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  • The Monuments Men will now open on 7 February 2014 and may premiere at the Berlin Film Festival. A report with quotes from George Clooney is at Deadline.

    There is another good reason for swapping dates. As soon as he finishes Monuments Men, Clooney said he will be shooting the Brad Bird-directed Disney film Tomorrowland until mid-January. “I wasn’t going to be able to do much publicity for Monuments Men, which certainly factored into us saying, why are we running like crazy to get this out for a Christmas release, when that has become all about chasing Oscars?

    “We’ve been very clear that we’re trying to make our first un-cynical film, a commercial movie,” he said. “You can tell by the cast we put together that it’s going to have light tones to it. We never thought that chasing Oscars was our play, we said it from the first interview. This is a movie we want audiences to see without alienating people like a lot of our films have. What I loved was that Sony and Fox listened and said, OK, let’s get out of here. We’d rather the movie be successful and have you put it out when you’re comfortable with how it looks. This is a period film and it can’t look like CG. It has to look like it’s real. We’re close, but we’re not there yet.”

  • More photos from Matt's Game 1 appearance at Fenway are at NESN and the Boston Herald, with an after-game report at the Boston Globe. Matt left Boston early on Thursday and didn't stay for Game 2.

    We’re told that Matt Damon and his dad had beers at Forum on Boylston Street after the game on Wednesday night.
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 25th, 2013 03:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

    People, poster

    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 25th, 2013 08:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: People, poster

    Another great shot of Matt. Dang, he is so freaking handsome!

    It's lovely hat he was able to share such a memorable time with his dad. But, the Cards won the second game (yay!). Doubtless it was because Matt wasn't there lending the Sox his mojo. Stay away, Matt! Ha.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 25th, 2013 10:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: People, poster

    Another nice pic of Matt, dad and Miles:


    Wonder if Matt will go to St Louis for a game, as that's where Ben is currently filming (though back in LA yesterday).

    Edited at 2013-10-25 11:54 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 26th, 2013 01:05 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: People, poster

    Ben wrapped filming in Missouri on Tuesday and returned to LA Tuesday night. I worked as an assistant for one of the producers on Gone Girl. Ben filmed 2 weeks then had a 1 week break where he left town back to his family then he returned for another 2 weeks then returned to LA. Rest of the filming will continue in LA soon
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 26th, 2013 01:34 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: People, poster

    Thanks for the info.
    fun_demented From: fun_demented Date: October 25th, 2013 08:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
    thank you
    Reo Roma From: Reo Roma Date: October 25th, 2013 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Matt and dad

    Wish I had beer and pizza with them.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 25th, 2013 11:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Us magazine, various

    There's a short item about Matt in this week's Us magazine, according to the index (probably only a photo from the awards and the People quote). Update - it was just the quotes from People and the photo from People they posted online.

    Tom Papa was also probably with the group on Sunday at the farm according to photos on his Twitter on the same day (and same place).

    Us pic of Matt at the Sox game:

    A photo of Matt photobombing Kenny Chesney at the game:

    Edited at 2013-10-27 12:58 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 27th, 2013 05:38 am (UTC) (Link)


    Photos of Matt and family trying to avoid photographers at Nobu Malibu for lunch on Saturday are at isopix.be

    That was a great game 3.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 27th, 2013 07:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Saturday

    It was a great game, but so tense! This series has taken a year off my life already. Although the umpire without a doubt made the correct call, it's a shame to have the game end that way. It was bizarre! But that's one of the things I love about baseball. No matter how many games you've seen, there's always the possibility of seeing something you never saw before.

    Go Cards!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 27th, 2013 08:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Saturday

    I've only ever seen the games this week on TV but they are great to watch (although many rules make no sense to me).

    Nobu photos:
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 27th, 2013 11:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Saturday

    Hmmmm... Interesting. It's so unusual for Matt to try to shield his face from the paps like that. Those LA paps must be really awful if they're getting to an easygoing guy like Matt. :-(
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 28th, 2013 01:10 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Saturday

    He was also shielding his face at the gym earlier this week with no family around. Unusual.
    From: tsgpinkblack Date: October 28th, 2013 02:16 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Saturday

    I knew this would happen one day about after Matt and family moved to L.A. Matt would be change to a different person about dealing with the paparazzi in L.A.

    Edited at 2013-10-28 02:17 am (UTC)
    fun_demented From: fun_demented Date: November 1st, 2013 05:40 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Saturday

    I've seen old vids of him shielding his face. found the clip. I was surprised. i guess he just does it sometimes. or for some moments. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VVm2cn0FA0

    Edited at 2013-11-01 05:49 am (UTC)
    From: tsgpinkblack Date: November 1st, 2013 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Saturday

    I seen that one before that was the year, 2011 when he stayed in L.A. for filming We Bought A Zoo.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 28th, 2013 02:45 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Saturday

    What photos at the gym? I didn't see them. Are they here? :)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 28th, 2013 04:12 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Saturday

    There were some at isopix.be last week (not picked up by the photo agencies).
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 28th, 2013 04:27 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Saturday

    Thank you!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 28th, 2013 11:30 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Saturday

    Those pics don't look too bad but the caption at one agency was Matt avoiding photographers or something similar.
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: October 28th, 2013 01:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Matt's Hollywood Star

    A few threads back I posted this but it may have gotten lost in the shuffle. I contacted the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce regarding the deterioration of Matt's star and negligence in repair over the past two months. I got these positive replies!

    "This area is slated for work beginning just after January 1, 2014. Meanwhile, we will have it patched temporarily. Thanks much for letting us know; we really appreciate it, it is hard to always know which ones need repair, so we much appreciate your letting us know."
    "It was patched yesterday (10/22/13)and will completely re-done after the first of the year. No ceremony, it will just be re-set when we are re-doing that entire area beginning in january. We re-use the brass, but it will stay in the same place."
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 28th, 2013 04:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt's Hollywood Star

    Thanks for taking care of this Gregory! It's unfortunate that it had to be a fan instead of Matt's management. :-/
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 28th, 2013 07:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt's Hollywood Star

    That's great!
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: November 1st, 2013 10:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt's Hollywood Star

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 30th, 2013 01:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Matt and Lance Armstrong

    A photo of Matt, Lance Armstrong and Frank Marshall on the set of Bourne Supremacy in 2003:

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 30th, 2013 09:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Game 6 at Fenway

    Anyone else having some Good Will Hunting flashbacks with Game 6 at Fenway reliving the Carlton Fisk story?

    I've seen one comment that Matt is in Boston, but it's not confirmed.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 30th, 2013 09:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Game 6 at Fenway

    No, no, Matt needs to keep his mojo away from Fenway! And it needs to be the Cardinals having a "Fisk moment"! The Cardinals need to take this game! Go away Matty! Wacha Wacha!!!
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