Even if Paramount brass didn’t express the desire to go with Mission: Impossible V before Tom Cruise is older than Wilford Brimley in Cocoon: The Return; even if Ghotocol wasn’t the series’ highest-grossing entry, unadjusted for inflation; and even if we all hated Brad Bird‘s movie, Mission: Impossible V would probably be happening. But it was the series’ highest-grossing entry, and I haven’t met anybody who hated it (although not all of us were fond)… so, basically, you knew this was coming.
When Viacom’s CEO, Philippe Dauman, was asked if Paramount had ambitions for another chapter in the story of Ethan Hunt, his response was as simple as “Oh, yes.” Nothing about Bird returning, no word on what cast members are sticking around, or what part of the world IMF will have to infiltrate after being set-up. Only “Oh, yes.”
Which, to be fair, is just about how I react to news of another Mission: Impossible. I’m game, and there’s a good chance you are, too.
Are you up for Mission: Impossible V?
One of the most highly anticipated films of the Cannes Film Festivals was unveiled this morning to a divisive response, Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Only God Forgives. As we said in our review, “set amidst an underground Muay Thai boxing club and glowing with hellish red lights from countless brothels, the mood and style is more [...]
With this year’s Cannes Film Festival halfway done, one of the clear highlights is Coens‘ 1960′s-set folk music tale Inside Llewyn Davis. Profiling a down on his luck musician (Oscar Isaac), whose natural talent indicates he is destined for success, the film is a vivid portrait of what it means to be a starving artist. In [...]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, staff writer Danny King, associate editor Nick Newman and I review J.J. Abram‘s new entry in his flagship franchise, Star Trek Into Darkness. Before that, though, we run down our top 3 most-anticipated films of the Cannes Film Festival. Finally, we take a look at the [...]
There is truly something magical when you combine the French Riviera, the global film market and thousands of hungry filmgoers and critics. The end result is what has come to be known as the most prestigious film festival in the world, the Cannes Film Festival, currently in its 66th iteration. This is my third year [...]
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