American Made

A pilot is recruited by the CIA for various covert jobs at the same time he becomes a drug runner for a noted Cartel in Doug Liman’s American Made. Tom Cruise takes the lead as Barry Seal; a pilot with talents that are very much wasted working on a commercial airline. This changes when he…

The Mummy

Universal try to launch their own Marvel style Cinematic Universe using their classic monsters starting with Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy. By my count this is the third time Universal have tried to create a modern connected universe using their monsters with the first effort I, Frankenstein being a critical and commercial failure followed by a…

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Jack Reacher returns in Edward Zwick’s Jack Reacher: Never Go Back and finds himself on the run from the law with a framed Major. I enjoyed the first Jack Reacher film more than I thought I would. It was well paced, had some memorable moments and was reasonably clever in its own way. I know…

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Christopher McQuarrie becomes the latest director to helm the Mission: Impossible franchise with the 5th installment Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation. Usually when a franchise reaches a 5th outing it has long since run out of steam and is waiting to disappear entirely. This is definitely not the case with Mission: Impossible as it is showing no signs of slowing…