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  • Matt has recorded a PSA about the upcoming Yulin Dog Festival - details at National Earth Official's Instagram

  • Matt and Ben received their Spike Guys Choice Awards on Saturday as joint recipients of Guys of the Decade. Report is at the Boston Globe, People and In Style. Photos are at Zimbio.

  • From an interview with Matt at the MIT Tech:

    The Tech: I review movies for [The Tech]. I wonder, as an actor, what is your least favorite trope? Do you ever just read a script and go, ‘Seriously? You’re gonna make me do that?’
    Damon: I think nowadays I’m so depressed about ... things because movies have changed since I was where you are. That was 25 years ago. Because of these bigger influences on the business, now they’re making these giant, giant movies that are these 300 million dollar behemoths, and they’re all about people in capes running around...

    I’d say what irks me the most right now is that the movies that were my bread and butter, you know, the Good Will Hunting-type movies, or The Informant, or movies like that, that range from say 20 to 60 million dollars and are about people talking to each other, have just evaporated. They’re just gone. They’re not being made anymore. They’re either being migrated to television, or they have to be made for extremely low budgets. And they’ve been replaced by these 500 million dollar juggernauts that the movie audience doesn’t seem to be getting tired of. And that’s what’s alarming, like normally these things move in phases and there’s a correction, there’s kind of a re-correction and a rebalance and we kind of get back to how we all like entertainment. But right now, it looks like there hasn’t been that correction. In fact, I’m thinking of one thing that bothers me; it’s that the scripts have become so simple, and the stories have become so simple and predictable, and we’re not getting tired of them yet.
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    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: June 7th, 2016 01:47 am (UTC) (Link)


    WOW. He summed up the the state of the movie industry perfectly. I wonder if there will come a day when he starts doing TV. It's very very very possible. We are currently experiencing a TV boom (or Golden Age). If you don't believe me check out this non Matt Damon related article.

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 7th, 2016 03:32 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: MIT TECH

    All about people in capes running around...

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    From: iri_na_00 Date: June 8th, 2016 01:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Spike Guys Choice Award

    A little video of tomorrow's show, Matt and Ben.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 8th, 2016 04:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Spike Guys Choice Award

    Thanks, so cute. It's obvious they love each other to bits, the original and still greatest bromance. When Matt's around Ben smiles like his face will break. Lol.

    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 8th, 2016 01:53 pm (UTC) (Link)


    The most recent TV spot trailer was put on YouTube yesterday and so far it's not looking good,
    There's alot (which i agree with some) of talk that everything is looking recycled from the previous films.
    Looks really action packed and thrilling but it does look a bit recycled in my opinion, looks as though the "Nicky" character gets blown away (why they would put that spoiler in a trailer is beyond me). it recycles Maries death while being chased.

    Nonetheless I'm still pretty stoked to see this one, I'm a huge fan of the franchise and of Matt!
    But i have to agree with some of the trailer reviews, comments and ect....

    From: iri_na_00 Date: June 8th, 2016 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Bourne

    All three of the Bourne film similar to each other, there just different stories. But all three films are very interesting and successful. Scene painting hair Nicki repeated a similar scene with Marie and everything was fine. If Niki dies, there is nothing wrong with that. I think the line of Jason Bourne will end forever in this film , so the death Nicki can be justified.
    All will be well.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 8th, 2016 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Please dont put spoilers on here, im really looking forward to seeing this film. Thank you
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 8th, 2016 04:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Bourne

    AGREED.No spoilers please!
    From: iri_na_00 Date: June 8th, 2016 05:30 pm (UTC) (Link)


    So it's not spoilers. That is an assumption. We don't know what will happen in the film.
    We can assume that Jason and Nicky will be love story( Bourne will remember it) and they will then live happily ever after.)

    Edited at 2016-06-08 05:37 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 8th, 2016 05:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Bourne

    A lot of the Bourne persona is inner torment. Somehow I doubt he can ever live "happily ever after". We want him to, but the fact that he can't have that life is what gives us empathy with him. Just my humble opinion.

    From: iri_na_00 Date: June 8th, 2016 08:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Ben and Matt

    Affleck posted this photo today in his instagram

    Edited at 2016-06-08 08:16 pm (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 9th, 2016 12:21 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Ben and Matt

    A related Daily Mail article:


    It's a clear sign you have been a Matt fan for too long when these photos are disappointing because you remember the original photos turning up in a magazine (in a Ben interview perhaps in "Interview?") Possibly not Interview - here's the text from that interview in Dec 1997:


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    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 9th, 2016 02:15 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Just saw a post on imdb message board for Jason Bourne that the person saw a screening in Toronto and said the film was really good and the action is way bigger than any of the previous installments in the trilogy. He said it feels different though because Bourne is helping the government rather than fighting them.

    This is great news because I tend to believe him given that the film has been completed and Moby has seen and said its really great plus judging from the trailers and teasers the action looked phenomenal so its no surprise that this may be the most action packed bourne film yet surpassing even Ultimatum.
    From: iri_na_00 Date: June 9th, 2016 08:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Matt Damon // Omaze

    Matt Damon Invites You To Be His Special Guest at the Jason Bourne Premiere in Vegas // Omaze
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 9th, 2016 09:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Matt Damon // Omaze

    I just entered in and donated $10 for my chance to win at Omaze!
    Wish me luck ya'll!!!
    It would be a dream come true to meet him.

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 10th, 2016 01:54 am (UTC) (Link)

    Back to Sydney

    Matt and Alicia Vikander are coming to Sydney as part of the Jason Bourne world tour - and at this stage it's the world premiere weeks ahead of the opening date. This will be Matt's fifth trip to Sydney (three previous Bourne movies and Elysium):

    From: iri_na_00 Date: June 10th, 2016 06:20 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Back to Sydney

    July 3? So early? There will be only one seance or display of the movie at movie theaters will begin?
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 10th, 2016 04:05 am (UTC) (Link)

    Martian extended final scene

    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: June 10th, 2016 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Martian extended final scene

    I really like this deleted version of the final scene more than what was in the movie. I'm still left scratching my head as to what was going on with Matt's hair in the scene on the park bench. It's awful. I'm sorry. Is it a wig or what were they trying to convey?

    Edited at 2016-06-10 09:00 pm (UTC)
    From: iri_na_00 Date: June 10th, 2016 07:38 am (UTC) (Link)

    Matt Damon // Omaze

    Another. Filmed in Toronto?

    Edited at 2016-06-10 08:26 am (UTC)
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: June 10th, 2016 05:11 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Not sure if this OMAZE video was already posted funnier than the other one I saw

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