We'll be frank: The crop of awards-bait movies on the schedule for November and December are leaving us generally unenthusiastic. But a Clint Eastwood movie will always be worth checking out, even if it looks (judging by this trailer anyway) to be a combination of stock underdog sports drama and stock racial reconciliation drama. Still, the presence of Matt Damon is a major mitigating factor, and we're hopeful that Eastwood will make Invictus a little more personal and nuanced than, say, The Blind Side. Fingers crossed.

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