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Historical Circuit: Top 35 Dance Sequences in Film, Vol. 2

If you read and enjoyed my previous foray into the world of dance in cinema, you’ll notice how easy it was determining what constituted a dance scene – anything highly choreographed. When the musical died out in the 1960s, dance became almost exclusively relegated to movies requiring a need for it, so subsequent generations had to get […]

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‘TOP GUN’ celebrates 30 years with Limited Edition Blu-ray Combo Steelbook available May 3rd

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – The action-packed thrill-ride that helped define a generation celebrates its 30th anniversary as TOP GUN arrives in a Limited Edition Blu-ray Combo Steelbook on May 3, 2016 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The pop culture touchstone will also be available with special features on Digital HD for the first time on May […]

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Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation explodes onto Blu-ray Combo Pack Dec. 15 and Digital HD Nov. 17th

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  – Hailed as “relentlessly thrilling” (Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly) and filled with “jaw-dropping stunts” (Scott Mendelson, Forbes), the global hit MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—ROGUE NATION takes off on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand December 15, 2015 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The critically acclaimed action-thriller will also be available as part of the […]

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Film Review: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (★★½)

If you watched the latest installment of ScreenJunkies “Honest Trailers” series, then you know the ground the Mission: Impossible films tread is well worn to the point of being paved. Insert Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) into a situation where he’ll either have to go rogue or be “disavowed,” while a shadowy villain dealing in weapons […]

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Edward Zwick will direct Tom Cruise in a ‘Jack Reacher’ Sequel

As a filmmaker, I’m not sure that Ed Zwick gets the credit he truly deserves. Is he particularly flashy? No, but he’s a steady hand responsible for more memorable work than you’d realize. For someone like Zwick, it’s both a good and a bad thing that reports having him joining the Jack Reacher franchise to […]

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Watch the First Trailer for ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ starring Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner

For all you “Mission: Impossible” fans left out there, the new trailer has premiered for the next installment of the franchise, now titled “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.”  Directed by Christopher McQuarrie and starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, and Ving Rhames, the fifth installment still has a undisclosed plot.  You can […]

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Own “Edge of Tomorrow” on Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital HD on October 7th

Burbank, CA, August 13, 2014 – Live, Die, Repeat when “Edge of Tomorrow” arrives onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on October 7 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Directed by Doug Liman (“The Bourne Identity,” “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”), “Edge of Tomorrow” stars Oscar® nominee Tom Cruise (“Born on the Fourth of […]

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Top Ten Greatest Performances of All Time (Karen Peterson)

When I found out we were doing this Top Ten Greatest Performances of All Time series, I was immediately nervous about it. For a couple of reasons. First, how was I ever going to narrow down thousands of performances into my personal Ten Greatest? And second, I could very well be run right out of […]

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Top Ten Greatest Performances of All-Time (Joseph Braverman)

When it comes to constructing lists, the personal always wins out. For me, my gut feeling is the guiding force that allows me to separate what I casually enjoy from what I simply cannot exclude. That is how I came up with my “Top Ten Greatest Performances of All-Time” list and the exact same is true […]

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NEWS ROUNDUP: Alec Baldwin Is Busy: MI:5, Robert Ford, And More

When was the last time you saw Alec Baldwin? Most likely in the tabloids, but how about onscreen (small or big)? “Blue Jasmine“? The “30 Rock” finale? “Law and Order: SVU“?  Well, he’s back and back with a vengeance. (Vengeance against the paparazzi, MSNBC, show business? Who knows.) After his New York Magazine adieu to public appearances (but […]

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Circuit 3: Worst Movie Titles

Tom Cruise’s highly entertaining sci-fi/action flick, Edge of Tomorrow, is doing pretty well at the box office, and is one of my favorite films of 2014 thus far. However, that ridiculously cheesy title doesn’t do the film justice, nor does its original, less repulsive (yet equally flat) title, All You Need Is Kill. This got me thinking […]

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Circuit 3: Bill Paxton

This weekend, Doug Liman’s science fiction/action flick, Edge of Tomorrow, hits theaters. We already ranked Tom Cruise films/performances last July, as well as Sci-Fi films this past February, and while I am a huge fan of Emily Blunt – Cruise’s co-star in this weekend’s big release – her resume is not yet full enough to dedicate a […]

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Edge of Tomorrow (★★★)

What a satisfying summer film this is. For a good portion of Edge of Tomorrow‘s running time, you’re watching one of the more original and effective sci-fi/action blockbusters in a while. The film can’t quite stick the landing in as ambitious a way, but it’s still a definite success. Director Doug Liman and star Tom […]

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Top Ten Tuesday: Scenes of Tom Cruise Running

Tom Cruise may not be the last movie star as some have said, but he’s certainly one of the last big names who can sell a property. However, this is not a rumination on his star quality but more specifically, his running ability. Cruise might be the most fun person to see running on screen […]

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A Promising New Trailer for ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ with Tom Cruise

I wonder if we all aren’t underestimating this new Tom Cruise flick Edge of Tomorrow more than we should be? After all, it’s got an intriguing premise, Doug Liman in the director’s chair, and a solid main co-star for Cruise in Emily Blunt to go along with supporting players like Brendan Gleeson, Bill Paxton, and Noah Taylor. […]