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Friday, August 31, 2012

The Bourne Legacy

Renner vs. Damon

The Bourne Legacy is the fourth installment in the action franchise and the first without Matt Damon. Jeremy Renner takes the lead as Aaron Cross, an operative caught up in life-or-death stakes connected to the events of the first three films. Renner and co-star Rachel Weisz serve up an entertaining espionage thriller that is a lot of fun.

The film’s only fault is that it’s not as stellar as the previous three Paul Greengrass films — yet it shares their name.

Simply put: Solid, entertaining action film in a summer that needed a good thriller. But hopefully this is not Bourne’s legacy

Award potential: None.

The ten buck review: Worth ten bucks

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Watch

Raspberry Award 2012

Years from now, if DVDs still exist, you might walk past a dump bin of predictable comedies that provide a few laughs (plus the token over-the-top-tasteless bit.) You know, films that do just fine for hang time with the guys. The Watch will fall somewhere in the bottom of that bin. It’s a predictable, lazy comedy. But every so often, Jonah Hill delivers a few nice moments.

Simply put: The story is hard to watch, but Jonah Hill provides some laughs.

Award potential: 2012 Nomination for the Raspberry Award seems likely.

The ten buck review: Not worth ten bucks