Ethan Hunt

Rogue Nation-Smoke, Mirrors and The IMF’s Identity Crisis

Edited to add: HUGE facemelting spoilers below [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dxFJLKEeP0] I saw Rogue Nation earlier today, and you really should too. It’s a ridiculously complete, focused action movie that’s fun for all sorts of reasons. But there’s one beat in particular that I loved. Back in 1995, thrown sideways and on fire into University and still trying […]

Rogue Nation-Smoke, Mirrors and The IMF’s Identity Crisis

Sunday Moment of Zen: Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol and the Dean Martin Prison Break

Just a short one this week. I am inordinately fond of the Mission: Impossible movies, especially 3. I’m delighted to see Rogue Nation, the new one, seems to be maintaining the increasingly mischievous bent of the series too. This sequence, from the opening of Ghost Protocol, is probably the best example of that. Silent comedy,

Sunday Moment of Zen: Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol and the Dean Martin Prison Break

Bloody Knuckled Algebra: Haywire

Speed and skill versus size and endurance. Do you hit faster, more often and more accurately or do you eat the shots to get close enough to land a single devastating blow? Who’s more experienced? Who can stay calm when they take the first punch? Who’s plan survives contact with the enemy?   Who wins?

Bloody Knuckled Algebra: Haywire

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