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MaryAnn’s quick take… Appalling and sadistic. How can anyone who is not a sociopath look at this horrible attempt at feel-good fantasy and say, “This is fine, this is healthy”? I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
My god, it’s like we’re living not only in the darkest timeline but in the mirror universe, the one where there is no pity or mercy and the central driving human emotion is self-serving cruelty. This holiday season, Hollywood has given us the creepy, rapey Passengers to serve as a grand romance, and it has given us the sadistic Collateral Beauty to serve as a feel-good fantasy. What has become of us? It cannot bode any good thing about the current state of humanity that the manufacturer and reflector of our sweeping cultural hopes and dreams »
- MaryAnn Johanson
★★★☆☆ When The Bourne Ultimatum was released in 2007, star Matt Damon felt that the story of his amnesiac-assassin protagonist had been told. "The story of this guy's search for his identity is over" he said, before stating that only a reconfiguration of the character at some future point could persuade him to return. So to 2016 and Jason Bourne, the fourth instalment in this particular hero's saga (excluding spin-off sequel The Bourne Legacy), in which things have slightly changed, but not all that much. The popular killing-machine must go on another covert and pulse-raising search for another missing piece of his psychological jigsaw.
- CineVue UK
There are always a slew of rumors swirling around any Star Wars movie, but back in May, one such rumor claimed that the first Star Wars spin-off, Rogue One, was in "trouble," as the studio prepared for supposedly "extensive" reshoots. Stars such as Felicity Jones laughed off the rumors, reassuring fans the project wasn't in "trouble". It was revealed that Tony Gilroy, who wrote the original Jason Bourne trilogy, came aboard to rewrite the script during reshoots, while also serving as the second unit director. Today a new report has surfaced that claims the filmmaker will be handsomely paid for his efforts, to the tune of $5 million.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Tony Gilroy was first paid a sum of $200,000 a week to help write new dialogue and scenes for the Rogue One reshoots. That sum is said to be a "normal figure" for an in-demand writer working on a major studio tentpole film. »
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has suffered from a lot of behind the scenes drama this year, and as Disney and Lucasfilm set out to ensure that their first Anthology movie is a guaranteed hit, they brought in The Bourne Legacy’s Tony Gilroy to assist – and possible take over from – Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) […]
- Josh Wilding
More on the Jason Bourne sequel news below.
The latest Jason Bourne movie was seen as a huge success despite some slightly middling reviews this past summer. Having brought in over $400 million in cash for Universal, talk is very much turning to potential sequels, something that producer Frank Marshall has been talking about with Yahoo! Movies.
“I have spoken to them both. Obviously they’re very pleased with how the movie turned out. It’s really about the story, just like on this one, everyone said ‘if you come to us with a good story, we’ll think about it. »
- Paul Heath
Simon Brew Nov 30, 2016
Poor Jeremy Renner. Already, his schedule is throwing into doubt a deep involvement in Mission: Impossible 6, due to his commitments to filming Avengers: Infinity War. Now, though, it looks like a return to play Aaron Cross, the character he debuted in The Bourne Legacy, is further away than ever.
That’s because Universal looks like it’s planning, now it’s got them both back interested again, to keep faith with the core team of Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass for its Bourne franchise. They reteamed to make Jason Bourne a success over the summer, and producer Frank Marshall has confirmed that the intention is to pursue a further Bourne venture with the pair of them.
“I have spoken to them both”, Marshall told Yahoo. »
Critically speaking, Jason Bourne, the latest in the Bourne series from director Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon, wasn't a big success. But in Hollywood, money talks and the movie definitely made money, so there is absolutely potential for a sequel. According to producer Frank Marshall, if they can manage to crack a story worth telling, a sequel to Jason Bourne is very much in the cards.
Speaking with Yahoo Movies, Frank Marshall seemed very optimistic about the possibility of a sequel to Jason Bourne. He has had conversations with both Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass, who were both happy with the results of this latest movie. So as long as a story worth telling comes along, it should be a go. Here is what he had to say.
"I have spoken to them both. Obviously they're very pleased with how the movie turned out. It's really about the story, just like on this one, »
Jason Bourne DVD review, Steve Palace, November 2016.
Director: Paul Greengrass
Running Time: 123 mins
Special Features: Bringing Back Bourne, Las Vegas Showdown featurettes
The last entry in the Bourne franchise was 2012’s The Bourne Legacy starring Jeremy Renner. While that became a one-off, it’s worth examining the character’s true legacy before diving in with this review. The original trilogy helped cement Matt Damon‘s position in Hollywood. Paul Greengrass‘s involvement from part two onwards gave the series an additional layer of quality. More than anything, the films had an impact on movie action in general. When Daniel Craig took the role of 007, it was no coincidence »
- Steve Palace
Drawing Home screens Thursday, Nov. 10 at 6:30pm at The Tivoli Theater as part of this year’s St. Louis International Film Festival. Ticket information can be found Here. Lead actors Juan Riedinger and Julie Lynn Mortenson will be in attendance as well as producers Allan Neuwirth and Margarethe Baillou.
In 1920s Boston, East Coast debutante Catharine Robb (newcomer Julie Lynn Mortensen) is dating the most eligible bachelor in the world, John D. Rockefeller III. Her future seems set: a dream life in the upper echelons of society. But Catherine finds her careful plans upended when she meets a young painter, Peter Whyte (Juan Riedinger), from one of the most beautiful places on Earth, the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Although their worlds are polar opposites, a mutual love of art draws them together. They soon face a universal question: Can you find “home” in another person? Inspired by the true story of the central couple, »
- Tom Stockman
Hiam Abbass (Exodus: Gods and Kings), Alan Ruck (Fox’s The Exorcist), Rob Yang (The Bourne Legacy), Parker Sawyers (young Barack Obama in Southside With You) and Peter Friedman (The Path) have joined the cast of HBO's drama pilot Succession, directed and executive produced by The Big Short's Adam McKay. Written by Jesse Armstrong, Succession follows the saga of the Roys, a fictional American global-media family that is not only rich and powerful but also powerfully… »
When Jason Bourne came out over the summer and did some respectable box office numbers, it naturally got people asking: Will Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass continue to make more Bourne movies? After all, they had basically sworn off making anymore after The Bourne Ultimatum came out in 2007. Then we exclusively reported in in 2014 that the duo had reconsidered and would, indeed, come back for another go-around.
So now that the fourth Jason Bourne movie has come and gone, where does that leave us? Will Jeremy Renner's The Bourne Legacy films continue? Is Damon, who also works as a producer on the series, working on another proper installment? During a Producer's Roundtable held by The Hollywood Reporter, the topic came up, and here's what Damon said about whether or not he was working on something new in the world of Bourne.
"Not right now. Those things are a massive undertaking. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Simon Brew Nov 3, 2016
It should be a crucial Christmas for the Ultra HD Blu-ray format. But not with £30 being asked for Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates...
At a time when sales of physical discs are dwindling, and when studios can’t enjoy the kind of revenues that DVDs were throwing into their coffers in the early to mid-2000s, the release of a new physical disc format should in theory be something of a shot in the arm. Appreciating that it takes time for a new format to warm up, you only have to look at the £5 premium that’s generally slapped on a Blu-ray disc to see that, when done properly, everybody can win. Consumers get a choice between the resolution quality of their movies, whilst studios can attract a price premium, particularly out of those who really care about their home cinema.
And it’s people who »
Cannes, France — German broadcaster Mediengruppe Rtl Deutschland has extended its pact with NBCUniversal Intl. Distribution. The new deal, which begins in 2018, includes exclusive free-tv rights for upcoming movies and first-run rights for upcoming TV series, as well as access to library titles.
The new pact includes upcoming instalments in the “Fast & Furious” franchise, in addition to the latest films in Universal Pictures’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy and “Jurassic” franchise; and upcoming animated feature films from Illumination Entertainment such as “The Secret Life of Pets 2” and Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” are also included in the agreement.
Additionally, classic and new TV series are a part of the agreement and include library titles such as “Law & Order,” “Law Order: Svu,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and “Monk,” among »
- Leo Barraclough
Refresh for latest… Universal's Jason Bourne rode back to the top of the international box office this weekend, coming off of a $50M start in China which broke records for the franchise there. In total, Bourne revved up a $56.8M weekend in 62 markets to take the offshore total to $198.5M. That pushes it past The Bourne Legacy and puts it less than $17M shy of The Bourne Ultimatum‘s overseas record for the series. The global tally is $348M. The strong China debut, in what… »
Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker, The Avengers, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and Rogue Nation) has signed on to voice the lead character (Swifty) in the epic 3D, CGI animated family film Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad from Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi's Ambi Group.
Renner will lead an ensemble voice cast for Arctic Justice that includes Alec Baldwin (The Departed, Blue Jasmine, Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation), Heidi Klum (The Devil Wears Prada, Project Runway), John Cleese (A Fish Called Wanda, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian), James Franco (The Interview, 127 Hours, Spider-Man), Anjelica Huston (The Royal Tenenbaums, The Addams Family), and Omar Sy (Jurassic World, Inferno).
When the sinister Doc Walrus (voiced by John Cleese) hatches a secret plot to accelerate global warming and melt the arctic circle, a rag-tag group of inexperienced heroes (voiced by Renner, Franco, Baldwin, Huston, Klum and Sy »
Universal’s Jason Bourne had its Beijing premiere on August 16 with stars Matt Damon and Alicia Vikander on the red carpet. Today, the movie opened in the Middle Kingdom to an estimated $12.3 million. That makes it by far the biggest bow in the franchise’s history and puts it on track to best the lifetime total of The Bourne Legacy in the territory. That previous film was the series' highest grosser in China at a $34.2M total and started its Middle Kingdom outing with… »
The Bourne franchise has been a critical and box office win, so it isn’t at all surprising that we found ourselves with The Bourne Legacy a few years ago, but when it was announced that Matt Damon would return to the series after nearly a decade, that had to make you wonder.
Jason Bourne was either a film with a story impressive enough to pull in the requisite cast and crew, or enough people needed money that they were willing to knock something out. You had to imagine it was one of those.
The first twenty minutes of the film let you know what side we’re on, especially if you’re a fan of the series and director Paul Greengrass.
We open with Bourne apparently going about what has become his humdrum life, traveling from one illegal (I guess) mixed martial arts/boxing/whatever match to another. Audiences »
- Marc Eastman
Experience action-packed terror as two men race against the clock to stop a horde of rabid killers as their city descends into apocalyptic madness in the pulse-pounding thriller, Cell, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), and Digital HD on September 27 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Based on Stephen King’s chilling book, the film stars John Cusack (Love & Mercy) alongside Oscar® nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Best Supporting Actor, Pulp Fiction, 1994) and Stacy Keach (The Bourne Legacy). Cell was directed by Tod Williams from a screenplay by Stephen King and Adam Alleca. The home entertainment release of Cell contains audio commentary with the director and a look behind the scenes of the film in the “To Cell and Back” featurette. The Cell Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.
Stephen King’s best-selling novel is brought to »
- Tom Stockman
Further cast announced for sporting biopic.
Principal photography has begun on Borg/McEnroe, which will centre on the famous rivalry between Us tennis champ Jon McEnroe and Sweden’s Bjorn Borg, which came to a head at Wimbledon 1980.
Shia Labeouf will play McEnroe while rising Swedish talent Sverrir Gudnason plays Borg in the film directed by Janus Metz - director of Cannes-winning documentary Armadillo and episodes of the acclaimed HBO drama True Detective.
The part of Borg’s coach Lennart Bergelin will be played by Stellan Skarsgård (The Avengers, Mamma Mia), making his first Swedish production in more than a decade, while Björn’s fiancée Mariana Simionescu is to be played by Swedish actress Tuva Novotny (A War, Eat Pray Love).
The part of Us tennis playboy Vitas Gerulaitis will be played by Robert Emms (Mirror Mirror, War Horse) while McEnroe’s father will be portayed by Ian Blackman (The Bourne Legacy, Hail Caesar!, House of Cards). »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Burbank, Calif. (August 10, 2016) — This fall, Star Wars fans around the world, will experience a galaxy far, far away—up close and in eye-popping 3D—through the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Collector’s Edition, rolling out beginning Oct. 31 and arriving in the United States and Canada on Nov 15.
For the first time—and just in time for the holidays—viewers can bring home Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 3D, encased in stunning, collectible packaging. The exclusive four-disc 3D Collector’s Edition contains the original theatrical release on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™, Digital HD and DVD, along with originally released bonus features and brand-new bonus material, including additional deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes conversations with cast and crew and revealing, never-before released audio commentary by director J.J. Abrams*.
*Collector’s Edition configuration may vary by territory
Upon its debut last December, Star Wars: The Force Awakens received rave »
- ComicMix Staff
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