Log in

No account? Create an account
entries friends calendar profile The Matt Damon Column Previous Previous Next Next
Matt Damon News Column
Martian poster, previews
  • A preview of The Martian from the website of the Toronto Film Festival, which also notes the running time is 130 minutes and the rating is 14A in Canada (PG-13 in the US):

    An interplanetary epic of ingenuity, heroism, and high adventure, The Martian is that rare work of science fiction that's bursting with optimism.

    A galactic spin on Saving Private Ryan (in which Damon played the titular role), The Martian pays thrilling homage to those brave souls who make profound sacrifices when destiny calls upon them. Enormously entertaining and intelligent, the film is an ode to humankind's enduring thirst for discovery and our fascination with far-flung worlds. And it all unfolds in some of the most spectacular 3D imagery yet to have graced the cinema.

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor has seen a final cut - from Den of Geek, thanks to Rose:

    "Have you seen any of The Martian yet?"
    I’ve seen the film. It’s amazing. I think Ridley is extraordinary. And Matt Damon I think is absolutely fantastic in the movie. He’s a tireless actor. So yeah, I’m really excited for people to see it. It’s a beautiful film. Beautifully done. And a great book as well."

  • A new UK poster for The Martian:

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

  • Matt provided some Bourne 5 plot and location details - via Buzzfeed. The film starts production this week in Tenerife:

    he Bourne Legacy continued the franchise with a new character and a new star (Jeremy Renner) in 2012, but next week, Damon will start production on the fourth film featuring Jason Bourne, due out in July 2016.

    “We always looked at those movies as really about the Bush presidency, and so we kind of had to wait for the world to change,” Damon told BuzzFeed News of the lag time between films during an interview about his upcoming movie The Martian. “What does the character have to say?”

    “Without giving too much of it away, it’s Bourne through an austerity-riddled Europe and in a post-Snowden world,” Damon said. “It seems like enough has changed, you know? There are all these kinds of arguments about spying and civil liberties and the nature of democracy.”
  • 32 comments or Leave a comment
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 1st, 2015 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Bourne against Vincent Cassel

    Matt will fight against Vincent Cassel for the second time (remember Ocean 12):
    Vincent Cassel is set to play the villain in the next installment of the Jason Bourne franchise starring Matt Damon.)


    Greg, I'm very sorry for you if you have a herniated disc! I hope it doesn't hurt too much.

    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 1st, 2015 10:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Bourne against Vincent Cassel

    Nice actor, but a big comedown from Viggo Mortenson.
    From: cindiest Date: September 2nd, 2015 04:58 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Bourne against Vincent Cassel

    Thank you.
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: September 2nd, 2015 06:53 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Bourne against Vincent Cassel

    Thanks B. that's very thoughtful of you. I don't know for sure if I do. Long story short. I slipped at work several years ago, had a bad lower back pain that eventually went away and then one day was bending over and as I rose up, had excruciating pain up and down the side of my back down my sciatica. To be honest I haven't had it looked at since I didn't have good health insurance for many years. Additionally, my previous job required a lot of standing so it would flare up sometimes. As of late I don't have flare ups but I have to be careful lifting and how I bend etc. I really should have it looked into.
    From: cindiest Date: September 2nd, 2015 04:58 am (UTC) (Link)
    Thank you.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 2nd, 2015 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Rating via IMDB post

    The Martian - Rated PG-13 for some strong language, injury images, and brief nudity.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 2nd, 2015 06:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Rating via IMDB post

    PG-13 is the sensible way to go. The book obviously has a lot more R language, but that can be softened and still be credible. In all the best ways, it's really an old fashioned adventure story that every age can enjoy. Just as long as they keep that one 'f' word right where it needs to be (and the rumor is, they have) it's all good! It's getting closer. Sooooo excited!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 2nd, 2015 08:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Lucy ~ Bourne

    There's new pictures of Lucy leaving the gym alone, yesterday.
    Whatever she's doing, it's working: she has a great body.

    Bourne question: Do you know if Matt & Paul Greengrass wrote the script for this movie?

    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 2nd, 2015 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Lucy ~ Bourne

    Do you have a link for the pictures from the Gym?

    Re: Lucy ~ Bourne - (Anonymous) - Expand
    RE: Re: Lucy ~ Bourne - (Anonymous) - Expand
    Re: Lucy ~ Bourne - (Anonymous) - Expand
    RE: Re: Lucy ~ Bourne - (Anonymous) - Expand
    RE: Re: Lucy ~ Bourne - (Anonymous) - Expand
    RE: Re: Lucy ~ Bourne - (Anonymous) - Expand
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 3rd, 2015 09:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

    The Martian interview

    Nice interview w/ space.com. Apologize if we already had this one, I don't remember seeing it before.


    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 3rd, 2015 10:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The Martian interview

    Great interview. Thanks!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 3rd, 2015 11:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Most anticipated fall movies

    Interesting survey from the LA Times - The Martian is third on a list of most anticipated films and Matt is on the list for best actor in a fall movie.

    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 4th, 2015 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Andy Weir

    Fun speech at Lawrence Livermore Lab - Andy Weir talks about writing The Martian, the movie, etc.

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 5th, 2015 01:09 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Andy Weir

    Andy is so much fun to watch. Such a good guy and so pleased for him.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 4th, 2015 11:00 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Rise Movement (Jason Walsh) has posted his first pic from Tenerife and Johnny Cicco left yesterday. Extras are apparently required from 9-21 September and it will be mostly night filming.

    32 comments or Leave a comment