Mini-Review: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

PG-13, 131 Minutes

missionimpossibleroguenationStarring: Tom Cruise at his charismatic best, Jeremy Renner as Throwaway Second Fiddle, Simon Pegg as Comic Relief, Rebecca Ferguson as New Girl, and Ving Rhames as I am the 1 Black Person in each of the 5 films

Best Thing About It: Ridiculous over-the-top students (and knowing Cruise did his own stunt work)

Worst Thing About It: Prime Minister’s being the only voice for the Red Box. What if there were new elections?

Oddest Thing About It: How much Rebecca Ferguson looks like previous M:I star Michelle Monaghan. Ethan Hunt has a type.

Overall: High-octane and lots of fun. A great popcorn film amazing carried once again by 53-year-old cruise

Rating: 3 ½ RaMaKs

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The Oscar Red Carpet Experience – Star Search

Sally FieldSo I saw a lot of celebrities on the Red Carpet from the bleachers. It wasn’t always easy. Some were in a big ole hurry. And the carpet was jammed with people, so it easy to miss someone – especially a man in a regular tux. So when Aaron Tveit walked by on the carpet, I’m sad I missed him, but I can see how he was overlooked by everyone. (Just as his amazing performance in Les Misérables wasn’t given its due)

Of the 25 nominees for director and acting, we saw 21 of them. The only ones we never saw apparently did not walk the carpet: Denzel Washington, Emmanuelle Riva (no surprise), Michael Haneke, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. There is a side door off of Hollywood Blvd. for people to come and go without touching the press or the crowds.

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