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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is as safe as mainstream entertainment gets, but it succeeds in that modest goal and is a welcome respite from the world-destroying robots, disaster films, and apocalypses of late.

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The Mission: Impossible series is really hitting its stride.

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Tom Cruise has to relive the same hellish alien invasion over and over again in Edge Of Tomorrow, the latest sci-fi/action offering from director Doug Liman and a writing team that includes Cruise’s current collaborator Christopher McQuarrie.

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Trevan and Trey discuss the surprisingly touching The Fault In Our Stars before moving on to the latest Tom Cruise vehicle Edge Of Tomorrow. Then, they move on to time travel in general as a narrative mechanic in film and highlight some examples of movies that use it well. If you don’t already, please Like us on Facebook. [...]

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Oblivion isn’t a total loss, but it is disappointing not only to see the film abandon the interesting sci-fi issues around its central love triangle, but also see it devolve into a series of hackneyed action-movie cliches — including some really insulting third-act dialogue.

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Oblivion features an interesting premise, that is quickly marred by familiar Sci-Fi tropes and MacGuffins that plunge the film into terribly predictable and familiar territory.

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We’re back again with another episode of movie reviews and financial advice. This week: Eric, Trey and Trevan are joined by Alan Rapp as they review the latest Tom Cruise vehicle, Oblivion. Fair warning: This is a scattershot podcast. That’s what happens when a movie is a thoroughly disappointing as this one was.

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Tom Cruise’s ‘Jack Reacher’ is a well-plotted mystery thriller filled with tough-guy talk, a simmering romance, and exciting action. But along the way to becoming the fun, disposable piece of Hollywood trash that it is, it has a scene or two that may turn the stomachs of those still reeling from the tragic school shooting last week.

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The boys return with the next-to-last podcast before the holiday break. This week, Trey discusses the Kansas City Film Critics Circle’s annual awards voting, Eric and Trevan jump into Jack Reacher, the latest from Tom Cruise and writer/director Christopher McQuarrie, and everyone dives into Judd Apatow’s This is 40 before moving on to Tom Hooper’s take on Les Miserables. [...]

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Revisionist rock history. Absurd Musical Numbers. Tom Cruise serenading Malin Ackerman‘s ass. Even Bryan Cranston shows up in his tighty-whities. Rock Of Ages does indeed have something for everyone. This week Eric, Trevan, Clair and guest Alan Rapp talk about the ’80s music homage/parody/something-or-other. Subscribe to The Scene-Stealers Podcast on iTunes or our RSS.

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Rock of Ages is a movie that imagines a mythical time and place as seen through the eyes of an audience who was perhaps only able to experience love, heartbreak, and hedonism through the lyrics of 80s hair rock/pop songs.

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This review originally appeared in shorter form on KSNT-NBC, KTKA-ABC, and KTMJ-FOX, Kansas First News. Making their way to Blu-ray and DVD this week are two movies that were big hits — one on the awards circuit and the other at the box office. Here’s two movies worth checking out on home video: Mission: Impossible [...]

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‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ succeeds in dishing up exactly what you would expect: State of the arts stunts, non-stop action, and a series of clearly laid-out heists and chases that go awry in all kinds of creative ways.

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The action sequences have defined the ‘Mission: Impossible’ series since it’s beginnings, and Brad Bird just knocks this film out of the park. Anyone who’s seen ‘The Incredibles’ knows that the world of superspys and bigger-than-life threats has long been adored by Bird, and that shows in nearly every aspect of the film.

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Eric’s print review of this Tom Cruise-led action comedy can be found right here, but this video review with clips is from KTKA-49.

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