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 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)