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Last month, Tom Cruise was able to watch the box office feed, give himself a little shoulder punch and rest assured he's totally still got it as his journey into "Oblivion" owned its opening weekend and renewed his tenure as Tinsel Town's "Top Gun."
He's been the driver on a buncha hit one-shot action flicks like this over the years, but he's somehow stayed a one-franchise man with "Mission: Impossible." And since the marrow's not completely sucked outta that bone just yet, it's time for round five.
She's precious, she's tough, she's cool and she's so worth of a Hot People Looking Hot gallery.
We're talking about Paula Patton, the lady who went toe-to-toe with Tom Cruise in "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" and is about to plunge into some existential malaise with the likes of Alexander Skarsgard and Jason Bateman in "Disconnect." And, yeah, she makes it all look like a mission totally possible.
See for yourself with our collection of pics of Paula in movies, magazines and on the red carpet.
Sequels are awesome, plain and simple. Returning to familiar characters and worlds we love is like covering yourself with a warm blanket, although when a sequel is bad it can be like a blanket covered in potato bugs and lice. Studios love sequels because seven times out of ten they open huge, no matter how good they are. Get More »
As a director, Brad Bird has a perfect record. His four films -- "The Iron Giant," "The Incredibles," "Ratatouille" and "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" -- are all critically acclaimed box-office successes. He's considered one of the greatest animators alive and has two Academy Awards (for Best Animated Feature) to prove it.
It's no surprise that J.J. Abrams and Tom Cruise approached him to consider the fourth "Mission: Impossible" installment as his live-action directorial debut. Bird was ready to transition to a film that didn't involve talking animals or years to complete, and against a canvas of international espionage he took his eye for dazzling visuals to the next level -- as when Cruise unforgettably climbs the tallest building in the world.
While promoting the DVD and Blu-ray release of "Ghost Protocol" at the International Spy Museum, Bird spoke to NextMovie about what a dream it was to work on a film whose star is equal parts cheerleader, producer and stuntman. Get More »
Is there anything sexier than a spy? We shouldn't dig a person who lies for a living as much as we do, but we just can't help it. It's the specialized skills, the crisp wardrobes, the high IQs and the ability to blend in, adapt and fight at a moment's notice. Oh, and there's the whole master/mistress of seduction thing. No one seems to be able to show a girl (or guy!) a good time like a secret agent!
Naturally, we're jealous of Reese Witherspoon's spy-on-spy action in "This Means War." Not only is she juggling Chris Pine and Tom Hardy (when we'd be happy with just one of them), but they're both badass CIA operatives, which guarantees every date is more exciting than if either were accountants.
To console ourselves, we've put together a gallery of 15 of the CIA's sexiest spooks. We don't care if they would have to kill us afterward – we'd happily go undercover with any one of them.
Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" was first released in 1991, but it's still as fresh and appealing today as it was 21 years ago, which a new generation of moviegoers will find out with the film's 3-D re-release this week.
What's responsible for the studio's lasting success? In part, it's the marketing. Disney movies have an unmistakable look and charm that gives us the warm and fuzzies. (You know your studio's in good shape when a film that grossed over $100 million was considered a failure, as was the case with Disney's 2009 release, "The Princess and the Frog.")
What would the Disney magic do if applied to other films? We imagine what 10 other big movie franchises would like if they were created by the Mouse House.
Things just got a bit too real for Jeremy Renner.
Known for his roles in gritty, action-packed flicks like "The Hurt Locker" and "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol," the future Jason Bourne was recently caught in a violent outburst not choreographed for the big screen.
Renner was out for a night on the town in Phuket, Thailand, when he and his party, which included 31-year-old Vorasit Issara, a general manager at a nearby resort, were attacked — and stabbed — by six staffers at the Rachada Pub. (Yes, stabbed.) Get More »
It was the year Harry Potter ended, the Muppets returned, Ryan Gosling drove, Apes rose, Matt Damon bought a zoo, and a bunch of raunchy Bridesmaids made us pee our pants (or wedding dresses) laughing.
Yeah, we're pretty happy with you, 2011 movies.
As for counting down the best of the best, we're happy/relieved to report that coming to an in-house consensus was pretty easy, and entirely non-violent. And our number one pick? Even easier to decide. Get More »
Tom Cruise is an intense dude. We all know that. He's proved it time and time again, risking life and limb to prove how much he loves us, his filmgoing audience.
No character embodies this better than superspy Ethan Hunt, agent of the Impossible Mission Force (IMF) in the long-running "Mission: Impossible" film series. Hunt's MO is to infiltrate, expose and take out the intricately crazy worlds of bad guys bent on doing bad stuff. Occasionally he'll get to wear one of those cool fake faces.
While several characters in the "Mission: Impossible" films are taken from the original 1960s TV show, Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt was created specifically for America's movie star extraordinaire. Hunt's M.O. is that he doesn't stop ... ever. The unflappable IMF super-agent will do whatever it takes to stop a madman from unleashing warfare, be it chemical, nuclear, or other.
Who could possibly go head-to-head with such a deadly adversary? We chose New York-based actor, writer and Gen-X slacker icon Ethan Hawke, not so much because he has the necessary skills to beat someone of Hunt's caliber, but because their names are kinda similar.