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Happy Monday!

Exciting news involving Steven Spielberg? Yes. Always.

With Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford returning for a fifth Indiana Jones flick, that’s a recipe for success that will surely learn from its mistakes in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Although, most of the faults in that 2008 film were reportedly attributable to George Lucas. So, having already experienced a modern day revival of the series from its glory days of the ’80s, any dust and rust should be resolved in preparation for the declared 2020 release date.

With 20/20 vision, you could say.

Have a Better Week Than Last Week.


A Real Leap of Faith

There are movies that transcend entertainment and invite audiences into an experience. This could mean a fantasy world like Star Wars, or a park filled with prehistoric dinosaurs.

Or, in rare cases, real-life moments in the purest sense.

The 15:17 to Paris is as close as you can get to a shot-for-shot remake of the literal heroism of the three American friends who faced down a terrorist with his small arsenal of guns and weapons on a foreign train in order to protect themselves and complete strangers. In many ways, this film could’ve only come from Clint Eastwood; the idea to use the real people and the initiative to tackle this specific story. And don’t forget that casting the real people (Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, Anthony Sadler) was a risky calculation by Mr. Eastwood. Regardless, watching these heroes leap toward the terrorist to save lives will be something special.

Everybody should see The 15:17 to Paris starting tomorrow not because it’s projected as a blockbuster hit at the box office or as brilliant cinema, but instead to see on the big screen what Clint Eastwood saw in these three American men who reacted to the worst kind of adversity in the best way imaginable.

Looks Practically Impossible. And Yet…

If you thought Tom Cruise’s stunt scaling the Burj Khalifa in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol was insane…

I’m trying to find words, but this is one of those videos that speaks for itself.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout premieres July 27.

Cinema’s Neighborly Friend

It seems like a match made in heaven a shoe with its laces.

Mia Galuppo of The Hollywood Reporter has reported that America’s favorite everyman Tom Hanks is set to portray America’s favorite next door neighbor of yesteryear:

Mr. Rogers.

The film will be a biopic titled You Are My Friend. Interestingly, Tom Hanks played another affable American icon back in 2013 as Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks co-starring the quick-witted Emma Thompson. Given Mr. Rogers’ sunny disposition that never appeared to set, what was he like beyond his polite TV persona?

Here’s a quick flashback, calming as always in front of the camera.

Where’s my sweater vest…?