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This week: A teddy bear comes to life and becomes Mark Wahlberg's lifelong buddy/ arrested development enabler in "Ted," the first big-screen comedy directed by Seth MacFarlane of "Family Guy" fame.
Also new this week is Jeremy Renner taking over secret-agent duties in "The Bourne Legacy," the animated sequel "Ice Age: Continental Drift" and the Blu-ray debut of Warren Beatty's "Dick Tracy." Get More »
"The Expendables 2" won the box office for the second weekend in a row with just $13.5 million, according to Film.com, thanks mostly to one of the weakest crop of new releases in recent memory.
Just how bad was it? Not one of the new releases managed to make even $7 million, allowing "The Bourne Legacy" to earn second spot with only $9.3 million. Joseph Gordon-Levitt's "Premium Rush," Kristen Bell's "Hit and Run" and Ashley Greene's "The Apparition" were among the new films that crashed and burned.
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Hmm. So, we get that there's no IQ test to go to the movies, but maybe there should be. Apparently, a patron at the Century 14 theater in Sparks, Nevada, managed to shoot himself in the butt during a showing of "The Bourne Legacy" on Tuesday night.
Yes, that's right, in the butt.
According to NBC, witnesses inside the theater told officers the gun fell from the man’s pocket as he was adjusting himself in the seat… and it fired when it dropped to the floor, striking him in the buttocks. The 56-year-old man then reportedly stood up, apologized to those around him (at least he had some manners) and left the theater before police arrived. Get More »
Matt Damon who? That's what film fans apparently were asking this weekend as according to Film.com, replacement Jeremy Renner helped power "The Bourne Legacy" to a box office victory with an estimated $40.3 million.
The win by "The Bourne Legacy" ended the three week reign of "The Dark Knight Rises," which slipped to third place with an estimated $19.5 million. That put the Christopher Nolan epic well behind the debut of Zach Galifianakis and Will Farrell's political comedy "The Campaign," which earned an estimated $27.4 million.
For a full roundup of the weekend's box office figures, including numbers for "Total Recall" and the Meryl Streep romcomdramedy "Hope Springs," head to Film.com.
Regarding August science fiction movies about mental enhancements: there was never just one!
"The Bourne Legacy" may look, sound and smell like an action-adventure movie – that's certainly how they're selling it – but at its center is a genuine sci-fi premise. The baddies (the shadowy agency represented by Edward Norton's scowls) are making super soldiers by introducing viruses into field agents via green and blue pills. "Chems," they are called, but hardcore nerds might be forgiven if they flash on Ketracel-white, the drug that the Dominion uses to give its elite band of warriors, the Jem'Hadar, the edge (as well as keeping them in line.)
"The Bourne Legacy" isn't the first movie to obscure sci-fi-ness in its marketing. We offer up this readymade document for you to bring up whenever you feel like being a pain in the ass at cocktail parties. Get More »
Starring in two of the biggest movies of the summer, "The Avengers" and "The Bourne Legacy," Jeremy Renner has cemented his spot as the biggest new action star around. While we cheer every time he takes down a bad guy, we can't help but take notice of those bulging muscles and piercing blue eyes. And with two Academy Award nominations already under his belt for "The Hurt Locker" and "The Town," Jeremy clearly has the talent to back up those good looks.
Even though the world has been waiting for "The Bourne Legacy" to hit theaters this summer, leading man Jeremy Renner doesn't think the movie is all that big — at least when it comes to keeping the production under wraps. Renner compared the secrecy involved in "The Bourne Legacy" to his other big summer blockbuster "The Avengers," and his answer might surprise you.
"'The Avengers' was really intense," Renner told MTV. "This one, I suppose, was really small in a lot of ways."
With all of the heart-pounding action and special effects we've seen in the trailer, you could've fooled us. But we guess nothing really gets the uber-fans scrambling for spoilers than assembling some of the most famous superheroes into one movie. Get More »
When it comes to CIA super assassins, no one could top Jason Bourne ... except perhaps Aaron Cross, who takes up his predecessor's mantle in "The Bourne Legacy."
This fellow graduate of the Treadstone program has all the badass Bourne skills without any of the inconvenient amnesia. Together with Dr. Marta Shearling (Rachel Weisz), Cross is going to expose his evil superiors and kick a lot of butt, which is just how Bourne would have wanted it. Get More »