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REVIEW: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011)

by on Jan.02, 2012, under Movies

I saw Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, a.k.a. Don’t Call It Mission Impossible 4, over the course of Christmas weekend.  Bottom line: loved it.  It’s everything you’d want in a Summer movie — fun action, excitement, crazy stunts, lots of laughs — but in time for the holidays!

The Mission Impossible franchise has benefited and suffered from bringing in different directors and subsequently different directions for the first three films.  (continue reading…)

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REVIEW: The Adventures of Tin Tin (2011)

by on Dec.27, 2011, under Movies

Tin Tin is director Steven Spielberg’s first animated film, and it’s a home run.  Based on the series of graphic novels by famed Belgian artist/writer Herge, Tin Tin is both true to the source material and vintage Spielberg.

The plot follows a young reporter, Tin Tin (Jamie Bell) and his dog Snowy.  (Insert Rin Tin Tin joke here.)  Tin Tin purchases a model ship, and is immediately beset by multiple parties who seek to acquire the ship by any means necessary.  Sensing a story, Tin Tin looks into the history of the ship the model is based on, the famed Unicorn.  Soon Tin Tin is thrust into a mystery that spans the globe, finding himself pitted with the descendant of the Unicorn’s commander, Captain Haddock, fighting for their survival against treasure hunters who will stop at nothing to acquire the Unicorn’s booty.  So to speak. (continue reading…)

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TRAILER: Mission: Impossible 4 (Dec 16, 2011)

by on Jun.29, 2011, under Movies

I know a lot of folks out there cannot STAND Tom Cruise and/or anything he does, and not without reason. But if I disavowed everyone, let alone every actor/singer/writer, who said and/or did really stupid things, I wouldn’t be partaking of very much pop culture, would I? While I avoided Cruise’s embarassing Cameron Diaz disaster, Knight & Day, I can’t wait for Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. J.J. Abrams’ MI:3 was awesome, and this one (with a story by Abrams & Cruise, directed by Pixar vet Brad Bird) looks like it could be a winner as well.

If Cruise’s inanity and periodic insanity are off-putting, the ensemble has plenty of geek/nerd inducing faces: Simon Pegg, Josh “Sawyer” Halloway, Ving Rhames, Léa Seydoux, Paula Patton, and the great Tom Wilkinson. Check out the trailer and see for yourself: (continue reading…)

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Simon Pegg & Nick Frost’s Remake of Star Wars

by on Mar.15, 2011, under Only on the Internet

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost took a break while filming their new movie Paul to try something different: Being funny. Watch, shalst we? (continue reading…)

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TRAILER: Paul (2011)

by on Oct.25, 2010, under Movies

The first trailer is out for the latest team-up from British comedians Nick Frost & Simon Pegg. Frost & Pegg’s previous two collaborations (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) were a fantastic blend of brilliantly high-brow and perversely low-brow. This film looks shockingly . . . bad. An “uproarious” E.T. meets Kangaroo Jack concept that looks tailored for Jack Black, not Frost & Pegg. Here’s hoping I am mistaken and there’s more to this than meets the eye in this dreadful teaser trailer: (continue reading…)

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