American Made

2017 Universal Pictures/Cross Creek Pictures/Imagine Entertainment/Quadrant Pictures/Vendian Entertainment/Kylin Pictures Directed by Doug Liman Produced by Brian Grazer/Brian Oliver/Tyler Thompson/Doug Davison/Kim Roth Written by Gary Spinelli Having pretty much devoted himself to action movies for the last decade or so it’s easy to forget that Tom Cruise was once regarded as one hell of a dramatic […]

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Edge Of Tomorrow

2014 Warner Brothers Pictures Directed by Doug Limon Produced by Erwin Stoff Screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth Based on “All You Need Is Kill” by Hiroshi Sakurazaka After all these years Hollywood has finally managed to do it. They’ve made a video game movie that actually is entertaining to watch and […]

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Oblivion

2013 Universal Pictures Directed by Joseph Kosinski Produced by David Fincher, Peter Chernin and Ryan Kavanaugh Screenplay by William Monahan, Karl Gajdusek and Michael Arndt Based on “Oblivion” by Joseph Kosinski and Arvid Nelson I get what OBLIVION is trying to do. Or at least I think I get what it’s trying to do. Watching […]

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Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol

2011 Paramount Pictures Directed by Brad Bird Produced by Tom Cruise, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk Written by Andre Nemec and Josh Applebaum Based on the television series “Mission: Impossible” created by Bruce Geller Unlike a lot of people I really don’t have anything against the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE film series.  The major argument people always […]

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War Of The Worlds

2005 Paramount Pictures Directed by Steven Spielberg Produced by Kathleen Kennedy Screenplay by Josh Friedman and David Koepp Based on the novel by H.G. Wells I think the best way that Steven Spielberg’s version of WAR OF THE WORLDS can be described is in the words of my wife Patricia, who about an hour into […]

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Knight And Day

2010 20th Century Fox Directed by James Mangold Produced by Kathy Conrad and Steve Pink Written by Patrick O’Neill Is America’s great love affair with Tom Cruise over?  If you look at the numbers then you might be inclined to say ‘yes’.  KNIGHT AND DAY took in nowhere near as much as a Tom Cruise […]

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