Tag: Mission Impossible

  • Is This The Movie Trailer That Changed Movie Trailers?
    Is This The Movie Trailer That Changed Movie Trailers?

    This trailer for the first Mission: Impossible film has really stuck with me through the years. It felt different from other trailers around that time, and was of course aided by the music. This is how many other trailers were around that time – with the voice-over guy that is still referenced in spoof trailers […]

  • Mission Impossible: Partridge
    Mission Impossible: Partridge

    I like a bit of unplanned symmetry. I’ve been wondering about Alan Partridge, and whether he represents something unique in British comedy: a character that has spanned many formats, and has aged with time, where we have followed his career in real time. Dame Edna is sort of the same thing, but not really. Anyway, […]

  • Saint David
    Saint David

    I watched The Saint last night. The 1997 movie one, starring Val Kilmer and Elisabeth Shue, which was directed by Phillip Noyce and written by Jonathan Hensleigh and Wesley Strick. And if you believe the comments under my tweet about having watched it, it’s both appalling AND the worst movie ever made. But it’s a […]

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s […]

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first […]

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