Cruise Control: The Loopy Terror Of Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol

Tom Cruise is not like us. This was always pretty evident, but as recently detailed in this great Amy Nicholson L.A. Weekly story, it became inescapable fact around 2005, when he jumped on Oprah Winfrey's couch. That story is full of convincing evidence that the whole couch episode didn't happen the way you remember… » 7/10/14 12:14pm 7/10/14 12:14pm

Groundhog Day Goes Sci-Fi: Edge Of Tomorrow, Reviewed.

1. Edge of Tomorrow is such a terrific idea for a movie that everyone involved seems to be in high spirits, like they all have a little pep in their step knowing they're making a good movie. There's so much junk out there that you can tell when the filmmakers know they've hooked a big one; there's a seriousness of… » 6/03/14 1:36pm 6/03/14 1:36pm

Grierson & Leitch's Year In Review: The Best Forgotten Performances

Yes, many people are already writing their Top 10 movie lists for 2012. We're saving ours for the last week of the year, but while we wait for this full, rich, and weird movie year to end, we're going to start looking back at certain highlights. Today, it's our favorite performances that won't be rewarded come Oscar… » 11/27/12 5:04pm 11/27/12 5:04pm

Tom Cruise Vs. Werner Herzog And Adventures In Perilous White People…

The summer movie world is in a bit of a lull right now: Spider-Man showed up in time for July 4, Savages sneaked in just under the "Blake Lively Being Double Teamed-Themed Festivus Day" holiday wire and now everyone's slowing their roll for a couple of weeks until The Dark Knight Rises opens. Which means it's time to… » 7/06/12 4:30pm 7/06/12 4:30pm

So, Who Embarrasses Himself The Most In Rock of Ages?

The central appeal—or anti-appeal—of any Hollywood adaptation of a musical is not about the music or the choreography or the set pieces; it's about watching actors who don't usually sing, sing. One of the most fun aspects of Chicago was learning how charming and deft Richard Gere was; it was equally enlightening to… » 6/13/12 6:25pm 6/13/12 6:25pm

Farewell And Adieu To You Fair Spanish Ladies

Just in case David Beckham has any ideas about sticking around in Europe, Tom Cruise and wife Katie Holmes were on hand to make sure that he gets on that plane for LA. Sunday's farewell game was a magical moment for Beckham's rooting section (that's Victoria toting Imp Spice next to the Cruises), as the Galaxy-bound… » 6/18/07 12:45pm 6/18/07 12:45pm

Tom Cruise Has His Hooks Into The Beckhams

Poor David Beckham. He had his heart set on attending the Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes wedding until the evil bastards that run Real Madrid told him to get his ass back to the team. He's dealing with a knee injury and thought he'd go enjoy the nuptials, but his coach wasn't going for it. He ordered him back to the team,… » 11/19/06 6:10pm 11/19/06 6:10pm