Tom Cruise attempts to find the truth in all-action Jack Reacher.what to watch
Get your movie fix Posted 05.06.13 by reelz
"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
"Nothing wrong with shooting as long as the right people get shot!"
It's exciting to watch TV shows and movies where the police officers doggedly pursue every lead and put together a by-the-book, airtight case to bring the bad guys to justice. But, it's often far more thrilling to watch the exploits of cops who toss the book out the window and go rogue in pursuit of justice. Tom Cruise is currently taking matters into his own hands as the title character in Jack Reacher and it looks like Steven Seagal — whose career was launched playing rogue cops — will be doing things his own way in the new season of True Justice. What we want to know is which movie has the best rogue cop. Turn on your police scanner, grab a donut and help us choose the movie cops who make going rogue look good.
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Posted 01.11.13 by BrentJS
To be or not to be Jack Reacher, that is the question fans have about Tom Cruise.
Two trailers in on Paramount Pictures' upcoming Jack Reacher and the marketing campaign has been mostly focused on selling audiences on Tom Cruise as the 6'5", 250 pound, bad-ass, titular anti-hero of author Lee Child's best-selling novel series. So far, the Reacher fanbase hasn't been convinced, but Child has been resolutely in favor of Cruise. "It is puzzling and a little disappointing to me that people are attacking Tom Cruise when they have not seen the movie," Child recently told The Sunday Telegraph. "I have seen the film and Cruise is terrific, he really nails Reacher."all the latest trailers
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Much attention is given to the Summer Movie Season for all of its superheroic spectacles and family-friendly films, but December is often the best month out of the year to go to the movies. Studios typically save a few monstrously big "popcorn" movies for December to capitalize on the holiday and semester breaks, and there are always a slew of Oscar hopefuls squeezed into the last month of the year in the hopes they will still be fresh in the minds of Academy members when it comes time to dish out the little gold statues in February.
This December is no different, with more than thirty new movies crowding into theaters between the 7th and the 28th. With the economy still sluggish and most of your "excess" funds likely allocated to buying presents or escaping from the cold for a few days, we decided to help you with your theatrical selections by narrowing the list down to the Top 10 Must-See Movies debuting next month. MUST-SEE MOVIES AHEAD >> Posted 11.30.12 by BrentJS
"You think I'm a hero? I am not a hero."
The first teaser trailer for the upcoming Jack Reacher had plenty for fans of the Lee Child novel series on which the movie is based: talk of a former military policeman who plays by his own rules, a bluesy score (Reacher's favorite kind of music), and Reacher's signature cool-headed demeanor, even when fighting off a group of men. What they missed was the 6'5" and 250 pound anti-hero that was described in the books, instead getting the, uh, slightly more diminutive Tom Cruise. Paramount is potentially looking at Jack Reacher to become a franchise, but Cruise's lack of physical similarities has been a sticking point for Reacher fans, whom the studio is hoping to eventually win over. Child, meanwhile, has given the casting of Cruise his blessing, and, in a recent interview with Playboy (via The Playlist), revealed why he felt Cruise was a good choice for the character.trailers that play by their own rules
Saturdays 10:00a ET / 7:00a PT watch the trailer >> Posted 10.18.12 by Ryan
In what probably isn't the best week for actor Tom Cruise, Universal does a have a birthday gift for the now-divorcing 50 year old — the first trailer for the upcoming adaptation of Jack Reacher, where Cruise stars as the title character, an ex-Military Police turned drifter who lives off the grid.
Based on the popular character created by author Lee Child, Jack Reacher was adapted from the novel One Shot, the ninth in the series (the 17th volume is due this fall). Jack Reacher follows the character as he investigates the deaths of five individuals whom were all killed by a lone sniper. Joined by defense attorney Helen Rodin (Rosamund Pike), Reacher attempts to bring the real culprits to justice after an innocent man is charged with the murders. None of that is particularly present in the trailer, which is more interested in positing Reacher as the ultimate, rule-breaking bad-ass. While many may have trouble seeing Cruise in that light, we'll note that he played a fairly convincing villain in 2004's Collateral. watch the trailer >> Posted 07.03.12 by Ryan
Though Tom Cruise's private life is currently feeding the tabloid fodder, let's not forget the guy has a day job playing spies, rock stars, and all around badasses. Next up on Cruise's docket is this winter's Jack Reacher, based on a character created by author Lee Child. While we have already gotten a first look at Cruise as the iconic literary character, we now can see Cruise in action as Reacher thanks to a Russian trailer for the first movie that has sneaked its way online ahead of the trailer's official theatrical debut (the trailer is attached to this Wednesday's The Amazing Spider-Man).
Because our Russian translator is currently out of the office, we'll have to guess what's going on in the trailer (a trailer with English subtitles has been pulled by the studio) but it's obvious that Reacher is a grittier character then Cruise's Mission: Impossible Ethan Hunt. more about Reacher >> Posted 07.02.12 by Chris
There was some surprise when Tom Cruise was cast as Jack Reacher, the hero of author Lee Child's 15-volume series of novels centering around the former Military Police Officer-turned-drifter. Described in Child's novels as 6'5" and 250 pounds, the character doesn't seem to fit Cruise, something the actor admitted he was "very sensitive" about last October, but said he was given Child's "blessing" to take the part or he wouldn't have taken it.
Set for release this December, and titled Jack Reacher (formerly One Shot), Entertainment Weekly has released the first look photo of Cruise as Reacher, which writer-director Christopher McQuarrie (The Way of the Gun) says "literally and figuratively has no baggage." The photo reportedly shows Cruise as Reacher as he steps out of his still-moving (slowly, we're sure) 1970 Chevelle SS in order to escape a police chase. The result is, shall we say, familiar. see the full photo >> Posted 06.27.12 by Ryan
Paramount has made changes to its upcoming release slate, the result of which pushes World War Z to 2013, puts One Shot in its place, and makes a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie official.
Originally set for a December 21st release, the studio has moved Brad Pitt-starring zombie movie World War Z away from the 2012 Holiday Season, and put the Tom Cruise-starring One Shot in its place, Box Office Mojo reports. Last year's December 21st worked well as an opening for Cruise's last movie, Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol, and clearly the studio thinks that Cruise will do well again with that date. Initially scheduled for February 2013, One Shot is based on one of author Lee Child's 15 best-selling novels about Military Police Officer-turned-drifter Jack Reacher, and Paramount has to be counting on those fans to turn up when One Shot competes against director Kathryn Bigelow's Untitled Osama Bin Laden Movie, director Judd Apatow's Knocked Up spin-off This is Forty, as well as Les Miserables and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which open the week before. where will World War Z and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles open? >> Posted 03.14.12 by Ryan