Review – Mission: Impossible – Fallout

"(FALLOUT) fires on all cylinders, then takes those cylinders, supercharges them, fills them all with nitroglycerin, puts each one in its own microwave within a nuclear power plant, sets the timers for 5 seconds, and then yells, 'RUUUUUUN!' just to see what happens."

#ThrowbackThursday – Minority Report

Original US release date: June 21, 2002 Production budget: $102,000,000 Worldwide gross: $358,372,926 I actually wasn't excited about the release of Steven Spielberg's Minority Report in the summer of 2002.  I liked Spielberg.  I liked Cruise.  But the trailer didn't appeal to me.  And, even worse, it felt like I was forced to watch said trailer... Continue Reading →

Review – American Made

I like Tom Cruise, but I wasn't particularly excited to see American Made.  Heist films featuring characters knee-deep in the drug trade are increasingly more and more common and rarely distinguish themselves from each other with enough regularity or creativity to warrant their production.  I was busy with family over the weekend and couldn't get out... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Risky Business

Original US release date: August 5, 1983 Production budget: $6,200,000 Worldwide gross: $63,541,777 Risky Business was not Tom Cruise's first film, but it was unquestionably the film that launched his career, putting him in a major spotlight in the summer of 1983.  Written and directed by Paul Brickman, the film was a massive hit and Cruise's famous... Continue Reading →

Review – The Mummy (2017)

As you may be aware, The Mummy is not only a revival of the classic Universal monster who first hit the big screen way back in 1932 (as portrayed by Boris Karloff) but is also an effort by Universal to launch their own connected universe, ala Marvel's MCU, built around their movie monster library.  To... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Collateral

Original US release date: August 6, 2004 Production budget: $65,000,000 Worldwide gross: $217,764,291 I know it's not popular to praise performers once they've become hugely famous and successful.  And it's especially not popular to overlook their quirky real-life choices or behavior that comes from being human - even if nobody is hurt by them in... Continue Reading →

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