Sound Off: 'Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation' – Your Thoughts?

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Now that you’ve seen it, what did you think? Go rogue. Now showing in theaters is Christopher McQuarrie’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, the fifth film in the Mission: Impossible series. Tom Cruise returns, once again, to star as Ethan Hunt and face off against the evil forces of The Syndicate. He’s joined by his loyal IMF team – Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner and Ving Rhames. And along the way he encounters the formidable Ilsa Faust, played by Rebecca Ferguson. So how is this one? Better than the last, or just another bland action movie? Is the opera sequence better than any other action sequence? Once you’ve seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on McQuarrie’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. ›››

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First Look: Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford in James Vanderbilt's 'Truth'

James Vanderbilt's Truth

Get your first look right here! Sony Pictures Classics has revealed a photo from the upcoming film Truth, which is the directorial debut of screenwriter James Vanderbilt (of The Rundown, Zodiac, The Losers, The Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2, White House Down). The film stars Robert Redford as Dan Rather, and Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes, and presents a behind-the-scenes look inside CBS News during Rather’s final days there. This photo only shows Blanchett in the make-up room with Redford as Rather, though you can barely see him only through a mirror. At least it’s something, and puts this on the map for the awards season as we end the summer and head deeper into the fall. Blanchett is always one to watch. See below. ›››

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New Trailer for 'Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead' National Lampoon Doc

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead

“We can do anything we want!” Magnolia Pictures has unveiled an official trailer for Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead, a documentary telling The Story of the National Lampoon, the comedy magazine from the 60s. This fantastic and funny documentary takes a look at one of the original comedy magazines that started it all, featuring John Belushi, Chevy Chase and many others. We featured the original poster for this film (seen below) and reviewed it at Sundance this year (read Ethan’s glowing review). Some of the appearances in the trailer include Judd Apatow and John Landis, but mostly it’s all about the magazine covers and art they show. I’m still amazed at some of what they got away with. You don’t want to miss this! ›››

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YC-Backed Locent Lets Businesses Sell Products Via Text Message

texting teens Launching out of the Summer 2015 Y Combinator batch, Locent is an e-commerce platform powered entirely by text messages. One of the biggest challenges for online retailers is shepherding customers through a lengthy checkout process. By providing businesses with a custom, text-enabled phone number, Locent turns the checkout process into just a text message. Read More

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Watch: Raunchy International Trailer for 'Sleeping with Other People'

Sleeping with Other People

“What positions did you do?” Hold onto your butts, this is a wild one. Thankfully with international trailers they don’t have to worry about MPAA restrictions, so this one lets loose with the sex and it gets quite raunchy. La Belle Company has debuted the French trailer for Leslye Headland’s indie comedy Sleeping with Other People, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year (read Ethan’s review). Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie star as platonic friends who discuss life and relationships and sex mostly. The cast also includes Natasha Lyonne, Adam Scott, Amanda Peet & Daniella Pineda. This looks like a ton of fun, including all the sex, everything else that’s in it, too. See the official US trailer here. ›››

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Review: 'Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation' is Perfect, Blockbuster Action

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Review

The first time we see Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation he’s running. Of course, he’s running. The only activity the physically impressive actor does in this franchise more than run is perform insane, death-defying stunts. Like hang off the side of a plane as it takes off. Don’t worry. That comes shortly after the running. This is all to say that Rogue Nation knows where the strengths of its franchise lie. It has taken five films, but the people behind these films have cracked the formula. While the narrative appears to coast on auto-pilot, it’s execution makes for Grade A, blockbuster entertainment, an exhilarating cap to the Summer, movie season. No, Fantastic Four was not forgotten. I mean what I say. ›››

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Watch: Trailer for Austrian Psychological Horror 'Goodnight Mommy'

Goodnight Mommy

“She’s so different.” Radius-TWC has debuted the official US trailer for Severin Fiala & Veronika Franz’s Goodnight Mommy, a psychological horror thriller from Austria about a mom and her two insane sons. It’s another story about how bad kids can be, but this one is a bit more twisted, involving some really freaky happenings in their nice countryside home. Austrian actress Susanne Wuest plays “Die Mutter”, or The Mother, with Elias Schwarz & Lukas Schwarz as the boys. I saw this film as part of New Directors/New Films in NYC, and it’s solid and thrilling, but it honestly didn’t scare me. Maybe that’s just me. Take a look. ›››

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Early Apple Designer Susan Kare Joins Pinterest’s Creative Team

susan kare pinterest Susan Kare, an early Apple designer behind some of the company’s early typefaces and icons, has joined Pinterest. She’ll be part of Pinterest’s creative team as a product design lead, according to the company. Kare designed many of Apple’s famous original icons, like the Lasso and Paint Bucket, and worked for Steve Jobs at NeXT as creative director. She’s… Read More

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Maybe There Doesn’t Need To Be An Apple Watch App For Everything

Apple Watch Should Apple be concerned that a number of popular app makers like Facebook, Google and Snapchat have yet to embrace its Apple Watch platform with apps of their own? That’s a question raised by a recent New York Times piece detailing how many developers are taking “wait-and-see” approach when it comes to Apple’s new wearable. But maybe the right question to ask is… Read More

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