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Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation - review

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation – review

I don’t know whether you know this or not, but Tom Cruise is the most awesome guy on the planet. Not having met Cruise personally, I know this only because that’s what the plots of all his movies are about. This plot comes in two variations. The first one is straight-forward: Tom Cruise is totally [...]

Edge of Tomorrow - Spotlight Podcast 5:22

Edge of Tomorrow – Spotlight Podcast 5:22

No one went to see it, but EDGE OF TOMORROW is one of the most clever and interesting science fiction films of the summer, outdistancing the more successful X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED and THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2. In Cinefantastique’s Spotlight Podcast Number 5, Volume 2, Lawrence French and Steve Biodrowski explore the virtues of [...]

Edge of Tomorrow review

Edge of Tomorrow review

It’s probably too late to rescue Tom Cruise’s latest film from box office oblivion, but I would like to go on record saying that the financial failure of EDGE OF TOMORROW represents the greatest inverse relationship between quality and ticket sales since TWILIGHT sent breathless teen girls storming into theatres.* Easily surpassing the summer’s successful [...]

Edge of Tomorrow - Radio Film Review

Edge of Tomorrow – Radio Film Review

Well, this is a ticklish situation. I went into EDGE OF TOMORROW a little nervous, knowing this much about it: that Tom Cruise played a soldier who, by some trick of the time-space continuum, was reliving over and over his death during a disastrous attack on an alien invasion force. Sounded intriguing, no question. But [...]

Here’s What’s Going On 07/17/2013: Tom Cruise Film to Get New Title

Here’s What’s Going On 07/17/2013: Tom Cruise Film to Get New Title

Tomorrow will get a whole lot edgier… MAMA director to get post-apocalyptic… Science fiction thriller EXTRACTED gets dreamy…

From the luxurious Cinefantastique Online studios in NYC, Dan Persons brings you up-to-date on what’s happening in the world of fantastic film & TV.

OBLIVION & THE LORDS OF SALEM: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 4:16

OBLIVION & THE LORDS OF SALEM: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 4:16

OBLIVION is a fun, state-of-the-art, big-studio science fiction adventurer, action-packed and, under the direction of Joseph Kosinski, quite beautiful. That, in its telling the tale of post-apocalyptic caretaker Tom Cruise discovering his alien-war-ravaged Earth suffered its wounds for reasons other than he was told (with Morgan Freeman doing for the Morpheus role what he previously [...]

Oblivion in theatres April 19

Oblivion in theatres April 19

Universal Pictures releases this science fiction film starring Tom Cruise. Joseph Kosinski (TRON: LEGACY) directed from a script co-written with Karl Gajdusek and Michael Arndt, based on the comic book by Kosinski and Arvid Nelson. Morgan Freeman co-stars, along with Zoe Bell, Olga Kurylenko, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Andrea Riseborough, and Melissa Leo. Cruise stars as a [...]

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (Capsules: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo/The Dark Knight Rises Prologue): CFQ Spotlight Podcast 2:50.1

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (Capsules: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo/The Dark Knight Rises Prologue): CFQ Spotlight Podcast 2:50.1

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. Or maybe it’s that it’s just plain fun. Stripping the IM force down to leader [...]

Super 8: CFQ Round Table Podcast 2:21.3

Super 8: CFQ Round Table Podcast 2:21.3

SUPER 8 – the highly anticipated science fiction thriller from writer-director J.J. Abrams and producer Steven Spielberg – explodes onto screens this week. Naturally, the Cinefantastique Round Table Podcast – the podcast of horror, fantasy, and science fiction films – is here to tell you whether or not to get your hopes up; CFQ regulard [...]

Disney Cuts Loose 'Horizons'

Disney Cuts Loose ‘Horizons’

Disney uncomfortable with sci-fi action project from TRON: LEGACY director, being shopped elsewhere.