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  • Matt Damon’s No Good, Very Bad Year at the Box Office

    12/24/2017 9:46:59 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    Variety ^ | December 24, 2017 | Dave McNary
    “Downsizing” may be the most appropriate title to cap off a dismal 2017 at the box office for Matt Damon. The Alexander Payne dramedy launched quietly with $425,000 from Thursday previews at approximately 1,900 North American locations. “Downsizing” expanded to 2,668 sites on Friday and wound up sixth place with $2 million (including the preview grosses). That gives it an unimpressive $6.9 million projection for the four days. That’s a meager taking for “Downsizing’s” $65 million budget for the film produced by Megan Ellison, Mark Johnson, Payne, and Jim Taylor. Reviews for the movie, which premiered at the Venice International...
  • Matt Damon defends Louis C.K., shows he still doesn't understand #MeToo in tone-deaf interview

    12/15/2017 6:58:13 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 11 replies
    © Copyright 2017 NYDailyNews.com. All rights reserved. ^ | Friday, December 15, 2017, 9:27 AM | Peter Sblendorio
    Damon also said that while he's never met Louis C.K. — who admitted to masturbating in front of multiple women without their consent — he sensed the comedian will make changes in the aftermath of his scandal. "I don't imagine he's going to do those things again," Damon said of C.K. "You know what I mean? I imagine the price that he's paid at this point is so beyond anything that he — I just think that we have to kind of start delineating between what these behaviors are." "When (C.K.) came out and said, 'I did this. I did...
  • Nolte: Harveywood Ties, Terrible Reviews Threaten Box Office for George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’

    10/24/2017 4:35:31 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 24, 2017 | John Nolte
    Even if terrible reviews and the exploding scandal around Harvey Weinstein were not an issue, past as prologue informs us that director George Clooney’s Suburbicon would still be in trouble. While the Hollywood bubble, which includes the lackey entertainment media, likes to pretend Clooney is a Big Star, moviegoers disagree, most especially when it comes to the films he directs. Other than the forgettable mess that was Monuments Men, which squeaked over $75 million (and probably still lost money), American audiences have expressed a startling indifference towards everything Clooney’s directed. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) grossed just $16 million,...
  • Fox & Friends: Retired Baseball Star Damon Warns ESPN Not to Turn into 'Political Arena'

    09/15/2017 11:55:38 AM PDT · by DFG · 29 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 09/15/2017 | Jay Maxson
    Retired baseball player Johnny Damon helped the Yankees and Red Sox win world championships, and he was always a positive and quotable athlete. Today on Fox & Friends he advised ESPN to stick to sports -- a phrase the network loves to hate. Fox & Friends hosts asked Damon about ESPN co-anchor Jemele Hill's Monday attack on President Trump and his supporters. She angrily called them "racists" and "white supremacists" on her Twitter account. Damon responded: I want to watch sports for sports. ... If ESPN turns into a political arena, I know a lot of people just won't watch.
  • Ex-MLB star Johnny Damon sits in front row behind Donald Trump at Florida rally

    11/04/2016 7:52:21 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 12 replies
    Business Insider.com ^ | November 3, 2016
    Johnny Damon and Donald Trump. Screenshot/YouTube On the eve of the Chicago Cubs' attempt to end a 108-year World Series drought, a hero from the most legendary drought-busting Major League Baseball team took a seat behind Donald Trump at a Florida rally. Johnny Damon, a center fielder from the 2004 Boston Red Sox World Series championship team, waved a red "Make America Great Again" sign and cheered on the Republican nominee during the Wednesday rally in Orlando. Trump even gave him a shout out, calling him the "ultimate champion and winner" and "the great Johnny Damon." For a brief moment...
  • Matt Damon's Miami Waterfront Home (for sale - $18.9 million)

    08/04/2014 12:34:40 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 35 replies
    Lonny ^ | 08/04/2014 | Lonny.com
    Matt Damon is selling his Miami Beach property for $18.9 million. Take a look at 'Maravilla', courtesy of The Jills from Coldwell Banker. 12,705-square-foot home in Miami Beach, replete with pools, palms, and plenty of privacy. According to the Wall Street Journal, the actor created the property by combining two parcels he bought in 2005, paying about $14.5 million for both. The home is located on the same glitzy street where Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, and Calvin Klein are said to have lived.
  • “Elysium” is implausible, because it’s based on a medical device manufacturer with no salespeople

    08/11/2013 11:42:15 PM PDT · by grundle · 34 replies
    wordpress ^ | August 12, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Movie review: “Elysium” is implausible, because it’s based on a medical device manufacturer that does not employ any salespeople Elysium has too many loud, noisy action scenes, and not enough calm, quiet, reflective scenes of thoughtful contemplation. It didn’t have any lines of dialogue that I can see myself wanting to quote in the future. None of the characters were particularly interesting. And if I was a child, I couldn’t see myself wanting to buy any of the action figures that might be based on this movie.The machine that instantly cures cancer seems perfectly plausible. However,...
  • Yet another Elysium review: It IS political, and it stinks.

    08/12/2013 5:56:37 AM PDT · by jdsteel · 48 replies
    08/12/2013 | jdsteel
    After reading some positive FR reviews I decided to give the movie a try. Yes, the movie is blatantly political. The plot revolves around a mishmash of liberal lunacy about healthcare and immigration. But the worst thing I can say is the movie stinks. Damon's acting is weak. The plot has huge holes in it. The characters are one dimensional. The big fight scene at the end looks like a bad imitation of a WWE fight. Worst of all, the futuristic scenario is not written in a way that has any logic of its own. Sure, I could believe that...
  • Elysium: just saw it, and liked it

    08/10/2013 7:32:12 PM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 98 replies
    self | aug 10, 2013 | beebuster2000
    Just saw it mid day saturday. theatre was pretty crowded but not packed. i kind of liked it. damon was good as low level criminal that gets into a big big mess. Jodie Foster was really good as the evil b*&%h that runs the space station habitat. For reasons never explained she speaks French, and has some odd kind of French accent. Aside from that she fills the roll. She also fills out her tight skirt, looks like Ms. Foster has ballooned a little. Might have gone another way on the rear tight skirt shots. Double wide. Lot of stuff...
  • 'Elysium': Classy Class Warfare [22nd Century Martha's Vineyard]

    08/10/2013 6:04:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/10/13 | John Anderson
    One smart-as-a-whip sci-fi thriller does not a summer make, but "Elysium" is good enough to suggest that the cyborgs of Hollywood have not, in fact, risen up and taken over. Starring Matt Damon in extra muscles and a shaven skull, it contains enough hardware for all the Home Depots of the future, and an atmosphere of grimy oppression one can almost taste.... The year is 2154. A dusty, rusted, wasted Earth has become the despoiled home of the have-nots; the haves are in residence aboard a wagon-wheel-shaped space station named for the Elysian Fields of the ancients Greeks, the inside...
  • OOPS: MATT DAMON'S 'ELYSIUM' ATTACKS EVERYTHING MATT DAMON STANDS FOR

    08/03/2013 9:05:47 AM PDT · by rhema · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/1/13 | John Nolte
    The Hollywood Reporter's Todd McCarthy shouldn't be surprised that director Neil Blokamp's "latest politically tinged sci-fi feature" falls apart during the third act. So did Blokamp's first politically tinged sci-fi feature, the overrated but promising "District 9." According to McCarthy's astute review, though, "Elysium" goes a step further into the arena of wild left-wing, Hollywood hypocrisy. Here is how McCarthy describes the world and plot of what is likely another box-office bomb from star Matt Damon: Blomkamp sets the dystopian juices flowing with images of future sprawling slums and urban ruin that one might initially take to be Mexico City...
  • Bono, Olivia Wilde and Richard Branson join Matt Damon's "toilet strike"

    05/22/2013 9:40:10 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies
    Bono, Olivia Wilde and Richard Branson join Matt Damon's "toilet strike" What is the latest celebrity accessory trend? Diapers. In a humorous, but fact-filled PSA, Olivia Wilde, Bono and Richard Branson announce they are joining Matt Damon's toilet strike to raise awareness about the global water crisis. In the definition of promises they can't keep (but it's the sentiment that counts), the three celebs pledge, "We won't go to the bathroom until everyone in the world has access to clean water and sanitation." "I remember when Matt first brought up the idea, it was at a meeting of the illuminati,"...
  • Matt Damon Brings Equality to the Planet

    04/10/2013 8:31:40 AM PDT · by piytar · 23 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | August 3, 2012 | Mark Tapson
    Here’s part of the synopsis: In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine manmade space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth… A hardline government official will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. Anti-immigration politicians, environmental devastation, One Percenters… all this movie needs is a futuristic racist Tea Party congregating in a homophobic chicken restaurant and it will have addressed all the left’s current favorite targets.
  • Matt Damon called ‘liar’ by pro-fracking filmmaker

    01/03/2013 3:51:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/3/13 | PATRICK GAVIN
    Fracking fans have a new target: Matt Damon. “Promised Land,” the new Gus Van Sant film about the controversial technique that acquires natural gas through drilling and pressurized fluid, stars and was written by Damon and costar John Krasinski, opens nationally Friday. Phelim McAleer is launching a one-man campaign to call Damon out about the film. McAleer directed the documentary FrackNation, along with his wife Ann McElhinney, and the film paints a more sympathetic portrayal of fracking and aims to dispel some of the misinformation that McAleer and McElhinney believe have dominated the debate over the procedure’s environmental and health...
  • They’re Running TV Spots For Matt Damon’s Anti-Fracking Movie Now…

    12/21/2012 1:03:03 PM PST · by LSUfan · 34 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 18 Dec 12 | MacAoidh
    …it opens next month. It’s a propaganda film, and it’s pure BS. There is no evidence that hydraulic fracturing causes farmland to become unproductive the way it’s depicted in Promised Land. We’ve been fracking for 60 years in this country and if fracking destroyed farmland we would know about it. We don’t know that. But what we do know is that the financing of Damon’s anti-fracking propaganda film comes from the United Arab Emirates. As in, an Arab OPEC nation. Whose interests are significantly damaged by the kind of full-scale domestic U.S. oil and gas production fracking holds the key...
  • Matt Damon anti-fracking film Promised Land produced by Middle Eastern Oil Government

    12/07/2012 2:25:10 PM PST · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | december 6, 2012
    Journalist Phelim McAleer (director of FrackNation documentary), asks Matt Damon about his new anti-fracking movie Promised Land which was funded by United Arab Emirates, which stand to make billions in oil exports if fracking was banned in US.
  • Romney Was Manager and Board Member of Corp Guilty of Medicare Fraud (More info - the sauce thickens

    01/27/2012 10:57:39 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 49 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1/27/2012 | Dave Eberhart
    Debating in Tampa Florida this month, Mitt Romney strongly denied that his investment company Bain Capital did "any work with the government like Medicaid and Medicare." However, under Romney's "supervision," Bain purchased and ran the Damon Corporation which pled guilty to Federal conspiracy charges - as a result of tens of millions in systemic Medicare fraud... According to a cited Forbes report, in 1989, Bain Capital purchased controlling interest in Damon Corp. a medical testing company located in Needham, Massachusetts. "During the time that Bain held its ownership of the company, Mitt Romney personally sat on the board of directors.."...
  • Blood Money of Mitt Romney (Video)

    01/27/2012 1:19:33 PM PST · by OPS4 · 41 replies
    Winning our future back ^ | 1/26/12 | Winning our future back
    Debating in Tampa, Florida in late-January, while falsely characterizing Newt Gingrich’s income from his government consulting work, Mitt Romney denied that Bain did “any work with the government like Medicaid and Medicare”. Now we learn that Bain, under Romney’s “supervision”, purchased and ran the Damon Corporation, who pled guilty to Federal conspiracy charges as a result of tens of millions of dollars in systemic Medicare fraud committed under Romney’s and Bain’s control. Damon was fined over $119-million which was, at the time, the largest criminal healthcare fine in Massachusetts history and Mr. Romney’s participation was characterized in 1996 by Corporate...
  • Something Revealing That Voters May Not Be Privy To Concerning Damon Corp & The Medicare Fraud

    01/26/2012 11:39:41 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 2 replies · 1+ views
    1/27/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I'll give a link to the entire Forbes.com article below, which I am quoting and excerpting. I believe that pro-Gingrich people are running ads on this. "In 1989, Bain Capital purchased controlling interest in Damon Corp...During the time that Bain held its ownership of the company, Mitt Romney sat on the board of directors...during that same period, Damon Corp. was busy selling fraudulent reimbursement claims to the tune of millions of dollars...By the time Damon Corp. pleaded guilty...Bain was long gone having sold the company in 1993 to Corning Inc... When Mitt Romney was confronted with the matter during his...
  • Romney Supervised Medical Testing Company Guilty Of Massive Medicare Fraud

    01/24/2012 3:59:01 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/21/2012 | Rick Ungar
    In 1989, Bain Capital purchased controlling interest in Damon Corporation, a medical testing company located in Needham, Massachusetts. During the time that Bain held its ownership of the company Mitt Romney personally sat on the Board of Directors. And during that same period, Damon Corporation was busy submitting fraudulent reimbursement claims to Medicare to the tune of millions of dollars charged for unnecessary blood tests. ... By the time Damon pleaded guilty to defrauding the United States Government of $25 million - and paid a total of $119 million in what was, at that time, the largest penalty of its...