Fallout may be the most breathlessly intense Mission: Impossible adventure yet

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Only about 30 rocket-paced minutes have whizzed by before Mission: Impossible­—Fallout first flirts with truly impossible odds. Ethan Hunt, the human missile of American intelligence that Tom Cruise has been popping back in to play for more than 20 years now, is masquerading as a mysterious terrorist, the perfectly…

Rian Johnson and Christopher McQuarrie have pretty different takes on film criticism

Artists have always had a complicated relationship with critics, but that’s gotten immeasurably worse in a culture where a) everybody now has a public platform and b) everybody has a direct line to the artist. Despite getting mostly positive notices for The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson, for example, has seen his movie (and…

New Mission: Impossible—Fallout trailer confirms that yes, this movie looks very fun

For pure entertainment value, it’s hard to top the Mission: Impossible series— even the Fast And Furious films lack the consistent track record delivered by the Tom Cruise-led franchise adaptation of the old TV show. Each film is the vision of a different auteur, and yet all have delivered a reliably thrilling…

Christopher McQuarrie will return to write and direct another Mission: Impossible

Suggesting that he really wants to be behind the camera when Tom “Sure, I’ll hang onto the side of an airplane” Cruise eventually dies, Christopher McQuarrie has signed on to write, direct, and produce another Mission: Impossible movie. He previously wore those same hats for Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation, and…

Rogue Nation’s Christopher McQuarrie might be back for Mission: Impossible 6

Variety is reporting that Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation writer-director Christopher McQuarrie is in talks to return for the sixth installment of the spy franchise, presumably leveraging his expertise in devising bigger, faster things for Tom Cruise to dangle off the side of. If McQuarrie does end up accepting the…

The trailer for Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation hopes you like Tom Cruise jumping

Given that the plot of three of the four Mission: Impossible movies basically involves the government disavowing and/or trying to get rid of Tom Cruise’s Agent Ethan Hunt, the people involved in the latest one decided not to mess with success. After the excitement of yesterday’s teaser trailer, now we have a proper…