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.
Controversy erupted last week over the first pictures and trailer from new Matt Damon movie ‘The Great Wall’, with the director Zhang Yimou being accused of whitewashing. Set 1000 years ago, it poses the notion that the Great Wall of China was built to keep out a monstrous creature, and features Damon heavily. ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ star Constance Wu was among the critics, accusing the film of ‘perpetuating the racist myth that only a white man can save the world’.
It may have only just landed in cinemas, but already ‘Jason Bourne’ is making obscene amounts of money in its opening weekend. Matt Damon’s fourth outing - and his first since 2007′s ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’ - seems to be a welcomed return for the action hero. Directed by returning helmer Paul Greengrass (previously responsible for both ‘Supremacy’ and ‘Ultimatum’), cinema goers appear to have taken to the latest conspiracy thriller and looks set to be a huge summer hit.
It looks like upcoming Matt Damon vehicle ‘The Great Wall’ has sparked yet more ‘whitewashing’ controversy. The Chinese-produced, English language film from director Zhang Yimou (‘Hero,’ ‘House of Flying Daggers’) premiered its trailer this week, revealing that Damon stars as a warrior facing off against monsters at the historic Great Wall of China. This has not gone down well with many commentators, who question the need for a white American lead actor in a film set in China and based around Chinese mythology.
Matt Damon, now 45, actor started his career with bit roles while he was still a college student in Harvard. Over 50 films later, Damon is now an Academy Award winning writer, actor, producer and father of three. As his fourth Bourne film, Jason Bourne , is set to hit theaters this weekend, we thought we’d take a look back at his greatest red carpet moments.
Unlike James Bond, Jason Bourne has never been one to get his kit off for the camera… until now. In ‘Jason Bourne’ - out now - Matt Damon’s amnesiac spy goes shirtless for the first time in the franchise’s history, but the Oscar-winning star says there’s a very good reason for it this time around. “We’d avoided [going shirtless] for the three other movies,” Damon tells Yahoo Movies in our interview above.
This week marks the return of a 21st century action icon as Matt Damon returns to the role he last played nine years ago, in ‘Jason Bourne’. Damon teams up 'The Bourne Supremacy’ and 'The Bourne Ultimatum’ director Paul Greengrass to continue the story of the former assassin.
Bourne has never been one to strip off on film, so Matt Damon explains why it was important that we see the secret agent shirtless in 'Jason Bourne'.
If you’ve seen ‘Team America: World Police’, Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s searing satirical comedy, you’ll definitely remember Matt Damon’s hilarious “cameo”. Speaking in a Reddit AMA to promote ‘Jason Bourne’, Damon said: “I was always kind of bewildered by Team America, I think because it’s hard for us to understand what our images are in public, I think we’re not good judges of that, and when I saw myself on screen just only able to say my own name and not really that well, I kind of wondered 'Wow, is that how people perceive me?' “At that point I just kind of was like, I’m a screenwriter and an actor, and like really?
It can’t have been very hard for Matt Damon to memorise his lines for ‘Jason Bourne’ as it’s been revealed that his character only has 25 lines of dialogue in the entire film. Speaking to the Guardian, director Paul Greengrass let slip his leading man’s minimal amount of dialogue, promising that Damon more than makes up for his lack of talking with a bruising physical performance. The fifth film in the franchise sees Bourne free from his former ties to the CIA but unwilling to move on emotionally, finding solace in the murky underground world of bare-knuckle boxing, so his spare approach to communication would certainly make sense.
Matt Damon’s obviously going to come down on the side of Jason Bourne over James Bond. Bond has the values of the 1960s,” he told GQ Australia. “Daniel [Craig]’s Bond has upgraded him and brought him more into the present, but, classically, that character is a misogynist who likes swilling martinis and killing people and not giving a s**t.
Just when you thought that their best friendship couldn’t get any stronger, Matt Damon comes out and declares that he’d jump at the chance to be a superhero if Ben Affleck was directing. Matt Damon made this revelation to the Irish Examiner while at the premiere of ‘Jason Bourne’, his upcoming return to the franchise that’s due out at the end of the month. After Damon was jokingly asked whether he’d play the Robin to Ben Affleck’s Batman he couldn’t help but laugh, before admitting, “ I’d consider anything with the right director, but I can’t imagine there are any superheroes left, I think they’re all taken at this moment.
‘Girls’ star Lena Dunham has endorsed a call for US subway ads for the new Bourne movie featuring Matt Damon brandishing a gun to be defaced. 'Inside Amy Schumer’ and '30 Rock’ comedy writer Tami Sagher proposed the move yesterday via her Instagram account. “Hey New Yorkers, what if we do some peeling & get rid of the guns in the Jason Bourne subway ads.