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The Newsroom's Happy Ending: What Does It Mean for the Show's Future?

Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Sunday's Season 2 finale of HBO's The Newsroom. Read at your own risk.]

Depending on who you ask, The Newsroom will be back for a third season on HBO. But you might not have guessed that from watching the show's Season 2 finale. 

Jeff Daniels: The Newsroom has been renewed

The finale focused primarily on the "News Night" team reporting on the 2012 election in the shadow of the huge failure of the false Operation Genoa story, but before the episode ended, nearly every other ongoing plot thread from the season (and series) was tidily wrapped up in a seemingly happy ending... read more

A Fourth Bourne Flick? Forget About It?

Matt Damon in The Bourne Ultimatum courtesy Universal Pictures

This past Sunday, The Bourne Ultimatum took home three technical Oscars for editing, sound editing and sound mixing — every category in which it was nominated. In response, Universal has enlisted director Paul Greengrass and star Matt Damon in its effort to stage a fourth Bourne film.But wait, you ask? Didn't Jason Bourne (spoiler alert) recover his memory in Ultimatum, thus eliminating the series' central concept? Um, well, yeah. In fact, Damon said as much while promoting No. 3: "The reality is... the story of this guy’s search for his identity is over. He’s got all the answers. What would the fourth [film] be about?"[Dream sequence music][I raise my hand]"Yes, Mr. O'Connor?""Here's an idea, Mr. Damon. What if Jason tried to find and/or rescue other assassins who'd had their memories altered?"[Damon shrugs and turns to his publicist with a bug-eyed, get-me-out-of-here look]"OK, last question, folks…."[End dream sequence music]Well, I tried. Your turn: What's yo... read more

Does Restless, Jerky Bourne-style Camera Work Make You Sick?

Matt Damon in The Bourne Supremacy courtesy Universal Pictures

Question Much has been made about Paul Greengrass handheld-camera work in The Bourne Ultimatum and the fact that both Supremacy and Ultimatum have been hits makes me certain that filmmakers will keep doing it But I cant be the only person who gets nauseous watching these films The incessant movement is difficult to watch Rarely does the camera stop long enough for the viewer to process a shot even the quietest moments cant be still Matt Damon is great and Id like to say I enjoyed the movies but when I have to go home and take something for headache and nausea that cant be good Am I alone in this DarylFlickChick Youre far from alone some critics and a lot of moviegoers have complained about the restless shaky handheld-camera work and superfast editing in The Bourne Ultimatum 2007 in particular and movies in general Filmmakers generally use restless jittery camera work to establish a you-are-there atmosphere sometimes its meant to look as thoug read more

Road to Oscar: Labyrinth A-mazes Major Critics' Org

The National Society of Film Critics has spoken, and named Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth best movie of the year. United 93's Paul Greengrass, meanwhile, took best-director honors. Forest Whitaker and Helen Mirren (or "WhitMer," as the shippers on YouTube are calling them) claimed the lead-actor slots, with Mark Wahlberg (The Departed) and Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada) sweeping supporting. read more

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