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‘Bang Bang’ Trailer: This ‘Knight and Day’ Bollywood Remake Looks Incredible

We don’t talk about Bollywood films as much as we probably should, but today I saw a trailer I could not resist posting here on UTG.

There was a film a few years back starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz called Knight And Day. In the film, which critics and audiences did not care for, a girl (Diaz) gets mixed up with a spy (Cruise) who is trying to clear his name. Chaos and romance soon ensue, as you can probably guess, but for whatever reason the film did not perform well when it was released.

Fast forward to …


‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Soars to Success

YA novel adaptions always flourish in the box office, but when actual sales overcome expectations and star-studded action flicks get defeated, eyebrows tend to get raised.

This was exactly the case for The Fault in Our Stars this weekend, which is estimated to come out with a staggering $48.2 million after originally being expected to make a modest $35 million. Tom Cruise’s Edge of Tomorrow was not as fortunate in terms of success, seeing as how the sci-fi/action film pulled in merely $29 million, despite the fact that its budget is nearly ten times more than that of TFIOS. 

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’

Film: Edge Of Tomorrow
Starring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt
Directed by: Doug Liman

Though it falls short of its potential, Edge Of Tomorrow is as good as blockbuster science fiction will likely get in 2014.

Tom Cruise is Major William Cage, an officer in the army who has managed to make it his entire career without spending a single day on a battlefield, despite the fact mankind has spent the past several years embroiled in a war with an extraterrestrial force that we do not fully understand. After speaking out of line to a high ranking military official, however, Cage …

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WATCH: Tom Cruise in First ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Trailer

The trailer for the latest Tom Cruise-led sci-fi extravaganza was set to debut with this weekend’s screenings of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug but non-Hobbit-following fans of the Cruiser are in luck as the trailer has made its way online today. Edge of Tomorrow, which previously went by the slightly less generic title All You Need Is Kill, was directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith) and is set for a June 6, 2014 release.

The film looks a little bit Groundhog Day, a little bit Source Code


Simon Pegg Will Return For ‘Mission: Impossible 5’

Just a week after setting a Christmas 2015 release date, Mission: Impossible 5 has added another familiar face to the cast.

Simon Pegg has confirmed he will be reprising his role as Benji Dunn in the upcoming M:I5. When asked during a recent press event if he planned to return, Pegg responded, “Yes, absolutely. I’m looking forward to that. I’ve already started eating one carrot a day in order to be in shape.”

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‘Mission: Impossible 5’ Set For Christmas 2015 Release, Recruits ‘Jack Reacher’ Director

Ethan Hunt does not fear the excitement people have for Star Wars.

Paramount Pictures has set a December 25, 2015 stateside release date for Mission: Impossible 5. The film, which will find Tom Cruise saving the world for a fifth consecutive time, does not currently have release dates set overseas.

Christopher McQuarrie, who worked with Cruise on last year’s Jack Reacher, is set to direct from a script by Iron Man 3 scribe Drew Pearce. Cruise joined the project in early 2013, but at this time no supporting cast members have been announced. That said, it’s hard …


Alec Baldwin Admits ‘Rock Of Ages’ Is A “Horrible Movie”

Did you see Rock Of Ages? You know, the hair metal musical starring Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, and a slew of other recognizable faces that came and went from theaters in a one month span during the summer of 2012? I did. It was horrifying.

Speaking before a group of media professionals this week, Alec Baldwin became the first cast member from Rock Of Ages to admit their attempt at bringing the heyday of 80s rock back to life on the big screen was terrible, terrible idea. He called the film a “horrible movie,” as well as a “complete …



Film: Oblivion
Starring: Tom Cruise
Director: Joseph Kosinski

When I was younger, Sci-Fi was the genre I ran to when I needed an escape from the world around me. Outer space, the future, armageddon, it all drew me in with wide eyes and an open mind. What is the point of making movies if you cannot be creative, right? Few genres allow for the kind of open-ended creativity that comes with sci-fi, and when a new genre blockbuster rolls out it is expected that it will come complete with an original story, unique characters, and in more recent times, eye-popping …


EDITORIAL: “That’s My Boy: Does the Failure of Two Adam Sandler Flicks in a Row Signal the End of his Box Office Reign?”

Do movie stars still exist? Summer 2012 seems determined to answer that question with a resounding “No”.

Hollywood has long been obsessed with the idea of a box office star – an actor who can reel in a healthy audience to theaters regardless of the quality of their newest picture. With the “guarantee” of a high turnout, stars like Julia Roberts in the 90s and Will Smith in the last decade were able to negotiate not only high salaries but bonus perks including a percentage of the final gross. In an industry with far too many flops, nothing brings executives …


MOVIE REVIEW: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Film: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Starring: Tom Cruise
Directed by: Brad Bird

Some say the third time is a charm, but Director Brad Bird has made a hell of a case for it actually being the fourth attempt that gets it right. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” or as most will refer to it, “Mission Impossible 4,” takes an already energetic franchise (literally) to new heights, packing enough slick visuals and big bangs to overshadow a weak script and all notions of rationality just in time for the holidays.

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WHAT THE FILM!? “Mission: Impossible II”

What The Film?! is a new weekly column exclusive to Under The Gun Review that brings to light the plot holes Hollywood hoped you’d never notice. Written by comedy writer Dane Sager, this column shows no mercy to films that try and pull the proverbial wool over our eyes.

If you know a film with major plot holes that you feel needs to be exposed, tell us! Email with the subject “What The Film” and we’ll try to get your suggestion featured on the site.

This Week’s Movie: 2000’s Mission: Impossible II.

I have a confession to make: …


Dammit, “Top Gun 2” Is Happening

Tom Cruise is amidst a blitz of press for his latest Mission Impossible flick and recently spilt the beans about another sequel that is sure to equally overjoy and piss off the internet.

In a recent interview with MTVNews, Cruise shed a bit of light on the rumors that have been swirling about the possibility of a Top Gun sequel, but mostly just let people know it is in fact a reality in the making. If online stories are correct (and this is a good if), Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, the screenwriters behind ‘Thor’ and ‘X-Men: First …

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