It’s always fun when a director can insert a famous actor into their movie for a quick cameo in a way that doesn’t detract from the film. That’s a fine line to walk, but when you get it right, you usually find out about it afterward and it just makes you like a movie you already enjoyed all the more. The most famous recent example was the discovery that Daniel Craig was slipped into Star Wars Episode VII as a stormtrooper. It’s something that you can definitely notice if you’re listening for his vote, but I had no clue that James Bond was wandering around Starkiller Base until I found out after the fact. Screen Rant has put together a great video going over 10 similar instances in film history where famous stars or directors made a quick appearance in famous movies.
The theme of the fall season so far seems to be that “everything old is new again”. After NBC resurrected Coach and Heroes, FOX is bringing back The X-Files with the original cast for a six-episode event. This will be the final year for American Idol, there’s a new animated comedy from Seth McFarlane, a TV adaptation of Minority Report, and DC Comics’ Lucifer makes an unlikely landing on broadcast TV (don’t really know how that can be done justice under those restrictions). Coming Soon has the most thorough rundown on the network’s plan for the fall and you can check it out below. Continue reading FOX Announces Primetime Schedule for 2015-2016 TV Season *The X-Files Return and American Idol Goes One Last Round*
Latest vs. Greatest looks at directors, actors, actresses, screenwriters and composers to assess the state of their career as it stands. We’ll look back at the latest 10 movies the artist has done, rate them and then average them out to see where they stand today. We’ll also rank their 10 greatest movies and give them the same treatment to compare what they have been doing to their very best work. (A quick side-note: if an artist is/has been a regular on a TV show we’ll also grade the seasons individually; artists need 10 projects to qualify).
In reviewing Tom Cruise’s career, I’m going to have to divorce myself from a few things:
A. Tom Cruise’s personal mental stability
B. Tom Cruise’s personal views
C. Dumping Nicole Kidman, which-to this day-is one of the single-most mind boggling things that a person would do I’ve ever seen. I view that event like I do looking at cans of chewing tobacco in stores. “Why?….Just what the…..why?”
D. Oprah Couch Jumping. Continue reading Tom Cruise’s Latest 10 Movies vs. Greatest 10 Movies