“Jason Bourne,” the fifth film in the “Bourne Identity” film franchise and the fourth starring Matt Damon as the title character, opens this weekend, and in honor of its release “Honest Trailers” on YouTube has premiered a new trailer covering the first three films, complete with commentary on their repeating plot lines and signature shaky-camera direction by Paul Greengrass “that feels like someone strapped a GoPro to a meth-head.” Of course, now it’s Emmy-nominated “Honest Trailers” (watch above).
This year the Emmys expanded their short-form categories to acknowledge the breadth of online programming that hasn’t been previously acknowledged. “Honest Trailers,” which does spot-on critiques of famous films in the form of trailer parodies (complete with gravelly-voiced narration by actor Jon Bailey), competes in the new category of Best Short Form Variety Series. It faces two other viral online series — “Epic Rap Battles of History” and the tongue-in-cheek recap show “Gay of Thrones” — as well as two big-name AOL projects: “Making a Scene with James Franco,” in which the Oscar-nominee recreates great scenes from Hollywood cinema, and “Park Bench with Steve Buscemi,” a New York City-based talk show directed and hosted by the famous actor. “Park Bench” earned one previous nomination before the categories were expanded this year: Best Short-Format Nonfiction Program in 2014.
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