Tom Cruise lives beyond the grave

Tom Cruise is back from the dead – in new blockbuster The Mummy, a big-budget shot at unwrapping what might happen on the other side of the grave. But as The Big Picture’s Ben McEachen explains, The Mummy is just like so many other undead movies: it lacks imagination when it comes to living after dying.

Wondering why movies about the past are so popular? Mark Hadley offers three punchy reasons why we love our entertainment to be all about what’s come before.

And for something totally different in The Big Picture’s cultural round-up, spare one minute to watch Mark’s summary of Rough Night.

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