Tron: Legacy creator Joseph Kosinski applies his visual brand to a Tom Cruise product with mixed results.
04 Aug 2013
Tom Cruise proves his mettle -- if not his height -- in Jack Reacher, a thoroughly-engaging adaptation from director Christopher McQuarrie.
29 May 2013
Ray-Ban wearing Jack is the ultimate Tom Cruise hero. You can't quite tell whether this is a joke or a fantasy or yet another sig of the movie's utter lack of imagination.
19 Apr 2013
Top Gun remains one of the most vibrantly shot and outrageously sexual Hollywood blockbusters ever released.
06 Mar 2013
Lawrence Wright’s devastating, impeccably researched history of Scientology’s “Prison of Belief” vividly illustrates the ability of this “Church” to successfully prey upon nearly every dark strain in the modern American psyche, from celebrity-worship to ego-mania and the lust for power and money.
19 Feb 2013
Dear Tom Cruise: We know you are hurting from the failure of Rock of Ages. However, if you learn the lessons from the best rock-themed movies, you can still make a rock film for the ages.
24 Jul 2012
From the high-flying prologue with Agent Hanaway (Josh Hollaway) to the final showdown in Mumbai, this story moves at a breakneck speed.
16 Apr 2012
Is Disney's decision to let go of its subsidiary Marvel's entire West Coast marketing team a sound one? The question is certainly nowhere near as interesting as what this decision signals about the entertainment industry as a whole.
24 Aug 2011
On this final day of PopMatters' 1999 overview, awards season hype gives way to pure acting prowess and definitive directorial flair.
26 Mar 2009
In Part Two of our look at the most memorable films of 1999, we experience music, foul-mouthed mayhem, and a late, great auteur's final cinematic statement.
23 Mar 2009
Holes and all, it's a hard book to put down, especially with wild tales of Scientology spilling forth page after page.
05 Feb 2008
Based on a story published by Philip K. Dick in 1956, 'Minority Report' is science-fiction of the sort that Dick preferred to write -- set in the future, but all wrapped up in concerns that are immediately relevant to the present moment (that the same concerns were relevant back in 1956 is not a little unnerving, as will become clear).
19 Jun 2002
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