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Entourage reactions, filming continues
  • Reviews of the season finale of Entourage and Matt's praised performance are Backstage, IGN, The Wrap, LA Times, Ecorazzi and Newsday (excerpt below). Series creator/writer Doug Ellin talks about Matt's appearance (and says "He's literally the nicest guy in the world") at the official site. The after-the-credits clip featuring Matt is available at the Ecorazzi site.

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    Nothing subtle about writer props in the "Entourage" Season 6 finale. Everything Matt Damon did in this episode was absolutely hilarious.

    From his berating of Vince to his questioning of who Drama was, Damon instantly became the best guest star of Season 6, and is in the conversation for best one-episode guest spot of all time.

    Plus, he allowed Drama to deliver this gem, a runner-up for the BPL: "He Jason Bourned me."

  • Photos of Matt and Emily Blunt on the set of The Adjustment Bureau in New York on Monday are at PopSugar, ICYDK, Accidental Sexiness, Bauer Griffin, X17, Us, and many others. Tim Robbins also visited the set.

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  • There was a test screening for Green Zone, attended by director Paul Greengrass, on Monday night.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 6th, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Matt's Second Epilogue

    I thought Matt's sequence directing Vince was as far as he would go in demonstrating anger, but he was clearly just building character. When, in the epilogue to the finale, he blows the top off his pressure cooker, squeezes every last erg of energy into his tirade, and dissolves into exhausted weeping, I had to actually stand up and applaud the truth and execution of what he was doing. That he managed to make us laugh so hard while doing it is just a testament to his artistry. O.K., everyone knows this; I just had to say it.

    But I was struck by the coda in which he apologizes to Vince. He says how tired he is. I couldn't help wondering if Matt, dynamo of energy and activity that he is, isn't getting totally exhausted in reality with all his endeavors. I hope he's taking good care of himself. You can tell he's got so much more high-level work to do.

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 7th, 2009 09:11 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt's Second Epilogue

    I agree that Matt's incredibly busy, almost all of the time. In some interviews for The Informant from Toronto, he's almost falling asleep (Access Hollywood intv). But then he was also up late every night/morning in Toronto drinking with friends. So that's partly his own fault.

    But for a while there he was doing non-stop promotion mixed in with filming for AB. It's so strange that when any celeb is meant to be at their best promoting a project, they're usually completely exhausted due to the media demands.

    And it was amusing that Matt said during the press rounds that in his limited free time, he's reading about poverty issues/humanitarian projects. He said years ago that he had no real hobby outside making movies. And apart from now having a family, he seemingly has no real time-out except from filming, spending time with family, and working out. The other 'job' he has is being "on" for the public whenever they demand it.

    And that pressure will exhaust him eventually. Hopefully he's got it all under control.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 9th, 2009 01:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt's Second Epilogue

    The "having a family" is a huge, very demanding job that no one fully realizes until they have done it and are in the middle of it. An 11 year old has one set of issues and problems and demands. Then 2 preschoolers are very physically demanding as well as playing with them, keeping them fed, clean and happy. If Matt is trying to do all that he used to do on top of his family committments, then that just won't work. It's physically impossible. Something has to give. I think the move to NY is a step in trying to solve this dilemma but it may not be enough.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 7th, 2009 08:22 am (UTC) (Link)

    Parade magazine

    Matt's featured in the next Parade magazine:


    PARADE will help launch the America's Giving Challenge 2009 with a cover story on October 11 by Matt Damon. In addition to being a Hollywood superstar, Damon is also a passionate philanthropist. In his PARADE article, he encourages the magazine's 73 million readers to "find out what you can do to make a difference. Take five minutes to educate yourself on an issue you didn't know about before. Then tell somebody else. Or make a small donation, if you can. Every dollar counts."
    From: ilario1 Date: October 7th, 2009 06:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Parade magazine

    I just love him. What a big heart he has.
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