Mission: Impossible

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can't help that i want to see this.

the Enrique who acts like some kind of good taste gestapo (Enrique), Friday, 5 May 2006 14:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

yeah, Vanessa Redgrave and Brian De Palma!

Ebert gave MI3 2-1/2 stars, which is like zero from a critic with actual standards.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Friday, 5 May 2006 14:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Like yourself.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 5 May 2006 14:59 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Ebert's review is typically amusing though.

Huk-L (Huk-L), Friday, 5 May 2006 15:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

And he gave Hoot 1 and a half stars or something.

Huk-L (Huk-L), Friday, 5 May 2006 15:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Truly impossible missions:

http://filmexperience.blogspot.com/2006/05/history-of-missions-impossible.html

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Friday, 5 May 2006 15:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Well it's true that Ebert does rate like a lot of the hoi polloi do, nothing gets less than 3 out of 4 unless it actually made him angry that he had to sit through it. There must be some pretty serious things wrong with MI3 from his standpoint, and as much as I would hate it and avoid it anyway, Ebert giving it 2.5 is a hefty caution.

TOMBOT (TOMBOT), Friday, 5 May 2006 15:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

otm

s1ocki (slutsky), Friday, 5 May 2006 15:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

link to Ebert's review...? (incidentally no way in hell am I seeing this movie, I'm just curious and find Ebert's reviews chuckleworthy sometimes)

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 5 May 2006 15:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink

better, Armond deals with it in a cold 100 or so words:

http://nypress.com/19/18/film/ArmondWhite.cfm

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Friday, 5 May 2006 15:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

rogerebert.com

Huk-L (Huk-L), Friday, 5 May 2006 15:08 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I love De Palma and loved the first one. But this one...

J.J. Abrams
Director - filmography
(In Production) (2000s) (1990s)

Star Trek XI (2008) (announced) (attached)
The Good Sailor (2007) (pre-production)

Mission: Impossible III (2006)
... aka M:I-3 (USA: promotional abbreviation)
"Alias"
- Authorized Personnel Only: Part 1 (2005) TV Episode (minor segments) (uncredited)
- Authorized Personnel Only: Part 2 (2005) TV Episode (minor segments) (uncredited)
- The Telling (2003) TV Episode
- Almost Thirty Years (2002) TV Episode
- Truth Be Told (2001) TV Episode
"Lost"
- Pilot: Part 2 (2004) TV Episode
- Pilot: Part 1 (2004) TV Episode

"Felicity"
- Todd Mulcahy: Part 1 (1999) TV Episode
- Friends (1999) TV Episode

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Friday, 5 May 2006 15:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

When all that stuff about Katie Holmes having to stay silent while giving birth was going on, did anyone use "Mission Impossible" as a headline?

Vitbe... *pause*... Is Good Bread (Dada), Friday, 5 May 2006 15:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

what really bugs me is that these movies are pretty much ethan hunt 007 movies... mission impossible is supposed to be about a cool TEAM!!

i like how they dispensed with that in the first one but they've really painted themselves into a corner

s1ocki (slutsky), Friday, 5 May 2006 15:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Tom is all about ensembles.

No Barbara Bain, no cred

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Friday, 5 May 2006 15:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

yeah, I was just saying, the other day, how these movies are nothing like a mission: impossible

I really liked the first one and have seen it a few times, wasn't bothered about the second one and saw a wee bit of tit when it was on the telly once, not really interested in the third one and don't mind whether I see it or not

RJG (RJG), Friday, 5 May 2006 15:51 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Actually, the only reason I'm interested in this one is to see PSH play a Bond villain.

kingfish doesn't live here anymore (kingfish 2.0), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

a wee bit of tit ; )

RJG (RJG), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Whose tit?

Vitbe... *pause*... Is Good Bread (Dada), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

http://mx13.free.fr/c1/acteurs/tom-cruise/tom10.jpg

RJG (RJG), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

it kind of annoys me that they even bother co-opting the Mission:Impossible name. they should just call it BOND USA or something.

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

yeah, or Impossible Mission like the C64 game!!

s1ocki (slutsky), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

'real' actors playing supervillains doesn't usually pan out, ie Walken in View to a Kill prefigured his subsequent sad-joke roles. otoh, Brandauer in Never Say Never Again...

(lotsa reviews say PSH doesn't get much meat in this)

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

But yeah, as noted above, M:I was all about the team of skilled operatives doing skilled operative things, not just Action Dude with Sub-Bond Sidekicks.

Did anyone ever watch the 2nd one more than once? is there a point?

kingfish doesn't live here anymore (kingfish 2.0), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:19 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i really liked mi2 the first time i saw it and then i revisited it and wondered what the hell i was thinking the first time

s1ocki (slutsky), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

You stopped loving doves filmed in slow motion.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"'real' actors playing supervillains doesn't usually pan out,"

too true - cf. Malkovich, Dennis Hopper, tons of others.

(exception = Pacino in Dick Tracy!)

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

what about HANS GRUBER

s1ocki (slutsky), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

or even HANS GRUBER'S BROTHER

kingfish doesn't live here anymore (kingfish 2.0), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

gene hackman as Luthor?

Terence Stamp?

kingfish doesn't live here anymore (kingfish 2.0), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:27 (twelve years ago) Permalink

yaeh, real actors play FUNNY supervillains more successfully... no one shivered at Big Boy Caprice did they? Hackman as Luthor, David Warner in Time Bandits, etc.

I liked Malkovich in that Eastwood pic.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:28 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Hackman bugs me, in general.

Kneel Before Zod = teh classic, of course.

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i'd say real actors as villains works out as much as it doesn't work out

s1ocki (slutsky), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

hackman was a BRILLIANT luthor.

s1ocki (slutsky), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

But i will agree that "realistic"-type acting does not tend to go all that well in the exaggerated world of Bond/superheroes, etc.

for example, (ignoring the plot) Timothy Dalton & Robert Davi in License to Kill.

kingfish doesn't live here anymore (kingfish 2.0), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Warner's hilarious in Time Bandits. not bad in Tron either. (not sure what qualifies him as a "real" actor - did he do Hamlet or something?)

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

oh waitamin, what about Batman Begins & Xmen(1/2)?

xpost Warner is classically trained, right? Also did outstanding voicework in Baldur's Gate 2 as the villain.

also, Peter Cushing in SW

kingfish doesn't live here anymore (kingfish 2.0), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

remembered another pointless mid-90s villain turn - Irons in Die Hard 3.

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

okay I'm comin around to s1ocki's POV

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

yes, Warner played Hamlet with the RSC. I saw him do Undershaft in Major Barbara on Broadway, two days after 9/11.

(OK, how about solid actors who get to use more than 5% of their chops playing big baddies? I think Brandauer and Malkovich qualify here.)

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

warner in time after time

RJG (RJG), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:39 (twelve years ago) Permalink

in fact, I enjoyed the first two X-flicks b/c they had such strong actors in the 3 leads(2 were shakespearean britishes and one did show tunes)

kingfish doesn't live here anymore (kingfish 2.0), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

What actress could pull off a bond/supervillian?

we can pretty much rule out sharon stone.

kingfish doesn't live here anymore (kingfish 2.0), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:47 (twelve years ago) Permalink

gloria stuart?

s1ocki (slutsky), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:48 (twelve years ago) Permalink

what's her face from that movie where she was naked a bunch. The Last Seduction. I had big crush on her, but she was pretty evil in that movie.

Huk-L (Huk-L), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Sigourney could do it (I'm surprised she hasn't already)

X-Men movies are great, kingfish otm for why too. (next one's gonna BLOOOOOOWWWWWW)

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Why didn't Dr. Evil kill off the very concept of the post-1967 supervillain?

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:57 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Alice Krige?

kingfish doesn't live here anymore (kingfish 2.0), Friday, 5 May 2006 17:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Angelica Huston

remy (x Jeremy), Friday, 5 May 2006 17:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

were there really that many supervillains pre-1967?

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 5 May 2006 17:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

yeah i think he would be a great hardman. he’s like 8ft tall basically

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 4 August 2018 18:04 (four months ago) Permalink

cavill's phsys

ryan, Saturday, 4 August 2018 19:13 (four months ago) Permalink

oops.

cavill's physique was slightly distracting because i kept thinking "when does this character have time to go to the gym 2 hours a day and down protein shakes constantly..."

ryan, Saturday, 4 August 2018 19:14 (four months ago) Permalink

yeah he is just a slab

gbx, Saturday, 4 August 2018 19:34 (four months ago) Permalink

when he whipped off his jacket in the early restroom scene I was like, well, guess this just became boxing club

mh, Saturday, 4 August 2018 20:03 (four months ago) Permalink

when you see Cavill in this & Man From Uncle it is like he’s not even the same bummed out dude that was playing Superman

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 4 August 2018 21:03 (four months ago) Permalink

he missed his moustache

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Saturday, 4 August 2018 21:24 (four months ago) Permalink

I don't remember much about the first five films, though I do remember liking the last two a lot. Yet I hated almost every interminable minute of this one, which felt like B-list Jackie Chan boilerplate. They could have showed the reels out of order, for all it mattered.

Lots of stuff I didn't like this time around, but for some reason more than all the others I was struck by how ridiculous (in an already ridiculous series) it is that literally everyone in this film is a well-dressed model/superhero ninja ... *except* for the two deus ex people that Hunt hangs around with.

xpost Scanning the most recent bits of this thread, yeah, I was also struck by how huge Cavill must be. Haven't seen the Superman movies, but every once in a while in this film they shoot him so that he looks only modestly massive next to Cruise. *pauses post to look up his height.* Huh, he's only 6'1? I guess Cruise is pretty short, but this guy must be all muscle.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 20:51 (four months ago) Permalink

some actors stand on platforms, Tom insists on forced perspective shots and makes everyone else stand in a hole

mh, Thursday, 9 August 2018 00:28 (four months ago) Permalink

everybody needs to watch the end of the mission Impossible b-roll where cruise is congratulating everyone, it is really the distilled essence of something that i can't quite identify. it is so rock-hard pure, so irreducibly cruise, yet lacks any of the boyish tenderness that those of us who like him in these movies still see in his performances. it's like he's become the ice-man!

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 9 August 2018 01:38 (four months ago) Permalink

I love reading stories of him being super cool to cast mates. Who was the one dude? Jake Johnson, who was in The Mummy? Yeah, him: https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/nation/jake-johnson-the-mummy-interview-spoilers

Here’s a story that is very anti-Hollywood, but very Tom. He wanted me to work out with him and get in shape for the movie. People have told me in the past, including New Girl, that I need to lose weight and stay in shape. But they don’t tell me how. It’s like, "Hey tubbo, fit into these slacks!" Tom said, "I really want you fit for this movie." I literally thought I was going to have to call Max Greenfield to do Crossfit. But Tom said, "You’ll be training with me and my trainers. If you want I’ll put you on a food plan with my chef. The food is great." And the food was great.

He (also) said I could use his gym whenever I wanted. One day I go to work to work out and one of the (assistant directors) goes, "You can’t go in right now because Tom is working out." I thought, "That sucks, I got here an hour early to get this in, but he’s Tom Cruise." After, when we were shooting later that day, he said, "What happened to you? I thought you said you were going to work out this morning?" I told him I was told not to bother him and he got really pissed. He said, "Let me make something crystal clear: I don’t care what anybody on the crew says to you, they don’t know what I’m saying to you. And I’m saying to you that you are always welcome. I don’t care what I’m doing in there. You’re my castmate. Come in." He’s the best.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 9 August 2018 02:11 (four months ago) Permalink

yeah l liked that story too

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 9 August 2018 02:37 (four months ago) Permalink

that's cool but if Tom told his castmate that he could use the gym whenever he wanted he should have maybe given the relevant people the heads up that's what was going on

"I'm the president! use air force 1 whenever you want! later!"

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 9 August 2018 03:12 (four months ago) Permalink

he just makes his young male co stars work out.

he was the same with jerry o connell iirc

dele alli my bookmarks (darraghmac), Thursday, 9 August 2018 07:17 (four months ago) Permalink

Maybe he is relatively lonely/isolated and likes the company. I hear a lot of stories of Cruise hanging with cast members on set or during filming, but not a lot of stories (lately) of his personal life, when the Cruise Machine goes on lockdown. Do you think his workout buddies - or anyone - hangs out with him off-set? For such a tabloid target, Cruise has mastered the art of disappearing, or maybe people just don't talk about it. Here are a couple of more good stories printed on Vulture:

Before Jonathan Lipnicki, there was another kid set to steal the show on the Jerry Maguire set. He spent a few weeks filming, but after a certain point, he “ran out of gas,” Cameron Crowe told Deadline, and wanted to leave the production. The role was recast — Lipnicki stepped in — but Crowe got a call from the mother of the boy who almost took the role. “Weeks later, the mother of the first kid calls the office. I got on the phone and she says, ‘Will you please tell Tom Cruise thank you for the way he has kept in touch with my son, sent him letters and gifts, and just let him know all is well?’ I thought, wow, I had no idea Tom Cruise was doing that,” he said. Crowe continued:

“She said, ‘It really helped my son. He’s over it now, he’s fine, and Tom did a beautiful job helping him transition back to his life.’ I went to Tom, later, and said, you quietly helped this kid through what could have been a terrible transition. Thank you, but why did you never tell any of us? Tom said, ‘I just didn’t want that first actor to go to the movies, look at the screen and think he’d failed. I wanted him to love movies, his entire life.’ That is the quiet way Tom Cruise conducts his professional life.”

During the filming of Jerry Maguire, Cuba Gooding Sr. impolitely inquired about Tom Cruise’s sexuality. “He gave Tom Cruise a hug and said, ‘I love you, man. Now seriously, are you gay or not?’” Gooding Jr. recalled, years later. “I almost fainted. And thought, Please, lord, let me disappear.” Cruise was so chill dealing with the prying parent: “Tom just laughed and said ‘No,’” his co-star reported.

During rehearsals for A Few Good Men, Kevin Pollock noticed Tom Cruise making notes in his script with a ridiculously huge pen. At first, they joked about it. Then, Cruise convinced Pollock to try writing with it. “It’s like an angel wing floating on a cloud. It was a magical pen,” Pollock recalled to the Chive. Even Demi Moore agreed the pen was a total joy to use. When Pollock learned the pen cost $500, he was crestfallen. Later, Cruise’s assistant showed up with a gift: the luxury writing utensil itself. When Pollock admitted to his co-star that he hadn’t used the pen because he felt it deserved a special spot on his mantle, Cruise bought him a second $500 pen — one for the mantle, and one for Pollock’s pocket.

As Bill Hader and Tom Cruise were in Los Angeles filming promos for the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, word reached the set that a car bomb had just gone off in Times Square. Hader was a new dad at the time, concerned about his wife and infant daughter in New York. Cruise noticed Hader’s concern, and asked when he’d get to go home to check on them. Hader wasn’t due back to the city for two more days, and so, Tom Cruise took over the set and got Bill Hader home by 8 a.m. the next morning. As Hader recalled:

“He thinks for a second. ‘No,’ he says. ‘We’ll get you home tonight.’ And in that moment, Tom Cruise, as Les Grossman, in a karate gi, began to direct all my coverage,” Hader recalled. “All my footage, all my close-ups. Boom! We do three perfect takes. Boom, boom, boom. Everyone’s chest-butting each other, some people are chest-butting themselves, people are going insane.” Two days’ worth of work, Hader said, “and he got it done in 45 minutes.” Then Katie Holmes came up to him and handed him a piece of paper with his new flight information. “You’re on the red eye tonight,” she told him. “I’m like, ‘What?!’” Hader said. Because Cruise got him out of work and on a plane that night, he was able to surprise his wife and daughter by 7:45 the next morning and check in on them in person. “So that’s what it’s like to work with Tom Cruise,” Hader said.

There are a few more good ones. http://www.vulture.com/2018/08/19-unsettlingly-nice-tom-cruise-stories.html

Obviously he has a team of assistants and stuff to help him give gifts and do good deeds, but he sounds pretty consistent (including real life acts of heroism). He's generous, he listens, he pays attention to details. For all I know these are all just facets of being the human incarnate of an intergalactic God, but who knows?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 9 August 2018 12:17 (four months ago) Permalink

i hate to say it but i think hes just mimicking keanu

dele alli my bookmarks (darraghmac), Thursday, 9 August 2018 12:20 (four months ago) Permalink

Keanu seems amazingly generous to his Matrix FX and stunt guys, but I guess I haven't heard too many other Keanu stories.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 9 August 2018 12:25 (four months ago) Permalink

theres millions it like chuck norris memes at this stage

dele alli my bookmarks (darraghmac), Thursday, 9 August 2018 12:32 (four months ago) Permalink

Cruise is 100% on at all times. When he sleeps, he probably drops to the ground for six hours, immediately jumping out of his hibernation cube upon waking.

mh, Thursday, 9 August 2018 14:13 (four months ago) Permalink

but not a lot of stories (lately) of his personal life

Miscavige not well known for his Instagram presence.

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Friday, 10 August 2018 01:45 (four months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

finally saw this - first MI flick I've seen in the theater. I thought it was a blast, as nearly good as the last one. There seemed like a lot of moments where Cruise looked genuinely freaked out by what he was doing.

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 31 August 2018 07:09 (three months ago) Permalink

like in an existential crisis kind of way?

Philip Nunez, Friday, 31 August 2018 16:47 (three months ago) Permalink

seemed so - it was very odd

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 31 August 2018 22:28 (three months ago) Permalink

I assume this is legit? It's apparently a hilarious CGI facial hair gaffe.

https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/zwlym2htxixrmickyy1d.Gif

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 04:02 (three months ago) Permalink

Or maybe just a work in progress? It's hypnotic to watch his beard pop in and out.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 04:03 (three months ago) Permalink

He’s just puffing his neck flaps out as a threat display

Perverse Mortgage (latebloomer), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 04:24 (three months ago) Permalink

Stunts and set pieces were great and Cavill’s hot but otherwise this flick didn’t do much for me. I prefer the last one.

Perverse Mortgage (latebloomer), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 04:27 (three months ago) Permalink

Might have come off a reel for the responsible fx studio

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 04:27 (three months ago) Permalink

https://www.lrb.co.uk/v40/n16/michael-wood/at-the-movies

conrad, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 08:36 (three months ago) Permalink

I watched Ghost Protocol on Sunday and watched Rogue Nation last night. Yeah, theyre a lot better than the original 2 movies (De Palma one is good but fuck John Woo and his dancing motorbikes). Ghost Protocol just shading Rogue Nation which was a bit too CGI-heavy but RN was definitely funnier

. (Michael B), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 11:43 (three months ago) Permalink

Took me a second to remember neither of those was the new one. I wonder what titles have been left on the table?

Mission Impossible: End Game
Mission Impossible: Dead Drop
Mission Impossible: Think Globally, Act Locally

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 11:58 (three months ago) Permalink

Mission Impossible: The Hunt for Hunt

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 16:48 (three months ago) Permalink

All of the actors seemed like they were tired and done with the franchise. Who do you think would be a good replacement team?

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 16:54 (three months ago) Permalink

counterpoint: they didnt

lee guacamole (darraghmac), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:24 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah no- I am more than happy to see cruise keep at this until he physically can't any longer. this was a blast and I have no doubt that even if the next one is only half as good, the quality of the series is so ridiculously high that it'll outclass most anything else.

if I had any complaint I'd like to see more punchy dialogue on the next go

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:31 (three months ago) Permalink

Angela Bassett was so so awful in her brief time onscreen. I don't know what happened, I can't recall ever seeing her in anything else where she was distractingly bad so I'm assuming she's a perfectly competent actress, but she was just brutal here. Baldwin wasn't much better.

evol j, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:31 (three months ago) Permalink

her character was a shocker, should have been in prison at end but typical punlic sector got a promotion

lee guacamole (darraghmac), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:44 (three months ago) Permalink

i'm all for watching cruise metabolize himself down to a withered sack of mania and teeth but maybe john cena should take over some of the running and leaping onto helicopter duties?

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:48 (three months ago) Permalink

basically all the one on one dialogue scenes were horrific, particularly if they involved Cavill

Number None, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 18:24 (three months ago) Permalink

yes that is fair band true

and the emosh parts are embarrassing, stop those

lee guacamole (darraghmac), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 18:31 (three months ago) Permalink

one bit that stood out to me

1. Ilsa Faust being suprised that Ethan Hunt knew how to fly a helicopter
2. Ethan Hunt apparently not knowing how to fly a helicopter

Number None, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 18:33 (three months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

The campiness and hammy acting seemed a lot more prominent in this one than in previous MIs. A lot of the dialogue seemed on par with video game voice acting (and maybe worse than the voice acting in recent video games--more like 1998 Metal Gear Solid level)--but it was hard to say whether this was intentional self-parody or just phenomenally bad acting!

Dan I., Monday, 24 September 2018 16:55 (two months ago) Permalink

Or bad scripting I suppose. I agree that Alec Baldwin and Angela Bassett gave the worst performances

Dan I., Monday, 24 September 2018 16:57 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Rewatching some Ghost Protes in lieu of election returns (and suddenly realizing that 'we gotta stop them nukes!' was basically the plot of the new one also but oh well). Ethan Hunt can save us tonight if no one else can.

Extreme - 'Bron-Yr-Aur' (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 01:08 (one month ago) Permalink

These things are basically like Home Alone inasmuch as the majority of the trauma inflicted would kill or at least permanently disable those afflicted but forget it, Jake, it's Looney Tunes.

Extreme - 'Bron-Yr-Aur' (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 01:11 (one month ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

I’m taking a quick break from filming to tell you the best way to watch Mission: Impossible Fallout (or any movie you love) at home. pic.twitter.com/oW2eTm1IUA

— Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) December 4, 2018

Number None, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 22:49 (one week ago) Permalink

buy me an HD TV and I'll figure it out, thanks Mr Cruise

sans lep (sic), Tuesday, 4 December 2018 23:04 (one week ago) Permalink

Thought for sure it'd be something about boosting one's thetan levels.

Mom's out working, for fulfillment (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 4 December 2018 23:49 (one week ago) Permalink

tom cruise <3

niels, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 21:45 (one week ago) Permalink


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