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Three Billboards' McDormand 'Will Blow You Away'

Cue the Oscar buzz for this 'renegade masterpiece'

(Newser) - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri stars Frances McDormand as a woman who swears a whole lot more than a sailor. She also happens to be grieving over the unsolved murder of her daughter, which prompts her to erect three billboards highlighting what she views as police incompetence. The flick , written... More »

Matt Damon Confronts Fracking in New Film

John Krasinski, Frances McDormand also join 'The Promised Land'

(Newser) - Matt Damon fans, rejoice: The heartthrob has agreed to star in an anti-fracking movie called The Promised Land, the Huffington Post reports. Damon and actor John Krasinski, the film's co-writers, will star as rival executives involved in drilling for natural gas in a small town. Gus Van Sant is... More »

Book of Mormon Sweeps Tonys

War Horse, Normal Heart, Anything Goes also grab honors

(Newser) - Broadway's gaspingly irreverent Book of Mormon took home nine Tony Awards last night, winning everything from Best Musical to Best Score to Best Direction to Best Actress in a musical (Nikki M. James). "You did it, Joseph! You got the Tony!" joked the co-creator of the musical,... More »

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