On June 12, the Friars Club and Friars Foundation honored Tom Cruise with the Entertainment Icon Award, which until now had only been given to three recipients: Douglas Fairbanks, Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra.
Is Rock of Ages timeless or just tired? Maybe both.
Here are 18 pre-couch reasons why Tom Cruise is the best actor of the last 30 years. Please be open-minded as you read ahead. Don't be afraid to admit some things about yourself as this list opens your eyes to the big, bright light you've been drawn toward since you were in grade school.
Madonna's career will surely inspire countless documentaries and studies in the future. But the Truth Or Dare film -- which might have been a concert throwaway -- is in fact a pretty enduring look at media manipulation and how she exploited the spotlight.
It does not seem quite possible that Jack Nicholson could be turning 75 today. He seems ageless, particularly when you revisit his best films. And that's just what we should all do to mark the occasion.
"I ADMIT--I WAS kind of offended when I saw that I'd been left out of Frank Langella's new book 'Dropped Names.' But then I realized everybody in it w...
As the latest Mission Impossible film, a surprise mega-hit, prepares to ease its way out of North American theaters and the newest James Bond continues in production, it's a good reminder of the vitality of the spy film genre in this 50th anniversary year of the Bond film franchise.
Forget the Oscar race. Does it really matter if it's Leo or Brad or George or that silent, black-and-white Frenchman? All have already been comprehensively trounced by the return of the people's champion.
I realize 'tis the season for everyone and their brother to release their "best of" lists so I'm throwing in a twist... here are my top 20 moments in film this year followed by my top 11 favorites.
What says Christmas Spirit more than nuclear holocaust, life-or-death chases in an automated car park, and scaling the world's tallest building? Maybe that's why Paramount scheduled the release of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol for this most festive of seasons.
Exotic locations, fast cars, beautiful women, and crazy gadgets are the excitements in today's cinematic thrillers -- whether they be spy-oriented, crime adventure, or a suspense mystery.
MI: Ghost Protocol is fun in the right places, funny in the right places, and the skillful dispatching of returned and recruited personnel, onscreen and off, points the way to several more entries in this series before it ever need worry about self-destructing.
Noted quibbles aside, Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol is a splendidly exciting piece of mainstream entertainment. It is a dazzling action picture that genuinely impresses.
Where the other Mission: Impossible films were calculated to appeal to the kid in adults, this film seems aimed right at kids, period.
Tom Cruise recently announced that his next starring vehicle will be an adaptation of a graphic novel, All You Need Is Kill, which is itself a playful take on the Beatles classic, "All You Need Is Love." But that's not the only Beatles song that Hollywood plans to adapt into a big budget action or horror thriller...
The NC-17 will continue to be a 'scarlet letter' until a major studio is willing to risk releasing a major genre film with that adults-only rating and basically dare chains like AMC, Regal, and Cinemark not to carry it.