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

Briefing: What You Need To Know About Mission: Impossible

So, Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation is out at cinemas now. It’s the fifth entry in the running, jumping, shooting, falling, and spying action movie series that’s spanned two decades at this point. Chances are you might have skipped a couple of the four previous ones. If you didn’t skip Mission:Impossible 2, well…I’m really sorry. Me …

Briefing: What You Need To Know About Mission: Impossible

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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