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Promised Land screening
  • The first test screening of Promised Land was held in Vegas on Gus Van Sant's 60th birthday, and Twitter reactions were very positive.

    The Mr Pink ‏@themrpink
    #PromisedLand is another winner from Gus Van Sant strong performances in a timely tale set in a breathtaking locale. Almost Nom worthy

    Travis Yee‏@yeebie
    Just watched an advanced screening of Matt Damon's next movie "Promised Land" that comes out in 2013. It was like Erin Brokovich.

    NBC Revolution‏@RevolutionOnNBC
    Just saw a private screening of @TimGuinee in "Promised Land" and it was great and Tim, you were excellent. Wish you had more parts!

  • Matt was named the sixth most valuable star in Hollywood in a feature at Vulture.

    6. Matt Damon
    The Sign of Quality: Much like the other sides of the Oceans 11 triangle, George Clooney and Brad Pitt, Matt Damon resists all temptations to sell out and invariably makes the interesting choice: When you see his face in an ad, you know that the project isn’t going to be an average example of that genre, just as the Bourne movies weren’t mere actioners and True Grit wasn’t just a western. Next year’s Elysium, directed by District 9’s allegory-prone Neill Blomkamp, promises to be anything but generic sci-fi, and then there’s the slated HBO Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra (in which he plays the young lover of Michael Douglas’s pianist). With Damon’s presence as its own meaningful imprimatur, he’s managed to bring some increasingly rare adult films to a surprisingly high gross, hence his high studio rating: "surprising" because his targeted grown-up, discerning audience doesn’t rush out to an opening weekend. As a result, his mid-price films are often dismissed as underperformers when they don’t debut strong — then a year later, you look up to see that We Bought a Zoo, roundly considered one of last Christmas’s duds, grossed $75.6 million in the U.S. Nobody paid much attention to the relatively low-tech Adjustment Bureau at the time (That’s the hat movie, right?), but it wound up with $62.5 million. An ardent activist, he’s cognizant that his serious films and causes threaten to paint him as a dour personality, so he’s quick to preempt that by popping up in Jimmy Kimmel skits and SNL digital shorts. Say his name and while some people will think of his work with Haiti, many more will start humming, "I’m fucking Matt Damon."

    Domestic Box Office $60,600,000
    Overseas Box Office $62,600,000
    Studio Value 8
    Likeability 72%
    Oscars 1 win, 2 noms
    Critics' Score 63
    Magazine Covers 11
    Tabloid Value 6

  • Photos of Matt and Lucy leaving a pilates class on Tuesday in LA are at PopSugar.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 27th, 2012 08:09 am (UTC) (Link)

    Legacy Review?

    A question I keep forgetting to ask, are you going to see Legacy when it opens in Australia? If you are, I would be very interested in your review and how it compares to the earlier movies.

    P.S. Olympic opening ceremeny tonight (or tomorrow morning for you I guess). London finally excited about it. The rain has stopped and the sun is out! Marcia
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 27th, 2012 09:10 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Legacy Review?

    Due to Matt's lack of movies (probably) coming out this year, I'm taking the next two weeks off to watch the Olympics, and I hope London fares well (and that the weather stays good).

    I'm looking forward to the Games, but unfortunately it's also going to be the time of greatest Bourne promotion. I'm not going to see Legacy, although I fear it is going to be greatly hyped (Empire apparently said it was bigger and better than the previous films).

    Edited at 2012-07-27 09:11 am (UTC)
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 28th, 2012 05:03 am (UTC) (Link)

    Gifs

    A collection of Matt gifs is at:

    http://notmygifs.tumblr.com/post/28178347003/matt-damon-gifs



    Edited at 2012-07-28 05:06 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 29th, 2012 09:40 am (UTC) (Link)

    Gilroy

    Can anybody explain this comment from Tony Gilroy? From an article in The Independent (UK):

    Independent article
    "I mean, how do you replace someone of the calibre of Matt Damon?" asks Gilroy. "The new lead character needed to be so many things. Firstly, you need a fantastic dramatic actor. Jeremy proved that with The Hurt Locker. Then you need someone who isn't too easily identifiable, who hasn't already put his face to a franchise, and then for all the stunts, you need a movie athlete. On this film, it's really Jeremy doing those most of those stunts. As far as I am concerned, he hit the sweet spot on all three counts."

    **
    Seriously? Renner was already recognisable, had two Oscar nominations, was in Mission Impossible and would already have been cast in The Avengers. That's two franchises plus Bourne. That was the problem in casting Renner - he had name recognition and would sell the film but was already over-exposed.

    Edited at 2012-07-29 09:44 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 29th, 2012 02:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Gilroy

    Agreed. And in taking on franchises that were established by other actors (MI and Bourne) he's beginning to be thought of as a sell-out, coasting on other people's work. But that means he sould get along swimmingly with Gilroy, who we all know already is a sell-out. Sorry to be mean, but I can't see it any other way.

    When Edward Norton was on Jimmy Fallon's talk show the other night Fallon said, "And Renner is replacing Matt Damon", to which Norton gave the standard studio answer of "No, he's a new character". Jimmy made fun of the idea, saying "Oh, yeah, it's Bourne's cousin". Lol.

    Imo the only reason they came up with this "new character" ruse was because there was a survey a couple of years ago on some website, maybe E that asked what people's reactions would be to a new actor playing Bourne. 70% of respondents said they would refuse to see it... hence the "it's a new character" silliness.

    Another advantage to Gilroy for doing it this way is he can steal all the action beats from Ultimatum that people responded to so favorably. The rooftop chase, motorcycle chase, etc, etc, etc. Frankly it disgusts me.
    Paula
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 31st, 2012 02:03 am (UTC) (Link)

    Liberace set pics

    http://m.zimbio.com/pictures/YjcWv_IyPya/Michael+Douglas+gets+character+Liberace+while

    Finally some pics from the set. Matt certainly has a bee gees vibe going on in these pics doesn't he? He looks so young.

    My fav bourne movie was ultimatum. Sequels never live up to the original but when I saw it I was taken aback. It was great. I give credit to paul and Matt.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 31st, 2012 02:24 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Liberace set pics

    What an interesting look for the film. He was meant to be playing an 18 year old over six foot blond Adonis, and that's what they've gone for. This shoot should be a lot of fun.

    More photos are at the Daily Mail. Matt's pictured with agent Patrick Whitesell.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2181411/Matt-Damon-Michael-Douglas-don-Seventies-attire-suit-play-gay-lovers-set-HBO-Liberace-film.html

    Edited at 2012-07-31 07:09 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 31st, 2012 03:00 am (UTC) (Link)

    bourne

    l wouldnt walk across the road too see the bourne legacy.any body who has seen bourne ulimatum .the one guy was arrested and taken away/and he is appearing in this movie.
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