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My Favorite Scene: The Bourne Identity (2002) *Mini Madness*

Matt Damon, Jason Bourne, The Bourne Identity

We are now three weeks away from the fifth entry in the Bourne series: Jason Bourne.  The film marks the return of Matt Damon to the title role (after the awful Bourne Legacy) and director of films two and three: Paul Greengrass.  Most likely, this will be the last Damon Bourne film.  We’ll be spending the next three weeks in My Favorite Scene looking at one of the best action trilogies ever made (because I really, really suppressed the memory of #4) Continue reading My Favorite Scene: The Bourne Identity (2002) *Mini Madness*

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.
Jason Bourne, Matt Damon, Bourne 5

Top 5: Movies That Are Better Than Their Books

Top 5 Movies Better Than The Books

“Yeah, but the book was better.”  How many times have you said that coming out of a movie?  I say it nearly all the time because I read everything and then everyone tells me to shut up and throws something at me.  There are times; however, when the movie manages to outpace its source material.  I’m not talking about great books that are even better movies (The Godfather, The Princess Bride, The Shawshank Redemption, etc.).  I’m talking about books that are utter crap and that somehow, someone managed to drag a good story out of the dreck.  I’m going to just include Forrest Gump as an emeritus member of the list because I hate the movie (yes, I’m the one) and anyone I’ve ever talked to who has read the book, thinks it killed fine trees for no purpose.  The Social Network nearly made the list, but the book by Ben Mezrich isn’t really bad; it’s just the movie is so SO much better.  I’m also making this an all fiction list, but if I were doing non-fiction, at the top of the list would be A Beautiful Mind.  I defy you to try to slog through that (highly inaccurate) bio of John Nash and then not go running into the arms of one of the best movies of the last decade.

1. Jaws
Jaws, Peter Benchley

2. The Bourne Ultimatum
The Bourne Ultimatum, Jason Bourne, Matt Damon, Robert Ludlum

3. The Prestige
The Prestige, Christopher Priest, Christopher Nolan, Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlet Johanssen

4. LA Confidential
LA Confidential, James Ellroy, Kim Basinger, Kevin Spacey

5. Shutter Island
Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorcese, Shutter Island, Dennis LeHane