Episode 582: Summer Movie Preview 2018

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3 Responses

  1. Juhani Kenttä says:

    I’m just super excited that I’m genuinely super excited for two summer sequels, Mission: Impossible and Mamma Mia! I don’t even know if this has happened before.

  2. Mic says:

    On the naming of the mission:impossible sequels, I seem to remember around the time that Ghost Protocol was released that people were making noises that Tom Cruise would be removed from/leave the franchise with Jeremy Renner’s character becoming the protagonist from then on.

    Perhaps part of the thinking behind chaning the naming convention from numbered titles subtitled names was to help draw the distinction. 1 to 3 are the Ethan Hunt movies, and everything after that is, (performs a google search) the William Brandt series.

  3. Dan Roy says:

    Jon Turteltaub is brilliant IMO, arguably the funniest director working and more auteur than journeyman. His filmography reveals him as something like Walt Disney’s Paul Verhoeven – intelligent and ironic knockoffs of genre flagships (Home Alone, The Sixth Sense, Da Vinci Code, Silence Of The Lambs).

    I may have laughed harder at the National Treasure 2: Book Of Secrets trailers than any I’ve seen – “It’s a book, a book of secrets – in the desk, you hit the thing, and it pops out!” (paraphrased)

    The ironic self-awareness is dead obvious in the cash handoff sequence in 3 Ninjas and the slow clap in Cool Runnings (which is the canonical slow clap). I’ve been meaning to do a Medium post at length on both him and Stephen Herek, who is also overlooked.

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