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"The Silence of the Lambs" This is definitely my favorite Best Picture-winning horror movie featuring Chris Isaak in a supporting role. Let's just think about the glamor of 1991 for a minute: "Point Break" occurred. Kate Nelligan was in whatever movie she wanted. CeCe Peniston was a reigning pop star, which is important because her last name has "penis" in it. And "Silence of the Lambs" was an ominous and unconventional movie that everyone agreed was fantastic. Anthony Hopkins is in "Silence of the Lambs" for less than 20 minutes but his performance lingers far after the credits roll. Jodie Foster is charismatic and august as Clarice Starling, who is no mood for fava beans by the time the movie is over. "Rain Man" I keep pretending I'm incapable of enjoying Tom Cruise in movies anymore, yet "Rain Man" is about as timeless and likable as a 1988 drama is allowed to be. »
- Louis Virtel
Brad Bird got his start in animation (he directed both The Iron Giant and The Incredibles), so it would be totally appropriate for him to include animation in his live-action work. Unfortunately, we never got to see a cartoon Tom Cruise running around in a special sequence of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. And also unfortunately, we won't get to see the animated sequence produced for his latest, Tomorrowland, as part of the movie. But we do at least get to see it online. Check it out below. This little animated short, created by the folks at Pixar, functions as a backstory prequel laying out some alternate history informing the plot of the feature, which is inspired by the same-named section of Disney's theme parks. Here we learn that Jules Verne, Thomas...
- Christopher Campbell
Generally, there's been a wait of at least three or four years between Mission: Impossible films. This summer's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, the fifth in the series, follows that last adventure by just under four (although that's in part down to Paramount shifting it forward nearly five months). And that's sprightly by the standards of the series thus far.
However, it may be that Mission: Impossible 6 follows even sooner.
It's being reported that Paramount Pictures is already working with Bad Robot and Skydance Productions on Mission: Impossible 6, which would presumably once again see Tom Cruise take on the role of Ethan Hunt.
Cruise is certainly set to produce again, alongside Jj Abrams, David Ellison and Dana Goldberg. Elizabeth Raposo, reports The Tracking Board, has been appointed to oversee the development of whatever Mission: Impossible 6 ends up being called. »
Brad Bird got his start in animation (he directed both The Iron Giant and The Incredibles), so it would be totally appropriate for him to include animation in his live-action work. Unfortunately, we never got to see a cartoon Tom Cruise running around in a special sequence of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. And also unfortunately, we won't get to see the animated sequence produced for his latest, Tomorrowland, as part of the movie. But we do at...
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[As in years past, this week, I'm going to be glancing, night-by-night, at how the primetime schedules have changed after the network announcements at upfronts. I'll be looking at how the various changes will impact the ratings races on each night, as well as my own DVRing habits. Readers can chime in on how their own DVRs will be impacted. And yes, this brief series assumes that anybody still watches TV on their TVs. I'm old-fashioned. I'm also probably gonna ignore that I have a fancy new six-tuner DVR that means that I really don't have to make choices anymore. This will assume that I make choices for my own sanity.] Monday Nights 8:00 p.m. ABC: "Dancing with the Stars" CBS: "Big Bang Theory"/"Life in Pieces" (through October) and "Supergirl" The CW: "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" Fox: "Gotham" NBC: "The Voice" 9:00 p.m. ABC: "Dancing with the Stars" CBS: "Scorpion" The CW: "Jane the Virgin" Fox: "Minority Report" NBC: "The Voice" 10:00 p.m. ABC: "Castle" CBS: "NCIS: Los Angeles" NBC: "Blindspot" What's Changed: The night's biggest change is conceptual, since you may not be a regular "2 Broke Girls" or "Mike & Molly" viewer, but this is the first time since 1949 that CBS has had a comedy-free Monday. Or at least it will be once Thursday Night Football ends and CBS isn't airing "Big Bang Theory" and "Life in Pieces" here. Will "Supergirl" prove to be a family friendly blockbuster return to the comic book world for CBS? We'll see. After "State of Affairs" failed post-"The Voice" and "Night Shift »
- Daniel Fienberg
“Tomorrowland’s” middling debut points to a nagging problem in Hollywood. As much as people claim they love fresh and unique movies, they’re more likely to shell out money for sequels and reboots.
Despite the combined star power of George Clooney and “The Incredibles” director Brad Bird, audiences weren’t sure what to make of this fantasy adventure. The film opened to $41.7 million, and with a production budget of $180 million, plus millions more in promotion and distribution expenses, “Tomorrowland” looks like a money loser for Disney.
“‘Tomorrowland’ is an original movie and that’s more of a challenge in this marketplace,” said Dave Hollis, Disney’s distribution chief. “We feel it’s incredibly important for us as a company and as an industry to keep telling original stories.”
Hollis is right that if Hollywood wants to replenish the franchise cupboard it will need to continue signing big checks in »
- Brent Lang
Franchise fatigue? Not for Ethan Hunt. Despite the fact Rogue Nation isn’t due to hit theaters until July 31 – bumped from its initial Christmas release – Paramount is allegedly pushing ahead with Mission: Impossible 6.
That’s according to Tracking Board, who published a report stating that the studio is already drafting up ideas for another installment in the spy series, likely bringing back the likes of Tom Cruise et al. for another globe-trotting mission. TB continues to note that Cruise will once again produce the as-yet-unconfirmed sequel, reuniting with David Ellison and Dana Goldberg of Skydance Productions.
Mind you, it’s worth taking this tidbit with a grain of salt – and even holding that for a closer inspection, too – considering that Tracking Board doesn’t divulge much in terms of concrete details. Nevertheless, ever since Brad Bird’s Ghost Protocol, Mission: Impossible as a franchise has been on the up and up, »
- Michael Briers
The wait between Mission: Impossible II and III was roughly six years. It took around five years for Ghost Protocol to come after the last installment. Now, less than four years after Brad Bird's film does Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation come to the screen. In descending fashion, though, it looks like the wait between July 31's new movie and Mission: Impossible VI will be even shorter, as plans to make the Tom Cruise sequel apparently are already happening. No confirmation has come from the studio yet, and none of the stars are attached if this is true, but The Tracking Board has the exclusive on the sequel news. J.J. Abrams, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Cruise would all return to produce, as they did for the last three installments, with Don Granger and Matt Grimm attached as executive producers and Elizabeth Raposo to oversee development. Additionally, it's expected »
- Will Ashton
This week, Neil Calloway takes a dim view of Simon Pegg’s comments on the film industry…
This week Simon Pegg cited the French philosopher Jean Baudrillard in an attempt to clarify comments made in an earlier interview about the infantilization of film. Pegg said this “as a society, we are kept in a state of arrested development by dominant forces in order to keep us more pliant. We are made passionate about the things that occupied us as children as a means of drawing our attentions away from the things we really should be invested in, inequality, corruption, economic injustice etc.”
Not only does it sound like slightly like the crazed, paranoid ramblings of a minor character from Spaced, it’s also not true; media moguls do not sit in smoke filled rooms with politicians trying to work out how to distract from famine and pestilence; they make money »
- Neil Calloway
The fifth installment of Mission: Impossible hasn.t even hit theaters, but it looks like the next film in the series is already under way. With the continuing success in the franchise it comes as no surprise that Tom Cruise will be taking on yet another impossible mission, but with more than two months left until Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation hits theaters, it is quite the quick turnaround. Obviously details are very limited at this moment, as word rolls in that tentatively titled Mission: Impossible 6 is only recently underway. The Tracking Board first broke the news that the franchise has apparently already set a new film in motion with Tom Cruise back to reprise his role as Ethan Hunt. The publication also noted that Cruise is returning to produce along with David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and J.J. Abrams. Don Granger and Matt Grimm are set as executive producers »
According to The Tracking Board, Paramount, Bad Robot and Skydance Productions are already in early development on Mission: Impossible 6, which will see Cruise returning to produce alongside DaviD Ellison, Dana Golberg and J.J. Abrams.
See Also: Watch the trailer for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
The site reports that “none of the cast members are officially set, but the team ensemble is expected to return, having been on board for the first two installments of the somewhat rebooted new trilogy.”
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is set for release on July 31st, with Christopher McQuarrie directing Cruise alongside fellow franchise veterans Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames and new additions Rebecca Ferguson (Hercules), Sean Harris (Prometheus) and Alec Baldwin »
- Gary Collinson
Considering the high-octane action sequel Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, which stars superstar Tom Cruise (Edge Of Tomorrow) alongside an ensemble cast that includes Jeremy Renner (Avengers: Age Of Ultron), Simon Pegg (Star Trek), Ving Rhames (Mission: Impossible), Rebecca Ferguson (Hercules), and Alec Baldwin (The Departed), hasn't even opened yet, this new report may be a tad premature, but according to The Tracking Board, Paramount may already be in the early stages of developing Mission: Impossible 6, which is expected to round out the new trilogy that started with Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. Cruise, J.J. Abrams, David Ellison, and Dana Goldberg are all back on as producers for the sixth film with Don Granger and Matt Grimm serving as executive producers and Elizabeth Raposo overseeing development. It's too early to say which cast members will be back, but the report claims that the full ensemble is expected to return, which »
Could a sixth film in the "Mission: Impossible" series already be in the works?
The Tracking Board reports that Paramount is wasting no time in keeping the momentum of its "Mission: Impossible" franchise going with a follow-up to this coming July's fifth film "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" said to already be in development.
- Garth Franklin
The Important News Chris Pratt said he's doing some non-Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel movies. Reese Witherspoon will star in a live-action Tinker Bell movie. Peter Sarsgaard will play the villain in The Magnificent Seven. Pitch Perfect 2 topped the box office last weekend. Inside Out is getting great reviews. Jack Black will make another movie with Jared Hess. Ed Zwick will direct Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher 2. Roger Deakins will shoot Blade Runner 2. World War Z is coming in 2017. The Videos and Geek Stuff Trailers: Steve Jobs, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Pixels, We Are Your Friends, Cooties, The Gallows, Batkid Begins, A Very Murray...
- Christopher Campbell
The biggest deals of this year’s Cannes Marché du Film and how the Competition titles sold throughout the festival.
Behind the glamour of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, business was booming at the Marché du Film (May 13-22), with representatives from 120 countries in attendance - up four on 2014.
A total 3,300 films were on offer this year, around 1,000 at the project stage, with an estimated 11,000 film professionals in attendance, in line with last year.
In the opening days, Marché chief Jérôme Paillard told Screen: “Acquisition agents are telling me that it’s the first time in a number of years that there are so many big projects. I’ve been told there are around 50 high profile projects on offer.”
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A recent report from NPR details both the effects and the concerns of a growing movie marketplace in China, where government censors aim to bring positive portrayals of the country and its citizens to audiences watching movies within its borders. NPR's Frank Langfitt describes a scene from Mission: Impossible III, which shows Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) walking past the bright lights of Shanghai's cityscape and then past underwear hanging from a clothesline. The scene serves to establish the setting, but you won't find it in the Chinese cut of the film. "The censors felt that it did not portray Shanghai in a positive light," says T.J. Green, CEO of Apex Entertainment, which owns and builds theaters in China. "So that scene was removed from the movie." The erasure of this scene is just one example of many over the course of the last decade or so. If you'll recall, »
- Jordan Benesh
Find out what pro Val Chmerkovskiy had to say - Us Weekly This deleted Mean Girls scene is so, so fetch - HuffPost Celebrity Tom Cruise is celebrating quite the unique anniversary today - Lainey Gossip Flavor Flav was arrested in Las Vegas this week - Dlisted Listen to Judge Judy's surprisingly powerful commencement speech - Et Nicki Minaj dropped yet another video on Tidal! - JustJared Gigi Hadid flaunts some serious cleavage - Hollywood Tuna That hot math teacher just got a magazine spread - Pink Is the New Blog This Instagram star totally posed for Playboy - The Superficial Audra McDonald takes over Carnegie Hall - popbytes »
It has been Ten years since Tom Cruise famously jumped on Oprah Winfrey's couch while declaring his love for then-wife Katie Holmes. Can you believe it?! It has been a decade since he told Oprah's audience, "I'm in love," before hopping up and down like a madman on that famous gold couch. Do we feel old? Do we feel deceived? Who could've known that the man who was so in love with the Dawson's Creek alum would later get divorced to the subject of his hyperactivities? Color us surprised about the fallout, but at least the Internet has blessed us with the ability to re-watch this momentous occasion all over again. While watching the video on a loop might make you think he's a little »
“Calm yourselves!” That is what Oprah Winfrey had to tell the audience when Tom Cruise appeared on her talk show 10 years ago — little did she know, it would be Cruise himself who needed to calm down. As the world is well aware, the Mission: Impossible star couldn’t contain himself while declaring his love for then-girlfriend Katie Holmes during a 2005 interview with Winfrey. Cruise, who was known as an uber-private celebrity, pumped his fist in the air, kneeled on the floor, and most notably, jumped [...] »
It's Friday and we've got our first Friday in some time I believe topping two hours long as we invite Vince Mancini from FilmDrunk.com on to discuss Tomorrowland, the "Game of Thrones" controversy pops up throughout the episode, we have a pair of trailers we listen to in the first trailer for Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and Pixar's Pixels and beyond that, how we managed to cross two hours is beyond me as time flew right by. We hope you enjoy. For those that may be wondering, we didn't intend to skip games today, it just happened that way as we started running out of time, but we'll be getting to them all on Friday so get your submissions in! If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you »
- Brad Brevet
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