Thomas Cruise is an American actor and producer. Known for his work in action films for which he performs risky stunts, he has received several accolades for more dramatic work, including three Golden Globe Awards and nominations for three Academy Awards. One of the best-paid actors in the world, his films have earned over $3.9 billion in North America, making him one of the highest-grossing actors of all time. Cruise began acting in the early 1980s and made his breakthrough with leading roles in the comedy Risky Business and the action drama Top Gun. Critical acclaim came with his roles in the dramas The Color of Money, Rain Man, Born on the Fourth of July. For portraying Ron Kovic in the latter, he won a Golden Globe Award and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor; as a leading Hollywood star in the 1990s, Cruise starred in several commercially successful films, including the drama A Few Good Men, the thriller The Firm, the horror Interview with the Vampire, the romance Jerry Maguire, for which he won another Golden Globe and received his second Oscar nomination.
His performance as a motivational speaker in the 1999 drama Magnolia, earned him a third Golden Globe and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. As an action star, Cruise has played Ethan Hunt in six films of the Mission: Impossible film series from 1996 to 2018, he continued to feature in several science fiction and action films, including Vanilla Sky, Minority Report, The Last Samurai, War of the Worlds and Day, Jack Reacher and Edge of Tomorrow. Cruise has been married three times, to actresses Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, Katie Holmes, has three children, two of which were adopted during his marriage to Kidman and the other a biological daughter with Holmes. Cruise is an outspoken advocate for the Church of Scientology and its associated social programs, credits it with helping him overcome dyslexia. In the 2000s, he sparked controversy with his Church-affiliated criticisms of psychiatry and anti-depressant drugs, his efforts to promote Scientology as a religion in Europe, a leaked video interview of him promoting Scientology.
Cruise was born in Syracuse, New York, the son of Mary Lee, a special education teacher, Thomas Cruise Mapother III, an electrical engineer, both from Louisville, Kentucky. He has three sisters: Lee Anne and Cass, they are of English and Irish ancestry. One of Cruise's paternal 3x great-grandfathers, Patrick Russell Cruise, was born in north County Dublin in 1799, they settled in New York. They had a daughter, Mary Paulina Russell Cruise, whose son Thomas Cruise Mapother was Cruise's great-grandfather. A cousin, William Mapother, is an actor. Cruise grew up in near poverty, had a Catholic upbringing; the family was dominated by his abusive father, whom Cruise has described as "a merchant of chaos." Cruise has said that he was beaten by his father, whom he has called a "bully and coward." He stated, "He was the kind of person. It was a great lesson in my life—how he'd lull you in, make you feel safe and bang! For me, it was like,'There's something wrong with this guy. Don't trust him. Be careful around him.'"Cruise spent part of his childhood in Canada.
His family moved to Beacon Hill, Ottawa, in late 1971 so that Cruise's father could take a position as a defense consultant with the Canadian Armed Forces. There, Cruise attended the newly opened Robert Hopkins Public School for much of grade four and grade five. In grade four, Cruise first became involved under the tutelage of George Steinburg. Cruise and six other boys put on an improvised play to music called IT at the Carleton Elementary School drama festival. Drama organizer Val Wright, in the audience that night, reflected, "The movement and improvisation were excellent, it was a classic ensemble piece." Cruise enjoyed sports at the school and played floor hockey, though he was known more for his aggression than his talent. In sixth grade, Cruise went to Henry Munro Middle School in Ottawa, Canada. However, in the spring of that year, Cruise's mother left his father, taking Cruise and his sisters back to the United States, his father died of cancer in 1984. Cruise attended a Franciscan seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio, on a church scholarship and aspired to become a Catholic priest, before his interest in acting.
In his senior year, he played football for the varsity team as a linebacker, but he was cut from the squad after getting caught drinking beer before a game. In total, Cruise attended 15 schools in 14 years, including stints in at least two suburban New Jersey towns, including Glen Ridge. Cruise first appeared in a bit part in the 1981 film Endless Love, followed by a major supporting role as a crazed military academy student in Taps that year. In 1983, Cruise was part of the ensemble cast of The Outsiders; that same year he appeared in All the Right Moves and Risky Business, described as "A Generation X classic, a career-maker for Tom Cruise", which, along with 1986's Top Gun, cemented his status as a superstar. Cruise played the male lead in the Ridley Scott film Legend, released in 1985. Cruise followed up Top Gun with The Color of Money, which came out the same year, which paired him with Paul Newman. 1988 saw him star in Cocktail. That yea
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 is a 2011 American romantic fantasy film directed by Bill Condon, based on the novel Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. Constituting the first of a two-part adaptation of the novel, the film is the fourth and penultimate instalment in The Twilight Saga film series, was followed by Breaking Dawn: Part 2 in 2012. All three main cast members, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, reprised their roles. Wyck Godfrey and Karen Rosenfelt served as producers of the film, along with the author of the series, Stephenie Meyer, it was released in theaters on November 18, 2011, released to DVD on February 11, 2012 in the United States. Although negatively reviewed by critics, the film was commercially successful, grossing over $712 million worldwide. Bella Swan is preparing for her wedding. During the reception, Jacob Black who had angrily left town upon receiving an invitation to Bella and Edward Cullen's wedding, returns. While dancing with him in the woods, away from everyone else, Bella admits that she and Edward plan to consummate their marriage on their honeymoon while she is still human.
Jake becomes furious. Sam and other pack members restrain Jacob before he phases. After the wedding, the couple spends their honeymoon on Isle Esme, they make love for the first time; the next morning, Edward realizes that Bella has numerous bruises, is upset at himself for hurting her, though Bella insists that she enjoyed the experience. Edward swears not to make love again. Two weeks after the wedding, Bella notices her period is late. Alice and Carlisle call Bella asking, she replied that she is not sure and tells them the news about her pregnancy. Edward, predicts that Bella will not survive the pregnancy, he tells her. She refuses, as she wants to keep her child, convinces Edward's sister, Rosalie, to act as her bodyguard, they fly back home to Washington. Though Bella has only been pregnant for two weeks, the baby grows fast. Jacob rushes over to the Cullens' house. Bella, now pregnant, is pale and underweight. Jacob, says that they should abort it as soon as possible. Bella says; as her pregnancy progresses, the quality of her health declines as she starts drinking human blood to satisfy the baby's vampiric thirst, improves rapidly.
Edward comes to love the baby and manages to read its thoughts, learning that his child loves Bella and Edward's voice. Bella is sharing her baby names with Edward and Jacob, when her backbone breaks and she collapses, they realize that Bella cannot cope with the pregnancy and the baby is suffocating, so they begin to perform a cesarean section on her. Rosalie starts the procedure, as Carlisle is out getting blood, but due to her hunger, the blood on the blade tempts her greatly. Jacob stops her as Edward finishes the procedure. Bella, in agony, goes unconscious. After the surgery, Bella wakes up and sees her newborn daughter, chooses Renesmee as the baby's name, before dying. Jacob and Edward do everything they can to revive her. To save her life, Edward injects Bella's heart with his venom to transform her into a vampire, before biting her neck and legs, their attempts appear to fail. Jacob runs outside of the house to sit and cry. Seth and Leah realize that Bella will not survive and tell the pack.
Distraught, Jacob goes back inside and attempts to kill Renesmee, but when they look into each other's eyes, he sees all the future versions of her and decides not to kill her, imprinting her instead. When the werewolves learn of Bella's "death", they attack the Cullens' house in an attempt to kill the baby, fearing it would become too great of a threat. Edward and Jasper, defend their home with the help of Leah and Seth, are assisted by Carlisle and Emmett. Jacob runs outside to stop the fight and phases into his wolf form. Jacob and Sam shortly communicate with each other telepathically. Edward reads Jacob's mind, announcing that Jacob has imprinted on Renesmee, since the wolves' most absolute law is not to harm anyone, imprinted on, they are forced to leave. Bella is dressed. Edward's venom begins to work in her body; when her eyes open, they are colored blood-red. In a post-credits scene and his brothers and Caius, receive a letter from Carlisle announcing that the Cullens have a new member of the family.
Aro informs his brothers that his feud with the Cullens is not yet over, as they have something he wants. Talks for a Breaking Dawn film started after Summit Entertainment approved the second and third adaptations of the franchise, scheduled the two films to be released six months apart. Wyck Godfrey, producer of the previous films in the series, stated in mid-2009 that they had every intention to make the film version of Breaking Dawn, but Stephenie Meyer, author of the series, explained on her website's Breaking Dawn FAQ that if an adaptation were to be created, it would have to be split into two films because "The book is just so long!", saying that she would have made the book shorter if it were possible. She believed it to be impossible to make a film due to Renesmee, writing that an actress could not play her because she is a baby that has complete awareness, "The one thing that I've never seen is a CGI human being who looks real".
2012 is a 2009 American epic science fiction disaster film directed by Roland Emmerich and starring John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover and Woody Harrelson. The film was distributed by Columbia Pictures. Filming planned for Los Angeles, began in Vancouver in August 2008; the plot follows novelist Jackson Curtis as he attempts to bring his family to safety as the world is destroyed by a series of extreme natural disasters. The film refers to the 2012 phenomenon in its portrayal of cataclysmic events. After a lengthy advertising campaign which included the creation of a website from its main character's point of view and a viral marketing website on which filmgoers could register for a lottery number to save them from the ensuing disaster, 2012 was released internationally on November 13, 2009. Critics gave the film mixed reviews, praising its special effects and dark tone relative to Emmerich's other work and criticizing its screenplay and length.
It was a commercial one of 2009's highest-grossing films. In 2009, American geologist Adrian Helmsley visits astrophysicist Satnam Tsurutani at a copper mine in India and learns that neutrinos from a huge solar flare are heating Earth's core. In Washington, D. C. Helmsley presents his information to White House Chief of Staff Carl Anheuser, who brings him to meet U. S President Thomas Wilson. In 2010, Wilson and other world leaders begin a secret project to ensure humanity's survival. China and the G8 nations begin building nine arks, each capable of carrying 100,000 people, in the Himalayas near Cho Ming, Tibet. Nima, a Buddhist monk, is evacuated and his brother Tenzin joins the ark project. Funding is raised by selling tickets at €1 billion per person. By 2011, articles of value are moved to the arks with the help of art expert and First Daughter Laura Wilson. In 2012, struggling Los Angeles science-fiction writer Jackson Curtis is a chauffeur for Russian billionaire Yuri Karpov. Jackson's former wife Kate and their children Noah and Lilly live with Kate's boyfriend, plastic surgeon and pilot Gordon Silberman.
Jackson takes Lilly camping in Yellowstone National Park. When they head into an area fenced off by the United States Army, they are caught and brought to Adrian, who has read Jackson's books. After they are released they meet conspiracy theorist Charlie Frost, who hosts a radio show from the park; that night, after the military evacuates Yellowstone, Jackson watches Charlie's video of Charles Hapgood's theory that polar shifts and the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar predict a 2012 phenomenon and the end of the world as we know it. Charlie reveals anyone. Soon after Jackson and his children return home, earthquakes begin in California, he rescues his family as the Earth-crust displacement begins, causing a 10.9 magnitude earthquake, Jackson and his family escape from Los Angeles by air as the city collapses into the Pacific Ocean. They fly to Yellowstone to retrieve a map from Charlie with the arks' location; as they leave, the Yellowstone Caldera erupts. The group lands in Las Vegas to find a larger plane and meet Yuri, his twin sons Alec and Oleg, his girlfriend Tamara and their pilot Sasha.
Sasha and Gordon fly them out in an Antonov An-500 as the Yellowstone ash cloud envelops Las Vegas. An attempted refueling stop in Hawaii is abandoned after seeing the islands consumed by flows of volcanic eruptions. Adrian and Laura fly to the arks on Air Force One. Knowing that his daughter will survive, Wilson remains in Washington, D. C. to address the nation for the last time while millions of people die in earthquakes and megatsunamis worldwide, including himself. With the presidential line of succession gone, Carl assumes the position of acting commander-in-chief; when Jackson's group reaches China, their plane runs out of fuel. Sasha continues flying the plane as the others escape in a Bentley Continental Flying Spur stored in the cargo hold. Sasha is killed; the others are spotted by Chinese Air Force helicopters. Yuri and his sons are brought to the arks and the Curtis family and Gordon are left behind as Sasha and Tamara were having an affair; the remaining group is brought to the arks with his grandparents.
With Tenzin's help, they stow away on Ark 4, where the U. S. contingent is located. As a megatsunami breaches the Himalayas and approaches the site, an impact driver lodges in the ark-door gears, keeping a boarding gate open, which prevents the ship's engines from starting. In the ensuing chaos, Yuri and Gordon are killed. Tenzin is injured, the ark is set adrift. Jackson and Noah dislodge the tool and the crew regains control of the Ark before it strikes Mount Everest. Jackson is reunited with his family and reconciles with Kate. Twenty-seven days the waters are receding; the arks approach the Cape of Good Hope, where the Drakensberg mountains of KwaZulu-Natal is emerging. Adrian and Laura begin a relationship, Jackson and Kate rekindle their romance. An alternate ending appears in the film's DVD version. After Captain Michaels announces that they are heading for the Cape of Good Hope, Adrian learns by phone that his father and Harry's friend Tony survived the megatsunami which struck their cruise ship, the Genesis, Captain Michaels says that they should soon see the ship.
Kate thanks Laura for taking care of Lily, Laura tells Jackson that she enjoyed his book. Jackson returns Noah's cell phone, which he r
Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson is an English actor and musician. He started his film career by playing Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in 2005, he got the leading role of vampire Edward Cullen in the film adaptations of the Twilight novels by Stephenie Meyer, which consisted of five films between 2008 and 2012 that combined grossed over $3.3 billion in worldwide receipts. Twilight brought Pattinson worldwide fame, established him among the highest paid and most bankable actors in Hollywood. In 2010, Pattinson was named one of TIME magazine's 100 most influential people in the world, in the same year Forbes ranked him as one of the most powerful celebrities in the world in the Forbes Celebrity 100. In 2009, he portrayed Salvador Dalí in Little Ashes; that same year, a documentary film, about the actor's fame and popularity, was released. He appeared as a troubled young man in Remember Me and starred in a romantic drama, Water for Elephants, his performance as a tough, cold-hearted and calculating billionaire in David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis, earned him critical praise.
He gained further critical appreciation for his performances in David Michod's futuristic western The Rover. Pattinson started his career as a model at the age of 12. In 2013, Dior Homme signed him as the face of their Fragrances. In 2016, he became the first brand ambassador of their Menswear collection. Pattinson plays his own music, he sang songs for the 2008 independent comedy-drama film How to Be. He is a supporter of the End Child Prostitution and Trafficking campaign and Abducted Children Together, the GO Campaign, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness and funds to help orphans and vulnerable children throughout the world, he became ambassador of the latter in 2015 to help raise international awareness of it. He is a member of International Medical Corps and has promoted and shared details about cancer through PSAs to raise awareness about the disease. Pattinson was born in London, his father, imported vintage cars from the United States, his mother, worked for a modelling agency.
Pattinson has two older sisters and singer Elizabeth "Lizzy" Pattinson. Growing up in Barnes, London, he attended Tower House School until he was 12, The Harrodian School, he became involved in amateur theatre at the Barnes Theatre Company. He was cast in a small role in Guys and Dolls, he next auditioned for Thornton Wilder's Our Town, was cast as George Gibbs. He appeared in Anything Goes and Macbeth, he caught the attention of an acting agent in a production of Tess of the d'Urbervilles and began looking for professional roles. Pattinson had supporting roles in the German made-for-television film Ring of the Nibelungs in 2004, in director Mira Nair's costume drama Vanity Fair, although his scenes in the latter were deleted and only appear on the DVD version. In May 2005, he was scheduled to appear in the UK premiere of The Woman Before at the Royal Court Theatre, but was fired shortly before the opening night and was replaced by Tom Riley; that year he played Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
For this role he was named that year's "British Star of Tomorrow" by The Times and had more than once been hailed as "the next Jude Law". In 2006, Pattinson appeared in The Haunted Airman a psychological thriller, aired on BBC Four on 31 October, he earned favourable reviews; the Stage praised his performance by saying that " played the airman of the title with a perfect combination of youthful terror and world weary cynicism." On 19 February 2007, he appeared in a supporting role in a one-off television drama based on the best-selling novel by Kate Long, The Bad Mother's Handbook. In 2008, Pattinson landed the role of Edward Cullen in the film Twilight, based on Stephenie Meyer's best-selling novel of the same name. According to TV Guide, Pattinson was apprehensive about auditioning for the role, fearful that he would not be able to live up to the "perfection" expected from the character; the film turned Pattinson into a movie star overnight. Although the film received mixed reviews, critics praised his and co-star Kristen Stewart's chemistry in the film.
The New York Times called Pattinson a "capable and exotically beautiful" actor and Roger Ebert said he was "well-chosen" for the role. His other release of 2008, How to Be, was a low-budget comedy drama film written and directed by Oliver Irving, it screened at number of film festivals, earned mixed reviews from critics. Pattinson starred as Salvador Dalí in the film Little Ashes, a Spanish-British drama directed by Paul Morrison, he starred in a short film The Summer House directed by Daisy Gili. This short film re-released as a part of an anthology film titled Love & Distrust, comprising five short films following eight individuals from diverse backgrounds on their quest for true contentment, he reprised his role as Edward Cullen in the Twilight sequel The Twilight Saga: New Moon, released on 20 November 2009. The film earned a record-breaking $142,839,137 opening weekend and an overall run of $709,827,462 worldwide. Though the film received negative reviews, film critic Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune said that Pattinson was still "interesting to watch" despite the bad makeup.
Bill GoodyKoontz from the Arizona Republic said that "Pattinson's not in the film
Clash of the Titans (2010 film)
Clash of the Titans is a 2010 American-Australian action adventure fantasy film and remake of the 1981 film of the same name produced by MGM. The story is loosely based on the Greek myth of Perseus. Directed by Louis Leterrier and starring Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, the film was set for standard release on March 26, 2010. However, it was announced that the film would be converted to 3D and was released on April 2, 2010. Clash of the Titans grossed $493 million worldwide, though it received negative reviews from critics and received two Golden Raspberry Awards nominations; the film's success led to a sequel, Wrath of the Titans, released in March 2012. A third film titled Revenge of the Titans was in development but cancelled due to Wrath of the Titans' disappointing box office performance. In ancient times, after defeating their predecessors, the Titans, the gods divided the world among themselves. Zeus took the skies, Poseidon took the seas, Hades was left with the Underworld upon being tricked by Zeus.
The gods created the mortals. As time passed, mortals began to question and soon resist their creators, angering the Olympians; the Olympians wanted to eliminate Man altogether. Zeus slept with the queen conceiving a child Perseus. So angry at Zeus, Acrisius the child in the ocean. Zeus punishes Acrisius by striking him with lightning and turning him into the deformed creature Calibos. A fisherman named Spyros finds a coffin adrift in the sea, discovering a baby and the body of his mother, Danae. Spyros and his wife, raise Perseus as their own son, alongside their daughter, Tekla. One day, an adult Perseus and his family watch soldiers from the city of Argos destroying the statue of Zeus. Infuriated at this, the Gods unleash the Furies. Hades appears and destroys the family's fishing vessel, resulting in Perseus' family drowning. Only Perseus is found by a group of soldiers. Perseus is brought before King Cepheus and Queen Cassiopeia, who are celebrating their campaign against the gods. Queen Cassiopeia compares her daughter Andromeda to the gods and boasts that she is more beautiful than Aphrodite.
The revelry is cut short by the arrival of Hades, given leave by Zeus to punish the mortals for their defiance. Hades threatens to unleash his monster, the Kraken, against Argos, unless Andromeda is offered as a sacrifice. Before leaving, he reveals that Perseus is a demigod and the son of Zeus. Perseus meets Io. Perseus leads the King's Guard to the Stygian Witches. Seeking to help his newly discovered son, Zeus gives Perseus a sword forged on Mount Olympus and a winged horse named Pegasus. Perseus refuses the sword, but the captain of the King's guard, keeps the sword for when Perseus needs it. However, Perseus likes Pegasus. Soon after, they are attacked by Calibos. Draco forces him to flee; the band gives chase but they are attacked by giant scorpions called Scorpiochs that spring from spilled drops of Calibos's blood. They are saved by a band of Djinn, non-human desert sorcerers led by Sheik Suleiman, who tame the remaining Scorpions. Wishing for the gods' defeat, the Djinn lend their aid to Perseus and his band.
As they continue to travel, Io aids and teaches Perseus and they begin to fall in love. The group arrives at the lair of the Stygian Witches and learn that to kill the Kraken, they must obtain and use the head of Medusa, a gorgon who resides in a temple in the Underworld. Any living creature that looks on Medusa's eyes will turn into stone. Perseus, Io, Solon and their remaining men travel to the entrance into the Underworld; the men enter Medusa's temple lair while Io, being a woman and forbidden from entering, remains outside. Medusa kills most of the band, but Perseus manages to behead her by using his reflective shield to see her with his back turned; as he leaves the temple, Calibos fatally stabs her. As Perseus and Calibos fight, Perseus accepts that he is a son of Zeus, picks up the Olympian sword, stabs Calibos through the chest, which has restored him to his human form. With his last breath, Calibos urges Perseus not to become a god; as Io lies dying, she urges Perseus to save Andromeda and Argos.
Perseus lovingly stays with her until her last breath instead of leaving immediately. Pegasus soon takes Perseus back to the city of Argos; the people of Argos bind Andromeda to sacrifice her to the Kraken. Meanwhile, Hades reveals he does not require the faith or worship of mortals as Zeus does, as he has learned to survive on their fear. Hades subdues the weakened Zeus. Perseus arrives at Argos and exposes Medusa's head to the Kraken, which makes eye contact just before it is able to reach Andromeda; the Kraken petrifies and crumbles. Prokopion, the insane leader of the Cult of Hades, attempts to kill Perseus, but Cepheus stops him and is stabbed, before both are killed when the Kraken's petrified claw falls on them. Hades appears, intending to kill Perseus, but Perseus, invoking Zeus, throws his sword at Hades, forcing him back to the Underworld. Perseus rescues Andromeda, she asks Perseus to stay by her side as the King. Perseus refuses another offer of godhood from Zeus, who proclaims that if Perseus is to live as a human, he should not be alone, subsequently revives Io, reuniti
Oblivion (2013 film)
Oblivion is a 2013 American post-apocalyptic science fiction action film based on Joseph Kosinski's unpublished graphic novel of the same name. The film was directed by Kosinski, it stars Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko. The film was released in the U. S. on April 19, 2013. According to Kosinski, Oblivion pays homage to science fiction films of the 1970s. In 2077, sixty years after a war with extraterrestrials that devastated Earth, humanity has relocated to Saturn's moon Titan via a giant space station called the Tet. Gigantic offshore fusion energy generators drain Earth's oceans to power the colonies on Titan. Led by mission controller Sally and guided by his housemate and communications partner Victoria "Vika" Olsen, "Tech-49" Jack Harper leaves his tower post to repair downed combat drones that guard the regions and generators against the alien scavengers. Although his memory has been wiped, he has had recurring dreams and visions of being on the observation deck of the Empire State Building with a dark-haired woman.
He collects the occasional artifact that he finds from humanity's past. Vika is concerned about Jack's curiosity, questioning whether they are still "an effective team," and encouraging him to do his job, so they can join the others on Titan soon. After scavengers destroy a generator, Jack discovers that they have been using the Empire State Building's antenna to transmit coordinates to outer space. While taking a break at his secret lake house retreat, he watches a crash-landing module of a pre-war spacecraft called the Odyssey. Thinking that the ship contains aliens, he investigates, only to find humans in stasis chambers. One of the humans is the woman from his dreams. Jack protects her chamber from a drone that destroys the others, revives the woman, Julia Rusakova, who makes Vika instinctively jealous. Jack and Julia are captured by the scavengers, they are taken to their headquarters at the Raven Rock Mountain Complex, the scavengers are revealed to be human survivors. Their leader, Malcolm Beech, wants Jack to reprogram their captured drone to carry nuclear fuel cells to blow up the Tet.
Although Jack refuses, Beech releases them to seek the truth beyond the boundaries of the forbidden radiation zone. When they reach the Empire State Building, Julia reveals. Jack remembers that he proposed to her there. Julia recalls that she was on a mission to Titan when they were diverted to investigate an alien presence; when the two return to Jack's tower, Vika refuses them entry, reports her findings to Sally, saying they are "no longer an effective team." Sally activates a drone that kills Vika before Julia shoots it down. Jack and Julia are shot down by other pursuing drones; the two eject into the radiation zone. Jack discovers another ship with a technician trying to repair a downed drone, is shocked to see that the tech is a clone of himself who goes by "Tech-52"; the clone is shocked to see Julia. Jack battles and incapacitates his clone. After flying to Tech-52's tower, discovering an inquisitive Vika clone, he returns to treat Julia take her to the lake house. At the scavenger base, Beech reveals to Jack and Julia that the Tet was an alien artificial intelligence that destroyed the Moon, causing massive devastation to the planet, invaded Earth with thousands of Jack clones and drones to wipe out the human race, extracting all of the planet's natural resources before moving on.
As Jack repairs the captured drone, the base is attacked by other drones, gravely injuring Beech, ruining the captured drone except for its fuel cells. Jack agrees to deliver Julia to Sally through the stasis chamber. On the way to the Tet, Jack listens to the Odyssey's flight recorder, learns that he was the mission commander, Vika was his co-pilot, Sally was their mission controller from Earth; when the Tet started to draw in their ship, Jack jettisoned the pod of stasis chambers containing the crew members leaving himself and Vika to be captured. Back in the present, Jack enters a large room full of capsules of Vika clones, he shows Tet the stasis chamber, but it carries Beech and the fuel cells, which they detonate, killing themselves and destroying the Tet. On Earth, Julia awakens at the lake house. Three years she and her daughter meet the resistance members and "Tech-52" Jack. Tom Cruise as Commander Jack Harper Morgan Freeman as Malcolm Beech Olga Kurylenko as Julia Rusakova Harper Andrea Riseborough as Victoria "Vika" Olsen Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Sergeant Sykes Melissa Leo as Sally/Tet Zoë Bell as Kara Kosinski wanted to film a cinematic adaptation of the graphic novel Oblivion, which he started to co-write with Arvid Nelson for Radical Comics.
The novel, was never finished, as Koskinski now admits that "It was just a stage in the project ". He explained in an interview with Empire that "partnership with Radical Comics allowed me to continue working on the story by developing a series of images and continuing to refine the story more over a period of years. I used all that development as a pitch kit to the studio. So though we never released it as an illustrated novel the story is being told as a film, always the intention."Walt Disney Pictures, which produced Kosinski's previous direction Tron: Legacy, acquired the Oblivion film adaptation rights from Radical Comics and Kosinski after a heated auction in August 2010. The film was a directing vehicle for Kosinski with Barry Levine producing and Je
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is a 2010 American romantic fantasy film based on Stephenie Meyer's 2007 novel Eclipse. It is the third installment of The Twilight Saga film series, following 2008's Twilight and 2009's New Moon. Summit Entertainment greenlit the film in February 2009. Directed by David Slade, the film stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, reprising their roles as Bella Swan, Edward Cullen, Jacob Black, respectively. Melissa Rosenberg, who penned the scripts for both Twilight and New Moon, returned as screenwriter. Filming began on August 17, 2009, at Vancouver Film Studios, finished in late October, with post-production began early the following month. Bryce Dallas Howard was cast as Victoria, replacing Rachelle Lefevre who played her; the film was released worldwide on June 30, 2010 in theatres, became the first Twilight film to be released in IMAX. The film has received mixed reception from critics, it held the record for biggest midnight opening in the United States and Canada in box office history, grossing an estimated $30 million, until it was surpassed by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 in 2011.
The film scored the biggest Wednesday opening in the United States and Canada history with $68,533,840 beating Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen's $62 million. Eclipse has become the film with the widest independent release, playing in over 4,416 theaters, surpassing its predecessor, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which held the record since November 2009. In Seattle, not far from Forks, Victoria still seeks vengeance on Bella for James’s death. Learning that Laurent is killed by wolves and to replace him and James, she attacks and bites Riley Biers in order to begin creating an army of newborns, who are many times stronger during their first few months than older vampires. Back in Forks, Edward Cullen and Bella Swan resume their relationship, discuss the complications of becoming a vampire. At eighteen years old, one year older than Edward was when he became a vampire, Bella dislikes the idea of marrying so young, though Edward refuses to turn her into a vampire until they are married, his argument being that she should have a normal, human life.
While Bella's father, Charlie Swan, investigates the disappearance of Riley Biers, Edward suspects his disappearance was caused by Victoria and her newborn's army, furthering his suspicions of Riley Biers' intrusion into Bella's bedroom to steal her red blouse. Bella insists that the rest of the wolf pack would never harm her. Bella wants to go to Jacob's home though Edward expresses his dislike of Jacob and concern for her safety, but she returns unharmed. During one of her visits, Jacob confesses that he is in love with Bella, forcefully kisses her. Furious, she punches him and sprains her hand, Edward threatens Jacob and tells him to only kiss her if she asks him to. Bella revokes the invitations of Jacob and his pack members to her graduation party at the Cullen house, but when Jacob apologizes for his behavior, she forgives him and lets him and the wolf pack attend the party. Meanwhile, Alice sees a vision that the newborn army will attack Forks within the week, led by Riley Biers. Jacob, accompanied by Quil and Embry, overhear this, which leads to an alliance between the Cullens and wolf pack.
The Cullens and the wolves agree to a meeting place and time to train and discuss strategy against the powerful newborns. During their training Jasper explains to Bella that he was a Major in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, he was created by a vampire named Maria to control a newborn army, he realized that Maria used him to fulfill her own ambitions. He didn't know there was another way until he joined the Cullens. Bella begins to understand Jasper better. Despite her reluctance to marry young, Bella realizes that spending eternity with Edward is more important to her than anything else and accepts his marriage proposal, along with his late mother's engagement ring. Edward and Bella camp in the mountains to hide Bella from the bloodthirsty newborns. During the night, Bella overhears a conversation between Edward and Jacob, in which they temporarily put aside their hatred towards each other. In the morning, Jacob is furious. Bella asks Jacob to kiss her, she realizes that she loves him.
Edward is not upset, because Bella says she loves him more than Jacob. When Victoria appears, Edward kills her; the Cullens and the wolves, destroy her "army", though Jacob is injured saving Leah from a newborn. Several members of the vampire overlords, the Volturi, arrive to deal with the newborn army, are surprised the Cullens weren't killed, they see that the Cullens are guarding the newborn, Bree Tanner, who had refused to fight and surrendered to Carlisle. Jane tortures Bree to get information has Felix kill her, despite the Cullens' efforts to spare her. Carlisle treats Jacob at his home, Bella visits him to tell him that though she loves him, she has chosen Edward. Devastated by her choice, Jacob reluctantly agrees not to come between Edward. Bella and Edward go to the meadow, where she tells him she has decided to do things his way: Get married, have a normal honeymoon be transformed into a vampire, she explains that she never has been normal and never will be, that she's felt out of place her entire life, but when she is in Edward's world she feels stronger and complete.
At the end of the story, they know they need to tell Charlie about their engagement, for which Bella is happy Edward is "bulletproof." In early November 20