Did you know that if Tom Cruise stops running, he dies? Well not exactly, but if he runs less, his movies do worse at the box office. Really. It’s science. A study from the folks at Rotten Tomatoes have figured out that the amount that Cruise runs in his movies correlate with how good the movies are — and how well they do at the box office. It began as an internet meme pointing out, Tom Cruise sure does run in movies a lot, doesn’t he? But then the actor went on to put it in his Twitter bio (“running in movies since 1981,” it proclaims) and videos compiling all of the scenes of Tom Cruise running hit the web. Now, following the release of Cruise’s latest and most running-est movie yet, Mission Impossible: Fallout, Rotten Tomatoes has released a totally legitimate study proving that the more Cruise runs, the better his movies do. And by their painstaking methodology, you’d have to believe it was true. In the report, which you can find here, … [Read more...] about The More Tom Cruise Runs, The Better His Movies Do, According to Science
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, it’s all about Tom Cruise with a breakdown of an incredible stunt sequence from Mission: Impossible – Fallout, and a recap of some of the dangerous stunts that almost killed the actor on camera. Plus, the daring actor somehow convinces James Corden to go skydiving at 15,000 feet. First up, director Christopher McQuarrie breaks down a skydiving sequence that might seem like it’s created entirely using visual effects, but Tom Cruise actually jumped out of a plane at 25,000 feet while a skydiving camera operator follows his every move. The camera operator even has to do things like pull focus while he’s falling through the damn sky. Tom Cruise is known for doing his own stunts, … [Read more...] about The Morning Watch: Tom Cruise Edition
The last couple of years have not been kind to Tom Cruise’s status as an action hero. In 2016, he again played the taciturn Jack Reacher in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, following that in 2017 as the lead of The Mummy and American Made. All three of those movies stumbled in one way or another — American Made acquitted itself best of all and received strong reviews, but it was not exactly a runaway hit, while The Mummy doomed a shared universe before it began and Jack Reacher earned $56 million less globally than its predecessor. As Cruise is only four years away from 60 — yes, really — it’s not wrong to wonder if his action-star days are far behind him. But Mission: Impossible – Fallout suggests he’s got some life in him yet. Throughout the last two decades, Cruise has excelled when he plays IMF agent Ethan Hunt. Hunt was first introduced in the 1996 adaptation of the 1960s TV show Mission: Impossible, pulling off a daring and … [Read more...] about ‘Mission: Impossible’ and the Duality of Tom Cruise
DID you spot this prop from the 1999 movie in the new The Mummy? By Hanna Flint Sunday, June 11, 2017 Annabelle Wallis makes use of an 1999 The Mummy prop in the new film starring Tom Cruise [Universal] WARNING: This article contains a mild spoiler from The Mummy If you're a fan of Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz's original film you'll see more than a few mementos in the new film. One that stands out in particular is the Book of Amun Ra, AKA the Book of Life, which Annabelle Wallis' Egyptologist, Jenny Halsey, uses to knock out Malik (Marwan Kenzari), the assistant of Russell Crowe's Dr. Jekyll while she and Cruise's Nick Morton are under attack from Mr. Hyde. You'll remember that the book was used to defeat Imhotep by turning him into a mortal so they could end his life for good. The Book of Amun … [Read more...] about Did you spot this prop from the 1999 movie in the new The Mummy?
Maybe it was destiny for a movie with a pile of poop as a central character.The Emoji Movie has received Hollywood's most famous frown, the Razzie Award , for worst picture of 2017, making it the first animated feature in 38 years to earn the top dishonour."Leading this year's list of movie-misfires is the emoticon-based, talking poop opus," the Razzies said in a statement announcing the recipients, saying the film came in a year when "Hollywood's recycled trash heap attained an all-time high" and saw a "toxic-level lack of originality."The annual awards bestowed on the worst the movie business has to offer were announced Saturday in their traditional spot, the day before the Academy Awards.The Emoji Movie landed four of the 10 Razzies given out this year, also taking worst screenplay, worst director, and worst screen combo, which was given to "any two obnoxious emojis" from the movie.Tom Cruise's attempted reboot of the Mummy franchise landed him worst actor. He now has no Oscars … [Read more...] about Razzies: Tom Cruise and pile of poop join unwanted winners