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Jeremy Renner takes Tom Cruise's MI4 training to The Bourne Legacy

30 December 2011 11:50 AM, PST | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

There is a moment in the new Mission: Impossible film where, just after they've survived being shot by Russians as their car plunges into a river, Jeremy Renner says to Tom Cruise: "It's really happening, isn't it?"

That line could equally describe Renner's career.

Just as his character Brandt learns to be a field agent from Cruise's Ethan Hunt, so too is The Hurt Locker star beginning to earn his stripes as a blockbusting action man.

Next year sees him starring in The Avengers and taking over from Matt Damon in the fourth film in the Bourne franchise, The Bourne Legacy. So it helped that he had the perfect opportunity to learn from the best in the business when it came to stunts.

"I think he might have an iron stomach or something - he's fearless," says Renner of his co-star. "He really set a high bar in how »

- David Bentley

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New image from Disney/Pixar’s ‘Brave’

28 December 2011 10:30 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Check out this brand new image from Disney’s latest animated movie set in the Highlands of Scotland, Brave, the 13th feature-length animated film from Pixar Animation Studios. Directed by Mark Andrews (The Incredibles, Ratatouille, John Carter of Mars) and Brenda Chapman (The Lion King, Prince of Egypt),  the film features Kelly Macdonald as the voice of Merida, a skilled archer and the daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson).

Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land:massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Wise Woman (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. »

- Phil

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Tom Cruise 'Impossible' To Beat At Box Office

27 December 2011 6:42 AM, PST | MTV Movie News | See recent MTV Movie News news »

'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' easily wins #1 spot over long holiday weekend.

By Ryan J. Downey

Tom Cruise in "Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol"

Photo: Paramount

This Christmas, Tom Cruise was "impossible" to beat at the box office.

"Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" was the #1 movie over the long holiday weekend, easily beating competition from two competing sequels with an additional $46.2 million as it expanded into wide release. The fourth entry in the Tom Cruise franchise, this one directed by Brad Bird ("The Incredibles"), has racked up $78.6 million in domestic receipts since it debuted in limited release 11 days ago.

"Ghost Protocol" is the best-reviewed entry in the franchise, which kicked off in 1996 with an inaugural film (based on the popular late '60s TV series) directed by Brian De Palma ("Scarface"). Action maestro John Woo ("The Killer") helmed "M:i 2" four years later. The J.J. Abrams-directed "Mission: Impossible III »

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Tom Cruise/MI4, Robert Downey Jr/A Game Of Shadows Have Estimates Revised Upwards: Box Office

27 December 2011 12:30 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, MI4 – Ghost Protocol Tom Cruise/Brad Bird's Paramount-distributed Mission: Impossible IV – Ghost Protocol topped the North American box office this Christmas weekend, collecting $29.5 million — three million more than estimates released yesterday — according to revised studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. Not to be left too far behind, 20th Century Fox also upped its estimates for Guy Ritchie/Robert Downey Jr's Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows by $2.5 million — to $20.26m. Ghost Protocol is expected to earn $46.21 million for the four-day weekend; A Game of Shadows $31.81m. For comparison's sake: Back in 2005, when Christmas Day also fell on a Sunday, the three leaders at the domestic box office were Peter Jackson/Naomi Watts's King Kong, Andrew Adamson/Tilda Swinton's The Chronicles of Narnia:The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and Jim Carrey/Téa Leoni's Fun with Dick and Jane. Among »

- Zac Gille

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Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’S Brad Bird Says He’ll Mix Animated and Live-Action Movies

26 December 2011 5:03 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Director Brad Bird and lead Tom Cruise made headlines this weekend as the top Christmas weekend draw with Paramount Picture's Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, with Cruise joined by new agents played by The Hurt Locker lead Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton and Simon Pegg. Bird spoke to the Hero Complex blog at The Los Angeles Times and shared how his animation skills helped him create dazzling visuals for Ghost Protocol. Bird, who earned Best Animated Feature Oscars for his films The Incredibles and Ratatouille, confirmed his plans to alternative between live-action movies and animated features in the future. “I want to be to do a lot of different things,” Bird said. “I don’t want to be ruled out for any genre or medium I like." »

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Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’S Brad Bird Says He’ll Mix Animated and Live-Action Movies

26 December 2011 5:03 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Director Brad Bird and lead Tom Cruise made headlines this weekend as the top Christmas weekend draw with Paramount Picture's Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, with Cruise joined by new agents played by The Hurt Locker lead Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton and Simon Pegg. Bird spoke to the Hero Complex blog at The Los Angeles Times and shared how his animation skills helped him create dazzling visuals for Ghost Protocol. Bird, who earned Best Animated Feature Oscars for his films The Incredibles and Ratatouille, confirmed his plans to alternative between live-action movies and animated features in the future. “I want to be to do a lot of different things,” Bird said. “I don’t want to be ruled out for any genre or medium I like." »

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Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’S Brad Bird Says He’ll Mix Animated and Live-Action Movies

26 December 2011 5:03 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Director Brad Bird and lead Tom Cruise made headlines this weekend as the top Christmas weekend draw with Paramount Picture's Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, with Cruise joined by new agents played by The Hurt Locker lead Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton and Simon Pegg. Bird spoke to the Hero Complex blog at The Los Angeles Times and shared how his animation skills helped him create dazzling visuals for Ghost Protocol. Bird, who earned Best Animated Feature Oscars for his films The Incredibles and Ratatouille, confirmed his plans to alternative between live-action movies and animated features in the future. “I want to be to do a lot of different things,” Bird said. “I don’t want to be ruled out for any genre or medium I like." »

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‘Mission: Impossible’ Tops Weak Holiday Box Office

26 December 2011 5:22 AM, PST | Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal | See recent Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal news »

Industrial Light & Magic Tom Cruise plays Ethan Hunt in “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol.”

Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol” accomplished its first mission by landing on top of the weekend box office. But the overall box office is slightly down so far this holiday season.

The new action movie, which stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner and Paula Patton, finished at No. 1, taking in $26. 5 million, according to estimates from Hollywood.com. Final figures are due out later today. The movie, distributed by Paramount Pictures, »

- WSJ Staff

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Tom Cruise/Mission: Impossible 4 Easily Tops Box Office; Steven Spielberg/War Horse Overperforming?

25 December 2011 9:10 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Paula Patton, Tom Cruise, Mission: Impossible IV As expected, Tom Cruise/Brad Bird's Mission: Impossible IV – Ghost Protocol easily topped the North American box office this Christmas weekend. Ghost Protocol collected $26.53 million according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. Cruise's latest was followed by Guy Ritchie/Robert Downey Jr's Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows with $17.8 million (-55%) and Mike Mitchell's Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked, with $13.32 million (-42%). For comparison's sake: Back in 2005, when Christmas Day also fell on a Sunday, Peter Jackson/Naomi Watts/Jack Black's King Kong, Andrew Adamson/Tilda Swinton's The Chronicles of Narnia:The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and Dean Parisot/Jim Carrey/Téa Leoni's Fun with Dick and Jane — the top three movies at the Us/Canada box office — took in a total of $55.4 million (approx. $68 million* today) from Friday to Sunday. As per studio estimates, »

- Zac Gille

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Top 5: The Dark Knight Rises, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Star Trek Sequel, Brad Bird Interview, Another Crazy Week in Trailers

24 December 2011 1:07 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I'm writing to you this afternoon in the late stages of a full-on nostalgia buzz. The reason? Last night, I had the pleasure of taking in a performance of the Beauty and the Beast musical at St. Louis' beautiful The Fabulous Fox theatre. Thanks to Belle's "Little Town", "Something There", and the Academy Award-winning title track, I'm still giddy and in complete tune with my five-year old self nearly 24 hours after the fact. Now, if I could just get my hands on that old Proton Pack I used to lug around at all times, my return trip to the '90s would be complete... ...In this week's "Top 5" you'll find a collection of items from The Dark Knight Rises, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo interviews with David Fincher, Rooney Mara, and Daniel Craig, tidbits of news from J.J. Abrams' Star Trek sequel, director Brad Bird talking about Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, »

- Jason Barr

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Tom Cruise/Mission: Impossible IV: Only Bright Christmas Light at North American Box Office

24 December 2011 12:38 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Simon Pegg, Ghost Protocol Tom Cruise remains the only bright light at the North American box office as 2011 comes to a close. According to early, rough estimates found at both The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline.com, apart from Cruise/Brad Bird's Mission: Impossible IV – Ghost Protocol, every mid-to-late December wide release is performing somewhere between "disappointingly" and "poorly." Among those are: Guy Ritchie/Robert Downey Jr's Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, David Fincher/Rooney Mara/Daniel Craig's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Mike Mitchell's Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked, Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin, and newcomer We Bought a Zoo, directed by Cameron Crowe, and starring Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson. It's true that Christmas is generally a relatively "soft" box-office holiday, but this year chances are it'll be softer than usual. Back in 2005, when Christmas »

- Zac Gille

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'Mission: Impossible' director Brad Bird on filming in IMAX and how Christopher Nolan is 'throwing down the showmanship' with 'The Dark Knight Rises'

23 December 2011 11:50 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Brad Bird wanted to be a filmmaker since the moment he learned to draw. “I didn’t realize this until later,” says the 54-year old director of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, “but the very first drawings I did when I was a kid at age 3 were sequential. They weren’t great drawings – they were just stick figures – but they were meant to be viewed in a certain order. So from the very beginning, I was trying to make films.”

The pictures have only gotten got more sophisticated — and larger — since then. Bird made a name for himself in animation with The Iron Giant, »

- Jeff Jensen

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Best in Blogs: Wines to Bring Home for the Holidays

23 December 2011 6:30 AM, PST | Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal | See recent Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal news »

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Which wines should you bring home for the holidays? How can you protect yourself against debt collectors? And where can you find the real “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”? A look at the most interesting posts from the Wall Street Journal family of blogs.

Wines to Bring Home for the Holidays: Top retailers to divulge the names of their favorite and/or best-selling holiday wines. Here’s a look at what’s selling well in New York, Washington DC, »

- Christopher John Farley

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Film Review: 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol'

23 December 2011 1:33 AM, PST | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆ Director Brad Bird is perhaps best known for Pixar efforts The Incredibles (2004) and  Ratatouille (2007), but has now turned his hand to live action filmmaking as he directs Tom Cruise (who recently announced the possibility of a sequel to the 1980s classic Top Gun) and home grown comic talent Simon Pegg (soon to reprise his role of Scotty in the as-yet-untitled Star Trek 2) in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011), the fourth instalment in the series.

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- CineVue

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Tom Cruise/Ghost Protocol to Save North American Box Office: Mission: Impossible IV Overperforms

22 December 2011 4:03 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in Brad Bird's Mission: Impossible IV – Ghost Protocol Following a series of disappointments and/or downright flops at the North American box office in the last several weeks, Tom Cruise has arrived (via Dubai) to save the day. Reports affirming the demise of Cruise's stardom were apparently grossly exaggerated, as Mission: Impossible IV – Ghost Protocol is going to become a major global box-office hit. Following a tremendous opening at 425 IMAX screen this past weekend, which boasted a $30,083 per-theater average, Ghost Protocol easily topped the Us/Canada box office on Wednesday, Dec. 21, collecting $8.92 million after expanding to 3,448 locations. Its per-theater average was $2,587, well ahead of newcomer The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo's $1,738, as per figures found at Box Office Mojo. Considering that the latest Mission: Impossible movie had already blown off some steam over the weekend, that Thursday isn't a holiday, and that people »

- Zac Gille

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Josh Wilding Reviews: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

22 December 2011 1:27 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

When a terrorist bombing destroys the Kremlin, the United States government initiates a black ops "ghost protocol" and disavows the entire Impossible Mission Force. Ethan Hunt and his team are to be blamed for the attack, but are allowed to escape as part of a plan to enable them to operate in the dark, outside of their agency. However, Hunt is warned that if any member of his team is captured during their mission, they will be charged as terrorists planning to incite global nuclear war. Ethan is then forced to work with ex-imf agent Brandt, who knows more about Hunt and his past than even Hunt himself. The latest instalment in the hugely popular Mission Impossible franchise is the best yet, with director Brad Bird delivering some of the most breathtaking and jaw dropping action set pieces of 2011. Known for helming The Incredibles and Ratatouille for Pixar, Bird's foray »

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‘Mission: Impossible’ Director Brad Bird Goes From Cartoons to Tom Cruise

22 December 2011 1:00 PM, PST | Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal | See recent Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal news »

Paramount Pictures Director Brad Bird on the set of “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”

Although he may be known for directing Pixar-made films like “The Incredibles” and “Ratatouille,” there’s more to Brad Bird then just animation. In his live action directorial debut, Bird took on the fourth iteration of the “Mission Impossible” franchise, with (the strangely punctuated) “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.”

Starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton and Simon Pegg, the film picks up right in the middle of the action. »

- Alexandra Cheney

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Pixar Titles Bob Peterson’s Dinosaur Movie ‘Frozen’

22 December 2011 1:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

[1] Walt Disney Studios has announced the title for Pixar's Holiday 2013 movie -- Frozen. I'm kind of surprised that the MPAA approved the title considering there was a popular indie movie released under the same title only two years ago, Adam Green's horror thriller Frozen. When the project was first announced at the D23 Expo, they revealed a joke working title (complete with logo seen above): "The Untitled Pixar Movie About Dinosaurs". More details after the jump. Previously: Here is the official plot synopsis from Disney: What if that life-changing asteroid missed Earth? Director Bob Peterson’s hilarious tale depicts a world where dinosaurs never went extinct. And here is a bit of information on the filmmakers behind the movie: Bob Peterson started at Pixar as an additional animator and layout artist on Toy Story, and worked on the story team for A Bug's Life and Toy Story 2. »

- Peter Sciretta

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'Mission: Impossible' Becomes Mission Accomplished At the Box Office

22 December 2011 11:35 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

The first box office returns from this week's new movie releases are in and according to The Hollywood Reporter, "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" was the clear winner, taking in a combined $8.6 million over Tuesday night and Wednesday.

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" also had an impressive debut, earning $1.6 million on Tuesday night and an additional $3.6 million yesterday for a two-day tally of $5.1 million. "The Adventures of Tintin," meanwhile, lagged slightly behind in its debut, racking up $2.3 million in its first day of release, good for fifth place behind holdovers "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" and "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked."

The fourth film in the "Mission: Impossible" franchise, "Ghost Protocol" seems poised to lead the box office this weekend and become Tom Cruise's first big blockbuster hit since 2005's "War of the Worlds." The film, which is the first live action effort from former Pixar director »

- Scott Harris

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Brad Bird On Handling 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol'

22 December 2011 9:29 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

When you think of the name Brad Bird, you automatically associate him with critically praised animated films such as "The Incredibles," "Ratatouille" and "The Iron Giant." He's been a shining star in the animation front for the past decade, so when he suddenly decided to go the live-action route plenty of his fans were on board, especially since he started by making his mark in one of the bigger action franchises out there. Now here we are on the opening week of "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol," the fourth installment of the popular franchise starring Tom Crusie. Brad Bird discusses with us the thrill of directing the action flick, the new gadgets that are close to some that exist in the real world and the never-ending question about his future with other animated films, particularly a sequel that fans have been wanting for half a decade now.Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise »

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