Take that, Hugo! Not this year, The Descendants! If Seth Rogen could have his way, it would be Tom Cruise bounding up those steps to accept a Best Picture award at the Oscars this year. Or, well, we guess the producers are technically the ones who accept the award … the point is, Ghost Protocol was a great film! “I honestly thought that Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol was one of the best movies of the year,” the 50/50 actor admitted to The Huffington Post while promoting his hosting gig at the Independent Spirit Awards next Saturday. “It got no love from the awards whatsoever. I loved that f—ing movie. It was great … I’m an Oscar voter. I voted for it.” We couldn’t agree more; remember when Cruise is clinging to the side of the skyscraper? Ah-mazing. Which got us thinking: Which movies and actors were unjustly left out of the running merely because they didn’t feature a war horse or Jonah Hill? Our Oscar votes would definitely go to:
When we found out that Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol was heading to Rio (where they’re streaming the red carpet live), we realized that they’ve literally taken the movie across the globe. And by they, we mean actors Tom Cruise, Paula Patton (who is gorgeous, BTW) and Simon Pegg. Don’t worry, we already screamed, “Where’s Jeremy Renner” at the screen a bunch of times. Looks like he was busy doing the television interviews while they hopped on flights. The premieres started in Japan, moved to Seoul, covered Mumbai and Dubai, headed to Moscow, jumped to Madrid, Munich and Paris and made a pitstop in London. Gillian Anderson randomly turned up at the last one, FYI. So as you can see, that’s quite a journey they’ve been on. We figured it would be a good idea to put photographs from all the red carpets in one post so you can get your fill. But hurry up and look at the gallery, because this message will self destruct in five seconds.
Whoa, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is taking world domination to a whole new level. We’ve seen pictures of Tom Cruise and company gracing red carpets in Korea, India, Dubai and Germany since last week, and frankly, we’re getting a little jealous here in the States. Just because it’s serious blahdeeblah awards season here doesn’t mean we don’t need our fix of building-scaling, old-man-impersonating, secret-file-excavating Tom as urgently as the rest of the world!
But while we wait for the movie to make its way to our shores, we can get a much better look at today’s premiere in Rio de Janeiro. With the help of Coke Zero, Paramount is live-streaming the red carpet event today at 4 p.m. ET. We can all watch along as Cruise, co-star Paula Patton, director Brad Bird and some other special guests answer questions about all that building-scaling — and better yet, you can also log in and ask your own questions on the Livestream site. Or you can just sit back and watch it here. Electronic dance music legend Tiesto will be working his musical magic at the event too, so you might want to get your cubicle dance shoes on, pronto. Wait, how do you say “pronto” in Portuguese?
Jeremy Renner might be starring in the upcoming Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol, The Bourne Legacy and The Avengers but a surer sign of his impending huge stardom is his willingness to talk about barf. Every (famous) person is doing it!
“Tom [Cruise] is out there, running around, doing his thing all over the building. And we’re just standing there, sort of by the edge, and that is more terrifying,” Renner told HitFix about shooting a particularly terrifying aerial stunt. “And then once I hung out, 30 seconds of near vomiting almost happened. …Tom was laughing, he’s hanging upside down; he’s all red faced and he’s like, ‘Look at this view!’ I’m like, ‘What are you talking about? I’m gonna vomit on you.'” We don’t know if it’s a sign of some kind of innate artistic openness, or just the knowledge that people love a great vomit story, but Renner has hereby joined a proud history of puke tales, following in the barfy footsteps of celebs such as:
Kate Winslet: “My kids came to work for the vomit day,” the Academy-Award winner across said of her puke-tastic scene in the upcoming Carnage. “And I am so thrilled that they were there because they literally have not stopped talking about it since. It was hysterical.” Adds her scene partner John C. Reilly, “While Kate was the one who threw up, Jodie and I had to clean up the vomit. So we had the more disgusting involvement with the vomit.”
The newMission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol trailer was released today and we can’t believe we forgot how crazy Tom Cruise is. Crazy good at being an action star, that is. Whether he’s sprinting down the side of a skyscraper or getting his undershirts terrifically soiled in the name of truth and honor, Cruise is back on the top of his game. We felt inspired to highlight out the top 10 most Tom Cruise moments of the new movie, due out December 21, based on what we’ve seen so far. Because let’s be honest: if anyone could outrun an explosion, jump in the air and not immediately explode into flames, it would definitely be ol’ Tommy boy.
You GUYS. We didn’t expect it at all, but after watching the trailer for Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol, we’re dying to watch the movie. The Kremlin blowing up, Eminem in the soundtrack, Tom Cruise and his running, and that cast! Jeremy Renner, badass Indian actor Anil Kapoor, Josh Holloway (Lost fan alert) and Simon Pegg. Please tell us you love Simon as much as we do? Scotty in Star Trek (the 2009 version) is just the tip of the iceberg with him.
It’s everything you’d expect out of an MI movie, especially the stunts, which look un-frickin’-real. Tom Cruise’s character Ethan Hunt, his team and the WHOLE Impossible Mission Force are being blamed for the Kremlin attack and branded as terrorists. They’re allowed to escape as part of a plan to help them work outside of the agency, but none of them can be captured. Ready, set, go! And Tom looks great. Jeremy Renner looks delicious. And the eye-candy of the film, Paula Patton looks pretty good too. It’s a win-win.
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