Sep 022017
 

I didn’t feel The Mummy was a bad movie but worse yet, a completely forgettable one. Tom Cruise never really felt at home, Annabelle Wallis was rather bland in the female lead, Russell Crowe unremarkable in a forced appearance as Jekyll/Hyde and Sofia Boutella makes for a hot mummy, but not very threatening.

 

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Jul 122017
 

Universal Home Entertainment has announced the date and released artwork for the fantasy-adventure, The Mummy starring Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, Annabelle Wallis, Sofia Boutella and Jake Johnson and directed by Alex Kurtzman. Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork.

 

 

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Jan 152017
 

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back wasn’t quite an ill-advised sequel but it certainly was unnecessary. As someone who hasn’t read a single Lee Child novel, I never had a problem with Cruise’s casting but here this was a forgettable action-thriller that is worth a rental but nothing more.

 

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Dec 012015
 

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is another successful entry into the long-running franchise. There are some fun nods to the original series and previous films, yet makes a mark in its own right. Tom Cruise once again is incredible with his stunt work and the villain this time around was at least devious enough.

 

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Oct 032014
 

Edge of Tomorrow is one of the better movies to come out of a (mostly) disappointing summer 2014 although due to a generic title change and less than stellar advertising, didn’t quite catch on with audience (it did manage to cross the $100M mark domestically, however). It’s a fun film from start to finish and well worth at least a rental if not outright day one purchase.

 

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Apr 242013
 

Jack Reacher is a well made suspense-thriller featuring a great performance from producer/star Tom Cruise and his supporting cast members. However, while the story starts off with incredible tension the ultimate motives by the villain came off as weak. Even so, this is an entertaining movie with great stunts and action scenes. The Blu-ray itself offers up amazing audio/video transfers and there’s a fair amount of features headlined by the star and director commentary.

 

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Mar 302012
 

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is easily the best of the series with the original and third movie after it. The action is intense, the suspense well done and the comedy is right on the money without going over-the-top. Although Tom Cruise deserves a fair amount of credit, I’m giving most of the film’s success (including financial, grossing $600 million worldwide) to live action newcomer Brad Bird bringing his expertise that has made Pixar so successful into a new world.

 

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Mar 302012
 

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is easily the best of the series with the original and third movie after it. The action is intense, the suspense well done and the comedy is right on the money without going over-the-top. Although Tom Cruise deserves a fair amount of credit, I’m giving most of the film’s success (including financial, grossing $600 million worldwide) to live action newcomer Brad Bird bringing his expertise that has made Pixar so successful into a new world.

 

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Feb 222012
 

Paramount Pictures has announced the date and released artwork for the spy action-adventure, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Paula Patton. It is the live action directorial debut of Pixar director Brad Bird. Check out the latest artwork and features for the DVD, 2-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo and 3-disc Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD combo.

 

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Dec 042011
 

This Mission: Impossible “Extreme Blu-ray Trilogy” is hardly extreme and in fact is underwhelming. Each of the discs is merely repackaged with the same features and for the third film, actually removed a second disc full of features. The audio and video transfers are alright but could’ve been better, although the third film does fare the best.

 

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May 232011
 

The Firm is a top notch and taut legal thriller showcasing why Tom Cruise was a superstar in the ‘90s with a great supporting cast who fit their roles perfectly, avid readers of the novel will disagree, however. The Blu-ray itself has a nice video transfer and an acceptable audio while failing in the features depart, although it’s no surprise Paramount wouldn’t spring for new features.

 

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Dec 192010
 

Knight and Day is a fun action flick that knows what it is and is not. The plot isn’t the least bit complicated and the primary villain, despite being played by a capable actor, is hardly a worthy adversary to the heroes. Meanwhile, as Cruise approaches into his 50s, the man probably hasn’t looked better playing the action hero we all know and love from the 90s and seems to be having a great time.

 

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Dec 192010
 

Knight and Day is a fun action flick that knows what it is and is not. The plot isn’t the least bit complicated and the primary villain, despite being played by a capable actor, is hardly a worthy adversary to the heroes. Meanwhile, as Cruise approaches into his 50s, the man probably hasn’t looked better playing the action hero we all know and love from the 90s and seems to be having a great time.


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Jun 272010
 

Here are the preliminary box office numbers for the weekend of July 25th to the 27th:

  1. Toy Story 3 – $59.0m (-46.5%) / $226.6m
  2. Grown Ups – $41.0m (new) / $41.0m
  3. Knight & Day – $20.5m (new) / $27.8m
  4. The Karate Kid – $15.4m (-48.5%) / $135.6m
  5. The A-Team – $6.0m (-58.3%) / $62.8m

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10. Jonah Hex – $1.6m (-70.3%) / $9.1m

Personal Thoughts:
Ouch for Jonah Hex, at this point Warner must be praying that Saint Christopher Nolan comes through for them again after he made 2008 a year to remember after The Dark Knight‘s massive box office. I’m certain Inception won’t be that big, but it certainly has the possibility of breaking out, but seeing how this summer has been, I’d be surprised to see it make it past even Batman Begin‘s $205 million domestic take. Will it follow Summer 2010’s trend or be next to Toy Story 3 as a breakout? Good news for Warner is, they’ve got part 1 of the final Harry Potter movie coming this November…

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Dec 262009
 

Here is the trailer for the Tom Cruise-Cameron Diaz action/comedy, Knight and Day, coming July 2, 2010.

 

Well, apparently someone doesn’t want this trailer be to be embedded, I checked 4 or 5 others and those were disabled as well. Sorry about that, but at least you can click the link and view on YouTube.com