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The Martian
  • Three minutes of footage from The Martian was shown to audiences at CinemaCon as part of Fox's 2015 presentation to a very positive reception. A lengthy description is available here and here, including:

    The Martian was absolutely the standout film from Fox’s CinemaCon 2015 presentation (a gathering of cinema owners and film industry professionals). This is the gritty, space survivalist film we have been waiting for. No woo-science, no blubbering, no imaginary conversations with imaginary George Clooney — what I saw was a man abandoned on a planet that he is going to fix with science. No, really — the part that put me firmly in the “I must see this” camp for The Martian was after Matt Damon (who plays abandoned Astronaut Mark Watney) realizes that he only has enough food and oxygen for 30 days and says, “I’m going to have to science the shit out of this.” Fuck yes you are.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 24th, 2015 07:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Martian news

    The absolute best news for me in these very positive early reports is the wonderful humor in the books appears to be present. Scott, while a giant in the realm of visuals, is not known for either humor or exceptionally strong scripts. But this story and character a both so great, and the book has so many great lines, that if Scott just hands that part off to Matt and the rest of the fine cast it could be a fabulous marriage.

    Soooooo excited!

    So, when do you think we might start seeing some of this footage?
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 24th, 2015 11:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Martian news

    Someone on an IMDB thread claimed the trailer would be out next month with Tomorrowland. Possible.

    There was a sighting of Matt in Hong Kong so he could be there with Pedro Pascal. Pascal posted a pic on a beach at Sai Kung.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 24th, 2015 11:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Hong Kong

    Yes, Matt and family are in Hong Kong. B also linked to this in the last post.


    Edited at 2015-04-25 02:02 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 25th, 2015 11:42 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Hong Kong

    No weird hair!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 28th, 2015 12:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Hong Kong

    Another pic at a HK restaurant, although Matt's not visible:

    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 30th, 2015 05:56 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Hong Kong

    Some pictures in Hong Kong.

    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 30th, 2015 07:55 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Hong Kong

    Woah! Great pics although a little intrusive! It`s so nice to see all the family together. They look beautiful and having good time. Such a great travel and experience for the girls. And we can at last see the famous ponytail!!Matt's look is so fun.
    Thanks very much for these photos.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 30th, 2015 09:14 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Hong Kong

    Are there any other way to view the pictures without having to registre on Weibo?

    If not - glad to hear they are all together
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 30th, 2015 11:02 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Hong Kong


    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 30th, 2015 07:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Hong Kong

    Thank you!

    So adorable. Yes, it is kind of intrusive, but mostly they are in public places. That first photo of Stella joyously charging away while the two of them look concerned reminds me of Matt"s comment that Stella "came here to do stuff." Ha.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 30th, 2015 11:44 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Hong Kong

    I couldn't wait - and registred. That look is growing on me. So handsome!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 30th, 2015 01:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Hong Kong

    Thank you so much for sharing these links - we're definitely not seeing these photos elsewhere. Great to see Matt, family and friends enjoying themselves on a break from filming.
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: April 30th, 2015 09:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Hong Kong

    Very unusual look for him. I'm more curious about this film now than I am "Martian". I especially like the one of him and Lucy strolling the street. Did you all notice the one where Lucy has her hand on his head like she's smoothing out his hair?

    Edited at 2015-04-30 09:21 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 30th, 2015 09:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Hong Kong

    Since the comment about being more curious about this movie is from a person who, however nice, and fun, and charming, has STILL not experience the absolute JOY that is to be gained from reading that FUTURE CLASSIC, "The Martian", I will sportingly avert my eyes from that portion of his remarks, and pretend I never read them. :-)

    And I did notice that pic. Doubtless she doesn't want any more posts from us about how "weird" his hair looks! :-). My fave shots are the one with Gia lounging in his lap - adorable - and Stella rambling about. I bet they have their hands full with that one.


    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: May 1st, 2015 01:20 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Hong Kong

    Oh Paula you are too kind and generous by averting your eyes :)
    Will you come to LA for one of these premieres?? Maybe we can go together and I'll introduce you to Matty since we are old buds :) I did get into the Elysium premiere!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 30th, 2015 02:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Hong Kong

    Matt looks suprisingly cute with long hair! I love the ponytail look!
    His daughters are getting so big to!

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 28th, 2015 10:27 pm (UTC) (Link)


    The filming looks to have moved to Qingdao on the coast - Jason Walsh (Risemovement) has posted some cool pics there on his IG.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 30th, 2015 12:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Long hair looks great on him, he's so beautiful in these photos.
    Am I wrong or in a photo (in the second page) Pedro Pascal is holding Isabella's hand?
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 30th, 2015 01:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Yes, that's definitely Pedro with one of the girls.

    Wonder if Pedro could be a Chilean Bourne villain.

    Edited at 2015-04-30 01:23 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 30th, 2015 09:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Pedro Bourne villain

    I like that idea! Bourne hasn't been to South America yet.
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: May 1st, 2015 01:22 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Pedro Bourne villain

    Hmm maybe that's where he's been hiding all these years?? Maybe even Argentina (hint hint) Time for some more Matt speaking Spanglish.

    Edited at 2015-05-01 01:22 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 30th, 2015 07:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Hong-Kong again

    Another pic with a fan :


    And on the previous pics, we can also see Colin.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: May 1st, 2015 01:43 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Jason Walsh posts a pic with Stella (I think it's Stella):


    My protégé. She told me I have to make that face, it helps us look tough #Qingdao #china

    Edited at 2015-05-01 01:43 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 1st, 2015 02:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Stella

    :) :) :) So cute! Stella seems to have a playful character and knows what she wants! Certainly everybody is mushy in front of a so cute little girl! Matt the first...
    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 1st, 2015 05:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Stella

    She's adorable.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 1st, 2015 08:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Stella

    Lol, nobody better mess with that girl!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 1st, 2015 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Matt is looking very good!
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