Tom Cruise goes for installation number six at age 56 and a classic Tom Cruise movie has a showing for those 21 and up in movies coming to the Gateway Film Center this weekend.
Mission Impossible: Fallout – June 26
Director Christopher McQuarrie comes back for his second effort in the franchise, as this time, Ethan Hunt appears to be on his own more than ever in the sixth movie in this massively successful saga. Starring Cruise, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson and newcomer Henry Cavill, the cast is loaded and looks to be a completely action-packed thrill ride. Early buzz says this is the best in the franchise, so if you are a fan to this point, this is a must-see this weekend.
The Hunger Games – June 27
Before Jennifer Lawrence tried to ruin her career by starring in that god awful “Red Sparrow” movie, she was the Katniss Everdeen we knew and loved, and that started back in 2012 with the movie that started it all. Based on the book by Suzanne Collins, this franchise about a dozen districts forced to have two of their children fight it out in an arena for the enjoyment of rich higher-ups is back in theaters this weekend, and you can see where one of the most successful franchises got its start. Bring a library card, and admission is free.
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot – June 27
Starring a loaded cast of Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara and Jack Black, this Gus Van Sant-directed film based on a true story looks to be equal parts funny and emotional. The story about a man who is a paralyzed alcoholic with a passion for drawing, and Phoenix is said to be a revelation in the lead role. Van Sant is coming off a movie that was booed out of a film festival (and deservedly so) in “The Sea of Trees,” so hopefully this film is a step back in the right direction for him.
Top Gun – June 27
Cruise is back in theaters for two movies at Gateway this weekend, the second being his 1986 classic as Maverick, who is sent to a flying academy and looks to be the best they have. This is peak 80s action in every way imaginable, this cult classic has great action, great characters and some terrific volleyball. Gateway is showing it all weekend, with a special showing on Friday in their smaller theater with a private bar and reclining chairs.