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Venom Teaser Trailer #1 (2018) *A Venomless Venom Trailer*

Sony has released the first teaser for Venom and it’s a true teaser, giving very little away about the film.  Venom, butchered in Spider-Man 3, is one of the most popular villains/anti-heroes (depending on the host) in Marvel Comics, and Tom Hardy is a great choice to embody that.  I’m not sure what Sony intends with its Spider-Man-free Spiderverse.  I think rather than give Tom Holland up, Disney would rather buy Sony at this point.  What we do know about the film is summarized by Coming Soon below.  The film also stars Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate, and Woody Harrelson.  Venom will hit theaters October 5, 2018.

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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?*

Trailer Time: Jason Bourne Trailer #1 (2016) *You Know His Name*

After the brief nightmare that was the Bourne Legacy, Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are returning for the franchise’s fifth installment.  Bourne has been off the grid for years, but this first trailer doesn’t make it seem like he’s lost a step.  Maybe we’ll finally get answers as to what exactly is his relationship to Julia Stiles’ character, which is a mystery dating back to the first film.  Easily one of my most anticipated films of the summer.  Jason Bourne returns to theaters on July 29, 2016.
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Star Wars: Rogue One Cast Photo and New Story Details!

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Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen, and Donnie Yen make up the team that will be stealing the plans to the Death Star in Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One. This is the first cast photo of the first Star Wars spin-off film.  Directed by Gareth Edwards, the movie is slated for a Christmas 2016 release.  I love everything we’ve heard about this film; the tone and story.  The cast was already strong and we learned today that Firefly’s Alan Tudyk and Casino Royale’s Mads Mikkelsen will be joining the team.  Read below for more story details from Kathleen Kennedy.

 

“Rogue One takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope and will be a departure from the saga films but have elements that are familiar to the Star Wars universe. It goes into new territory, exploring the galactic struggle from a ground-war perspective while maintaining that essentialStar Wars feel that fans have come to know. Gareth is such an innovative director and I’m so excited to be working with him and the extraordinary ensemble cast he’s selected for Rogue One. Continue reading Star Wars: Rogue One Cast Photo and New Story Details!

Movie Review: Closed Circuit (2013)

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There’s a great deal of debate as to the actual number, but closest estimates put the number of CCtv cameras (closed circuit television) in the UK at 5.9 million.  That’s roughly one camera for every 11 people.  While Closed Circuit is not a commentary on the death of privacy in the 21st Century (what I believe to be the defining issue of our day and age), it does use that incredible network of cameras as a framing device for telling its story. Continue reading Movie Review: Closed Circuit (2013)