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Notes on Streaming: THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX, When Netflix Goes Nutty

Netflix's deal to purchase worldwide streaming rights to the next Cloverfield from Paramount Pictures -- which would mean the film would not have a theatrical release, as planned -- has been brewing at least since last month's Sundance Film Festival,...

Opening: SELMA Packs A Graceful, Powerful Punch

Ava DuVernay's Selma packs a powerful punch, yet its impact is delivered with such finesse and grace that it might seem at first less impressive than it really is, its effects felt much later after you walk away from the...

Review: A MOST VIOLENT YEAR Slow-Burns With Quality

Lurking modestly in the fringes of film awards season, we have this: an accomplished, dignified, slow-burn of a film. A Most Violent Year is a crime film, a crumbling family drama, an unexpected character study, and an art house pot-boiler....

Opening: Tom Cruise as JACK REACHER, Antihero

Tom Cruise has played larger-than-life characters before, but can he effectively portray a fictional character described as six foot, five inches tall, a monster of a man with a 50-inch chest? More importantly, can he convey the inner life of...

Review: JACK REACHER Punches Its Way Across Genres

Tom Cruise takes on the role of the antihero Jack Reacher whole-heartedly in this film based on the popular series of the same name by Lee Child. The plot, taken from the first ninth * novel of the series, One...

Tom Cruise Quips More, Still Kicks Ass in JACK REACHER TV Spots

The first trailer for Christopher McQuarrie's Jack Reacher presented Tom Cruise as a laconic tough guy, but two new TV spots show he's as handy with his smart-ass quips as he is with his hands, fists, and feet. Cruise plays...

Tom Cruise, Tough Guy, in JACK REACHER Trailer

He may be far from the character envisioned by author Lee Child, but audiences won't care if Tom Cruise can deliver the goods as Jack Reacher, a former military police officer who now walks the land like Caine in Kung...