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Venice photocall and press conference
  • Matt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Laurence Fishburne and Jennifer Ehle attended the photocall and press conference for Contagion at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday. Photos are at Yahoo, Getty, Zimbio and PopSugar. A report on the press conference is at Reuters, and video from the press conference is here.



  • Early postive reviews are at the Guardian and The Playlist, including:

    Damon is, well, he’s Matt Damon, so he’s great, quietly moving as the first man devastated by the crisis, struggling to maintain a front for his daughter.
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    Comments
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 3rd, 2011 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Tabloid reporting

    The Daily Mail thinks Matt has put on weight and devotes a whole story to the idea. (Isn't he actually in probably the best shape of his career, or pretty close to it?)

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2033332/As-Matt-Damon-piles-pounds-new-movie-role-pipeline.html

    PopSugar reports that Marion Cotillard will join Matt and Steven Soderbergh at the NY premiere next week.

    Edited at 2011-09-03 03:08 pm (UTC)
    fogfrog From: fogfrog Date: September 3rd, 2011 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Tabloid reporting

    Yeah, I didn't get it either what problem they've exactly. If anything he lost some weight and looks better then last year.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 3rd, 2011 04:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Tabloid reporting

    Welcome to the world of the Daily Mail. It rarely has positive stories about celebrities, and will focus on the most idiotic stuff, it's a British tabloid therefore CRAP! Physically I think Matt looks superb, but hate the no hair look, can't wait till it grows back. Marcia
    loganx2 From: loganx2 Date: September 3rd, 2011 04:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Tabloid reporting

    As you can see I made a comment on the DailyMail. I hate register but how dare they call Matt fat when he is looking great. haha That one pic is pretty bad, he needs to learn to stand up straighter.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 3rd, 2011 04:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Tabloid reporting

    And wear a more flattering colour. But in pretty much every photo, he looks great.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 3rd, 2011 05:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Tabloid reporting

    As far as what he's wearing, I think it's just more evidence of the fact that Matt is simply not interested in the "I'm famous - fawn over me" side of movie making. And, yeah, it's hilarious that these people take a bulky sweater as evidence that he's out of shape. I would love to see that tab reporter try to race Matt to the top of the Grouse Grind! Lol.
    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 3rd, 2011 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Reviews

    Hollywood Reporter very positive, Variety not so much.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/contagion-film-review-230993

    @DavidPoland: Contagion embargo just lifted outside of Venice. It's a brilliant procedural, probably the best since Se7en. Deserves to be a $100m flick

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/contagion-film-review-230993

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/03/contagion-review_n_947803.html

    http://www.movieline.com/2011/09/postcard-from-venice-soderberghs-contagion-catch-the-fever-but-try-chicken-with-plums-at-your-own-ri.php

    @colliderfrosty: I see people talking about CONTAGION...so...thought it was fantastic. Great performances, script, direction and score. Def worth seeing.

    Edited at 2011-09-03 05:26 pm (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 3rd, 2011 05:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Margaret

    Aint it cool news claims the final version of Margaret is 149 minutes long, as Lonergan had final cut up to 150 minutes.

    http://www.aintitcool.com/node/51053
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 3rd, 2011 05:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Premiere

    Lucy's at the premiere in a gold dress and looks great - first photo is at Getty:

    http://www.gettyimages.com.au/detail/123475968/Getty-Images-Entertainment

    Edited at 2011-09-03 05:43 pm (UTC)
    fogfrog From: fogfrog Date: September 3rd, 2011 05:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Premiere

    They look stunning!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 3rd, 2011 06:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Premiere

    This will be amazing without the watermark:
    http://www.gettyimages.com.au/detail/123476279/WireImage
    fogfrog From: fogfrog Date: September 3rd, 2011 06:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Premiere

    loganx2 From: loganx2 Date: September 3rd, 2011 06:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Dear lord this I need to find this one with no watermark like now!!

    http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/123476380/WireImage
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 3rd, 2011 07:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Will look out for it. If anyone can find any good quality links, please post them.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 3rd, 2011 07:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Thanks for the links.
    fogfrog From: fogfrog Date: September 3rd, 2011 07:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
    fogfrog From: fogfrog Date: September 3rd, 2011 07:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 3rd, 2011 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Will post some shortly.
    fogfrog From: fogfrog Date: September 3rd, 2011 07:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Or gallery over at Jamd/Life, they're with watermark, but it's in bottom-left corner: http://jamd.com/search/?type=images&q0=matt+damon&itemsperpage=60
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 3rd, 2011 07:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Nice finds (I forgot about the Life pics). Post is up with some early good pics (but they're pretty much all good).
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 4th, 2011 01:35 am (UTC) (Link)
    WOW I really hate my life right now hahaha. I couldn't be more envious of those two. And Lucy just keeps getting younger, it's unbelievable!
    If they ever split up I will loose faith in relationships for good haha.

    C.C.
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