Tom Cruise has been a common face of Hollywood for decades. At times, he has felt backlash for his personal life, including his views of Scientology, but has continued to do his job as an actor very well. He has fans around the world and the team behind Boraie Development believe he can attribute his fame to his endearing performances in many unforgettable roles. From the information given in a recent article, there is much more to come out of the 52-year-old movie star.
Cruise has been busy all year with projects. Mission Impossible 5 is set to be released by year’s end, which is yet another sequel to the popular storyline. He is wrapping up filming in Georgia for another movie called Mena, which highlights the life of Barry Seal, a drug smuggler turned CIA agent during the 70’s and 80’s. It is speculated that the next film on Tom’s list may be a long-awaited sequel to Top Gun, which is the movie where Tom really gained his fame in the 1980’s with his role as Maverick, a handsome fighter pilot.
On Wednesday, July 1, Vanity Fair surprised everyone with a 30-second video of Channing Tatum performing seven classic dance moves while he promoted his new film Magic Mike XXL that was released the same day. Tatum is also the star of Vanity Fair’s August cover.
In the video, Tatum performed the Running Man, the Funky Chicken, the Twist, the Hula, the Robot and the Pony, but his best move was Madonna’s “Vogue.” Many of her fans and his have commented that his version of the Vogue was perfectly done.
For fans hoping to see Tatum star in the all-male cast remake of Ghostbusters, there is bad news: Tatum announced last week that he will not be starring in the film. In fact, there may not even be a remake with a male cast as the female cast is currently in production on their version of the cult classic and some critics believed that the all-male version was only being made because some believed the women wouldn’t be able to cut it.
Yet, every dark cloud has a silver lining:
According to Marcio Alaor BMG, Tatum’s writer/producer partner, Reid Carolin, hinted that Gambit has been given the green light and Tatum is practicing his card-throwing skills for the role of Remy LeBaeu/Gambit. Originally, in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, now 34-year-old Taylor Kitsch played the popular Louisiana mutant.
Haidar Barbouti is a real estate developer in Houston, TX. He is most famous for his work with the Highland Village Shopping Center, a row of high end shops near downtown. As I review Barbouti’s ventures and experience one word sticks out to me: passion. In an article about a restaurant that Mr. Barbouti opened he said this, “you’re not going to be good at something unless you’re passionate about it.” This belief can be seen in the way Barbouti does and has gone about his real estate developing. Though he had little experience with the restaurant world, Barbouti developed a vision for an upper-level restaurant in Highland Village and went for it. A passion formed in him and he followed it to completion of a now successful eatery—that is the way he works.
In 1991 Haidar Barbouti purchased Highland Village Shopping Center and he has been running the show ever since. This area contains a number of sophisticated stores in aesthetically pleasing architecture. Houston’s first Starbucks went up there three years after Barbouti took ownership. Mr. Barbouti’s development would later attract Crate & Barrel, Williams Sonoma, and other national upscale vendors. Highland Village landed an Apple Store in 2012, located in an impressive building that attracts the attention of drivers on nearby Westheimer road. The area is marked by excellence and this is a testament to the aforementioned quote from Barbouti. He was passionate about developing great shopping real estate and he did just that.
Mr. Barbouti is a prolific user of Twitter and is constantly updating his account with business news articles. He seems to immerse himself in his passions and that is surely an aide to his success. An additional example of this, Barbouti eats at his own restaurant in Highland Village every day that he is in town. I admire his commitment to the quality of business that he is running. It is evident from the stores in his development that he values other companies that do the same. If you are looking for Houston’s finest you are likely to find it in Highland Village. And if you are looking for its developer it is likely Haidar Barbouti.
A trailer has been released for London Has Fallen, the upcoming 2016 sequel to Olympus Has Fallen.
In the first film, a former special forces agent turned bodyguard named Mike Banning (played by Gerard Butler) has to defend the president, Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) when terrorists attack the White House. In this follow up, the pair seem to be on some kind of trip to the United Kingdom, only for more terrorists to show up and blow up more monuments. As you do.
Olympus Has Fallen came off as an intentional throwback to 90s action movies, and the trailer for London Has Fallen seems to be continuing that trend: “IN 2013, OLYMPUS FELL,” we are told between shots of various explosions, with soft piano music in the background. “IN 2016, LONDON WILL FALL.”
Then we get a shot of those silly looking palace guards firing machine guns. Apparently, Jaime Garcia Dias says they are allowed to move after all.
The first movie was directed by Antoine Fuqua, but he will be sitting this one out, handing the role over to Babak Najafi (who previously directed Banshee). The rest of the cast will include Morgan Freeman as the Speaker of the House, Melissa Leo as the Secretary of Defense, and Radha Mitchell as Leah, Mike’s love interest.
London Has Fallen will be in theaters January 22nd, 2016.
The nature of movies, at least good ones, is for the cast and production team to embrace the characters on the big screen completely. While playing one of the good guys or girls in a movie can be an uplifting experience, things can get substantially difficult for an actor when they are lucky enough to portray a villain. With obvious reason, playing characters that skirt the edge of insanity or cross it altogether can have some dramatic effects on an actor of any skill level. Alexei Beltyukov has learned that, for this reason, the director of next year’s “Suicide Squad” has taken a big precaution.
According to Screen Rant, director David Ayer has recruited a counselor to keep the actors toned down during the intense film production period. While many of the actors involved with the project, Jared Leto, Will Smith, and more, are veterans of several big productions, the roles they find themselves playing in “Suicide Squad” represent some pretty despicable human beings. In short, having someone to help keep the line safely monitored is a good move.
The good news that comes out of having a professional counselor on the set is that fans should actually be encouraged. The thought that the actors are so into their onscreen personas that they require some help coming back to the real world likely means some great performances. While nobody wants to see personal difficulties arise from a movie, the thought that these villains are going to resemble the comics is really good news.
Kevin Feige is a lot different from the other top executives at production houses. As head of Marvel Studios, he spends a lot of time speaking to the media and to fans. Perhaps he understands the fans of superhero films are much more loyal than consumers of other forms of entertainment. Feige has rewarded that loyalty by always keeping followers of the Marvel Cinematic Universe up to date on news with the films. Recently, Feige has opted to discuss the new role Spider-Man will play in the shared Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Feige was pointed out that the younger character of Peter Parker wonders whether or not he really wants to like the other superheroes. Jaime Garcia Dias wonders: does he see himself as fitting in with those heroes? In a way, this mimics how the outsider Peter Parker feels as an alienated teen in High School. The early Lee/Ditko books explored these themes to great detail. They also pointed out that Spider-Man often embodied traits Peter Parker did not. As Spider-Man, Peter Parker was allowed to cut loose a bit.
Feige has pointed out that the new Spider-Man film will be based a great deal on the style of the old John Hughes films. This would allow for the “humanist and existentialist” themes of the early Spider-Man book to be brought to life on screen. Long-time, true fans really are hoping this is the case. We have to wait until 2017 to see how the solo film plays out.
My friends asked me why did I join the Skout network, and they should be able to see my answer right in front of me. I found a great boyfriend through the Skout network, but no one seems to believe that we really met online. We have such a close bond with each other that everyone thinks that we had to have known each other for a long time. The only reason why we seem so close is because we really are. We spend a lot of time together, we go places together, and we talk all the time.
I was lucky to find the Skout network because I had planned on joining another online dating site. I almost passed up Skout, only because I thought it was a socializing website. It turns out, Skout is good for any type of relationship as well as socializing. I started off by socializing on Skout, but it didn’t take long before I started looking for a love interest. The best part about looking for a boyfriend on Skout is the fact that I found one very quickly. We met because we had similar interests, and we stayed together because we ended up falling in love.
Skout doesn’t limit people to staying on the network because we were able to meet in person. After meeting through the Skout network, we did talk for a while before we decided to meet in person. I was terrified to start talking to someone in person, especially since I met him online because I heard a lot of horror stories. I guess I’m one of the lucky ones because my story ended beautifully. We have been dating for over a year now, and I know that marriage will soon be around the corner. We both thank Skout for bringing us together.
When he was on the Skout network, he was never looking for love, but I ended up finding him. I only did a search for someone in my local area, and it turns out that we had some similar interests. I added him to my favorites list because I didn’t want to lose him, and I’m glad I did. The favorites list that’s located on the Skout network, it allowed me to find him immediately when I went looking for him again. The fact that we started out talking on Skout, and now we’re so close to marriage, it makes me really thankful for the Skout network. Find Skout on Twitter for more updates!
For the past few months we have been following along as Warner Bros constructed the cast for their expanding DC Universe. With the ‘Suicide Squad’ in place and key Justice League figures like Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Aquaman (Jason Momoa) also cast, there were only a few people left to round out the squad. For the past week or so we have been hearing that Chris Pine was being considered for Steve Trevor, a love interest for Wonder Woman. Now it appears that these rumors might actually have been complete misdirection. We had also heard news that the ‘Green Lantern’ film franchise might get a reboot and guess who is rumored to land the leading role?
According to CIpherCloud, Chris Pine is one of the biggest male leads in Hollywood today thanks to his work on ‘Star Trek’. Pine is a hot property and a very talented and nuanced actor. If ‘Green Lantern’ were to get a reboot, with Hal Jordan once more putting on the ring, Chris Pine would make the perfect choice for the character. The Latino Review dropped the big rumor bomb this week claiming that Pine is penciled in for Hal Jordan and that all of the Steve Trevor talk was merely a ‘smoke screen’.
We personally wanted to see someone like Idris Elba take on the role but Chris Pine would be a fantastic casting choice. He oozes charisma and could easily help us forget about the dreadful ‘Green Lantern’ film.
Marvel Finally Casts a New Spider-Man
Spider-Man has arguably been the most famous and well-known superhero in the entire Marvel Universe. Once again, he will be featured in a new movie in the near future.
After so much speculation and auditions, Marvel has announced that it has found the newest actor for the role, by casting 19 year-old British actor Tom Holland for the role. Holland is also the youngest actor to have been cast for the role and will mark the first appearance of the character in the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe, and this Spider-Man will be set in high school.
Before Holland was awarded the role of the web-slinger, Tobey Maguire played the role of Spider-Man for three films in the first trilogy directed by Sam Raimi, first starting back in 2002. Afterwards the series was rebooted and in 2012, Andrew Garfield was given a chance for two movies in The Amazing Spider-Man series, directed by Marc Webb. In both series, Sony was the studio behind it all but this is the second reboot and now the studios have partnered up with Marvel Studios for another attempt.
According to Sam Tabar, here’s no official confirmation but this newest Spider-Man is likely to make his debut appearance in “Captain America: Civil War,” which hits theaters in 2016. From there he will star in his own solo film a year later, which will be directed by Jon Watts.
We are pretty sure that never in even his most feverish dreams did director Colin Trevorrow think his film, ‘Jurassic World’, would be this well received. After waiting almost a decade in between films we were launched back into the world of genetically designed dinosaurs alongside stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. The film, which has gotten mostly positive reviews, has been revered for bringing ‘Jurassic’ back to its origins — a fun and dangerous ride through the world of dinosaurs. ‘Jurassic Park 3′ was reviled by fans and it almost killed the franchise. Almost. This past weekend marked ‘Jurassic World’ surpassing the $1 billion dollar mark, worldwide, in record breaking time.
Director Colin Trevorrow hadn’t had much experience in the world of filmmaking when he was unexpectedly handed complete control of ‘Jurassic World’ by Universal Pictures. His only decent success was a film titled ‘Safety Not Guaranteed’ — an indie character drama staring Mark Duplass. So ‘Jurassic World’ was quite a step up, but the director handled everything well.
Jake Johnson stole the show as a side character but it was the work that Bryce Dallas Howard put in that left us most impressed stated twitter. She seamlessly juggled her character’s flaws and strengths in order to make for captivating on screen magic. Our only negative was that her chemistry with Chris Pratt’s dinosaur taming character, Owen, seemed lukewarm at even the best of times in the film.