July 2007

Bourne Before

by Alan Rapp on July 31, 2007

in DVD Reviews 

  • Title: The Bourne Identity (1988)
  • IMDB: link

bourne-identity-tv-dvdRichard Chamberlain as Jason Bourne?  Yeah, that’s a little head-scratching I’ll admit.  However this version of the Ludlum novel does stay closer to the character and themes of the orginal, and includes the book’s villain Carlos the Jackal.

Staying true to the novel by Robert Ludlum Jason Bourne (Chamberlain) awakes after being shot and left for for dead in the ocean knowing nothing of himself or his surroundings.

Leaving the small sleepy southern French village where he washed up our protagonist heads out to discover who he is, but he his search only leads to more questions.  He is haunted by flashbacks of a women and a child and images of violence and death.

His one clue leads him to a Swiss bank account where he learns his name as his life is put in danger.  Taking a woman, Marie St. Jacques (Jaclyn Smith), as a hostage Bourne escapes.

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A Video Game is Bourne

by Alan Rapp on July 31, 2007

in Uncategorized

Here’s the short announcement teaser for the new The Bourne Conspiracy console game by High Moon and Sierra for the Playstaton 3 and the Xbox 360.  Now you can be Bourne and take out all your amnesiac aggression with ruthless efficiency on anybody who gets in your way!  Larger version available in the Full Diagnosis.

The Bourne Conspiracy
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This Week in Independent Film

by Alan Rapp on July 30, 2007

in Film News & Trailers

Anne Hathaway stars as a young and yet unknown Jane Austen in this biopic which centers around an early love affair with a struggling Irish lawyer (James McAvoy).  James Cromwell, Maggie Smith, Julie Waters, Joe Anderson, and Ian Richardson also star.  Check out the official site.  We’ve seen it and we’ll give you the scoop on Friday when the film opens in limited release in select theaters before going wide next week.  Larger trailer available in the Full Diagnosis.

Becoming Jane
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This Week in Independent Film

by Alan Rapp on July 30, 2007

in Film News & Trailers

In sleepy resort community in The Hamptons a trophy husband’s (Bill Sage) inability to produce an heir leads to tragedy and murder in this classic noir-sylized film by writers/directors Ben Cummings and Orson CummingsRoy Scheider, Susan Misner, Noelle Beck, Mirelly Taylor and Phyllis Somerville also star.  Check out the official site.  The film opens exclusively in New York on Friday.  Larger trailer available in the Full Diagnosis.

If I Didn’t Care
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This Week in Film

by Alan Rapp on July 30, 2007

in Film News & Trailers

A nerd and self-proclaimed stuntman (Andy Samberg) attempts an amazing jump to earn money for his abusive step-father’s life-saving operation.  Jorma Taccone, Bill Hader, Isla Fisher, and Will Arnett also star.  Check out the official site and the MySpace page.  Ian’s been anxiously awaiting this one for weeks so come back Friday to find out what he thinks.  Me, I’m just wondering how long it takes for Ian McShane to call one of the nerds a cocksucker.  Larger trailer available in the Full Diagnosis.

Hot Rod
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