Reel Corner - September 2018

Tom Cruise: Actor of the Month

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Tom Cruise: Actor of the Month

How well have you followed Tom Cruise and his career?
Take the Cruise Quiz

1. Cruise has been married three times. Can you name the three lucky ladies?
a) Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie, Katie Holmes
b) Rebecca De Mornay, Nicole Kidman, Katie Holmes
c) Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, Katie Holmes

2. Cruise’s real last name is:
a) Mapother        b) Maypuss        c) Martines

3. Cruise attended:
a) Yale Drama School    b) NYC Actors Studio
c) Cincinnati Franciscan Seminary

4. Which actor/actress introduced Cruise to The Church of Scientology?
a) Val Kilmer        b) Mimi Rogers        c) John Travolta

5. He was born on July 3rd of what year?
a) 1965            b) 1969            c) 1962

6. Cruise claims the Church of Scientology helped him to overcome:
a) Stuttering        b) Dyslexia        c) Agoraphobia

7. In the film Top Gun Cruise played which character?
a) Goose            b) Iceman        c) Maverick

8. Cruise made his film debut at age 19 in:
a) Endless Love        b) Risky Business    c) Top Gun

9. While filming Mission Impossible: Fallout, Cruise was injured during a stunt in which he had to jump from one building to another. What bone did he break?

a) His arm            b) His ankle        c) His thumb

10. Cruise was awarded the Best Actor Oscar in what year?

a) He has never won an Oscar    b) 2006        c) 2001

PG 13  |  Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Michelle Monaghan, Henry Cavill  |  Directed by Christopher McQuarrie

Man on a Mission. The latest installment of the Mission Impossible franchise is an instant classic of the action-adventure genre. Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and the IMF team join forces with CIA assassin August Walker to prevent a disaster of global proportions. Arms dealer John Lark and a group of terrorists known as The Apostles plan to use three plutonium cores in a simultaneous nuclear attack on three famous religious sites: The Vatican, Jerusalem, and Mecca, Saudi Arabia to create global chaos. When the cores go missing, Ethan and the IMF team find themselves in a desperate race against time to collect all three plutonium spheres.

If you are a Tom Cruise/Mission Impossible franchise fan, you will fall hard for Fallout. Forget the plot; the characters double cross each other, intelligence agencies fight against each other, and Cruise battles a fierce rival. Fallout is all about the ACTION. It has every Mission Impossible action sequence imaginable: Cruise running on and jumping from skyscrapers, high speed motorcycle chases, even higher speed car chases, death defying cliff fights, and in Fallout, they’ve added a helicopter battle.

There is an incredible fight scene in the men’s bathroom of the Musee d’Orsay in Paris—doubt it will be in use for a while. And there’s a sky dive at 35,000 feet that doesn’t quite go as planned—how do the Mission Impossible franchise folks come up with this stuff? The action packed series of stunts and tricks that build over the final 15 minutes of the film will keep you on the edge of your seat­—or if you’re in a recliner, curled up tight hugging your popcorn.

Cruise does a great job as Ethan Hunt, but the real star of Fallout is ACTION.


ReelCorner DonneHeadshot0318Donne Paine, film enthusiast, once lived around the corner from the Orson Wells Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts where her strong interest in films, especially independent ones, began. Supporter of the arts­—especially films—she travels to local and national film festivals including Sundance, Toronto and Tribeca. There is nothing like seeing a film on the big screen. She encourages film goers to support Hilton Head local theaters—Coligny, Park Plaza and Northridge theaters. To support her habit of frequent movie going Donne is a retired executive recruiter and staff development consultant. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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