mission: impossible

Brian De Palma – Master Of Suspense

The great Brian De Palma was born on 11 September 1940. He has always been a director that defies convention. He’s an outsider that managed to get into the Hollywood system and subvert it. In the early days his love of the thriller led to him [...]

September 11, 2021

Notebook Reviews: MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 2

John Woo – 2000. Mission: Impossible 2 is an enjoyable and slick action sequel. Stylistically, this John Woo directed film is very different from Brian De Palma’s 1996 original – but it manages to be great in its own way. Tom [...]

September 5, 2021

Notebook Reviews: MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE

Brian De Palma – 1996. Mission: Impossible sees Brian De Palma take the classic 1960s spy series and update it for the 1990s. It’s an incredibly stylish piece of big screen espionage, which has echoes of the genres ’60s origins. [...]

August 22, 2021

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 7 – Kittridge Strikes Back

He’s back! Eugene Kittridge returns to the Mission: Impossible franchise, 25 years after he made Tom Cruise‘s Ethan Hunt ‘very upset’ in the Brian De Palma film which kick-started the series back in 1996.  Henry Czerny will [...]

March 5, 2021

Paramount+ Delivers Another Blow To Theatrical Distribution

Theatrical film distribution has taken another serious blow. The launch of Paramount+ has brought the news that Paramount Pictures is going to shrink its theatrical release window from the current 90 days to 45 days for its big budget movies  [...]

February 25, 2021

Mission On Hold: Filming Delayed On MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 8

Mission: Impossible 7 and 8 will no longer shoot back-to-back. The delay in M:I 7’s production due to COVID-19 and the delay in the release of Top Gun: Maverick means that Tom Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie have decided to delay [...]

February 17, 2021

Zack Snyder’s JUSTICE LEAGUE Gets Justice For Filmmakers

The history of Hollywood is littered with people who have been chewed up and spit out by the dream factory. Films have been written, shot and edited, only to have the wonderful minds behind them cut out of the final stages. Heck, directors have even [...]

February 5, 2021

Review: ACCION MUTANTE Is Like Mission: Impossible On Acid

Action Mutante is a rip- roaring action-adventure comedy-sci-fi film. It’s also bizarre, but I’ll get to that later. Directed by Alex De La Iglesia and produced by Pedro Almodovar, this Spanish language 1993 release is a totally unique [...]

October 22, 2020

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