"Millions of galaxies of hundreds of millions of stars, in a speck on one in a blink. That’s us, lost in space." — Vincent, Collateral
Though he's most widely known for his action movies — the Mission: Impossible movies, in particular — superstar actor Tom Cruise has also starred in a handful of sci-fi movies in his career, including War of the Worlds (2005), his highest grossing domestic release to date. After an eight-year hiatus from sci-fi, Cruise will return to the genre on April 19th in Oblivion, a post-apocalyptic epic from director Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy) in which Cruise plays one of the last drone (read: clone) workers on an Earth that is all but abandoned following a devastating war with an alien race known as the Scavs.
In anticipation of Oblivion's imminent release, we thought this would be a great time to look back on Cruise's rather extensive filmography to determine, with your help, which movies contributed to making him the superstar he is today. Take off your mask (as our own Richard Roeper pointed out in his book, Cruise wears masks in many of his later films), quit jumping on the sofa and help us choose Cruise's best movies.
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Posted 04.01.13 by BrentJS
Christmas comes early in Hollywood. Vince Vaughn's comedy Fred Claus is the first of this year's Holiday-themed releases to arrive at the Cineplex, squaring off against Robert Redford's political flick Lions for Lambs. The Coen Brothers' No Country for Old Men debuts in select theaters, carrying with it heaps of Oscar buzz.
A rundown of our reviews of this weekend's new releases:
"Sure, it's sappy and sentimental, but so is Christmas. I only wish it were funnier." [Full Review]
Lions for Lambs
"A dull disappointment...not only did I find the end unsatisfying, it actually made me angry." [Full Review]
No Country for Old Men
"The Coens return to their darker, earlier days and Brolin and Bardem deliver terrific performances." [Full Review]
Posted 11.09.07 by reelz
Also opening: Saawariya, I'll Believe You, P2
Cliches become cliches for a reason, and nowhere is that more true than with Meryl Streep--as synonymous with good acting as Brad Pitt is with good looks.
At 58, Streep still reminds you why people started talking about her in the first place--standing out among her megawatt costars Tom Cruise and Robert Redford in the buzz-heavy Lions for Lambs.
Her part as a political journalist whom a star senator tries to charm with his new war initiativ isn't a flashy one, but damn if she didn't flesh out every last corner of it Playing almost exclusively opposite Cruise, you can see how she fights to do her job through waves of self-consciousness. It's a layer we doubt was in the script, but it add s a lovely layer to her scenes.
We're not sure its the type of part that gets Academy notice--Streep or no-- but it sure does deserve it. Posted 10.25.07 by reelz