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Movie Review: Jason Bourne

1 hour ago | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

“You Know His Name” claim the posters for the latest Jason Bourne adventure, Jason Bourne. If you have seen any of the previous Bourne films (check out our retrospective on all the films), not only do you know his name, but you know this movie as well. Taking the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach to extreme lengths, star Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass return to the hit spy franchise after sitting out the mediocre The Bourne Legacy. It has been nine years since the two gave us the truly remarkable The Bourne Ultimatum, and even though the two of them have said that they felt they needed to come back for another installment, Jason Bourne never proves why. With the closure Ultimatum gave audiences, Jason Bourne feels like an encore fans wanted, but Greengrass and Damon had nothing left to play so they played another hit song. »

- Scott Davis

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Top 5 Movie Mistakes: The Bourne Identity

2 hours ago | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Today sees the release of the 4th (or 5th, if you count The Bourne Legacy) film in the Jason Bourne series, once again reuniting director Paul Greengrass with star Matt Damon. However, it's easy to forget that the series started with Damon and director Doug Liman (Go, Edge Of Tomorrow) with The Bourne Identity, which kicked off the franchise and led us to where we are today. And, however good that... Read More »

- Paul Shirey

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First images from ‘The Great Wall’ starring Matt Damon

3 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Great Wall images: Following the release of the epic trailer, the first batch of photos arrive online.

The Great Wall images were released online by Entertainment Weekly.

We brought you The Great Wall trailer just yesterday, and now we can present you with some of the first images from the upcoming film, which will debut in 2017. The film, which stars Matt Damon, is said to be the most expensive movie to have shot entirely in China, and it looks positively amazing. Watch the trailer at the end of the link above and see the first Great Wall images below.

The Great Wall comes to the screen from legendary director Zhang Yimou, and also stars Willem DafoePedro PascalAndy LauTian Jing, and Eddie Peng.

Director Yimou also spoke to the magazine about the film, and its sheer scale. “Indeed, this is the biggest film I have worked on,” he said. »

- Paul Heath

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Matt Damon: five best moments

3 hours ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

As the Oscar-winner returns to cinemas playing the amnesiac spy Jason Bourne, here’s a look back at his greatest performances

Jeremy Renner is no Matt Damon – a point made painfully clear in 2012 after an attempt to revive the Bourne franchise with the spectacularly dull spinoff The Bourne Legacy. Damon’s dialogue as Bourne is often thin on the ground, , and his work in the hit trilogy is easy to underestimate. This week, he returns to play the nifty assassin in Jason Bourne, directed by Paul Greengrass. Reviews may be mixed, but Damon is still a capable and engaging action hero – a surprise given how he started out.

Related: Jason Bourne review: Matt Damon back in fun but forgettable action revamp

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- Benjamin Lee

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Matt Damon Explains the Story Behind His Greatest Cameo Ever

11 hours ago | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

If you're a fan of Matt Damon and Matt Damon-starring movies, then you're most likely also a fan of Matt Damon's cameos. See, Matt Damon is fond of cameos. He may be one of the biggest movie stars in the world -- leading major hits like The Martian and this week's Jason Bourne -- but he's also a master at the bit part, the blink-and-you-miss-him role that often finds itself tucked into the corner of some random movie or TV show, just waiting to surprise you. Our favorite all-time Matt Damon cameo might be the only thing you actually remember about the 2004 teen sex comedy EuroTrip, about a bunch of high school friends who go on a trip to Europe after one of them is dumped by his girlfriend. But it's the scene where poor Scotty is dumped that stands out...

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- Erik Davis

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Matt Damon Wants You to Know the Difference Between Jason Bourne and Jason Porn

11 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Were you aware that Matt Damon's incredibly popular Bourne film franchise has an X-rated "version" or spin-off? Damon and his Jason Bourne co-star Alicia Vikander recently enlightened People with the fascinating fact that there are several adult film versions of Damon's Bourne series. The subject arose during a conversation with the two actors about the first Damon movie Vikander saw. "It was Saving Private Ryan," Vikander, 27, revealed, which suddenly reminded Damon of a very different film: "Not the porn version which was Saving Ryan's Privates," Damon, 45, said with a smile. "You know every movie has a porn movie that they do, »

- Kara Warner, @karawarner

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Matt Damon Wants You to Know the Difference Between Jason Bourne and Jason Porn

11 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Were you aware that Matt Damon's incredibly popular Bourne film franchise has an X-rated "version" or spin-off? Damon and his Jason Bourne co-star Alicia Vikander recently enlightened People with the fascinating fact that there are several adult film versions of Damon's Bourne series. The subject arose during a conversation with the two actors about the first Damon movie Vikander saw. "It was Saving Private Ryan," Vikander, 27, revealed, which suddenly reminded Damon of a very different film: "Not the porn version which was Saving Ryan's Privates," Damon, 45, said with a smile. "You know every movie has a porn movie that they do, »

- Kara Warner, @karawarner

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First Trailer For Matt Damon’s Monster Flick The Great Wall

12 hours ago | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

With Pacific Rim, Godzilla, and the upcoming Kong: Skull Island and Kong vs. Godzilla, Legendary Entertainment are pretty much the monster movie guys now, and that reputation continues with The Great Wall, an ancient China set action movie which sees Matt Damon as a member of an elite force stationed on the Great Wall of China, the last line of defence against a monstrous threat. Directed by Hero and House of the Flying Dagger’s Zhang Yimou, there’s no denying The Great Wall looks absolutely spectacular, a big Hollywood budget and cast, including Game of ThronesPedro Pascal and Willem Defoe, mixing incredibly well with Yimou’s own film making sensibilities. It is unknown if the story is going will ultimately come off as serious or silly, but this first look is certainly enough to make this an incredibly intriguing prospect. Released: 17th February 2017 (U.S.)/ 24th February 2017 (Irl/U. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Weekend Box Office Preview: ‘Jason Bourne’ Returns, ‘Bad Moms’ Could Surprise

13 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

With sequel “Jason Bourne” leading the way, this weekend’s three new wide studio releases should provide an uptick during this seesaw summer season, which is down from 2015 despite a surge of animated blockbusters, continues to stage a rebound this weekend.

Last weekend saw “Star Trek Beyond” at $59 million pushing Top Ten grosses up significantly from the previous year. Now “Jason Bourne,” which is projected to end up in similar territory, could be joined by two other openers, Stx’s R-rated femme comedy “Bad Moms,” and younger-audience thriller “Nerve” (Lionsgate) combining to gross what last week’s other two openers (“Ice Age: Collision Course” and “Lights Out”) took in (just over $40 million combined). That plus reasonable holdover totals should propel the weekend substantially above the $136 million brought in last year at the same time.

The question is whether “Jason Bourne” will measure up to late July 2015’s “Mission: Impossible—”Rogue Nation, »

- Tom Brueggemann

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The Bourne Trilogy Honest Trailer Compares Matt Damon To Dory — Watch

14 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Just in time for the release of “Jason Bourne,” the fourth Matt Damon-starring film in the “Bourne” franchise, Screen Junkies has released the Honest Trailer for The Bourne Trilogy. Consisting of “The Bourne Identity,” “The Bourne Supremacy” and “The Bourne Ultimatum,” the video pokes fun at the “badass assassin with the skills of Liam Neeson in ‘Taken’ but with the brain of Dory in ‘Finding Nemo.’”

The trailer notes that “the kid from ‘Good Will Hunting’ can kick some serious ass” and adds that he “makes James Bond look really, really old.”

Read More: ‘Jason Bourne’ Review: A Useless Sequel Makes the Case For Its Own Irrelevance

Making fun of the movies’ sound effects, camera work and Bourne’s signature move, “the ol ‘Come alone,'” the video essentially concludes that all three films are basically the same. “Bourne tries to figure out who he is, has a cool »

- Liz Calvario

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Is Matt Damon the Best-Aging Celebrity in Hollywood? We Investigate

14 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Tomorrow, Jason Bourne, the fifth installment in the now-legendary Bourne series, will hit theaters.  Audience members will, presumably, flock to their local Cineplex to see Matt Damon take his fourth turn as the titular formal assassin. (Fans will recall that the most recent movie, The Bourne Legacy, actually starred Jeremy Renner as another manufactured assassin.) They'll come to see what Bourne has been up to since he swam out of the East River. They'll come to find out the secrets behind his recruitment to Treadstone. They'll come to answer the age-old question: Will Jason Bourne ever find peace? But most importantly, they'll come for Matt »

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Matt Damon Fends Off Monsters in The Great Wall Trailer

14 hours ago | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

What if The Great Wall of China wasn't built to keep out the Mongolians but instead to keep out Monsters?  That's what Legendary Pictures' The Great Wall explores!  Take a look at the new trailer!

The whole idea for the movie is based off of a story by World War Z author, Max Brooks.  Bourne series writer Tony Gilroy, hence Matt Damon's involvement, partnered up with Netflix's Narcos writers Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro, hence Pedro Pascal's involvement, to adapt the ancient story.  The result is a trailer that looks just as intriguing as the idea itself.  Except for one part.

Is it just me or does Matt Damon look out of place?

Maybe its the hair, maybe its because we don't see him do many historical, fantasy movies but it just looks weird having him in this.  Nevertheless, The Great Wall is the first of its kind in two ways. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Matt Malliaros)

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Legendary finally unveils their long-promised Chinese action film 'The Great Wall'

14 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Welcome to the future of blockbuster movies. Legendary Pictures was started as a major funding partner for studios, with an aggressive creative team of their own onboard, and over the years, I’ve talked to Thomas Tull repeatedly about his goals and his work. Tull has stayed very true to the earliest vision of what Legendary should be, and he genuinely seems to be driven by his own interests as a fan. He didn’t get interested in Batman and Superman because Warner needed someone to pay for their films; he specifically asked to be involved in those films because he adores them. Same thing with Godzilla. Same thing with Pacific Rim. These are things that hit Tull dead center in his nerd pleasure center, and he throws his support behind them because he wants to see them given all the resources possible. Legendary is now heavily involved with Chinese money, »

- Drew McWeeny

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The Great Wall’s Offical Trailer Shows Matt Damon Defending Humanity

14 hours ago | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Matt Damon is leading an elite force that’s making a valiant stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure in the new official trailer, poster and stills for the upcoming thriller, ‘The Great Wall.’ The new clip and photos for Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures’ 3D action drama debuted today in support of the film’s theatrical release on February 17, 2017. In addition to Damon, ‘The Great Wall’ also stars Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, Hanyu Zhang, Eddie Peng, Lu Han, Kenny Lin, Junkai Wang, Zheng Kai, Cheney Chen, Xuan Huang and Andy Lau. The mystery drama, which marks the English-language directorial debut of filmmaker Zhang Yimou, is  [ Read More ]

The post The Great Wall’s Offical Trailer Shows Matt Damon Defending Humanity appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Karen Benardello

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“Jason Bourne” brings back Matt Damon to the franchise

15 hours ago | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Almost every A-list actor seems to have a franchise these days. In the case of Matt Damon, his is the Bourne series, of which he’s starred in three of the four outings (only missing The Bourne Legacy). On Friday, Bourne is back in Jason Bourne, with Damon back as well, alongside filmmaker Paul Greengrass. After a successful trilogy for Damon in The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum, he and Greengrass, who helmed Supremacy and Ultimatum, left for other interests. They’re in the fold again though, making this a summer action blockbuster that’s been hotly anticipated. Saw the film earlier this week and while I wasn’t blown away, I suspect fans of the franchise will be satisfied. Jason Bourne is made for them, after all. The movie is a continuation of the franchise, with Jason Bourne (Damon) living off the grid and mostly »

- Joey Magidson

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Andy Lau and Matt Damon Fight Monsters On ‘The Great Wall’

15 hours ago | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

The Great Wall is  Zhang Yimou’s ( House of Flying Draggers, Hero ) first English language film, and he’s really going all out with this one !

At a reported cost of over $130 million this will be China’s most expensive movie to date with an all star international cast to match  lead by Hollywood star Matt Damon , and Hong Kong Superstar Andy Lau

Revolving around the majestic Great Wall, the film mashes elements from science fiction and history as it sets up its characters in 15th century China. Where’s the sci-fi in that, you ask? Well, apparently, the “real” reason the Wall was erected is a large-scale, unrecorded invasion of giant mythical creatures—aliens, perhaps?

 

In this grievous battle against the supernatural, humankind opted to fortify its defenses with a massive wall that will keep their enemies at bay as the most elite forces create a strategy that will »

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Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (July 29, 2016)

15 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

To help sift through the increasing number of new releases (independent or otherwise), the Weekly Film Guide is here! Below you’ll find basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.

For July, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list below, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.

See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for July 2016

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, July 29. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.

Wide

Bad Moms

Director: John Lucas and Scott Moore

Cast: Christina Applegate, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Emjay Anthony, Jay Jablonski, Kesha Rose Sebert

Synopsis: A woman with a seemingly perfect life – a great marriage, overachieving kids, beautiful home, stunning looks and still holding down a career. »

- Steve Greene

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Matt Damon Has The Skills Of Liam Neeson & The Brain Of Dory In Honest Trailer For The ‘Bourne’ Trilogy

16 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Matt Damon is back cracking skulls and tracking down heartless bureaucrats this weekend in “Jason Bourne,” playing the title role for the first time in nearly a decade. The movie has a hard act to follow, coming after a pretty perfect trilogy of films that closed the loop on Jason Bourne/David Webb. But before you […]

The post Matt Damon Has The Skills Of Liam Neeson & The Brain Of Dory In Honest Trailer For The ‘Bourne’ Trilogy appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Matt Damon Is Back as Jason Bourne with More Trouble in Mind and Alicia Vikander in Hot Pursuit

16 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Matt Damon's fourth turn as Jason Bourne runs the risk of feeling, literally, like an afterthought: In 2007's Bourne Ultimatum, you'll recall, the rogue special-ops hit man finally pieced together how he was brainwashed and trained. Now, in Jason Bourne, a new question nags him. Was Dad involved? In the next movie, maybe he'll wonder if an aunt had a hand in it, or cousin Bartholomew was a mole. And so on. But this is still rock-solid entertainment. Damon, one of the few major Hollywood actors willing to spend much of his career in a realistically minimalist mode, has »

- Tom Gliatto

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Matt Damon Is Back as Jason Bourne with More Trouble in Mind and Alicia Vikander in Hot Pursuit

16 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Matt Damon's fourth turn as Jason Bourne runs the risk of feeling, literally, like an afterthought: In 2007's Bourne Ultimatum, you'll recall, the rogue special-ops hit man finally pieced together how he was brainwashed and trained. Now, in Jason Bourne, a new question nags him. Was Dad involved? In the next movie, maybe he'll wonder if an aunt had a hand in it, or cousin Bartholomew was a mole. And so on. But this is still rock-solid entertainment. Damon, one of the few major Hollywood actors willing to spend much of his career in a realistically minimalist mode, has »

- Tom Gliatto

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