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New Elysium trailer out Thursday
  • Update: The new trailer for Elysium is available at Yahoo Movies.

  • An interview with Matt about Elysium, Behind the Candelabra and the recent basketball game with George Clooney is at Sunrise. During the interview Matt says he will be visiting Australia as part of the Elysium promotional tour later this year.

  • Photos of Matt filming Monuments Men in Berlin on Monday are at Premiere. Matt has now left Berlin and may have completed filming.

  • The recent New Straits Times interview was not the complete version of the blocked interview at The Times - some of the additional text:

    When we finish, Damon leaves straight for Berlin: "I'm filming there tomorrow." He's making a Nazi art thriller, The Monuments Men, with Clooney, again. It's a genuine Oscar contender in a year when his best role for 14 years will, at best, win a Golden Globe.

    He shrugs. He doesn't really care. "Awards and stuff, nobody remembers any of that shit. Ultimately, it's the movie. The movie lives." He stands up to leave. We talk briefly about the new Coen brothers film, Inside Llewyn Davis. It's getting rave reviews up the bay. He nods, firmer than when he talks about his own work, when he's in the spotlight. He says how brilliant everyone - like Emily Blunt - tells him that film's lead, Oscar Isaac, is. He's an "actor's actor", he enthuses. He mentions how he "met Fran McDormand earlier", the actress coming to town with her husband, Joel Coen, who worked with Damon on True Grit.

    It goes on and on. John Goodman is in Inside Llewyn Davis and in Monuments Men. This isn't Damon name-dropping, though. It's his life, "shooting the shit" with people he likes, making films people care about. You never know who you may have to hump on screen. It's best to stay nice. He says thanks, and smiles. I spot his bright white teeth. They seem the most Hollywood thing about him. But then I don't get to see the contacts list on his phone.
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 13th, 2013 09:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Bridesmaids

    Matt may have had a cameo in Bridesmaids but it was cut for the food poisoning scene:

    http://variety.com/2013/film/people-news/paul-feig-deep-background-on-bridesmaids-1200496394/

    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 13th, 2013 10:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Sunrise interview

    It's enjoyable to see the Aussie hosts and interviewer fawn over Matt, but on the other hand he's obviously embarrassed and mortified when people treat him like that. Which is completely endearing. Lol.
    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 13th, 2013 10:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Sunrise interview

    Backed up by the comments in the interview I typed out. He's a lot more comfortable talking about and praising other people.

    David Koch's reference to "he's a reader too" in the Sunrise interview derive from an interview a few years ago when he asked Matt about his favorite books and Matt told him the books he was going to give everyone for Christmas that year.

    Edited at 2013-06-13 10:21 pm (UTC)
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: June 13th, 2013 11:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Sunrise interview

    Felicity, wherever Matt comes to visit I hope you can attend!!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 14th, 2013 03:00 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Sunrise interview

    I won't go. I'll stay in my city and follow the press coverage.
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: June 14th, 2013 10:51 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Sunrise interview

    Why not??
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 14th, 2013 11:20 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Sunrise interview

    I was in the crowd for the Ripley premiere in London years ago and I know he'll be great with fans and the press.

    Edited at 2013-06-14 01:47 pm (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 14th, 2013 12:23 am (UTC) (Link)

    New Elysium trailer

    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 14th, 2013 02:30 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: New Elysium trailer

    I like the sarcastic humor, something a bit different for Matt. Production values are terrific. Action looks great.

    The trailer makes the story seem a bit generic, but most of the audience for movies like these probably don't mind that. I'm hoping to be surprised by interesting subplots or twists which up the emotional investment. It's probably not a movie I would be interested in seeing if Matt wasn't in it, but I'm not the target audience. I think it will appeal to the gamer types.
    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 14th, 2013 02:56 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: New Elysium trailer

    I'm not the target audience either (I lasted about 5 minutes of Prometheus), but the visuals look interesting.

    Variety analyses the trailer:
    http://variety.com/2013/film/news/preview-review-elysium-extended-trailer-1200496994/

    It’s summer movie season, which means distribs are scrambling to attach trailers for their big fall releases to maximum-exposure tentpoles. Amid all that long-distance hype drops a new extended trailer for “Elysium,” an August release with relatively little awareness, hoping to muscle up the anticipation factor with 197 seconds of stunning dystopian-future intrigue.

    Though the MPAA caps trailers at 150 seconds, each studio is allowed one “overtime” exception a year, and TriStar has packed this one with the two ingredients most likely bring big audiences to a movie like “Elysium”: star power and sci-fi production value.

    Project rumor:
    http://variety.com/2013/film/news/dreamworks-bails-on-boston-globe-priest-scandal-feature-1200497042/

    Edited at 2013-06-14 02:57 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 16th, 2013 02:42 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: New Elysium trailer

    what do you think of boxoffice forecast of Elysium."Opening Weekend:$30,000,000;Cumulative:$90,000,000":http://www.boxoffice.com/featured_stories/2013-06-long-range-forecast-elysium-were-the-millers-percy-jackson-sea-of-monsters-planes
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 16th, 2013 03:58 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: New Elysium trailer

    It's just speculation at this stage. But it's a tough weekend.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 16th, 2013 02:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: New Elysium trailer

    Interesting, but I agree that it's impossible to know. That projection is mostly based on public comments like blogs and tweets so reflects the fact that right now awareness of this movie is practically zero with the general public. I don't know if that means that Sony doesn't know how to market it, is throwing it away, or they're following the D9 play book and keeping the movie under wraps until it comes out (which would mean they have great confidence in it). If the movie is great, people will love that the movie is not spoiled for them by over marketing. If it's not, it will die.

    I keep hoping that Sony is doing some clever targeted marketing to the gamer/splatter crowd but if they are I certainly wouldn't know it. They may be waiting until After Earth is out of theaters to start hitting it, since they're from the same studio.

    It's really up to Blomkamp. Is he a true auteur or was D9 a fluke. If this is not only as good as D9 but better, then fans will bring their friends.

    Does anybody know if it's going to comic con? It seems to me that would say a lot. Of course, we already know that Matt's doing a world tour to promote it, and that says a lot, too!
    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 16th, 2013 10:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: New Elysium trailer

    It's definitely going to ComicCon, and may even premiere there, like District 9 did. One of the reasons for delaying the film from March was said to be another appearance at the convention.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 16th, 2013 11:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: New Elysium trailer

    Good news. I wonder if they'll show the whole thing. If they planned all along to make two trips then it's safe to assume there's some strategy.
    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 15th, 2013 04:52 am (UTC) (Link)

    Theater event

    A poster and website for the theater event next Monday:

    http://www.shakespeareinthepark.org/#!the-public-forum/c100q
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 15th, 2013 10:58 am (UTC) (Link)

    Tom Papa

    Maybe Matt?

    Tom Papa ‏@tompapa 11 Jun
    A real movie star friend of mine is joining Come to Papa Live! 6/19 NYC w/ @amyschumer @almadrigal @JimNorton tix http://bit.ly/19n5ZVP

    http://tompapa.com/cometopapa/
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 15th, 2013 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Tom Papa

    I thought the same thing when I saw the tweet. We'll see.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 16th, 2013 01:03 am (UTC) (Link)

    Matt speaking..

    I love everything he does and what he sais and how he talks, he's wonderful and so easy to love :)
    Ele
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 16th, 2013 02:25 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt speaking..

    Oh yes he does, girl! :) Trinya
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 16th, 2013 06:20 am (UTC) (Link)

    Instagram photo

    Any guesses as to the background of these photos?

    http://webbygram.com/photo/479253112082816892_22413222/
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 16th, 2013 01:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Instagram photo

    Is that kent? Don't know who the other guy is. And I have no idea about the background. Anybody?
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 16th, 2013 02:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Instagram photo

    The quality is so grainy it's hard to say. My initial thought was also that it looks a bit like Kent. In a couple of photos anyway. But I don't think the other guy looks much like Kyle.
    Paula
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 16th, 2013 08:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Instagram photo

    I really think it's Kyle with his ear ring in the left ear. You can see it when you increase the pic.
    B.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 16th, 2013 10:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Instagram photo

    I thought it may have been Matt, Kent and Kyle at Isabella's birthday party on Saturday.

    Matt and kids seen at Soho House NY today.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 16th, 2013 11:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Instagram photo

    That really didn't look like Kyle to me. But the pic is grainy maybe it is.
    I wondered if they had done something for Isabella's birthday. I didn't see anything posted about it. You always find the good stuff.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 17th, 2013 01:16 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Instagram photo

    The picture is gone. Probably something that shouldn't have been posted in the first place.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 16th, 2013 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Father's Day

    Here's to Matt, Happy Father's day! :) Trinya
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