Mission: Impossible Fallout (2018) – Blu-Ray

Paramount Pictures invites you to bring home the next (and biggest – to date) assignment from the IMF as Mission: Impossible Fallout comes home on blu-ray. We’ve followed Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise)  since 1996, over the course of fifth films, and now, the sixth film, is probably the biggest, most impressive entry into the franchise…

Interview With The Vampire (1994) – Neil Jordan

Moody, broody vampires are the next stop in DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies, by legendary director, John Landis. Adapted from Anne Rice’s novel, with an uncredited rewrite by Jordan, the film headlines Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Antonio Banderas as three of the author’s iconic vampires, Lestat, Louis, and Armand respectively. And while Cruise…

Minority Report (2002) – Steven Spielberg

  Tom Cruise takes center stage in the next Sci-Fi Chronicles film as I continue reviewing Spielberg science fiction titles that I haven’t covered for the blog yet. Based loosely on the short story by Philip K. Dick, the film follows John Anderton (Cruise) the chief of the Pre-Crime Unit in the year 2054. Using…

War of the Worlds (2005) – Steven Spielberg 

  I dive back into more HG Wells cinematic adaptations with the Sci-Fi Chronicles book, settling in to rewatch the Spielberg take on the classic invasion tale, done so well in the previously reviewed 1953 film. Spielberg’s updated take on the story is a modern, post 9/11 version which tries to walk the line, mostly successfully between modern sensibilities…

Trailer Tracks: A Few Good Men (1992) – Rob Reiner

Based on the play by Aaron Sorkin, the starpower alone in this film makes it worth watching (Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Pollak, Kevin Bacon, Xander Berkley, James Marshall and J.T. Walsh)! Mix that in with some fantastic dialogue, a great story, and you have a film that I love to…

Jack Reacher (2012) – Christopher McQuarrie

Ok. Let’s get this out-of-the-way first… the bus stop gag does not work, and is downright silly. I took a quick break from my lists today to hit Netflix and have a look at the latest Tom Cruise vehicle, Jack Reacher. I’d read a couple of the books by Lee Child, and was interested on…

Mission: Impossible (1996) – Brian De Palma

“You’re mission Mr. Phelps, should you choose to accept it, is to continue working your way through the 101 Action Movies list, by watching Brian De Palma’s big screen remake of the Bruce Geller created, beloved, television series…. this message will self-destruct in 5 seconds.” Tom Cruise plays Ethan Hunt, he and his team, under the…

Top Gun (1986) – Tony Scott

The 101 Action Movies brings this flag-waving American classic back into my life. With Tony Scott’s typical super colour-saturated framing, quick editing, fantastic rocking score, Lt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise), struggled to prove his the best of the best at the fighter pilot school known popularly as Top Gun. Tons has been said about…

Good Morning, Mr. Hunt

  Good morning, Mr. Hunt… You’re mission should you choose to accept it… I settled down to watch my copies of the Mission: Impossible films this weekend, and I will say this, this is a film series that undeniably gets better as they go along. Though if I was chosen to rank them, I think…

Ridley Scott – My Top 10

I am so pumped for Prometheus, but we know that. So, while I wait very impatiently for June 8 to return to The Company, Lv-426 and learn the secrets of The Engineers I thought it would be very interesting to run down my list of favorite films by Sir Ridley. While some people may not…

Mission: Impossible 4 – Ghost Protocol (The IMAX Experience)

Brad Bird’s first live action film is a success. The Pixar director who was behind The Incredibles, and Ratatouille, and Warner’s The Iron Giant, brought his storytelling and action style to the big screen with the latest in the Mission: Impossible franchise. Tom Cruise returns as IMF agent Ethan Hunt in what may be the…