The Bourne Ultimatum

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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 »

Directors Who Should Go Sci-Fi

Coen brothers, Scorsese, Tarantino could give Cameron a run

(Newser) - With Avatar whipping up Oscar buzz for James Cameron, io9 nominates five great directors who could make magic with the “wondrous freedoms” available in the science-fiction genre:
  • Paul Greengrass: The man behind The Bourne Ultimatum thrives on a “mixture of chaos and intimacy”—perfect to document the
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Box Office Records Are Bunk

Measuring a film's success in dollars is misleading

(Newser) - Not a year seems to go by without a film breaking a box-office records: Dark Knight a contender for biggest all-time earner! Bourne Ultimatum the top August opener! But that’s not because the films actually draw more viewers than the previous record-holders; it's because the figures are in dollars,... More »

10 Most Influential Films of the Decade

(Newser) - Though "the task is ridiculous," Brendon Connelly has come up with 10 films from the last decade that will prove influential 20 years down the road. Slashfilm has the list:
  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow: "On the list for kick-starting green-screen mania."
  • The Bourne
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Stars Losing Gravitational Pull, Hollywood Finds

Franchises, concepts drive movie receipts more than A-list personalities

(Newser) - The lure of A-list movie stars is on the wane, the Hollywood Reporter notes after an examination of recent box-office receipts and extensive polling of Tinseltown insiders. Due in part to ubiquity on the internet and magazine racks, big names like Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts have seen their films... More »

Vudu to Match DVD HD Releases

Service will offer HD downloads same day DVDs hit stores

(Newser) - The Bourne Ultimatum, the Matt Damon action movie, will be available online Tuesday - the same day as the DVD reaches video stores. AP reports it's the first of many high-definition movies to be released by Vudu, the on-demand video service. Vudu, which sells its set-top box for $399, will... More »

Matt Damon Is 'Sexiest Man Alive'

People taps actor for honor once held by buds Pitt, Clooney

(Newser) - Matt Damon has been named People's "sexiest man alive," the Associated Press reported today. The star of the "Bourne" franchise said he was a bit surprise to accept the honor, won twice each by buddies George Clooney and Brad Pitt. "You gave an aging suburban dad... More »

'Superbad' Still Has Soul at Box Office

Out-laughs the competition for second week; highest-grossing debut is 'Mr. Bean'

(Newser) - Movie fans are filling the last week before school starts by going to the flicks their friends liked: “Superbad,” “The Bourne Ultimatum” and “Rush Hour 3” kept drawing them in with the top 3 spots this week. Rowan Atkinson's “Mr. Bean's Holiday” took surprise swipes... More »

Americans Race to 'Rush Hour 3'

Franchise's third film fails to match second installment

(Newser) - Critics tried to slash its tires, but Rush Hour 3 still raced to the top of the box office this weekend. The Jackie Chan/Chris Tucker vehicle gauged $50.2 million according to studio estimates, though falling short of the franchise’s second installment Rush Hour 2, which earned $67.4... More »

'Bourne' Bests Bond

Damon's spy thriller earns more in debut than any 007 film

(Newser) - Hollywood’s top spy has a new name: Bourne, Jason Bourne. The Bourne Ultimatum shattered box office records this weekend by racking up the largest August opening ever, Variety reports. Domestically, the Matt Damon vehicle grossed $70.2 million, more than the two previous “Bourne” flicks or any James... More »

'Bourne' Is a Bullet of a Movie

'Easily the best action thriller of the year,' raves USA Today

(Newser) - America's favorite amnesiac CIA agent, Jason Bourne, is caught up again in fast-paced and far-flung action in the thinking-man's thriller threequel The Bourne Ultimatum, which critics gave high marks for both psychological acuity and adrenaline. The New York Post calls Ultimatum a "potent PowerBar of a movie—all protein... More »

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