Franchise resurrection. That’s a feat in Hollywood rarely ever achieved by most franchises, outside of, perhaps, Fast and Furious. Much like that movie series, there was a time when the Mission: Impossible faced the relative threat of extinction. But suddenly, it came skyrocketing back in 2010, with Ghost Protocol and the insane stunt work of its maestro, actor and star, Tom Cruise.Continue reading “NOC Review: ‘Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One’ is a Non-Stop Thrill Ride”
Tom Cruise is flying high off of Top Gun: Maverick; the movie that saved Hollywood’s box office… after Shang Chi, Venom 2, and Spider-Man: No Way Home also saved Hollywood’s box office! Nevertheless, the one thing we know about Cruise is he brings the quality, the excitement, and the commitment to all his projects. And because of this, the Mission: Impossible franchise has just gotten better and better with each installment. Now we have the latest trailer for this summer’s Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One. And it looks as astonishing as ever!Continue reading “Choose to Accept the Latest Trailer for ‘Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One’”
Yesterday, we were invited to experience Top Gun: Maverick at a Screen X theater in Los Angeles. And let me tell you: it took our breath away!Continue reading “Why You Should See ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ on the Biggest Screen Possible”
Next year, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and the IMF will accept a brand new, insanely treacherous mission: Getting a new movie into theaters before another COVID outbreak hits! Pandemic delays stalled production on the latest installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise, but today, Paramount Pictures dropped a trailer that shows it’s all going to be worth it! Check here to check out the first trailer for Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One!Continue reading “First Trailer for ‘Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One’”
Once again, audiences will feel the need! The need for speed! So thank god Tom Cruise exists. There’s no stopping the nearly 60-year old supersonic super star. And even after a generation of iconic roles and box office hits, he still keeps on soaring.Continue reading “NOC Review: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ is a Fun, Feel-Good Flight”
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I went to see the new Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt science-fiction film Edge of Tomorrow, which is based on the Japanese novel and manga All You Need is Kill.
The racial cross-casting of Cage’s character aside — he is inspired by Japanese protagonist Keiji in the manga — this film is phenomenal. Nerds and feminists — and especially nerd feminists — will adore this movie. It’s sharp, funny, entertaining, compelling, and visually stunning. Haters of Tom Cruise get to see Tom Cruise get killed about a hundred times in stunt scenes that Cruise himself described as “channeling Wile E. Coyote” on The Daily Show. Emily Blunt’s Rita is stellar: she is the aspirational super-soldier, and not the simpering girlfriend; she’s also got a bad-ass giant sword. Those who loved Pacific Rim‘s portrayal of a male-female peer relationship that was largely non-sexual will adore the relationship between Rita and Cruise’s Cage in this film.
Basically, it’s just really good. Go see it. I’ll wait.