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Mission Impossible: Fallout

July 31, 2018

M:I 6 has turned out to be one of the best action movies in recent memory. Its the culmination of all that came before it: the intriguing plots, the spy gadgetry, and of course Tom Cruise’s insistence in putting himself in preposterous stunt situations. And its all¬†fantastic. Remember Howard Hawks’ famous quote that a good […]

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

August 8, 2015

The Mission Impossible franchise has been around since 1966 and came in the wake of the Bond franchise which popularize spy stories. Yet now, after four other movies, Rogue Nation is the MI film which tries to emulate Bond the most. Mission Impossible 5 contains a lot of elements that feel a lot like a […]

Edge of Tomorrow

July 30, 2014

I didn’t hold much hope for Edge of Tomorrow. Living a day over and over again as a premise seemed more like a chore than anything else. And otherwise it looked like a video game. It even has that restarting gimmick to feel like a video game. Turns out, Edge of Tomorrow is pretty awesome. […]


May 4, 2013

Oblivion is Tom Cruise’s latest sci-fi film which seems him as Jack, a man left behind on a scorched earth to mine for resources for the new home of the humans on Titan. He is stationed with Victoria who are the last humans left on Earth protecting their machines from what is left over from […]

Jack Reacher

January 13, 2013

Jack Reacher is a pretty standard but enjoyable detective movie. Tom Cruise has helped to make a rather interesting central character. Sometimes its just fun to get caught up in a guy who is about to face five guys in a fight and gets cocky, saying something along the lines of it not being a […]

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

December 29, 2011

Good movie, too bad there wasn’t more action. Kidding, kidding! MI4 is loaded with action. And not just any action: great action. Great suspense. Great movie. This is just one of those amazingly well-constructed action flicks which pump you up and leave you exhilarated as you walk out of the theater. Ghost Protocol follows the […]


November 4, 2009

Watching Valkyrie made me think of what it takes for a movie to be great. In order for a movie to be great, it needs many different elements to work. Valkyrie had some elements that worked and others that didn’t, which is why instead of being a great movie, which it had the potential to […]