"Air": Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's filmmaking jump shot
The pair who met as kids in Cambridge, Mass., and won an Oscar for "Good Will Hunting," have now formed a production company, whose first feature is about how Nike created a basketball shoe around an untried NBA rookie, Michael Jordan.cbsnews.com
Fugitive tracker rates nine fugitive chase scenes in movies and tv
Retired police captain and Special Deputy US Marshal Rasheen Peppers rates fugitive chases in movies and TV, such as "The Fugitive," for realism. Peppers breaks down the accuracy of various apprehension operations in "The Fugitive" (1993), "21 Bridges" (2019), and "The Bourne Supremacy" (2004), starring Matt Damon. He looks at the realism of surveillance and tracking methods in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (2014), "Breaking Bad" (2013), and "Catch Me If You Can" (2002), starring Leonardo DiCaprio. He also breaks down the safety procedures during fugitive arrests in "Salt" (2010), "Prison Break" (2005), and "U.S. Marshals" (1998), starring Tommy Lee Jones. Peppers was in law enforcement for 25 years, with 10 years of experience in fugitive investigations as a member of the US Marshals New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force. In 2009, "America's Most Wanted" nominated Peppers as one of its top fugitive hunters. He was also featured in the A&E reality show "Manhunters: Fugitive Task Force." You can follow Rasheen here: https://www.linkedin.com/mwlite/in/rasheen-peppers-32703021news.yahoo.com
Bill Clinton: 'The world's on fire,' but teamwork can help
Former President Bill Clinton is calling on governments, businesses, philanthropies and other prominent institutions to draw together and help a world that is “on fire" as he reconvenes the Clinton Global Initiative, the meeting of international leaders, for the first time since 2016. Interest in the two-day meeting has been so intense that the Clinton Foundation had to turn away more than 1,000 potential attendees. It is convening a spectrum of luminaries, including Jordan’s Queen Rania Al Abdullah, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and actor and water access activist Matt Damon.news.yahoo.com
Celebs like Matt Damon and Tom Brady have been hawking crypto in high-profile ads — but if you invested when they told you to, you'd be seeing major losses as crypto nosedives
Even Larry David jumped on the crypto bandwagon with an ad for crypto-exchange platform FTX that aired during the Super Bowl.news.yahoo.com
‘Spencer,’ ‘The Last Duel' set for Venice Film Festival
The Venice Film Festival has unveiled a starry lineup of world premieres for September including Pablo Larrain’s “Spencer,” starring Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana and Ridley Scott’s medieval drama “The Last Duel,” featuring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Adam Driver.
Matt Damon Reveals The Famous Role He Passed On
WASHINGTON — Hollywood actor Matt Damon might be one of the biggest movie stars, but he still passed on one of the biggest movies ever to be made. “There’re sequels?” Damon joked when an audience member pointed out that Cameron is working on additional films. The “Good Will Hunting” star further recalled telling his frequent collaborator John Krasinski that he’d passed on the legendary film. The film garnered nine Oscar nominations, including the best actor for Damon. (With inputs from ANI) (Edited by Anindita Ghosh and Pallavi Mehra)The post Matt Damon Reveals The Famous Role He Passed On appeared first on Zenger News.thewestsidegazette.com
Q&A: Clooney on 'Midnight Sky' and his twilight as an actor
“The Midnight Sky,” which Clooney directed and stars in, is an apocalyptic sci-fi drama with some striking solitude. Debuting Wednesday on Netflix, “The Midnight Sky,” based on Lily Brooks-Dalton's novel “Good Morning, Midnight," is Clooney's seventh film as director and his biggest scaled production yet. ___AP: You finished shooting “The Midnight Sky” in February, right before the pandemic began. AP: What drew you to “The Midnight Sky”? I know people who are older -- older than me, even -- who live with real regret.
The road to the Masters is a long way from Augusta National
( (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. – This is no ordinary road to the Masters. Four of the top five players in the world are at Shadow Creek, with top-ranked Dustin Johnson pulling out after his positive test for the coronavirus. Rory McIlroy thinks Shadow Creek might be even better than what Florida offers because of the bentgrass greens that are fast with big slopes. “It's not a bad place to prepare for Augusta,” McIlroy said Wednesday. McIlroy is at Shadow Creek and Sherwood the next two weeks.
Moviegoers should race to theaters for 'Ford v Ferrari'
Now with "Ford v Ferrari," he's tackled a story that features some of the biggest names in the automotive world. They plan to amp up Ford's image by buying the legendary Italian car company -- Ferrari -- and bringing into the fold. As a result, Henry II quickly becomes obsessed with building a Ford car that can beat the Italians in the marquee auto race that they've long dominated -- the 24 Hours of LeMans. One of the best is when Henry Ford II is taken on a wild, high-speed ride in a Ford racing car and delivers a tear-inducing comment about his legendary late father. This combination of elements will leave audiences who see the two-and-a-half hour "Ford v Ferrari" feeling satisfied and entertained.
'Ad Astra' shoots for stars, but feels lost in space
Outer space has been the setting for some recent compelling films, particularly "Gravity" with Sandra Bullock and "The Martian" starring Matt Damon. Brad Pitt is the latest Hollywood star to don a space suit and the result is "Ad Astra," which is Latin for "To the Stars." Unfortunately, "Ad Astra" gets bogged down with constant voice-overs from Pitt talking about his character's feelings. Liv Tyler plays Pitt's love interest, who appears only in a few minutes of flashback sequences. Probably the biggest disappointment is Tommy Lee Jones, who also has very little screen time for such an important character.
Don't miss these 2016 non-blockbuster films
The highly anticipated "Jason Bourne" movie starring Matt Damon is just one of a slew of big ticket blockbusters that have been released over the past seven months. But what about those smaller and independent films that don't get as much hype as their bigger-budgeted cousins and -- more often than not -- get lost in the shuffle? Fandango managing editor Erik Davis joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to share some very good films you may have missed.cbsnews.com
How accurate is the science behind "The Martian"?
In this weekend's box office hit, Matt Damon plays an astronaut stranded on Mars after his crew is hit by a sandstorm. But is the drama realistic about science? Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what the movie got right and wrong.cbsnews.com
A peek at Hollywood's must-see autumn offerings
The summer movie season is fading away. Fall’s most anticipated blockbusters range from the film adaptation of best-selling novel “The Martian” starring Matt Damon, to the Whitey Bulger true-life crime drama “Black Mass” starring Johnny Depp. Movie critic Matt Singer joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” with his list of must-sees.cbsnews.com
Getting to know Minnie Driver
Getting to know Minnie Driver "Good Will Hunting" was a breakout film in 1997, launching the careers of Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Minnie Driver, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance. Anna Werner catches up with this very unique actor, to talk about her life and her quest for that next unusual role.cbsnews.com
Hollywood stars examine climate change in new Showtime documentary
Hollywood stars examine climate change in new Showtime documentary “Years of Living Dangerously,” a new documentary series about the environment featuring Hollywood heavyweights like Matt Damon, Harrison Ford and Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to premiere on Showtime. Dr. M. Sanjayan, the senior scientist at Conservation International and correspondent for the series, joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss the politically charged topic.cbsnews.com