Matt Damon

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  • LFF 2017: Downsizing

    Movie Review | Matt Looker | 18th October 2017

    You would think that a film about shrinking people down to miniature size would primarily be about doll houses and hilariously oversized pencils – and there is a lot of that here – but mostly Alexander Payne’s new 'short' film is concerned with socio-political issues and climate change. It’s a film that says you should be doing more for your fellow man and for the environment. Basically, it has the power to make you feel very small indeed.

  • Fixed the new Jason Bourne poster

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 17th June 2016

    The poster designers seem to have forgotten to put any text on Matt Damon's face for once. You're welcome, you guys!

  • The Monuments Men

    Movie Review | Rob Young | 21st February 2014

    Last summer I remember reading about George Clooney and Matt Damon playing basketball at a Cambridge council-run gym. They posed for photos, were called 'lovely people' by the manager and basically had a cracking time in south Cambridgeshire. And while in my neck of the woods, they shot scenes for The Monuments Men at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford: a joyful place I was often taken as a child by an over-eager father keen on Spitfires, but less keen on buying me an Airfix model of one.

  • Elysium

    Movie Review | Neil | 9th August 2013

    There is a point in Elysium when Matt Damon's character Max DeCosta suffers a massive dose of radiation in an accident in his workplace. At that moment the film looks like it could go one of two ways: either it's a lengthy commercial for a "no win, no fee" claims handler (don't do it Max, go to Citizens Advice), or it's a superhero origin story, and Damon is about to slip into some lycra and kill people with his granite-hard man boobs. You'll be unsurprised to read that Elysium is in fact neither, which is great for those of us who hate those ads, but less good for anyone who was hoping for MaxMan: Tits Of Thunder.

  • Homer's tip to solve the 'Matt Damon problem' in the next Bourne movie

    Movie News | Ali | 8th August 2013

    With a fifth Bourne movie now official and Matt Damon still no closer to returning to the role of Bourne, Jeremy Renner is going to be asking this question a lot. (Source: Den of Geek)

  • Behind The Candelabra

    Movie Review | Neil | 4th June 2013

    "Too much of a good thing can be wonderful", claims Michael Douglas as Liberace in this bling-soaked biopic, and while recent developments suggest that he might want to qualify that statement by suggesting one at least goes easy on the knicker bacon sandwiches, he could still very well be referring to his own performance. His performance in the film, I mean, not between the folds of Catherine Zeta Jones' funflaps. Honestly, you people.

  • Taking a literal approach to the Behind The Candelabra poster

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 24th April 2013

    WARNING: no gay jokes within.

  • How to make Elysium appeal to the under 12s

    Movie Feature | Ali | 11th April 2013

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    It's the ultimate buddy movie! He's a man with machine parts, his partner is a robot... who just wants to be human! Directed by Shawn Levy!

  • Well, the first trailer for Elysium looks POWERFULLY XTREME

    Movie Trailer | Luke | 10th April 2013



    Jokes. Seriously though, it looks chuffing great, even if it doesn't feature a dog and an orangutan in space.

  • Behind the Candelabra: YouTube has its say

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 9th April 2013

    A trailer for an HBO film in which Michael Douglas and Matt Damon play Liberace and his boyfriend, exposed to the reasoned comments of the YouTube community. What could possibly go wrong?