Movie Review: MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT movie poster | ©2018 Paramount Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin, Angela Bassett, Sean Harris, Vanessa Kirby, Michelle Monaghan, Wes Bentley Writer: Christopher McQuarrie, based on the TV series created by Bruce Geller Director: Christopher McQuarrie Distributor: Paramount Release Date: July 27, 2018 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT is one of the best entries in the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE franchise. Unfortunately, that’s not necessarily saying much, so let’s put it another way. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT is actually entertaining. It moves briskly, it has at least one sequence with helicopters that shows us something new, and it puts […]Read On »

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THE PATH: Actress Michelle Monaghan – exclusive interview

Michelle Monaghan as Sarah Lane in The Path | © 2017 HULU

In Hulu’s THE PATH, now streaming its full second season and renewed for a third, Michelle Monaghan plays Sarah Lane. Sarah is a true believer in Meyerism, a self-help philosophy with its own community. Sarah is so devoted to the cause that, even though they have children together, when her husband Eddie (Aaron Paul) begins to question Meyerish, she leaves him and takes up again with former lover Cal Roberts (Hugh Dancy). When Cal takes up the reins of Meyerism after its founder first vanishes and then dies, Sarah is there to help him run things. Monaghan has had plenty […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: PRETTY LITTLE LIARS star Shay Mitchell Gets Scandalous in Season 3

Shay Mitchell stars in PRETTY LITTLE LIARS | (c) 2013 ABC FAMILY/ERIC MCCANDLESS

On PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, now in its third season on ABC Family Tuesday nights at 8 PM, Shay Mitchell plays Emily Fields, one of a quartet of high school friends – the others are Troian Bellasario’s Spencer, Lucy Hale’s Aria and Ashley Benson’s Hanna – being tormented by an anonymous and possibly homicidal stalker. “A” was unmasked last season, but someone else, indeed apparently more than one person, has taken up the mantle. Mitchell, who originally hails from Toronto, takes a moment to catch up on where Emily and the LIARS gang are at the moment. AX: In what we’ve […]Read On »

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Interview: REVOLUTION director Jon Favreau gives the scoop on the new NBC series

Billy Burke, Elizabeth Mitchell, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tracy Spiridakos in REVOLUTION - Season 1 | ©2012 NBC/Nino Munoz

NBC’s new series REVOLUTION premieres tonight, Monday September 17, at 10 PM.  Created by Eric Kripke (SUPERNATURAL), who executive produces REVOLUTION with a team headed up by J.J. Abrams, the show opens with a mysterious event suddenly stops all electrical power around the planet. Fifteen years later, society has reformed sans electricity. A young woman named Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) must travel through the landscape with a small group of companions who want to find out exactly what happened – the more so because of a militia that intends to violently prevent them from doing so. The REVOLUTION pilot was helmed […]Read On »

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Brand New THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Bane teaser poster revealed

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES - Bane teaser poster | ©2011 Warner Bros.

It’s been a busy Bat-week. First, ASSIGNMENT X checked out an early IMAX presentation of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES prologue (you can view it here – The Dark Knight Rises prologue review) and now Warner Bros. has released a Bane teaser poster for the film. You can check it out below (click on the image to view the larger version). There was a hint of this image in the selection of clips shown of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and they rightly chose a variation of it for this teaser poster. Awesome. The Christopher Nolan directed THE DARK KNIGHT RISES opens […]Read On »

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Review: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES IMAX teaser presentation

THE DARK KNIGHT teaser poster | ©2011 Warner Bros.

Last night ASSIGNMENT X was invited to attend a special seven-minute presentation of the IMAX prologue to next summer’s THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Batman film (opening July 20, 2012). This early look at the film is going to be attached to select IMAX theaters showing MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL opening next Friday (you can click on the link to see which theaters will have the DARK KNIGHT RISES prologue). However, the press got the added bonus of being treated to an appearance by the film’s director Christopher Nolan. He spoke about the value of IMAX and what an amazing […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: ARTHUR CHRISTMAS director Sarah Smith finds a new spirit of Christmas

Arthur in ARTHUR CHRISTMAS | ©2011 Sony Pictures Animation/Aardman Animation

Finding a new take on the familiar Santa Claus adventures is a formidable task, but writer-director Sarah Smith and co-writer Peter Baynham were up for the challenge with the new animated film ARTHUR CHRISTMAS. A CGI co-production between Aardman Animation and Sony Pictures Animation, the story follows wayward Santa Claus offspring Arthur – a well-to-do nebbish who believes in the true spirit of Christmas, but will sadly never be next in line for the Santa job with his much more together older brother Steve – who has completely streamlined the Santa operation for dear old Santa dad with a state-of-the-art […]Read On »

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Movie Review: ARTHUR CHRISTMAS

ARTHUR CHRISTMAS Movie Poster | ©2011 Sony Pictures

Rating: PG Stars (voices): James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy, Ashley Jensen, Imelda Staunton Writers: Peter Baynham & Sarah Smith Director: Sarah Smith Distributor: Columbia Pictures Release Date: November 23, 2011 Some fantasy subgenres are so populous that they have arguably outgrown the designation of “sub”: the lovelorn vampire, the quest through mystical lands, the zombie apocalypse. Add to this list (and check it twice) the genre of Santa having gift delivery issues on Christmas Eve. The newest iteration of this last is ARTHUR CHRISTMAS, the first 3D CGI animation (as opposed to stop-motion Claymation) offering from Aardman, […]Read On »

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