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Jason Bourne – The Electric Shadows Podcast


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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The Gunman

The-Gunman---Sean-Penn,-posterDirector: Pierre Morel

Writers: Don MacPherson, Pete Travis, Jean-Patrick Manchette (novel)

Cast: Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance, Idris Elba, Jasmine Trinca

Cert: 15

Running time: 115mins

Year: 2015


The lowdown: It’s the Sean Identity, or The Bourne I-Penn-tity, with this overly-familiar, surprise free espionage actioner. Penn is Jim Terrier, an ex-Special Forces military contractor in the Congo who moonlights as an assassin for big corporations. Exiled after killing the Congolese Mining Minister, Terrier is forced back to his old life years later when his black op team mates start turning up dead. Taken director Pierre Morel is on board to do for Sean what he did for Liam Neeson, but it’s a hollow misfire.


The full verdict: Really it should be little surpri...

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