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  • Moby confirmed he has recorded a new version of Extreme Ways for the end credits of Jason Bourne, and has already seen the film.

    To date, Moby has landed six Grammy nominations for his music, though many folks likely know his sound from the movies. His instantly recognizable jam “Extreme Ways” serves as the theme to the “Bourne” franchise starring Matt Damon. Just like John Barry and Monty Norman are tied with their signature “007” theme, Moby is forever tied with Jason Bourne for his badass “Bourne” theme.

    The fifth installment, “Jason Bourne,” is set to hit movie theaters on July 29.

    “I’ve seen a rough cut of it, and honestly, it’s really special,” Moby said. “Matt Damon is back involved, as is (director) Paul Greengrass, and it’s really exciting. I’ve done the closing credits for that as well.”

  • Actor James van der Beek is also in Downsizing, as he confirmed on his Instagram, and attended a baseball game with Matt and Kristin Wiig in Toronto last week.

  • Matt is providing the commencement speech at MIT on Friday 3 June at 10am. A live webcast will be available here.
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    From: iri_na_00 Date: June 2nd, 2016 08:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Sharp magazine

    Matt will be on the cover of canadian magazine SHARP and there is a great article about him. It says that his whole family is in Toronto with him.

    http://sharpmagazine.com/2016/06/01/matt-damon-is-bourne-again-because-we-need-him-to-be/

    I hope I understood correctly)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 2nd, 2016 10:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Sharp magazine

    The article says nothing. Not sure what the point of these interviews are when they are so bland and local-interest only (Matt's supporting the local team while he is in town). We'll get a lot of these in the next few months and Matt may be better off doing fewer interviews and saying nothing because of how much they will be scrutinized (but he always plays the game).
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 3rd, 2016 12:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Sharp magazine

    Really, really unfortunate that they gave an even general indication of where he is living.
    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 3rd, 2016 12:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Sharp magazine

    Which we have already worked out from the regular twitter posts from locals. Just an unnecessary article.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 2nd, 2016 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Front cover for Total Film:

    https://twitter.com/cfmcfc/status/738440956643528704

    B.
    From: iri_na_00 Date: June 2nd, 2016 08:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Metro Newspaper UK ‏

    exclusive story on Matt Damon
    https://twitter.com/MetroUKNews/status/738463542496612353

    Edited at 2016-06-02 08:27 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 2nd, 2016 11:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Bourne

    Good news about Moby! Now THAT'S some continuity I can get behind!
    Paula
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 3rd, 2016 03:07 am (UTC) (Link)

    Bourne commercial

    They showed a new (to me) Bourne commercial during the basketball playoff final (U.S.) tonight. Not impressed, unfortunately. They seem to be obsessed with saying "You've already seen this movie!" in the advertising. Such a buzz kill. I think they will really need good reviews to overcome these adverts, frankly.
    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 3rd, 2016 03:30 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Bourne commercial

    And the tweets in response to the commercial were frequently negative. The marketing is not working well, and they don't seem to be trying very hard to create any buzz or excitement (eg the lazy poster).

    Edited at 2016-06-03 03:32 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 3rd, 2016 01:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: Bourne commercial

    I am utterly perplexed that they could give the "It's Jason Bourne!" line which originated with David Strathairn to this actor and think it would work. The line works in the trilogy because it's David Freaking Strathairn! You cannot give the same line to this poor dude who looks like he just graduated from liberal arts college and central casting and think it will work.

    It's an absolutely embarrassing moment. And in all the trailers! Fingernails on a chalkboard.

    End of rant. Still hoping this movie will be AWESOME.
    PAULA
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 3rd, 2016 07:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: Bourne commercial

    Y'all are crazy quite frankly. The teasers are excellent as well as the trailer. This upcoming film already has arguably the most epic action sequences of the entire saga and is a welcome relief from the garbage comic book trash out there. Green grass is a world class filmmaker and not one of his films have disappointed. Sometimes you can never please everyone but I have thoroughly enjoyed what I've seen so far. And if moby enjoyed the film that's all good for me.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 3rd, 2016 09:08 am (UTC) (Link)

    MIT

    As Irina posted previously, you can watch Matt's commencement speech at MIT live through a webcast. The pre-event program begins at 8 am and the ceremony begins at 10 am.

    http://commencement.mit.edu/

    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 3rd, 2016 03:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: MIT

    Matt's address was AWESOME! I actually got choked up. Beautiful. A well deserved standing ovation.

    Great to see all the family there. Matt's mention of them, and Lucy in particular, was soooo adorable. Ten years married and he's still totally gone on her. Awww....
    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 3rd, 2016 03:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: MIT

    Didn't watch it but the twitter reports are great, and lovely to know the family was there and could attend. I like all of the key messages.

    Matt was also made an official MIT Pirate.
    https://twitter.com/mitcommencement/status/738754154408075264

    The speech is up on YouTube (pictures of Lucy, kids, Nancy and Kent about 2.25):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=b9nU5oKtFyo

    Edited at 2016-06-03 03:37 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 3rd, 2016 03:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: MIT

    Hopefully somebody will upload it to YouTube. It's terrific.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 3rd, 2016 03:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: MIT

    Matt has three rescue dogs! Love that!
    From: iri_na_00 Date: June 3rd, 2016 04:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: MIT

    on 18.07 he said something about Lucy. Please write what? I don't understand on hearing English speech.
    From: fitzgerald17 Date: June 3rd, 2016 04:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: MIT

    He said that his wife, as well as The First Lady, is never wrong. She wasn't wrong neither when she decided to rescue a third dog, despite having already four children.

    Edited at 2016-06-03 06:14 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 3rd, 2016 07:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: MIT

    A fine speech, folksy but deeply pointed and somewhat daring. Contrary to his suggestion, he is running for something--having an audience to pay for tickets. He is an authentic guy (in the existentialist sense), and it's a major reason I respect him so much. I noticed he used the word "shit" while talking about sanitation and got some silence for his trouble. Thereafter, he got euphemistic. Smart dude. Love his ideas; love his recognition of the big picture and the world looked at from inside ourselves. I hope the graduates took his words to heart. But like most of us after Sunday service, the world, once again, "is too much with us" and we lose the inspiration while dealing with the exigencies of life. The feeling of the speech reminds me in spirit of Steve Jobs' commencement address at Stanford. A wonderful plea to wake us all up to live our lives with purpose. O.K., Matt and Steve, I'll keep trying!

    Louie
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 3rd, 2016 10:58 am (UTC) (Link)

    Total Film

    From: iri_na_00 Date: June 3rd, 2016 02:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

    MIT

    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 3rd, 2016 02:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Funny MIT

    Ha, ha.

    https://twitter.com/cfmcfc/status/738440956643528704

    Paula
    From: iri_na_00 Date: June 3rd, 2016 02:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

    MIT

    Here too it is possible to watch the stream
    http://motto.time.com/4355707/watch-matt-damons-mit-commencement-speech-live/?xid=tcoshare
    the quality is better

    Edited at 2016-06-03 02:29 pm (UTC)
    From: iri_na_00 Date: June 3rd, 2016 02:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: MIT

    Just below- Past commencement speakers.Impressive
    http://tech.mit.edu/V135/N34/damon.html
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 3rd, 2016 02:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Martian

    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 3rd, 2016 05:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

    MIT Commencement Speech

    Matt's address was truly great.
    I know he always say he wouldn't run for office.
    But he should.
    He's a very inspiring person.

    PS: Glad to see all the family there.



    K.
    From: iri_na_00 Date: June 3rd, 2016 06:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

    MIT

    According to Twitter, Jason Bourne has lost today part of the British audience,unfortunately.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 3rd, 2016 09:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: MIT

    Great photo. So many extended family members were present.

    Thought the Brexit comment would be controversial, but every dig was very deliberate. Matt knew he had a movie to promote in a month but didn't care.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 3rd, 2016 10:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: MIT

    Love it.
    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 3rd, 2016 09:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Total Film

    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 4th, 2016 04:03 am (UTC) (Link)

    Box office

    Boxoffice.com is predicting an opening weekend of $65m and total domestic US gross of $195m for Jason Bourne. Just guesses, but educated guesses.

    http://pro.boxoffice.com/long-range-forecast-jason-bourne-bad-moms-nerve/

    Paula
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