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The Ethan Hunt For More of Your Money

Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Impossible Missions Forced
Official Site | Trailers & Mo

PG-13 | 148 min

Nothing is impossible in the Mission: Impossible series, and nothing is possibly left to say or do as #6 – Fallout – shows.  The movie is fine.  It’s fun… enough.  It’s like all the other movies, cept this one is in Paris, London and Kashmir (but no love for Led Zepp?)!  But this one has Henry Cavill!  And this movie uses Cavill better than the Superman movies do or the flick that was suppose to launch his own Mission: Impossible-like line – The Man From U.N.C.L.E.  I mean, look at how he takes off his jacket and pump his fists and whoop sum ass!!!

But aside from Cavill, the rest is literally bidness as usual.  Tom Cruise climbs stuff and makes things happen. And yet people continue to question whether he can make things happen, and then Ving Rhames assures whoever is questioning such a thing that ‘same ole Ethan’s got it covered.  Where’s the fun in that?  Same fun as it ever was?

I dunno.  Maybe for #6, ditch Ving and ‘funny’ Simon Pegg, somehow clone Cavill, and make the next mission all about watching Rebecca Ferguson shower for 148 minutes???  Make it POSSIBLE!!!

VerdictgoJeepers Worth A Peepers, I guess???

Mission is made Possible currently at a theater near jews and white nationalists 

and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…

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Hughes or Lose

when life hands you a day in Chicago with nothing to do, and a super ill Rabbi with a car (and a lot of salami) offering to take you and yer lovely wife anywhere, you go movie location sightseeing, right????

I mean, Chicago and its burbs are home to many a John Hughes movies, and if you don’t want to revisit the places where John Hughes movies were shot, you probably should be shot, right???

well, this is the John Hughes driving tour I quickly cobbled together (which MUCH help from this site)…

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Cameron’s House

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cameron house2

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cameron house

370 Beech St Highland Park, Illinois 60035

Ferris’ High School

ferris high school steps

ferris high school pick up

ferris hs parking lot

ferris hs parkinglot today

Glenbrook North High School 2300 Shermer Road, Northbrook, Illinois 60062

The ‘Save Ferris’ Water Tower

save ferris tower

save ferris tower today

behind the Cedarbrook Public Library – 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, Illinois 60062

The Breakfast Club

Shermer High School

shermer high

breakfast club hs

formerly Maine North High – 9511 Harrison Street, Des Plaines, Illinois 60016

Uncle Buck

Buck Russell’s Brother’s House

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2602 Lincoln Street, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Home Alone

The McCallister Home

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home alone house

671 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, Illinois 60093

and while the following was not a John Hughes movie, it was around the corner from Cameron’s house!!!

Risky Business

Joel Goodson’s House

risky b house

risky business house

1258 Linden Ave, Highland Park, Illinois 60035

crap, in the process of recapping, forgot to visit the Sixteen Candles locations

some more Hughes location pics were also taken from here

 

 

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Belfast, Belfurious

Shadow Dancer
In The Name of The Undercover Mother
Official Website | Trailers & Mo 
R | 101 min

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Collette ()’s got a tough life that’s about to get tougher.  Born of an Irish Republican Army friendly family (which tends to happen when yer lil brother gets mistakenly gun downed by British soldiers), Collette is tasked with blowing up a London Underground station, but the plot fails, she’s caught, and then caught with a tough decision to make – be a single mother headed to jail for 25 years or be an agent MI5 and spy on her own family and friends.  What to do, what to do?????

 takes a break from making UMcredible docs/two of my favorite films of the past decade (Man On Wire & Project Nim) to make a serviceable little film about The Troubles during in the 90s (Marsh is SO dang good about evoking specific times and places – see also his Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980).  And just when you thought that they ran out of movie ideas about the IRA, here comes something new that isn’t exactly like all the others flicks that proceeded it. I appreciated that Shadow Dancer focused more on the characters than the movement itself, and the quiet performance by Riseborough shines through because of it. She’s paired with MI5 agent Mac (), who goes above and beyond his duty to protect her, when his agency (headed by ) may not be as keen to do so  

Can Collette trust Mac?  Can Mac trust Collette?  Can Collette’s IRA brethren trust her?  Can you trust that there’ll be a happy ending?  Of course not, it’s a tale about Northern Ireland, where happy is about as commonplace as sun is in the forecast

Shadow on you tiny dancer!

Verdictgo: Jeepers Worth A Peepers

Shadow casts its spell in NY & LA & On-Demand tomorrow and elsewhere elsewhen

Oblivion
Lost At Earth
Official Website | Trailers & Mo 
PG-13 | 124 min

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It’s the future, and it’s bad, cause Earth is barren, and the only people left on it are  and  (hello again Ms Thang!).  Their job is to make sure that all the robot probes are in working order, before they call it quits and head back to the mothership hovering above in space, where ‘s annoying voice barks southern-fried orders at em, sugar.  But things get complicated when a spaceship crashes and one of the survivors () gives Tom Cruise a wicked case of Déjà vu, and a boner.  The truth is ultimately revealed (with help of wise-ole/check cashing ), and it feels like 1238381288 other bad future movie reveals that you’ve already seen before  

Director  is so good at making the future look cool as sh!t, but not so cool when he tries to pair it with a lukewarm script.  Same thing befell his Tron: Legacy, but it’s OK, cause sometimes a bad future looking mighty good is good enuff, and oblivionus to the rest!

Verdictgo: low end Jeepers Worth A Peepers

Oblivion is future-present in a theater near jews

 

and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…

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Reprise Wide Shut

Don’t You Want To Go Where The Rainbow Ends?

That, may, very, well, be, the, most, inviting, invitation, in, the, HISTORY, of, movies, EVER!,!,!,!,!  I would give up eating Popeyes & See’s Candies for life to trade places with Tom Cruise in this teeny tiny lil crazy/sexy/cool crazy/beautiful scene/gif.  If only life could be A-B repeated like this gif with super hot women that totally want to bang you in a Stanley Kubrick movie with awesome lights illuminating hotness in the foreground and things and stuff in the background!!!!!

If you’ve seen the movie, you know Tom Cruise doesn’t end up going where the rainbow ends cause he has to go upstairs and help revive Sydney Pollack’s ODed hooker whore prostitute lady friend.  we all make mistakes in life, but in movies, Tom Cruise should totally be going to where the rainbow ends AND THEN help tackle Sydney Pollack’s hooker whore prostitute issues, AND THEN return to where the rainbow ends, AND THEN make sure it NEVER ENDS!!!

and then?

oh, and btw, this is probably the first gif I ever fell in love with, circa 1999

and never 9get

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