Pulse Movies Flashback 12/24/2004: Jason Bourne, Gatekeeper’s Guide to Movies

Inside Pulse launched on August 9, 2004, and has covered the world of movies for over a decade. Every day, we take a look back at what was happening in the world of movies 10 years ago, as reported right here at Inside Pulse!

The Weekly Pulse – The Gatekeeper’s Guide to Movies

Hello one and all. Welcome to the wrap up of another exciting, death-defying week of internet movie good-ness that is Inside Pulse. Okay, well, maybe not death-defying. I hope everyone has survived the holiday shopping rush and is now all set to sit back, relax, and enjoy the upcoming weekend (Or whatever holidays you do or don’t celebrate). I, for one, love Christmas. Not so much for the material things (Though Santa bringing me some quality DVDs would not go unnoticed), but more so for the spirit and traditions. I know it sounds cliche, but this time of year really brings out a different side of people. Sure, it’s not always what you expect (For your sanity, and the safety of your loved ones, do NOT bring up holidays around J. Kern. Trust me on this) but all in all it’s usually great, and lets people forget, at least for a day, about all the other junk in life.

That being said, this is being written extremely late/early on Christmas Eve (Roughly 1:30am) and the trials and tribulations of moving out of school for winter break and the responsibilites that need to be done at home will make this a short, almost ‘phoned in’ edition this week. Hope that’s understandable, and hey, maybe I can pack it with just enough of that ‘holiday cheer’ to make it worth it.

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R0BTRAIN’s Badass Cinema: Bourne Again Hero

The 007 Series has ruled the roost since the 1960’s. Cubby Broccoli and Harry Saltzman’s Eon productions have made 20 successful James Bond films with five different actors, placing it on the short list with a few others for most successful running franchise ever. When looking at spy franchises, Bond is the undisputed king. During the “Spymania” period of the 1960’s Bond had to deal with competing series from America like those of the Harry Palmer, Matt Helm and Derek Flint franchises. In the end, Bond was the only series to have any sort of staying power due to the series’ ability to evolve with the times and uncannily give its audience what they wanted. Only recently have spy films tried to make a comeback to attempt to compete with Her Majesty’s best agent.

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