Screened Out – Jason Bourne

By : Stephen Miller
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Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Julia Stiles, Scott Shepherd, Rhiz Ahmed

“We’re still trying to come up with a narrative for what happened,” says CIA director Scott Shepherd in the super-soldier franchise’s fifth flimsy but fun film, Jason Bourne.

Wow… Screenwriters should know better than to script lines like that. Are they just waiting for critics to call them out?

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Screened Out – Creed

By : Stephen Miller
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Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Phylicia Rashad, Tessy Thompson

Sylvester Stallone has gotten a Best Supporting Actor nomination for bringing back Rocky Balboa 39 years after the first film. It’s a solid performance, reminiscent of his subtle work in Cop Land and a scant few scenes in Expendables 2.

This seventh Rocky film is desperately trying for more, to raise the entire franchise from the mat. Even though Creed is enjoyable in a nostalgic way, the flick’s clichés, an unsurprising plot, and overplayed moments keep it from being a total knockout.

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