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Force of Nature.

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Jack Reacher Heading to a Smaller Screen with a Bigger Lead Actor


Author Lee Child is eager to recast the character to the physical specifics of the book series, but should such attributes matter?

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Pulling Off the Perfect Heist With ‘Mission: Impossible’


This video essay takes a look at the different applications of the heist genre in the ‘Mission: Impossible’ series.

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How to Escalate a Franchise According to ‘Mission: Impossible — Fallout’


Mission: Impossible—Fallout shares a lot of beats with its predecessors. Why doesn’t it feel derivative?

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The Secret to the Success of ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Was Embracing Action Over Pathos


Christopher McQuarrie had to stop himself from plunging Ethan Hunt into a hell of his own making.

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Every ‘Mission: Impossible’ Action Sequence Ranked


Tom Cruise returns to action in M:I Fallout, but what is the best action sequence of them all?

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What ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ and ‘The Dark Knight’ Share


Making the case for no-win situations.

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The Ending of ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Explained


The most thrilling action entry in the series is actually an elaborate attempt to cut loose a dangling thread.

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The Tom Cruise Renaissance


Our last remaining movie star has made the latter half of his career into a showcase for white-knuckle thrill rides that successfully distract from the more unsavory parts of the Tom Cruise mythology.

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25 Things We Learned from John Woo’s ‘Mission: Impossible II’ Commentary


“The scary thing was Tom wanted to do all the stunts by himself.”