Every Reference to Past Mission: Impossibles in ‘Dead Reckoning’
Longtime fans will spot many callbacks.
Every ‘Mission: Impossible’ Ranked From Worst to Best
Don’t execute ghost protocol, check out our ranking!
A Look At the Outdated Technology From ‘Mission: Impossible’
One of the cool things about Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation are its subtle nods to the first film in the franchise. Both movies begin with a cold open action sequence; both then immediately segue into very similar looking credits sequences (with Lalo Schifrin’s classic Mission: Impossible score). Then the hero of the film receives his top secret mission; first, he has a heavily coded conversation with a woman, who hands him a piece of analog recording technology that contains his briefing. The difference is that in the original Mission: Impossible from 1996, the analog device (a small video cassette) represents the cutting edge of entertainment technology. In Rogue Nation, that analog recording (a vinyl record) is now wildly archaic.
Every ‘Mission: Impossible’ Action Scene Ranked
With the sixth ‘Mission: Impossible’ opening this week, we ranked every single action scene where Tom Cruise tries to kill himself in the franchise.
The Actors Who Won’t Be Honored This Oscar Season (But Should Be)
Year-end awards are supposed to honor the best in cinema. But it might be more accurate to say they honor a narrow sliver of the best in cinema; only films released from October thru December; only the stuff promoted by the big studios; only movies deemed “important” or “serious” or “biopics about dead famous people.” The impulse to make lists and give out prizes is a good one, but more often than not that impulse results in one big echo chamber, with pundits predicting — and critics and guilds rewarding — the same half-dozen contenders.
What Was the Best (and Worst) Movie of the Summer? Vote Now!
Here at ScreenCrush we have our own favorites and flops, but we want your opinion. What movies made the biggest impact on your summer? Which actors gave performances that stuck with you? Was Fantastic Four the worst movie of the the summer or the worst thing ever in the history of mankind? What franchises most deserve new installments in future years? And speaking of future years, what 2016 blockbuster are you most looking forward to right now? Let your voice be heard and vote in our polls below.
Weekend Box Office: Mission Accomplished for ‘Rogue Nation’
A few weeks ago, tracking for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation was supposedly in the toilet. Early reports suggested that Tom Cruise’s fifth outing as super-spy Ethan Hunt was not getting people excited. This would be the end, the experts said, of a franchise that has kept Cruise’s career surging forward for the past two decades. Well, that was apparently a big load of crap because Rogue Nation opened well and opened in the same ballpark as the rest of the franchise. Even with inflation differences, this series keeps on hitting the same box office sweet spot.
Every Tom Cruise Movie Ranked (By the Magnificence of His Hair)
There are many ways to rank the works of Tom Cruise. One might consider the quality of his performance, the overall caliber of the production, or the skillfulness of the action sequences. Those are all valid measurements, but I prefer to judge them according to what really matters: the uncanny beauty of Tom Cruise’s hair.
‘Mission: Impossible’ Director Reveals Amazing Cut Scene
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation hits theaters this week, and it’s already been earning crazy good reviews for the latest installment in Tom Cruise’s action-packed franchise. There’s plenty to love in the sequel, in which Cruise continues to fully dedicate himself to some insane stunts. But as with most films, there were some pretty awesome scenes that hit the cutting room floor due to time, like this 10-minute scene with Alec Baldwin described by director Christopher McQuarrie.