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"The Adjustment Bureau" Release Undergoes Another Adjustment

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    The upcomign futuristic thriller "The Adjustment Bureau," starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt, has had its release date pushed back for the second time this year. This can't be good.

    When it first announced that "Adjustment" was being moved from July 30 to Sept. 17, it made a certain kind of sense. It doesn't really look to be a summer movie and it allowed Universal (hey, guys!) to move "Charlie St. Cloud" to July 30, where Zac Efron fans wouldn't be distracted by the school year.

    But now "Adjustment" is getting pushed all the way back to March 4, where it will go up against "Rango," the Johnny Depp-voiced cartoon about a lizard with an identity crisis.

    Damon stars as aspiring politician David Norris, who's got his eye on a seat in the U.S. Senate, Emily Blunt is the beautiful ballerina, Elsie Sellas, he meets one day on the bus.

    As the two fall for each other, members of the "adjustment bureau," played by John Slattery and Terence Stamp, come forward to put the kibosh on the romance.

    It's all very "masters of puppets," with lots of navel-gazing about free will, faith, destiny and all the stuff that author Philip K. Dick, a notorious druggie and paranoiac, loved to chew on.

    We had high hopes for them, hopes that have been considerably tempered by this news.