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  • Matt Damon slams Donald Trump at MIT commencement

    06/03/2016 8:32:31 PM PDT · by Prolixus · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | June 3, 2016 | Chloe Melas
    Matt Damon returned to MIT, but this time he wasn't mopping the floors. The 45-year-old actor delivered his first-ever commencement address for MIT's class of 2016 Friday, and wasted no time in slamming GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. To do that Damon got pretty trippy, citing what he says is a real scientific theory that we all might just be living in a simulated reality created by more intelligent forms of life in the universe. His question: "How come we have to be in the reality that Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee for president -- can we transfer to a...
  • Matt Damon, Martian ecologist

    10/07/2015 9:25:26 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 56 replies
    In Capital (volume 3), Karl Marx observed: “In London . . . they can do nothing better with the excrement produced by 4 1/2 million people than pollute the Thames with it, at monstrous expense”. That would not have happened if Matt Damon had been around. Marx was railing against the loss of nutrients from the soil caused by contemporary (and modern) sewage systems. In Ridley Scott’s new 3D blockbuster, The Martian, Damon is inadvertently left behind on Mars by his NASA crew mates and is obliged to survive until help comes. As is so often the way, inspiration strikes...
  • Saving Matt Damon

    10/03/2015 1:31:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    The Internet ^ | 2015 | Unknown
  • Anti-Fracking Film Produced with Abu Dhabi Oil Money (For the Record)

    07/31/2013 5:59:51 AM PDT · by xzins · 14 replies
    CNS ^ | January 4, 2013 | Matt Cover
    ( – “Promised Land,” the anti-fracking film written and produced by Hollywood stars Matt Damon and John Krasinski, was made in part by a production company owned by the government of Arab oil emirate Abu Dhabi – a state in direct competition with American oil and gas producers. The film is financed in part by Image Nation Abu Dhabi, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media which is owned by the government of Abu Dhabi, one of 13 Arab emirates that makes up the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and serves as that country’s capitol. Abu Dhabi media was created by the...
  • Matt Damon's Troubling UAE Friends

    10/08/2012 7:02:52 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 11 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 8 Oct 12 | Christopher Holton
    Any American who has been paying attention over the past 20 years realizes that the real key to America’s national security is energy independence. In short, we’re funding both sides in a global Islamic insurgency characterized by violent terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda. This is happening because we are dependent on foreign sources of energy. Most of OPEC—even our so-called “allies”—is hostile toward us in some way, shape or form. The nations that produce and export much of the world’s oil are populated by wealthy sheikhs and mullahs who support Jihad in various ways, including by funding charities that...
  • Matt Damon Slams Obama: He 'Broke Up With Me'

    08/10/2013 1:06:31 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 9, 2013 | Melanie Batley
    Oscar-winning actor Matt Damon says his love affair with President Barack Obama is finally over. "He broke up with me," the once ardent supporter and campaigner for Obama told the Black Entertainment Network (BET) in a recent interview. The A-list movie star and Democrat said there were "a lot of things" he questions about Obama's second term, specifically the legality of drone strikes and the NSA's secret surveillance programs.
  • Matt Damon and Ben Affleck developing thriller for SyFy

    10/13/2014 1:34:01 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 45 replies
    Sarnia Observer ^ | 10-13-2014 | Whitney Friedlander
    Set in a world where corporations have seemingly unlimited power, the story will focus on one man's efforts to beat the system. Although it is still known for campy projects like "Sharknado," the deal is another example of how SyFy has been upping its game in scripted content. The cabler recently ordered the alien series "Hunters" from "The Walking Dead's" Gale Anne Hurd and it is developing "Ghost Brigades," which is based on the "Old Man's War" universe book series, with Wolfgang Petersen and Scott Stuber.
  • 8 stars whose box-office draw is nosediving

    06/15/2014 10:24:06 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 163 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06.14.2014
    With an opening weekend take of $28 million, Tom Cruise’s new sci-fi film “Edge of Tomorrow” — which debuted June 6 — did even worse than his last sci-fi movie, 2013’s “Oblivion.” In the last eight years, Cruise has had only one hit (2011’s “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol”). It looks like he’s nearing the end of his run as a major movie star, though we’ll see how “Mission: Impossible 5” does when it comes out next year.
  • Years of Living Hypocritically: Five Alarmist Celebs and Their Double Standards

    04/23/2014 11:32:16 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    News Busters ^ | 4-22-14 | Sean Long
    They may be good at making movies, but Hollywood celebrities’ lifestyles are far from an environmentalist’s dream. Their globetrotting, multiple mansion owning ways are inconsistent with the environmental agenda they loudly promote. Showtime’s new climate change series, “Years of Living Dangerously,” premiered April 13, 2014, slightly more than a week before Earth Day 2014. It relies on several wealthy, Hollywood celebrities to spread fear about climate change. While these actors and directors talk a lot about reducing carbon footprints and saving the world, they haven’t given up their own enormous mansions and private jets. Director James Cameron, former Governor Arnold...
  • Sarah Palin Blasts Hollywood Stars as 'Full of Hate' at Movie Premiere

    06/29/2011 6:25:54 AM PDT · by radioone · 47 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 6-28-11 | Paul Bond
    <p>The first 10 minutes of "The Undefeated" doc features entertainers using vulgar language aimed at Palin, who told THR it was the first time she'd seen most of it: "It makes you want to reach out to some of these folks and say, What's your problem?"</p>
  • Socialism is the "New" Middle Ages for Dummies

    12/01/2013 5:59:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | December 1, 2013 | John Ransom
    Goldilocks wrote: The statement is quoted out of context. NY Times Musters Hillary Defense Of O’Care “What Difference Does It Make?” Dear Comrade Locks, Ok, so let me put it in context for you. Ambassador Chris Stevens, Tyrone S. Woods, Glen Anthony Doherty and Sean Smith died on or shortly after September 11th, 2012 in a terrorist attack on the embassy in Benghazi, Libya by supposed allies of the Obama administration. The administration was supposedly acting on behalf of the American people. But yet, no one really knows why this terrorist attack happened. Still. At the time Obama said that...
  • Matt Damon… Just when you thought you knew him!

    Check out the video at the speaks for itself and it'll amaze you.
  • Ed Asner Explains Hollywood Silence on Obama, Syria: They 'Don't Want to Feel Anti-Black'

    09/06/2013 9:27:43 PM PDT · by oxcart · 65 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 09/06/2013 | Paul Bond
    In 2003, ahead of a U.S. attack on Iraq, a robust anti-war movement in Hollywood included [2] a TV commercial starring Martin Sheen and Sean Penn visiting Baghdad. There were online petitions signed by Ed Asner; letters to President George W. Bush pleading for peace were signed by Matt Damon, Tim Robbins, Barbra Streisand and Alec Baldwin; former M*A*S*H star Mike Farrell fronted multiple press conferences where celebrities denounced war. In interviews, Janeane Garofalo stopped identifying herself as an actor -- she preferred to be called a member of the U.S. anti-war movement. The good news for President Barack Obama...
  • 'Elysium' Star Jodie Foster Admits Film Is Political

    08/10/2013 5:05:30 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 71 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 10, 2013 | P.J. Gladnick
    Matt Damon, the star of the movie "Elysium" and its director, Neill Blomkamp, have both vociferously denied that their film is political. Well, perhaps they might want to consult with Jodie Foster who also stars in this movie to get their stories in proper alignment because she expressed a very different opinion. First let us read the not very convincing denial by Blomkamp of any political motivation as reported by Fox News: "’Elysium’ doesn’t have a message,” Blomkamp told Wired Magazine, saying he found it unfortunate that critics were drawing parallels between his movie and the Occupy movement, a phenomenon...
  • '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...
  • Jeb Bush rips (public school advocate) Matt Damon for sending his kids to private school

    08/08/2013 6:21:26 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 27 replies
    The Hill (blogs) ^ | 8/7/2013 | Jonathan Easley
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Wednesday criticized actor Matt Damon, a vocal public-school advocate, for sending his children to private school. Read more: Follow us: @thehill on Twitter | TheHill on Facebook
  • Jerk of the Week - Matt Damon

    08/09/2013 12:50:36 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 14 replies ^ | August 9, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    As is the usual case, there were a number of unworthy contestants for our Jerk of the Week honors. From Obama and his demonstrated weakness to Congress getting Obamacare waivers to property management companies trying to banish the Second Amendment (which has failed), there were quite a few who could have been chose. However, our choice this week truly represents the utter hypocrisy of the progressive liberal. Therefore our Jerk of the Week is Matt Damon. Matt Damon has long been a progressive liberal moonbat, believing that America is a terrible place. He loves the work of noted anti-American author...
  • Matt Damon: Obama 'broke up with me'

    08/09/2013 7:29:40 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies
    Matt Damon: Obama 'broke up with me' By Cameron Joseph - 08/09/13 09:50 AM ET Actor and former Obama fan Matt Damon isn't happy with the president. "He broke up with me," Damon tells BET. "There are a lot of things that I really question, the legality of the drone strikes, and these NSA revelations. Jimmy Carter came out and said 'we don't live in a democracy,' that's a little intense when an ex-president says that, so he's got some explaining to do, particularly for a constitutional law professor." Damon was a big supporter of Obama during his 2008 campaign,...
  • New Matt Damon movie predicts future where the one per cent lives on luxury space colony

    08/08/2013 11:38:31 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 8, 2013 | David McCormack
    Matt Damon’s new sci-fi blockbuster 'Elysium' has received a deluge of criticism that it is pushing a socialist agenda - inspired by the Occupy movement - down moviegoers’ throats. Set in the year 2154, ‘Elysium’ imagines a world where the wealthy elite have abandoned an overcrowded Earth for a better life aboard a luxury space station. While Earth is characterized by crime-riddled and poverty-stricken slums, the super-rich live in Elysium, an exclusive gated community in space complete with a cure for all illnesses and robots that enforce strict anti-immigration laws. The extreme disparity between the haves and have nots in...
  • Elysium: Hollywood's Familiar Nightmare, and the Enduring Technological Dream

    08/08/2013 1:39:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    Breitbart - Big Hollywood ^ | August 8, 2013 | Hamilton
    The new movie Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, is more loaded with liberal politics than an Organizing For America fundraising pitch. It’s more loaded with liberalism than an Ivy League gender studies department. More loaded, even, than an MSNBC roundtable discussion.   Still, it’s a pretty cool movie, featuring an intelligent, if scary, take on the future. And so it merits our attention, because even if one doesn’t agree with its liberal slant, one must realize that liberals have half, at least, of the marbles in American politics--that is, the White House, the Senate, and, of course, the...

    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...
  • Celebs Beg Obama to Keep Promise on Nuclear Disarmament

    06/15/2013 5:28:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | June 13, 2013 | Christian Toto
    Several A-listers are banding together to beg President Barack Obama to keep his word about seeking a world [free] of nuclear weapons. Apparently, they've been cycling through the Superman movies to ready themselves for Man of Steel and stumbled upon Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. Actors Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Naomi Watts, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Martin Sheen and Alec Baldwin, among others, appear in a new video for Global Zero urging the president to address the issue at next week’s G-8 summit.... Freeman and Sheen conclude, “For if we believe that the spread of nuclear weapons is...
  • Matt Damon’s Elysium Is an Action Movie for the 99 Percent (OWS in space)

    04/14/2013 3:06:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Vulture ^ | April 8, 2013 | Kyle Buchanan
    A few hours ago at the Arclight theater in Hollywood, director Neill Blomkamp showed off a rock-em-sock-em trailer for his new sci-fi epic Elysium, followed by an even more revealing ten-minute clip reel … but if he'd had his druthers, he'd have shown nothing at all. "I try to show as little as I can," he told reporters afterward. "The thing is, if you're a responsible, functioning filmmaker in the 21st century, you can't spend a hundred million dollars and then try to behave as though you're going to keep [the movie] wrapped under a blanket … I realize that...
  • CNN Asks If Traditional Marriage Defenders Are 'On the Wrong Side of History'

    03/25/2013 2:54:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/25/2013 | Matt Hadro
    Hyping "growing support" for same-sex marriage, CNN's Carol Costello asked a supporter of California's Proposition 8 on Monday if he was "on the wrong side of history" for legally defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Her tone fits right with Friday's CNN panel where a traditional marriage supporter was disgustingly marginalized as a segregationist and compared to a slave owner. Costello cited GOP strategist Karl Rove admitting that he could see a Republican presidential candidate publicly support same-sex marriage in 2016. She then asked Austin Nimocks of the Alliance Defense Fund, "Austin, you heard what Karl Rove...
  • Anti-Fracking Film Produced with Abu Dhabi Oil Money

    01/07/2013 2:33:36 PM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 4, 2013 | Matt Cover
    “Promised Land,” the anti-fracking film written and produced by Hollywood stars Matt Damon and John Krasinski, was made in part by a production company owned by the government of Arab oil emirate Abu Dhabi – a state in direct competition with American oil and gas producers. The film is financed in part by Image Nation Abu Dhabi, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media which is owned by the government of Abu Dhabi, one of 13 Arab emirates that makes up the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and serves as that country’s capitol.Abu Dhabi media was created by the Abu Dhabi government...
  • Matt Damon’s Latest Film Simplifies a Complex Political Issue

    01/06/2013 5:41:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | January 6, 2012 | John Hanlon
    Matt Damon’s latest film “Promised Land” arrived in theaters nationwide yesterday with a focus on the controversial issue of fracking. Written by Matt Damon (who won an Oscar for co-writing “Good Will Hunting”) and John Krasinski (“The Office),” the story focuses on a small community that is asked to debate the merits of the process when a large corporation arrives in town wanting to buy much of the local land. In an article from the Wall Street Journal, reporter Daniel Gilbert described -- much more succinctly than the film does -- what the process of fracking entails. He noted that...
  • Hollywood's 'Promised Land' 'Not Very Accurate'

    01/03/2013 9:54:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood / The Associated Press ^ | January 2, 2013 | Michael Rubinkam
    ALLENTOWN, Pa.-The new movie "Promised Land" digs into the fierce national debate over fracking, the technique that's generated a boom in U.S. natural gas production while also stoking controversy over its possible impact on the environment and human health. Written by and starring Matt Damon and John Krasinski, the film comes at an opportune time for a big-screen exploration of the issues surrounding the shale gas revolution, with cheap natural gas transforming the nation's energy landscape and "fracking" now a household word. But viewers shouldn't necessarily expect a realistic treatment of drilling and fracking. It's not that kind of film...
  • Fracking Fiction - Promised Land pulls a fast one on moviegoers.

    01/01/2013 10:25:00 AM PST · by neverdem · 50 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 1, 2013 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    A word of warning: It’s impossible to review Promised Land, the new movie written by Matt Damon and John Krasinski and directed by Gus Van Sant, without giving away its twist ending. Though the plot turn is fumbling in its execution, it is the slyest tactic in the movie’s clumsy crusade against fracking, the process of injecting high-pressure chemicals, water, and sand into the ground to access vast quantities of otherwise inaccessible natural gas.Here’s the premise: Steve Butler (Damon) is a corporate salesman who draws on his rural roots to persuade farmers to sell their land to a fracking...
  • The Game Is Rigged

    12/31/2012 10:03:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | December 31, 2012 | Dan Holler
    Matt Damon, the actor who once gave $2,000 to Dennis Kucinich, is giving up on politics. He told Playboy, “It’s easier now more than ever in my life to feel the fix is in, the game is rigged and no matter how hard you work to change things, it just doesn’t matter.” Liberal Hollywood elites are not the only ones disappointed with failure of President Obama to deliver on his 2008 promise to change Washington. Heck, even left-leaning newspapers are blaming – albeit inadvertently – his Washington for the fiscal cliff fallout. When consumer confidence took a sharper than expected...
  • Can UAE-Backed Film Shut Down U.S. Fracking Boom?

    12/21/2012 4:25:40 PM PST · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 21, 2012
    Energy: As the U.S. changes the balance of power by exporting some of its abundant natural gas resources, a Hollywood propaganda film debuts claiming the technology making it possible will poison America's small towns. 'Promised Land," a film that does nothing to alter Hollywood's stereotype of businessmen, particularly energy industry executives, as greedy plunderers of the planet, opens this week in selected theatres. The anti-fracking film is based on a not-true story about well contamination in a small Pennsylvania town with a healthy dose of junk science. As documentary filmmaker Phelim McAleer, who is working on his own documentary, "FrackNation",...
  • 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.
  • Matt Damon's Anti-Fracking Movie Financed by Oil-Rich Arab Nation

    10/01/2012 7:43:55 PM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 32 replies
    THe Foundry (Heritage Blog) ^ | Sept. 28, 2012 | Lachlan Markay
    A new film starring Matt Damon presents American oil and natural gas producers as money-grubbing villains purportedly poisoning rural American towns. It is therefore of particular note that it is financed in part by the royal family of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates....(Excerpt)
  • The Bourne Stupidity (Matt Damon does a movie against Fracking)

    10/02/2012 9:10:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/02/2012 | Lincoln Brown
    “Fracking” is one of those words that will set any given Progressive off like a roman candle. Kind of like “marriage” “Bible” or “America”. It will produce a mouth foaming, wild-eyed reaction reminiscent of the beast-man that attacked Michael York in the cave scene of the 1977 version of The Island of Dr. Moreau. I am not going to go into detail about fracking, except to say that despite the breathless propaganda, there has never been a serious incident from it, and that it helps keep many people employed and provides energy. Oh, and if it was truly the boogeyman...
  • Matt Damon would ‘kiss George W. Bush on the mouth’ for work on AIDS("three seconds. No tongue.")

    04/19/2012 1:39:31 PM PDT · by maggief · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 19, 2012 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Actor and activist Matt Damon, not typically a Republican supporter, this week gushed over former President George W. Bush's work fighting AIDS in Africa, saying it made him want to kiss the Texan “on the mouth.” Damon, a foreign aid activist who co-founded the nongovernmental organization, had high praise for the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a commitment by the United States to spend $15 billion over five years fighting HIV/AIDS that Bush signed into law. “I would kiss George W. Bush on the mouth for what he did on PEPFAR,” Damon told The Atlantic in an...
  • Gutfeld: 'Someone Must Have Pumped Sand And Water Through Matt Damon's Head'

    04/10/2012 11:44:59 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 7 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 04-10-12 | Breitbart TV
    Fox News' Greg Gutfeld: "So Matt Damon is making an anti-fracking movie. Yay! John Krasinksi will star, no doubt also an expert on this cruel practice that extracts natural gas. Boy, I hope he makes goofy faces like he does on 'The Office.' Adorable." (Video at link. Runs about 2 minutes)
  • Hollywood Hypocrites Book

    New York Times bestselling author of Obama Zombies and gonzo journalist Jason Mattera takes the first stand with Hollywood Hypocrites, as he slays the Left’s sacred celebrity cows and teaches Obama’s Tinseltown foot soldiers their most important lesson yet: No longer can they attempt to deny Americans the very liberties they use to catapult themselves to prosperity and stardom. In his trademark eye-opening, no-holds-barred, and hilarious style, Mattera puts scores of A-list celebrities, including Sting, Madonna, Bono, Al Gore, Alec Baldwin, Matt Damon, Cameron Diaz, Bruce Springsteen, and many, many more under the microscope to analyze whether they live by...
  • Matt Damon dismisses Barack Obama as a 'one term President'

    12/22/2011 2:53:20 PM PST · by Justaham · 24 replies ^ | 12-21-11 | Paul Thompson
    Matt Damon has taken another swipe at Barack Obama and dismissed him as a 'one term President.' In his most ferocious attack to date, the Hollywood star vented his anger at the President's failure to bring about change in America. He said: 'I've talked to a lot of people who worked for Obama at the grassroots level. One of them said to me, "Never again. I will never be fooled again by a politician".' 'You know, a one-term president with some balls who actually got stuff done would have been, in the long run of the country, much better.' His...
  • Science Fiction, Legal Reality (Sci-fi Writer Philip K. Dick's Heirs Battle Hollywood)

    11/26/2011 3:49:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 27, 2011 | Michael Hiltzik
    Sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick's heirs battle Hollywood over the rights to the 2011 Matt Damon film "The Adjustment Bureau."Plot outline for a Philip K. Dick story: Hollywood buys film rights to obscure short story by famous author. Makes movie. Movie makes money. Producers then claim they never needed to buy rights in the first place. Demand their money back. Emblematic Philip K. Dick story elements: Attempt to turn back time and murkiness of reality. Extra mind-bending plot twist: Author of original story is named Philip K. Dick. As Laura Dick Coelho, one of the late author's daughters, told me:...
  • Irish Bookmaker: 100-to-1 Odds that Actor Matt Damon Will Become President

    08/15/2011 2:59:55 PM PDT · by Justaham · 24 replies ^ | 8-15-11 | Tierney Smith
    The odds that actor Matt Damon could become president of the United States are 100-to-1, according to Ireland's largest bookmaker. Paddy Power, which operates a chain of licensed betting offices and retail outlets located throughout Ireland and in the UK, included Damon’s name in its odds-making after Damon received “a glittering endorsement for the role from fellow Hollywood star Michael Moore,” according to a Paddy Power press release. “There’s been a strong tradition of Hollywood stars making the transition into politics since Ronald Reagan,” the Dublin bookmaker said in a news release. “Matt Damon has never been afraid to express...
  • Why is Matt Damon So Dumb?

    08/08/2011 12:51:06 PM PDT · by bthockey · 143 replies
    The Band of Patriots ^ | 8/3/11 | Bryan Thomas
    As an actor, I absolutely love Matt Damon. The Bourne Ultimatum is one of the best movies I have ever seen. I can watch it again and again without getting tired of it. He is one of my favorite actors. However, his political ideas are some of the stupidest ideas I've ever heard. Matt Damon has a crazy idea that he, and his fellow millionaires and billionaires, need to be taxed more so that his money can be used to help the world. He doesn't believe that he should have that money but that his money should be spread around...
  • Hollyweird: Michelle Malkin Confronts Matt Damon

    08/06/2011 7:20:51 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 20 replies
    The Winston Review ^ | August 6, 2011 | -TWR-
    “Actor Matt Damon is a walking, talking public service reminder to immunize your children early and often against La-La-Land disease,” states syndicated columnist, and popular blogger, Michelle Malkin, in “Schooling Matt Damon” – a dig at Hollyweird. The movie star has been criticized, for uncritically praising bureaucrats and state school teachers, at a time when many American students are functionally illiterate. Damon has also attacked standardized tests, in favor of feelings-first lessons. Continues Malkin, “Students can’t master simple division or fractions because today’s teachers — churned out through lowest common denominator grad schools and shielded from competition — have barely...
  • Matt Damon stands by Weiner

    06/07/2011 8:28:18 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 60 replies
    politico ^ | 6-7-11
    Rep. Anthony Weiner’s wife may not have stood by her man at his press conference on Monday, but actor Matt Damon is sticking by the congressman. Damon was scheduled to hold a fundraiser for the now scandal-tarred rep on June 20 at the Almond Restaurant in Manhattan’s Flatiron District. According to New York magazine, he has decided to postpone it rather than cancel it. "It’s going to be postponed now because of all this," Damon told the mag at the Made in NY Awards on Monday night. "Look, I really support his politics …Anybody who fights for the working class...
  • Tobey Maguire Sued Over Multi-Million Dollar Illegal Poker Game; DiCaprio, Affleck & Damon Involved.

    06/22/2011 8:17:39 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    radar ^ | 6/22/2011 | Dylan Howard
    Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire is among more than a dozen high-profile Hollywood celebrities being sued in connection with a mega-millions illegal gambling ring that ran high-stakes underground poker games, Star magazine is reporting exclusively. Maguire, 35, won more than $300,000 from a Beverly Hills hedge fund manager who embezzled investor funds and orchestrated a Ponzi scheme in a desperate bid to pay off his monster debt to the star and others, it's alleged. An FBI investigation into Brad Ruderman, the CEO of Ruderman Capital Partners, uncovered how he lost $25 million of investor money in clandestine poker games held on...
  • True Grit - Trailer (Coen Brothers Version)

    11/13/2010 9:12:57 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 80 replies
    Variety ^ | November 2010 | unknown
    Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon star in the Coen Brothers' remake of Westerner 'True Grit'.
  • Matt Damon a Yankee swapper?

    11/01/2010 6:26:53 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 30 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/1/10 | Gayle Fee & Laura Raposa
    Red Sox diehard Matt Damon promises to wear a Yankees cap (Gasp!) if 200,000 New Yorkers vote with the Working Families Party in tomorrow’s election. Say it ain’t so, Matty D.! Taking to YouTube to promote the progressive — some might say Commie — initiative, Damon, who just turned 40, said fans can “really cheer me up” by voting for the WFP. The Party, he claims, is for cheaper mass transit cards, clean water and more health care reform. “He says that last one like it’s a thing people would support,” points out Time maggie. “Aw! We’re glad to see...
  • Check out the new trailer for the Coen Brothers' True Grit

    09/28/2010 9:43:12 AM PDT · by MissTed · 74 replies
    Joblo ^ | 9/27/10 | Nikki Stephens
    Well, your wait, if you were waiting, is over. The trailer for the Coen Brothers' TRUE GRIT has been released. Thoughts? It's a good lookin' trailer. However, that song instantly drove me insane. The whole time I was like, "When will this fade out?" Maybe something instrumental would have been better? I might be alone in this thought. Other than that, it's really my only complaint. It also reminds me of how bad ass and manly John Wayne was. Then again, so is Jeff Bridges, who from the looks of this trailer slides comfortably into the role of Rooster Cogburn....
  • ‘The Expendables’ Reminds Us Why Matt Damon Sucks

    08/14/2010 10:06:47 PM PDT · by This Just In · 36 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 8.14.10 | John Nolte
    ‘The Expendables’ Reminds Us Why Matt Damon Sucks Posted By John Nolte On August 14, 2010 There’s much to like about “The Expendables,” especially the simple straight-forward plot, all the B-movie mayhem you could possibly ask for, and two unapologetic hours of masculinity – which may be two hours more than we’ve seen in all of the last decade put together. These boys smoke cigars, drink beer while piloting airplanes, and return us to those glorious pre-Oprah days when stoicism was still a virtue and real men didn’t gush about their inner-emotional lives like 13 year-old girls drunk on Dr....
  • Matt Damon makes transformation to macho (Macho, Macho Man. Damon's got to be, a macho man)

    03/11/2010 6:36:43 PM PST · by tobyhill · 25 replies · 815+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 3/11/2010 | msnbc
    It may have required a colossal leap of imagination for moviegoers to accept the actor who played the sensitive, lonely and confused Tom Ripley in “The Talented Mr. Ripley” in the action-packed role of lethal government-trained assassin Jason Bourne. But when director Doug Liman first set out on the casting path for “The Bourne Identity,” the 2002 box office hit that was the first installment in the lucrative franchise, it didn’t take him long to choose Matt Damon as his leading man. “I wanted to create the thinking man’s action movie,” said Liman, who recently finished shooting “Fair Game,” about...
  • Anti-Military 'Green Zone' Bombs at Box Office

    03/15/2010 9:51:52 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies · 1,251+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 15, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    It seems that Hollywood never learns its lesson. The anti-military "Green Zone" has now become but the latest of such movies to bomb bigtime at the box office. This report from a Los Angeles Times blog chronicles how "Green Zones" has joined a list of similar financial disasters such as "In the Valley of Elah," "Rendition," and "Redacted": "Green Zone" is the last drama set to be released by a major studio related to the Iraq war, and Hollywood is undoubtedly grateful for it after the picture, directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Matt Damon, opened to just $14.5 million...
  • Paranoid Anti-Military Movie 'Green Zone' Hailed by Top NY Times Movie Critic

    03/15/2010 8:57:08 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 52 replies · 1,082+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/12/10 | Clay Waters
    The New York Times's top movie critic A.O. Scott on Friday reviewed “Green Zone,” a leftist fantasy about the Iraq War starring Matt Damon, in which the U.S. military are the bad guys. Scott embraced the movie's hard-left politics and fantastical anti-military plot, showcased in the movie's “hero” played by Damon, disillusioned Army officer Roy Miller Without divulging the paranoid plot points of the narrative, (Damon's character is targeted for assassination by the U.S. military and corrupt government officials) NY Times A.O.Scott vouched for the basic truth of the anti-American story.