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Matt Damon defends The Great Wall casting amid whitewashing claims

Matt Damon is once again defending The Great Wall against accusations of whitewashing.

“The whole idea of whitewashing, I take that very seriously,” Damon told The Associated Press , citing the 1962 film Geronimo and its casting of a white American actor in the role of the Native American chief as an example.

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Why is Halloween a box office killer?

Holiday weekends typically mean higher than average box office grosses for prospective mainstream releases; Christmas and Thanksgiving can often shape weak debuts into successful, sequel-spawning hits (take 2012’s Jack Reacher, which opened to $15 million Dec. 21, and went on to finish its theatrical run with $80 million, for example). But as of late, movie studios are grappling with more tricks than treats when it comes to reaping Halloween box office totals.

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Matt Damon, Ben Affleck reunite for Good Will Hunting live read with John Krasinski

Nineteen years after the release of Good Will Hunting, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck reunited on Friday night to perform a live-reading of the Oscar-winning film’s shooting script.

Part of the Live Read New York performance series, the Good Will Hunting recreation was spearheaded by guest director John Krasinski, who kept his cast for the event mostly secret in the lead-up to Friday, only announcing Emily Blunt, his wife, would have a featured role. (She starred as Skylar, who was originally played in the film by Minnie Driver.)

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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon fight over who Tom Brady loves more

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon might be Hollywood’s favorite best friends, but in a new charity video, the Massachusetts duo is fighting over another best friend — Tom Brady.

On Thursday, the New England Patriots quarterback shared a video on Facebook, where Affleck and Damon jokingly argue over who is closer to Brady while promoting a charity benefit where donators are entered to win the chance to hangout with the trio.

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Matt Damon makes an attack ad against Jimmy Kimmel's VP candidacy

Jimmy Kimmel’s candidacy for Vice President of the United States has faced problems since its inception; most notably, the fact that no one has ever run for vice president on their own. Kimmel’s problems got further complicated on Monday night when Matt Damon stopped by the show and released his attack ad on Kimmel.

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Rich Eisen’s sports show serves up a side helping of Hollywood scoops

When an actor has a big project coming out, it’s commonplace to hit the talk show circuit and sit down with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel for 10 minutes or so, show a clip, and tell a funny pre-determined story or two. Over the last few months, though, The Rich Eisen Show has become an alternative destination, a place where they can talk some sports, but also have a freewheeling conversation — and they’ve often shared some big news.

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