Cruise Tries His Best to Save ‘American Made’

Tom Cruise did some damage to his reputation this past summer with “The Mummy” so at least this earned him back a little bit of street cred… “American Made” is the based-on-a-true-story tale of Barry Seal, a commercial airlines pilot who began smuggling guns for the CIA and cocaine for the Medellín Cartel in the… Continue reading Cruise Tries His Best to Save ‘American Made’

Box Office · Opinion

What a Movie Should Cost: A Look at Box Office Bombs

With “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” becoming the latest big-budget bomb at the box office this weekend, opening to $17 million against its $209 million budget, it got me thinking. How much is too much for a film to cost? What films should get the six digit budgets and moreover what goes… Continue reading What a Movie Should Cost: A Look at Box Office Bombs


‘The Mummy’ Should Have Stayed Buried

I don’t think an intended cinematic universe has ever started off with this big of a thud. “The Mummy” is a reboot of Universal’s titular franchise and the first intended installment of their “Dark Universe,” a collection of their most famous monsters from Frankenstein to the Wolfman. Here, Tom Cruise stars as a treasure hunter… Continue reading ‘The Mummy’ Should Have Stayed Buried