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Friday
Dec212012

"Jack Reacher," "This Is 40" Open Friday

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Earlier this week, The Guilt Trip and Monsters, Inc. 3D opened in theaters.  Two more films make their debut on Friday. 

Here’s a closer look:

-- Jack Reacher: Tom Cruise is the title character, an ex-Army investigator who becomes involved in the case of a former military sniper suspected in a shooting attack.  Rosamund Pike, Robert Duvall and Richard Jenkins also star.  Rated PG-13.

-- This Is 40: In this semi-sequel to Knocked Up, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprise their roles of a husband and wife, now navigating life as a middle-age couple.  Megan Fox, Albert Brooks and Chris O'Dowd also star in the Judd Apatow-directed comedy.  Rated R.  [Click here to read a review]

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Saturday
Dec152012

Cruise Film, "Family Guy" Episode Postponed After Connecticut Shooting

ABC/RICK ROWELL(NEW YORK) -- The premiere of the Tom Cruise film Jack Reacher, originally scheduled for Saturday in Pittsburgh, has been postponed due to the Newtown, Conn., school massacre.

Jack Reacher was scheduled to premier to American audiences just one day after Adam Lanza allegedly entered a Connecticut elementary school and murdered 20 children and six adults. Presumably, the film’s gritty content and gun violence are what lead to the decision from Paramount Pictures.

“Due to the terrible tragedy in Newtown, Conn., and out of honor and respect for the families of the victims whose lives were senselessly taken, we are postponing tomorrow’s Pittsburgh premiere of Jack Reacher,”  Paramount said in a Dec. 14 statement to the Hollywood Reporter. “Our hearts go out to all those who lost loved ones.”

The film’s plot revolves around the mysterious appearance of title character Jack Reaper, played by Cruise, in Pittsburgh, after a violent opening sequence in which a sniper “methodically gun down what looks to be five random targets,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Also, in a change to its Sunday broadcast schedule, the Fox network reportedly will not air new episodes of Family Guy and American Dad as planned, opting instead for previously aired episodes of each, according to Entertainment Weekly. The network has not yet made an official statement concerning the decision.

This is not the first time an entertainment company has rescheduled a film premier in consideration of recent tragic events.

In July, Warner Bros. canceled the Paris, Mexico City and Tokyo premieres of its film “Dark Knight Rises” after James Holmes allegedly killed 12 and injured 58 in a shooting during an Aurora, Colo., screening of the movie. Cast members Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway and Morgan Freeman, along with their director Christopher Nolan, subsequently canceled several media appearances, as well.

Jack Reacher is scheduled for national release Dec. 21.

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