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Paramount+ Delivers Another Blow To Theatrical Distribution

Theatrical film distribution has taken another serious blow. The launch of Paramount+ has brought the news that Paramount Pictures is going to shrink its theatrical release window from the current 90 days to 45 days for its big budget movies  [...]

February 25, 2021

Mission On Hold: Filming Delayed On MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 8

Mission: Impossible 7 and 8 will no longer shoot back-to-back. The delay in M:I 7’s production due to COVID-19 and the delay in the release of Top Gun: Maverick means that Tom Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie have decided to delay [...]

February 17, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE FIRM

Sydney Pollack – 1993 The Firm is and enjoyable and slick John Grisham adaptation from master craftsman Sydney Pollack. This legal thriller has good roles for Tom Cruise and Gene Hackman and while it’s not as good as the book, it’s [...]

December 14, 2020

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 7 – Day 1

Filming on Mission: Impossible 7 has finally begun in Norway. Director Christopher McQuarrie announced the start of the shoot with an epic picture which shows that Tom Cruise is ready for action (see below). Production on the seventh instalment of [...]

September 7, 2020

Tom Cruise’s High Flying Bird

Tom Cruise took to the skies once again in 2017’s American Made. The Doug Liman directed film is an energetic drama which charts the true life tale of pilot turned drug/gun runner, Barry Seal.  Cruise shows us why he’s one of the greatest [...]

September 7, 2020

Notebook Reviews: RAIN MAN

  Barry Levinson – 1988 Rain Man is an energetic road movie and director Barry Levinson delivers everything that you would want from this type of film.  The film sees Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise give performances at the top of their game [...]

August 31, 2020

Tom Cruise Goes Back To The Movies With TENET

The mighty Tom Cruise showed his passion for seeing movies on the big screen by posting a video on social media which shows the star going to see Christopher Nolan’s Tenet. The star is currently in London making the seventh Mission: Impossible [...]

August 26, 2020

MAGNOLIA Is Paul Thomas Anderson’s Masterpiece

In the humble opinion of Movies In Focus, Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia is one of the great films of the last twenty-odd years.  Anderson’s epic L.A. tale features an excellent ensemble cast featuring a never better Tom Cruise, Julianne [...]

August 10, 2020

Tom Cruise Still Has All The Right Movies

The mighty Tom Cruise’s boyish charm helped propel him to superstardom in the 1980s. He parlayed that success into working with Hollywood’s top directors (Steven Spielberg, Tony Scott, Brian DePalma, Robert Redford, Oliver Stone) starring a [...]

July 3, 2020

Tony Scott Directing Tom Cruise On The Set Of TOP GUN

The late Tony Scott‘s Top Gun mixed orange-tinted cinematography, fast editing and catchy music to deliver a rip-roaring slice of popcorn cinema. It was winning combination which went on to become a staple in Hollywood filmmaking throughout [...]

June 7, 2020

Remembering Universal Pictures’ Ill-Fated DARK UNIVERSE

2017 was a much simpler time. It was a time when Universal Pictures decided to follow the Marvel route and attempted to create a shared universe for the classic Universal Monsters. The studio scored an A-list cast: Johnny Depp as the Invisible [...]

June 7, 2020

Behind The Scenes Of Cameron Crowe’s VANILLA SKY

Movies In Focus is of the belief that Cameron Crowe‘s Vanilla Sky is one of the finest films of the 21st Century. Starring Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Jason Lee and Kurt Russell, Vanilla Sky delivers on multiple levels. The [...]

April 26, 2020

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