Behind-the-scenes of classic Hollywood movies are almost never as good as we want them to be. Look at last year’s My Week With Marilyn, for a recent example. Often, the central star-as-star performance is the standout, with the story failing to live up to the greatness of the film it’s about.
The Oscars are coming!
If I really had to choose just one favorite filmmaker who is prolific today, I’d have to select Paul Thomas Anderson. I’ve adored just about everything he’s done, especially Magnolia, Boogie Nights, and There Will Be Blood. A new film from PTA is my own personal idea of an Event Movie.
Please don’t obliterate my childhood.
We found Nicholas Sparks in a Steven Soderbergh place.
The bad news? There’s no actual Jason Bourne in it — meaning, no Matt Damon. And no Paul Greengrass, either.
The good news? Jeremy Renner, Edward Norton, and Rachel Weisz have been added to the franchise — plus the return of Joan Allen. I guess that will have to do!
But let’s be honest.
Most movies are not nearly as appetizing, and their trailers generally reflect that.