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“Promised Land” Review: Solid Character Drama With A Political Backdrop

“Promised Land” Review: Solid Character Drama With A Political Backdrop

By Wesley Emblidge and Wesley Emblidge

December 27, 2012

Any film centered on a political issue has the challenge of taking a stance on it. Either you’re biased, choosing one side to take, or you refuse to take a side, using the politics as a backdrop to a story. In the case of “Promised Land,” the new film from director Gus Van Sant (“Good Will Hun...

“The Bourne Legacy”: Jeremy Renner needs his fix

“The Bourne Legacy”: Jeremy Renner needs his fix

By Wesley Emblidge and Wesley Emblidge

August 23, 2012

When Matt Damon stepped away from the Bourne franchise, that should have been the end of it. No Damon, no Bourne. Unfortunately that’s not the sensible world we live in. Rather we live in one where actors no longer hold as much power as a brand name. People didn’t see “The Dark Knight Rises” becaus...

Chemistry redeems lacking plot in “The Adjustment Bureau”

Chemistry redeems lacking plot in “The Adjustment Bureau”

By Wesley Emblidge

March 10, 2011

When I first heard about “The Adjustment Bureau,” it sounded fantastic. Matt Damon and Emily Blunt work off a script by George Nolfi (writer of “The Bourne Ultimatum” and “Ocean’s Twelve”), set in a world where every aspect of everyones  lives are controlled by a team of men, called The Adj...