I feel like a bad reporter for admitting this, but when I heard Alexander Payne—the director of movies like Election, About Schmidt, Sideways, Nebraska and The Descendants—was making a new film, I just assumed Gizmodo/io9 wouldn’t cover it. I didn’t even look into it. I knew I’d see it, probably love it, and it would…
The costumes in The Great Wall are, like, really beautiful. Think ancient Chinese Power Rangers. Plus, some of the action is innovative and exciting. Beyond that, though, there really isn’t much positive to say about Matt Damon’s very, very bad bilingual monster movie.
The new international trailer for Zhang Yimou’s The Great Wall runs nine minutes and has no subtitles, so unless you’re multilingual you will mostly only be able to understand Matt Damon’s dialogue. However, you only need eyeballs to appreciate all the insanely lavish costumes, weapons, and battle scenes.
Incorporated, executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, is set 60 years in the future, a time when big corporations have taken over completely. One man decides to take on the business world—or, more specifically, the business that runs the world. Take a look at the new trailer.
Unless you’re spending a lot of time in mainland China you’ve probably never heard of LeEco. But you should know LeEco. In 2015 the company sold more phones than Apple. Its web series, Go Princess Go, was one of the most watched web series in China, before censors had it edited due to too many bisexual time travelling…
Oh, did I mention that it is also apparently the most expensive Chinese movie of all time? This looks and sounds like all kinds of madness. Update: Now with the first trailer!
Matt Damon said that he’d “jump” at the chance to be a superhero if Ben Affleck was directing. And while we ponder that reunion that will never happen, we have to ask: “What superhero role would you like to see Matt Damon in?”
The fifth Bourne movie is banking everything on people looking for Jason Bourne, people talking about Jason Bourne, and people getting totally destroyed by Jason Bourne. But, mostly, this trailer is filled with lots of action and Jason Bourne still trying to figure out who he is.
Sunday was supposed to be all about the Oscars on Jimmy Kimmel Live but, really, it was all about Batman v Superman. The host had Ben Affleck on to talk about the movie, premiered a new clip, and showed this special “deleted scene” from the film.
This photo of a DVD of The Martian being sold next to potatoes has gone viral. If you’ve seen the movie, it seems like perfect cross-promotion, done perhaps by some clever person at a random grocery store. But it’s no accident.
After a brief vacation, Jason Bourne is back. The Super Bowl gave audiences their first look at the fifth film in the franchise, which is simply titled Jason Bourne. Matt Damon returns as the kick-ass spy and director Paul Greengrass is once again at the helm.
Here’s more proof that corporate-dominated dystopias are the new zombies. Syfy has greenlit a new show being produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. And Incorporated is set in a near future where corporations hold all the power. Which, to be fair, doesn’t sound that much different than the world we live in.
Kevin Smith’s Dogma is a star-studded, religious themed, highly offensive, violent and gross R-rated road trip comedy about a descendant of Jesus Christ saving the world from two fallen angels. That madcap collection of ideas worked on me as a teenager. Now, not so much.
It goes without saying that the next Bourne movie will take place after the last ones. At the end of 2007’s The Bourne Ultimatum, Jason Bourne went off the grid with his enemies assuming him dead. In 2016, he’ll be back, and Matt Damon recently talked about what’s happened in between.
Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Star Talk returns to the National Geographic Channel next Sunday, October 25. We caught up with Dr. Tyson to discuss the premiere, the scientific ubiquity of Seth MacFarlane and NASA’s plans for Matt Damon.
We’ve all heard and seen the stories: some actors don’t make the cut for a film or passed on a role that later exploded. It got me thinking: what would have been different in a film if you replaced the lead actor with someone who *probably* auditioned for it?
When it comes to edge-of-your-seat suspense, The Martian is in a class of its own. Ridley Scott’s new movie, in theaters today, is a top-notch survival thriller, full of twists and turns that’ll make you catch your breath. It’s the most exciting movie in ages. Plus it’ll make you want to be an astronaut when you grow…
For each mission, NASA does a considerable amount of work publicizing their efforts to bring awareness of their mission to the general public. The same would be true for a manned Mars Mission, as the official Mission Guide for The Martian demonstrates.
Last night was the fourth season premiere of HBO’s Project Greenlight—a Matt Damon and Ben Affleck passion project where they give first time filmmakers the chance to make a movie. It also provided a platform for Matt Damon to deliver a masterclass in whitesplaining—a whitesplaining sermon, if you will.