Wednesday April 10th, 2013 · by Annie

Elysium Posters, Stills & First Trailer! + Articles

The first trailer for Elysium is out, and so are posters and stills! Enjoy!


Gallery Links:

  • Movies > Elysium > Stills
  • Movies > Elysium > Posters
  • Plus there’s a 10min video that was sent to the press and there are several articles about it:

    Matt Damon Fights For The Future In Extended Elysium Footage
    Sony Shows the New Trailer from Neill Blomkamp’s ELYSIUM Plus 10 Minutes of Footage; Watch Our Spoiler-Free Video Blog Recap
    District 9 Director Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium Looks Great

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    Monday March 11th, 2013 · by Annie

    Entertainment Weekly – March 15, 2013 Scans

    Hey everyone! I’ve added scans from March 15 issue of Entertainment Weekly, which features Matt and Michael Douglas in costume from Behind The Candelabra! Huge thanks to the lovely Olivia from Lauren Cohan Online for the scans!

    Saturday February 9th, 2013 · by Annie

    Berlinale International Film Festival Pictures

    Matt Damon is in Berlin attending the Berlinale International Film Festival to promoted Promised Land. Here are pictures, thanks to Kaci!

  • Appearances and Events > 2013 > Berlinale International Film Festival – Promised Land Press Conference – February 8th, 2013
  • Appearances and Events > 2013 > Berlinale International Film Festival – Promised Land Premiere – February 8th, 2013
  • Appearances and Events > 2013 > Berlinale International Film Festival – Promised Land Photocall – February 8th, 2013

  • Friday December 14th, 2012 · by Annie

    Deadline Interview with Matt Damon and John Krasinski

    DEADLINE.com has an exclusive interview with Matt Damon:

    Even before Focus Features made Promised Land a late Oscar entry, the film’s writer-stars Matt Damon and John Krasinski came under fire from the energy industry. Their film deals with “fracking,” which mixes chemicals, sand, water and drilling to loosen underground shale deposits to harvest natural energy. Damon and Fran McDormand play gas company reps using the lure of potential riches to convince struggling farmers to allow fracking on their lands, despite the risks for their crops and livestock. Krasinski plays a grassroots activist fighting the reps as the town prepares to vote. Promised Land reunites Damon with Gus Van Sant, who directed Good Will Hunting, which brought Oscars and fame to Boston neophyte scribes Damon and Ben Affleck. Damon and Krasinski are fun guys, the type who’d be a blast to invite over to watch football…as long as you aren’t a fan of the New York Giants and the two Super Bowls they won over the New England Patriots.

    DEADLINE: Matt, you’ve said recently that the Bourne Legacy spinoff didn’t make it any easier for Jason Bourne to return. What has to happen for us to see your signature character back onscreen?

    DAMON: Just a couple things, really. Paul Greengrass has to want to do it, and secondly and equally important, it comes down to Paul and I knowing what the hell we want to do. We just don’t have a story, and we haven’t had one. I quietly went to Jonah Nolan, because he and his brother Chris did such a brilliant job on Batman and that whole mythology. I just said, can you put your brain on this? I can’t figure it out. And he took a run at it and he couldn’t crack it either. Paul and I have been talking about it for years. And we can’t quite see what the movie would be. If we could get line of sight on that…

    DEADLINE: We are force-fed so many unnecessary sequels, and here is a smart thriller that we actually want to see more of…

    DAMON: Neither of us is against it. I would love to do another one. I love that character. To me, the reason to make that movie is because people want to see it. Paul and I have said that to each other. We don’t take for granted the fact that we’ve built an audience for Bourne, that’s a real privilege. But our part of that bargain is that the movie is good and belongs with the other three. Until we can deliver that, we just can’t make it.

    DEADLINE: I watched last week as Brad Pitt’s bankability got questioned after Killing Them Softly tanked. How much do stars like you and Brad worry about taking on projects like that or Promised Land? You see them as specialty pictures made at a price, but if they fail, they go down in the loss column.

    DAMON: Some actors don’t make these movies for exactly that reason. I couldn’t bear to have a career like that. These are exactly the kind of movies I like to go see. That might put me in the minority of the movie-going public, but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t make them. In writing Promised Land, John and I talked a lot about films like Local Hero and The Verdict, a movie I absolutely love. I don’t know what that movie would do today, but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t love to be in The Verdict.

    DEADLINE: How helpful then are hits like Bourne?

    DAMON: It’s always nice when one hits. It buys you relevance in the industry for a couple years and gives you cover to do these other things. But I would never just protect my beach head. That would be a career built out of fear and I won’t live that way. I want to challenge myself in different genres, playing different characters, and I don’t want to get pigeonholed and forced to do the same things. If Promised Land does not do a lot of business, it’s not going to end my career. But I am mindful like we all are that you don’t get to keep doing this if your movies don’t perform at the box office.

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    Thursday December 13th, 2012 · by Annie

    Promised Land Screenings + Jay Leno Pictures

    More Promised Land promotion for Matt!

  • Appearances and Events > 2012 > Promised Land Screening – Film Independent At LACMA – December 11, 2012
  • Appearances and Events > 2012 > Promised Land – Variety Screening Series – December 10th, 2012
  • Interviews & Talk Shows > Tonight Show with Jay Leno – December 10, 2012

  • Wednesday December 12th, 2012 · by Annie

    Gallery Updates: Promised Land Promotion Events

    Matt has been promoting Promised Land and here are pictures. Huge thanks to DeAdele from RyanRenoldsFan.net for the pictures:

  • Appearances and Events > 2012 > Today Show – December 4th, 2012
  • Appearances and Events > 2012 > Promised Land – New York Premiere – December 4, 2012
  • Appearances and Events > 2012 > Outside Letterman Studios – December 4th, 2012
  • Appearances and Events > 2012 > TimesTalk Presents An Evening With Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon & Gus Van Sant – November 27, 2012
  • Appearances and Events > 2012 > Promised Land – Los Angeles Premiere – December 5th, 2012
  • Appearances and Events > 2012 > Promised Land Press Conference – December 4th, 2012
  • Appearances and Events > 2012 > Promised Land – SAG Screening – December 7th, 2012


  • Friday December 7th, 2012 · by Annie

    Promised Land Los Angeles Premiere – Pictures

    Matt Damon and his wife Luciana attended the premiere of Promised Land in Los Angeles last night, here are pictures:

  • Appearances and Events > 2012 > Promised Land – Los Angeles Premiere – December 5th, 2012

  • Wednesday December 5th, 2012 · by Annie

    Promised Land New York Premiere – Pictures

    I’ve uploaded pictures from last night’s New York premiere of Promised Land. Enjoy!

  • Appearances and Events > 2012 > Promised Land – New York Premiere – December 4, 2012

  • Wednesday December 5th, 2012 · by Annie

    First footage of Behind The Candelabra

    Matt Damon in Behind The Candelabra

    HBO has a video showing off 2012 shows and what’s to come in 2013, which has a quick view of Behind The Candelabra (must be like 2 seconds and must be hardly call footage, but hey, I’m taking what I can get here!). Around 00:02:07 if you want to skip.


    Wednesday December 5th, 2012 · by Annie

    Matt Damon Says Power to the People at ‘Promised Land’ Premiere

    At the New York premiere of his new film, the activist screenwriter/actor explained the intricate politics that drive the story he co-wrote with John Krasinski.

    Even as camera flashes lit up Broadway and taxis shot uptown, Matt Damon’s mind was focused on the small, rural towns that dot the American landscape.

    His new film, Promised Land, debuted Tuesday night on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, providing a smooth, celebratory push for a project that has already had a stormy path to the big screen, thanks to the politics of environmentalism and corporate influence.

    Damon, who co-wrote the Gus Van Sant-directed film with co-star John Krasinski, stars as a hotshot salesman for a natural gas procurement company; his job is to get residents in down-on-their-luck rural towns to sign away the rights to drill deep into the shale deposits located underneath their land. It’s a controversial practice called fracking, which many scientists believe pollutes local water supplies with various chemicals, killing farmland and endangering the citizenry. Damon’s character, Steve Butler, argues that the sometimes-rich contracts are a godsend for the fading heartland, but is frustrated when a small Pennsylvania community decides to vote on whether to allow Global’s drills into its town. He also is surprised when he learns of some inconvenient truths about the process.

    The natural gas industry and conservative organizations have already attacked the film as a liberal polemic (Focus Features CEO James Schamus jokingly thanked the Heritage Foundation in his introduction Tuesday), and while the movie does explain the downside to fracking, Damon’s main concern was using the issue as a greater statement about who controls American democracy.

    “One thing [natural gas companies] are very worried about is decisions being made at the local level,” Damon told The Hollywood Reporter at the premiere. “They really would rather have decisions being made at the state level. And their argument is that it’s far more efficient for them to understand what the regulations are for an entire state, rather than try to argue town-to-town about how to do things and have different zoning laws.

    “Okay, that’s an understandable argument,” he continued, “but the flip side of it for these local communities is like, are we going to let somebody legislate from the other side of the state what can and can’t be done in our actual backyards? So you can see each side there and we’ll see what happens. But this definitely takes the view that we should be in charge of what happens in our communities.”

    In that sense, the outcome of the deliberation — which takes twists and unexpected turns — is not the film’s main concern. “The democracy has been hijacked,” Damon explained, and “it’s not about how they vote, it’s about them taking the vote back.”

    One of the many big-name New Yorkers in attendance was Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the lawyer and environmental activist, and he was far less circumspect on the issue of drilling for natural gas.

    “I think that fracking ultimately is going to be a big mistake in our country,” he explained to THR. “It has a promise, which is that it will help make us energy independent, but we have much cheaper ways, more efficient ways, more patriotic ways and more wholesome and safe ways to do that. I think one of the things that the producers of this film wanted to show was the subtle ways that fracking doesn’t just poison water supplies but it poisons human communities, it poisons human relationships. It’s not a good thing for our country.”

    One of the movie’s more subtle displays of corporate power comes when Steve and his co-worker Sue (Frances McDormand) shop for flannels and other regional-appropriate clothing at a local store. In order to convince the residents they have their best interests in mind, they must look like them — even if they’re just playing a part.

    “Well we talked with landmen who do this, and a lot of them said ‘Look, the car you drive up in matters. You drive up in a foreign car in some of these places and they’re not really going to want to talk to you,'” the star recalled. “I talked to one guy who said he always puts on a John Deere hat before he goes out. It’s just something these guys do; they’re salesmen and they’re trying to make a sale and they want the people to identify with them as much as possible. So they have little tricks that they do.”

    Whether or not the film changes any minds, it’s determined to at least open some eyes.

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