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Retrospective: The Films Of Paul Greengrass

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • October 9, 2013 12:28 PM
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The Films of Paul Greengrass
“I really do believe, with a great, great passion, in the possibility of really good films being made at scale and in the mainstream,” Paul Greengrass said to Empire, rather ironically on the occasion of the release of his least financially successful Hollywood film, 2010’s “Green Zone.” But it outlines what seems the guiding principle of Greengrass’ work, that there is a way to make intelligent, politically relevant, “grown-up” films that appeal to a mass market.

5 “Cursed” Movie Productions That Survived Bad Buzz And 5 That Didn't

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  • June 24, 2013 3:51 PM
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5 Movies With Bad Buzz
“World War Z” will in all likelihood be looked back on as an important turning point in the narrative of bad buzz prematurely equating to a flop. It's an interesting case study for studios trying to turn back the tide on troubled productions. These days, with transparency and information as available as it is, bad buzz can severely hurt a film. Look at “Gangster Squad” (delayed and then had its ending reshot), “Battleship” (delayed, looked like Michael Bay at sea) or “John Carter” (delayed, had a title changes, suffered from a terrible marketing campaign). These are three recent films that only reinforced the traditional narrative -- these movies are troubled, therefore they’re going to suck.

Burt Reynolds Nearly Starred In '80s Version Of 'Bourne Identity'; Watch 3-Hour 1988 Version With Richard Chamberlain

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 10, 2013 1:34 PM
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While we wait for Universal to figure out what they're going to do with the Jason Bourne franchise following "The Bourne Legacy," let's take a trip way back in time and discover how the franchise could've turned out. This would have been when Matt Damon just a fresh-faced kid, and when Burt Reynolds was a legitimate box office star instead of that guy from "Boogie Nights" your Dad was all excited about.

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