By Marty Mulrooney
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is the fourth instalment in the Mission: Impossible film series. Tom Cruise once again reprises his role as IMF (Impossible Mission Force) agent Ethan Hunt, in an action film that will see him escaping from a Moscow prison before teaming up with faces both familiar – Simon Pegg as IMF technical field agent Benji Dunn – and new – Jeremy Renner and Paula Patton as IMF team members William Brandt and Jane Carter – to tackle nuclear terrorist Kurt Hendricks (Michael Nyqvist). Ghost Protocol marks director Brad Bird’s (The Incredibles) first live-action film.
By Elena Cresci
Dynamic duo Nick Frost and Simon Pegg finally return to the big screen in 2011 with sci-fi extravaganza Paul. As filming progressed last year, the team behind Paul posted vlogs on YouTube, ensuring that the talk around the film was ongoing months before its Valentine’s Day release. Without their old pal Edgar Wright involved and Greg Mottola (Superbad, Adventureland) helming the film instead, is Paul just as good as Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead?
By Elena Cresci
Burke and Hare sees director John Landis return to the big screen with his first feature film in 20 years. In this latest offering, The Blues Brothers, Animal House and Trading Places director attempts to bring humour to a most grisly case of murders, with the help of an array of familiar faces of British comedy. The historical basis of the film lies in the infamous Burke and Hare murders that took place during the 1820’s, when two body-snatchers turned to murder in order to make money from the medical community’s desperate need for cadavers. It’s clear that Landis set himself quite the challenge in making comedy out of such a grisly inspiration.