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Manchester by the sea
  • Manchester by the sea opened in limited release last weekend before a wider release in coming weeks. Matt attended two Q&A sessions in LA on Sunday after screenings. A picture with moderator Leonard Maltin is on Leonard's twitter.

  • Matt and George Clooney played basketball with Tony Parker on George's court on the WB lot earlier this week during filming of Suburbicon.
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    From: iri_na_00 Date: November 21st, 2016 10:29 am (UTC) (Link)
    Some reviews from social networks:

    -Mike Potemra: Matt Damon was the producer, and he said in a Q&A at the Cinerama Dome tonight that when looks back at his career someday, he'll be proud that, when he had some leverage in the business, he used it to make a project like this. I agree; it's really hard to make movies about *people* these days, as opposed to superheroes or cartoon characters. Kudos to everyone involved with this one.
    -Gabriela Kostadinova: Had the immense pleasure of watching the masterpiece that "Manchester by the Sea" is and listening to its producer, Matt Damon, share some insight about the intimacy and complexity of the film, as well as how hard and rare it has become to make such movies in the industry with the general demographic looking for other genres. But this is one of those that need a moment to sink in after you're done watching - Genuine, real and heartfelt, focusing on the stories we usually turn our backs to. Absolutely highly recommend it!
    -Jessica Scozzola: Watch the film, "Manchester by the Sea." Matt Damon helped produce it. I was at the theaters tonight in hollywood watching the film and Matt Damon was there doing a Q&A period after. It was a good film with good acting. Matt's high intelligence was easily seen with the Q&A period. He made mention of the main producer of the film and the Director, how much they did for this film. He also made mention of how Casey Affleck did a great job with the acting.Matt and others pushed through the stops to making this film and they made it happen. Nice!
    -Sally Kerchner: Even if Matt Damon hadn't asked me to tell you about the movie, I would! Manchester By The Sea is a masterpiece. If you like movies that tell stories about people this movie is for you. It will make you cry more than laugh but it will keep you wanting more. Casey Affleck's performance is Oscar worth

    And a lot of the same opinions about the movie. I want to add that I am very, very sorry that Matt's not starred in this film. I have no doubt that its performance would not be worse than Affleck. I'm afraid that his instinct this time failed him.

    Edited at 2016-11-21 10:33 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 21st, 2016 08:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Nothing to do with instinct. Matt did not have time on his schedule to make the film.
    From: iri_na_00 Date: November 22nd, 2016 06:48 am (UTC) (Link)
    He could put away for later. The spare option was. Matt spoke if Kasey doesn't agree, then he will act in two years. I think that it wasn't necessary to give this role. Good small movies which Matt so loves meet very seldom.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 22nd, 2016 11:41 am (UTC) (Link)

    MBTS

    It is incredibly difficult to get movies like this financed. Matt knows how the business works and wasn't going to risk losing the movie by selfishly insisting that he be the one to star in it. He gave up acting to ensure that it got made and I'm sure he's content with his decision.
    Paula
    From: fitzgerald17 Date: November 22nd, 2016 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: MBTS

    Besides that, he loves Casey and I'm sure that he's more than happy to see everybody finally recognize his talent.
    From: fitzgerald17 Date: November 21st, 2016 05:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Ben

    From: iri_na_00 Date: November 21st, 2016 07:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Manchester by the sea

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 22nd, 2016 10:36 am (UTC) (Link)

    Omaze winner

    An interview with the Omaze winner about his night with Matt, Ben and Tom:

    http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/inside_track/2016/11/pizza_with_tom_brady_and_friends_a_little_surreal
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 22nd, 2016 11:43 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Omaze winner

    So cute. They are all just so in awe of Tom.
    Paula
    From: iri_na_00 Date: November 22nd, 2016 07:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Manchester by the sea

    Manchester by the Sea - Q&A
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3XgVOGozGs
    From: bumengbumeng Date: November 23rd, 2016 12:50 am (UTC) (Link)

    MBTS

    From: bumengbumeng Date: November 23rd, 2016 02:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Omaze

    From: iri_na_00 Date: November 26th, 2016 10:55 am (UTC) (Link)

    Jason Bourne

    I don't love boxing, but this scene of fight is my darling in the movie. It is a pity that she is such short.)

    Matt Damon shows he can take a punch in "Jason Bourne." And, this exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage from the Blu-Ray shows just how real his fight with bare knuckle boxing champ Brian Nichols got.
    https://www.accesshollywood.com/videos/jason-bourne-behind-the-scenes-blu-ray-exclusive/
    or
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_mIgS2MQKM

    Edited at 2016-11-26 01:30 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 26th, 2016 08:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Jason Bourne

    Anything with Matt shirtless is great! Haha!

    -Hanna
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 28th, 2016 02:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Jason Bourne

    And very sexy!
    From: iri_na_00 Date: November 27th, 2016 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Pic

    While there is no news a little bit positive. Here's a good photo of Matt and Lucy I found in open instagram of Kyle. June 2016
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BGRrCIqBI-z/
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 27th, 2016 06:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Pic

    Waow! Well found. Such a nice pic! Thanks.

    B.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 27th, 2016 11:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Pic

    The pirate award from MIT after the ceremony.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 28th, 2016 05:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Gotham Awards

    Do you think Matt will be attending the Gotham Awards tonight?
    Manchester by the Sea leads the nominations.


    S.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 29th, 2016 06:31 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Gotham Awards

    Matt didn't attend. Casey won Best Actor but the film didn't win any other awards.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 28th, 2016 10:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Incorporated

    Matt and Ben's 'Incorprated' debuts tonight on American TV. Nice review from Variety.

    http://variety.com/2016/tv/reviews/incorporated-syfy-review-dennis-haysbert-julia-ormond-ted-humphrey-1201923817/

    Paula
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 30th, 2016 01:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

    National Board of Review

    The National Board of Review picks Manchester for Best Picture.

    http://variety.com/2016/film/in-contention/manchester-by-the-sea-national-board-of-review-1201928950/

    Paula
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 30th, 2016 09:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: National Board of Review

    Also, they pick Casey for Best Actor.

    The general consensus seems to indicate that Casey is the front runner in his category, (even with the resurgence of old allegations against him)
    Lainey has an interesting perspective on this subject.

    There are a number of interesting movies in the race for the Oscars this year. Just to name a few: Moonlight seems to be MBTS'great rival, but also Jackie and Fences and of course La La Land (that many say is the favorite)

    S.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 30th, 2016 08:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Great Wall

    Nine minute long international trailer for The Great Wall.

    http://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/great-wall-gets-super-sized-9-minute-trailer/

    Paula
    From: iri_na_00 Date: December 1st, 2016 12:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Great Wall

    I hope that there is a history in this movie.
    From: bumengbumeng Date: December 1st, 2016 03:10 am (UTC) (Link)

    Suburbicon

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BNdQismjAK2/

    Edited at 2016-12-01 03:33 am (UTC)
    From: iri_na_00 Date: December 1st, 2016 12:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Suburbicon

    What growth these people? If Matt is considered low.
    From: bumengbumeng Date: December 1st, 2016 02:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

    The Great Wall

    From: (Anonymous) Date: December 3rd, 2016 12:02 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The Great Wall

    Here is the 8 minute-long trailer for those who still have not seen it
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gP8F3XH7xw
    From: iri_na_00 Date: December 3rd, 2016 06:23 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The Great Wall

    It is a pity that no one has uploaded a video on YouTube where the actors talk about the film. It is much more interesting.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: December 1st, 2016 08:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Critic's choise awards

    Interesting video, thanks. First time, I think, we see Matt talking about his character in this movie.

    MBTS is nominated for many awards for Critic's Choise Awards,and...Jason Bourne is nominated as Best action movie, as well as Matt as Best actor in an action movie!

    B.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: December 4th, 2016 12:17 am (UTC) (Link)

    Matt and Lucy

    Matt and Lucy out in LA on Friday night. She looks gorgeous.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3997810/Matt-Damon-wife-Luciana-Barroso-hold-hands-leaving-Hollywood-hotspot.html

    **
    It might have been for the Suburbicon wrap party (pics on IG). Julianne Moore just finished (or her stand-in did) and Matt should also be close to finishing.

    Edited at 2016-12-04 12:43 am (UTC)
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