The Mummy – the first entry in what Universal Pictures is calling Dark Universe – gives the new universe a pretty shaky start.
Despite Alex Kurtzman showing some skill at juggling character and plot arcs, and keeping things moving forward at a good pace, he can’t overcome the clunky script (six writers involved at story and script levels), lack of genuinely witty banter and a horrendous misuse of Tom Cruise.
Tom Cruise’s other franchise is about to be released on home video.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back finds Reacher teaming up with Major Susan Turner, the commanding officer of his old unit, to find out who’s framing her for the murder of two of their own.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back will available in 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combao Pack on January 31, 2017 – following its debut on Digital HD two weeks earlier. Read on for details including bonus material.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back – based on the novel by Lee Child – is both a typical and atypical Tom Cruise action movie. It has a decent plot; plenty of action, chases (on foot and by car), clever solutions to difficult problems, and a lead female role that is an equal protagonist – and another one that could almost be a kid Reacher.
Directed by Edward Zwick (Glory, The Last Samurai), Never Go Back is plain, (kinda) old-fashioned action movie fun.
Every time I see a trailer or TV spot for the new Jack Reacher film, Never Go Back, I’m reminded of Dustin Hoffman’s out of work actor in Tootsie, who – after not getting a role because he’s too short, responds, ‘I can act tall!’
Despite looking nothing like the descriptions of Reacher in the books, the more I see of Cruise in the role, the more I’m buying him in the role.
In Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Reacher is contacted by the woman who has his old job commanding MPs. When he visits DC to see her, he’s told she’s under arrest for treason. Reacher, of course, doubts that – finds it highly problematic, in fact.
A new 60-second TV spot dropped today – with some cool new footage. Check it out after the break. Jack Reacher: Never go back will premiere on October 21st.
With the Top Gun 30th Anniversary Limited Edition Blu-ray Combo Steelbook, you can celebrate the Need for Speed in both Blu-ray and DVD formats.
Top Gun cemented Tom Cruise as a superstar box office draw and remains one of the most testosterone-fueled films ever made.
The Combo Steelbook edition will include a number of bonus features on both its Blu-ray and DVD components – including an audio commentary track (by producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Tony Scott, co-screenwriter Jack Epps, Jr. and naval experts). Exclusive to the Blu-ray will be the featurette Danger Zone: The Making of Top Gun.
The Top Gun 30th Anniversary Limited Edition Blu-ray Combo Steelbook will be released on May 3rd. Follow the jump for the complete list of bonus material.
The fifth entry in Paramount Pictures’ long-running series, Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation is coming to DVD and Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack on December 15th – Digital will be available four weeks earlier, on November 17th.
Blu-Ray Special Features include: Commentary with Tom Cruise and writer/director Christopher McQuarrie and seven featurettes. Follow the jump for more.