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Interstellar filming in Iceland
  • Photos of Matt and Lucy attending a Fun./Tegan and Sara concert at LA's Greek Theatre on Wednesday are at Just Jared.

  • Matt and other cast members are expected to arrive in Iceland this weekend to film Interstellar - details Iceland Review.

  • From a South African interview with Sharlto Copley:

    Copley said he had an amazing time working with Damon in the film.

    “You end up going through a lot together when you are promoting the film. Sometimes on the movie you don’t have as much time to hang out. But even during filming we went fishing, played poker and spoke about films constantly. It’s useful to have friends or people in the business who share similar perspectives."
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 7th, 2013 12:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Fun./Tegan and Sara concert

    :) M..
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 7th, 2013 01:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Fun./Tegan and Sara concert

    I only saw one tweet from the concert and didn't know if it was legit. Matt was in a VIP area with Taylor Swift.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 7th, 2013 03:01 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Matt may be in Toronto for an unannounced appearance at a OneXOne benefit tonight. Or maybe not.

    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 7th, 2013 04:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: OneXOne?

    I'm so confused to where he is. He should be on his way to Iceland. So did he fly out to Canada Thursday night? (Per the flight attendants tweet).
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 7th, 2013 08:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: OneXOne?

    Maybe the Iceland filming is for next weekend (they did finish up the Canada filming a week early).

    Charity poker game?
    Rowdy Roddy Piper ‏@R_Roddy_Piper
    WAS ASKED TO PLAY POKER WITH KIRT RUSSELL AND MATT DAMOND! In Toronto for charity! Thinking about it!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 7th, 2013 09:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: OneXOne?

    Ok we wait and see if he really does attend. I see matt mcconauhey(?) is at tiff so it does seem Iceland filming will start later on this week or weekend. Maybe matt made a quick trip to Alberta again Thursday? I think I'll give up trying to figure it out.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 7th, 2013 11:27 pm (UTC) (Link)


    There has been a sighting in Toronto if its legit.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 8th, 2013 01:33 am (UTC) (Link)


    Iceland is definitely the next location for Interstellar - a few new photos from Reykjavik and surrounds are on this site from crew member Joe Wehmeyer (via Nolan Fans). He also includes a few photos from Calgary, where Matt was rumored to be filming a few days ago.


    Edited at 2013-09-08 02:04 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 8th, 2013 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Iceland

    I'm not seeing anything about matt being at the charity poker game last night. The only thing I saw was that one sighting that I posted above and don't know if legit. It should have received some press if he did attend don't you think ?

    In other news, apparently there are reports that matt is already in Iceland. That's according to a Facebook posting. So who knows. I feel like I'm playing where in the world is matt Damon?
    Reo Roma From: Reo Roma Date: September 18th, 2013 01:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Iceland

    Oh that sounds like a fun location he's so lucky that he travels with his job wish I was part of his crew!! Oh I liked seeing the concert date pic with Lucy (she looks thin but in a good way)...
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 8th, 2013 05:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Rising Son

    This is out of context: I promised a trailer of Rising Son, I found it on my laptop, but I can't get the link to post it for you.( It's from You tube). Sorry!
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: September 9th, 2013 07:32 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Rising Son

    I found these two promos for it in YouTube
    This movie looks good and it makes me wish it was available even more.

    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 9th, 2013 03:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Rising Son

    Thank you, but it wasn't these clips, it was a real trailer of 2'14 and we can see Matt a lot!
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: September 10th, 2013 10:05 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Rising Son

    Would love to see it if you can find the link!
    fun_demented From: fun_demented Date: September 9th, 2013 12:52 am (UTC) (Link)
    So happy to have found this resource. You're doing a great job. Thank you.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 9th, 2013 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)


    I see that Elysium passed District 9 in total national + international box office this weekend, with $212 million plus. And it still has some life left in it. I think it's been the #1 movie internationally for a couple of weeks.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 10th, 2013 03:26 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Elysium

    Fantastic news! I liked the film but it did only fair in the US box office.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 10th, 2013 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Elysium

    I have read comments from people who follow box office that Elysium is expected to make at least $180 million internationally and $265 million total by the end of its run. Personally I think that may understate the case a bit because it has yet to open in most of Central or South America, where its cast and themes will certainly resonate. It just opened strongly in China, and has yet to open in Japan. It's also hanging in well in many of its markets.

    If it even meets that total it will surpass True Grit and become Matt's biggest movie since Bourne Ultimatum. It will also surpass District 9's box office by $55 million.

    Important to note, since there are people out there who have a vested interest in trying to make Matt's movies look like flops. Nice to have the facts, especially when they bring good news:-)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 10th, 2013 09:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Elysium

    Very true. I remember seeing a twitter post from a political site claiming Elysium was a flop. I've seen this same site attack matt before for his political statements. I don't believe Elysium can be characterize as a flop. They just don't like him.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 10th, 2013 05:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Elysium in China

    I just found this interesting article from the wrap which appeared in August detailing the importance (and relative rarity) of scoring a release in China. It has the potential to add tens of millions to the bottom line. Somehow I missed this bit of good news at the time.


    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 9th, 2013 08:42 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Photos of Matt dropping by the UMMA clinic as part of the documentary filming:
    UMMA Clinic ‏@UMMAclinic5h
    Matt Damon stopped by... #constantcontact http://conta.cc/1apD3yd

    There's a test screening of Monuments Men tonight:
    Richard Honig ‏@RichardHonig4h
    Advance screening of the new George Clooney movie with Matt Damon and Bill Murray tonight. #GeorgeClooney #MattDamon #BillMurray

    Update on the Lance documentary:
    Stephanie Jenzer ‏@StephJenzer1h
    Matt Damon narrated originally planned Lance doc, before it was shelved. Resurrected film only time in history Damon replaced, joked Gibney

    Details of an amazing Iceland filming location (but still no proof Matt's there's yet) via Nolan Fans:
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 9th, 2013 08:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Various


    Some filming has already happened but don't know if any actors involved. Can't figure out if matt is there yet or not.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 10th, 2013 05:03 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Photos of Matt dropping by the UMMA clinic

    Looking forward to seeing the documentary.Loveheart, M..
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 10th, 2013 11:27 am (UTC) (Link)

    Monuments Men screening

    The only comment I've seen so far from the screening (in a post at IMDB which compared the look of the film with Inglorious Basterds and Oceans 11):

    Went to a screening. It isn't like either one, actually. It has very few action/combat scenes and is more about the company's mission and hardships/tension/breakthroughs/dealings with people that happen along the way.

    Edited at 2013-09-10 11:28 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 10th, 2013 10:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Monuments Men screening

    If the report is correct, it is very like the book. Engaging in combat wasn't part of their mission, although obviously they occasionally did and were often in danger due to the fact they were often near or even past the front lines.

    When Matt was shooting in England there were pap photos of scenes that looked like Matt was working with the French underground. Guys in period French civvies holding machine guns and such.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 10th, 2013 07:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Matt Damon in Coffee Break


    Thuersday, September 12th E! Entertainment Latino, "Coffee Break"

    El actor Matt Damon, hizo un lugar en su agenda para recibir al equipo de “Coffee Break”. Con dos películas en etapa de promoción, Damon se explayó sobre su experiencia siendo parte de estos dos tan disimiles proyectos.

    El próximo jueves 12 de septiembre a las 22.30hs E! Entertainment Television emitirá una entrevista a solas entre Matt Damon y Patricia Zavala. Por otra parte, el actor contó que ambos trabajos le dieron satisfacciones, pero que grabar con Steven Soderbergh, siempre es especialmente gratificante. Entre algunos de los detalles sobre ambas películas que el actor comentó, está el tiempo de filmación de “Behind the Candelabria”, un film realizado en solo 33 días.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 10th, 2013 09:27 pm (UTC) (Link)


    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 10th, 2013 09:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Iceland

    He's either been in Iceland this whole time or la. It does seem like he filmed in Canada (Canmore?) last week. He might have went straight to Iceland. I've seen nothing that says he was in Toronto this weekend.

    I wonder if he'll be there the entire 2 wks if he has filmed scenes already in Canada. And like you said they did finish a week early in Canada.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 11th, 2013 02:10 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Iceland

    Just to confuse things, there are some photos of Matt in West Hollywood with a date caption of 9 September at Aflo (going to gym?)

    Search usually doesn't work:
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 12th, 2013 12:55 am (UTC) (Link)


    More photos of Matt at a gym in LA on Monday:


    Edited at 2013-09-12 12:56 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 10th, 2013 10:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Iceland

    The shots of the glacier at Nolanfans are breathtaking. Wow.
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: September 11th, 2013 08:04 am (UTC) (Link)

    Monuments Men

    Although I cannot divulge details of the movie, I did attend the test screening in LA! A good friend spotted the screening and we got in. We got asked to participate in a focus grp after. It was the first screening of the film. We signed disclosure forms so I can't give details out. I know your dying to know. I'm sorry. The movie is very very good! Everyone in the focus group enjoyed the movie. We got to suggest slight changes.
    It's like a dramedy action adventure. The cast is amazing, good comedy, interesting story. Matt looks good as he did in the pap photos. Foreign languages are spoken briefly. Hopefully they will enhance the good things we pointed out to perfect the finished film. Please don't ask me specifics, I only shared cause I wanted to let fellow fans know we all have something good to look forward to! IMDB comment is accurate

    Edited at 2013-09-11 08:18 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 11th, 2013 09:35 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Monuments Men

    Greg, you are a very very lucky man! You met Matt several times,you were at Kimmel sucks, Elysium premiere, Promised L Q&A...and now! I think I'll be moving in LA. Can you welcome me and the readers of MDNc in your house? :-)
    Thank you for sharing with us. As a European, and with many people of my family living during WWII (My father-in-law was War Prisoner in Germany) I'm very interested by this period and can't wait to see the movie.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 11th, 2013 09:46 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Monuments Men and GQ

    Thanks very much for the summary Greg. I guessed there would be tight controls - even those who reported they were attending didn't make any comments later on Twitter.

    Matt's on the cover of the next issue of German GQ, and while that's not yet online, I found an older article (from Zoo press) with some new quotes (including Matt asking how somebody as ordinary as him can succeed, and Matt's partial response: "I know where I belong, and that is the basis for a happy life."):



    They haven't changed their story - a summary of the interview in the new issue:

    The fascination of the Average: Matt Damon has enjoyed an extraordinary career. Why is that?

    Edited at 2013-09-11 09:48 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 11th, 2013 12:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Monuments Men

    Wow, Greg, that's great! Almost makes me want to move to LA, too! But on second thought, I couldn't take the traffic...

    Congrats! And thanks for the report. :-)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 11th, 2013 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Monuments Men

    Greg, what an exciting opportunity! Thanks for sharing within your means, really looking forward to the movie. Glad Matt is off filming another, having weird symptoms of withdrawal (star struck? lovesick!) since meeting Matt at the Australian Premiere of Elysium and seeing the movie. I agree with what others have written in reply, and suggest we all camp out in Matt's backyard :) I'm sure he won't mind. LOL. :) Wonder if we can get MDC visas? hehe. M..
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 11th, 2013 04:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Rising Son again

    If there is no new Matt's pic, and since we don't know where he is hiding, enjoy his first TV-movie trailer; it's shorter that the one I had, but it's nice too.
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: September 12th, 2013 11:16 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Rising Son again

    Just found a cheap copy on eBay and snagged it!

    Here's a fun article from 1990 with Matt
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 12th, 2013 04:19 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re; Monuments Men

    Wow Greg! You're making me think of moving to LA!! Ha ha!!! Thanks for the info. Really looking forward to seeing MM.
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: September 12th, 2013 10:45 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Re; Monuments Men

    Hey All! I'm humbled by your comments reminding me of my luck. Truth be told, I have been "Damon lucky" in the past year and for that I'm grateful. But, I'm also grateful to have discovered this blog almost a year ago and to be able to share and converse with you all! I check it daily and enjoy being a part of this community. I'll continue sharing as long as you all do too :) LA has its perks, but I work an hrly job trying to make ends meet in my effort to work in the industry. I did get Matt's autograph in 2007 but I've not ever actually met him. If any of you come for a visit, I'd be glad to meet up :)
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