New on DVD, Blu-ray and streaming this week: 'Bourne' is back, 'Ice Age: Continental Drift' tries to keep a franchise warm, plus the raucous comedy of Seth MacFarlane's 'Ted' and Christopher Nolan's first film 'Following' gets the Criterion treatment.
The Bourne Legacy
How do you know that the summer movie season is officially done? Check the box office and if it looks like this weekend, it's over. The months of massive openings and long legs are over. Welcome to the doldrums that are late August and September.
Sorry, 'Premium Rush.' You never had a chance.
Although they differ in style and tone in every way imaginable, 'The Expendables 2' and 'The Bourne Legacy' are both action movies and they share the same audience (people who like watching people beat up other people). The slick, modern 'The Bourne Legacy' was last week's box office champion, so everyone was wondering if its success would cut into the opening of the brawny, '80s throwback that is 'The Expendables 2.' Or vice versa. Well, the numbers are in...
We're impressed with the level of ridiculous this week has to offer. James Franco is making a movie about Lindsay Lohan's life, Universal is or isn't or is lying about dumping Kristen Stewart from the 'Snow White and the Huntsman' sequel, a dude shot himself in the butt at the movies, and 'The Price is Right' wants to add male models to their showroom. Could this week be any more ridiculous? Wait, don't answer that.
Gun control, and specifically guns at the movies, have been a hot issue since the tragic theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado yet people still find it necessary to bring their gun to a movie. That plan backfired - literally - on a Nevada man who shot himself in the butt during a screening of 'The Bourne Legacy.'
“The franchise could go on indefinitely. I mean hopefully in a non-greedy way. We didn’t wanna be asking you to buy another ticket on the way out of the theater. But it could go on.”
That’s ‘Bourne Legacy’ writer/director Tony Gilroy answering Time magazine’s question on the future of the franchise, and it might be a strange comment to many moviegoers. A lot of people are complaining that this new ins
After nearly a month at the top of the box office, Batman has fallen. In his place stand two new Hollywood champions: 'The Bourne Legacy' and 'The Campaign,' both of which opened to strong numbers. Still, these solid openings won't blow anyone's socks off, mainly because we've seen the likes of these do so much better in the past.
'The Bourne Legacy' is a movie suffering an existential crisis. It only exists because the 'Bourne' movies – the REAL 'Bourne' movies – made a lot of dough and were generally well received by critics. I'm no Hollywood insider but my understanding is that Matt Damon either respectfully declined to do a fourth installment at any cost, or the studio saw his asking price and figured it would make more sense to try a 'Bourne' movie without him. (Damon has a nice official story, saying he'd only reprise the role with Paul Greengrass at the helm.)