Wednesday, March 12, 2008

If at first you don't succeed...

...try, try again with another Iraq feature. As the no-doubt well-intentioned and hand-wringy Stop Loss heads into the boxoffice meatgrinder Matt Damon and Bourne sequels/United 93 director Paul Greengrass figure they can staunch the blood flow with a new film set in the Green Zone, which separates American military personnel from Iraqi citizens. Whether the wall that separates American moviegoers from Iraq movies can be breached is an over-hanging question; Damon's Mideast oil-fueled Syriana didn't open the pipeline, and even if the film eschews the preaching and blaming The Kingdom showed there wasn't much green to be had in taking the action-movie route.

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