Tom Cruise has suffered more than his share of slings and arrows across his career. But still, author Lee Child’s comments about his dumping from the Jack Reacher (Sunday, 9pm, Nine)(not QLD, SA or WA) franchise must have stung. The author of more than 23 books in the series said last year: “I really enjoyed working with Cruise … But ultimately the readers are right. The size of Reacher is really, really important and it’s a big component of who he is. And Cruise, for all his talent, didn’t have that physicality.” Child added that they wanted to take the franchise to Netflix: “Long-form streaming television, with a completely new actor.” With M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass soon to premiere in cinemas, check out the memorable first film in what is referred to as the Eastrail 177 Trilogy, Unbreakable (Wednesday, 8.30pm, 10 Peach). It stars Bruce Willis as David Dunn, a security guard with superhero abilities, alongside Robin Wright and Samuel L. Jackson. When you include the ads, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Saturday, 7pm, GO!) becomes a 3½-hour investment. To wit: it is only the first third of the story. Yet something about Peter Jackson’s vision of Middle Earth keeps pulling audiences back.