Tom Cruise announces TWO new ‘Mission: Impossible’ films; Christopher McQuarrie returning to write and direct

Tom Cruise announces TWO new ‘Mission: Impossible’ films; Christopher McQuarrie returning to write and direct

Cruise will be 60 years young and likely running faster than ever by the time “Mission: Impossible 8” hits theaters. True Story. — After grossing a franchise best $790M worldwide, Paramount has ordered double the pleasure and double the fun with not one, but TWO new “Mission: Impossible” films directed by two-time series maestro, Christopher McQuarrie.

'Lionheart' review
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'Lionheart' review

The Genevieve Nnaji-directed ‘Lionheart’ opens with the intersection of violence and the mundane I hope a Nigerian filmmaker tackles one day. The eponymous transport company, based in Enugu, is overrun by men demanding payment for helping fill seats in their buses. They troop in with a sense of entitlement roughing up workers as onlookers stand helpless.

'The Godfather' (1972) retrospective
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'The Godfather' (1972) retrospective

In a previous life, before what we could call, for want of a better word, my cinematic rebirth (or my Scorsese phase), I associated 'The Godfather' with bloodied silk sheets, the grisly image of a decapitated horse’s head and the visceral shrieks of a grown man that put Jamie Lee Curtis to shame.

'Escape Room' Review
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'Escape Room' Review

If you haven’t heard about escape rooms, clearly you haven’t been to a mall or watched a sitcom over the past few years. This is a popular and “fun” form of entertainment in which strangers work together in a dangerous, “what if” scenario. You’re stuck inside four walls and you gotta figure-out how to get out.

'Leave No Trace' review
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'Leave No Trace' review

'Leave No Trace' is one of those films I will never truly appreciate till I have a kid. The world of cinema has seen countless portrayals heartfelt parent-child relationships and I am still at the phase where siding with the children in the equation comes more naturally. But it’s clear writer/director Debra Granik is telling an incredibly complex story with a certain understated precision that really caught me off guard.

BIRD BOX (2018) Movie Review
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BIRD BOX (2018) Movie Review

Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a mother and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety. — Manages to avoid being dismissed as another The Happening and comes close to matching A Quiet Place, Bird Box does enough to stand out as another Netflix success.

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