Movie Review: THE GREAT WALL

THE GREAT WALL | © 2017 Universal

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Matt Damon, Ting Jian, Pedro Pascal, Andy Lau, Willem Dafoe, Hanyu Zhang, Lu Han Writers: Carlo Bernard & Doug Miro and Tony Gilroy, story by Max Brooks and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz Director: Zhang Yimou Distributor: Universal Release Date: February 17, 2017 Despite its title (barriers aren’t known for their motion), THE GREAT WALL hurtles along at an impressive pace, usually slowing only so that characters can come up with strategy. Set in 12th-century China, THE GREAT WALL begins with a supertitle that explains the size and amount of time it took to build the Wall, […]Read On »

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Movie Review: ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY poster | ©2016 Lucasfilm / Walt Disney Studios

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Wen Jiang, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen Writers: Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy, story by John Knoll and Gary Whitta, based on characters created by George Lucas Director: Gareth Edwards Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures Release Date: December 16, 2016 ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY is the first live-action feature film in the STAR WARS universe not directly tied to the Skywalker family. ROGUE ONE is certainly part of the STAR WARS timeline, and indeed some familiar characters pop up here (several for longer than others). […]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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