Edge of Tomorrow (2014) – Movie Trailer

Edge of Tomorrow is an science-fiction action film based on a Japanese light novel All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. A soldier fighting in a war with aliens finds himself caught in a time loop of his last day in the battle, though he becomes better skilled along the way. Directed by Doug Liman and starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Edge of Tomorrow opens on June 6, 2014.

Rock of Ages (2012) Trailer

Rock of Ages is a musical drama about a small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip, while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Directed by Adam Shankman and starring Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise, Malin Akerman, Bryan Cranston, Alec Baldwin, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Rock of Ages opens on June 15, 2012.

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011) – Movie Review

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol a.k.a. Mission Impossible IV is the fourth Mission Impossible film with Tom Cruise reprising his role as Agent Ethan Hunt. The film is directed by Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille).

SPOILER WARNING: Plot and/or ending details follow.

Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner and Paula Patton in "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol"
Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner and Paula Patton in "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol"

The film begins with IMF Agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) busting out of a prison in Russia with the help of IMF agents — Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg) and Jane Carter (Paula Patton). Earlier, Carter has failed in her mission to intercept a file with nuclear code when her agent Trevor Hanaway (Josh Holloway) is killed by Sabine Moreau (Léa Seydoux) a French assassin.

Hunt leads Carter and Dunn in a mission to infiltrate Kremlin to retrieve files for a person with code-named "Cobalt" but they are framed to be responsible for the bombing of Kremlin by Cobalt a.k.a. Kurt Hendricks (Michael Nyqvist).

With the high tension between the Russia and the US, the US president activates "Ghost Protocol", a black operation contingency that disavows the entire IMF. When IMF Secretary (Tom Wilkinson) is killed by Russian forces, intelligence analyst William Brandt (Jeremy Renner), Hunt and his team must work on limited resources to stop Hendricks from starting a nuclear war.

Needless to say, there are plenty of actions as the IMF agents travel from Russia to Dubai then to Mumbai in a mission to prevent Hendricks from activating a Russian missile targeting San Francisco, USA. From climbing the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building by Hunt and interesting cat-fight between Carter and Moreau, the film has never short of action scenes as it moves from one action to another seamlessly.

Although it is his debut live-action film, director Brad Bird manages quite well from transitioning to live-action from animation.

With secrets uncovered throughout the film, it is learnt that Hunt’s wife is still alive and at the end of the film, after a cameo appearance by Ving Rhames who played Ethan’s colleague Luther Stickell in the previous three films, Ethan’s wife, Julia Mead (Michelle Monaghan) is seen on the way to have a drink with her colleagues and possibility of the fifth film in the making.

Overall, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is action-packed, full of adrenaline and never fails to entertain. It is as though as director Bird has turned Tom Cruise into an animated character, always full of zest, always running and never stop. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol may not have the best original script ever with terrorist bombing and starting a nuclear war (X-Men: First Class) something that has done before, but it is certainly the best action flick of 2011.

  • 8 out of 10
  • Good action-packed popcorn entertainment. Watch it for the top-notch action adventures by the energetic Tom Cruise and the amazing action-sequence by director Brad Bird.
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Knight and Day (2010) Trailer

Knight and Day is an action-comedy centered on a fugitive couple (Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz) on a globe-spanning adventure where, amid shifting alliances and unexpected betrayals, nothing and no one are what they seem. Starring Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard, Knight and Day opens on June 23, 2010.

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