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6 jaw-dropping Tom Cruise stunts from the Mission: Impossible movies

1 August 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Who needs a stunt man anyway? In the 19 years since Tom Cruise debuted as Ethan Hunt in the first Mission: Impossible, he's made a name for himself as one of Hollywood's biggest in-real-life daredevils.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to re-live these incredible Mission: Impossible stunt moments performed by Cruise himself.

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation review: Tom Cruise's spy series in need of rejuvenation

1. The Langley break-in - Mission: Impossible (1996)

Brian De Palma brought his customary directorial flair to the inaugural Mission, and the film's stand-out sequence saw Hunt and co infiltrate CIA headquarters via a precariously dangling wire.

Cruise did all this himself, even dropping coins into his shoes to level out his body. You can cut the tension with a knife.

2. Runaway train - Mission: Impossible (1996)

Mission's climax saw Hunt climb atop a train careening through the Channel Tunnel then taking down »

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Watch: Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner are Uncensored, Hilarious and 'Difficult People' in Hulu Series' First Trailer

31 July 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Hulu is getting ready to roll out some high profile new shows, including Jason Katims' "The Way" (starring Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan), Jason Reitman's "Casual" (with Eliza Coupe and Francis Conroy), and the Stephen King/J.J. Abrams/James Franco collaboration "11/22/63." But before those original series attempt to rebrand the streaming service by offering up big name talent, two smaller names have an under-the-radar offering that looks to be just as much of a "must watch" as these heavy-hitting dramas.  Read More: 'BoJack Horseman' Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg's Got Plans For a Darker, Weirder Season 3 Billy Eichner (who most people know as Craig from "Parks and Recreation" or the loud man who roams the boulevards of New York in "Billy on the Street") and Julie Klausner (most recently seen as Donna on the now-canceled Fox series "Mulaney" but better known as the host of her podcast, »

- Ben Travers

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Watch: Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner are Uncensored, Hilarious and 'Difficult People' in Hulu Series' First Trailer

31 July 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Hulu is getting ready to roll out some high profile new shows, including Jason Katims' "The Way" (starring Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan), Jason Reitman's "Casual" (with Eliza Coupe and Francis Conroy), and the Stephen King/J.J. Abrams/James Franco collaboration "11/22/63." But before those original series attempt to rebrand the streaming service by offering up big name talent, two smaller names have an under-the-radar offering that looks to be just as much of a "must watch" as these heavy-hitting dramas.  Read More: 'BoJack Horseman' Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg's Got Plans For a Darker, Weirder Season 3 Billy Eichner (who most people know as Craig from "Parks and Recreation" or the loud man who roams the boulevards of New York in "Billy on the Street") and Julie Klausner (most recently seen as Donna on the now-canceled Fox series "Mulaney" but better known as the host of her podcast, »

- Ben Travers

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Cruise Classic: Mission Impossible

31 July 2015 5:28 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Every Friday for the last few weeks we’ve been looking at a different cinematic classic featuring a certain Tom Cruise. Past editions have focussed on Top Gun, Jerry Maguire, and Minority Report, now our attention turns to his one franchise, the Mission Impossible series.

Tom Cruise had his first taste of fame in the 1980’s and, unlike many of his peers, has never really left the spotlight. His body of work features an impressive 38 films giving him the opportunity to work with many acclaimed directors such as Steven Spielberg, Cameron Crowe, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Oliver Stone, and Stanley Kubrick. He’s also done pretty much every genre under the sun, giving him a wide ranging show-reel. He’s also been the first actor to get his own Sky movies channel devoted purely to films he stars in (available now for a limited time). This week sees his latest »

- Kat Smith

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'Pixels' Interviews with Adam Sandler, Kevin James and More | Exclusive

30 July 2015 7:32 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Adam Sandler saves the world in Pixels, the latest film from celebrated director Chris Columbus. Pixels begins in the early 80s with a bunch of nerdy kids duking it out at a video game competition. The event is recorded by Nasa, then launched into space on a probe. Aliens intercept the probe and believe the video is a declaration of war. Thirty years later, the aliens attack earth using classic video game characters such as Pac-Man, Centipede, and Donkey Kong. With the military ineffective against the pixelated threat, the government calls in the nerds to do what they do best!

Sony Pictures hosted the Pixels's press event at Dave and Buster's in Manhattan's Times Square. Surrounded by the latest in gaming technology, the cast celebrated the simple fun of the classic, old school 2D favorites. Check out our interviews below where Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad, »

- MovieWeb

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Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation review – functional old-school action thriller

30 July 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Tom Cruise’s unlikely survival as a traditional action hero continues with this spy-thriller franchise’s fifth instalment, which makes no significant attempts to update the formula

The increasingly stately Tom Cruise/Mission: Impossible action-adventure franchise is now almost 20 years old. It has employed as directors Brian De Palma, John Woo, Jj Abrams, Brad Bird and now Christopher McQuarrie – and got through female leads including Emmanuelle Béart, Thandie Newton and Michelle Monaghan. During its existence, the competing Bourne franchise with Matt Damon has come and gone. But M:i just continues, and so does its star Tom Cruise – now 53 years old, but buff of bod and tight of ab and looking hardly older now than when he started in the series, which gave him a turbocharged boost as an A-list star in an era when such creatures were thought to be becoming extinct. Now he’s even developing Jack Reacher on the side as well. »

- Peter Bradshaw

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27 Things You Didn't Know About the 'Mission: Impossible' Movies

29 July 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

After 19 years, Tom Cruise's first major franchise is still one of Hollywood's best.

As Ethan Hunt, the star turned himself into an action hero with 1996's "Mission: Impossible" -- going Full Cruise with all the running, punching and jumping onto a bullet train from (naturally) an exploding helicopter. The first film was a huge hit, spawning five sequels -- all from different directors, as the series aims to give each "Mission" its own unique fingerprint.

Cruise is back for the latest installment, "Rogue Nation." Before you see the movie this Friday, your mission -- should you choose to accept it -- is to check out these 27 facts about the "Mission" films.

"Mission: Impossible" (1996)

1. Before locking down Brian De Palma to direct, the first filmmaker Cruise approached about "Mission" was Sydney Pollack, whom he had worked with previously on Paramount's 1993 summer hit, "The Firm."

2. De Palma designed many of the »

- Phil Pirrello

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Watch Kevin James Learn His Big Smurf Moment in 'Pixels' Was Cut and Given to Michelle Monaghan

27 July 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

With Pixels arriving in theaters this past weekend, old-school arcaders were probably having some fun spotting all the little '80s references scattered throughout the film. One such memorable '80s-centric moment comes when the crew is out fighting an invading alien race who've disguised themselves as videogame characters and they come across an adorable little Smurf.  In the early trailers for Pixels, there's a funny scene when Kevin James blasts a Smurf to pixels, saying "Don't tell anyone I killed a Smurf." You can watch the moment below at around 1:33. At some point between that trailer and the opening of the film, the Smurf scene needed to be reshot and Michelle Monaghan was brought in instead of James. In this outtake from my Pixels...

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- Erik Davis

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Game over for Adam Sandler at the Us box office: Pixels debuts behind Ant-Man

26 July 2015 11:28 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Paul Rudd's Ant-Man kept its top spot at the Us box office for a second week in a row but not without competition from Adam Sandler's Pixels.

Ant-Man took in $24.7m, putting its total box office gross to $106m, while Pixels debuted in second place with $24m.

In Pixels, Sandler alongside Kevin James, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad and Michelle Monaghan must save the world from an alien invasion of real-life video game characters such as Pac-Man and Donkey Kong.

Aside from Pixels, other new releases include Southpaw and Paper Towns. Southpaws landed in fifth place with $16.5m, followed by Paper Towns in sixth place with $12.5m.

Three of the summer's biggest movies remain in the top ten list. Minions, which had a huge debut earlier this month, slipped from second place to third place with $22.1m. Its total earning is now $261.6m.

Inside Out went from fourth place to seventh place with $7.3m, »

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Paul Rudd's Ant-Man remains number one, beats Pixels at Us box office

26 July 2015 11:28 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Paul Rudd's Ant-Man kept its top spot at the Us box office for a second week in a row but not without competition from Adam Sandler's Pixels.

Ant-Man took in $24.7m, putting its total box office gross to $106m, while Pixels debuted in second place with $24m.

In Pixels, Sandler alongside Kevin James, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad and Michelle Monaghan must save the world from an alien invasion of real-life video game characters such as Pac-Man and Donkey Kong.

Aside from Pixels, other new releases include Southpaw and Paper Towns. Southpaws landed in fifth place with $16.5m, followed by Paper Towns in sixth place with $12.5m.

Three of the summer's biggest movies remain in the top ten list. Minions, which had a huge debut earlier this month, slipped from second place to third place with $22.1m. Its total earning is now $261.6m.

Inside Out went from fourth place to seventh place with $7.3m, »

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Box Office: ‘Pixels’ Wins Friday, On Track for $25 Million Weekend

25 July 2015 7:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Adam Sandler’s nostalgic video game comedy “Pixels” outdid teenage romance pic “Paper Towns” at the Friday box office, but both newcomers have to deal with holdover hits “Ant-Man” and “Minions.”

Sony’s “Pixels” generated $9 million in Friday showings, on track for $25 million on the weekend. Studio estimates had forecasted an opening weekend in the $25 million range. Joining Sandler in the cast are Josh Gad, Michelle Monaghan and Peter Dinklage. The Christopher Columbus-directed pic will play in 3,723 locations. “Pixels” has been criticized for lacking heart, though; the Variety review contends that the plot’s “apocalyptic stakes are treated with no more consequence than an air-hockey match.”

Behind “Pixels” is Marvel hit “Ant-Man,” which raked in $7 million on Friday. The size-challenged superhero is poised to win the weekend with $25 million, which will up its cumulative haul to $106 million after it opened to a strong $58 million last weekend.

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- Marianne Zumberge

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Watch the original Pixels short film

25 July 2015 5:38 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the release of Adam Sandler’s 80s arcade game actioneer Pixels this week (to less than stellar reviews – read Robert Kojder’s ★ ★ one here), it might be a good time to rewatch the original short film on which it’s based.

“But it’s a Futurama episode!” you cry. Yes. Yes, it is. 2002’s Season 3 episode 18 ‘Anthology of Interest II‘, to be precise. But Sander’s Happy Madison Productions’ direct inspiration was the below 2010 film, directed by Patrick Jean. And at a lean 2 minutes 35 seconds, it sounds a lot more bearable than the feature-length adaptation. Check it out…

Pixels is directed by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) and stars Adam Sandler (Grown Ups 2), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock), Michelle Monaghan (Playing it Cool), Sean Bean (Jupiter Ascending), Josh Gad (Frozen) and Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity »

- Oli Davis

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Pixels set to open to $30 million; box office may fall in light of events in Louisiana

25 July 2015 12:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony’s video-game adaptation comedy Pixels opens across America this weekend and early indications suggest the film could debut to around $30 million, though those estimates may fall in light of the tragic events in Louisiana on Thursday.

Three people were killed and nine others injured at a shooting during a screening of Trainwreck on Thursday night, and the incident may well affect attendances at cinemas this weekend with lower than expected box office totals. However, Pixels could take top spot come Sunday night depending on how Marvel’s Ant-Man and Universal’s Minions hold across their second and third weekends respectively.

The action comedy, directed by Chris Columbus, cost around $90 million and although reviews have been poor thus far, it may have enough to make its money back through its domestic run. Josh Gad, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage and Kevin James co-star.

See Also: Read our review of Pixels here

Paper Towns, »

- Scott J. Davis

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Marvel vs. Pixels: Weekend Box Office Will Be Fight to the Death Between Sandler Critical Dud and Ant-Man Rudd

24 July 2015 11:12 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Pixels' movie with Adam Sandler. 'Pixels' movie weekend box office: Adam Sandler vs. 'Ant-Man' Despite its underwhelming domestic box office debut last weekend, Marvel's Ant-Man may turn out to be the winner in North America this weekend (July 24–26, '15) thanks to another underwhelming debut: that of the Adam Sandler Pixels movie. According to weekend box office projections found at Variety, the Chris Columbus-directed Pixels is expected to open with $25 million from 3,723 locations – following a $10 million Friday take (including $1.5M from Thursday previews). If so, that'll place Adam Sandler's latest lowbrow comedy – now in 3D – on a par with Sandler domestic disappointments like Jack and Jill and Funny People. Deadline.com, for its part, is expecting $27-$28 million by Sunday evening. Sat., July 25, update: According to studio box office estimates, Pixels underperformed on Friday, taking in $9.2 million. That's below figures for Jack and Jill and, adjusted for »

- Zac Gille

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Pixels | Review

24 July 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The King of Kong: Columbus Peddles Dopey Sandler Comedy

Hailing from some parallel universe where Never Never Land must be the capital is Pixels, a Chris Columbus directed Adam Sandler comedy pasted together by his usual writer, Tim Herlihy and returning collaborator Timothy Dowling (Just Go With It, 2011). If there’s anyone to pity here, it’s Patrick Jean, the director of the 2010 short film upon which this concept is based. As far as Sandler’s handlers go, it’s uncertain who or what this feature length version is geared towards, a family friendly package severely dumbed down for the enjoyment of today’s tots yet emblazoned with obsolete video games two generations removed from the only audience members unoffended by the laziness and stupidity of the final product. Though some supporting players escape less scathed by this misbegotten lump of a film, Sandler and co. seem tone deaf »

- Nicholas Bell

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Movie Review – Pixels (2015)

24 July 2015 7:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Pixels, 2015.

Directed by Chris Columbus.

Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Brian Cox, Ashley Benson and Jane Krakowski.

Synopsis:

When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.

Pixels has a wonderful nostalgia influenced concept but it is, sadly, as we all predicted suffocated in quality due to the unfortunate presence of Adam Sandler and company. That does not mean I completely hated Pixels though. It’s true that it is insincere with its affection for video games and general nerd culture, but that doesn’t stop the movie from having its fair share of creativity and entertaining moments.

Let’s just get the obvious negatives out of the way first; Adam Sandler is here and is playing another man-child, insulting people for no reason, and gets to win »

- Robert Kojder

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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, July 24; What Will You See?

24 July 2015 7:48 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, July 24. [Synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.] Wide Paper Towns Director: Jake Schreier Cast: Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Halston Sage, Caitlin Carver, Austin Abrams, Griffin Freeman, Jaz Sinclair Synopsis: "Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life-dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge-he follows. After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues-and they're for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew." Pixels Director: Chris Columbus Cast: Adam Sandler, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Kevin James, Ashley. »

- Indiewire

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Film Review: Instead of Geeky Greatness, Adam Sandler Sucks the Soul Out of a Badly Miscast ‘Pixels’

23 July 2015 9:58 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The epitome of an idea that far outweighs its execution, “Pixels” is a bittersweet blunder that had all of the elements to be geeky great but ends up being cheesy mediocre. I could literally feel its potential for 105 minutes, but the $88 million film ultimately fails to realize it.

Rating: 2.0/5.0

At the heart of the issue is miscasting and specifically Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions. Even though he and his production company let me down in the critically panned “The Hot Chick,” “50 First Dates,” “The Longest Yard,” “The Benchwarmers,” “Click,” “I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry” and on and on, I honestly always give Sandler a chance even though his humor almost never works for me.

Despite my love for Pac-man, I was disappointed going into “Pixels” to see Sandler in such a lead role with his production company attached and his pals making bank with him. Still, I »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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'Pixels' (2015) Movie Review

23 July 2015 9:26 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Even as an Adam Sandler/Kevin James-vehicle, Pixels deserves to be more inspired. The arcade-loving, '80s-centric action-comedy transitioned to the big screen from Patrick Jean's inventive world-domination-by-8-bits short film wields the fine set pieces, tech resources and token-required games to earn a top score. But Sandler and his team don't even attempt to advance to the next level, constantly drawing on the comedian's trademark sophomoric cheat codes to hastily produce what's essentially the poor man's Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, global-annihilation movie. Make no mistake: this is a Happy Madison production through-and-through. Minus extensive pratfall jokes with James or unnecessary Rob Schneider or Steve Buscemi pop-ups, almost every check mark from the Sandler production list is marked. Cheap insults directed towards one physical trait from different supporting charactersc Check. Sandler getting the out-of-his-league girl (in this case, Michelle Monaghan) because he's our main slubby do-gooderc You bet. »

- Will Ashton

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Pixels review

23 July 2015 3:54 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Adam Sandler misfires in Pixels, a film that has its moments, but simply not enough of them...

Judging by recent box office receipts, 1990s nostalgia is in full force. But there still must be something said about the 80s. The decade that gave us dayglo and Mario, shoulder-pad fashion and Pac-Man, still looms large for both the generation that grew up in that time and everyone else who wishes they could at least visit. And now? Pixels is offering an invitation engraved in eight-bit.

Essentially a selective memory time capsule, this action-packed comedy and pseudo-epic is blinged out in 80s euphoria for the arcade games of the past, as well as a kind of catch-all of Generation X touchstones. For a story ostensibly about an alien invasion, even the antagonistic threats and demands come in the guise of faded VHS recordings from Madonna’s early MTV interviews.

When Pixels embraces »

- simonbrew

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