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Anti-IMF Trailer: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation!

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There’s an anti-IMF organization out there called The Syndicate – the rogue nation of the film’s title. The only tool we have for beating The Syndicate is the Impossible Missions Force – or rather, did.

The IMF has just been dissolved and its members are wanted by the CIA.

Check out the new trailer after the jump. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation premieres on July 31st.

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Mission: Impossible 5 To Be Released in IMAX®!

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After the success of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, in which several scenes were filmed in IMAX, the Christopher McQuarrie -directed fifth installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise will also be digitally remastered for IMAX.

Mission: Impossible 5 reunites stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and  Ving Rhames. New to the series are Alec Baldwin, Rebecca Ferguson and Sean Harris.

Mission: Impossible 5 opens on July 31st.

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SyFy Brings out Zombies for Halloween

Halloween kicks off with Zombie Apocalypse, as part of SyFy’s launch of a new slate of holiday-themed Saturday Original movies. Zombie Apocalypse, stars GoldenGlobe winner Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction, Mission Impossible, Dawn of the Dead), and will premiere tonight, Saturday, October 29 at 9PM (ET/PT).

Said Thomas Vitale, Executive Vice President, Programming and Original Movies: “Syfy is committed to finding new and different ways to destroy the world in our Saturday Original Movies. Since 2002, we’ve unleashed natural disasters, unnatural disasters, creatures on land, sea and air, and iconic fantasy characters. Now we’re taking over the holiday seasons, one terrifying movie at a time.”

In the Halloween-themed Zombie Apocalypse, a zombie plague has wiped out 90 percent of the world’s population. A small group of survivors, led by Rhames, fight their way across the United States to a rumored refuge on the island of Catalina. The movie also features Taryn Manning (Hawaii Five-O, Sons of Anarchy).  SyFy plans other holiday themed movies for Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day.

BLU-RAY REVIEW: Echelon Conspiracy


These days Hollywood doesn’t like the term Direct to Video, one PR person told they prefer the term “DVD Premier,” but here I’ll coin the acronym HTR – meaning Home Theatrical Release.  Technically it’s not an HTR, because the film was released in overseas.  Echelon Conspiracy is the first HTR that I’ve seen released onto the old Blu-ray disc. Most studios wouldn’t take a chance because producing Blu-ray product is generally cost prohibitive.  But I have to say, Echelon Conspiracy is one quality production.  This tight little conspiracy film falls along the lines of Enemy of the State and the recent Shia LaBeouf’s recent Eagle Eye.  Where an NSA Super Computer goes all wonky in the name of National Security. This film is a low rent version of last year’s big budget Eagle Eye, but I think it worked a lot better – other than the ending.

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BLU-RAY NEWS: The Echelon Conspiracy comes to Blu-ray and DVD

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Called “a cyberspace thriller for the male action crowd” (The Hollywood Reporter), the edge-of-your-seat suspense ride ECHELON CONSPIRACY makes a breathtaking debut on DVD and Blu-ray July 21, 2009 from Paramount Home Entertainment.  Featuring an all-star cast including Shane West (A Walk to Remember), Edward Burns (Saving Private Ryan), Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction) and Martin Sheen (The Departed), the high-tech action-thriller weaves an engrossing story of greed, intrigue and the price of national security.  Mysterious cell phone messages promise a young American engineer untold wealth — then make him the target of a deadly international plot.  Dangerous security operatives chase the engineer across the globe, while a powerful government official pursues a mysterious agenda that threatens the stability of the entire world. The ECHELON CONSPIRACY DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles.  The Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD and English, French, Spanish and English SDH subtitles.