Film Review: Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)

‘It uses the usual tropes (of being the hero at the very last second) but […] it makes it truly impossible to believe Ethan will succeed this time’ Mission: Impossible – Fallout, 2018 Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie Starring: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Michelle Monaghan, Angela Basset, AlecContinue reading “Film Review: Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)”

Original vs. Remake: The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds (1953) vs. War of the Worlds (2005)   The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel by author H. G. Wells, first published in 1897, and focused on the earth in the days of an alien invasion. 56 years later, it was adapted to a film. The originalContinue reading “Original vs. Remake: The War of the Worlds”

Classic Film Review: War of the Worlds (2005)

‘It’s a fairly decent film hampered by its acting, storytelling and time’ War of the Worlds, 2005 Directed by: Steven Spielberg Starring: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Justin Chatwin, Miranda Otto, Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman   Classic novel, brilliant director, big-name actor, rising young actress, remake of a popular film; what could possibly go wrong? BasedContinue reading “Classic Film Review: War of the Worlds (2005)”

Film Review: American Made (2017)

2017 in Cinema: American Made, 2017 Directed by: Doug Liman Starring: Tom Cruise, Sarah Wright, Domhnall Gleeson   Based on the true life of Barry Seal (Tom Cruise, The Mummy), a former TWA pilot who became a drug smuggler in the 1980’s, before being recruited by several organisations (DEA, CIA, Colombians) to perform whatever wasContinue reading “Film Review: American Made (2017)”

Classic Film Review: Rain Man (1988)

And the Oscar Goes to: Rain Man, 1988 Directed by: Barry Levinson Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino   Rain Man is an American road-comedy about the aftermath of Charles Babbitt (Tom Cruise, American Made) and Raymond Babbitt’s (Dustin Hoffman, Kramer vs. Kramer) father’s death. Charles was not on speaking terms with his father,Continue reading “Classic Film Review: Rain Man (1988)”

Film Review: The Mummy (2017)

2017 in Cinema: The Mummy, 2017 Directed by: Alex Kurtzman Written by: David Keopp, Christopher McQuarrie, Dylan Kussman Starring: Tom Cruise, Russel Crowe, Annabelle Wallis, Sofia Boutella The Mummy stars Tom Cruise, American Made, as Nick, a U. S. Military officer who unearths the tomb of Princess Ahmanet, and in doing so unleashes her spirit andContinue reading “Film Review: The Mummy (2017)”