54946-150x500.jpgIf totally terrible mid-summer weather necessitates a weekend spent indoors, might Gothamist suggest catching a screening of the newly released popcorn flick, the Bourne Supremacy?

Filled with a cast of unexpected gems (Brian Cox, Joan Allen, Franka Potente), these non-action flick actors do what they should do since they can't kick ass fifteen different ways, they act. Matt Damon, reprising his role as the CIA operative who can't remember what he's done, has less lines than we've seen in an action film since Ah-nold, but he rocks the tight-lipped look like nobody's business. There's also these short but break-out performances by two international actors who don't have a lot of screen time but who Gothamist ran home to Imdb — the Russian Oksana Akinshina previously adored in Lilya-4ever who plays an orphaned diplomat's daughter and the Kiwi Karl Urban who you may remember from the Chronicles of Riddick who plays here the Russian assassin hired to kill Bourne. We predict huge things for them. Huge.

A caveat though, perhaps take a tablet of dramamine before going to the theater? Gothamist wanted to take aside director Paul Greengrass, who brought us the superb Bloody Sunday and say, "we'd like to introduce you to our friend, Mr. Steadicam. He'd like to have a word with you." Not that we're complaining too much, as that jerky camera brings to the screen one of the best car chase scenes we've seen in a real long time.