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" What about Marty? "
— Kristen Connolly, The Cabin in the Woods

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Noi Albinoi

Mystery and ambivalence about this Bleak portrait of isolation are amplified on DVD —Marty Mapes (DVD review...)

Noi the Albino spends winter in Iceland alone

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Tom Cruise

  • Oblivion (2013)

    Cruise runs toward Oblivion Review by Robert Denerstein: An intriguing look lacks a plot to match

    Review by Matt Anderson: Oblivion finds its own soul and creates its own nourishing atmosphere.

  • Jack Reacher (2012)

    Cruise as Jack Reacher Review by Robert Denerstein: Another macho loner fights for justice

  • Knight and Day (2010)

    Review by Matt Anderson: A high-energy, low-calorie confection that's hard to hate, but not easy to love

  • Mission: Impossible III (2006)

    Explosions and facemasks dominate MI3 Review by Matt Anderson: Turns out to be a massive miscalculation

  • War of the Worlds (2005)

    Cruise watche the skies as the War of the Worlds begins Review by Marty Mapes: Spielberg and his team are master filmmakers, and it's a pleasure to see them work

  • Collateral (2004)

    Cruise sees the peasants of L.A. as Collateral Review by Marty Mapes: There are two or three movies in Collateral, and they will appeal to different audiences

  • The Last Samurai (2003)

    Zwick captures The Last Samurai Review by Marty Mapes: Succeeds as a well-told tale of Japan and America on the cusp of a new era

  • Minority Report (2002)

    Morton and Cruise look for the Minority Report Review by Marty Mapes: The strong story and visuals overcome the flaws of this thought-provoking sci-fi thriller

  • Vanilla Sky (2001)

    Cruise and Cruz against a Vanilla Sky Review by Matt Anderson: Vanilla Sky ratchets up the tension as reality and fantasy blur together.

  • Mission: Impossible 2 (2000)

    Tom Cruisin' in Mission: Impossible II Review by Marty Mapes

  • Legend (1985)

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Universal's Ultimate Edition gets a recommendation for righting wrongs and restoring good material

  • Rain Man

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Not every Academy Award winner for Best Picture stands the test of time.