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The Bourne Ultimatum

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It's time, ladies and gentlemen, for the final chapter in the Jason Bourne trilogy, even if it's not the end of the Bourne series. Jason finally works to dig up where he came from, no matter how ugly it is, and come to terms with it. It's a great film and an awesome end to this trilogy, even if the jiggly monkey cam does make people literally vomit in the aisles. Listen in as we—Pete Wright and Andy Nelson—talk about it this week.

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"It ends when we've won."

Frightening words coming from a CIA agent more intent on keeping his team’s illegal program under wraps than in saving American lives. And that’s the man intent on preventing Jason Bourne from learning about his past, because that man, Noah Vosen—played wonderfully by the ever-brilliant David Strathairn—knows it will lead to his own downfall.

It’s time, ladies and gentlemen, for the final chapter in the Jason Bourne trilogy, even if it’s not the end of the Bourne series. Jason finally works to dig up where he came from, no matter how ugly it is, and come to terms with it. It’s a great film and an awesome end to this trilogy, even if the jiggly monkey cam does make people literally vomit in the aisles. Listen in as we—Pete Wright and Andy Nelson—talk about it this week

We chat about Jason Bourne and Matt Damon’s character growth/performance over the course of these three films and how it matures. We discuss the nature of the camerawork and how it seems to get progressively shakier as the series progresses. We discuss the top notch editing and stuntwork in this film. And we talk about its place in the Bourne franchise. We have a great time discussing this film as we lead up to the release of The Bourne Legacy. Join us!

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