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Matt Damon, at the Center of Two Worlds in “ELYSIUM” (Opens Sept 04)

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M att Damon takes on the lead role of Max in TriStar Pictures' futuristic action thriller “ Elysium ” whose socio-political message underneath the gripping action scenes isn't lost on the actor. “I like to think it’s a hopeful message,” Damon says. “Even in a future where it’s every man for himself, it’ll be possible for a human being to hold on to his humanity.”

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE Faces Biggest Gamble in “RUNNER RUNNER”

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J ustin Timberlake, Ben Affleck and Gemma Arterton star in the high-roller thriller “ Runner Runner ” as key players trying to get ahead in the multi-billion dollar industry of internet gambling. Timberlake’s character Richie is a Princeton grad student who’s been swindled by an online gambling group led by Ivan Block (played by Affleck). Traveling to Costa Rica to confront the gambling legend behind the site, Richie is eventually seduced into Ivan’s haven – easy, instant and limitless wealth. Ivan, impressed by Richie’s technological savvy takes the younger man under his wing to teach him the ropes. It is only when he meets and falls for Ivan’s associate, Rebecca Shafran (Arterton) did he realize that he’s facing his greatest gamble yet when he also learns that Ivan is being chased by the FBI for racketeering, extortion and bribery.

The Haunting Escalates in Horror Thriller “INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2”

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A haunted family struggles to uncover a terrifying secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world in “ Insidious: Chapter 2 ,” the latest nerve-twisting horror thriller from director James Wan (“The Conjuring”) and screenwriter Leigh Whannell (“Saw,” “Insidious”). Produced by “Paranormal Activity's” Jason Blum and Oren Peli, the sequel reteams the cast of the first film, including Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring”), Rose Byrne (“X-Men: First Class”), Barbara Hershey (“Black Swan”), Lin Shaye (“There’s Something About Mary”) and Ty Simpkins (“Iron Man 3”).

LOGAN LERMAN Meets Half-Brother TYSON in “PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS”

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L ogan Lerman reprises the titular role as the teen demigod son of Poseidon prophesied to save the world of the gods’ children sired with humans in “ Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters .” Produced by Chris Columbus whose successful string of blockbusters includes the “Harry Potter” films, “Percy Jackson: Lightning Thief,” “Fantastic Four,” “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Surfer,” “Night at the Museum” and “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” the latest adventure of Percy Jackson adapted from Rick Riordan’s 2nd book from the best selling series “Percy Jackson and The Olympians” finds Percy at waters’ ends dealing with shocking family revelations, saving his best friend Grover from a cyclops and battling fellow demigods to ultimately stop the evil Kronos from wreaking havoc to their world.

“DISTRICT 9” Director Now Takes Audiences to “ELYSIUM”

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F rom Neill Blomkamp, the acclaimed director of the Oscar Best Picture nominee “ District 9 ,” comes the futuristic action-thriller “ Elysium ” starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. In the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined planet. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the crime and poverty that is now rampant throughout the land. The only man with the chance to bring equality to these worlds is Max (Damon), an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission – one that pits him against Elysium’s Secretary Delacourt (Foster) and her hard-line forces – but if he succeeds, he could save not only his own life, but millions of people on Earth as well.

Ethan Hawke Talks about “THE PURGE”

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F rom Universal Pictures ,the horror thriller The Purge illustrates the government’s response to an America overrun by escalating crime and overcrowded prisons. For a 12-hour period, once a year, any and all criminal activity, including murder, becomes legal. And on this one particular night, James ( Ethan Hawke ) and Mary Sandin ( Lena Headey ), and their two children, will learn just how vicious the outside world can be. Actor Ethan Hawke talked about why the subject of families in peril make for good suspense and horror films, what he enjoys about making genre movies, getting to film somewhat chronologically, how much fun the fight scenes were, what he thinks this film says about society, and whether he believes humans are inherently violent.

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