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Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we take a look at drama based on true events in A United Kingdom, dark Christmas comedy sequel with Bad Santa 2, war drama thriller with Allied and true life drama Mum’s List.

In the home release section we take a look at animated adventure sequel with Finding Dory, Matt Damon returns as a man on the run in the fifth Bourne film with Jason Bourne and very strange documentary with Tickled.

We also have the latest box office/home release top 10, movie news and our movies of the week.

Join us live from Monday 28th November at around 8:30pm 9:00pm (GMT) on our Spreaker page or the Spreaker app (which you can download free from the Apple app store/Android marketplace and find us on by just searching for The Monday Movie Show). You can download the show from the brilliant Podkicker on the Play Store (just search for The Monday Movie Show) on it,  or you can now find us on Youtube, and we are finally back oniTunes just search for the Monday Movie Show and you should find us.

*line up is subject to change as well as the day and time of the show.

Review: The Bourne Legacy

Directed by: Tony Gilroy.

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach, Scott Glenn, Donna Murphy.

Rating:   Running Time: 130 mins.

Hollywood doesn’t like to let go of a good franchise. The Bourne series (Identity, Supermacy, Ultimatum) is one of those rare movie series where each movie improved upon the last as well as being financially successful. After the last outing, both director Paul Greengrass and star Matt Damon decided they didn’t want to do another Bourne movie, Hollywood had three choices: Let the franchise end, reboot it, or find some way to spin off the franchise and take it in a new direction. Deciding to go with the latter, they brought back writer Tony Gilroy who had been involved at script level with all three movies, not only to write, but also direct The Bourne Legacy. Read the rest of this entry

Trailer: The Bourne Legacy

Following another Treadstone agent in the Bourne universe, the movie stars Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton.

First Impressions: Ok, wow. After the first taste of this Bourne movie not featuring Matt Damon, I was sceptical but interested considerinf that it still has Tony Gilroy (who was a writer on the previous movies) involved as both a writer and as the director. Now after this trailer, I’m honestly excited to see this, and like the way it seems to be connected and run concurrently with The Bourne Ultimatum (meaning we’ll get to see the fallout of Treadstone being blown open publicly). Add this to the list of ones to look forwards to, it’s due out in only a couple of months on 13th August.

Trailer: The Bourne Legacy

Tony Gilroy, writer of the previous Bourne movies, takes the role of writing and directing of a new chapter in the story, with a new Treadstone agent (Jeremy Renner) set in the Bourne world, also starring Edward Norton, Rachel Weisz, and with a returning cast including Joan Allen, David Strathairn, and Scott Glenn.

First Impressions: I’m skeptical about this, being that it’s Gilroy’s first time directing (though given his track record with the previous movies, he certainly knows how to write the genre well), but after the trailer, while those reservations are still there, they are lessened. I’ll certainly be checking this out, the question is, will it live up to the Bourne name?