Matt Damon in The Martian

Over the last two decades, Hollywood has saved Matt Damon from a variety of precarious situations, from an exhaustive European search during World War II (Saving Private Ryan) to his most recent rescue mission from Mars (The Martian). How much money did it cost to save Matt Damon’s characters in movies? Find out after the jump.

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Bourne 5 Production

Right now Matt Damon is on a break from shooting Bourne 5, which has reunited the actor with director Paul Greengrass after they both stepped away from the franchise after The Bourne Ultimatum. Originally, Jeremy Renner was going to inherit the mantle with his spin-off franchise The Bourne Legacy, but a follow-up to that film has been put on hold in favor of this new flick.

Now an update from Damon lets us know that the film is halfway through production with some big things still left to be shot. And while there’s plenty of international locations again, something big will be happening in the United States again this time as well. Hit the jump to find out more. Read More »

suburbicon cast

George Clooney is a magnet – place him in an undisclosed location and watch as talented people of all stripes slowly gather around him and agree to participate in whatever he’s working on at that given moment. The list of great directors who have cast Clooney in their films is staggering, and the list of great actors who have been directed by him is equally so. Even when he makes a bad movie, Clooney emerges from the mess smelling like a couple million bucks.

The latest news from Camp Clooney is that his latest directorial effort, the mysteriously titled Suburbicon, has started casting. In typical Clooney fashion, a handful of terrific actors have already felt the gentle tug of his magnetic forces and have already gathered, ready to do his bidding. Hit the jump for more on the Suburbicon cast.

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The Martian Golden Globes

The nominations for the 73rd Golden Globes won’t be announced until December 10th, but the classification for certain movies, clarifying whether they’re competing in the drama or musical/comedy category, is already creating some controversy.

20th Century Fox submitted The Martian as a comedy, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has now confirmed it’s been accepted for the consideration in the comedy categories for the awards. If you need any more proof that the Golden Globes are irrelevant, this is it. Read More »


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Science vs Cinema

We all know that most of what we see in motion pictures isn’t the absolute truth. Even in grounded biopics and films inspired by true stories, there are plenty of liberties taken with stories to create drama and tension, or even just to speed up the story to fit in the timeframe of a motion picture.

But in the case of sci-fi blockbusters, there are also always liberties taken with science. And while Mythbusters tackles some of the more fun side of the wild and and crazy science of motion pictures and television, a new show called Science vs Cinema aims to dive even further in depth to determine the accuracy of science in the movies. Their first subject? It’s Ridley Scott‘s hit survival drama The Martian. Read More »

the martian deleted scene

If you haven’t seen The Martian yet, what are you waiting for? Ridley Scott‘s thrilling, hilarious tribute to science, hope, and human cooperation is the best kind of crowd-pleaser. It never sacrifices brains for heart and, somehow, manages to have plenty of both. A smash hit with audiences, critics, and at the box office, the film has even managed to enter the Oscar discussion. You know a movie is hitting the right notes when a deleted scene hits the internet only one week after opening. You want more? Here’s more!

You can watch the Martian deleted scene after the jump.

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Downsizing Paramount

Director Alexander Payne carved out his niche as a chronicler of the mundane, a filmmaker who mines comedy and drama from high school elections and road trips across the midwest. So the fact that his next movie, Downsizing, is a high-concept science fiction comedy should come as a bit of a surprise. Yet he’s the kind of guy whose low-key films rack up the Oscar nods and attract big-name talent. So, left turn genre hop or not, Downsizing has already attracted some movie stars… and the attention of a major studio.

Learn all of the details of the Downsizing Paramount acquisition after the jump.

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Matt Damon movie roles

When British comedian and actor James Corden took the stage at The Late Late Show for the first time earlier this year, he had some help from American treasure Tom Hanks. The two teamed up to recreate the Oscar winner’s entire film career in less than seven minutes, and Arnold Schwarzenegger did the same thing in just six minutes a couple months later.

Well, Matt Damon has been making the publicity rounds for The Martian hitting theaters this weekend, and he decided to have some fun on The Late Late Show by reliving all the Matt Damon movie roles we know and love (and some we don’t) in about eight minutes. Read More »

water in the martian

Ridley Scott‘s adaptation of The Martian sees Matt Damon playing a NASA astronaut stranded on Mars in a story of survival and hopeful escape from the deadly planet. This week NASA revealed new findings that reveals that potentially life-giving water still flows across the planet’s ancient surface. How does this discovery change what you will see on the big screen? How might The Martian be different now that NASA has released this new confirmation? What if there was water in The Martian? Find out, after the jump.

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Jack Nicholson and Matt Damon in The Departed

A few years back, there were multiple Whitey Bulger biopics in development. We all know how the Johnny Depp one turned out, of course, since Black Mass hit theaters a couple weeks ago. But Matt Damon, who had planned to star in one of the other projects, has now revealed a bit more about what his take on the story would’ve been — and could still be, if it ever gets back off the ground.

Read all about the Matt Damon Whitey Bulger movie that never was after the jump.  Read More »