The new Matt Damon thriller, Green Zone, takes its inspiration from the nonfiction book Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq’s Green Zone. Early reviews are favorable, and compare Damon’s character to his Jason Bourne counterpart. Here’s the official film synopsis: Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, United […]
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A few weeks ago I posted a blog questioning the business wisdom of Vince Flynn’s association with Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Lielly (whoops – I mean O’Reilly). And while I realize that many of you disagreed with my assertion that Rush Limbaugh is too divisive of a figure for a mass market success like Vince […]
Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol continues to tear up the bestseller lists, ranking #1 again on Publisher’s Weekly list of hardovers. But according to a report by the Associated Press, readers in Iceland will have to wait a little longer. A thief purportedly broke into the publisher’s office and made off with the proof copy […]
When it comes to staging crime thrillers, the stories almost always take place in New York, New Jersey, Chicago or Las Vegas. Think about it. A significant portion of heist and gangster films involve the mafia as central or ancillary characters, making those places are practically automatic. Even when there isn’t a gangster component, you’ve […]