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Elysium, various
  • Actor William Fichtner discussed Elysium at Aint-it-cool-news and Starpulse, including:

    William Fichtner: Let me tell you something. I had to do a little ADR (additional dialogue recording) on Elysium… I can’t really tell you what it is, but I had an out loud vocal reaction of how freakin’ cool it was.

    You know how there are no new things? There’s no new war movie, there’s war movies. Over time stuff like The Deer Hunter and Platoon ups it. All of a sudden somebody presents it to you in a way you’ve never seen before. It’s a new bar, a new mark of definitively telling you what something is. In the clips I saw from Elysium I felt like it did that. It really felt like I never saw that movie. It redefined something.

  • Debbie Reynolds discussed Behind the Candelabra at NPR:

    If you want to see more of Debbie Reynolds, she's playing pianist Liberace's mother in a new biopic coming to HBO in May — Michael Douglas stars as the flamboyant musician and Matt Damon as his lover. "I'm working all the time; I've never stopped working," she says. "This is a really good picture. They dwell a lot on sex, which I didn't love, but it is part of any single man's life. But he was a great entertainer, great pianist, good friend and a wonderful person, and I enjoyed playing his mother," complete with Polish accent, "because I knew her in person, in life, and I put a prosthetic nose on so I could look just like her. I think everyone'll enjoy it. Just close your eyes at some scenes that are kinda sexy."

  • The foreword Matt wrote for The B.A.A. at 125: The Official History of the Boston Athletic Association, 1887-2012 is reprinted at the Boston Globe, including:

    Boston is a sports town. Admittedly, there are those who suggest that we natives take our sports a bit too seriously, but rarely do these critics hail from Boston. Some of my most vivid childhood sports memories took form in the early 1980s at Fenway Park, the Boston Garden, and by the side of the road near the fire station on Commonwealth Avenue in Newton.

    My brother also fell victim to the Boston Marathon’s seduction. With me serving as water boy, Kyle earned his spot in the Hopkinton corrals at the Las Vegas Marathon in February 2000. Then in April, in a cathartic reenactment of our Comm. Ave. exploits of exactly 20 years prior, he positioned his two boys at the same spot where we rooted on our dad. The drama was enough to propel my brother to literally follow our dad’s footsteps and also run the race four times. To this day both my father and brother have their bib numbers archived with their most prized possessions and describe their experiences as some of the most emotional moments of their lives.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 1st, 2013 09:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Elysium screening


    Notice that neill and sharlto will be there in person and matt is joining via satellite.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 2nd, 2013 01:29 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Elysium screening

    Thanks for that - it is probably the release of the trailer, which is expected to be attached to screenings of 'Oblivion'. Matt is there via satellite possibly from his wedding location.
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: April 2nd, 2013 03:37 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Elysium screening

    Thanks for this heads up!!! I just got a pass to attend!! I'll report back on here :)

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 2nd, 2013 07:59 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Elysium screening

    Even more intriguing... This German site claims Matt will be present in person at a Berlin cinema on 8 April for the event, which will include the trailer and some clips. Matt will also be on hand for a Q&A.

    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 2nd, 2013 12:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Elysium screening

    Interesting indeed. Unless they re trying to throw people off.
    I remember someone mentioning that maybe wrong dates for the renewal were released on purpose to keep it a secret. I can't believe the resort would be so unprofessional as to release private information so it maybe a possibility. . We shall see.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 3rd, 2013 01:47 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Elysium screening

    There have been sightings of Matt on the island (possibly false) since Sunday.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 3rd, 2013 04:43 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Elysium screening

    Hmmm I haven't seen that. The last sighting I saw posted of him was from Saturday in ny. Haven't seen anything since.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 3rd, 2013 07:10 am (UTC) (Link)


    A NY Post story which says the wedding will be in 10 days. That really wasn't that hard to work out as the venue is blocked out for bookings for three days only on its website.


    The 'Life and Style' article in the magazine had only one extra line from the online version: "The parents of four fell in love with the ritzy resort in St Lucia after ringing in 2013 there together, adds the insider."
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 2nd, 2013 01:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Elysium screening

    It shouldn't be that surprising that Matt is going to be back in Berlin in April. Jean has said that he is only shooting for 15days on the film in april. Jeans character interacts with Matt character and is the one who introduces him to Cates character so of course Matt would have to be back then to shoot scenes with him. Probably only for a day or two though.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 2nd, 2013 02:42 am (UTC) (Link)


    The Armadyne site has been updated. Very cool, and nicely detailed!

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 4th, 2013 09:25 am (UTC) (Link)

    Berlin update

    It looks like Matt is back in Berlin - photos are likely to appear online shortly:

    Newspusher Celebrity ‏@NP_Celebrities 3m
    George Clooney and Matt Damon wearing uniform at the set of the movie "The Monuments Men" at "Clärchens Ballhaus" in Berlin http://dlvr.it/3B0lgy

    Edited at 2013-04-04 09:26 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 5th, 2013 08:04 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Set photos

    More photos coming - from Newspusher:

    EXCLUSIVE: Cate Blanchett with his sons, George Clooney and Matt Damon at the set of the movie "The Monuments Men" at "Paris Bar" in Berlin.

    Video footage from the earlier set:

    A photo of Matt and George on the set and Cate with her son on set:


    Edited at 2013-04-05 12:04 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 4th, 2013 05:46 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Some very nice comments from ABC talking heads and a People staffer talking about Matt. Love from all, of course. How can ya not love Matt?
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 5th, 2013 01:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Observer magazine

    With Promised Land about to open in the UK, it looks like Matt is on the cover of the next Observer magazine (with a rather misleading title):

    Megan Conner ‏@megconner 6m
    This Sunday's mag has arrived in the office. #mattdamon #observermagazine pic.twitter.com/CdZ1p51hG5
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 5th, 2013 11:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Monuments Men casting

    This has not been confirmed (but Ruben is an established showbiz journalist):

    ruben nepales ‏@nepalesruben 2h
    Just talked to Eddie Redmayne at a restaurant tonight in Berlin. He's in Berlin for George Clooney's The Monuments Men.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 6th, 2013 03:25 am (UTC) (Link)

    Naeem Khan

    Footage of Matt, Lucy and Michelle Merkin backstage at the Naeem Khan show.

    New Elysium photos:
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