Posted on Monday, July 11th, 2016 by Angie Han
Studios may hope for “endless” franchises, but the faces of those franchises have an unfortunate habit of aging out or moving on. So the Han Solo torch gets passed from Harrison Ford to Alden Ehrenreich, the Rocky franchise turns into the Creed franchise, and James Bond continues to spark rumor after rumor about who could replace Daniel Craig.
And Matt Damon, who returns as everyone’s favorite amnesiac spy this month in Jason Bourne, has made his peace with that inevitable fate. Damon acknowledged the likelihood that he’ll be replaced someday by a younger actor as Bourne, and told press that while he’s “very excited” to reprise his role this time, he’s “totally fine” with the role getting recast eventually. Read More »
The summer of sequels is coming to an end later this month with Star Trek Beyond and Jason Bourne arriving late this month. However, we could probably call Suicide Squad as much of a sequel as it is a spin-off to start a new franchise, so maybe it’s coming to an end at the beginning of August. Anyway, closing out July will be the return of Matt Damon as the covert operative with the worst memory ever, and three new Jason Bourne clips give us a taste of what’s in store for the Treadstone assassin this time. Read More »
What would you do if a stranger handed you a phone, and someone on the other end of the call tasked you with completing a mysterious task? That’s exactly what Matt Damon set out to do with a prank set up as part of a new Omaze charity campaign in conjunction with this summer’s release of Jason Bourne.
Unsuspecting people were going about their day when they’re handed a phone and told the call was for them. On the other end of the call is Matt Damon, who has a vital task for them to carry out. The reactions some of these people have to this movie scenario are hilarious while some are eerily casual about the whole ordeal. Watch the Matt Damon prank play out after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 by Angie Han
This weekend marks the premiere of Pixar’s Finding Dory, a heartwarmer about a friendly fish who sets out to rediscover her forgotten past. But if you prefer your amnesiac heroes a little grittier and angrier, just wait a few more weeks for the opening of Jason Bourne, which brings back Matt Damon as the super-skilled spy. Twelve years have passed since the events of The Bourne Ultimatum, but that hiatus doesn’t seem to have mellowed him out one bit. If anything, the new Jason Bourne spot suggests, he’s only gotten more intense.
To be fair, Jason Bourne has plenty of reason to be upset. In the latest preview, Jason Bourne yells some spoiler-y stuff about the motives that got him into this whole mess to begin with, which may or may not turn out to have been built on lies.
Returning with Damon to the franchise is Paul Greengrass, who helmed the second and third Bourne movies, and Julia Stiles, who starred opposite Damon in earlier installments. Newcomers to the series include Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Ato Essandoh, and Vincent Cassel. Watch the Jason Bourne spot below. Read More »
We haven’t seen Matt Damon play Jason Bourne in almost nine years, but time doesn’t seem to have slowed him down, based on the trailers and featurettes we’ve seen for director Paul Greengrass‘ Jason Bourne. Whether Damon would return to arguably his most famous role was a question mark for many years, but after Greengrass had committed to the sequel, the actor signed up.
The plot details for the latest Bourne adventure have been slightly vague, but the newest Jason Bourne TV spot pretty much comes right out and says what the film is about. Below, watch the new Jason Bourne TV spot.
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It doesn’t feel like it’s been 14 years since Matt Damon hit the big screen as Jason Bourne in the action thriller The Bourne Identity. For Matt Damon, his journey with the character began a couple years earlier since production on the franchise, based on a series of books by Robert Ludlum, began in 2000. Now Bourne is being called back into action in a world that is tearing itself apart.
In a new Jason Bourne featurette, Matt Damon says he’s always been asked when the next Jason Bourne movie would happen, even after he seemingly completed his turn as the character with The Bourne Ultimatum back in 2007. Now we get to see how Jason Bourne coped with the answers he received about his past across three movies, but there are still secrets he doesn’t know. Watch the Jason Bourne featurette below. Read More »
You know his name, and now he remembers everything. What’s left for Jason Bourne to do? We’ll find out this summer when the fourth chapter of the franchise (fifth if you count The Bourne Legacy) that began with The Bourne Identity continues the path of the Treadstone asset who lost his memory, gained it back, and waged a war against those who turned him into a weapon.
However, a new Jason Bourne trailer shows us that Matt Damon‘s character is going to have to come to terms with the things he’s done. After all, he volunteered for the job to begin with, and now he’s caught up in more danger and intrigue again, this time taking the action to Greece, Las Vegas and more. Read More »
Ridley Scott‘s extended cuts can be somewhat hit or miss. The longer versions of American Gangster and Robin Hood, for example, mostly just added more minutes to the running time. Neither version proved to be the Kingdom of Heaven: Director’s Cut, a fantastic cut that contains all the nuances lost in the theatrical version.
Last year we heard rumblings about an extended cut of The Martian, and it’s been confirmed that later this year we might see Scott’s longer version of the adaptation.
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Even though The Martian was quite the crowd-pleasing, critically acclaimed film last year, it went home empty-handed at the 88th Academy Awards Sunday night. But it’s still a worthwhile film, and definitely one of my favorites from 2015, even if it didn’t make my Top 10.
In case you didn’t know, The Martian is based on Andy Weir‘s book of the same name, and as is the case with any adaptation of a book, there are some differences between the source material and the film. If you haven’t read the book already, or if you just don’t have an interest now that you’ve seen the movie, a new edition of What’s the Difference? runs through all the major differences between the book and film. Watch below. Read More »
Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) swimming away to the sounds of Moby’s “Extreme Ways” was a fitting farewell for the tortured operative. The Bourne Ultimatum was a completely satisfying conclusion, but almost a decade after its release, we’re going on another adventure with Bourne. What kind of conflict will he be grappling with this time? In a recent interview, Damon dropped some big clues about where we’ll find our hero in Jason Bourne.
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