Most of the actors in Pacific Rim: Uprising didn’t appear in the original 2013 movie, so that gave the filmmakers a little extra flexibility in crafting the story. Scott Eastwood, one of the film’s new faces, says that, for one, they were able to play with its timeline a little bit. Although the sequel is appearing five years after the original, the story is set 10 years later, and Eastwood said that opened up a lot of new possibilities.
Pacific Rim Uprising opens in theaters on March 23.
When you make a movie with Tom Cruise, you’re not just getting an actor. On most of his projects, he doubles as a producer, a stuntman, and numerous other roles behind the camera. While some trade papers ran stories blasting Cruise for the amount of creative control he exercised on The Mummy, we can tell you from personal experience that Cruise is passionate about making the best possible movie he can. (And his track record shows that he’s successful far more often than he isn’t.) He told us that, in making the new drama American Made, his passions once again pushed him into uncharted territory, and that excites him. (Click on the media bar below to hear Tom Cruise)
The Mummy may have crashed and burned, but will Tom Cruise fly high once again with his new movie, American Made? It’s a biopic based on the real-life story of Barry Seal, who left his job as an airline pilot and, after being recruited for covert government missions in Central America, wound up smuggling for the infamous Medellin cartel. So, will a movie about a drug-runner be a big score or a bust for Cruise? Take a look at a preview for the film, and let us know what you think!
Through his roles on The Office and several well-received movies, including Little Miss Sunshine and Dan In Real Life, Steve Carell has built up a large following of adult fans. But let’s not forget the kids. Thanks to his voiceover work in the Despicable Me movies (he plays Gru and Dru in the films), he’s got a lot of young fans, too. And they’ll all be looking forward to hearing him again when Despicable Me 3 is released later this month. After three Despicable movies and an appearance in Minions, the voices of Gru and Dru have become second nature to Carell. But he told us that when he first started working on the character, it took a little while to find the right sound. (Click on the media bar below to hear Steve Carrell)
Although The Mummy might have been a major misfire, it looks like Tom Cruise could bounce right back with the biopic American Made. Based on the real-life story of Barry Seal, Cruise stars as an airline pilot who, after being recruited for covert U.S. government operations in Central America, wound becoming a drug smuggler for the infamous Medellin cartel. His involvement became an embarrassment to President Reagan’s administration after the Iran-Contra scandal came to light. The trailer has just been released, so what we want to know is: Does Tom Cruise deliver the goods (figuratively and literally)? Take a look at the trailer, and tell us what you think.