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11:00 AM on 03.23.2015

First official trailer for Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation

First things first. Christopher McQuarrie's Mission: Impossible 5, featuring the incredibly awesome and incredibly real high flying plane stunt, is now officially titled Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation. Secondly, this trail...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 01.28.2015

Mission Impossible 5 gets a new release date, whether we chose to accept it or not

In an effort to dodge the hefty competition brought by the new James Bond film and Disney with their new indie endeavor Star Wars in December, Paramount has brought Mission: Impossible up an astounding five months from t...

Sean Walsh

Megan's Top 15 Movies of 2014 photo
Megan's Top 15 Movies of 2014
by Megan Porch

2014 was a pretty great year for movies, so coming up with a year end list was pretty tough for me. Originally I thought I'd just do top 5, and then top 10... but no. It had to be top 15 because I saw so many awesome films last year, and it just wouldn't be fair to ignore the movies in the 11 through 15 slots. 

So let's get the ball rolling...


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Nick's Top 15 Movies of 2014 photo
Nick's Top 15 Movies of 2014
by Nick Valdez

It was the best of films, it was the blurst of films. Hey everyone I'm Nick Valdez, News Editor here for Flixist and you've probably seen my name on a good chunk of the stuff written here. If not, then I'll tell you a bit about myself. I like movies, songs about butts, and pink frosted donuts. I'm going to get a tattoo of a mix of all three of those things someday. 

Oh but you're here for this list. I've reviewed 51 films this year, and that's way more than I've ever done for the site before. That also means I've been way more involved in 2014 films than in past years so this list has been particularly tough. So, I guess let's get to it then. 

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4:00 PM on 06.18.2014

Check out this cool Edge of Tomorrow concept art

I haven't seen Edge of Tomorrow for myself (maybe I'll see it tomorrow), but I've read the book and the adaptation sounds great according to Matt's recent review. If this concept art done by Kevin Jenkins is anything to go by...

Nick Valdez

8:00 AM on 03.26.2014

Second trailer for Edge of Tomorrow, starring Tom Cruise

With all of the reboots and sequels abound, Edge of Tomorrow looks refreshingly unique. Based on Kiroshi Sakurazaka's manga All You Need is Kill, Tom Cruise plays a soldier who repeats the same day every time he's killed in ...

Nick Valdez

First trailer for Edge of Tomorrow, starring Tom Cruise photo
First trailer for Edge of Tomorrow, starring Tom Cruise
by Nick Valdez

In this first trailer for Edge of Tomorrow (stupidly changed from its original title, All You Need Is Kill) starring Tom Cruise as he runs toward and/or away from things, the human race is constantly put down by a superior alien army. As Lt. Col. Bill Cage (That's his name? Really? Amazing.) dies, he's quickly thrown into a time loop that makes him relive the battle over and over. 

Cage (Cruise) and Rita (Emily Blunt) then constantly fight the aliens as they're forced to relive the same battle over and over again. So it's basically Groundhog Day if Bill Murray decided to wear a super heavy buffed up version of the suit from Starship Troopers. Since the film is an adaptation of a manga/novel by Kiroshi Sakurazaka, I'm sure there's more to this than what we're given here. If not, at least this looks like a neat entry of the Tom Cruise Runs From Things series. Edge of Tomorrow runs away from explosions June 6th next year. 

[images via USA Today]

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10:00 AM on 11.20.2013

Simon Pegg is back for Mission Impossible 5

We've got a director, a writer, and a date for Mission: Impossible 5, so it's about time we start in on the cast. Of course Tom Cruise is back, and Jeremy Renner has also been tapped to reprise his role as Jeremy Renner's Cha...

Mike Cosimano

1:00 PM on 11.15.2013

Mission: Impossible 5 gets 2015 release date

I don't know how many more times I can complain about how bloated of a year 2015 is going to be. You've got a new Avengers, Jurassic World, Batman vs. Superman, a new Terminator, Ant-Man, a new Fantastic Four, a film based on...

Nick Valdez

Review: Oblivion photo
Review: Oblivion
by Nathan Hardisty

A hard-boiled science-fiction in this day and age is somewhat hard to come by. We've had the cerebral Inception, among others, but nothing truly pure sci-fi for some time. Oblivion then is, at the very least, a promise of a science-fiction adventure with a big budget. Heck it even has the director of Tron: Legacy backing it up, so it already has some science-fiction credibility. I'm a sci-fi geek myself so the prospect of having a film like this alone is pretty interesting.

It's a shame then that Oblivion fails to capitalize on what makes science-fiction truly special. For most of its run it either dulls or meanders around big ideas while waiting until its next twist unfolds. Oblivion has a lot of problems and, though it may be fun in parts, it is a very flawed effort with a brilliant aesthetic, much like Tron: Legacy.

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10:00 AM on 03.26.2013

New Oblivion TV spots have the moon getting blowed up

There's something about mayhem perpetrated against the moon that I find kind of absurdly funny, whether it's threats to blow it up or Chairface Chippendale trying to write his name on it. In this new TV spot for Oblivion, a ...

Hubert Vigilla

7:00 PM on 03.14.2013

Trailer: Oblivion

Update: So yeah, this seems almost identical to the first trailer. If you can spot a difference, please feel free to share down in the comments. Though this is technically the second trailer for Oblivion, it's ...

Thor Latham

6:00 PM on 03.05.2013

Oblivion IMAX early release cancelled

Universal Pictures really loves their movies to be released on IMAX. The month of April was rather busy for them with their release of Jurassic Park 3D in IMAX 3D for one week starting April 5th. Then Oblivion starring Tom Cr...

Logan Otremba

6:00 PM on 03.01.2013

Trailer: Oblivion

This week in Tom Cruise Runs From Things, we have the new trailer for Oblivion. And if you had even the slightest bit of interest in the film, I suggest you don't watch the trailer as it finds it fit to tell the entire film'...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 02.13.2013

Trailer: Oblivion

Oblivion has gone from quite the mystery in its first trailer to quite the intriguing film in this one (HD here). We learn a lot more about the film's plot and the "enemy" that Tom Cruise will be fighting in this d...

Matthew Razak

Review: Jack Reacher photo
Review: Jack Reacher
by Matthew Razak

There was a time not so long ago when we were all OK with our action movies being stupid. A time before the likes of The Dark Knight or Skyfall or even the deceptively smart Avengers. A time when all an action movie needed was a big, charismatic name actor on the screen, some solid action sequences and just enough competent writing to get you from one action sequence to another. 

Those were simpler times, and while I'm not sure we should look back at them and wish action cinema would revert to its old ways, it's nice to actually not have to think every once in a while. Jack Reacher is the kind of film where thinking doesn't pay off at all. Thinking will get you nowhere with this movie, but not thinking pays off in spades.

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10:00 AM on 12.10.2012

Trailer: Oblivion

Even though Tom Cruise is busy taking five guys at the same time, we now have a trailer for his next film, Oblivion. Directed by Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy), Oblivion looks like a strange mash-up of Wall-E and The Om...

Hubert Vigilla

2:00 PM on 12.06.2012

Tom Cruise takes 5 guys at the same time in Jack Reacher

Jack Reacher starring Tom Cruise is just around the corner, and there's a new clip out to show just how lethal he is. Watch has he takes on five guys at the same time without breaking a sweat. Even though Jack Reacher doesn'...

Hubert Vigilla

11:00 AM on 12.05.2012

International Trailer: Jack Reacher

While the narration in this new trailer for Jack Reacher is in Japanese, you can tell from the English parts that the movie has a plot. Which is definitely more than I could say for the first one which deemed it appropriate ...

Nick Valdez

7:00 PM on 12.03.2012

New clip from Jack Reacher is about Jack Reacher

While not particularly exciting, this new clip from Jack Reacher makes up for it with some very pertinent information, such as exactly who Jack Reacher is, which is to say, he's like most of Tom Cruise's characters, a b...

Thor Latham

NYC: Spend an evening with Tom Cruise - 12/17 photo
NYC: Spend an evening with Tom Cruise - 12/17
by Hubert Vigilla

Tom Cruise will be at the Rose Theater on Monday, December 17th for a conversation about his work and a special early screening of Jack Reacher. This conversation will be moderated by Kent Jones, New York Film Festival Director of Programming. Tickets go on sale Monday, December 10th and are $35 for balcony seats and $50 for orchestra and mezzanine seats.

In addition, An Evening with Tom Cruise will kick off a seven-film Tom Cruise retrospective at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. All the Right Moves: The Films of Tom Cruise will run from December 18th to December 20th and will feature the films Born on the Fourth of July, Jerry Maguire, The Last Samurai, Mission: Impossible, Rain Man, Risky Business, and Top Gun. (Oddly, no All the Right Moves.)

For more information on An Evening with Tom Cruise and the retrospective screenings, visit filmlinc.com.

After the cut is the full press release.

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11:00 AM on 11.19.2012

Two new TV spots for Jack Reacher

Two TV spots have shown up for Jack Reacher, which casts 5'7", dark-haired, green-eyed Tom Cruise as Lee Child's 6'5" Aryan superman. The one above gives a nice brief look at evil Werner Herzog, no doubt playing a cousin of ...

Hubert Vigilla