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Activision and Sledgehammer Games have revealed the all-new trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare‘s final chapter in the Exo Zombies saga, titled “Descent.” In the last episode, the team – Bill Paxton (Aliens, Edge of Tomorrow), Rose McGowan (Planet Terror, Scream), Jon Bernthal (Fury, The Wolf of Wall Street) and new member Bruce Campbell (Army of…
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- Spencer Perry
How would you rank the stunts in Mission: Impossible . Rogue Nation? I.m not going to argue with you if you put the airplane sequence, or the motorcycle chase pretty high on your own personal list. But for me, the moment that elevated the latest Mission to an All-Star status was the underwater sequence, where Tom Cruise.s Ethan Hunt needs to hold his breath for 3 minutes to obtain. well, I.ll hold off from revealing what, just in case for some odd reason you haven.t seen Mission: Impossible yet. For those of you who Have seen the movie, here.s an in-depth and technical discussion of the underwater sequence in question with the director, Christopher McQuarrie. It.s a must watch! Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise are becoming a formidable duo. The two have worked on five movies together, including Jack Reacher, Edge of Tomorrow and this latest »
Tom Cruise wants to make an 'Edge of Tomorrow' sequel. The 53-year-old actor - who played Major William Cage in the action-adventure film - has revealed he's already pitched an idea for a follow-up to the writer and director. He said: ''I pitched it to [Christopher] McQuarrie and Doug [Liman]. We were there one night and I was like, 'I've got an idea for it'.'' The 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' star admitted, however, that the sequel will only go ahead if his co-star Emily Blunt agrees to return as Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski. He told MTV News: ''It could be so much fun. [We] gotta get Emily. I was like, 'Emily, please', [and] she was like, 'Give me another year, please'.'' Cruise's comments come after he confirmed yet another 'Mission: Impossible' sequel is in the works. He said: ''We're starting to work on it now. We'll probably start shooting it next summer. »
Having received a variety of rave reviews (read ours here and here and listen to the podcast review here), it seems as though there is still some life and fun to be had in the Mission: Impossible franchise.
Early reports had it down that Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, the fifth in the series, would have a soft opening, much like the last movie, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, which only opened to $12 million. Simiarly, Tom Cruise’s last blockbuster Edge of Tomorrow also failed to light up the box office. But this was a different story.
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation opened this weekend to a superb $56 million domestically, destroying all the competition, including the much-hyped Vacation reboot. The film also made another $65 million overseas, giving it a total of $121 million worldwide.
- Luke Owen
This inaugural edition of The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema – mainly the new Star Wars Universe reports, details on Jurassic World 2, the first image from Wolverine 3, Tom Cruise going sequel crazy and a whole load of superhero stuff.
Here’s a brief peak behind the movie news site business’ cinema drapes – any articles with the words ‘Star Wars‘ in the title tend to get tonnes of page views. That’s why some sites make up headlines. Whether that includes this latest Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One rumour about Felicity Jones’ character being the daughter of one of the series’ most famous villains, or whether Lucasfilm are working on three live-action Star Wars series for Netflix, this column couldn’t possibly say (for more news from a galaxy far, far away, check out The Week in Star Wars). It can, however, say this:
Every once in a while, »
- Oli Davis
Paramount vice chairman Rob Moore has supported Cruise's announcement that work has begun on a sixth instalment in the franchise.
"We're very happy to be developing this movie with Tom," Moore told Variety. "There's no question that Ethan Hunt deserves another film."
The news of another film in the franchise follows an opening weekend that saw Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation easily take down competition from the likes of Vacation and Ant-Man in the Us box office by taking $56 million.
If filming does begin next year as Cruise told The Daily Show it would, the sixth Mission: Impossible movie could be the fastest sequel to come out of the series yet, after the first five films had at least four years between them. »
The anti-Cruise factor seems to have dissipated, at least among cinemagoers, judging by last weekend's opening for Mission: Impossible . Rogue Nation.
The $150 million Paramount/Skydance picture amassed $5.15 million, including $137,000 in previews, up 21% on the 2011 debut of Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol.
In 27 of 32 international markets, the action-adventure co-starring Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner registered the biggest opening of Cruise.s career. (His personal best here is still The War of the Worlds. $6.5 million in 2005).
Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie (who wrote Valkyrie, Edge Of Tomorrow and Jack Reacher, which he also directed), the fifth instalment of the franchise rang up $55.5 million in the Us and $64.5 million in the rest of the world.
Australian exhibitors were impressed with the opening, »
- Don Groves
“We’re very happy to be developing this movie with Tom,” Moore told Variety. “There’s no question that Ethan Hunt deserves another film.”
The veteran executive was basking in the glow of a $121 million global opening for “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” — $56 million in the U.S. and another $65 million from 40% of international markets. “The international brand is as strong as ever,” he added.
It was the first public comment by Paramount execs — who tend to take a measured approach in discussing future films. Even as “Rogue Nation” opened on Friday, the studio was insisting that its tracking showed a $40 million U.S. opening, even though the final figure turned out to be 40% higher.
Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Rentrak, said he’s »
- Dave McNary
Is the fifth time the charm for “Mission: Impossible”? The almost 20-year-old franchise has gone through some ups and downs over the years, but “Rogue Nation” has arguably earned even better reviews than the last installment, Brad Bird's “Ghost Protocol.” Who knew? One reason “Rogue Nation” works so well is because of relative newcomer Rebecca Ferguson. Actually, you might have caught the Swedish actress in last summer’s terrible “Hercules” (she’s probably hoping you forgot), but to most moviegoers this will be her coming out party. As an undercover agent straddling allegiances between the bad guys (the mysterious Syndicate) and the supposed good guys (MI6) Ferguson is never from the action or the storyline. Without her seductive performance much of “Rogue Nation” might have seemed overtly familiar. Director and co-screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie probably deserves the lion's share of praise, however. McQuarrie is new to the “Mission” creative team »
- Gregory Ellwood
Anyone growing into pop culture consciousness during the mid-2000s will be familiar with a certain type of Tom Cruise, one labeled with some criticism in a recent Buzzfeed article as “Tom Cruise 2.0.” To them, Tom Cruise may have first become familiar as Ethan Hunt in the first Mission: Impossible movie, as an action star who, in spite of fearful insurance agents and publicists, prefers to do his own stunts—especially if they include declaring maniacal love for Katie Holmes atop Oprah Winfrey’s couch. He was probably their first introduction to the alien world of Scientology, or perhaps already known as the face of another hero thrust into the supernatural, having once served as the model for the titular character in Disney’s Aladdin.
This Tom Cruise, in spite of several critical successes in the past 10 years, has yet to shake completely the straws of tabloid fodder that prick up every time someone dares, »
- Christina Leo
Since 2006, Tom Cruise has been reduced to, for lack of a better phrase, a global joke; a quick source for derision, slander, and mockery among the A-List Hollywood performers for the masses to prod at. There was his Jumping the Couch moment on Oprah, the uncomfortable Scientology interview, his termination with Paramount studios, and M:i:iii underperforming at the box office. In short, 2006 was not a good year for the iconic A-Lister.
Despite such set-backs Cruise still produces and stars in critically and financially successful movies, which proves his presence in Hollywood is unscathed. One needs only to look at 2011’s Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol, which would become Cruise’s highest grossing film to date, or the last few films that have received critical acclaim i.e. Edge of Tomorrow. Further, when one looks at Cruise’s career, one gets a sense that »
- Matthew Lee
Hailed by some as the best Mission: Impossible movie to date, Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation earned $20 million on Friday and is expected to gross around $52 million for the weekend. The Christopher McQuarrie helmed movie has already had the biggest opening day in the history of the franchise, so part six will no doubt start moving ahead very soon (Tom Cruise has been quoted as saying it will be next year). For a while now, Cruise hasn't had a huge amount of luck at the domestic box office, with the majority of his movies - Jack Reacher and Edge of Tomorrow for example - performing much better overseas; Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation should mark a turn of fortunes for him though. At this point, it's surprising he hasn't done a comic book movie! After remaining at #1 last weekend, Ant-Man has now slipped to #4 with Vacation and Minions slipping past it. »
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...
- Christopher Campbell
Ever since Marvel announced their massive Phase Three slate back in October, there has been plenty of speculation about who will play Captain Marvel. A number of actresses have been rumored for the role, such as Vikings star Katheryn Winnick, Jessica Chastain, Katee Sackhoff and Emily Blunt. As of now, the project doesn't even have a director attached yet, but Marvel did bring on Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) to write the script. Today, a new rumor surfaced from Meet the Movie Press, that claims Emily Blunt has in fact signed on as Captain Marvel.
This hasn't been confirmed yet, but Heroic Hollywood's El Mayimbe believes that Marvel is "aiming higher" for the role of Carol Danvers. Back in April, a report surfaced that the studio wanted Charlize Theron to star as Captain Marvel, with Angelina Jolie eyed to direct. The report was never confirmed, »
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
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
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 »
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation has hit cinema screens, with Tom Cruise's death-defying stunts wowing audiences.
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.
Watch a trailer for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation here: »
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
- Stephen Dalton
The preview showings began at 8 p.m. at 2,764 locations. The gross is comparable to “Mad Max,” which earned $3.7 million in evening shows; “World War’s” $3.6 million; and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'” $4.1 million.
Paramount’s fifth “Mission: Impossible” expands to 3,956 locations on Friday. The studio’s extensive marketing campaign has centered on the 53-year-old Cruise clinging to the side of an Airbus A400 plane during takeoff.
The action adventure, which carries a hefty $150 million budget, is on pace to open to $40 million over the weekend. Some analysts think that number could rise to $50 million, given the strong critical support for the film.
- Dave McNary
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