‘Legacy’ an appropriate continuation to Bourne saga
Jeremy Renner stars in “The Bourne Legacy.”
- ‘The Bourne Legacy’
★★ 1/2 (out of four)
2012, Dir. Tony Gilroy,
“The Bourne Legacy” is rated PG-13 for violence and profanity.
- New films
Director: David Koepp.
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon.
The plot: A bike messanger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.
Genre: Action, thriller.
Director: Todd Lincoln.
Starring: Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan.
The plot: A couple are haunted by a supernatural presence that is unleashed during a college experiment.
Genre: Horror, thriller.
- Film roundup
★★★ 1/2 (out of four)
The film follows two friends, Frank and Casper (series stars Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen), as they embark on a first-annual canoeing trip, sold to their significant others as a nature-oriented male bolding experience. Their true intentions are more debauched, and their misadventures include a statutory rape escapade, casual sex with a random woods dweller, and an exclusive annual party based around blackjack and hookers. Along for the ride is the 12-year-old nephew of Frank’s pregnant girlfriend, whom he wishes to impress with his ability to care for a child.
“The Dark Knight Rises”
“The Dark Knight Rises” (which clearly should have been titled “Gotham Rises,” I’m just sayin’) picks up exactly eight years after the events of the last film. The city of Gotham is marking the anniversary of the death of former district attorney Harvey Dent, who, according to the official story, was betrayed and murdered by Batman before the masked vigilante went underground as a fugitive. The weight of this lie has done a number on Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), who has vanished from the public eye and lives out his lonely days as a shut-in.
Posted: Friday, August 17, 2012 7:49 am
As “The Expendables 2” rolls into theaters across the globe (look for the review next week), the 2012 summer movie comes to a close — and I honestly can’t remember ever being more depressed as a moviegoer.
It seems customary for critics to bemoan the state of contemporary entertainment every summer, and they are quickly dismissed by those who claim that we expect too much from movies.
Friday, August 17, 2012 7:49 am.