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Jason Bourne (2016)

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Released:  Friday, July 29, 2016  
Length:  121 minutes
Studio: Universal Pictures
Genre: Action/Adventure
Rating: Jason Bourne is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of AmericaSome material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

Jason Bourne Synopsis

Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role in Jason Bourne. Paul Greengrass, the director of The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, once again joins Damon for the next chapter of Universal Pictures’ Bournefranchise, which finds the CIA’s most lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows.

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Win a Jason Bourne Prize Pack from FlickDirect and Universal Pic...  12/5/2016 4:11 PM EST
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Win Complimentary Passes to an Advance Screening of Universal Pi...  7/20/2016 11:39 PM EST
YOU KNOW HIS NAME. Fans have been waiting for JASON BOURNE, the fifth movie in the Bourne franchise, ever since it was announced back in 2013. Now that it is ready to hit theaters on July 29, 2016 Universal Pictures and FlickDirect are pleased to offer South Floridians a chance to win passes to a complimentary screening before it is released nationwide. To enter download the Movie Hype App and "fo...  More>>

Vincent Cassel Cast as Bourne Villain  9/1/2015 4:10 PM EST
Vincent Cassel, who most recently starred in "Child 44", has been cast as the villain in the upcoming Bourne film.  Cassel will be joining Matt Damon, Alicia Vikander and Tommy Lee Jones for the fifth installment of the franchise.The film will, once again, be directed by Paul Greengrass, who will also be co-writing alongside Christopher Rouse.  Producing the film will be Frank Marshall alongside J...  More>>

Matt Damon Discusses Bourne 5  8/28/2015 12:53 PM EST
Matt Damon recently spoke about the upcoming fifth Bourne film, the franchise he will be returning to after being absent for the last installment."Without giving too much of it away, it's Bourne through an austerity-riddled Europe and in a post-Snowden world. It seems like enough has changed, you know? There are all these kinds of arguments about spying and civil liberties and the nature of democr...  More>>

Tommy Lee Jones Joins Bourne Cast  7/28/2015 3:48 PM EST
Another big name has joined the Bourne Franchise. Tommy Lee Jones has signed on to co-star with Matt Damon, Alicia Vikander and Julia Stiles. The plot is still unknown at this time, but rumors are swirling that Jones will be playing a superior officer at the CIA.  Paul Greengrass will return as director as well as co-screenwriter, along with Christopher Rouse.The film is slated for a July 29, 2016...  More>>

Alicia Vikander Cast in Bourne Film  6/23/2015 4:13 PM EST
Alicia Vikander, who recently starred in Ex Machina, has been cast in the next installment of the Bourne franchise.  She will be starring opposite Matt Damon and Julia Stiles.Vikander has quite a full schedule; coming up, she has Warner Bros' The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Tom Hooper's The Danish Girl for Working Title, the Weinstein Co's Tulip Fever, John Wells' Adam Jones with Bradley Cooper and Jamie...  More>>

Julia Stiles Confirmed for Next Bourne Identity Film  6/19/2015 5:12 PM EST
It has been confirmed that Julia Stiles has been cast in the upcoming installment of The Bourne Identity Series.  Stiles will reprise her role as covert agent Nicky Parsons.Stiles has been in the three previous films as an ally to Jason Bourne. She is the first major character, other than Matt Damon to be confirmed for the film.The screenplay will be written by Paul Greengrass with Christopher Rou...  More>>

Bourne 5 In The Works  8/4/2013 10:20 PM EST
With the success of 2012s "Bourne Legacy", Jeremey Renner will be back to reprise his role as Aaron Cross in a new film for the franchise.The previous film starred Renner alongside Edward Norton ad Rachel Weisz.There are rumors that Anthony Peckham has been hired to pen the script for the fifth installment. Peckham's latest writing credits include "Sherlock Holmes" and "Invictus".Producing the fil...  More>>


Jason Bourne 4K Review


Jason Bourne 4K Review
Jason Bourne marks the return of Matt Damon to the Bourne franchise, from which he was absent from for 9 years. Fans clamored to see Damon reprise the role that he made famous and this return was just what the franchise needed - some "new" life breathed into it.

When we meet up with him again we see Jason Bourne living off the grid but not living completely in peace. His past haunts him. At the same time new ghosts appear and after finding out that his father was killed not by terrorists like he was led to believe, but by his own government, he goes out in search of answers.

Damon stars alongside the talented Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl), who plays CIA Agent Heather Lee, Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler) as electronics mogul Aaron Kallor, Julia Stiles (Silver Linings Playbook), who returns as Nicky Parsons and last, but not least, Tommy Lee Jones (Men in Black), who plays the head of the CIA, Robert Dewey.

Not only did Damon make his way back to the franchise, but director Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips) did, as well; and the combination of these two factors brought back a whole new excitement.  The rest of the cast also helped to create a great film experience that reminds audiences why they loved the franchise to begin with. Stiles is still a favorite in her role as Parsons, and Alicia Vikander is a serious talent and delight to watch. It goes without saying that Tommy Lee Jones always adds a little something extra to any film he joins, and this one is no exception. 

Encoded in 2160p the Bourne series has never looked better. Blacks are spot on, colors pop off the screen, and highlights and natural light are elevated compared to the Blu-ray 1080p version. Accompanying this over-the-top video is a DTS:X 7.1 audio mix which uses all the channels quiet smartly to create a full 360 experience for the user. 

As almost is almost always the case, the Jason Bourne 4k Combo pack relates the special features to the Blu-ray disc in the set. They include:T

  • Bringing Back Bourne (8:15): A look at bringing back Damon and Greengrass to the franchise, including technical aspects of the film and Damon's preparation for the role.
  • Bourne to Fight (18:13) this extra is comprised of three parts:

      • Bare-Knuckle Boxing (7:55): A look into Damon's physical training for the role.

      • Close Quarters (4:27): A look at one of the film's major locations

      • Underground Rumble (5:59): A look at the pivotal fight sequence in the film.

  • The Athens Escape (5:37): A look at one of the film's car chase sequences.
  • Las Vegas Showdown (14:56): This extra is comprised of two parts:

      • Convention Chaos (6:36): Shows the ins and outs of filming some key scenes in Vegas.

      • Shutting Down the Strip (8:24): A look at scenes filmed on the famous strip in Vegas.

While the plot of Jason Bourne was not as cohesive as the first three films, it still is a vast improvement over The Bourne Legacy. It was a pleasure  seeing Matt Damon return to the role that helped redefine action movies in this century. If you are a fan of the first three film and lost interest after the fourth then this film is the perfect reason for you to return to that world.

Grade: A-

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