Matt Damon http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/22239/all en Years of Living Hypocritically: Five Alarmist Celebs and Their Double Standards http://www.mrc.org/articles/years-living-hypocritically-five-alarmist-celebs-and-their-double-standards <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> These Hollywood hotshots talk big about saving the planet but consume and live more extravagantly than most. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">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.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/years-living-hypocritically-five-alarmist-celebs-and-their-double-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Climate Change Energy Environment Media actor Airplanes Arnold Schwarzenegger Climate Change director Documentary earth Earth Day ecoterrorism Environmentalism flying globe trotting Harrison Ford hollywood celebrities Hypocrisy Hypocrite Ian Somerhalder james cameron lavish lifestyles Matt Damon planet Earth Showtime years of living dangerously Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:13:08 +0000 julia.seymour 46054 at http://www.mrc.org Half of Fracking Stories Rely on Hollywood Hit Jobs http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/half-fracking-stories-rely-hollywood-hit-jobs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News reports give platform to artists, celebs and anti-drilling documentaries in 50 percent of reports. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <ul><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr"><strong>Half of Stories about Hydraulic Fracturing Rely on Hollywood Attacks:</strong> From the well known anti-fracking flick “GasLand,” to Matt Damon and John Krasinski’s drama that depicts gas companies as the villain, networks news stories have used movies or celebrity anti-fracking activists in 18 of 36 reports discussing the issue.</p></li></ul><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/half-fracking-stories-rely-hollywood-hit-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bias by the Numbers Business and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Business Economy Energy Environment Media artists against fracking cabot oil & gas charles clark curt coccodrilli drilling earthquakes energy flaming taps flaming water Fracking fracktivist gas drilling Gasland george stark hollywood hydraulic fracturing john krasinski Josh Fox Matt Damon methane montrose natural gas Promised Land rex catlin sandra french sean lennon split estate susquehanna county water contamination wayne county yoko ono Wed, 03 Jul 2013 21:18:31 +0000 julia.seymour 43959 at http://www.mrc.org Upcoming Damon Film Takes Class Warfare to Final Frontier http://www.mrc.org/articles/upcoming-damon-film-takes-class-warfare-final-frontier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Set in 2159, only the richest can inhabit space colony ‘Elysium,’ while poor ‘rot in their own filth’ on Earth. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/liz-thatcher">Liz Thatcher</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Hollywood types love a good class warfare story. <br /><br />A new Sony Pictures film set to release on Aug. 9, 2013, is no exception. “Elysium” starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, is set far into the future, where “Sometime in the future, the class divide of the 1% grows so intense that the richest of the rich decide to build their own colony in space - the titular Elysium - where poor people are not allowed to live,” according to <a href="http://www.tgdaily.com/games-and-entertainment-brief/69173-elysium-photos-make-a-call#4k59QZHEbWTQKjq1.99">TGDaily</a>.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/upcoming-damon-film-takes-class-warfare-final-frontier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Economy 1 percent 99 Percent class warfare elysium film hollywood Jodie Foster Matt Damon movie occupy Occupy Wall Street sony pictures Space Thu, 21 Feb 2013 21:35:59 +0000 julia.seymour 42711 at http://www.mrc.org Matt Damon Anti-Fracking Movie Flops at Box Office http://www.mrc.org/articles/matt-damon-anti-fracking-movie-flops-box-office <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oil-nation-funded film villainizing natural gas industry earns half what it cost to make. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Matt Damon’s much hyped anti-fracking film “<a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/promised-land-continues-hollywood-anti-fracking-campaign">Promised Land</a>” has failed to make the impact that its producers and environmental groups had hoped for. As of January 20, “Promised Land” has raked in a whopping total of $7,542,000 since it opened on December 28, according to <a href="http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=promisedland2012.htm">Box Office Mojo</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/matt-damon-anti-fracking-movie-flops-box-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change Energy Fracking Matt Damon natural gas oil Phelim McAleer Tue, 22 Jan 2013 21:34:05 +0000 dan.gainor 42344 at http://www.mrc.org ‘Promised Land’ Continues Hollywood Anti-Fracking Campaign http://www.mrc.org/articles/promised-land-continues-hollywood-anti-fracking-campaign <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Damon claims he wants to start conversation, but movie depicts gas company employees as liars. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/liz-thatcher">Liz Thatcher</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Even with its plot twist, Matt Damon’s “Promised Land” is more of the same Hollywood anti-fracking propaganda we’ve seen before. And it isn’t even great propaganda. It made only a little more than <a href="http://boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/">$4 million</a> its opening weekend, putting it at number ten in the weekend totals, right behind “The Guilt Trip,” according to Box Office Mojo.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/promised-land-continues-hollywood-anti-fracking-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Business Economy Energy Environment anti-fracking bribes Deception Dimock Dustin Noble energy Environmentalism film Fracking frank yates hollywood horizontal drilling hydraulic fracturing john kradinski Liar Matt Damon movie movie reviwe natural gas Promised Land scorch the earth steve butler Wed, 09 Jan 2013 16:25:55 +0000 julia.seymour 42182 at http://www.mrc.org Reporter Wonders if Matt Damon’s Anti-Fracking Film Will Have Any Effect in Texas http://www.mrc.org/articles/reporter-wonders-if-matt-damons-anti-fracking-film-will-have-any-effect-texas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reporter from Soros-funded NPR StateImpact confuses fact and Hollywood fiction. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/liz-thatcher">Liz Thatcher</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If Hollywood doesn’t like something, then clearly state legislators should react. At least that’s what Dave Fehling, NPR’s StateImpact Texas reporter suggested. StateImpact is a “reporting project of local public media and NPR,” and has many financial backers including George Soros (through his Open Society Foundations).<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/reporter-wonders-if-matt-damons-anti-fracking-film-will-have-any-effect-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Energy Environment Media Dave Fehling drilling film Fracking gas George Soros hollywood Holman Jenkins hydraulic fracturing Matt Damon movie NPR oil Phelim McAleer Promised Land Regulation StateImpact Texas Variety Wed, 19 Dec 2012 16:02:30 +0000 julia.seymour 42075 at http://www.mrc.org