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'The Great Wall' Movie: Zhang Yimou-Matt Damon Collaboration Proof Countries Should Work Together?

The Great Wall movie with Matt Damon: Awkward-accented British mercenary fights the Taotie in costly Chinese-American collaboration. 'The Great Wall' movie: Zhang Yimou-Matt Damon collaboration evidence that – for better or for worse – countries can work together In this divisive age, when countries are turning inward with a nationalist, xenophobic fervor, it's comforting to know that the United States and China, their relationship mercurial and wary, can work together and, in the spirit of cooperation and unity, make a terrible movie. A co-production between Legendary East (the Chinese arm of Burbank, California-based, Legendary Entertainment) and China Film Group, The Great Wall is reportedly the most expensive film ever shot in China, a nation with aspirations to make films that […]


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'The Great Wall' Movie: Zhang Yimou-Matt Damon Collaboration Proof Countries Should Work Together?



'The Bourne Legacy': Jeremy Renner Trailing Matt Damon Bourne Movies

'The Bourne Legacy' with Jeremy Renner. 'The Bourne Legacy' box office: Jeremy Renner thriller tops chart, but below expectations Aug. 13, '12, update: Directed by regular Bourne franchise screenwriter Tony Gilroy and starring Jeremy Renner, The Bourne Legacy ended up performing more modestly than Universal expected. According to weekend (Aug. 10-12) box office actuals found at Box Office Mojo, The Bourne Legacy took in $38.14 million at 3,745 U.S. and Canada sites; that's about $7 million less than early Friday estimates indicated (see further below) and about $2 million less than official studio estimates released on Sunday. (Image: Jeremy Renner The Bourne Legacy; Renner as Aaron Cross.) Why the lower-than-expected performance? Well, the London Olympic Games, reportedly the most widely […]


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Matt Damon vs. Tony Gilroy 'The Bourne Ultimatum' Screenplay

Matt Damon, The Bourne Ultimatum The Bourne Legacy director-writer Tony Gilroy mentioned in the previous post (Jeremy Renner 'The Bourne Identity' Reboot to Succeed?) is the guy The Bourne Identity star Damon dissed (and later more or less apologized for dissing) in an candid interview for GQ magazine. After stating that Gilroy's The Bourne Identity screenplay was perceived to be a turkey before the film's release – and that the screenwriter was eager to share credit (i.e., blame) with someone else – Damon remarked that Gilroy was paid “an exorbitant amount of money” for his single draft on The Bourne Ultimatum, the third and most recent Bourne movie. According to Damon, that was not money well spent. “It's really the […]


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Matt Damon vs. Tony Gilroy 'The Bourne Ultimatum' Screenplay