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  • Matt Damon moving family to Australia because of Trump

    03/16/2018 9:40:26 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 91 replies
    Page six ^ | March 15th 2018 | Emily Smith and Ian Mohr
    Matt Damon is moving his family to Australia — in part because the liberal star’s fed up with President Trump. Damon, 47, reportedly has purchased a property in Byron Bay, New South Wales, according to Sydney’s Sunday Telegraph. The home’s next door to a place owned by Chris Hemsworth — with whom Damon recently appeared in “Thor: Ragnarok.” A source exclusively tells Page Six: “Matt’s telling friends and colleagues in Hollywood that he’s moving the family to Australia” because the activist actor disagrees with Trump’s policies. The president’s frequently butted heads with liberal Hollywood A-listers including Meryl Streep. The source...
  • Matt Damon moving family to Australia because of Trump

    03/15/2018 9:21:59 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 136 replies
    Page Six ^ | 15 March 2018 | Emily Smith and Ian Mohr
    Matt Damon is moving his family to Australia — in part because the liberal star’s fed up with President Trump.
  • Matt Damon, Ben Affleck Production Company to Adopt Inclusion Rider

    03/13/2018 7:41:42 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 66 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 12, 2018 | Patrick Shanley
    Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are adopting inclusion riders for projects made through their Pearl Street Films, according to head of strategic outreach at the production company, Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni. "On behalf of Pearl Street Films, Matt Damon, @BenAffleck, Jennifer Todd, Drew Vinton & I will be adopting the #InclusionRider for all of our projects moving forward," Cox DiGiovanni tweeted Monday, responding to Michael B. Jordan's tweet from last week in which he announced that his production company, Outlier Society, would also begin adopting inclusion riders. An inclusion rider is a reference to the belief by some that there should...
  • Will These Pro-Gun Control Celebrities Make Another Film Using Firearms?

    03/01/2018 11:57:26 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 1, 2018 | Jerome Hudson
    Last week, actress and star of NBC’s The Black List Megan Boone tweeted that her character on the popular crime drama would “never carry an assault rifle again.” The tweet — which was in response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that saw Nikolas Cruz kill 17 people with a legally purchased AR-15 rifle — posed a glaring question. Will other pro-gun control Hollywood actors and directors who’ve used firearms in films for years pledge to lay down their guns in future films? It’s a question that could be asked of the likes of...
  • Elizabeth Warren goes back to CA for fundraiser hosted by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and John Krasinski

    05/08/2012 1:44:16 PM PDT · by matt04 · 37 replies
    Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren is going back to California on May 21 for a big ticket fundraiser hosted by three of the Bay State's favorite sons. Actors Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and The Office's John Krasinski are hosting a $1,000 minimum donation event in the Harvard Law School professor's honor, as she takes on Republican U.S. Scott Brown is what is being billed as the most expensive Senate race in history. The event, called "A Massachusetts Evening," is being held on the rooftop of the Santa Monica building which houses Bad Robot Productions, a TV production company owned...
  • Hollywood Doc With Matt Damon Disses Charter Schools

    02/01/2018 10:43:29 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 1, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Perhaps they should have talked to some people who work with them. "A documentary being screened in cities around the country, and shown here to the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT), purports to show how our public schools — and public schools everywhere — are being forced to close because charter schools are stealing 'their' money," Anthony Williams, David Hardy & Sharif El-Mekki write in Real Clear Education. "The notion that the closure of several Philadelphia schools was caused by greedy charter school operators is ludicrous." "The primary culprit was a long-accumulating budget deficit (totaling $1.35 billion), brought on by...
  • 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...
  • Box Office: 'Jumamji' Rocks, 'Pitch Perfect 3' Sings, 'Downsizing' Flops On Busy Friday

    12/23/2017 9:01:54 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 73 replies
    Forbes ^ | December 23, 2017 | Scott Mendelson
    As always, the Christmas season is all-but drowning in new movies, a fact amplified even more by the now-standard pre-Christmas monster (Star Wars, The Hobbit, etc.) that now kicks the year-end blitz into high gear. There has been a lot of talk about whether merely being one of the biggest movies of all time is good enough for The Last Jedi, but we should note that at least part of the comparative downturn for the eighth Star Wars episode is due to a deluge of kid-friendly competition this time out. [snip] Paramount/Viacom Inc.’s Downsizing debuted on Friday in wide release,...
  • Matt Damon Skips Film Premiere amid Backlash over Sexual Harassment Comments

    12/20/2017 6:36:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | December 20, 2017 | Ben Kew
    Actor Matt Damon apparently skipped the premiere for his latest sci-fi movie Downsizing on Monday, days after receiving intense backlash following his comments about sexual harassment in Hollywood. Damon, 47, did not attend the Monday night premiere at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, days after being widely mocked for arguing that men who didn’t engage in sexually predatory behavior were not receiving enough attention. “We’re in this watershed moment, and it’s great, but I think one thing that’s not being talked about is there are a whole s**tload of guys – the preponderance of men I’ve worked with –...
  • Box office bomb: George Clooney's 'Suburbicon' is one of Paramount's biggest flops of all time

    10/31/2017 5:47:39 PM PDT · by C19fan · 91 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 30, 2017 | Staff
    George Clooney's "Suburbicon" didn’t just struggle at the box office. It sank. The film this weekend became one of Paramount Pictures' worst performing wide-releases ever, and it marked a new box office low for Clooney as a director and for star Matt Damon.
  • Men, It’s Your Obligation to Speak Up About Sexual Harassment

    10/30/2017 2:03:06 PM PDT · by milton23 · 40 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 10/30/2017 | Mary Vought
    A key piece is missing from the national discussion about sexual harassment. The media’s spotlight on this terrible epidemic is welcome news for females everywhere, as the culture of silence has finally been dealt a severe blow. But, what about the men? I’m not referring to the lowlifes that victimize women—men that view us as objects to be groped, manhandled, or as the punch line in a dirty joke. I’m talking about the men who have witnessed this harassment or know it’s happened, but cowardly choose to stay silent.
  • Coming Soon To A Theater Near You

    10/29/2017 6:35:30 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 20 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 10-29-17 | MOTUS
    Well I’m back and I see Raj and Little Mo did an excellent job keeping you apprised of developing stories in the political swamp. But I’d like to turn our attention for a moment to the Hollywood sewer. George Clooney opened his latest directorial effort, Suburbicon, this week starring Matt Damon: Suburbicon is a confused mishmash of a movie that attempts to blend two different storylines and fails to fully develop either in an engaging fashion. Chris Agar, Screen RantBut its attempt to haphazardly take on a far weightier tale makes Suburbicon a much rarer, and more mesmerizing, kind of...
  • Box Office: Matt Damon And George Clooney's 'Suburbicon' Bombs With $1M Friday

    10/28/2017 9:10:10 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 28, 2017 | Scott Mendelson
    DreamWorks and Universal/Comcast Corp.’s Thank You for Your Service is struggling this weekend, despite solid reviews and an alleged hunger for serious adult dramas about worthwhile subject matter. The film made $1.505 million yesterday for a likely $4.1m debut weekend. The Miles Teller drama, about a group of marines returning home from Iraq, is suffering the same fate that greeted the likes of The Lucky Ones, Lambs for Lions, Valley of Elah and Rendition a decade ago. Hollywood made a go at confronting the post-9/11 realities a decade ago, but nobody showed up. Sure, it’s easier to get audiences of...
  • Box-Office Preview: 'Jigsaw' to Slay George Clooney's 'Suburbicon' in U.S.

    10/26/2017 12:33:35 PM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 26, 2017 | Pamela McClintock
    Get ready for horror to once again top the North American box office, while George Clooney's star-studded, dark satire Suburbicon may find little pre-Halloween love from audiences. Lionsgate's fright-fest Jigsaw — reviving the marquee Saw franchise — is the clear favorite to win the weekend with a debut of $20 million or more from 2,800 theaters, including Imax locations. Horror has been the big headline of the 2017 box office so far, led by New Line's blockbuster It.
  • 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,...
  • ‘Suburbicon’ Star Matt Damon: ‘There Needs to Be A Reckoning’ For Racism

    10/24/2017 5:59:04 AM PDT · by kevcol · 77 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 23, 2017 | Corinne Weaver
    “We’ve never really reckoned with the issue of race in this country. We just haven’t. It’s almost like the Civil War ended and kind of like the child in a divorce. Like, you know, a conflict-averse child. ‘Okay, okay, it’s over, let’s not talk about that ever again.’ And that’s obviously not what needed to happen.” What did need to happen? Apparently something of biblical proportions. “There needs to be a reckoning, a true one. And that’s how we’ll make progress, and move forward.”
  • The Hollywood/Democrat/Media Protection Racket Will Be Hard To Kill

    10/24/2017 5:05:20 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 6 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 10/24/2017 | David Blackmon
    Ok, well, I knew a little bit…ok, well, maybe I knew more than a little bit…ok, well… – Big-time actor Matt Damon, who just a couple of weeks ago expressed his utter shock and surprise that Big-Time Hollywood Muckety-Muck and his good friend Harvey Weinstein was a serial woman abuser, told an interviewer on ABC Monday that, he did know that his buddy Harvey had harassed Brad Pitt’s then-girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow back in 1996. The reason he knew about that incident is because he was told by his other good friend, Pitt. Naturally, Damon, was let off without any sort...
  • Hollywood Makeup Artist Says Ben Affleck Groped Her at a Golden Globes Party

    10/11/2017 5:08:15 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 49 replies
    The Cut ^ | October 11, 2017 | Allie Jones
    After making a public statement about the sexual-abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Ben Affleck is facing accusations of his own. The actress Hilarie Burton tweeted yesterday that Affleck grabbed her breast while she was interviewing him on TRL in the mid-200os. (You can see video of the alleged assault here). And this afternoon, Hollywood makeup artist Annamarie Tendler tweeted that Affleck groped her at a Golden Globes party in 2014. “He walked by me, cupped my butt and pressed his finger into my crack,” she wrote. Tendler added, “Like most women in these situations I didn’t say anything but I...
  • Matt Damon, Russell Crowe Reportedly Helped Kill a 2004 New York Times Harvey Weinstein Article

    10/09/2017 11:31:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | October 9, 2017 | Tolly Wright
    Though the New York Times has been widely celebrated for its article exposing decades of sexual-harassment accusations against Harvey Weinstein, one journalist claims the paper sat on an earlier article detailing the producer’s misconduct. Sharon Waxman, founder of the Wrap, writes that her own investigate reporting, which took her on an international trip to uncover rumors of Weinstein’s sexual misconduct, was cut from the Times in 2004 under pressure from several Hollywood elites. Waxman alleges in the Wrap that Matt Damon and Russell Crowe called her “directly” to dispel the reports she was following about Miramax’s Italian head Fabrizio Lombardo,...
  • Weekend Box Office: Matt Damon's 'The Great Wall' Crumbles With $21M U.S. Debut

    02/19/2017 1:53:04 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 44 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 2/17/2017 | Pamela McClintock
    'A Cure for Wellness' is also bombing over the long Presidents Day weekend, leaving 'The Lego Batman Movie' and 'Fifty Shades Darker' firmly in charge Acclaimed Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou's The Great Wall, starring Matt Damon, bombed in its U.S. debut over the long Presidents Day weekend with an estimated $21 million from 3,325 theaters, including a three-day tally of $18.1 million. That's a poor start considering the movie's $150 million production budget. Revised estimates for the holiday weekend will be released Monday morning, while final numbers won't be ready until Tuesday. In any case, the first Presidents Day weekend...