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Season's Greetings and a look ahead to the films of 2012

30 December 2011 3:59 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Just a brief note to wish all of our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone here at Flickering Myth, and to say thank you for supporting the site over the past year.

We'll be revealing our "Top 10 Movies of 2011" on New Year's Eve, but like us you'll likely be casting your eye towards 2012's cinematic slate by now, so to help you plan your viewing here's a selection of potential highlights to look out for in the coming year (sorted roughly by order of arrival)...

Beauty and the Beast 3D (dir. Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise)

Contraband (dir. Baltasar Kormákur)

Haywire (dir. Steven Soderbergh)

Red Tails (dir. Anthony Hemingway)

W.E. (dir. Madonna)

Underworld Awakening (dir. Mans Marlind, Bjorn Stein)

The Grey (dir. Joe Carnahan)

Man on a Ledge (dir. Asger Leth)

Chronicle (dir. Josh Trank)

The Woman in Black (dir. James Watkins)

Safe House (dir. Daniel Espinosa »

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Matt Damon apologizes for slamming 'Bourne' screenwriter Tony Gilroy

22 December 2011 9:17 AM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

It's never a good idea to bite the hand that... writes your stories. Just ask Katherine Heigl. In a interview, Matt Damon made that mistake -- he slammed the screenwriter of the "Bourne" series, Tony Gilroy.

Damon says that Gilroy wrote the first two films, "The Bourne Identity" and "The Bourne Supremacy," which Damon is proud of, but that Gilroy phoned in the script for the third movie, "The Bourne Ultimatum." He tells GQ that Gilroy got paid an "exorbitant amount of money" to do just one draft of the script, with no notes or rewrites.

To put it lightly, Damon hated the script. "It's just that it was unreadable. This is a career-ender. I mean, I could put this thing up on eBay and it would be game over for that dude. It's terrible. It's really embarrassing. He was having a go, basically, and he took his money and left, »

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The 'Bourne' Vexation: Damon Explains Why He Dissed the Franchise

20 December 2011 8:12 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Betrayal, character assassination, a contemptuous war of words. No, it's not a description of the latest potboiler novel, it's the actual behind-the-scenes brouhaha that's boiling to the surface over the chaotic production of "The Bourne Ulimatum" more than four years after-the-fact.

To go by The Hollywood Reporter, it started when star Matt Damon was in Vancouver shooting Neill Blomkamp's sci-fi thriller "Elysium" when he encountered freshly-opened offices for Tony Gilroy's Damon-less "Bourne Legacy" right next to his trailer.

This must have pissed the nice guy off something awful, 'cause he promptly went on a tirade against Gilroy to reporters in New York, which got the town buzzing last week.

Now that Pandora's box has been opened, despite the star's quick public apologies, it seems all sorts of the Bourne franchise's dirty laundry is being aired just as Universal is trying to start fresh with Jeremy Renner's Damon-substitute Aaron Cross. »

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Matt Damon's Loyalty To Paul Greengrass & Friction With Tony Gilroy May Prevent Another Movie For Jason Bourne

20 December 2011 6:30 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It's pretty rare for nice guy Matt Damon to stick the knife in anyone, but when he spoke to GQ recently, his candid remarks about screenwriter, and longtime Bourne series scribe Tony Gilroy, made their way around the world. Calling Gilroy's draft for "The Bourne Ultimatum" a "career-ender" and "unreadable" (it was later rewritten by George Nolfi and Scott Z. Burns), it was another sting sent to the screenwriter who has already had a rocky relationship with the franchise. The short version is that he more or less hated the first two films, and made Universal pay him through the nose for the third installment (with the added condition that he didn't have to talk to Greengrass). But Universal is sticking by Gilroy, who also happens to be directing "The Bourne Legacy" (more on that in a second). Donna Langley, Universal's co-chairman, told The Hollywood Reporter about 'Ultimatum' that she was "thrilled with the. »

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Find Out Why Matt Damon Badmouthed Bourne Screenwriter Tony Gilroy, Then Apologized

19 December 2011 9:44 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

We.ve known for quite some time that a fourth Bourne movie is happening, and that Matt Damon isn.t in it. Instead, actor Jeremy Renner (Mission: Impossible . Ghost Protocol) will be taking over the franchise in The Bourne Ultimatum as a new protagonist, with series screenwriter Tony Gilroy now also directing. Up until now, however, it has sounded like these changes were all cordial and mutual. Based on some comments Matt Damon made in a GQ cover story, however, that may not entirely be the case. The trouble stems, apparently, from Damon and Gilroy.s last Bourne collaboration, The Bourne Ultimatum. Damon told GQ that Gilroy.s deal for the film only required him to write one draft of the script, no rewrites, because he was committed to making his directorial debut on Michael Clayton. Damon continued: It's really the studio's fault for putting themselves in that position. I »

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The Bourne Mess Re-Visited: Matt Damon Wants to Come Back. Kinda.

19 December 2011 8:53 AM, PST | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Universal wanted another “Bourne” movie from director Paul Greengrass and star Matt Damon so bad, they even gave the duo a cool $100 million to make their Iraq War bomb “Green Zone”. This, at a time when anyone with half a brain cell knew that Iraq War films were box office poison. The film would go on to earn $94 million worldwide, the majority of that from overseas box office, and was a bona fide flop. As it turns out, Universal didn’t get their “Bourne” sequel after all, with Greengrass saying adios to the franchise, and Damon, apparently in love with the idea of only starring in a “Bourne” film for his pal Greengrass, following suit. With the three “Bourne” movies having combined for nearly $1 billion in worldwide box office, the studio was, understandably, anxious to make another one. Enter Tony Gilroy, a writer on all three “Bourne” films, and actor Jeremy Renner. »

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Matt Damon Still Bourne — Or Wants to Be, Anyway

19 December 2011 7:00 AM, PST | Movieline | See recent Movieline news »

Even after the frustration and angst vented by the franchise's erstwhile star, Matt Damon hasn't given up hope of reprising his role as super-spy Jason Bourne: "I think if [Bourne Legacy] doesn't work, we can just ignore it and pretend it didn't happen, and that'd be fine. But I expect that it will work and only help us if we did another one, which I'd love to do." With Paul Greengrass instead of Tony Gilroy, of course, but anyway. Hang your hopes accordingly. [THR] »

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Matt Damon explains “Bourne” insults, says he could return to series

19 December 2011 5:58 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Sean O’Connell

Hollywoodnews.com: Matt Damon might have put his foot in his mouth during a recent GQ magazine interview — where he lobbed insults at his “Bourne” collaborator Tony Gilroy and his half-baked treatment of a fourth “Bourne” script – but the A-list star (and one-time “Bourne” lead) claims he had a reason for the comments.

If you didn’t hear, Damon called Gilroy’s draft for a fourth “Bourne” film “unreadable” in the GQ interview. Damon suggested that its part of the reason why he walked away from the franchise.

“It was idiotic of me to say anything. At the end of the day, it’s between me and Tony, and we’ll figure it out or we won’t,” Damon now says after the fact.

The rift, according to THR, really exists between Gilroy (a longtime “Bourne” writer) and director Paul Greengrass, who helmed parts two and three. »

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Matt Damon's Verbal Attack Exposes Deep Rift in 'Bourne' Franchise

19 December 2011 5:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

This article appears in the Jan. 6, 2012 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. It seemed out of character and out of left field: Matt Damon attacking The Bourne Identity screenwriter Tony Gilroy in the pages of GQ magazine, accusing him of writing an "unreadable" script for the third movie and then walking away, leaving director Paul Greengrass to fight through "chaos." The comments, which landed awkwardly Dec. 14 online as Damon was promoting We Bought a Zoo, prompted top executives around Hollywood to wonder, as one puts it, what had happened that made "the nicest guy in town

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Matt Damon and Tony Gilroy: How Your 'Bourne' Feud Sausage is Made

19 December 2011 3:20 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

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Last week, Matt Damon made waves when he was quoted as saying that Tony Gilroy -- the credited screenwriter on all three 'Bourne' films and the director of the upcoming 'Bourne Legacy' -- handed in a script for 'The Bourne Ultimatum' that was "unreadable." Said the star to GQ, "This is a career-ender. I mean, I could put this thing up on eBay and it would be game over for that dude. It's terrible. It's really embarrassing. He was having a go, basically, and he took his money and left."

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50 Movies We Can't Wait to See in 2012 - Page 2

16 December 2011 11:00 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

'Rock of Ages'

Release Date: June 1

Starring: Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise

The Scoop: One of the most popular and acclaimed Broadway musicals in recent memory, "Rock of Ages" tells the story of a couple of small-town dreamers who get caught up in the big-city spotlight -- and it tells that story using the transformative power of '80s rock. That's enough for us, but if you're somehow not sold, the film version of "Rock of Ages" also features a Who's Who of Hollywood stars, including Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Bryan Cranston and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Rock on!

'Snow White and the Huntsman'

Release Date: June 1

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron

The Scoop: What if the classic fairy tale "Snow White" was actually a dark and moody fantasy epic? That's the premise behind "Snow White and the Hunstman," which features »

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Linker by the Dozen

15 December 2011 3:08 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Philadelphia Weekly offers up 6 family films that would draw the ire of the far right in the wake of Fox's ridiculous Muppets bashing.

Coming Soon Another pic of Daniel Day-Lewis from the set of Lincoln, this time with Steven Spielberg

Toh on Matt Damon vs. Tony Gilroy in GQ, hurt feelings around the Bourne franchise.

Guardian David Thomson's ode to Jeremy Renner 

The Cut chooses 11 surprisingly stylish celebrities of 2011

Monkey See 20 Unhappiest People in the Comments Section of Year End Lists. Teehee

Pajiba thinks the teaser poster to Prometheus looks familiar.

Slant Oscar Prospects: Midnight in Paris

Bernardin Could Netflix revive Firefly? It's wishful thinking but thinking wishfully is fun.

Critical Condition "Hush up and watch the Artist" 

Tom Shone why the Globes are better than the Oscars. 

So the HFPA love their stars! What sinful wretches! To survey the history of the Golden Globes is to enter a »

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Matt Damon Talks Bourne, Gilroy's Career-Ender and Hurt Feelings

15 December 2011 7:28 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

GQ's Amy Wallace went to the zoo with Matt Damon. But they don't talk much about Cameron Crowe's "We Bought a Zoo."  Instead they dig into the "Bourne" franchise, as Damon explains the script play-by-play on the three installments, "The Bourne Identity," "The Bourne Supremacy," and "The Bourne Ultimatum." The winner of an original screenplay Oscar (with Ben Affleck) for "Good Will Hunting" complains that Tony Gilroy, who wrote all three, took "an exorbitant amount of money" to write one draft of the third film (with no notes or rewrites). Damon's opinion of that draft: "It's just that it was »

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Matt Damon Badmouths 'Bourne Ultimatum' Writer, Then Says He's Sorry

14 December 2011 10:30 AM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Mark this day in your calendar: an actor had a conscience, admitted he acted like a douche about something, and actually apologized for it (without a push from the studio, or at least it would seem). Bourne star Matt Damon — who is currently making the PR rounds for his newest with Cameron Crowe, We Bought a Zoo — spoke to GQ about the action franchise in a recent interview. Damon last appeared in 2007's Bourne Ultimatum, and according to THR the actor was not happy with the film's script. He called out screenwriter Tony Gilroy and Universal for a shoddy business deal over a finished product that he claims was "unreadable."  "This is a career-ender. I mean, I could put this thing up on eBay and it would be game over for that dude. It's...

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Matt Damon Opens Up About "Bourne"

14 December 2011 6:45 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Lots of actors are out doing press for their big holiday releases in the hopes of drumming up ticket sales. Matt Damon is doing his part trying to convince people to go see We Bought A Zoo and sat for an interview with GQ posted by MSN.During the interview he was asked why he chose not to return to the lucrative Bourne franchise and Damon had this to say:"If you look at the first three movies, we kind of pounded that idea of identity and amnesia into the ground. We really got everything out of it that we could. So to reboot it, we need to come up with something completely new."So it seems he felt the character had reached its limits in terms of believably being an amnesiac searching for answers. Universal is of course still moving forward with the Bourne franchise with Jeremy Renner starring in the next film, »

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Matt Damon: Jeremy Renner 'Obvious Choice' For 'Bourne Legacy'

14 December 2011 3:53 AM, PST | MTV Movie News | See recent MTV Movie News news »

'He's such a good actor and can carry a movie,' actor tells MTV News.

By Kevin P. Sullivan, with reporting by Josh Horowitz

Jeremy Renner

Photo: Getty Images

In August, when "The Bourne Legacy" opens in theaters, the man behind Jason Bourne, Matt Damon, won't be anywhere in sight. At least that's what the actor says.

Damon sat down with MTV News' Josh Horowitz while promoting his new film, "We Bought a Zoo," and he insisted he had no part in the fourth "Bourne" movie.

"No, I'm not in that one. I haven't even read the script," he said.

But as a key component of the series, Damon was able to give his take on how "Legacy," which is being directed by Tony Gilroy, fits in with the previous three films.

"My understanding is that it's like if you think of 'X-Men' and then 'Wolverine,' the spin-off movie, »

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Matt Damon has some harsh words for the director of the new Bourne movie

14 December 2011 1:13 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Next year, the Bourne franchise will continue without Matt Damon as Jeremy Renner takes over the franchise in The Bourne Legacy. While Renner won't be playing Jason Bourne, Damon admits he was a little shocked by the news. "It was a surprise," he told GQ in a recent interview, possibly still pissed he found about the reboot while surfing online. And that's not all Damon had to say. As he started talking about Tony Gilroy, the co-writer of the Bourne trilogy and director of »

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Matt Damon Speaks On Why He Walked Away From Bourne - Wishes Renner Luck

13 December 2011 6:55 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Speaking with GQ about his latest movie We Bought A Zoo, Damon mentions why he wouldn't return to any further Bourne movies: "If you look at the first three movies, we kind of pounded that idea of identity and amnesia into the ground. We really got everything out of it that we could. So to reboot it, we need to come up with something completely new." He also touched on Tony Gilroy's failed Bourne Ultimatium script which was heavily rewritten: "I don't blame Tony for taking a boatload of money and handing in what he handed in. It's just that it was unreadable. This is a career-ender. I mean, I could put this thing up on eBay and it would be game over for that dude. It's terrible. It's really embarrassing. He was having a go, basically, and he took his money and left." Damon admits that Jeremy Renner's casting was "A surprise. »

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Matt Damon Speaks on Why He Walked Away From Bourne - Wishes Renner Luck

13 December 2011 6:55 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Speaking with GQ about his latest movie We Bought A Zoo, Damon mentions why he wouldn't return to any further Bourne movies: "If you look at the first three movies, we kind of pounded that idea of identity and amnesia into the ground. We really got everything out of it that we could. So to reboot it, we need to come up with something completely new." He also touched on Tony Gilroy's failed Bourne Ultimatium script which was heavily rewritten: "I don't blame Tony for taking a boatload of money and handing in what he handed in. It's just that it was unreadable. This is a career-ender. I mean, I could put this thing up on eBay and it would be game over for that dude. It's terrible. It's really embarrassing. He was having a go, basically, and he took his money and left." Damon admits that Jeremy Renner's casting was "A surprise. »

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Damon Slates Bourne Ultimatum Script, Then Apologises

13 December 2011 5:09 PM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

  It seems Matt Damon while not currently involved in the further instalment of the Bourne series he could be up for reprising his role again in the future. His relationship with Tony Gilroy however has been damaged by quotes from Damon while promoting his upcoming movie “We Bought A Zoo”. When talking about the script for The Bourne Ultimatum he made it pretty clear he didn’t rate it and had this to say: "It's really the studio’s fault for putting themselves in that position," Damon speaking to GQ. "I don't blame Tony for taking a boatload of money and handing in what he handed in. It’s just that it was unreadable. This is a career-ender. I mean, I could put this thing up on eBay and it would be game over for that dude. It's terrible. It's really embarrassing. He was having a go, basically, and he took his money and left. »

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