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Trailers from Hell: Ti West on Gus Van Sant's Remake of 'Psycho'

Let's Not Do It Again! kicks off this week at Trailers from Hell, with director Ti West introducing Gus Van Sant's 1998 remake of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho."
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  • February 10, 2014 11:23 AM
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Gus Van Sant Makes a Bid for 'Fifty Shades of Grey' with Steamy Alex Pettyfer Sex Scene

Most of the steamy buzz surrounding the film adaptation of E.L. James' erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" remains cloaked in rumor. But we do know that the film will likely be rated NC-17 and that Gus van Sant has just shot a sex scene with "Magic Mike" star Alex Pettyfer in a bid for the director's chair.
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 24, 2013 2:31 PM
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Berlinale Announces First Six Competition Titles; 'Promised Land' & New Films from Hong Sang-soo and Ulrich Seidl

The 63rd Berlin International Film Festival (February 7-17) has announced the first six titles in its competition lineup. Productions and co-productions from Germany, France, Austria, the Republic of Korea, Chile, Romania, Spain and the U.S. are included, with Gus Van Sant's "Promised Land" and the new film by Hong Sang-soo, "Nobody's Daughter Haewon," and the third in Ulrich Seidl's "Paradise" trilogy ("Paradise: Hope"), part of the program.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 13, 2012 11:32 AM
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Review Roundup: Damon & Van Sant Fracking Drama 'Promised Land' Lacks Subtlety

"Promised Land" is Matt Damon's third teaming with director Gus Van Sant, who jumped into directing the film at the last minute after Damon decided he couldn't direct the film that he wrote with John Krasinski. We know that Van Sant is a capable director--nothing is wrong with his handling of this material. The fault lies in the script, which is well-intentioned with a strong anti-fracking message.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • December 5, 2012 3:40 PM
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Watch 'Promised Land' Trailer: 'Not Fighting for Land, Fighting for People' with Damon & Krasinski

Gus Van Sant's "Promised Land" looks to be the feel good fracking drama of the holiday season.  The Focus Features film will have a limited release December 28 before expanding nationwide January 11.  Matt Damon and John Krasinski wrote the script and star, alongside Rosemarie DeWitt, Frances McDormand and Hal Holbrook. Here are more details. Check out the trailer below.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • September 26, 2012 6:01 PM
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Damon, Krasinski & Van Sant's Fracking Drama 'Promised Land' Hits Theaters December 28 for Oscar-Qualifying Run

Focus Features will release Matt Damon and John Krasinski's anti-fracking movie "Promised Land," which the pair co-wrote and star in together, in NY and LA theaters December 28 for an Oscar-qualifying run, followed by a January 2013 expansion.
  • By Anne Thompson & Sophia Savage
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  • August 23, 2012 5:05 PM
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Palm Springs Int'l Shortfest: Gus Van Sant's Early Shorts & Set Stories; Robert Elswit's Cinematography Master Class

The Palm Springs Shortfest 2012 has come to a close. As a first timer at the fest, I was treated to some wonderful films, a Master Class with cinematographer Robert Elswit, a great Q & A with the Spirit of Short Film award winner Gus Van Sant and, of course, the great company...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 26, 2012 3:52 PM
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Van Sant's 'Promised Land' Begins Production with Damon, Krasinski, DeWitt, MacDormand, Holbrook & McNairy

Gus Van Sant's "Promised Land," written by and starring Matt Damon and John Krasinski, begins production this week in Pennsylvania. Participant is co-producing with Focus Features, which holds worldwide rights; the film will be shopped at Cannes and is slated for release next winter.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • April 24, 2012 6:10 PM
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