Movie review: ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One’

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Bob GarverSpecial to the Valley NewsLast summer, when “Top Gun: Maverick” was making roughly all the money printed in the United States during that fiscal quarter, I read a number of articles calling Tom Cruise various iterations of “The Last Movie Star.” Many publications jumped on the trend at once; however, the moniker is obviously an exaggeration. Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt haven’t exactly been left in the dust in Hollywood, but it’s understandable where it comes from. It may take a few beats to remember the “Avatar” movies’ star Sam Worthington or that Tom Holland is the most recent live-action version of Spider-Man, but there is no such confusion with a Tom Cruise movie. I bet most people, when discussing the “Mission: Impossible” movies, say “Tom
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