Movie Review: Jason Bourne (2016) *Is Bourne Back?*

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If you ignore the tacked-on Bourne Legacy, the Bourne series has been the standard in action-adventure.  It’s grounded realism and intelligent plots were a good part of the reason the Bond series had to be dragged out of the 1970’s.  Jason Bourne is the first film reuniting series star Matt Damon and director of films two and three, Paul Greengrass, in nine years.  Was Bourne going to be back to his old tricks, or should this series have ended with The Bourne Ultimatum? Continue reading Movie Review: Jason Bourne (2016) *Is Bourne Back?*

What if Rey’s Not a Skywalker? What if She’s a Palpatine? Not So Crazy…

The assumption regarding Rey’s parentage is that she is the daughter of Luke Skywalker.  I would actually like this to be true because, let’s face it, Luke has had a crappy life and being reunited with his daughter would be heart-warming stuff.  However, out of all the crazed alternate theories circling the InterTubes, THIS makes sense.  I’ll leave it to you all (and by that I mean Peter and I) to hash out on the message boards, but watch the video and here’s an excellent breakdown of the points by Andrea Romano from Mashable. Continue reading What if Rey’s Not a Skywalker? What if She’s a Palpatine? Not So Crazy…

Trailer Time: The Accountant (2016) *If Accountancy Was Like This, More People Would Be Interested*

Warner Bros. has sent us the first official trailer for dierctor Gavin O’Connor’s latest project, The Accountant(2016), starring Ben Affleck, J.K. Simmons, John Lithgow, Anna Kendrick, and Jon Bernthal. The film will open in theaters across the United States on October 14.

Synopsis: Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King (J.K. Simmons), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk (Anna Kendrick) has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.
Ben Affleck, The Accountant

In Theaters This Week (7/29/2016) – Jason Bourne, Bad Moms, Nerve

Bad Moms, Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell
Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  July 29th brings three distinctly different films to challenge the crew of the Enterprise.  Matt Damon returns as Jason Bourne in the self-titled fifth installment in the Bourne Saga.  Moms everywhere get their own Hangover as Bad Moms with Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell opens. The weekend’s other opener, Nerve, stars Emma Roberts in a thriller aimed primarily at teens. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (7/29/2016) – Jason Bourne, Bad Moms, Nerve