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Contagion release date change
  • Contagion's release date has been moved up from 21 October to 9 September. The Playlist provided details of a recent test screening.

    A reader recently caught a test screening for the film and sent us their reactions saying it was “incredibly intense, disturbing and way too feasible to not feel slightly sick to your stomach the whole time.” They said that “the uneasiness that the film creates is similar to that while reading ‘The Road,’ in that the horror comes from the situation, but also the truths in what this type of situation can bring out in human nature.” With multiple storylines, our source told us, “this is just great storytelling. There are several complicated pieces to the puzzle and everyone is making ethically questionable decisions, yet the virus itself makes for a sinister enough antagonist that there’s still a clear foe to be fought.”

  • Matt is already in Vancouver ahead of a late July start date for Elysium.

  • Matt attended a U2 concert in Baltimore with John Krasinski last week.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 28th, 2011 02:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

    LA House

    Apparently the house that Matt and Ben lived in while writing "Good Will Hunting" is up for sale.
    It's so cute and quirky!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 28th, 2011 10:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: LA House

    It's not the first time it's been on the market in recent years. But the claims may be dubious.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 29th, 2011 10:49 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Release of Contagion

    Could you please tell me if Contagion will be released in Australia in September?
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 29th, 2011 12:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Release of Contagion

    One source has 20 October for Contagion and a 26 December date for We Bought A Zoo. Both could change (and may not actually be accurate).

    IMDB has a listed date of 3 December for Contagion.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 29th, 2011 11:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Adjustment Bureau doing well on DVD

    Adjustment Bureau topped Blu-ray and DVD sales in its first week:


    loganx2 From: loganx2 Date: June 29th, 2011 11:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Actor Hal Holbrook recently said some very nice things about Matt at an Actors Fund party.

    He said he still finds inspiration in watching other talented actors and said he was recently very impressed with Matt Damon's performance in Invictus and Hereafter.

    "Beautiful work -- the character he played. I'm so impressed with his acting. He's wonderful, not showy but a great human being. I just saw Invictus and the movie Hereafter really got to me."


    and according to this tweet Elysium has already started filming.

    ElishiaSahota: Heading Downtown for a Lovely night out! "Elysium" tomorrow with Matt Damon and Jodie Foster...and then it's... http://fb.me/YLZe0VYZ

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 30th, 2011 02:06 am (UTC) (Link)


    Hi loganx. Sorry the post didn't come up straight away (livejournal's marking anything with a link as suspicious and not posting directly). If you could email me (address is in user info section), there's something I'd like to clarify.

    Matt's been in Vancouver for a few days and the only sightings are from local gyms. Officially the start date hasn't changed, so I'm not sure if he's there for pre-production meetings, wardrobe and makeup tests etc. But she definitely says she's filming in coming days.

    Edited at 2011-06-30 02:19 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 30th, 2011 02:02 am (UTC) (Link)

    Interview with new quotes

    The interview is old (time of Adjustment Bureau press junket) but some of the quotes are new - no actual references to Superman despite the title:


    Edited at 2011-06-30 02:08 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 30th, 2011 10:29 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Interview with new quotes

    This is my best part:

    The whole star system has changed drastically. Nowadays almost anybody can be a star overnight.

    Matt: Thank God for that. The reality shows that are in all the magazines, I don’t know who any of them are but I’m so grateful because it’s a match made in heaven that they want to be in those magazines.

    hahaha I thought that was a very intelligent and clever remark.

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