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Hereafter, OneXOne
  • Details of the different fundraising events for OneXOne on Saturday are at the official website, with special guests to include John Legend and Lennox Lewis. A report on the lunchtime event is at the National Post:

    And, Oh: The officially unofficial Prime Minister, Frank McKenna, is set to host a lunch Saturday with his buddy and partner in philanthropy, Matt Damon. At the Bisha Presenation Centre downtown, that's where. A -- phew! -- daytime event. It's true, it really is. The luncheon is a private event, I understand, organized to help fete five years of the ONExONE organization, as well as the new launch of the Mirebalais hospital in Haiti with Partners in Health.

  • An interview with Clint Eastwood is previewed at the LA Times, with another article at the Vancouver Sun and a brief review at CTV.

    Clint Eastwood's new thriller about the afterlife isn't what people might expect from this 80-year-old icon. But Clint's walk into the "Hereafter" is a winner. The film follows three people across the globe who all can communicate with the dead. Matt Damon plays a reluctant American psychic whose strange abilities kibosh his love life. French actress Cecile de France portrays a Paris anchorwoman who can tap into the other side after surviving 2004's Indian Ocean tsunami. Twin actors Frankie and George McLaren play two London kids who cross death's veil during the city's subway bombings. Eastwood intertwines these lives with a finesse that's never overplayed, and leaves us spooked by our own mortality even in the safest light of day.

  • Hallie Steinfeld discussed the set of True Grit for the first time here:

    Steinfeld: "Jeff [Bridges] has a game called Pass the Pigs—you roll these teeny plastic pigs and get points based on how they land. Everyone got so intense about it that you'd think they were playing for money."

  • There is still no script for Rounders 2 yet, according to the writers.
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    loganx2 From: loganx2 Date: September 8th, 2010 10:12 am (UTC) (Link)
    If the Ctv review is right, then it sounds like they have changed the Hereafter script from the one I read a while ago, or I'm just not remembering things right.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 8th, 2010 11:02 am (UTC) (Link)
    The CTV preview/review does reflect the other comments on the film so far. The online script was so empty it left no impression on me whatsoever.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 8th, 2010 09:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

    30 Rock

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 9th, 2010 02:09 am (UTC) (Link)

    LA Times article

    The Eastwood article is now available:

    Includes this quote:

    "Matt is a gem to work with," Eastwood said. "A lot of guys will count sides [the pages in the script] and look at something like this and say, 'Well, there's three stories and I'm only in one of them.' He saw the value of the overall project and he's a writer and he really liked the story. I like the character — he has this knack but he can't stand it. He's reticent and he doesn't want to connect with the dead and he can't connect with the living."
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 9th, 2010 03:04 am (UTC) (Link)


    Matt's also quoted in an AP article about the Toronto festival:


    “It’s way more laid back,” said Damon, who stars in Eastwood’s “Hereafter,” a drama centered on three characters with unusual connections to the afterlife, and also narrates “Inside Job,” director Charles Ferguson’s documentary about the 2008 economic crisis. Both films play Toronto ahead of their theatrical release in October.

    “I like festivals in general as an alternative to the premieres, because you end up getting a bunch of filmmakers in the same place, and you can run around, catch other people’s movies. You’re always bumping into friends,” Damon said.
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