Hey Movie Fans,
Since this is the first (of many) posts on this blog, let me take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Summer Movie Blog, and for the next 100 or so days I'll be your source for everything related to summer movies: news, secrets, reviews, celebrity sightings and gossip, and even a few of my own random (but insightful) ramblings about film.
I know what you're thinking: Strange how someone named Summer Movie Blog ends up writing a summer movie blog? Some might say it's fate -- and, well, it kind of is. You see, my parents (that's Mr. and Mrs. Blog to you) were really hoping for a girl, whom they wished to name Summer. They got a boy instead, and I got the name Summer (who got screwed worse on that deal?). Anyway, the fact of the matter is, when your name is Summer Movie Blog, it kind of cuts down on your possible vocations. It's like if someone named their kid Surgeon Doctor Gynecologist -- becoming a garbage man isn't in the cards for that guy.
But I digress. The truth of the matter is, my name is Tom, I work for Moviefone.com and I will indeed be posting on this blog for the next 100 days. And you should feel free to post comments and questions (just keep it clean, kids) about any of my entries, and I'll try to respond whenever I can. To post a comment you'll need to have an AIM account, so sign up here if you don't already have one.
Without further adieu, let me kick things off with the scoop on a little movie called 'Mission: Impossible III.'I had high expectations going in. I mean, you've got the most bankable movie star on the planet in Tom Cruise teaming up with 'Lost' creator/TV "It" guy J.J. Abrams -- so if the flick sucks it's gonna be devastating to Scientologists and "Tailies" everywhere. Fortunately, 'M:i:III' doesn't suck. In fact, it does the opposite of suck. Actually ... that would mean it blows, so that's not right either. Let's just say it kicks ass. If there were a Martha Stewart recipe for summer action, this would have all the ingredients mixed to perfection. Gloriously dizzying spectacle? Check. High-octane thrills? Check. Obligatory scene with Tom Cruise riding a motorcycle? Check. Conveniently vague yet action-driven plot involving the pursuit an unspecified chemical weapon known as "The Rabbit's Foot"? Check. And last -- but certainly not least -- a trio of hot women (Michelle Monaghan, Keri Russell, Maggie Q) beating the crap out of bad guys? Check. Check. Check.
Come back tomorrow for my list of five reasons why this is Tom Cruise's best 'Mission' yet.