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Keanu Reeves Stars In New John Wick 3 Photo

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Lionsgate has released a brand new photo of Keanu Reeves from John Wick 3. Expect a new trailer soon. The film will be released by Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label on May 17, 2019.

John Wick 3, led by Reeves, will reunite Academy Award nominee Laurence Fishburne, Golden Globe winner Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, Academy Award winners Halle Berry and Anjelica Huston, Asia Kate Dillon, Mark Dacascos, and Jason Mantzoukas.

In this third installment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, super-assassin John Wick (Reeves) returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.

“We’re thrilled to bring audiences the third installment of our hit John Wick franchise with an
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Greg Grunberg’s Snap Wexley confirmed to return in Star Wars: Episode IX

He kind of let it slip himself back in July, but now it seems it is official, with Deadline reporting that Greg Grunberg will be reprising his Star Wars: The Force Awakens role as X-Wing pilot Snap Wexley in the currently in production Star Wars: Episode IX.

The news isn’t surprising at all, given that Grunberg is good friends with director J.J. Abrams and has appeared in the likes of Felicity, Alias, Lost, Mission: Impossible III, Super 8 and Star Trek Beyond for the filmmaker.

Grunberg, whose character sat out last year’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, will next be seen in the Bradley Cooper-directed A Star Is Born, which opens in October.

See Also: First set photos from Star Wars: Episode IX feature Finn, Poe and Chewbacca

Star Wars: Episode IX is set for release on December 20th 2019 with J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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Greg Grunberg Back With J.J. Abrams For ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

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Greg Grunberg Back With J.J. Abrams For ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’
Exclusive: Greg Grunberg has been set to return for Star Wars: Episode IX, the final installment of the trilogy. Grunberg has been such a good luck charm for director J.J. Abrams going back to Felicity, Alias and Lost, that even when it appears his character didn’t make it, he’s not off the boards. Grunberg’s role here isn’t being disclosed, but he played the ace X wing fighter pilot Snap Wexley in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and things didn’t appear to end well for him in the battle above D’Qar.

Grunberg, who has a strong role as the driver of Bradley Cooper’s Jackson Main character in A Star Is Born which established itself as an Oscar frontrunner at the fall festivals, also played a role in the Abrams-directed Mission: Impossible III and the Abrams-produced Star Trek Beyond, which Justin Lin directed. Abrams directs
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Greg Grunberg To Reprise As Resistance Pilot Snap Wexley For Star Wars: Episode IX

For those disappointed that Temmin “Snap” Wexley was completely Mia during The Last Jedi, we have some good news: J.J. Abrams is bringing his good-luck charm back in time for Star Wars: Episode IX.

Discussing Film confirmed as much late last month, when it was revealed that Greg Grunberg’s ace Resistance pilot would be making his return for Episode IX. The actor has become something of a good omen for writer-director J.J. Abrams, given the two have previously collaborated on everything from Star Trek Beyond to Mission: Impossible III – ditto for Star Wars newcomer Keri Russell, who’s rumored to be playing the part of Rey’s mysterious mother in the 2019 threequel.

Exact details of his return haven’t yet been disclosed, but fans can at least rest assured that Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) will be able to call upon the help of a trusty ally during Star Wars: Episode IX.
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Science Has Proven The More Tom Cruise Runs In a Film The Better It The Movie Does

The more Tom Cruise runs in a movie, the better it does at the box office. That's not a bold or incorrect statement, that's Science with a capital "S." Rotten Tomatoes did the math, and concluded that films where Tom Cruise runs do much better at the box office than ones where he doesn't at all, and it's a hilarious coincidence that you have to see to believe. For example, here's his top ten films and the distance he runs in all of them:

Mission: Impossible III” — 3,212 feet

“Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol” — 3,066 feet

War of the Worlds” — 1,752 feet

“Minority Report” — 1,562 feet

The Firm” — 1,241 feet

Edge of Tomorrow” — 1,065 feet

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” — 1,051 feet

The Mummy” — 1,022 feet

“Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation” — 1,007 feet

Vanilla Sky” — 832 feet

Need even more evidence? Tom Cruise does zero running in Valkyrie which, regardless of what you think of it, didn't do to well at the box office.
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Jeremy Renner Turned Down a Juicy Cameo in ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’

When it comes to the Mission: Impossible franchise, you never know which characters are going to carry over from film to film. Ving Rhames is the only actor besides Tom Cruise who’s been in all six movies, and while Simon Pegg has stuck around since Mission: Impossible III, various outside forces are to blame for the disappearance of Paula Patton, Thandie Newton, and in the latest installment Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Jeremy Renner. At one time, Renner was positioned to possibly take over the Mission franchise from Cruise, and early versions of Ghost Protocol set that film up as a …
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‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ box office: How did it compare to the last 5 ‘Missions’?

‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ box office: How did it compare to the last 5 ‘Missions’?
The Tom Cruise spy thriller “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” was by far the biggest movie that opened in theaters on July 27, so it’s no surprise that it topped the box office for the July 27-29 weekend. But it wasn’t just the number-one movie of the last three days. It also had the biggest opening of any “M:i” film.

“Fallout” took in $61.5 million dollars domestically, and it has already made another $92 million internationally, giving it a total so far of $153 million worldwide. That opening tops the franchise’s previous high mark, “Mission: Impossible II,” which debuted with $57.8 million in 2000. That’s before you account for inflation, of course. In 2018 dollars “M:i II’s” opening was actually worth over $80 million. And that sequel also stands as the franchise’s biggest overall moneymaker at the domestic box office, raking in a total of $215 million.

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'Mamma Mia!' tops UK box office as 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' posts franchise record

'Mamma Mia!' tops UK box office as 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' posts franchise record
Mission: Impossible - Fallout delivers series’ best three-day opening with £5.4m.

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UK distributors will have been thrilled to see the rain this weekend.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again reigned over the box office once again, holding superbly with a £7.1m three-day, meaning the film dropped a very slim 27% on its opening.

The film is now up to £27m and counting, meaning it is already making headway towards being one of the year’s biggest titles. The original Mamma Mia! ended on a goliath £68.6m - the latest film still requires
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There’s Real Math to Prove That Tom Cruise Movies Are Better When He Runs in Them

There’s Real Math to Prove That Tom Cruise Movies Are Better When He Runs in Them
Tom Cruise is in on the joke. The actor’s Twitter bio notes that he’s been “running in movies since 1981,” and indeed it’s what he’s best known for doing onscreen. To mark the release of “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” the folks at Rotten Tomatoes have put together a study suggesting that, the more Cruise runs in his movies, the better they are.

They did so using what sounds like painstaking methodology, counting “every instance of Cruise’s running on screen, in seconds, and then calculated the distances ran by assuming he is clocking a six-minute mile (14.6 feet per second).”

The average Tomatometer of movies in which Cruise doesn’t run at all — and there are only four, namely “Magnolia,” “Lions for Lambs,” “Tropic Thunder,” and “Valkyrie” — is a respectable 63.5%. Those in which he runs anywhere from one to 500 feet are a little bit lower, at 61.05%; clocking in ever-so-slightly
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Why Keri Russell Was Left Out of the Big Star Wars 9 Cast Announcement

Why Keri Russell Was Left Out of the Big Star Wars 9 Cast Announcement
Keri Russell is going to be in Star Wars 9 even though, for a hot second, it seemed like maybe something was going to prevent the actress from reuniting with J.J. Abrams. Russell previously worked with the prolific filmmaker on the show Felicity, which was a pivotal moment for both of their careers. That made the news of Russell joining the cast of Episode IX all the more exciting. However, Lucasfilm initially excluded her from the official cast announcement for the movie, which had some wondering if she perhaps wasn't going to be heading to a galaxy far, far away after all. Fear not.

According to a new report from Deadline, there's a good reason Lucasfilm didn't include Keri Russell who recently wrapped a terrific run on FX's The Americans, in their announcement. Apparently, Russell hadn't actually locked down her deal by the time the studio wanted to release the news,
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Why Keri Russell Was Left Out of the Big Star Wars 9 Cast Announcement

Why Keri Russell Was Left Out of the Big Star Wars 9 Cast Announcement
Keri Russell is going to be in Star Wars 9 even though, for a hot second, it seemed like maybe something was going to prevent the actress from reuniting with J.J. Abrams. Russell previously worked with the prolific filmmaker on the show Felicity, which was a pivotal moment for both of their careers. That made the news of Russell joining the cast of Episode IX all the more exciting. However, Lucasfilm initially excluded her from the official cast announcement for the movie, which had some wondering if she perhaps wasn't going to be heading to a galaxy far, far away after all. Fear not.

According to a new report from Deadline, there's a good reason Lucasfilm didn't include Keri Russell who recently wrapped a terrific run on FX's The Americans, in their announcement. Apparently, Russell hadn't actually locked down her deal by the time the studio wanted to release the news,

Keri Russell Is In ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ After All

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Keri Russell Is In ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ After All
One name conspicuously absent from Disney and Lucasfilm’s unveiling today of the full cast of Star Wars: Episode IX was Keri Russell. The Americans star was confirmed earlier this month to be in talks for a role in the pic, which begins shooting next week in London.

The reason her name wasn’t on the cast list: she hadn’t signed her deal by the time the studio wanted the news to go out today via StarWars.com. Deadline hears though that she has now officially inked for the unknown role, and that she will be in the finale of the Skywalker Saga movies that has a December 20, 2019 release date.

The casting reunites Russell and Star Wars director and co-writer J.J. Abrams, who created her series Felicity, which ran from 1998-2002. Russell and Abrams also worked together on Mission: Impossible III. Abrams co-wrote the Episode IX script with Chris Terrio.
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‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Finally Solves the Franchise’s Leading-Lady Problem

‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Finally Solves the Franchise’s Leading-Lady Problem
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Editor’s note: This post contains some spoilers for “Mission: Impossible – Fallout.”

It’s a primary principle for any spy, even the ones in movies: Never get too close to anyone, lest they be used against you. For the first two films in the “Mission: Impossible” movie franchise, Imf agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) didn’t seem to have much trouble abiding by that concept. The super spy had compatriots (like long-time co-star Ving Rhames) and vague love interests, and his care for them often blindsided him (remember when Béart’s Claire Phelps double-crossed him?), but he was a trained professional who moved on once the bullets stopped flying.

The first two films in the series neatly wrapped up their primary storylines and missions, allowing Ethan to start fresh with the next one. That changed in “Mission: Impossible III,
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‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ reviews: Critics say it may be the best of the franchise, and one of the best of the year

‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ reviews: Critics say it may be the best of the franchise, and one of the best of the year
The reviews are in for “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” and perhaps surprisingly they’re not only good, but great. It’s rare for movie franchises to get better with age, but this latest installment of Tom Cruise‘s spy franchise, which started way back in 1996 with the original film directed by Brian De Palma, has gotten by far the highest MetaCritic and Rotten Tomatoes scores in franchise history.

As of this writing the film has an 86 rating on MetaCritic based on 54 reviews, and a near perfect 98% freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on more than 170 reviews. The Rt consensus says the film “lives up to the ‘impossible’ part of its name by setting yet another high mark for insane set pieces in a franchise full of them.” And those aren’t just great reviews for a summer blockbuster, they’d also be the envy of most Oscar contenders. To compare, the reigning Best Picture champ,
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Mission: Impossible: Fallout – For The Love Of Stunts

Mission: Impossible – Fallout is garnering surprisingly glowing reviews. Don’t get us wrong, the creative team on both sides of the camera is solid and the franchise has never been less than interesting, but when five stars becomes the order of the day, something needs to be said.

What is being said, primarily, is that the story is compelling and the action set-pieces are thrilling. Which sounds an awful lot like praise for old-fashioned film-making mainstays. CGI has given us so much in the past 3 decades, but what it has clearly never been able to replace is the excitement of knowing that what you are watching *really happened*, that even though wires might have been removed and a stunt performer’s face might have been cleverly concealed, someone actually crawled under that moving jeep, someone crashed that car, someone delivered that jumping spin-kick.

The Mission: Impossible franchise has given us
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Ranking All Six ‘Mission: Impossible’ Movies

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Ranking All Six ‘Mission: Impossible’ Movies
Our mission — and we decided to accept it — is to rank from least to best all six of the “Mission: Impossible” thrillers toplined by Tom Cruise as Impossible Missions Force agent Ethan Hunt.

6. Mission: Impossible III (2006)

The Pitch: When he isn’t busy wooing, and eventually wedding, Julia Meade (Michelle Monaghan), a nurse who knows nothing about his spy-guy activities, Ethan Hunt leads his Imf team in pursuit of a MacGuffinish device (known as “Rabbit’s Foot”) coveted by arms dealer Owen Davian (Philip Seymour Hoffman).

The Rundown: Despite the game efforts of director J.J. Abrams to humanize Phelps by supplying a civilian romantic interest — and showing he’s not so ruthless that he’d make good on his threat to drop an uncooperative bad guy out of an airplane — the threepeat is a curiously bland spectacle that is nothing more than the sum of its sporadically exciting action set pieces.
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Every ‘Mission: Impossible’ Movie Ranked, From ‘Choose to Accept It’ to Impossibly Good (Photos)

Every ‘Mission: Impossible’ Movie Ranked, From ‘Choose to Accept It’ to Impossibly Good (Photos)
Did anyone ever expect the “Mission: Impossible” franchise to have this much longevity? In every movie, Tom Cruise dons a ridiculous prosthetic mask, pulls off an impossible heist and even ends up forking over the thing he just stole to the very person he’s trying to keep it from in the first place. But across 22 years, six films and five directors, each “Mission: Impossible” movie has varied wildly in tone, style and cast while pushing the limits of wacky, action set pieces and preserving the tongue-in-cheek spirit of the original TV series. With “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” the sixth film in Cruise and Paramount’s franchise hitting theaters Friday, we chose to accept this nearly impossible mission of trying to decide which ones we like best. This list will self destruct in five seconds.

Mission: Impossible” (1996)

The first “M:i” film is strange. Up until the ending’s absurd helicopter chase
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'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' Poised to Deliver the Franchise's Best Opening Weekend

'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' Poised to Deliver the Franchise's Best Opening Weekend
Saturday Am Update: Mission: Impossible - Fallout brought in an estimated $23 million for Friday (including $6 million from Thursday night previews). This is $3 million an improvement on the opening day for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, which brought in $4 million from preview screenings and went on to open with $55.5 million. Fallout received an "A" CinemaScore from opening day audiences, the best CinemaScore grade in the franchise. Current expectation is for a three-day weekend in the range of $58-60 million. WB's Teen Titans Go! To the Movies brought in an estimated $4.25 million on Friday, including $1 million from Thursday night previews, and is currently looking at a weekend around $11-12 million. The film received a "B+" CinemaScore from opening day audiences. You can check out all of the Friday estimates right here and we'll be back tomorrow morning with a complete look at the weekend. Friday Am Update: Exploding out of the gates,
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‘Mission: Impossible’ – 10 Stunts That Make Us Think Tom Cruise Has a Death Wish (Photos)

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‘Mission: Impossible’ – 10 Stunts That Make Us Think Tom Cruise Has a Death Wish (Photos)
No matter what the situation, Tom Cruise is committed to making his movies feel as realistic as possible. But sometimes, it feels like he takes it a little bit too far, to the point that his “Mission: Impossible” co-star Simon Pegg says that the biggest difference between watching him do the stunts on set and watching them in the film is that the audiences “knows that Tom lives in the end.” Here are some of the ways Cruise has risked life and limb for his craft.

The Last Samurai (2003): After eight months of rigorous martial arts and katana training, Cruise climbed aboard a mechanical horse for a makeshift battlefield joust against co-star Hiroyuki Sanada. But an error in Sanada’s mechanical horse caused it to stop farther than the crew intended, and Cruise’s neck nearly collided with Sanada’s sword. Decapitation? Who’s to say. But would Cruise
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J.J. Abrams and the Hard Reboot of ‘Mission: Impossible III’

J.J. Abrams and the Hard Reboot of ‘Mission: Impossible III’
(Welcome to Team Leaders, a series where we explore how the directors of the Mission: Impossible movies used this franchise as a canvas to explore their pet themes and show off their unique sensibilities. In this edition: J.J. Abrams brings his “mystery box” methods to the series and reboots it all.) After Mission: Impossible II made over half […]

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