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Paramount is positioning the Alexander Payne comedy in the 2017 awards race with a big debut at the start of the Venice Film Festival.
If that picture of Ryan Gosling encapsulated how people felt on stage at the Oscars, this one of shows how it must have felt in the audience. Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps look on, aghast and open-mouthed. Mel Gibson is probably just happy to have been invited back.
Matt Damon’s new actioner ‘The Great Wall’ has tanked at the US box office. The monster movie is also the first English language movie filmed in its entirety in China. “Zhang Yimou capably gives… ‘The Great Wall’ the look and feel of a Hollywood blockbuster, but his signature visual dazzle, his gift for depicting delicate relationships and throbbing passions are trampled by dead-serious epic aspirations,” writes Maggie Lee for Variety.
The reviews for the massive budgeted US-Chinese co-production ‘The Great Wall’, starring Matt Damon are in… but they’re not great. Directed by Zhang Yimou, of ‘House of Flying Daggers’ fame, the movie is set during the Song dynasty, and finds Damon’s European mercenary joining elite Chinese soldiers to fight monsters attacking the Great Wall of China. But despite a production cost of $150 million – the most expensive US-Chinese co-production to date – the results aren’t getting much love from the critics. ...
The cast and crew of new China-shot monster movie ‘The Great Wall’, including stars like Matt Damon, were exposed to dangerous chemicals and poor on-set safety, a report claims. The movie’s key grip, Guy Michelett, claims that there were also issues with safety on the set’s construction, with crew ignoring the necessity for harnesses when using scaffolding to rig lights. The film, which is due out in February, 2017, has been made by director Zhang Yimou, helmsman of epic movies like ‘House of Flying Daggers’ and ‘Hero’, and is produced by the massive Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda, which bought Legendary Entertainment earlier this year, the studio behind Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies, ‘Godzilla’, ‘Interstellar’ and ‘Man of Steel’.
If you want to give your movie some bang for its buck, hire Chris Evans. The ‘Captain America’ star has earned the accolade of Forbes’ 10 Best Actors for the Buck for a second year running. Using the metric developed by the magazine, Evans returns $135.80 for ever $1 he is paid. Of course, it massively helped that he featured heavily in mostly money-spinning Marvel movies, including ‘Captain America: Civil War’, which grossed $1.153 billion. Next up on the list is Chris Pratt, who made back $125.40 for every $1 paid, thanks to roles in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘Jurassic World’. Scarlett Johansson came in third ($88.60), then Mila Kunis ($49.50), and then Vin Diesel ($32). You can see the full top 10 in the slideshow above. The list stands in some stark contrast to this year’s list of most overpaid actors. Find that ignominious top 10 below… 1. Johnny Depp ($2.80) 2. Will Smith ($5) 3. Channing Tatum ($6) 4. Will Ferrell ($6.50) 5. George Clooney ($6.70) 6. Adam Sandler ($7.60) 7. Mark Wahlberg ($9.20) 8. Leonardo DiCaprio ($9.90) 9. Julia Roberts ($10.80) 10. Bradley Cooper ($12.10) Read More: Horror movies to look out for in 2017 Ryan Reynolds wants a Wolverine/Deadpool movie Spider-Man Homecoming: full trailer
Matt Damon has said that accusations of ‘whitewashing’ in his new movie ‘The Great Wall’ is entirely down to clickbait. It also stars Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe and Andy Lau, but it’s been accused of exploiting the ‘white saviour narrative’, in which a white hero rescues people of colour from peril. “It suddenly becomes a story because people click on it, versus the traditional ways that a story would get vetted before it would get to that point,” Damon told the Associated Press.
“The Great Wall” presents a whole series of firsts. It is the first movie made in English by ZhangYimou, China’s master of the big spectacle. Costing some $150 million it is possibly the biggest-budget Chinese film of all time. It is certainly the biggest Hollywood-Chinese co-production to data and is Matt Damon’s first Asian movie.... Read more »
Matt Damon is back in the upcoming ‘Ocean’s Eight’. During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the former ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ star revealed that he’s returning for a role in ‘Ocean’s Eight’… but don’t expect him to get a huge role. Matt Damon first starred as Linus Caldwell in ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ - the 2001 remake of the Rat Pack classic, ‘Ocean’s 11’.
Starring Matt Damon and directed by Zhang Yimou ('Hero', 'House of Flying Daggers'), 'The Great Wall' tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure. 'The Great Wall' will release in UK cinemas 24 February 2017.
It’s not a case of if Matt Damon comes clean about being a time traveller, more when. Many eschewed the ‘time traveller’ explanation, concluded ‘Matt Damon a vampire? Matt Damon joins a legion of celebrity time travellers caught out on the internet.
Matt Damon made an appearance at New York Comic-Con this week to promote his latest movie, ‘The Great Wall’, where the discussion about its whitewashing inevitably arose. The film, an epic action-adventure around the mysteries of The Great Wall of China, has been accused of whitewashing the story and elements of history by using Damon’s Caucasian character as the saviour.
Matt Damon reprised his titular role in ‘Good Will Hunting’ for a live reading of the film’s script on Friday night. According to People, Krasinski, who was born and raised in close proximity to ‘Good Will Hunting’s’ Boston setting, admitted that the movie was “unbelievably important” to him.
In this age of buff bodied movie stars with their cucumber water and kale smoothies, the attraction of acting roles that require a bit of weight gain must be irresistible. However, Christian Bale has pulled out of Michael Mann’s Enzo Ferrari biopic because the part called for some extreme weight gain. Bale himself is no stranger to bulking up for a juicy movie role though and he’s not the only one.