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True Grit, various
  • The Lampasas Dispatch Record has a few articles on True Grit filming in the Lampasas, Texas, area a few months ago. This article features a local extra, this article discusses filming on a local ranch, and in this article, a local shopowner discusses serving Matt flowers.

    Through acquaintances and the Texas Film Commission, the area landowners researched the logistical details of hosting a movie set before agreeing to open their property to moviemakers. Preparation of the filming site by the Colorado River — which included relocating cattle and horses, working on roads, and clearing some trees and brush to make the terrain match the movie scene’s bare, wintry setting — began at the end of April. Crew members built most of their props for the movie scene at the ranch.

    The scene — likely to be featured early in the movie and to last between 90 seconds and five minutes — depicts a teenage girl, Mattie Ross (played by Hailee Steinfeld), swimming the Arkansas River on her horse to catch up to U.S. Marshal Reuben J. “Rooster” Cogburn (Jeff Bridges) and a Texas Ranger named LeBoef (Matt Damon). The lawmen are pursuing Mattie’s father’s killer, who fled into the Indian Territory.

  • A People sighting from 31 July.

    Matt Damon and pregnant wife Luciana, ordering takeout from Bubba's Burger in Hanalei, Hawaii. As they waited for their meal, Damon signed several autographs. People noticed the actor and his wife, who looked tan and relaxed, though many didn't bother him.

  • Water.org is being featured on CNN's Impact your world series this week.

  • Jerry Bruckheimer has told Empire magazine that he wants to work with Matt.

  • Matt and his family are continuing their vacation in Hawaii, and have now been joined by Don Cheadle.
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 9th, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

    30 Rock

    Katrina Bowden says Matt will be back on 30 Rock this season:


    He may look his hunky best as an action hero, but Matt Damon was adorable as Tina Fey’s bumbling love interest on 30 Rock’s fourth season finale - and according to cast member Katrina Bowden, the actor will return to his role on the hit sitcom. “We don’t know what all of the surprises are going to be, but I can tell you that Matt Damon is coming back this season for some appearances,” the gorgeous Katrina said at the AXE Lounge in Southampton, N.Y., on August 7. It looks like Tina’s unlucky-in-love Liz Lemon may finally find her match in Matt’s goofy airline pilot, Carol. Catch 30 Rock’s fifth season premiere September 23 on NBC.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 12th, 2010 02:32 am (UTC) (Link)

    We bought a zoo

    An article on Ben Mee and Darmoor Zoo, which is still struggling financially and may go under before the movie is released:

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 13th, 2010 02:15 am (UTC) (Link)

    Hereafter praise from LA Times

    Via In Contention:

    On Tuesday, I caught an early screening of Clint Eastwood’s upcoming film, “Hereafter,” and though it’s too early for a mini-review, let’s just say that Eastwood, who turned 80 this year, is still The Man when it comes to making movies, showing off a range and depth that puts him right up there with John Huston, Robert Altman and the other great old masters from past ages.

    The effects work on the film was due to be finished this week.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 13th, 2010 04:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Hereafter praise from LA Times

    Nice to be hearing something positive this early - it would seem to bode well.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 13th, 2010 09:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Hereafter praise from LA Times

    The first photos from Hereafter (with Matt) and True Grit (not with Matt). Also quotes from Matt for both.


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