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Review: Tom Cruise Vehicle 'Oblivion' Is A Mostly Involving, Visually Spectacular Sci-Fi Epic

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 10, 2013 12:31 PM
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Tom Cruise, Oblivion
Only a few years ago, big sci-fi action spectacles were confined pretty much to the summer months. But now, the season has crept out to the extent that it essentially lasts from the middle of February (see the release of "A Good Day To Die Hard" this year) to... pretty much the rest of the year, with barely a few weeks going by without a major tent-pole arriving. Even the once-barren month of April isn't safe anymore, with the arrival of "Oblivion," an expensive, visually lavish sci-fi picture top-lined by megastar Tom Cruise.

Watch: Tom Cruise Gets Attacked & Interrogated In 4 Clips From 'Oblivion'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2013 9:45 AM
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Will Jack Harper fare better than "Jack Reacher"? That's the question as Tom Cruise continues his post-'Ghost Protocol' resurgence with "Oblivion" this month, getting some help in the spectacle department from "Tron: Legacy" director Joseph Kosinski. And after a series of trailers, which have actually gotten more intriguing as they've arrived, four clips are here to help you decide whether or not to purchase a ticket.

Batch Of New Pics & Featurettes Take You Into Tom Cruise's 'Oblivion'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • March 28, 2013 10:23 AM
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Tom Cruise, Oblivion
Whatever your feelings are about “Oblivion,” it must be nice to know it’s finally coming out in a few weeks. Doesn’t it feel like trailers for “Oblivion” have been in theaters for a long time now? Tom Cruise reminiscing about the last great Super Bowl on Earth, Morgan Freeman lighting up a cigar, telling Cruise what’s “really going on” etc. Come to think of it, are we sure the movie hasn’t been released already?

Unlock The Magic With New Pics & Poster From Louis Leterrier's 'Now You See Me'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2013 5:04 PM
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...and just when we thought we had put away our magic puns for a while with the release of "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," another movie set in the Las Vegas world of magic is coming. Although, this looks like it will be much, much better. Louis Letterier could have one of the summer's sleeper surprises on his hands with "Now You See Me" and some new promo material has arrived to try to weave a spell on you.

Review: 'Olympus Has Fallen' A Thin, High-Concept Actioner Without Much Bite

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 21, 2013 9:56 AM
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The new big budget, bullet-riddled actioner "Olympus Has Fallen" has a premise so painfully obvious that it's amazing nobody thought of it before, especially in the creatively bankrupt atmosphere of Hollywood. The plot is essentially "Die Hard" in the White House, with a similarly smart-ass loner (Gerard Butler) trapped in a massive building full of heavily armed terrorists, holding one very important man hostage (Aaron Eckhart, trading up from his district attorney position in "The Dark Knight" to President of the United States here). Unfortunately, "Olympus Has Fallen" fails to capture even a glimmer of the greatness of "Die Hard," instead coming across as a loud, crass, unpleasantly violent movie whose politics are muddier than its gauzy cinematography. (It should be noted, however, that it is markedly superior to the last actual "Die Hard" movie, the borderline unwatchable "A Good Day to Die Hard." Still.)

Watch: Storm The White House With 10 Clips From 'Olympus Has Fallen'

  • By India Ross
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  • March 13, 2013 11:23 AM
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FilmDistrict, the distributor behind upcoming shoot-‘em-up, “Olympus Has Fallen”, has generously released a ten-for-the price-of-one selection of teaser clips to tempt the patriotic moviegoer (stars and stripes feature heavily).

Watch: Trailer For Magician Heist Movie 'Now You See Me,' With Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson & Mark Ruffalo

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 16, 2012 7:41 PM
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Next summer is, as usual, going to be competitive; there's the usual mix of superhero sequels ("Iron Man 3," "The Wolverine"), animated sequels ("Monsters University,""Despicable Me 2"), R-rated comedy sequels ("The Hangover Part III") and just general sequels ("Star Trek Into Darkness," "Fast & Furious 6," "Kick-Ass 2"). As such, original fare is going to have a trickier time of it, but Summit is getting started early with their magician heist movie "Now You See Me," debuting a trailer in front of their golden goose "Twilight" this weekend.

'The Hangover Part Old': First Look At 'Last Vegas' With Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 5, 2012 10:08 AM
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Old people is the new black. With "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" becoming a sleeper smash, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger continuing to kick butt for the retirement set, and "Stand Up Guys" vying for some Oscars,  another movie is on the way with some old dudes trying some young people tricks.

Morgan Freeman & Clive Owen Are 'The Last Knights'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2012 11:23 AM
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Well, here's a pairing of actors in a genre movie that we weren't expecting at all. And not only that, it's going to start shooting very soon...

Morgan Freeman & Elizabeth Banks Lend Voices To 'Lego: The Piece Of Resistance'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 27, 2012 7:44 PM
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Ordinarily, the idea of turning Lego into a movie is something that would make our stomach churn and eyes roll back into the far recesses of our head, but there is something about the approach "21 Jump Street" helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller (along with Chris McKay) are bringing to the movie. The plot is pretty inventive, centering on Emmett, a regular everyday little Lego figure, who is mistaken as a MasterBuilder and suddenly becomes part of a group on a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing everything together. It's basically an excuse to run through a variety of Lego worlds, and a pretty good one at that, and with Chris Pratt taking the lead and Will Arnett stopping by as Batman (awesome), we now hear of two more voices pitching in.

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