Movie Review: JASON BOURNE

JASON BOURNE | © 2016 Universal

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Julia Stiles, Riz Ahmed, Ato Essandoh, Scott Shepherd Writers: Paul Greengrass & Christopher Rouse, based on characters created by Robert Ludlum Director: Paul Greengrass Distributor: Universal Release Date: July 29, 2016 JASON BOURNE Director Paul Greengrass can do kinetic action with the best of them – he also helmed the last two Jason Bourne adventures, THE BOURNE SUPREMACY and THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM, as well as the riveting UNITED 93. However, Greengrass and co-scripter Christopher Rouse (who also serves as JASON BOURNE’s film editor) have centered the new film […]Read On »

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Corey Stoll contracts THE STRAIN – Exclusive Interview

Corey Stoll and Mia Maestro in THE STRAIN - Season 1| ©2014 Michael Gibson/FX

In FX’s new series THE STRAIN, Sunday nights at 10 PM, New York City is falling to a plague of bestial, fast-moving vampires under the control of a single Master. The series is based on the trilogy of novels by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, both of whom serve as executive producers on the show, with del Toro directing several episodes and Hogan writing some scripts. THE STRAIN has already been renewed for a second season. Among the few standing against the onslaught of monstrous change is Center for Disease Control epidemiologist Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, played by Corey Stoll. […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Zeljko Ivanek discusses THE MOB DOCTOR

Zeljko Ivanek in THE MOB DOCTOR - Season 1 -"Sibling Rivalry" | ©2012 Fox/Nathan Bell

On THE MOB DOCTOR, now wrapping up its first and only season on Fox with an episode tonight, Monday at 9 PM, and a finale on Saturday, January 5 at 9 PM, Jordana Spiro plays Grace Devlin, a talented Chicago surgeon who has obligations to organized crime. Zeljko Ivanek plays Grace’s hospital boss, Dr. Stafford White. It’s been a busy year for Ivanek, who’s had roles in four major feature films – ARGO, SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS, THE WORDS and THE BOURNE LEGACY – plus done a New York stage play. The Slovenia-born actor has been working almost nonstop since he started […]Read On »

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CD Review: THE BOURNE LEGACY soundtrack

THE BOURNE LEGACY soundtrack | ©2012 Varese Sarabande Records

James Newton Howard takes the baton from John Powell to run a more straightforward, beat-driven marathon. In much the same way that new writer-director Tony Gilroy has thankfully wiped out Paul Greengrass’ crazy-cam movement, Howard’s keeps the ethnic, thematic rhythms of Powell’s three previous scores to a minimum to make his LEGACY to BOURNE‘s seminal action sound a combo between that composer’s lean, mean fighting machine and his own breathless, powerhouse suspense for another guy on the run he scored called THE FUGITIVE. That Oscar nominated touch is a bit more hipped up here, and with significantly less orchestra, which […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE BOURNE LEGACY

THE BOURNE LEGACY poster | ©2012 Universal Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach Writers: Tony Gilroy & Dan Gilroy, story by Tony Gilroy, inspired by the Robert Ludlum novels Director: Tony Gilroy Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: August 10, 2012 In the BOURNE trilogy – 2002’s THE BOURNE IDENTITY, 2004’s THE BOURNE SUPREMACY and 2007’s THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM – Matt Damon starred as superspy Jason Bourne, who battled his way through amnesia in from the cold to force the agency that created him to stop hunting him and leave him alone. It should be stated up front that, although Jason Bourne is […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: Potential BOURNE LEGACY actor Luke Evans comments on vying to star in the rebooted franchise

IMMORTALS teaser poster - Zeus | ©2011 Relativity Media

During the press event for the new Greek Gods action film IMMORTALS (opening November 11, 2011) at WonderCon 2011 in San Francisco, Luke Evans answered questions about him vying for the new lead in the continuation of the BOURNE franchise in THE BOURNE LEGACY from co-writer/director Tony Gilroy. “It is a big deal – it is a fantastic role,” Evans says. “You have one actor [Matt Damon]  that portrayed the character three times successfully. I love the BOURNE films, but I would not be Jason Bourne in the film [the series is going to continue with another character]. I did […]Read On »

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