Tom Cruise


May 24, 2013

Oblivion Grade: C+ Director: Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy) Screenplay: Karl Gajdusek (Trespass), Michael DeBruyn, from Joseph Kosinski graphic novel. Cast: Tom Cruise (Jack Reacher), Olga Kuryenko (To the Wonder) Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 124 min. by John DeSando “I can't shake the feeling, that earth, inspite of all that's happened, earth is still my home.” Jack Harper Ordinarily, I am loathe to like romance in science fiction as it seems pedestrian when set off against the shenanigans of man in the universe.

Jack Reacher

Dec 26, 2012

Cruise controls.

Jack Reacher
Grade: A-
Director: Christopher McQuarrie (The Tourist)
Screenplay: McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects), from Lee Child book
Cast: Tom Cruise (Mission Impossible), Rosamund Pike (Wrath of the Titans)
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 130 min.
by John DeSando

“There's this guy. He's a kind of cop, at least he used to be. He doesn't care about proof, he doesn't care about the law, he only cares about what's right. He knows what I did. You can't protect me. No one can.” James Barr (Joseph Sikora)

Johnny favors Tom Cruise's Jack Reacher but doesn't look forward to several other films.