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´Promised Land´ fares
poorly at theaters

The Hill [Washington, DC], by Ben Geman

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/7/2013 3:12:54 PM

Fracking gets natural gas out of the ground, but it isn’t bringing people into movie theaters. Big stars and political controversy didn’t translate into a significant box-office haul as “Promised Land,” a new movie exploring environmental concerns about the gas-production method known more formally as "hydraulic fracturing," fared poorly in its nationwide opening. The film, which Matt Damon co-wrote and stars in, took just 10th place at the weekend box office, with $4.3 million in ticket sales, according to The Los Angeles Times. The top weekend spot, with $23 million, went to the slasher flick “Texas Chainsaw 3D.”

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Awwww. Isn´t that a shame. s/o It shows you how pathetic our culture is when Texas Chainsaw was the top draw at the box office.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Echohawk, 1/7/2013 3:31:08 PM     (No. 9103584)

One of the financial backers for this movie was the United Arab Emirates--a big oil exporting nation.
Spread the word to any friends and family who still see movies.
$4.3 million for a weekend box office. Pathetic. Or, is this what a boycott looks like?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: billp, 1/7/2013 3:42:27 PM     (No. 9103599)

Pretty poor story - author made it appear as though people had no interest in seeing the story because they had no interest in ´fracking´. I´m thinking that enough people knew it was an attempt to make fracking look bad or dangerous and, knowing how much it could do for our ailing economy, simply weren´t willing to pay for yet another dose of liberal propaganda.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Phosphene, 1/7/2013 3:42:32 PM     (No. 9103600)

It was curiously promoted. The TV spots were so vague. The filmed seemed to lack a plot because they tip toed around the fact it was an anti-fracking propaganda picture.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: KimoSaavy, 1/7/2013 3:56:43 PM     (No. 9103619)

Matt is learning that insulting half the nation while the other half is too busy spending welfare money at the strip joint and not at his stupid movies will always bite you in the butt.
Never go to a Penn, Clooney, Damon movie ever. Have you ever noticed how Tom Cruise does not bite the hand that feeds him, aside from the scientology thing. At least his movies are somewhat entertaining.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 1/7/2013 4:00:44 PM     (No. 9103626)

Guess they should have made it 3D and somewhat believible more like the Texas movie.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Newtsche, 1/7/2013 4:01:40 PM     (No. 9103627)

"It was curiously promoted. The TV spots were so vague."

The spots include a quick clip of what appears to be a grade school science project -- a model of a small town bursts into flames.

Of course the spots can´t be honest about the subject because the subject requires too much dishonest setup to be swallowed by the dupes. This tripe must be marketed with warmth, humor and good intentions.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/7/2013 4:06:23 PM     (No. 9103634)

It´ll still win awards among the Hollyweird crowd. They should have marketed it as a "docucrap" - the Left those.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/7/2013 4:10:02 PM     (No. 9103642)

...high school dropouts can`t afford to go to the movies.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Mass Minority, 1/7/2013 4:21:02 PM     (No. 9103659)

The highly intelligent message movie of the much better than the rest of us intellectual elitist west coast private jet flying limo riding christian hating over paid weenie class is beaten by a CG laden remake of an epically bad, actually certifiably awful, 70´s b-movie.

You can´t make this stuff up.

Of course the left has spent the entire time since the original Chainsaw was made creating the dumbed down voter class they need to get elected so why should they even be surprised?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 1/7/2013 4:26:36 PM     (No. 9103670)

We have been using this technology for over 50 years. They can point to almost no incidents of invasion into fresh water aquifers caused by fracing. Perhaps none. This is another one of those "they think" kind of movies. It has little or no basis in reality. Science will win again. Politicians shall ignore silly things like scientific fact.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: zoidberg, 1/7/2013 4:29:57 PM     (No. 9103678)

Hey, Matt Damon, how do you like them apples?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 1/7/2013 4:45:04 PM     (No. 9103703)

Matt Damon...just another pretty face. Although, he did lose the United Arab Emirate´s money so then again maybe not THAT stupid.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 1/7/2013 5:16:53 PM     (No. 9103742)

The Texas chainsaw murderer could be the poster child for the Tea Party.

Ooops - - no, wait! I´m on the wrong thread!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: WIBadger, 1/7/2013 6:05:52 PM     (No. 9103801)

Memo to Matty: You aren´t as smart as you think.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 1/7/2013 6:13:08 PM     (No. 9103806)

Hasn´t Matt gotten the memo? If you want to draw a liberal audience to your propaganda movie you´d better have lot´s of attractive naked women and exploding stuff to draw them in.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 1/7/2013 7:09:11 PM     (No. 9103880)

The preview I saw for it made it look like a Matt Damon love story movie.

Who wants to see that?!?!?

The only good Matt Damon movies have him shooting lots of bad guys with guns. All sorts of guns. Bam, bam, bam. Blood and gore galore.

When will idiot lie-berals learn that even other braindead lie-berals don´t want to see their idiotic illogical propoganda movies?!?!?!?



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Reply 17 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/7/2013 7:40:41 PM     (No. 9103896)

Another pretty face? Not hardly. Give me Mark Harmon any day.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: theLuz, 1/7/2013 8:24:30 PM     (No. 9103950)

good

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Bazi, 1/7/2013 9:18:32 PM     (No. 9104008)

Their next target will be a Pixar version for the kidlets.. In the meantime , Promised Land will be shown in schools and universities across the fruited plain.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: rosefenn, 1/7/2013 9:31:23 PM     (No. 9104032)

Go see "Jack Reacher" instead -- it was entertaining, and Tom Cruise doesn´t insult and patronize the people who buy tickets to his films. The media have hated him ever since he enthusiastically proclaimed his true and deep love for his wife on Oprah´s program -- he has neve bought into the current ironic post-modern culture and the MSM hates him for it.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: dp1950, 1/8/2013 5:46:29 AM     (No. 9104376)

I am in favor of any method of providing energy to the U.S. as long as sane enviromental standards are used. Oil rigs can be messy but that is what you get when you drill. Solar power and wind power are still decades away from being a viable source for energy. One interesting fact to me though is the number of small earthquakes that North Texas and Oklahoma are having now. I do not know if they are a small by-product of fracking but they did not occur that much until fracking increased. My great-grandfather moved from Alabama to Northeast Texas in 1880. He was a merchant. He moved to the only county in Northeast Texas that had no oil. If he had moved 70 miles more to the south and had been farmers, they would have probably been on top of an ocean of oil. That is why I snack on peanut butter instead of pate de foix gras.

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