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Ford v Ferrari - Movie Trailers - iTunes
Academy Award-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in FORD v FERRARI, based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.
cars  ford_gt  ferrari  movies  racing  60s  2010s  trailer  matt_damon 
4 weeks ago by rgl7194
Matt Damon impersonates John Malkovich in Rounders - YouTube
Published on Jul 21, 2016
Watch the full video here
"I'm a terrible actor." Matt Damon tells the story of what happened when he filmed with John Malkovich in Rounders.
movies  celebrity  matt_damon  interview  humor  bbc  youtube 
february 2017 by rgl7194
New trailer for The Great Wall premieres at Comic Con — watch | Consequence of Sound
Matt Damon and Willem Dafoe star in the big-budget American-Chinese blockbuster
In the 15th century, the Great Wall of China faced a threat far greater than those stupid Mongolians. At least, that’s the premise of Zhang Yimou’s The Great Wall.
movies  matt_damon  adventure  trailer  comic-con 
october 2016 by rgl7194
Matt Damon and the Middle-Aged Action Hero — The Ringer
Matt Damon is back on the ‘Bourne’ train, and Ben Affleck is Batman. Can our action heroes age gracefully?
Here is the full list of Matt Damon’s starring roles between (1) The Bourne Ultimatum leaving theaters in the fall of 2007 and (2) Matt Damon signing on for Jason Bourne in the fall of 2014: The Informant!, Invictus, Green Zone, Hereafter, True Grit, The Adjustment Bureau, Contagion, Margaret, We Bought a Zoo, Promised Land, Behind the Candelabra, Elysium, The Zero Theorem, The Monuments Men.
movies  bourne  matt_damon 
august 2016 by rgl7194
Universal wants Matt Damon to keep making Jason Bourne sequels forever and ever and ever | Consequence of Sound
Much like his character, it too appears the Oscar-nominated actor will be on the run
There was a time when Matt Damon was reluctant to make any more films as Jason Bourne. After 2007’s The Bourne Ultimatum, the Oscar-nominated hunk bid farewell to the franchise with pal director Paul Greengrass, leaving Universal to knock on Jeremy Renner’s door for their agreeable, but not exactly bankable sequel, The Bourne Legacy, in 2012.
Now that Damon and Greengrass are back for this month’s Jason Bourne, the studio is keeping dangerously close to the exit door with a nice smile and a subtle, “You’re not going anywhere, assholes.” Okay, that’s a tad extreme, but Universal Pictures chairwoman Donna Langley does sound a little eerie while speaking about their ensuing future:
movies  matt_damon  bourne 
july 2016 by rgl7194
15th century Matt Damon fights monsters in teaser trailer for The Great Wall — watch | Consequence of Sound
Let's just say the historical landmark wasn't built to keep out the Mongolians
Matt Damon is going everywhere lately. Last year, he traveled to Mars in Ridley Scott’s The Martian, this weekend he’s building up SkyMiles in Paul Greengrass’ Jason Bourne, and soon he’ll be sent to the 15th century in Zhang Yimou’s The Great Wall.
One of the more obvious American-Chinese blockbusters as of late, the film follows Damon and a number of British Soldiers, who stumble across The Great Wall of China. Here’s the twist: It wasn’t built to keep out the Mongolians.
movies  matt_damon 
july 2016 by rgl7194
Jason Bourne Can Stop Running Now — The Ringer
And are we out of reasons to chase him?
Since the release of The Bourne Identity in 2002, Jason Bourne’s origin and motivations have been the obsessive concern of the eponymous action-film series. Who is Jason Bourne? Literally, he’s a brainwashed super-operative once employed by the CIA. Alternatively, you might see him as an unbound superhero, popularized at a time when the war on terror was as new and fascinating as it was, well, terrifying. Bourne’s muscle memory overrides his amnesia. His survival instincts override his bygone loyalty to the dark bureaucrats who trained him. Bourne is paranoia incarnate — not in the quirky and debilitating sense that, say, Mel Gibson embodies in Conspiracy Theory (1997), but rather in the post-9/11 sense: perpetually under surveillance, terrified, and helpless, except for the capacity to inflict massive and indiscriminate damage without understanding why.
movies  matt_damon  bourne 
july 2016 by rgl7194
Matt Damon and the Middle-Aged Action Hero — The Ringer
Matt Damon is back on the ‘Bourne’ train, and Ben Affleck is Batman. Can our action heroes age gracefully?
Here is the full list of Matt Damon’s starring roles between (1) The Bourne Ultimatum leaving theaters in the fall of 2007 and (2) Matt Damon signing on for Jason Bourne in the fall of 2014: The Informant!, Invictus, Green Zone, Hereafter, True Grit, The Adjustment Bureau, Contagion, Margaret, We Bought a Zoo, Promised Land, Behind the Candelabra, Elysium, The Zero Theorem, The Monuments Men.
By my rough count — let’s call True Grit (lower-tier Coen brothers and not a huge role but sure), Contagion, [clears throat, uses special Margaret voice] Margaret, and Behind the Candelabra wins — Damon went 4-for-14 between Bourne contracts. And if we limit ourselves to films in which Damon played a true lead? You could easily argue that he went winless. From this vantage point, Damon’s staying power during that time period — it never “felt” like he was in a slump, and never became a mainstream narrative — was actually fairly remarkable.
movies  matt_damon  bourne 
july 2016 by rgl7194
Matt Damon’s Top 10 Performances | Consequence of Sound | Page 3
Few would have expected that the skinny cipher in The Talented Mr. Ripley or even the nerdy Linus in Ocean’s Eleven would soon become the James Bond of his generation, but here we are. Jason Bourne (JB, no coincidence there) is intriguing on the page, but could have easily failed on the screen had it not been for the tight direction of Doug Liman (and later, Paul Greengrass), the shrewd writing of Tony Gilroy, and Damon’s earnest and magnetic performance as the anchor.
movies  bourne  matt_damon  top_ten 
july 2016 by rgl7194
Why Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass Couldn’t Quit Jason Bourne - The New York Times
Paul Greengrass couldn’t have been clearer. He was done with Jason Bourne. And that meant his loyal star, Matt Damon, wouldn’t be returning as the covert operative for the C.I.A. who unraveled agency conspiracies while he recovered his memory.
As late as 2013, Mr. Greengrass, the director of “The Bourne Supremacy” and “The Bourne Ultimatum,” insisted he had no desire to return to the Universal Pictures franchise inspired by the Robert Ludlum novels.
movies  bourne  matt_damon  nytimes 
july 2016 by rgl7194
The Martian: What Would Being Stranded on Mars Be Like? | Consequence of Sound
Page to Screen is a regular column in which Matt Melis explores how either a classic or contemporary work of literature made the sometimes triumphant, often disastrous leap from prose to film. This time, he plots his course for Mars. Mark Watney gets rescued. That’s not intended as a spoiler. Anyone who reads even a single log entry from Andy Weir’s novel or watches the trailer for Ridley Scott’s adaptation knows from Sol 1 that the stranded astronaut won’t perish on Mars. Both the novel and film secure that comforting tether to our spacesuits, reassuring us with a little tug whenever we think all hope might be drifting off into orbit. Even during its bleakest moments, The Martian, book or film, never trades on the question of whether or not Watney will survive, but rather on how he will manage to do so. It’s a space thriller whose thrills come not from alien encounters, rocket blasts, or asteroid bombardments, but from the relentless grind of staying alive one Sol at a time all...
movies  sci-fi  matt_damon 
october 2015 by rgl7194
The Martian is in theaters today. Check out our review and interview with Matt Damon | Ars Technica
On the fence about whether to see The Martian? Let us help. Long-awaited by fans of Andy Weir's novel, Ridley Scott's film adaptation of The Martian opens today in theaters in the US. On the fence about checking it out tonight or this weekend? Maybe we can help you make up your mind. From Lee Hutchinson's review: Movie adaptations from books—especially beloved books—can be frightening things. Reading is a deeply personal act, where we take in words and build worlds inside of our minds where only we can experience them. Seeing a movie based on a book is almost like going on a blind date with someone you’ve known intimately through letters but never actually seen. That first meeting isn’t always a good one, because when beheld with your for-real eyes and ears, the person you see and hear isn’t necessarily going to be anything like the version of the person you thought you knew. ... Director Ridley Scott chose to go in a slightly different way with the film. So much of the book relies...
movies  sci-fi  matt_damon  review 
october 2015 by rgl7194
Matt Damon’s Top 10 Performances | Consequence of Sound
The actor's best moments before being stranded on Mars. It’s not enough for Matt Damon to be conventionally attractive, or even physically imposing. He also has to be preternaturally intelligent, a savant capable of outwitting a Fields Medal-winning mathematician, a ruthless Russian card shark, or a millionaire casino owner, as the occasion may demand. This is the curious truth at the center of Damon’s career: though he’s got all the looks you could hope for in a leading man, it’s what’s behind those steely blue eyes that keeps us coming back for more. Maybe it’s because he played a boy genius in 1997’s Good Will Hunting, then followed up that breakthrough role by starring as a shrewd underdog lawyer (Rainman), a wildly gifted poker player (Rounders), and a calculating psychopath (The Talented Mr. Ripley) for good measure. Or maybe this is simply what we expect from people who once attended Harvard University. In any case, Damon’s allure has as much to do with his brains as it does...
movies  matt_damon  top_ten 
september 2015 by rgl7194
Film Review: The Martian | Consequence of Sound
Ridley Scott doesn’t make fun movies. That’s not to say he doesn’t make movies that are fun to watch, but it’s highly unlikely you’re laughing, glowing, or brimming with joy while experiencing them. In fact, with the sole exception of 2006’s A Good Year, the English filmmaker’s resume, spanning nearly 50 years, reads like a dark recess into the eyes of a well-educated sadist. He’s bruised our brains with history books (1492: Conquest of Paradise, Gladiator), enlightened our souls with the Bible (Kingdom of Heaven, Exodus: Gods and Kings), strangled our necks with science fiction (Alien, Blade Runner), scorched our nerves with real-life terror (Thelma & Louise, Body of Lies), and just weirded us out (Legend, The Counselor). He’s done the caper (Matchstick Men), the biopic (American Gangster), the sequel (Hannibal), the prequel (Prometheus), and the survival film (White Squall). Yet not one of them are as friendly and gentle and as fun as his latest, The Martian. Based on Andy Weir’s...
sci-fi  movies  review  matt_damon 
september 2015 by rgl7194
The Martian’s cast and crew talk to Ars about that beautiful monster, Mars | Ars Technica
We spent a day with Ridley Scott et al in Toronto to hear how the film came to be. Access to The Martian’s Toronto premiere required Ars Technica to allow 20th Century Fox to pay for airfare and hotel. We’re new to the hands-on film review scene, but this is standard practice in the film world. We’re attempting to figure out the best way to handle this, but in this case as we ramp up our movie coverage, we have allowed Fox to cover our costs so that we could bring you this inside reporting from the premiere. Before heading over to Toronto's Roy Thomson Hall for the premiere of The Martian this past Friday, I spent three hours at the pre-show gala, feeling very underdressed and trying not to gawk as the room slowly filled with a bunch of incredibly beautiful and/or famous people. Fortunately, The Martian author Andy Weir was one of the first people to show up, and being the incredibly gracious fellow he is, he didn’t seem to mind that I parked myself on his elbow for the evening. And...
movies  astronomy  matt_damon 
september 2015 by rgl7194
Ars talks with Matt Damon on being astronaut Mark Watney in The Martian | Ars Technica
Science, space travel, loneliness—and growing real potatoes on set. To get this out of the way right up front: we’re excited about the upcoming October release of Ridley Scott’s The Martian. Based on The New York Times Best Seller novel of the same name by first-time author Andy Weir, the story follows astronaut Mark Watney as he attempts to survive being left alone on Mars after a freak accident. The book has become a favorite here in the Ars Orbiting HQ—its mix of accurate science, humor, and solid storytelling has resonated with a large audience, and based on the trailers, the movie might just manage to be that most rare of things: a book-to-film adaptation that manages to be as good as the source. Matt Damon was chosen to play Mark Watney, putting him in somewhat the same type of situation as Tom Hanks had to play in 2000’s Cast Away: a person who is utterly, completely alone. Some of the book’s fans expressed trepidation at Damon slipping on Watney’s spacesuit on the big screen...
movies  sci-fi  matt_damon 
august 2015 by rgl7194

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