The "Mission Impossible" films magnify their spectacular stunts and special effects with each new episode. The latest frenzied installment is no exception. If gut-wrenching exploits and maximum vertigo are your cup of tea, you're in for a real treat with "Mission Impossible — Ghost Protocol."
The wild events on screen are completely ridiculous but utterly compelling. Bird adds just enough humor to the adventures to keep your feet on the ground.
At more than two hours, the long running time turns some of the hot sizzle into mild steam. But there's still plenty of white-knuckle tension to satisfy fans of this thrill ride genre.
This 'Adult' is naughty, not nice
Theron is pretty great as a small-town prom queen who's made it "big" in Minneapolis as a writer of young adult novels. But she's miserable and drunk most of the time.
She wakes up one day and decides to go back home and "rescue" her old flame (
Good acting in 'A Dangerous Method'
This cerebral tale of sex and the psyche in the Victorian age boasts some wonderful performances by
Jung has just begun the "talking cure" with a hysterical patient (laughably over-the-top
The real, ever-shifting relationship between Freud and Jung is much more fascinating and gives food for thought about the inner struggle with desires and emotions.
Fassbender has had a particularly impressive year, turning up everywhere from movies as diverse as
JOHN DEPKO is a retired senior investigator for the Orange County public defender's office. He lives in Costa Mesa and works as a licensed private investigator.