Commentary: Tom Cruise: what should he do next?
Featurette: Behind the scenes of Over the Hedge
Regarding Over the Hedge:
Matt: This is Dreamworks Animation’s best feature that didn’t involve Shrek nor clay figures. The story of critters taking on suburbia has its share of fun moments. A good choice to take the small fry to. Three stars.
Aron: You’re only giving this three stars, Matt? I thought this movie was hilarious! All the voices are perfectly cast, but William Shatner steals the film as a possum who specializes in playing dead. Go see this film right now! Four stars!
Average Rating: ***1/2 (out of ****)
Regarding Mission: Impossible III:
Aron: When did the world of “Mission: Impossible” turn from being an ensemble piece to being a showcase for Tom Cruise? The movie works on Tom Cruise overload and that isn’t exactly the makings of a good movie. The action scenes work thanks to director J.J. Abrams, but less Tom and more of the IM team for the next one, please! I’m being quite generous by giving this film two and a half stars.
Matt: While I watched this, I thought of three things. First, I would love to see “
Average Rating: **1/2 (out of ****)
Commentary: The past 12 months have featured a lot of Tom Cruise in the news. Whether he’s jumping on furniture or purchasing a sonogram for his fiancée, we can’t escape what the world’s most famous Scientologist is doing. We took a few minutes to look at his resume for suggestions of future public actions. No, wait, do we really want to see him do any of those things?