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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
(Brad Bird) ***1/2 - When I heard that Brad Bird, one of my favorite
animated feature directors who directed three winning animated features
in a row, is going into live-action, I was thrilled and curious to see
what he would bring to the table. When I found out his first foray into
live-action would be the fourth Mission: Impossible movie, i was WAAAAHHHH?!?!? But my fears were unfounded because this is without a doubt the BEST Mission: Impossible
movie to date. It took the good elements of the last one, built on it
and Bird injected his humor (with the help of Simon Pegg) and gift for
characterization. He creates a strong, solid escapist action adventure
that at long last actually FEELS like an actual Mission: Impossible movie rather than a glossy vehicle for Tom Cruise to show how masculine and awesome he is at stunts.
Blade Runner (Ridley Scott) **** - This is actually my third or fourth time watching this in as many years. It's still a visually sumptuous breathtaking and very intriguing sci-fi epic. Probably one of Ridley Scott's very best works.