Excerpt: Tom Cruise. The actor’s name used to be synonymous with an instant $100 million dollar domestic gross. Not that his star has faded all that much, but even the mightiest of them all has seen a decline in recent years. Cruise has tried to diversify himself over the past years and from some of his “art house” films of the late 90’s (namely “Magnolia” and “Eyes Wide Shut”) has somewhat gone the other way with the “Mission: Impossible” series as well as his collaborations...
Excerpt: I’ve been looking forward to seeing the finished version of “Knight and Day” (2010) since last year. Sometime around April 2010, my friend scored passes to see a “major summer action film” at our local theater. Since the summer of 2010 was light on action, I surmised that it had to be either this film or “The Expendables” (2010). It turned out to be this film, and we were the very first audience to watch it.
Conclusion: This is a very light and enjoyable movie and 20th Century Fox did a great job on this Blu-ray although I wish the extras were done better. It’s a shame that this movie didn’t do as well as it should have, but it had tough competition when it came out and hopefully it will find it’s audience on Blu-ray and DVD.
Excerpt: The Movie Remember the ads for Knight and Day that showed little more than stars Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz riding a motorcycle and shooting guns? Turns out that's because that pretty much sums up the general "plot" of this movie, which involves a super-duper secret agent who tricks an innocent civilian into helping him on his latest mission.
Pros: Actors: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard, Jordi Mollà, Viola Davis, Paul Dano, Falk Hentschel, Marc Blucas, Lennie Loftin, Maggie Grace, Rich Manley, Dale Dye, Director: James Mangold, Audio Format/Languages: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (English), Dolby Digital 5.1 (French, Spanish), Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1, Number of discs: 3, Rating: PG-13, Studio: Fox, Release Date: November 30, 2010, Run Times: 109 minutes, List Price: $39.99, Ex...
Excerpt: A suave Tom Cruise and a flustered Cameron Diaz (wow, what a stretch for both actors) bump into each other at Wichita airport, and a few minutes later do so again. Diaz thinks she might be on to something with the charming hunk, but she is more accurately into something, and in far out of her depth, as the plain flight turns into a gun battle and forced landing.
Excerpt: Tom Cruise is a covert agent sent on a mission he was never meant to complete, and Cameron Diaz is a woman caught between the agent and those he claims set him up. As their globetrotting adventure erupts into a maze of double-crosses, close escapes and false identities, they come to realize all they can count on is each other.
Conclusion: Knight and Day , the latest film from James Mangold—director of Walk the Line , 3:10 to Yuma , and Girl, Interrupted —is a fun summer fling that will leave you satisfied if you're looking for a capably told action/romance/comedy that values style and élan over a plausible plot. It's not a perfect film, but it has something for everyone and plenty of charm, thanks to winning performances from Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. (Who previously paired up in Vanilla Sky .
Excerpt: There comes a point where you just feel tired while watching a movie. Not physically if the movie has any merit, but drained of energy when the film itself simply stops outputting any. You stop being involved in the action because the mountain of implausible physics-driven car chases are grating on the senses. You stop being involved because the lack of thrills actually leads a chase sequence through a bullfighting ring.
Excerpt: Tom Cruise doesn’t make bad movies. A look back at his filmography reveals one of the most consistent resumes in Hollywood outside of Pixar, and even though Knight and Day isn’t very good, he’s done it again. There are two movies happening here. In one Cameron Diaz seems to be in some sort of ill-advised North by Northwest remake.
Excerpt: It’s been close to 30 years since Tom Cruise first donned the Wayfarers in Risky Business , but here he is again in Knight And Day , and nothing’s changed—not the sunglasses, not the shit-eating grin, not the air of supreme self-confidence that carries him from the first frame to the last.