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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 MARTIAN (2015)

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A film by Ridley Scott 

Cast: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig 

During a mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew, his worst nightmare. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the red planet. With some supplies that will last him at least 50 days, he ingenuity starts to kick in over drive and figures out how to survive and contact NASA to tell them he is still a live.

I just remember not long  ago that finally a robot got laugh to mars and brought back some picture from mars NASA out done themselves this time. The thing is on Mars there is no water. This was the premise for Scott’s film and Andy Weir, the author of the book did so much research on it ti’s not even funny and thank god for that. He asked himself if something goes wrong what could happen and if someone left behind could he survive. Mark Watney had main concern food, water, yes math, chemistry and botany are important here in order to survive. There is humor into it well the fertilizer’s problem was fixed right away well you know that one. The thing is Mark has to wait 4 years for the next mission therefore has to figure out to grow food and to get water on a planet where it never rains and where nothing grows. NASA’s team of  geniuses played by Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Sean Bean, Mackenzie Davis and much more, are trying to figure out how to get Mark back to earth. There is a little bit of MacGyver in mark making something out of nothing.

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Here is a film that is making science cool and even you might not understand the jargon here you are going to have a great time watching this. And yes there is disco music in this film I know ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! but there is humor with it. Mark keep his cool and will never give up in order to keep his spirit up his uses humor when he log in into his video journal. The visual of they film is pure joy here. The film was shot  in Wadi Rum, Jordan, which has a red colored desert, the rest in the studio somewhere in Europe. Great performance by Matt Damon who plays the team clown / the joker. A nice cool Sci-fi film where Ridley Scoot shines. If I was stranded on Mars and I was an astronaut I would pack a lot of cases of wine it a must for a french man ’s survival.

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GERRY (2002)

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A film by Gus Van Sant

Cast: Casey Affleck, Matt Damon

Two guys named Gerry who goes to the desert for a walk and get lost. That is the all story there.

Here are 2 guys who are walking in the desert but get lost along the way, they talk, and the walk some more in silence. The opening od the film is them driving and saying 2 words. It goes on for a while. Then they go for a walk in the desert and get lost. Now I heard that a lot of people walked out of the theater because they couldn’t take it. The more I watched the film the more I said to myself when it is going to end. But it is good because you have to watched the body language of those two guys ,the breathtaking cinematography and the camera angle that Gus did in an other word the way it is filmed. The script was written by Casey, Matt and Gus the are very few dialogue I take it that it was on page only. But there is a scene where they are talking about this dumb contestant they saw on “Jeopardy,” One morning he is standing on the top of the rock and not sure how he got there and are trying to find out how he gets down. It the last one of a Trilogy the one before that is called Elephant and before that Last days. It is brilliant to me. I didn’t read nothing about this Film and saw it I go  okay so I went in the bonus feature and found out it is a trilogy. Pay attention in all the films Some of you might love it, like it or hate it and some of you will be adventurous like me. Chosen by “Les Cahiers du cinéma” (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 2002 (#10, with the TV-show 24 (2001)). I think if I am correct it has been film in 3 different location. Algeria, California, Salt lake city.

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And yes there is a trailer for this film.

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PROMISED LAND (2012)


A  film by Gus Van Sant. 

Cast: Matt Damon, Frances McDormant, John Krasinski. 

Corporate salesman Steve Butler (Damon) arrives in a rural town with his sales partner, Sue Thomason (McDormand). With the town having been hit hard by the economic decline of recent years, the two outsiders see the local citizens as likely to accept their company’s offer, for drilling rights to their properties, as much-needed relief. What seems like an easy job for the duo becomes complicated by the objection of a respected schoolteacher (Holbrook) with support from a grassroots campaign led by another man (Krasinski) who counters Steve both personally and professionally.
Writers John Krasinski (screenplay), Matt Damon Decided to write this story. It is a good one. Natural gas drilling is a touchy subject, Specially with the environment group out there. They are to be a safe way of it. But the story takes place in rural Pennsylvania Where Butler wants the land for gas drilling and says to the people that it will make them rich. Do He really know if the company that he works for is up on the level Like Sue Thomason who says it is just a job. Butler is the top guy in global company and gets promoted quickly but as things get sour when a new guy gets in town and stirs things up Butler starts asking question himself. Good little movie well written By Matt damon and John Krasinski.

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CONTAGION (2011)

A film by Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law
Soon after her return from a business trip to Hong Kong, Beth Emhoff dies from what is a flu or some other type of infection. Her young son dies later the same day. Her husband Mitch however seems immune. And guess what the disease is spreading thought out the globe. For doctors and administrators at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, several days pass before anyone realizes the extent or gravity of this new infection. They must identify the name of the virus and find an antidote as quickly as possible but will take several month, in the mean time they is a panic among the people. I like I said as always said to prevent something like they wash your hands several times a day. anyway It is a Steven Soderbergh and you can not go wrong . This film by Steven Soderbergh is skillful at telling the story through the lives of several key characters and the casual interactions of many others Which I like and the fact that it is a all star cast. Whether this could happen in the way Soderbergh illustrates is beside the point; all viruses originate somewhere, and in an age of air travel, they can reach a new continent in a day and can set a panic among people very quickly. Good film that will make you think.


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INSIDE JOBS (2010)

A documentary by Charles Furguson.
Narrated by Matt Damon.
A must see documentary. You will not believe your eyes If they do not correct this problem we are going down all the way down to the point it will be the greatest Depression ever and we will see people waiting in line for food as well as people starving and It will be all over the world. they need to stop what they are doing and regulated the financial world like it was in the 40’s.
‘Inside Job’ provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. Through exhaustive research and extensive interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, the film traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia. It was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore, and China.