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‘Minority Report’ Takes Tom To ‘Oblivion’

…. With Oblivion a long way off (pun intended), we thought a visual stroll through Minority Report, with some key editorial help from Roger Ebert’s original review, would help assuage the anxious wait in front of us all. John Anderton clings to pre-cog Agatha, a precognition human who can see acts of violence before they happen. Ebert was a big fan of the movie, taking special note of a number of “stunning sequences” that stay wi…

June 29, 2012

HALLOWEEN FAN POLL RESULTS: Your Favorite Villain In A Tom Cruise Movie

…for” really is as his dream quickly turns into a nightmare. Not only is the Firm mob connected, but ‘Mitch’ also discovers that anytime an associate has tried to leave the Firm, he ends up murdered! Based on the best-selling John Grisham novel, directed by Sydney Pollack and featuring an all-star cast with Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Hal Holbrook, Wilford Brimley, Gary Busey and David Strathairn, it is…

October 20, 2011

Mission Impossible II Makes List of Top 10 John Woo Movies!

In anticipation of the upcoming Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, fans and bloggers point their attention to the earlier films in the series and the collaborators Tom Cruise worked with in making them. As such, the writers from Japan Cinema noticed the work of action auteur John Woo on Mission Impossible II, naming it to the upper tier in a list of the director’s top 10 films! The writers at Japan Cinema recognized the same breath-takin…

January 21, 2011

Mission Impossible 2 Director John Woo Honored at Venice Film Festival!

Movie maestro John Woo, Tom Cruise’s director in Mission Impossible 2, was recently honored by the Venice Film Festival! The legendary director was awarded the prestigious Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement from the vaunted assembly of film arbiters for his oeuvre of highly stylized and action-filled films that have changed the language of cinema. Among the highest honors awarded by any festival, this honor puts Woo among a list of true…

September 15, 2010

Tom Cruise Photo: John Woo

Tomcruise.com added new, exclusive black-and-white photos to the mix that show Tom with filmmakers he’s worked with in the past. One of those pictures is of director John Woo, the man behind the box office hit ‘Mission: Impossible II.’ John Woo grew up in Hong Kong, starting out his film career for Shaw Brothers Studios as an assistant director. In 1973, he directed his first feature film, developing highly stylized action sequ…

August 24, 2009

Minority Report Technology: Facial Recognition Used to Target Billboard Ads

‘Chief John Anderton’ (Tom Cruise) runs through a mall, his path punctuated by ads of his favorite products calling out to him as he tries to escape. Now, imagine yourself standing at a crosswalk, waiting for the light to change, when you notice a nearby billboard displays an ad for a running shoe, followed by a beer promo and then a sports channel commercial. If it seems like the billboard knows a man in his late 20s to mid-40s is standing near…

September 22, 2011

Summer Sci-Fi Movies: Minority Report or District 9?

…tes institutionalized racism against aliens in Johannesburg, South Africa. However, there are definitely a few similarities worth pointing out: Company Man on the Run: In ‘Minority Report,’ Pre-crime police chief John Anderton (Cruise) goes on the lam after he and his team discover he is pegged as a future murder suspect. After an accident that leads to an alien transformation, Wikus van der Merwe from ‘District 9′ is hun…

September 23, 2009

Top 10 Tom Cruise Movie Action Scenes – Watch The Video Clips!

…os & Movie Scenes at MOVIECLIPS.com Ethan Hunt hits the list again with this memorable high-speed chase from the second installment in the spy series, Mission Impossible II, under the direction of Hong Kong action master, John Woo. Speeding along on the back of the iron horse is no trouble for Tom in this scene, even when he decides to casually step off for a moment whilst dodging a hail of lead. In pursuit of the super villain Ambrose (Dougr…

December 9, 2010

From An Alien Invasion to Cold-Blooded Killer: New Tom Cruise Blu-ray Collection Features Five Film Favorites

…us Features: The theatrical trailer.   Minority Report’ (2002) – Directed by Steven Spielberg, the futuristic thriller is based on the 1958 short story by Philip K. Dick. A leader of the crime prevention bureau, ‘Chief John Anderton’ (Tom Cruise), hunts down and arrests potentially murderous citizens before their forecasted fate has a chance to become a reality. However, the hunter becomes the hunted when the “precogs” psychics who predict…

November 8, 2011

Did ‘Minority Report’ Predict The XBox and iPad?

Tom Cruise as ‘John Anderton’ in ‘Minority Report’ This great, in-depth and insightful article from John Perich at Overthinkingit.com goes deep into explaining and understanding the degree of the development influence Steven Spielberg’s ‘Minority Report’ had on the iPad/Tablet , Xbox/Kinect “swipe”/gestural interface that is so common in all of our lives now. What were some of your favorite…

May 23, 2013