MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION


2015 DIRECTOR: Christopher Mcquarrie May contain spoilers! By number 5, the Mission: Impossible franchise seems to be finding its feet. Tom Cruise's ego, whilst still on top form, is now conceding more to a weary audience that he is not the centre of attention, at least not all the time. In this case, the master … Continue reading MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION IN CINEMAS NOW


Mission: Impossible is back today, with the fifth instalment in 19 years. Years, just short of 20 years since Brian De Palma's reboot/sequel or soft reboot of the original hit 1960's TV series blasted its way into theatres in the summer of 1996. It held its own against Independence Day (1996) and has become the rescue … Continue reading MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION IN CINEMAS NOW

STAR TREK @ 47


Star Trek's magic number is you guessed it, 47. And today, the classic series and the franchise is 47 years old. The 8th September 1966 saw the inaugural broadcast of the iconic series, with Captain Kirk (William Shatner) and Spock (Leonard Nimoy) tackling "The Man Trap". This was the seventh episode of the first season but the actual … Continue reading STAR TREK @ 47

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III


2006 DIRECTOR: J.J. Abrams May Contain Spoilers! The Mission: Impossible franchise has been utterly inconsistent in all but a few ways. The first is that Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt is the star throughout and some of his sidekicks run though, notably Ving Rhames but besides that, nothing. Beginning with Brian De Palma's intelligent thriller back in … Continue reading MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL (400th REVIEW!)


2011 DIRECTOR: Brad Bird 400th REVIEW! May Contain Spoilers! It's been 16 years since Brian De Palma teamed up with Tom Cruise to bring the cult 1960's TV series to the big screen. Back in 1996, Mission: Impossible was seen as overly complex and too much so for a  summer blockbuster, certainly when released alongside … Continue reading MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL (400th REVIEW!)