Matt Damon , Luciana Barroso - Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso get gifted MOU boots for their kids for the holiday season as they leave the gym after an early morning work out - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 8th December 2015
The film is having a lasting impact in both the US and UK.
Last weekend, Ridley Scott's The Martian actually climbed up the box office charts in both the US and UK, becoming the most durable hit of the autumn. In America, the film reclaimed the top spot by knocking Goosebumps into second place. And pundits are saying Matt Damon should have no trouble fending off challenges this weekend from Sandra Bullock and Bradley Cooper.
Matt Damon's The Martian is smashing box office numbers
In the UK, The Martian will relinquish its crown to Spectre, but the film has taken nearly $400 million at the box office over the past month. And in America, it looks set to carry yet another weekend, as its main competitors have both had mediocre reviews. Sandra Bullock's political comedy Our Brand Is Crisis isn't expected to do as well as her higher profile hits like Gravity and The Heat, while Bradley Cooper'a cooking comedy Burnt comes in the wake of his lacklustre rom-com Aloha.
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The big screen adaptation of R.L. Stine’s series has topped the US box office in its opening weekend.
Jack Black’s Goosebumps has taken the top spot at the US box office this weekend, amassing $23.5 million from 3,501 theatres. The family-friendly horror comedy is based on R. L. Stine’s series of books and stars Jack Black as a fictional version of the author.
Jack Black stars as R.L. Stine in Goosebumps.
The film’s plot sees a variety of Stine’s characters escape from his books and start chaos in the real world, with the writer, his daughter and their teenaged neighbour tasked with returning them back to the pages of his fiction.
The retelling of the classic children’s tale has failed to find an audience this weekend at US cinemas.
Pan has failed to take flight at the box office this weekend, debuting with a disappointing estimated $15.5 million total and taking third place. Joe Wright’s retelling of the classic tale stars newcomer Levi Miller as Peter Pan and Hugh Jackman as Captain Blackbeard.
Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard in Pan.
Pan was rolled out in more than 3,500 US theatres this weekend, but studio Warner Bros will be hoping it does better when it hits more markets. The film, which cost over $150 million to make, had been scheduled to hit cinemas back in July, but was pushed back earlier this year.
Continue reading: 'Pan' Bombs At US Box Office, As 'The Martian' Holds Tight
The actress has spoken out over comments made by Damon regarding actor’s hiding their sexuality.
Ellen Page has criticised Matt Damon over comments he made last month, suggesting that actors should disguise their sexuality. Damon said he believed those who are more private can give better performances. But speaking to Metro News, Page said Damon ‘doesn’t have a point’ with his comments because he related it to sexuality.
Ellen Page has spoken out over Matt Damon’s comments regarding sexuality.
In September Damon told The Guardian, “Whether you’re straight or gay, people shouldn’t know anything about your sexuality because that’s one of the mysteries that you should be able to play.” The Martian star also added that believes it’s still “really hard for actors to be out publicly” in Hollywood.
Steve-O has been sentenced to jail time over his August protest against SeaWorld.
Jackass star Steve-O AK.A. Stephen Glover has been sentenced to 30 days in jail on misdemeanour charges filed against him after he conducted an anti-SeaWorld protest in August.
Steve-O photographed at Gatwick Airport in February 2015.
Ridley Scott and Matt Damon's new movie exceeded expectations, taking nearly $10 million more than predicted.
Having opened on Friday, the acclaimed sci-fi movie seems to have fallen just short of breaking the record for a debut weekend in October held by the 3-D extravaganza Gravity, which took $55.8 million when it was released in 2013. However, when the final results are released on Monday (October 5th), it may well be the case that The Martian has broken the record, according to Variety.
'The Martian' enjoyed a fantastic opening weekend at U.S. box offices
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The star admits he felt weird jumping straight back into space after 'Interstellar'.
For his first lead role in nearly two years, Matt Damon chose to play a man stranded on Mars in the Ridley Scott sci-fi adventure The Martian. But after having shot a small role in Interstellar, he was a bit hesitant about boarding the project. Damon remembers his conversation with Scott: "I said, 'You know, I really want to do this with you, but I just did a cameo in Chris Nolan's movie. Very, very different, but it's about a guy stranded by himself on a planet. It might be weird to follow that up with playing a guy stranded on Mars.' And Ridley said, 'It's not going to matter. One year in between the films - that's a lifetime now!'"
Matt Damon ponders life on Mars after starring in 'The Martian'
Damon particularly liked how The Martian's script maintained the scientific authenticity and humorous tone of Andy Weir's novel. "I do believe these guys have a good sense of irony," he says. "Anybody I've met who has some kind of occupation that's cheating death all the time, they tend to have that kind of gallows humour and sarcasm. So we aimed to make the movie funny without losing a sense of what the stakes are."
Continue reading: The Martian Makes Matt Damon Think Of Life In The Stars
Just as people began to write off veteran director Ridley Scott after a series of merely OK movies, the 77-year-old casually releases his most entertaining film in years. This sci-fi adventure is lithe, humorous, thrilling and genuinely moving. In other words, it's one of Scott's best films, mixing eye-catching visuals with a story that resonates with both emotion and deeper meaning. And it's also a lot of fun.
In the very near future, the first manned mission to Mars is caught off guard by a sudden storm. With their ship in danger, Commander Lewis (Jessica Chastain) orders the crew to evacuate, but in the chaos botanist Watney (Matt Damon) is knocked away and presumed dead. As Lewis and her team (Michael Pena, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan and Aksel Hennie) begin the long trek back to Earth, Watney wakes up alone on Mars and understands that he will need to survive until the next mission arrives in four years' time. But his habitat is only designed to last for 30 days, so he has a lot of work to do. Eventually, he thinks of a way to get a message back home to Nasa, letting them know he's alive. Now the experts (including Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sean Bean and Kristen Wiig) must figure out a way to rescue him before he runs out of food and water.
The story plays out on three fronts: with Watney using his expertise to survive, Lewis and her crew on their long journey back home, and the Nasa officials mounting a rescue mission. All three plot-strands are riveting, using convincing science to explore the conundrum while cranking up the emotional urgency of the situation. Intriguingly, the script never gives Watney a family back on Earth to sentimentalise things; the film simply doesn't need that. And Damon more than holds the audience's sympathy. He's funny, smart, tenacious and thoroughly identifiable, the kind of person we wish we would be in the same situation.
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Matt Damon has been waiting 12 years to get on the ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live! ‘ sofa.
After 12 years Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel may have finally buried the hatchet, thanks to some couples therapy. The Martian star took part in the sketch during ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Monday, after he first tired to pass himself off as scheduled guest Dr. Phil.
Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel have attended couples therapy.
Wearing a bald cap and fake moustache Damon appeared after Kimmel announced Dr Phil. But despite his best attempt at a Texan accent, Kimmel recognised that it wasn’t the TV psychologist and instead it was Damon once again trying to get on the show.
The actor said "it's hurtful when things get printed you don't believe"
Matt Damon found himself in controversial position when in a recent interview he appeared to suggest that actors could hurt their careers if they come out as gay. Now The Martian actor has sought to clarify his views in an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and told the host that he had not intended to make homophobic comments.
Matt Damon has sought to clarify comments he made about gay actors
Speaking to Ellen, who is openly gay herself, said: "I was just trying to say actors are more effective when they’re a mystery, right?
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The actor spoke about the book from which 'The Martian' was adapted, and how he prepared for the demanding role with director Ridley Scott.
Matt Damon’s new movie The Martian is set for theatrical release at the start of October. Directed by Ridley Scott and adapted from a 2011 science-fiction novel of the same name written by Andy Weir, the Hollywood A-lister plays an astronaut stranded on Mars after the rest of his team flee the planet following a storm.
It may sound like a pretty harrowing affair, but Damon says in a new interview that it’s quite the opposite. “The book is really funny, and the movie, I think, is really funny too, which might surprise some people”.
Matt Damon stars in 'The Martian'
Continue reading: Matt Damon Chats About Upcoming Movie 'The Martian'
Matt Damon is set to star in upcoming sci-fi adventure 'The Martian', directed by Ridley Scott and based on the book by Andy Weir, which sees one man forced to re-assess his resources when he is accidentally stranded on Mars following a storm that sent the rest of his team fleeing home.
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Kristen Wiig, Matt Damon , Jessica Chastain - The European Premiere of 'The Martian' held at the Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 24th September 2015
Damon apologised for the remarks in Sunday's episode of 'Project Greenlight', but suggested that his remarks were taken out of context by the editing process.
Matt Damon has issued an apology after he appeared to downplay the importance of diversity in the movie industry. The actor and budding director is a judge on the HBO reality show 'Project Greenlight', and was heavily criticised on social media for comments he made to fellow judge and film-maker Effie Brown when talking about a movie that they were considering approving, with the hashtag '#damonsplaining' trending soon afterwards.
On last Sunday’s episode, Brown, who produced 2014’s award-winning Dear White People, was urging caution in green-lighting a movie in which “the only black person” is a “hooker who gets hit by her white pimp”, and urged the selection of a different creative team to take the project forwards to ensure that this wasn’t a racial stereotype.
Matt Damon caused a social media backlash after his comments on last weekend's 'Project Greenlight'
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In these faux featurettes, the crew of Ares 3 talk us through some of the procedures and practices they must go through before embarking on their perilous mission to Mars. The small team of astronauts are put through rigorous training and exercise programs to make sure they're both mentally and physically fit for the mission.
The team also talk about how they will actually get to Mars and show you around their ship.
Matt Damon leads the cast in The Martian, he plays astronaut Mark Watney who specialises in botany and mechanical engineering. The story follows his struggle to survive as he becomes deserted on Mars after a near fatal accident.
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The actor returns as Jason Bourne in the franchise's new installment next year.
Matt Damon, star of the Bourne franchise has spilled some juicy details on his upcoming fourth adventure as the spy. Speaking to Buzzfeed, Damon described the new movie, which hits cinemas in July next year, as being set in a ‘post-Snowden world'.
Matt Damon stars returns as Jason Bourne in the franchise's next installment.
"Without giving too much of it away, it's Bourne through an austerity-riddled Europe and in a post-Snowden world," Damon said. "It seems like enough has changed, you know? There are all these kinds of arguments about spying and civil liberties and the nature of democracy.”
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Shortly after the disaster of the officially endorsed FIFA movie 'United Passions', a yet-to-be-published account of the corruption within the organisation is set to be adapted for the big screen.
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon may be working together again in the future, with reports that they are in negotiations to co-produce a movie about the current scandal within football’s governing body FIFA.
According to a story by The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. has emerged victorious in a bidding war for the rights to BuzzFeed investigative reporter Ken Bensinger’s forthcoming book ‘Houses of Deceit’, and is currently speaking with Affleck and Damon to co-produce it.
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck may be working together again soon
Nicky Parsons will be making her return in the fifth instalment of the Bourne franchise.
Julia Stiles is set to return to the Bourne film series, reprising her role as agent Nicky Parsons in the fifth instalment of The Bourne Identity franchise, Deadline reports. Stiles appeared in the series’ first three films as the s CIA-operative-turned-ally, but didn’t return for the 2012 spin-off The Bourne Legacy.
Julia Stiles is going back to Bourne.
Stiles joins star Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass, who are also returning to the franchise. The film, which is currently untitled, will see the return of Matt Damon's Jason Bourne character after nearly a decade away. It is scheduled to hit cinemas on July 29, 2016.
Ridley Scott directs a star studded cast in the film adaptation of Andy Weir’s novel.
David Bowie once asked us if there was ‘Life on Mars’ and this November the answer will be yes.. sort of, as Matt Damon finds himself stranded all alone on the red planet. Following in the footsteps of Gravity and Interstellar, comes Ridley Scott’s The Martian 2015’s space set drama, which sees Matt Damon fight for survival alone on Mars.
Matt Damon stars as astronaut Mark Watney in The Martian.
In The Martian Damon stars as astronaut Mark Watney, who is left stranded and presumed dead on Mars, after his crew evacuate the planet during a dust storm. Faced with a potential four year wait for rescue, Watney must fight to stay alive, as he attempts to make contact with ground control.
Mark Watney is an astronaut whose resourceful and determined personality is the only thing he has to rely on when he is accidentally abandoned on Mars when his team abort their mission in the face of an oncoming storm. He is presumed dead, but he has miraculously survived, though injured, and now must do everything within his power to get a message to NASA, calculating that if they get it, he still has to survive for four years until they reach him. He has little left in the way of supplies and is living in a Hab which is meant for only a month's worth of use. On his to do list is to attempt to grow crops to survive on, and do everything he can to make water. Luckily for him, a message does reach NASA and his crewmates immediately come together to work out how to rescue their man.
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No release date has yet been given for the forthcoming faith-based epic, but Jackman will team up with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck to produce it.
Warner Bros. has announced plans for a new Biblical movie project involving a host of A-list actors. Hugh Jackman is to take the lead role in Apostle Paul, in which he will play the early Christian missionary who becomes one of the most important preachers of the message of Jesus.
News of the casting was reported by Deadline on Wednesday. Jackman will also be producing the movie, along with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck through their Pearl Street Films production company. A screenplay is currently being written by Matt Cook, who has previously worked on Triple Nine and By Way of Helena.
Hugh Jackman is set to star in forthcoming Biblical movie 'Apostle Paul'
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Bill Murray, John Goodman, George Clooney, Jean Dujardin and Matt Damon - Photo call for The Monuments Men, 64th Berlin International Film Festival, (Berlinale), at the Hyatt Potsdamer Platz - Berlin, Germany - Saturday 8th February 2014
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