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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)

A Look Back | My Journey into Vanilla Sky – The Hot Mess of Exposition


Vanilla Sky starring Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz & Cameron Diaz
Vanilla Sky starring Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz & Cameron Diaz

Until today, I had never seen Vanilla Sky. I never heard anything good about it and I’m a personal fan of the Spanish original Abre Los Ojos, a movie of which I just wrote a movie about. And then one day, when I got home from work at 1 in the morning, I was able to catch the last hour of the film. Oh god did it make me cringe. From that moment on I was determined to watch the movie in its entirety so that I could write this.

Now, like most people I have gone through a period in my life where I wasn’t a fan of Tom Cruise. I love him now, religious beliefs aside; he’s a good actor. Continue reading A Look Back | My Journey into Vanilla Sky – The Hot Mess of Exposition

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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