Tag Archives: Matt Damon

The Great Wall Review

A FLAWED HOLLYWOOD CHINESE FANTASY EPIC   When it comes to great cinematic feats that are beautifully crafted, director Zhang Yimou is a visual master. After his involvement in China’s “cultural revolution” (he left his school studies and become a farmer laborer and text tile worker), Yimou went to Beijing Film Academy in 1978 and majored in photography. From there, he

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Elysium Review

BETWEEN HEAVEN (ELYSIUM) AND EARTH   Back in 2009, the movies that hit the theaters in the summertime were of a mixed variety from the rousing success of the new Star Trek film to the disappointing flop of Terminator Salvation. That very same summer, Neil Blomkamp made his directorial debut with the sci-fi sleeper film called District 9. It was

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Jason Bourne Review

THE BOURNE FAMILIARITY   Whether you love them or hate them, the Bourne movies represent the dramatic gritty realism of the action genre (compared the heavy usage of CGI) and the cinematic “gray” handling of international espionage. Deriving from the works of author Robert Ludlum, the films (in a nutshell) follow the character of Jason Bourne, a rogue CIA assassin

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The Martian Review

A GREAT AND ENGAGING SCI-FI SURVIVAL FILM   For sometime now, the idea of venturing into to another planet has been the stuff of science fiction. The various and famous missions to the Moon were the first step towards reaching the lofty dream goal, eventually turning a gaze towards our planetary neighbor Mars to journey to. While no human has

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