If you’ve seen a preview for Stillwater, then you’ve certainly noticed (and possibly were taken aback by) Matt Damon sporting a goatee. Then you may find out by watching the preview (or doing a Google search) that the title of the movie comes from the name of a town in Oklahoma. So, things might be starting to add up in your head about what type of guy Damon is playing, right? At least for me, I was immediately interested in the A-list actor’s role in this Tom McCarthy project. And if you read the plot description, the movie certainly sounds like a riff on the Taken franchise. (And Matt Damon recently discussed this on a podcast hosted by Marc Maron.) However, there is much more underneath the surface of Stillwater, and the result is a mostly character-driven drama that exceeds expectations.
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot is written by, directed by and stars Kevin Smith! The highly anticipated sequel hits Blu-ray and digital release on January 21, 2020. The film stars Jason Mewes, Harley Quinn Smith, Aparna Brielle, Treshelle Edmond, Alice Wen and an insane amount of cameos including Fred Armisen, Shannon Elizabeth, Jason Lee, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Justin Long, Melissa Benoist, Ralph Garman and TONS MORE. Here is my review: Read more
Director Steven Spielberg’s critically lauded WWII epic Saving Private Ryan celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with a new 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo release on May 8, 2018 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Here is my review: Read more
Suburbicon is directed by George Clooney, co-written by Clooney, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, and Grant Heslov. The film stars Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Noah Jupe, and Oscar Isaac. The blu-ray is available to own now from Paramount Pictures! Check out my review here: Read more
Hailed as “a tremendously entertaining heart-felt comedy” (Julian Roman, Movieweb), director Alexander Payne’s (The Descendants, Nebraska) hilarious DOWNSIZING arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital March 20, 2018 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Read more
When trailers first started coming out for Alexander Payne’s latest film, I was definitely intrigued by its premise. The idea of humans opting for a medical procedure that shrinks them down to four inches tall seemed like a possibility for great satire and comedy. The cast looked impressive, and Payne’s previous films have been great. Unfortunately, Downsizing is absolutely nothing like the trailer. All the funny bits were shown in marketing, if they even made the final cut of the movie. The finished product is too tonally and thematically inconsistent to be good, and the story gets weighed down by its force fed and heavy handed message. Read more
The 89th Annual Academy Awards have been dished out, with La La Land raking in six total, while Moonlight literally stole the evening with a shocking upset for Best Picture – especially after it was wrongly announced that La La Land had won (AND they let them give an acceptance speech for five minutes before telling them who REALLY won). Check out the results and more here. Read more
This week it was either the 146 minute long A Cure For Wellness or the much shorter The Great Wall. Naturally I gravitated towards the film that had Matt Damon and monsters, which sounds like a very appealing combination to me. Apparently (according to Wikipedia) this was released in China a few months back and then finally released here. From what I gather it wasn’t all that critically acclaimed, here or in China (at the time I saw it, Rotten Tomatoes gave it 40%) but did it really deserve that rating? Read more
Seriously – who keeps voting Maggie Smith from Downton Abbey?!?! I’m with Jimmy Kimmel – take that award away and give it to someone who shows up. I realize he’s joking, but… He does have a point doesn’t he? Here are my thoughts and the complete winners list from this year’s 2016 Emmy Awards. Read more
I confess, this was my first Jason Bourne movie with Matt Damon. Sure I saw that one with Jeremy Renner but that doesn’t really count. And even though this was my first real taste of the franchise, it felt tired. You can tell that’s exactly what the film’s producers were worried about when they made this film because the action never ever stops. It needs you to be excited THE ENTIRE TIME. The music was relentless, we were forever in that handheld camera view and they were always in a chase scene. Jason Bourne was exhausting and still stimulating, like when you get no sleep and try to compensate by drinking WAY too much caffeine. Read more
From Legendary, Universal Pictures and director Zhang Yimou (House of Flying Daggers) comes the action blockbuster The Great Wall. Featuring music by Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi and loosely based on a short story World War Z author Max Brooks. Starring Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe and Andy Lau. It hits theaters February 17, 2017.
Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass are back to give us another chapter in the Bourne franchise, which seemingly has gotten better with each passing movie (minus the dreadful spinoff The Bourne Legacy). Nine years have passed since we last saw Jason Bourne, but he’s back thanks to a clever story that brings him from out of the shadows. Simply titled Jason Bourne, the latest entry in the Bourne saga is another excellent, globetrotting, cat-and-mouse game full of brutish action with some bureaucratic deception sprinkled on top. Read more
The 73rd Annual Golden Globes will take place January 10th, 8 PM ET live on NBC. I’ve decided to try and predict this year’s winners…. Check out my predictions right here. Please note: I’m probably wrong. Big time.