.41 |

News

The Daily Word 10.08.09: Barefoot Burglars, Asperger's, Matt Damon

The Daily Word

Eighteen-year-old plane-stealing, barefoot burglar lives in trees.

Berry gears up for icky Albuquerque economy.

So-so Senate health care plan could cut deficit.

Mislabeled DNA sample keeps a serial killer free for a decade, during which he killed others.

Another New Mexican dies of H1N1.

Romanian-born German novelist Herta Müller wins Nobel Prize for Literature.

Genealogists establish Michelle Obama's roots back to a South Carolina slave and an unknown white man.

French culture minister surprised by calls for his resignation after his confession that he bought Thai boys for sex.

Men's channel website lists 10 actresses "past their prime," as in hotness. Like that hag, 34-year-old Drew Barrymore.

New NBC show "Community" character has Asperger's; the depiction is very accurate and still very funny.

It's Matt Damon's birthday. And my sister's! Happy birthday, Korkers!