GIVEAWAY: ROE tickets for SUBURBICON opening in theaters on October 27

Happy Monday MMT Fam! We’re excited about today’s giveaway for run-of engagement (ROE) passes to the upcoming film SUBURBICON – directed by George Clooney and starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac – that opens in theaters this Friday!

In the film, Suburbicon is a peaceful, idyllic suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns – the perfect place to raise a family and, in the summer of 1959, the Lodge family is doing just that. But the tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as husband and father Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon) must navigate the town’s dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit, and violence. This is a tale of very flawed people making very bad choices. This is Suburbicon.

To enter this contest, you must be subscribed to musicmoviesthoughts.com (if you follow us on Facebook, you will double your chances) and send an email to contests@musicmoviesthoughts.com with the subject line “Burbs” and your full name and address in the body.

Five winners will be selected at random and notified by Monday, October 30.

You can get additional info at the office website here and watch the official movie trailer below. SUBURBICON opens nationwide on October 27.

Good Luck!

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‘Bourne for this’ an MMT Quick Review of JASON BOURNE by contributor Darryl King

Jason Bourne

Welcome back Matt Damon! And a very happy return of Jason Bourne and the Bourne film franchise. After a little speed bump, otherwise known as the “The Bourne Legacy” movie with Jeremy Renner as the star, Universal studios realized what we all knew… this franchise is all about the portrayal of Jason Bourne by Matt Damon. We probably would watch Jason Bourne ordering fast food at a drive thru because this character has become so beloved and iconic, and because we would expect some insanity to break out.

Iconic characters like Indiana Jones, John McClain, or Alex Foley, for us seemingly can do no wrong – and Jason Bourne has a found solid resting place among this pantheon of movie luminaries and also within our movie psyche, so we want and need Bourne in our movie lives.

Now that he has returned, that leads to the basic question… was it worth it?

“Jason Bourne” is pretty good film but it doesn’t surpass the greatness exhibited in the first three Bourne films. This movie starts strong, and ends even stronger, with powerful action set pieces that makes you glad to have this character back. But by the middle of the movie, “Jason Bourne” gets bogged down with a generic storyline that hinders it from becoming a good movie.

In the first three movies, the story was Bourne vs the government as he sought to reclaim his memories and his life. This latest film chooses to add another story line to the formula that wasn’t required and subsequently pulls the viewers away from the action film we came to see.

I figured this was the rouse used by Universal Studios and returning director Paul Greengrass to justify another Bourne movie – devising a fresh rational to why we should revisit this world, and perhaps spur on hopefully potential further Bourne films. But it doesn’t work, and it drags the movie down like Bourne falling in the ocean. The best way to explain the middle of the movie, the heart and motivation of this story, is methodical. The worst way to describe it would be to say it was that this movie becomes… boring. Somewhere in between these thoughts is where this movie resides.

The franchise is invigorated with the additions of Tommy Lee Jones and Alicia Vikander as government ops who find themselves tasked with the usual journey… to find and capture Jason Bourne, to which they are excellent in their roles, thus bringing a new-found gravitas to the franchise.

Matt Damon’s performance is at times lackluster compared to the other films in this franchise – as he is handcuffed by a sophomoric script. It’s almost as if the screenwriters had amnesia, forgetting what makes a good Bourne movie.

In the end, and as the tag line suggests, you know his name so this is a franchise that will continue – because there are many more stories to choose from the literary source material. But with this latest film, perhaps we can be just like the main protagonist – forgetting the bad parts and remembering the good, thus leaving our memory in a state of nirvana, and always loving the man and the movie known as “Jason Bourne.”

Darryl King (photo courtesy of Darryl King)Darryl King is a video director, film writer and avid Marvel/DC comic book/movie lover. Check out his reviews of  Batman v SupermanCaptain America: Civil War, and his primer guide to Captain America: Civil War right here on MMT.

GIVEAWAY: advance screening for Jason Bourne on Wednesday, July 27 (Philly, PA)

Jason Bourne

Hey MMT Fam! This is a special giveaway for “active” subscribers only – it pays to comment and share posts ladies and gentleman! We’ve obtained 20 admit-two passes for the highly-anticipated film JASON BOURNE, starring Matt Damon in all his recently chiseled glory!

To put your name in the hat, send an email to contests@musicmoviesthoughts.com with the subject line BOURNE and your full name in the body. I will select 20 of our most active subscribers at random and notify by Tuesday, July 26.

You can read the synopsis and watch the trailer below and get additional info about JASON BOURNE at the official website here.

Good luck family! Thomasena

JASON BOURNE synopsis

Paul Greengrass, the director of The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, once again joins Damon for the next chapter of Universal Pictures’ Bourne franchise, which finds the CIA’s most lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows.

For Jason Bourne, Damon is joined by Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel and Riz Ahmed, while Julia Stiles reprises her role in the series. Frank Marshall again produces alongside Jeffrey Weiner for Captivate Entertainment, and Greengrass, Damon, Gregory Goodman and Ben Smith also produce. Based on characters created by Robert Ludlum, the film is written by Greengrass & Christopher Rouse.

 

GIVEAWAY: advanced screening of THE MARTIAN on Tuesday, September 29 (Philly, PA)

The Martian (photo: 20th Century Fox)

Happy Saturday MMT Fam! We’re giving away passes for the Philly advanced screening of THE MARTIAN starring Matt Damon on Tuesday, September 29. Want to put your name in the hat?

Make sure you are signed up and subscribed to this site first (look on the right for computers; scroll down for droid/Iphone users – and don’t forget to click link in the confirmation email when you subscribe!), then send an email with the subject line “Martian”  and your full name in the body to contests@musicmoviesthoughts.com. Winners will be selected at random and notified on Monday, September 28.

You can watch the trailer below for THE MARTIAN and get additional info about the film at the official website here.

Good luck family!