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Jason Bourne Slays the Competition

Matt Damon's return to franchise is a success

(Newser) - Jason Bourne killed it at the box office this weekend, with the latest installment of the spy thriller series pulling down a cool $60 million—about $10 million more than expected, and marking a fine comeback for Matt Damon in his return as the amnesiac assassin. "Matt Damon went... More »

Bourne Wins But Doesn't Wow Box Office

'The Campaign' and 'Hope Springs' fare well in top 5

(Newser) - The Bourne Legacy gunned down the box office this weekend but didn't hit a bull's eye like former Bourne flicks. The franchise reboot opened at No.1 with $40.3 million, outpacing R-rated comedy The Campaign ($27.4 million) and dropping The Dark Knight Rises to third ($19.... More »

New Bourne Just Isn't the Same

But with Jeremy Renner in the starring role, it'll do

(Newser) - The Bourne Legacy has its moments, and Jeremy Renner proves compelling in place of Matt Damon. But the latest in the superspy series lacks the emotional power of its predecessors, critics say:
  • "Thanks to Renner’s smart, charismatic performance and a couple of elegant action sequences early on, The
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Matt Damon: Bourne Script Was Crap

Feud alert?

(Newser) - Matt Damon seems so nice, and yet the beloved actor finds himself smack dab in the middle of a possible (and relatively polite) Hollywood feud. And Damon himself started it, when he discussed his three Bourne films with GQ . The writer, Tony Gilroy, was given a deal for the third... More »

The Best of Cold War Cinema

With the Evil Empire as the bad guy, Hollywood made some great flicks

(Newser) - Maybe the reason Betsy Sharkey is feeling nostalgic about Cold War flicks is that the era offered a clear, if flawed, idea that we were the good guys. Regardless, it made for some good movies. The Los Angeles Times critic's faves, by "capricious category":
  • Aliens: With "subtexts rich
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