“The Bourne Legacy” looks like a reboot, but it’s more of a sequel.
Either way, it’s a mostly unnecessary addition to the smart, exciting “Bourne” trilogy based on characters created by novelist Robert Ludlum.
The new movie’s story takes place about the same time as events of 2007’s “The Bourne Ultimatum.”
Matt Damon is not here, but his Jason Bourne is on the sidelines, appearing as a phantom in documents and news reports, and spoken about in hushed tones. Read More
So much for just friends! After rampant rumors of a romance, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher were finally caught canoodling on camera.
The “Two and a Half Men” star and his former “That ’70s Show” love interest openly smooched and snuggled at the wrap party for his Steve Jobs biopic.
According to the U.K.’s Daily Mail, the longtime pals also made it clear that their relationship has evolved during a recent Fourth of July get-together at his family’s home. Read More
A grieving family regains its spark when working with a group of caring keepers to restore a run-down animal park in “We Bought a Zoo,” new from “Jerry Maguire” and “Almost Famous” filmmaker Cameron Crowe.
Warm and fuzzy indeed is this drama, and when on target, it delivers those traits with a brightness and sincerity that affirm Crowe’s status as a wizard of positive spirit. But too often, it simply lays on the hokum. Read More
After a long time away, director Cameron Crowe is back in fighting-form force, with the new Pearl Jam documentary “PJ 20,” now available on video, and the upcoming “We Bought A Zoo,” about a widower (Matt Damon) who buys a run-down zoo and decides to get it up and running again, in theaters Dec. 23. Read More
Maybe this is how the world ends — not with a bang, but a wheeze. Paranoia seems almost sensible under certain circumstances — a late-night stroll through a dark alley, perhaps — but what about riding the bus to work, where killers could be sitting beside us, polluting our space with their germs? If the idea isn’t enough to terrify, it should at least give you pause, which is what Steven Soderbergh’s “Contagion” does with unsettling precision. Read More
The best acting usually draws on personal experience, and Matt Damon felt right at home playing Mitch, a shell-shocked everyman struggling to shield his daughter from the fallout of a deadly virus, in Steven Soderbergh’s “Contagion,” due Friday. Read More
“The Adjustment Bureau” is a metaphysical thriller about love, fate, free will and some rather novel hat tricks. It centers on a politician whose love for a dancer puts him in dangerous conflict with cosmic authorities when it bucks destiny’s master plan.
Buoyed by breezy direction and terrific actor rapport, the movie is a potential springtime sparkler. But a dearth of original ideas and a reliance on Hollywood hooey as a romantic condiment bring it down. Read More
CNN's Piers Morgan asked Matt Damon about Sarah Palin and President Obama in an interview last night, asking him if he was happy the way Obama was running the country. "No." Damon said glumly, "I really think he misinterpreted his mandate." Damon quoted a friend of his, adding, "I no longer hope for audacity."
“The Adjustment Bureau” — the new Philip K. Dick-inspired thriller about an otherworldly crew of mystery men who mean to ensure that God’s master plan unfolds just as intended — brought at least one of its stars to tears. And no, it wasn’t Matt Damon, who absorbs a surprise shot to the gut from his on-screen love interest, played by Emily Blunt. Read More
Hundreds of actors and production crew have been filming in front of San Francisco’s City Hall on Friday for a movie starring Matt Damon, Kate Winslet and Jude Law.“Contagion,” an action-thriller about preventing the spread of a deadly virus, had its crew and military tanks stationed around Civic Center Plaza on Friday afternoon along with hundreds of extras wearing pandemic flu masks.Production assistants declined to comment on the scene they were filming. Read More