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Best of the Week: More Tom Cruise Movie Sequels, Fall Film Festival Guide and More

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The Important News Franchise Fever: Tom Cruise said he won't do Top Gun 2 with CGI jets. Tom Cruise is also working on Edge of Tomorrow 2. Christopher McQuarrie revealed a big stunt idea for Mission: Impossible 6. Ivan Reitman claimed there is only one Ghostbusters movie in the works. Casting Net: Rachel McAdams confirmed she's in talks for Doctor Strange. Chris Pine signed on to play Wonder Woman's love interest. Tommy Lee Jones is joining the next Bourne movie. Jake Gyllenhaal is joining the Boston Marathon bombing movie Stronger. Remake Report: Shaft is being rebooted again as a comedy. New Directors/New Films: Christopher Nolan's next film is a short documentary on the Quay brothers...

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Ten Best Action-Packed Mission: Impossible Movie Moments

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The Mission: Impossible franchise may not have been around as long as James Bond’s, but there’s no doubting the fact that Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt is still up there with 007, Jason Bourne, and Jack Bauer as one of the all-time great spy characters. He’s become iconic. With Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation now in cinemas

The post Ten Best Action-Packed Mission: Impossible Movie Moments appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Josh Wilding

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Sound Off: 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' - Your Thoughts?

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Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Go rogue. Now showing in theaters is Christopher McQuarrie's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, the fifth film in the Mission: Impossible series. Tom Cruise returns, once again, to star as Ethan Hunt and face off against the evil forces of The Syndicate. He's joined by his loyal Imf team - Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner and Ving Rhames. And along the way he encounters the formidable Ilsa Faust, played by Rebecca Ferguson. So how is this one? Better than the last, or just another bland action movie? Is the opera sequence better than any other action sequence? Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on McQuarrie's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. Spoiler Warning: We strongly urge everyone to actually see the film before reading ahead, as there may be spoilers below. We also encourage all commenters to keep »

- Alex Billington

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Christopher McQuarrie Q&A: On Collaborating With Tom Cruise, And Hanging Him Off A Moving Airplane

5 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

If he’s still known for winning a Best Screenplay Oscar for 1995’s Usual Suspects, Christopher McQuarrie’s next best identification is for being Tom Cruise’s go-to-guy. Sometimes that’s as writer or script doctor, but now more commonly it’s as writer, producer, director, and being Cruise’s accomplice in problem solving the star/producer’s many complex screen vehicles. They took it to another level on Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, a crackling good summer movie that… »

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Alec Baldwin: 5 Awesome Performances And 5 That Sucked

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With the release of Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation now upon us, a film that will undoubtedly clean up at the box office and remind us that Tom Cruise’s Peter Pan like action skills still rock, there’s one man in the cast that won’t be relying on bangs or wallops to wow us – just steely-eyed grit and a dry wit.

The man is of course Alec Baldwin, a thesp that, spent most of the eighties starring in yawnsome popcorn pleasers, the nineties churning out more misses than hits, but then found his stride in the nougties to become one of the most intriguing character actors to watch on the big and small screen.

The rise and rise of Baldwin is one to marvel at, with directors such as James Foley, Martin Scorsese and now Christopher McQuarrie slotting the star into their movies, in turn giving him a »

- Shaun Davis

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Box Office: Tom Cruise’s ‘Mission: Impossible’ Flying to $50 Million Weekend

7 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tom Cruise has been welcomed back to the nation’s multiplexes, with “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” heading for a U.S. opening weekend that could top $50 million, according to early estimates Friday.

That could be four times as much as that for the rebooted “Vacation,” which is underperforming with a projected Friday-Sunday total of $12.5 million and a disappointing five-day cume ar0und $19 million.

Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” is dominating Friday business, with a first-day total of at least $20 million at 3,956 locations. That figure includes $4 million from Thursday-night preview showings.

Paramount’s fifth entry in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise has launched amid a marketing campaign with Cruise — one of the best promoters in the business — hitting the circuit to discuss the film and its eye-popping stunts, such as his clinging to the side of an Airbus A400 plane during takeoff.

The studio has been cautious in its guidance for the action-adventure, »

- Dave McNary

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How Lucy Ricardo Gave Birth to ‘Mission: Impossible’

7 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

If it weren’t for Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, Tom Cruise would not be saving the free world in “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation,” which opens July 31.

In 1950 Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz formed Desilu Prods., and the huge success of “I Love Lucy” turned Desilu into a powerhouse that created many more TV series and owned two studio lots. Many successful years later, Variety ran a story on Aug 17, 1966, saying Desilu had firmed a lucrative deal with CBS for a fifth season of “The Lucy Show” and was debuting two one-hour series in the fall: “Star Trek” on NBC and “Mission: Impossible” on CBS.

That’s a pretty good slate for one year.

The series “Mission: Impossible,” under creator-producer-writer Bruce Geller, ran from 1966-73, but it was much slower to transfer to the bigscreen than its stablemate (the first “Star Trek” movie debuted in 1979). The film “Mission: Impossible,” which marked Cruise’s producing debut, »

- Tim Gray

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New Mission Impossible 5 Rogue Nation Movie Received Mostly Positive Reviews From Major Critics

9 hours ago | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Paramount Pictures served up their new action flick, "Mission Impossible 5: Rogue Nation" into theaters this weekend, and all the top, major movie critics have turned in their reviews. It turns out that most of them liked it with an overall 75 score out of a possible 100 across 42 reviews at the site. The movie stars: Alec Baldwin, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Tom Cruise and Ving Rhames. We've posted blurbs from a couple of the critics, below. Matt Zoller Seitz from, gave it an excellent 100 score, stating: "McQuarrie understands that these films are essentially tall tales with a sense of humor, skating on the edge of parody at all times while maintaining a poker face." Todd McCarthy from The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 90 score. He stated: "The formula of ingredients is familiar and time-tested, to be sure, but some cocktails go down much better than »

- Andre Braddox

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‘Rogue Nation’: 5 Reasons It’s the Best ‘Mission: Impossible’

9 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Just when Tom Cruise had been written off as an action star, he makes a triumphant comeback — at age 53 — with “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation.” The summer’s most entertaining popcorn movie not only eclipses “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Jurassic World” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” with its action sequences, it also brings to mind Cruise’s prime days (“Top Gun,” “Jerry Maguire,” etc.) on the Hollywood A-list.

Here are five reasons “Mission: Impossible 5” is the strongest film in Paramount’s 19-year-old spy franchise.

(1)It’s sleeker than any James Bond movie you can remember.

The first “Mission: Impossible,” which opened nearly two decades ago in 1996, was a standard bigscreen reboot of a TV show. But the franchise received a jolt in 2006 with J.J. Abrams’ “Mission Impossible 3,” which interwove the heart-pumping twists of “Alias” (season one) into a theatrical recipe that could give Daniel Craig as 007 a run for his money. »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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"Vacation" or "Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation" this Weekend? See My Pick of the Week!

9 hours ago | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Two big sequels for you this weekend namely .Vacation. and .Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation.. In .Vacation,. Ed Helms steps into the role of Rusty Griswold, all grown-up with a dysfunctional family of his own. And he wants to take his wife (Christina Applegate) and two kids (the meek and mild James and the vulgar and funny Kevin) to the place where it all began, Walley World!

In .Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation,. Tom Cruise returns to the role of Ethan Hunt but this time, he must face the Syndicate and its rogue agents and skilled assassins. This one.s directed by Oscar winner Christopher McQuarrie (wrote .The Usual Suspects,. worked with Cruise in .Jack Reacher.).

So which one is my pick of the week? Take a look!

Official .Vacation. Synopsis:

Ed Helms stars in the New Line Cinema reboot of the Vacation film series as Rusty Griswald, the son of Chevy Chase »

- Manny

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Weekend Rock Question: What's the Best Tom Cruise Movie?

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Tom Cruise isn't quite the box office king he was back in 1996 when the first Mission Impossible hit theaters, yet the franchise is still surprisingly strong and the fifth movie in the series is poised to open pretty big this weekend.  It's also scored surprisingly strong reviews with a 92 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. (Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief has a 93 percent rating.)

Now we have a question for you: What is the single best Tom Cruise movie? Feel free to vote for one of his »

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Review: 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' is Perfect Blockbuster Action

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The first time we see Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation he's running. Of course, he's running. The only activity the physically impressive actor does in this franchise more than run is perform insane, death-defying stunts. Like hang off the side of a plane as it takes off. Don't worry. That comes shortly after the running. This is all to say that Rogue Nation knows where the strengths of its franchise lie. It has taken five films, but the people behind these films have cracked the formula. While the narrative appears to coast on auto-pilot, it's execution makes for Grade A, blockbuster entertainment, an exhilarating cap to the Summer, movie season. No, Fantastic Four was not forgotten. I mean what I say. What Hunt is running towards in those opening moments eventually develops into the inevitable. There's a dark organization bent on controlling the world, »

- Jeremy Kirk

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Simon Pegg isn't happy about Mission: Impossible's sexist Rebecca Ferguson poster

10 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation has hit cinema screens, with Tom Cruise's death-defying stunts wowing audiences.

But co-star Simon Pegg has revealed he had one problem with the film - the poster of co-star Rebecca Ferguson.

Speaking to USA Today, Pegg said: "When the posters came out, it was me in a jacket, Tom in a jacket, Jeremy in a jacket, Ving [Rhames] in a jacket and Rebecca in leather with her [butt] sticking out. It was like, 'No, don't do that'.

"We're doing something good here. Trying to, at least."

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation has generally won over the critics, although Digital Spy complained about too many stunts, not enough story.

Cruise has already revealed he plans to return for a sixth film in the series, and has also said he'd like an Edge of Tomorrow sequel with Emily Blunt.

Watch a trailer for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation here: »

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Box Office Predictions: 'Mission: Impossible 5' Vs. 'Vacation'

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After two straight weeks atop the box office, Marvel's Ant-Man will surely be dethroned this weekend, with the arrival of two new releases, Paramount's Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation and New Line Cinema's Vacation. Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation will easily take the top spot, somewhere in the low $50 million range, in its first week in theaters. The fifth installment of the lucrative Mission: Impossible franchise is heading into theaters with a strong wave of critical buzz, with a 93% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Even though Vacation debuted on Wednesday, and the reviews haven't been favorable (25% "Rotten" rating), it should still easily take the second place spot.

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation opens in 3,956 theaters today, with action icon Tom Cruise reprising his role as Ethan Hunt for the fifth time. He is joined by stars of 2011's Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames, along with a »

- MovieWeb

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The Mission: Impossible Honest Trailer Has To Admit The Franchise Is Cool

10 hours ago | | See recent Cinema Blend news » probably noticed that been unapologetically writing quite a lot about Mission: Impossible over the last few days. Well, it.s not just because the latest installment to the evergreen franchise, Rogue Nation, is now in cinemas, but it.s also because Mission: Impossible has blossomed into arguably the coolest series of the modern era. And this is a fact that even the cynical sods over at Honest Trailers can.t argue with, as their clip attempting to poke fun at the films revealed: said it before and I.ll say it again: Tom Cruise is an ageless freak. Seriously. There.s no difference between how he looks in Mission: Impossible and Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation. He must be under some kind of spell.  As Honest Trailers point out, the Mission: Impossible films have been around since 1996. In fact, the series was greenlit at the »

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Nerd Alert: Batman v Superman Reactions and Schwarzenegger Tribute

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Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this fantastic Friday? One crafty fan creates an incredible replica of Game of Thrones' Iron Throne, Ice-t voices characters from 1980s cartoons and the late Chris Farley becomes a part of Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation. But first, we have senior citizens reacting to the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer. So, sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.

Elders React To Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Trailer

Earlier this month, Warner Bros. debuted the second trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in front of a packed crowd in Hall H during Comic-Con. The fine folks at Fine Brothers Entertainment have put together a video where "elders" react to this epic trailer. »

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What If Mission: Impossible Replaced Tom Cruise With Chris Farley?

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It is a question that has dogged movie fans for decades: what would have happened if Chris Farley had rightfully been cast as Ethan Hunt instead of Tom Cruise? Unfortunately Brian De Palma and Paramount Studios, the director and studio behind 1996.s Mission: Impossible,, somehow decided that Cruise was more suited to the role than Farley. But one movie fan simply needed to see how Chris Farley would have fitted into Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, so he.s created this superb mash-up that everyone should watch immediately. Now, I have to admit that I found the above to be rather underwhelming for the most part. However, it completely redeemed itself with its final twenty seconds when it mashed up the sequence where Chris Farley got his coat trapped in the door of an airplane from Black Sheep with Tom Cruise holding onto the plane for dear life in Rogue Nation »

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'Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation' Drops Force-of-Nature Tom Cruise into a Glam Noir Shot on Film

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Tom Cruise and writer/director Christopher McQuarrie not only up the "M:i" franchise with smarter espionage and more thrilling action, but also break down the entire spy game as a cat and mouse between two rogue warriors: Cruise's Ethan Hunt and Sean Harris' Solomon Lane. That's what happens when you pair the daredevil superstar with the master of the doppelganger shell game, which made it a lot more creative for the indie-spirited cinematographer Robert Elswit, who last worked on "Nightcrawler" and "Inherent Vice." "Tom's a force of nature -- there's nobody like him -- and he pulled it off with McQuarrie," said the Oscar-winning Elswit ("There Will Be Blood"). "They wrestled this into shape and made it into something kind of fun." Actually, it's the only time the cinematographer has said "yes" to a movie without reading a script. He had that much faith in McQuarrie after getting to know him as the ghost. »

- Bill Desowitz

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Five "Must-See" Movies for August 2015

12 hours ago | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Well, it's finally August, and while the summer movie season isn't completely over it might as well be. This article was a difficult one to put together, because there just isn't much to recommend this month. But you know what, that's okay, I think I managed to pull together five solid titles for the "must-see" section, and lucky for us the fall festival season is just around the corner, which means things are about to heat up exponentially on the prestige movie front just in time to compensate for things cooling down outside as the seasons change. (I should note here, it is currently 106 degrees fahrenheit here in the desert, and the thought of things cooling down is marvelous, but also very premature.) We are coming off what turned out to be a pretty solid month last month, in my opinion, as I settled back into my routine after a »

- Jordan Benesh

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Critic’s Notebook: Tom Cruise, Show Us the Money — but Also the Weirdness

12 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Last year, Tom Cruise starred in Edge of Tomorrow as a smarmy Us Army deserter caught in a time loop that keeps bringing him back to the previous morning after he is repeatedly killed by alien invaders. A cross between War of the Worlds and Groundhog Day, Doug Liman’s futuristic fantasy featured one of the 53-year-old’s smartest, most layered performances in a filmography spanning more than three decades. Many critics could not resist drawing parallels with Cruise’s own bumpy career, which time and time again has seemed to be on the verge of crashing, yet keeps bouncing back

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- Stephen Dalton

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