Already when main character Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) starts off the beginning Oblivion with describing his dreams of life on earth before the war - dreams so realistic they are like real memories - we know that this isn't just another action flick.
While British royal family Queen Elizabeth, Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry were front and center for the 2012 Olympic games, living up to their titles as Olympic ambassadors, royal sister-in-law Pippa Middleton, 28, seemed to be taking advantage of a much-needed respite from the limelight.
While rather good at singing and dancing, Madonna's forays into film, both in front of and behind the camera, have been greeted, to put it politely, with mixed reaction. Madonna is not exactly an auteur, with a style body of work to be analyzed in the traditional sense.
Madonna, 53, finds herself, once again, the object of public displeasure, this time for W.E., the movie she co-wrote and directed about the romance between Wallis Simpson (Andrea Riseborough) and King Edward VIII (James D'Arcy), resulting in the latter's abdication of the throne of England.
Early audiences and critics have been less than enthusiastic about the second directorial effort by Madonna, W.E., a period piece about the doomed love story between King Edward VIII and his American divorcee lover, Wallis Simpson, in the 1930s.