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‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’ Review: Uh Oh, He Went Back

by Matt Singer 6 days ago
Paramount Pictures
The Jack Reacher of Lee Child’s novels is a massive 6’5” bruiser. The Jack Reacher of cinema is Tom Cruise, who’s only about 5’7. But there’s something satisfying about this casting. You expect a giant hulk to be able to handle himself in a fight. Cruise’s Reacher is an underdog every time he wanders into a fight and then takes them down three, four, or five dudes at a time. Is it plausible that a 54-year-old vagrant could maintain a flawless physique and dominate packs of professional killers even when cornered and heavily outnumbered? Probably not. Is it plausible that a kid who gets bit by a spider could turn into Spider-Man? There are things a viewer simply accepts because it is the premise of the movie.

Netflix Taps Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders for New Comedy Series

by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 22, 2016 @ 12:44 PM
CBS / Comedy Central
We all avoid our Friends From College like the Dickens (okay, just us), but Netflix’s newest comedy will make it impossible. How I Met Your Mother alum Cobie Smulders and (technically) Keegan-Michael Key will lead a new Netflix comedy series from Neighbors creator Nick Stoller, bringing together Friends From College.

‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’ Trailer: Contrary to This Film’s Title, Tom Cruise Goes Back to the ‘Jack Reacher’ Franchise

by Matt Singer June 22, 2016 @ 9:38 AM
By my count, Tom Cruise beats up 11 men all by himself in the trailer for Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. 11! And that doesn’t include the four guys he beats up before the trailer starts that they show lying on the ground...

‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’ Trailer: Tom Cruise, On the Run (And Running) Yet Again

by Matt Singer June 15, 2016 @ 8:33 AM
People / Paramount
I reviewed the original Jack Reacher for ScreenCrush back in 2012, and I started that review with this sentence: “If he hadn't already used that title for another movie, Tom Cruise could have easily called Jack Reacher “The Last Samurai.” Which made me chuckle when I reread it this morning. Who directed the new Jack Reacher sequel, Never Go Back? Edward Zwick. And what film did Zwick previously make with Tom Cruise? The Last Samurai.

Tom Cruise Returns in First ‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’ Photos

by Britt Hayes June 8, 2016 @ 5:40 PM
Paramount Pictures
Christopher McQuarrie didn’t return to write and direct Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, but at least it’s because he’s working with Tom Cruise on a different sequel (Mission: Impossible 6). Still, a new Jack Reacher movie is something we can all look forward to, and the first photos from Never Go Back have arrived to get us properly pumped.

‘Jack Reacher 2’ Gets an Official Title and New Cast Members as Filming Begins

by Britt Hayes October 20, 2015 @ 5:31 PM
Paramount Pictures
This fall production begins on not one, but two highly anticipated action film sequels (both titled after their protagonists): Jack Reacher 2 and John Wick 2. Today brings an update on the former, as director Ed Zwick has formally begun production on Jack Reacher 2, adding a couple of new cast members and giving the sequel an official title.

Neil Patrick Harris Has the ‘Best Time Ever’ in First Variety Show Promos

by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 4, 2015 @ 3:37 PM
The variety show has historically proven a tough sell in recent years, but NBC certainly isn’t giving up, and Neil Patrick Harris might well be the man to make it work. The first promos for NPH’s Best Time Ever have arrived, featuring the likes of HIMYM alum Cobie Smulders, Jane Krakowski, ziplining and much more.

‘Jack Reacher 2’ Reportedly Adds Cobie Smulders to the Cast

by Jacob Hall August 14, 2015 @ 11:52 AM
2012’s Jack Reacher was only a modest success at the box office, but it had a card hidden up its sleeve – it was actually a really good movie that people watched after its theatrical run and really liked. So Jack Reacher 2 is coming and for fans of stripped-down, adult-oriented thrillers who never get tired of watching Tom Cruise crash stunt cars for our amusement, that’s excellent news. It’s also excellent news for fans of Cobie Smulders, who has supposedly joined the cast.

10 ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Facts Un-Classified for Level 7 Clearance

by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 8, 2015 @ 8:29 AM
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. successfully brought the MCU to the small-screen, but did you know that the Avengers-adjacent series shares DNA with both Skyfall and Mission: Impossible? That’s just one piece of Level 7 intel from the fourteenth episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which assembles its own Marvel-ous team for ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.!

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Set Up a Crucial ‘Age of Ultron’ Plot, You’re Welcome

by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 28, 2015 @ 9:00 PM
Marvel / ABC
The Avengers: Age of Ultron won’t officially hit theaters until Friday, but regardless of what Joss Whedon says, Iron Man and his buddies have the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to thank for their next adventure. Tonight’s “The Dirty Half Dozen” staged a massive crossover that directly set up a pivotal sequence of the Avengers sequel, and brought back a fan-favorite to do it. Our full review!