“Please don’t wash, will arrive in three days” wrote Napoleon Bonaparte to his wife Josephine once upon a time. The man liked a strong smell, and that’s part of the historical record. Reactions to Ridley Scott’s (Alien, The Last Duel)… Read More ›
“Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” arrives on home video in various formats. Know your options and then accept the mission.
Thanks to re-runs, someone of my age was able to be familiar enough with the Bruce Geller-created Mission: Impossible television series so that the announcement of the 1996 Brian De Palma Mission: Impossible film starring Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt… Read More ›
If the option comes to accept “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One,” do it without hesitation.
When Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol dropped in 2011, I hadn’t seen any of the other films in the series, but the trailer’s promises of acrophobic suspense shot in full 70mm IMAX pulled me in. I was so enthralled by… Read More ›
In the run-up to the 93rd Academy Awards, The Cine-Men co-hosts Darryl Mansel and myself embark on our third annual exploration of the top six categories: Actress/Actor in a Supporting Role, Actress/Actor in a Lead Role, Directing, and Best Picture…. Read More ›
World War II movies are Hollywood’s chance to tell something bold, but to also provide a history lesson that audiences might not have been aware of when they were in history class. There’s been a great list of World War… Read More ›
It may not yet offer justice for Han, but “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” brings all the popcorn-munching, adrenaline-fueled action you desire.
When it comes to the Fast & Furious films, the first thing you do is check your brain at the door. These aren’t films for intellectuals, but are pure popcorn-munching, adrenaline-fueled action spectaculars where the men and women are fierce… Read More ›
There are few cinematic franchises as consistent in delivering action and thrills as the Mission: Impossible franchise. While not as institutionalized as the James Bond: 007 series nor as gratuitous as the Fast & Furious franchise, the Mission: Impossible films… Read More ›