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Jason Bourne trailer released
  • The title of Bourne 5 is Jason Bourne. A teaser trailer, Twitter account, website, Facebook page, Instagram page and poster have also been released. An article at EW also has some new quotes.

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    “You have to do something great and new, and Alicia is our great and new,” Damon said of Swedish actress joining the franchise. “One thing about these movies is that the casts are so good. I always feel so amazed at the people we get. If we have any kind of formula, it’s hiring the very best actors we can to fill out these roles and Alicia and Tommy Lee are two absolute heavyweights.”

  • Matt, Lucy and friends participated in a half marathon on Sunday. Photos and an interview with Matt are at the OC Register:

    Some of the 16,000 runners at the Surf City marathon on Sunday may have thought their post-race delirium got the best of them.

    But they really did see “The Martian.”

    Actor Matt Damon ran the half marathon, then posed for selfies with fans as he waited with some buddies for his wife Luciana Barroso to finish.

    “My wife wanted to do it. I've been working out of town for the last couple weeks so I was in no position to say no to her,” he said with a laugh. “For not training, I think we did well.

    “We broke two hours,” he said, referring to himself and his friends.

    Damon said he arrived in Surf City at 2 a.m., coming from the Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles, held Saturday evening. He caught a few hours of shuteye at a hotel before hitting the pavement, he said.

    “I was on the fence this morning. I woke up and was like I don't know (about this),” he said, noting the early hour. “Once I got going, I was ok.”
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 8th, 2016 04:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

    The Martian

    The Martian debuts at #1 in Japan and is expected to outgross all recent similar movies except for Star Wars.


    Go Martian!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 8th, 2016 08:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The Martian

    Out of this world!!!

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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 8th, 2016 09:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Oscar nominees lunch

    Anne Thompson ‏@akstanwyck
    The @academy nominees lunch is on. Matt Damon wrote his off the cuff intro to @MartianMovie at @directorsguild.
    (with photo)

    hollywoodreporter 'The Martian' star Matt Damon hits the red carpet at the Oscar Nominees Luncheon (@gettyimages) #Oscars

    WATCH LIVE: Matt Damon takes his place for the class photo!

    Piya Sinha-Roy‏@PiyaSRoy
    2016 Academy nominees at #OscarsLunch (can ya spot them all?)

    Smiley pic on the press line:


    HQ group photo shot:

    Matt styling info (even the Daily Mail said he was underdressed/lacking in style):

    Edited at 2016-02-09 12:58 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 9th, 2016 02:05 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Oscar nominees lunch

    I like how he dressed thought, not taking it too seriously, quite a lot people at the luncheon went without ties.

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 8th, 2016 09:45 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Here is an extended interview with Matt about Bourne, conducted last year for EW:

    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 10th, 2016 12:37 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Bourne

    Thanks for this. I really enjoyed the article and learned some good info--how he describes his character in the new film and the site of the opening scenes. Really revs my interest even further!

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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 10th, 2016 08:38 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Alicia Vikander interview on Jimmy Kimmel. Alicia says they still have one week to go on Bourne:

    Mindy Kaling is asked 'Matt or Ben' in a very cool illustrated interview:

    Edited at 2016-02-10 08:40 pm (UTC)
    From: cindiest Date: February 11th, 2016 04:59 am (UTC) (Link)
    It's all so exciting!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 11th, 2016 12:40 pm (UTC) (Link)


    As Matt will be in London, he'll be attending the BAFTAs (I don't think Lucy has gone, so Matt will be solo on Sunday):


    Edited at 2016-02-11 12:41 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 12th, 2016 03:49 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Baftas

    She might go last minute as most often does ;-)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 12th, 2016 07:41 am (UTC) (Link)

    Kevin Smith photo

    Kevin Smith posted a photo in tribute to Alan Rickman which includes Matt and Lucy and a sweet story:


    Kevin Smith's Facebook:

    Edited at 2016-02-12 07:43 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 12th, 2016 11:56 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Kevin Smith photo


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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 12th, 2016 10:11 am (UTC) (Link)


    Drew Goddard interview:

    Suburbicon details:

    SUBURBICON – Director: George Clooney; Cast: Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Josh Brolin. From a script by the Coen brothers. Set in a quiet family town where a home invasion turns deadly and a picture-perfect family turns to blackmail, revenge, and betrayal. CAA has domestic, Bloom is on international sales.


    Edited at 2016-02-12 02:09 pm (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 13th, 2016 11:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Stuff

    Suburbicon has now sold to Paramount and Oscar Isaac is also in the cast. Starts filming in October.

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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 12th, 2016 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Matt and family may be visiting South America in July before kicking off the Bourne press tour:

    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 13th, 2016 02:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

    The Martian panel, new Blu Ray?

    Here's a report on the latest Martian panel (featuring scientists, Adam Savage, Bill Nye, Ridley, Andy, and Drew) and also news that Fox intends to produce a more elaborate Blu Ray package later this year. Probably Ridley's director's cut and new features?

    I might hold out for this one.


    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 13th, 2016 11:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

    The Martian

    Charming interview with Andy and Drew.


    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 14th, 2016 06:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

    BAFTA 2016

    twitter - bafta2016 - arrival pics but not seen Matt as yet
    BBC has the red carpet event at present on uk tv - Sky TV Channel 570 BBC News
    Bafta Award Show on BBC @ 9pm UK Time

    not seen Matt but The Martian is up for 6 Bafta's including Best Actor and Director

    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: February 15th, 2016 02:45 am (UTC) (Link)

    Ben Affleck

    Shaquille O'Neal gives Ben Affleck a peck on the cheek. Hah
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