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  • Discussion: Impossible - Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray, Matt Looker, Becky Suter, Ed Williamson | 9th August 2018

    Timed perfectly to coincide with Fallout's three week anniversary, here is our fifth and final Mission: Impossible catch-up, for Chris McQuarrie's Rogue Nation. Thanks for Reading: Impossible!

  • Discussion: Impossible - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray, Matt Looker, Becky Suter, Ed Williamson | 1st August 2018

    Look at all those colons! Our Mission: Impossible discussion has kicked into a higher gear, by which I mean we're scaling the lofty heights of Ghost Protocol, its incredible set-pieces, its rubbish villain and one very special false arm. Join us please, otherwise all this editing was pointless!

  • Discussion: Impossible - Mission: Impossible III (2006)

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray, Matt Looker, Becky Suter, Ed Williamson | 22nd July 2018

    Another installment of the most original feature series in online history: the one where four people get together over email to force themselves to talk about the Mission: Impossible movies, instead of just enjoying them like everyone else on the planet. Today: Mission: Impossible III, directed by Jonathan Jonathan Abrams.

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Movie Review | Ali Gray | 17th July 2018

    Forget the rubber masks and the death-defying stunts: the Mission: Impossible movies' true gimmick is its insistence on hiring a different director for each outing, building a franchise that feels fresh and flavourful with every new installment. Fallout, however, is unique in that it marks the return of Rogue Nation director Chris McQuarrie, the first man to have a second go on Ethan Hunt. The results speak for themselves: what the series' first true sequel trades off in originality, it more than makes up for in dramatic tension and sky high stakes. Rooted deep within the franchise and connecting back to every other M:I movie, Fallout still feels uncomplicated and unbothered by baggage collected over 22 years. It's the most effective execution of the Mission: Impossible formula so far - a heady mix of humour, action and adventure, distilled to its purest form.

  • Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    Movie Review | Ali Gray | 24th July 2015

    Mission: Impossible is the only movie series that's got the measure of franchise fatigue. Some elements remain omnipresent - the star, the stunts, the self-destruction - but with each new M:I instalment helmed by a new director bringing a fresh flavour, it has Bond beat in terms of shelf-life. Rogue Nation, however, is the first entry in the franchise to play it relatively safe, offering a slick and entertaining adventure but one that doesn't feel different enough from Ghost Protocol - perhaps inevitably, given its predecessor's lofty ambitions, Rogue Nation couldn't ever hope to hit the same heights.

  • Spoiler alert

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 13th August 2014

    Short film, am I right or am I right?

  • If other movies had ice cream tie-ins

    Movie Feature | Luke | 17th July 2013

    With The World's End bringing Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg's 'Cornetto Trilogy' to a close this week (our review - hint: it's FAB), we put on our thinking caps and asked ourselves the question: what if other movies had ice cream tie-ins? Literally minutes later this gallery of awful puns and hasty photoshops was the result.

  • The World's End

    Movie Review | Matt | 9th July 2013

    "Want anything from the shop?" For fans of Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz, there is only one answer to that question, such is the cult cultural impact these films have had on the collective film nerd consciousness. And now, here we are with the conclusion of the so-called Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy in the offing and the pressure is on. This is basically as eagerly awaited as the never-going-to-happen third series of Spaced. So would we like anything from the shop? Yes, we'd like a film that's just as sharp, funny and quotable as the previous two instalments, please. Thankfully, Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg have returned with just what we asked for.

  • Re: The World's End trailer, I'm assuming we all noticed this guy

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 11th June 2013

    Early on in the second trailer for The World's End, you can see this Simon-Pegg-looking motherfucker in the sign for The King's Head pub. You already noticed this? Okay, carry on.

  • The art of slapstick is alive and well

    Movie Feature | Matt | 12th May 2013

    Cornetto Trilogy fence jumps

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    "What's the matter, never taken a shortcut before?" All the Cornetto Trilogy fence jumps - Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End - presented as a single gif.