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‘Oblivion’ feels very familiar, but looks stunning

oblivion-movie-directed by Joseph Kosinski



Starring: Tom CruiseAndrea RiseboroughOlga Kurylenko, Zoe BellMelissa Leo andMorgan Freeman

Written by Joseph Kosinski, Karl Gajdusek and Michael Arndt

Directed by Joseph Kosinski

New in theaters this week is the new Science Fiction action/thriller from the director ofTron: Legacy starring Tom Cruise, Oblivion. The first of many apocalyptic earth films to be unleashed in theaters this year, this summer’s After Earth and fall’s Snowpiercer still to come; Oblivion is a beautiful looking epic that despite a small cast is very grand in scale. The question is will the film be original enough to outshine its competition?

2077: Jack Harper (Cruise) serves as a security repairmen stationed on an evacuated Earth with his partner Victoria (Riseborough) (more…)

‘Olympus Has Fallen’ looks to overthrow theaters this weekend




Olympus Has Fallen

Starring: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Melissa Leo, Angela Bassett, Dylan McDermott, Radha Mitchell, Ashley Judd, Cole Hauser, Finley Jacobsen and Rick Yune

Written by Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt

Directed by Antoine Fuqua

New in theaters this week across Canada from VVS Films is the newest action/thriller from Training Day director Antoine Fuqua, Olympus Has Fallen. The film is the first theatrical release from Fuqua in 4 years, since Brooklyn’s Finest, and this time around he has loaded his cast with a litany of familiar faces. So how will Olympus Has Fallen fare compared to the past works of Fuqua?