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Strap yourself in and get ready for a wild ride as a shadowy black ops agency attempts to eliminate its own super spies to keep the existence of the top-secret procedures used to create them from going public. discover America's biggest secret >> Posted 12.11.12 by BrentJS
"Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all." — William Faulkner
Thanksgiving Day is a special holiday. It's that one day of the year where we all get to skip work to gather with our friends and family members and simply reflect on the things in our lives that we have to be thankful for...and then watch NFL football and consume massive quantities of "harvest" food. At ReelzChannel, we're all about movies, so Thanksgiving wouldn't be complete if we didn't take the time to be thankful for all of the great new movies of the year. If you're a movie person, then we consider you part of our extended family. So, before you have that third helping of stuffing and pass out on the couch from all of the tryptophan in the turkey, take a moment to share with us the movies that have excited, thrilled, scared, and moved you in 2012.
Rate the Top 10 Movies to Be Thankful for This Year >>
Posted 11.22.12 by BrentJS
A crippled hero rises to save his city one last time. A team of scientists seeking God in the depths of space instead discover pure evil. A fairy tale princess becomes a warrior and saves herself. A foul-mouthed teddy bear plays the white trash name game. This summer's selection of movie releases were filled with triumphant, terrifying, inspiring and hilarious moments.
The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises obliterated the popular myth that the superhero action genre had run its course. Ted proved that Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane is even funnier when he doesn't have to censor himself. Moonrise Kindom cemented Wes Anderson as the indie king of whimsical, witty comedies with a heart. Each of these movies were fantastic in their own ways, but how do they stack up against each other? Help us rate the Top 10 Best Movies of the 2012 summer movie season.
Rate the Top 10 Best Movies >> Posted 09.26.12 by BrentJS
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|The Bourne Legacy ||$40.3M ||40.3M ||Though it failed to match the opening numbers of the last two Bourne installments, this reboot proved the franchise can survive without Matt Damon |
|The Campaign ||$27.4M ||$27.4M ||No joke: highest debut ever for a politically themed movie |
|The Dark Knight Rises ||$19.5M ||$390.1M ||Knocked off its perch after three weeks, now the 15th highest-grossing movie of all time |
|Hope Springs ||$15.6M ||$20M ||Older audiences put this Meryl Streep movie in the top 5 |
|Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days ||$8.2M ||$30.6M ||Strong weekday ticket sales helped this movie bounce back after a weak opening |
Posted 08.13.12 by reelz
Even though it has "Bourne" in the title, you won't find the eponymous character played by Matt Damon kicking butt and taking names in The Bourne Legacy, the fourth installment of the movie franchise based on the works of Robert Ludlum. No, this time around, the butt-kicking and name-taking duties have been handed over to Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner), a black ops "sleeper" agent similar to Jason Bourne, who just so happens to have a little genetic tinkering thrown in for good measure.
But, Renner is hardly the first actor to step in and take over as the lead in an established franchise. As Jeremy Parsons discusses for Hollywood Dailies, the role of James Bond has been in flux since the franchise began, and the roles of Jack Ryan and Clarice Starling have been played by multiple actors, as well.
The Bourne Legacy was written (with Dan Gilroy) and directed by Tony Gilroy, who wrote or co-wrote the three previous Bourne movies. The cast includes several familiar faces from previous Bourne movies, including David Strathairn as Noah Vosen, Albert Finney as Dr. Albert Hirsch, Joan Allen as FBI Agent Pamela Landy, and Scott Glenn as Ezra Kramer. New additions include Edward Norton as Byer, Rachel Weisz as Dr. Stephanie Snyder, Stacy Keach as Turso and Oscar Isaac as Number Three. Posted 08.11.12 by BrentJS
It's been a pretty good year for Jeremy Renner so far, and it could get even better after this weekend.
After stepping into the Mission: Impossible franchise with last year's Ghost Protocol, Renner joined the ranks of The Avengers, which, let's just say, was a bit of a success. In The Bourne Legacy, Renner picks up the Bourne franchise from Matt Damon, playing Aaron Cross, a decidedly different agent from Damon's Jason Bourne. "Aaron Cross knows exactly who he is," Renner told Hollywood Dailies' Jeremy Parsons. "He joins a different program — willingly — and wanted to be a part of something." more from our interview >> Posted 08.09.12 by Ryan
British actress Rachel Weisz isn't exactly known for action movies, as its been over ten years since she appeared in a Mummy sequel. However, Weisz will get her action fill in The Bourne Legacy, when her character Dr. Marta Shearing finds herself on the run with renegade agent Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner). While Weisz is married to James Bond himself, Daniel Craig, the actress told us that Craig wasn't much help when it came to advising her about action scenes.
"He would just say 'try and be safe,'" Weisz told Reelz's Jeremy Parsons. "But that was really practically impossible." Weisz is referencing a motorcycle chase scene where she held onto Renner for dear life while racing through the streets of Manila. "I wasn't acting," Weisz said of her performance during the scene. "It was completely terrifying." watch our exclusive itnerview >> Posted 08.09.12 by Ryan
This week sees the release of The Bourne Legacy, the latest installment of the Bourne franchise. Of course, this is also the one without Matt Damon in the title role, as Jeremy Renner takes over as operative Aaron Cross, who was trained in a similar program to Jason Bourne's Operation Treadstone. Like Bourne, however, Cross is soon on the run from his agency once the events of 2007's The Bourne Ultimatum forces the program to shut down. Cross then finds himself and scientist Dr. Marta Shearing (Rachel Weisz) hunted by Edward Norton's Agent Byer (see how Legacy relates to the original trilogy here). When Reelz sat down with Norton to discuss the movie, the actor compared Legacy's place in the franchise with that of a Russian doll.
more from norton in our exclusive interview >> Posted 08.08.12 by Ryan
It's sort of like the Russian dolls. You know, you start with the little one and there's the bigger one outside...and with my character and Rachel and Jeremy, you're sort of going to the next level of the Russian dolls and realizing that everything that's been going on in the first ones is sort of inside a nest of other things that are happening in parallel.
As promotion on the upcoming sequel The Bourne Legacy heads into the home stretch, Universal has released a new behind the scenes look at the latest installment of the Bourne franchise, which see Jeremy Renner takes over for Matt Damon as operative Aaron Cross. The featurette, released by Yahoo!, examines a pivotal chase scene in the movie involving Cross and Dr. Marta Shearing (Rachel Weisz) being chased through the streets of Manila on a motorcycle. As co-writer/director Tony Gilroy points out, The Bourne Ultimatum had a rather "definitive car chase" sequence, which was part of the inspiration to switch to motorcycles instead. Renner did most of his own driving, which made things easy for Weisz, who Gilroy said "didn't have to act" because she "was just scared the whole time." watch the video >> Posted 08.05.12 by Ryan
Ever since Universal made plans to make a Bourne movie without Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass, fans have questioned how The Bourne Legacy, the fourth installment in the franchise, would relate to the previous trilogy. Jeremy Renner takes over for Damon as operative Aaron Cross in a story that co-writer/director Tony Gilroy has said answers the question, "What if Treadstone wasn't the only black-ops program?"
That means that Operation Outcome takes the place of Bourne's Operation Treadstone training program, and Legacy follows the fallout from the events of The Bourne Ultimatum. The action in Legacy actually takes place at the same time as Ultimatum, as pointed out by producer Frank Marshall in a new featurette. The video shows how Legacy relates to the previous trilogy and why Renner and Rachel Weisz are on the run from Edward Norton's CIA agent Byer in newly released footage. The featurette does contain some spoilers from the movie, so, unless you're a Damon fan that still needs some convincing to watch Legacy, be warned. watch the featurette >> Posted 07.26.12 by Ryan