This opens well – not just with the beautiful aerial shots of Budapest but with a ridiculously enjoyable prison break, with an exasperated Simon Pegg watching Cruise emerge from the […]
I’m not a dedicated Trekkie or Star Wars fan and I hadn’t actually seen anything directed by J J Abrams but, on the strength of Mission: Impossible III I can […]
Tom Cruise is basically playing a different, more watchable Ethan Hunt in this. We get a little insight into what makes him tick in the breathtaking under-the-titles ‘holiday’ sequence. Gone […]
Owing to my obsessive completism I cannot watch the latest Mission Impossible film, which is getting some good reports, without seeing the previous… [looks up IMDB] … five (already?) films, […]
Never mind the plot, the delight here is the domesticity. Dr Keel is fixing his doorbell. And he cooks for Steed, although Steed seems to be rather desperate to persuade […]
Breaking a man out of prison, a couple of goons are ambushed. They are frightened enough of their boss to fear telling him of their failure, and consider running away. […]
When an assassination attempt is made on an African head of state (the Prime Minister of ‘Tenebra’) we might expect Steed to be on security duty. In fact, the connection […]
Note: as mentioned, I’ve been delving into my drafts folder; first up are some Lost Episodes of The Avengers as produced on audio by Big Finish. This one is from the third […]
It’s over three years since I watched every episode in existence of The Avengers. Yet tonight I’ve been able to watch an episode of The Avengers that I’ve never seen before.
After the autumnal equinox, I decided to use the winter to watch to watch 25 new (to me) films. The aim was to do so before the vernal equinox, when […]
One childhood is much like another. Amateur psychologists who think it clever to explain the character of the later man from a jumble of largely fictitious memories can ferret for […]
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