Matt Damon

Oceans Thirteen (2007)

Ocean's 13 Movie

Oceans Thirteen (2007)

Director:

Steven Soderbergh

Starring:

George Clooney

Brad Pitt

Matt Damon

Elliot Gould

Al Pacino

Plot:

Danny Ocean rounds up the boys for a third heist, after casino owner Willy Bank double-crosses one of the original eleven, Reuben Tishkoff.

Review:

The glitz and glamour with a convoluted heist were all here, but it didn’t feel as smooth and seamless as the previous movies in the series. I think they had too many call backs. We had the “villains” from both previous movies and because of that the ending was even busier than they usually are.

Still, it was a movie with a gorgeous cast and very well shot. It might not be as good as the first, but I think it’s better than the second. It’s at least as good as Oceans 8. Definitely worth a watch if you like the rest of the series.

3/5

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Good Will Hunting (1997)

Good Will Hunting (1997)

Director:

Gus Van Sant

Starring:

Robin Williams

Matt Damon

Ben Affleck

Stellan Skarsgard

Plot:

Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.

Review:

My favorite part in this movie is when Matt Damon tells off the Harvard kid, it makes me feel like if I just applied myself I could be as smart as an Ivy League student. Then I don’t apply myself and instead spend my time reading fun books and watching TV and I guess I’ll never be able to tell off a douche bag that’s had more education than me.

Good Will Hunting is a movie about a genius, the level of Einstein, who’s had a troubled youth and has issues to overcome. Thankfully, Robin Williams is there to help him.

I miss knowing that Robin Williams is alive and well somewhere in the world.

Movie is good, definitely worth watching if you never have.

4/5

The Martian (2015)

the-martian

The Martian (2015)

Director:

Ridley Scott

Starring:

Matt Damon

Jessica Chastain

Kristen Wiig

Plot:

An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

Review:

This book has been on my radar for a while but it leans more hard science than I usually like to read so I haven’t really wanted to pick it up. However, I thought the movie would be a nice compromise.

I enjoyed the theme of hope throughout and I loved the fact that with every set back Mark, Matt Damon, didn’t succumb to despair and fought to survive. He never lost his humor and it made what could be a really depressing movie lighter.

There were a few things that I thought probably worked better in a book. Donald Glover’s character seemed kind of shoehorned in and was barely there but he seemed to have an important role. Not sure about Kristin Wiig’s character either, she was just sort of there. I also wasn’t a fan of the ending. It would have been easy to be anti-climactic but it went too far on the other side and was too over the top after a movie that seemed so grounded.

All in all I liked the movie, but it’s not one I need to own or probably even watch again.

3.5/5