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The Martian
  • There is no new information (or a photo), but the Fox 2015 preview includes The Martian:

    Andy Weir’s phenomenal self-published book, “The Martian” also leaps from pages to screen. Directed by Ridley Scott, the movie is about an outer space adventure starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Jeff Daniels, Sean Bean and Kristen Wiig that follows the story of astronaut Mark Watney, one of the first people on Mars. He is left behind by his crewmates after a dust storm tears through the area. Watney has to find a way to survive after being stranded on the Red Planet.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: December 31st, 2014 08:19 am (UTC) (Link)

    Happy New Year!!

    I'm looking forward to seeing Matt in The Martian & the next Bourne movie. I keep seeing a Matt Damon lookalike (he actually lives in the same units as me) and today he was walking up "Grant Street" as I was walking down towards him in the opposite direction. I couldn't help but smile thinking that the street name reminded me of grant.. wishes and Felicity Wishes :) Oh well, here's to wishful thinking that Matt is such a good actor he's not really married. lol. Happy New Year!! Love, Mel x
    From: (Anonymous) Date: December 31st, 2014 01:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Thank You

    Thanks for all your hard work this year. I'm awed by your ability to keep this blog positive and fascinating all year round. Looking forward to the Martian and the next Bourne instalment. Love reading all the comments too, special mention to Paula and Gregory who both go the extra mile! Happy 2015! Marcia
    From: (Anonymous) Date: December 31st, 2014 11:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Thanks, Marcia, and thanks to Felicity and everyone here who makes this such a cool and interesting place to visit. Here's a toast for a very successful year for MDNC and for Matt himself. Maybe next year will be even better!

    Happy New Year! (insert noisemaker sounds here)
    Paula
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: January 1st, 2015 04:02 am (UTC) (Link)
    I'm so happy to be part of this community and to be able to contribute. Felicity you do an amazing job always, keeping on top of all things of Matt!!!. Coming here is always a joy, and I know when I come here I can "meet up" with friends. Thank you for welcoming me here and I wish everyone a very very Happy New Year 2015.
    Gregory
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 1st, 2015 11:24 am (UTC) (Link)

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year to everybody! I'am also so happy to read this column everyday, to get news and pics of Matt but mainly to read your lines and all the comments. Yes, this site is very pleasant and it's a real pleasure coming many times a day and meeting all of you. Many thanks to you, Felicity,for maintaining up dates and such a good feeling here.
    Best wishes, Matt and your so beautiful family. Courage for this year's big shoots, The Martian and then Bourne.
    Friendly,
    B.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 1st, 2015 11:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Sighting

    Happy new year all! An exciting year of movies and discussion ahead.

    It's taken a week or so but we've finally had our first Matt at a NY Starbucks sighting. Normality is restored.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 2nd, 2015 09:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Sighting

    And here's a pic of Matt at said Starbucks. Caption is amusing, should I ever meet Matt the whole awkward thing would be soooo me. Lol.

    https://twitter.com/nutmeggggg/status/551112429758083072

    Paula
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: January 3rd, 2015 01:43 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Sighting

    ooh Paula! I want you to meet Matt, (begin sarcasm) but I'd hope you would leave out the awkward thing after seeing that photo and comment the person tweeted. A nice photo with Matty would do just fine :) hehe
    G
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 4th, 2015 11:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Sighting

    It is an awkward photo of Matt, but I agree with Gregory on the experience of meeting Matt, two smiles he gave me (one when he walked towards me, and then the other in the elevator when he was leaving) are worthwhile itself... and a memory you'll cherish for the rest of your life. Aww!! I hope you get to meet him too. P.S. Cheer up Matt (he looks like he needs a hug), Mel :)
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: January 15th, 2015 12:10 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Sighting

    Mel! nice to hear from you it's been a while :)
    Gregory
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: January 3rd, 2015 11:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Come To Papa

    Just a heads up! The Come To Papa audio links I posted I think will expire in approx a week and a half (sound cloud is a paid site after a certain amt of posted data, and I don't plan to keep an acct) So be sure to give a listen or download before it's too late :)
    G

    Edited at 2015-01-03 11:17 pm (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 3rd, 2015 11:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Back in LA

    Matt and family have back in LA and there are photos of Matt at the airport with a purple kids backpack (some at newscom.com are available but also at other sites).
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 4th, 2015 07:25 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Back in LA

    It's Damon Claus! Still looking skinny... Guess he'll be heading back for more shooting soon.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 5th, 2015 05:24 am (UTC) (Link)

    NY Post

    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 5th, 2015 09:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Matt Damon at Lax: Patriots Will Win Super Bowl...Period

    http://www.tmz.com/videos/0_73zx89u5

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fP80f8Qauoc#t=41

    And I guess he'll soon return to Budapest?
    B.
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: January 5th, 2015 11:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
    haha, he flies United. I used United this holiday season myself to and from LAX :)
    G
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 6th, 2015 12:03 am (UTC) (Link)

    Photos

    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 6th, 2015 03:30 am (UTC) (Link)

    The Martian

    The Martian is on Richard Roeper's list of his 15 Most anticipated films of 2015.

    http://entertainment.suntimes.com/movies/15-films-richard-roeper-cant-wait-see-2015/

    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 6th, 2015 09:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Bourne

    Matt will be a co-writer on the Bourne script with Paul Greengrass and Christopher Rouse.

    The release date has also been delayed by two weeks.

    http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/396815-next-bourne-movie-takes-planet-of-the-apes-vacated-spot
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 6th, 2015 11:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Bourne

    Very awesome!! Nice Bourne photo ;)* Mel
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 7th, 2015 03:32 am (UTC) (Link)
    l wonder if matt is going too present the humanitarian award too ben ,wednesday night.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 8th, 2015 01:54 am (UTC) (Link)

    Downsizing

    Reese to join Matt in Downsizing, but it won't start filming until after Bourne.

    http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/397241-reese-witherspoon-boards-incredible-shrinking-satire-downsizing
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 8th, 2015 02:31 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Downsizing

    The indiewire article has the most extensive description of the plot that I've seen.

    http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/reese-witherspoon-is-back-on-for-alexander-paynes-sci-fi-social-satire-downsizing-20150107

    Paula
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