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Contagion released
  • Contagion is on track for a number one opening of about $22 million. A summary of reviews about Matt's performance in the film is at the Hollywood Reporter.

  • A report on the billboard created by Warner Bros Canada using live bacteria to promote Contagion is at the Vancouver Sun, with a video at YouTube.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow released personal photos from the Venice Film Festival on her website.

  • A print interview with Matt from the New York premiere is at New York magazine. In a video interview at Fox LA Matt says he is in the best shape of his career (take note Daily Mail). Matt talked a little more about Elysium to MTV:

    These days, Damon is focused on "Elysium," the super secret project from "District 9" director Neill Blomkamp, which he says is "going really well" and has forced him to rock that very bald head. So, why a bald head? He simply had this to say: "Ask Neill Blomkamp; he's a very visual guy and this was a part of his idea."
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 10th, 2011 11:50 pm (UTC) (Link)


    A few more fun video interviews:


    Max Double Take

    Box office report and Cinemascore of B-:

    Warner Bros. and Participant Media’s Contagion, starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Marion Cotillard, Jude Law,Laurence Fisburne and Kate Winslet as a team of CDC doctors trying to stop a worldwide viral epidemic, should easily win the weekend race with $20 million to $22 million. The pic received a B- CinemaScore, with more than 80% of the audience over the age of 25.

    Edited at 2011-09-10 11:54 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 11th, 2011 02:19 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Videos

    I just had to comment and say the uncensored video was so funny. Thanks for keeping us up to date.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 11th, 2011 02:59 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Videos

    Carrie seems to do videos with Matt for every junket and they're always very funny. Must be nice for that kind of interview in between interminable questions about germs and washing hands.
    loganx2 From: loganx2 Date: September 11th, 2011 01:43 am (UTC) (Link)
    Matt lost the best guest actor award to Justin Timberlake. Not shocking but still yuck.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 11th, 2011 01:45 am (UTC) (Link)
    I saw 'Friends with benefits' yesterday. He's just not a good actor.

    And Gwyneth won the female category.

    Slightly off-topic - here's a review for 'Pearl Jam 20', Cameron Crowe's last film before 'We bought a zoo':


    Edited at 2011-09-11 01:49 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 11th, 2011 03:16 am (UTC) (Link)


    Has anybody seen Contagion? Thoughts?
    loganx2 From: loganx2 Date: September 11th, 2011 03:24 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Contagion

    I saw it this afternoon. It was good. It was a little slow in the middle, but still very good. Matt is great (he has two really great scenes that I really loved), but Kate and Jennifer my two faves in the movie.

    I hope the box office holds up, between football season starting tomorrow and 9/11 I'm a little worried.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 11th, 2011 06:18 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Contagion

    It's holding up so far - +20% on Saturday, and we'll see how it does on Sunday.

    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 11th, 2011 09:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Contagion

    It's a good showing for a mid-September movie and shows that it is a well-made movie.
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