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Jason Bourne Goes to Iraq

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | October 27, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | October 27, 2009 |

It’s been a slow-ass month for trailers around here. Generally, trailers appear three to four months from a movie’s release, and now that we’ve seen the trailers for almost all of the holiday releases, the best we’ve been able to muster are trailers for the dreadful movies that tend to come out in January and February, like The Tooth Fairy or When in Rome, or even Valentine’s Day.

Finally, we’re starting to see trailers for March releases and beyond, when the slate picks up again. This one is for Matt Damon’s Green Zone, which comes from his Bourne director, Paul Greengrass, the man most famous for giving his audience motion sickness. Comparisons are already being made to Bourne (it’s Bourne in Iraq), which is certainly fair after seeing the trailer. But then again, it’s BOURNE IN IRAQ! I’ll watch a Bourne movie set pretty much anywhere.

The logline: A thriller about a pair of CIA agents on the trail of certain Weapons of Mass Destruction and a foreign correspondent following their mission. Inspired by Imperial Life in the Emerald City.

In addition to Damon, Green Zone also features performances from Greg Kinnear and the charming Amy Ryan, she of “The Wire” and “The Office” fame. Looks like a great goddamn movie. Personally, I’m just happy to see a trailer for a movie I’m excited about, again.

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