Not Great but Not Terrible | Review of ‘The Mummy’ (2017)


By Cynthia Ayala

The Mummy starring Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance & Russell Crowe
Universal Pictures
Image Credit: IMDB

“An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.”

    —IMDB

Where to start. Okay, so as a fan of the Brendan Fraser Mummy from back in the day, like many I was skeptical. But at the end of the day, I have to appreciate that this film was not a copycat. And it’s still funny. Tom Cruise has proven that he is a very versatile actor, and like many actors, he’s going to have some bad movies under his belt. This certainly isn’t his worst film but it’s not his best either, I’ll admit to that. Was the story the best? Certainly not. I’m going to go ahead and agree with some of the critics who question if the film would have been better had it not been so set on establishing the Dark Universe. Continue reading “Not Great but Not Terrible | Review of ‘The Mummy’ (2017)”

Another Explosive Addition to the MI Series | Review of ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’


By Cynthia Ayala

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation starring Tom Cruise
Paramount Pictures

Ethan Hunt and his teammates reunite for this pulse-pounding sequel, in which they attempt to take down a secret international organization known as the Syndicate—highly skilled ex-IMF agents who are intent on bringing down their former outfit.

—Daniel Gelb, Rovi

Tom Cruise is still a star. It’s really no surprise why this movie has been doing so well. Let’s face it, even if you aren’t a fan of Tom Cruise, he still has the star power, still puts his best foot forward in order to give the best performance possible. But besides that, the film was not only action packed but it had sexual tension, comedy and action rolled up into one neat little package.
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Gripping To The Last Second | Review of ‘Edge of Tomorrow’


By: Cynthia Ayala  

Edge of Tomorrow offers amazing action sequences as well as fresh laughs and a unique take on the science fiction film genre. Continue reading “Gripping To The Last Second | Review of ‘Edge of Tomorrow’”

The Wolverine | Movie Review


Directed by: James Mangold Screenplay by: Christopher McQuarrie, Mark Bomback & Scott Frank Based on Wolverine by Chris Claremont & Frank Miller Starring: Hugh Jackman, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Famke Janssen, Will Yun Lee, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Hiruhiko Yamanouchi & Brian Tee Hugh Jackman returns and delivers yet another brilliant performance as the Wolverine. Taking place after the debacle that was X-Men: The Last Stand (a movie I would prefer hadn’t happened). Wolverine is suffering through the anguish he feels or killing Jean-Grey, the woman he loved, in The Last Stand. Now, living in a self-imposed exile he lives … Continue reading The Wolverine | Movie Review

Tom Cruise May Star In Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E.


By:  Eric Eisenberg There once was a time when the big screen adaptation of the classic spy series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was going to be a Steven Soderbergh film starring George Clooney as Napoleon Solo. But when the star went down with a back injury and the director decided not to make the movie, it gave Warner Bros. a chance to retool the project with some new players. And that’s exactly what they’ve done. In December of 2011 we learned that Sherlock Holmes director Guy Ritchie was attached to the film, and now, more than a year later, we’re hearing that the filmmaker may have found his new star. Deadline reports … Continue reading Tom Cruise May Star In Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Hugh Jackman Suits Up In New Image From The Wolverine


By:  Eric Eisenberg In Bryan Singer‘s 2000 film X-Men it was established that Wolverine wasn’t a big fan of the leather jump suit the team had him wear, but that doesn’t fully explain a certain pattern that has developed in the marketing for James Mangold‘s upcoming superhero film The Wolverine. Thus far there have been three official stills and one photo-based poster for the movie (the teaser poster was illustrated) and all of them have featured the titular character not wearing a shirt. As we haven’t seen a trailer yet, until now there was no reason to believe that Hugh Jackman wasn’t doing the … Continue reading Hugh Jackman Suits Up In New Image From The Wolverine

The Wolverine Had Only One Mutant In Early Drafts


By: Eric Eisenberg One of the biggest problems with Brett Ratner‘s X-Men: The Last Stand was that it tried to do too much with too many mutants. Somehow the filmmakers got it into their heads that the only thing people want out of an X-Men movie are cool mutant abilities, and the rest of the movie suffered as a result. So it’s strange to think that The Wolverine was almost the complete opposite of that. Christopher McQuarrie, who wrote the first draft of the new superhero movie before it was rewritten by Mark Bomback, has told ScreenRant that in his … Continue reading The Wolverine Had Only One Mutant In Early Drafts

Hugh Jackman Glowers And Flexes In First Official The Wolverine Photo


By: Kristy Puchko Even though X-Men Origins: Wolverine was a solid hit for Fox, pulling in more than $373 million worldwide, follow up The Wolverine stumbled its way into production. Darren Aronofsky dropped the film and left Fox scrambling for a replacement; after names like Doug Liman, Justin Lin, Duncan Jones and Mark Romanek were bandied about, the job ultimately went to Knight and Day director James Mangold. In short, the development of the film has been a rollercoaster ride of thrilling possibilities and soul-crushing disappointments for fans of the franchise. But now with a first official photo of Hugh … Continue reading Hugh Jackman Glowers And Flexes In First Official The Wolverine Photo

The Wolverine To Film In Hugh Jackman’s Home Town


Since The Wolverine first started to get going, one of the biggest problems has been the country of Japan. While the original plan was to be finished with production in 2011 to potentially get ready for a 2012 release, the X-Men Origins: Wolverine sequel found itself in trouble when the Asian nation was rocked by a tsunami. Since then, the production has been searching for a location to shoot in that could double for Japan. In August of last year there were reports that project would set up shop in Vancouver, Canada, but now it looks like that won’t be … Continue reading The Wolverine To Film In Hugh Jackman’s Home Town