JASON BOURNE (2016)

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A film by Paul Greengrass

Cast: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel 

Jason Bourne who is off the grid hurries through various European capitals — Rome, Athens, London. Well the CIA does not know where he is and some one is trying to locate him. Someone needs to tell him something about his father.

The good news and the bad news is that Jason Bourne,  directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Matt Damon as everyone’s favorite amnesiac assassin, feels like old times. But there is some of the older members as well as some new ones. The thrill is still there Jason Bourne is a uniquely passive action hero, a man who runs on pure survival instinct as he tries to figure out who is after him and why. Bourne, who has been pursuing his Plan B career as a bare-knuckle boxer in the wilds of Greece, is approached by his former colleague and fellow Company renegade well you know who. after hacking in the CIA computer to get some files to get to Bourne, The CIA tracks her down, and the chase is one . Yes there is the usual suspect the team, the team leader and the ever ambitious Heather Lee (Alicia Vikander) who wants to bring Bourne and yes of course there will be consequences.There are dark whispers about external threats, and invocations of the tension between security and privacy in the digital age. Damon here shines as Bourne at 45 years of age and looks in top shape here he must have the same work out that I have drinking a lots of wine. I doubt he’ll ever truly figure out who he is. But hey that’s life.

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THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E (2015)

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A film by Guy Ritchie

Cast: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander

Of course as we know here is the talented Ritchie who knows how to bring back The man from U.N.C.L.E as a cool, slick film full of gadget and his trade mark nice clothes for every body. And we all know by now that was a series that lasted 4 years in the 60’s.

Well as the story goes it is in the 60’s and it is the cold war between USSR and The United State. Plus back then there was an east and west german separated by a wall. It is a cool slick spy action thriller done from the series back in the 60’s from Guy Ritchie and it has not being modernized. The opening with the Jazz tune from the sixties and the cool car chase that goes with it which is set in  Germany with a blend of humor put into it and the silliness makes it entertaining as hell. English man Brit Henry Cavill plays the American Napoleon Solo, American Armie Hammer plays the Russian Illya Kuryakin and Swedish Alicia Vikander as German Gaby Teller. You are introduced to the characters here for the first time, at first Solo and Illya Kuryakin are against each other than later works with each other. There are some quite funny scenes like the one where Solo eats a sandwich  in a truck while Kurvakin is trying to escape on a boat. Gaby is not just a woman for a distraction for the bad guys or some kind of trophy wife of some kind, later you find out that she has actually a role in this. The decor is so 60’s with some cool Jazzy 60’s music to go with it but as usual Ritchie some how makes it a fashion show with some nice costume which is fine by me because if you look back on the old film like the 40’s to 50’s people were actually well dressed. Hugh Grant and Jared Harris are both good in their small parts. Playing Gaby’s Uncle Rudi, Sylvester Groth is quite impressive in his role it fits him like a glove. Hopefully there will be a sequel to it, that would be nice.

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EX MACHINA (2015)

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A film by Alex Garland

Cast: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac

Caleb, 26, a programmer is one of the largest computer company in the world. When he wins a contest to spend a week in a house in the mountain owned by Nathan the solitaire CEO , he discovers that he will actually have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which it will interact with first artificial intelligence in the world that takes the form of a beautiful female robot.

There is an intelligent film that will make you think. This is the directorial debut of Alex Garland, a man who has written the likes of “28 Days. Alex Garland has done an amazing job, it’s beautifully shot, fantastic visual, intelligently written, brilliantly cast. the edit is sensational, it is perfect in many ways. It has a few twist and turns that you will not expect. The film will raise so many questions. Could be possible to have a Robot think like a human and that could be dangerous to me anyway. I think we want them to think better than humans. Is it possible? and will they make the same mistake that we did. Could they be better ingenieur than us. Could they d-save the planet that us human are destroying. The other thing is some countries are going to use robot to take a country they will be better soldiers and that could be a scary thing. It is a thing that most of us don’t think about. I think it is possible but the robot would have no feelings. How would they program that. Only a human can feel. A robot would be emotionless. I know a friend of mine back in the 80’s has work for GM to develop artificial intelligence in cars they were thinking it already years ago. To have a car think for itself they are already doing that a car that drives herself, they are close to it. I think it will take years to perfection it. It could back fire on us. Anyway there is a ton of questions here. Alicia Vikander has got it just right how to play this character what a beautiful and great Swedish actress, she nailed it. Of course Issac who has this great career ahead of him seems to be choosing the perfect film every time. The cinematography is gorgeous here especially outside. The music fits perfectly into the film here it is nothing like you heard before. A must see do not miss it.

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