Matt Damon brings the fracking fight to the big screen

This film will be on my watch list for sure


Been jonesin’ for a Hollywood movie about a hot-button environmental issue? One without animation, penguins, or Al Gore?

You’re in luck: Promised Land could be just the ticket when it hits theaters on Dec. 28. Beyond being the first environmental-issue drama with Oscar chances since Erin Brockovich, this movie about fracking in small-town America comes from some big-name players. Matt Damon, Frances McDormand, and John Krasinski star. Gus Van Sant directs. Damon and Krasinski wrote the script based on a story by Dave Eggers. Look closely: There might even be some Grist readers lurking in the background.

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4 thoughts on “Matt Damon brings the fracking fight to the big screen

  1. narf77 says:

    I might even rustle up my city duds and head in to see this if it EVER makes it to Tasmania…my guess is that our cinemas will bypass it! No money to be made unless it contains Harry Potter or Bella and Edward (sigh…plebians! 😉 )

    • No knocking Potter. I love all the series, books and films. I’ve never seen any of the Twilights though. I prefer my heroines to get on with the job and life (Hermione) as opposed to languishing and all that. 😉

      • narf77 says:

        I liked the premise of Harry Potter but like all things sequential, it went viral and lost its soul. Twilight didn’t even have a soul to start with! I HATE commercial crap! 😉

        • I did love the fact that the books went viral though. There was nothing better than seeing people on the train reading that normally wouldn’t be reading. The widespread reading frenzy it caused was amazing and I love that it was written by a welfare mum too. The movies were great but I get where you’re coming from.

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