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The Practicality of a Summer Blockbuster Is Alive & Well

Ladies and gentlemen, ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ is going to be good…

really good.

This is a brand new kind of blog post:

“Throwforward Thursday.”

On that note, ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout,’–the sixth film in the cinematic franchise–premieres in theaters on Friday, July 27.

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Tom Is Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’ in Latest ‘Mission’

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to go to your local movie theater…a lot.

During the next three months–last week of May through July–there are a few indie films in Solo: A Star Wars Story (May 25), Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (June 22and Mission: Impossible – Fallout (July 27that will be hitting theaters nationally and globally. For any summer blockbuster-loving movie fan, this lineup of beloved franchises is insane. Almost as insane as the official trailer for the latter movie in the list above that recently debuted online.

Yes.

Sometimes the most appropriate reaction is just that simple.

Happy Monday

Spring is known as the season of rebirth. Monday, therefore, could be defined as the day of the week for rebirth.

In other words, Mondays seem like a perfect occurrence to hit an internal reset button from the now past week and weekend. To put a finer tip on it, each Monday provides us the unique opportunity to be something we weren’t during the prior days that we wish we were…that we wish we could be.

However, before we make any drastic changes to our lives, it’s important to rediscover our origin story, of sorts. What is our true character? Purpose? Drive? This way, we may better understand the place(s) we really want to go, literally and metaphorically.

Here’s an origin story for the ages that should inspire grand adventures as large as a house perfectly located on the banks of West Egg.

The source of J. Gatsby’s money aside (we all know that side of the story), the relentless ambition of one of the most famous literary characters is undeniable.

And admirable.

Perhaps, admirable extraordinary…?

(Bonus points for those who remember that 2013 cinematic reference)

Have a Better Week Than Last Week.

The Impossible Will Become Possible in the Next Mission: Impossible

Until Mission Impossible 6 (title TBD) premieres in theaters, every fan of the action-packed franchise will be cruising around Tom for any exciting details concerning those always exhilerating, death-defying stunts.

Exhibit A: TV host Graham Norton during his recent interview with the aforementioned actor.

Credit Graham Norton for his effort to try to pry any type of detail about Mr. Cruise’s forthcoming stunt guaranteed to shock us all in the best ways imaginable. We all want to know. Well, we don’t want to know, but instead we want to see something incredibly risky. That’s the business us fans are in.

Remember when he scaled the Burj Khalifa in Dubai in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol?

How does Tom Cruise top that?

As the Mission Impossible 6 producer disclosed in the first video above, it seems like Mr. Cruise is literally preparing to accomplish such a (mysterious) mind-blowing feat. Attempting to wrap my head around it still seems impossible.

I suppose that’s part of the mission of these action movies.