War of the Worlds (2005)

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In Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds, Tom Cruise runs for his life. Of course he does. That's what Tom Cruise was born to do. Somewhere, somebody's adding the latest scenes of Cruise pounding the pavement to an already impressive career-spanning montage. It seems that he's run from every imaginable threat except Jurassic Park dinosaurs. But has he ever had a better reason to run than he does here? Spielberg’s vision of H.G. Wells’ otherworldly invaders is so terrifying, it made me want to fle … [Read more...]

Web debris: Cruise, "Sin City," Leary and Loy on Eastwood and "Closer"

So, here are a few pieces I stumbled across today...A mind-boggling update on director Todd Haynes' spectacularly weird concept for a movie about Bob Dylan. I cannot wait to see this. Haynes said he wanted to capture the many aspects of Dylan's character, and his solution was a "multiple refracted biopic" in which Dylan would be played, among others, by an 11-year-old black boy and a young white woman. I'm Not There: Suppositions on a Film Concerning Dylan, now going ahead via Paramount, … [Read more...]


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