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Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation

With the IMF disbanded, and Ethan (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, the team now faces off against a network of highly skilled special agents, the Syndicate. These highly trained operatives are hellbent on creating a new world order through an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with disavowed British agent Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), who may or may not be a member of this rogue nation, as the group faces their most impossible mission yet.

Scott’s Take

Just like the Fast & the Furious series, the Mission:Impossible franchise just keeps getting better with age. Speaking of age, the ageless Tom Cruise does it again. Mission:Impossible Rogue Nation is fantastic and just as good, if not better than Ghost Protocol. This one is a no brainer. Go buy, don’t rent.

Steve’s Take

While I am not a huge fan of Tom Cruise, this one allows me to look passed that. You should check this one out this week!

Ted 2

Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he’s a person in a court of law.

Scott’s Take

I loved Ted. It was rude, crude and absurd fun. As soon as I saw they were doing a sequel, I winced.  The idea of Ted was a one and done for me. I haven’t seen Ted 2, but the trailer just doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence in me.  Nevertheless, I will be checking this one out sometime this week.

Steve’s Take

Check out Steve’s review here!

Fantastic Four

FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. (C) Fox

Scott’s Take

Sigh. What a mess. With all the talent surrounding Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot, I figured it was a sure thing. Not so fast. This clunky, sometimes unintelligible disaster of a movie isn’t just going to end atop a lot of critics Worst of 2015 list, it’s going to be taking home some Razzies. FACT! Stay away.

Steve’s Take

I know some of you want to check this one out to see what an actual trainwreck of a movie looks like. Don’t waste your time this holiday season. There are so many other good ones that you should be catching up on if you are behind on your movie watching.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

In this next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all. (C) Fox

Scott’s Take

It took me three sittings to get through The Maze Runner. It was dull and uninspiring. The title of the sequel alone makes me cringe. My wife did enjoy the first film, so guess who will be stuck watching the “Scorch Trials”. Yup. This guy.

Steve’s Take

No, thank you.

Next Week

Mission Impossible is my easy pick of the week in a week filled with sub-par sequels and reboots. Next week we have the under the radar hit War Room, the disastrous origin story Pan, and Pawn Sacrifice. May the force be with you all.