Ethan Hunt, AKA Tom Cruise in super-stunt mode, is back once again in Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, the fifth film in the franchise that now spans 19 years, but this time Hunt has a fresh face helping him kick ass, and she's ultimately one of the main reasons the film works so incredibly well.
Opening this weekend: Steve Carell and Paul Rudd star in the comedy Dinner For Schmucks; the pets are back on another mission in Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore; and Zac Efron tries to play a serious role in the teen drama, Charlie St. Cloud.
Available this week on DVD and Blu-ray, Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin star in the romantic comedy, It's Complicated; plus a look at four films arriving on Blu-ray for the first time: Out of Africa, Armageddon, Tombstone, and Dune.
Opening this week just in time for Christmas holidays, Robert Downey Jr. stars as tough but wise Sherlock Holmes; Daniel Day-Lewis stars in Rob Marshall's musical, Nine; plus a look at Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, It's Complicated, Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, and Up In The Air.
"Best. Ever." is a weekly conglomeration of things that made my week. And there was much rejoicing. This week, Ghost Rider 2 will be moody, the Oscar hosts have been announced, two of my new favorite games, Google's Dashboard, and Max Barry's Machine Man goes to Hollywood.