By: Kimberly Donahue

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Love him or hate him, everyone’s been exposed to Tom Cruise. We never forget our experiences because that first exposure sets our opinion on the actor.

What was the first Tom Cruise movie you ever saw?

Will: War of the Worlds

Liv: Mission Impossible 3 

Travis(Filling in for Patrick Hopkins): One of the two above

Raj: A Few Good Men

News On The March

The Assassin’s Creed trailer has been released. It’s the next in line in the video game film franchise.

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Warner Brothers now has the rights to Crazy Rich Asians which is a book that is described as Pride and Prejudice meets Devil Wears Prada. The film will feature an entirely Asian cast.

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Donald Glover is set to play Lando Calrissian in Star Wars: Hans Solo.

"The Martian" World Premiere

Director Tim Miller has dropped out of Deadpool 2 due to creative differences between Miller and star Ryan Reynolds. Miller wanted to make the film more stylistic, where as Reynolds wanted to focus on raunchy comedy.

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Leonardo DiCaprio will produce the upcoming movie, Captain Planet, based on the 90s cartoon.

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Godzilla 2 is now being directed by Michael Dougherty.

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Reviews

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back 

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Jack Reacher must uncover the truth of a government agency in order to clear his name. While on the run as a fugitive, he discovers a secret that changes his life. It had really good action scenes, but overall, it wasn’t the best and followed the Tom Cruise formula:He is falsely accused of a crime and then discovers a secret. It’s a diet Jason Bourne film. The writing wasn’t the best some of the character choices were really poor. They had a great tagline though, “Once you go Jack, you never go back”. If you’re a fan of the series or books, and if you want some mindless action movie, see it, but know it’s not the best.

Ouija:Origin of Evil

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In 1965 Los Angeles, a mother lands a new scam into their seance business and the daughter gets taken over by a spirit from a ouija board. The movie was garbage, but better than the first one. Travis liked some of the choices the director made but the pacing was really off. It wasn’t about the ghosts as much as it does follow the characters. But it follows every stereotype for possession movies.  If you’re in for jump scares or if you’re on a second or third date movie, then see it.

Boo! A Madea Halloween

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Photo Credit: Lionsgate Movies

Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem after she spends a night attacked by ghouls, ghost and other paranormal things while watching a group of mischeivious teens. This is the first movie Travis walked out of without finishing even though he knew it would be bad. Th The acting was completely awful. In one word: unwatchable. It’s probably going to make a lot of money. It’s good if you’re a grandma or a child and like physical comedy or the devil. So bad that it terrifies you: SKIP IT.

 

Top 10 Movie Monsters

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10.Clover from Cloverfield

9.The Gremlins

8.The Mummy

7.Bruce the Shark from Jaws

6.Predator

5.King Kong

4.Godzilla

3.The Wolfman

2.The Frankenstein Monster

1.Dracula

This Week at The Box Office

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1. Boo! A Madea Halloween $27.6 million

2.Jack Reacher: Never Go Back $23 million

3.Ouija: Origin of Evil $14 million

4.The Accountant $14 million

5.The Girl On The Train $7.2 million

That’s all for this installment of The Screening Room! Tune in next Sunday for more on 88.7 FM, Radio Hofstra University.