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Jason Bourne – The Electric Shadows Podcast

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The Electric Shadows Podcast reaches its 10th episode! And in this landmark instalment, Rob Daniel & Rob Wallis discuss Jason Bourne, the fifth movie in the Bourne franchise and the return of Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass to the franchise. But, after the savage disappointment of The Bourne Legacy, will Jason Bourne remember to be a good continuation of the first class original trilogy? Listen to what the two Robs think of it here…

More of Rob Wallis’ musing on movies can be found at his site Of All The Film Sites. Check it out (after listening to the podcast)…

 

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Captain Phillips

Captain Phillips - poster, Tom HanksDirector: Paul Greengrass

Cast: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Addirahman, Faysal Ahmed, Mahat M Ali, Michael Cherums, Catherine Keener

Cert: 12A

Running Time: 134 mins

Year: 2013

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The lowdown: Batten down the hatches for this nail-biting biopic, boasting an Oscar-baiting return to form from everyone’s favourite everyman Tom Hanks. Recreating the five days in April 2009 when Somali pirates boarded US container ship Maesk Alabama and took its Captain Richard Phillips hostage. United 93 director Paul Greengrass once again crafts a taut thriller around a real-life crisis without sacrificing authenticity or humanity.

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The verdict: Anyone expecting an Uncle Sam vs. The Savages set-up will be disappointed. Tub-thumping political agendas are resisted...

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