Arts & Entertainment is back again with our new series, U.Va. Faculty Go to the Movies, where we get exclusive interviews with your favorite faculty members about the movies you care about the most.
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Promised Land is a simple and predictable film that nonetheless leaves you with some nice ‘warm and fuzzies.’ Screenwriters John Krasinski and Matt Damon team up with director Gus Van Sant, known for Good Will Hunting and Milk, among others, to create a socially relevant movie about small-town American life and its battle with corporations. Matt Damon stars as Steve Butler, a natural gas salesman who uses his small-town background to relate to the folks to whom he tries to sell his commercialized dream.
Whether it’s Blair and Serena’s friendship, the on-and-off romance between Chuck and Blair, Nate’s ridiculous good looks, Lonely Boy’s musing or just the amazing fashion and NYC scenery, there are millions of reasons to tune in weekly for the latest scoop from our beloved Gossip Girl.