The Bourne Legacy, the fourth installment of the Bourne series, fits the bill of a traditional summer action movie with its high-energy action sequences, marquee names and loose plot. But writer and director Tony Gilroy, who collaborated on the previous three Bourne films, misses the mark in the latest sequel.
It's already that time of year, when the nominations for the Golden Globes — the biggest precursor to the Oscars —are announced, and the nominees for 2013 hold a few pleasant surprises.
The Bourne Legacy, the fourth installment in the Jason Bourne series of films, is slated to come out in August, but the new flick has raised controversy based on the fact that it doesn't feature Jason Bourne as a character, hence, Matt Damon is also conspicuously missing, having been replaced by The Hurt Locker and The Avengers' Jeremy Renner as a new trained operative named Aaron Cross.
Check out the trailer for The Bourne Legacy, with Avengers star Jeremy Renner picking up where Matt Damon left off. Also starring are Edward Norton, Rachel Weisz, Oscar Isaac, Joan Allen, David Strathairn, Scott Glenn and Albert Finney.
A friendly soccer match got pretty rough for celebrities Will Ferrell, 44, and chef Gordon Ramsay, 45, on Sunday night in Manchester, England. Ferrell and Ramsay were both representing the Rest of the World in their game against England when they suffered injuries and were taken off the field — Ferrell with an escort and Ramsay on a stretcher.
Festival opener Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson’s follow-up to the Roald Dahl adaptation Fantastic Mr. Fox, is garnering well-deserved attention. The film is classic Anderson, saturated with a splendid vein of melancholic childhood nostalgia.
Wes Anderson's new film Moonrise Kingdom, starring Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Tilda Swiinton and Bill Murray, will open the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival, appearing at the top of a lineup that includes such buzzworthy films as David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis, starring Robert Pattinson, Walter Salles' On The Road, starring Kristen Stewart, John Hillcoat's Lawless, starring Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf, Andrew Dominik's Killing Them Softly, starring Brad Pitt, and Lee Daniels' The Paperboy, starring Zac Efron and Matthew McConaughey, among others.
Very few things frustrate moviegoers more than lazy writing. This silent menace can manifest in many ways—inconsistencies in plot, trite dialogue, haphazard transitions, etc. Occasionally you’ll even see writers / directors try to achieve artistic subtlety by simply omitting details from their movies, thinking that neglecting to convey important information makes them mysterious and insightful, rather than just bad storytellers.
The franchise of Bourne movies isn't about to let a few minor details like replacing actors, replacing a director, and replacing a titular character, stand in its way. Granted, the trailer for The Bourne Legacy may not have Matt Damon, Paul Greengrass, or .
One part historical document, two parts victory lap celebrating Barack Obama's unlikely rise to power, HBO's By The People comes out just in time to celebrate the one year anniversary of his election.
Mark Ruffalo, who stars in the critical hit The Kids Are All Right, is in talks to take on the role of The Incredible Hulk in the superhero ensemble flick The Avengers, set for release in 2012. Marvel Studios is looking for a Bruce Banner replacement after firing Edward Norton over creative differences.