Friday, November 23, 2007
Back to Back Action : The Ultimate Spy Adventure Action
of electrifying action,
adventure and excitement.
Expect The Impossible "
Looking for some great spy adventure action? Something which is unique, full of excitement and challenging missions, armed with the latest in high-tech tools. The ultimate mission collection: The Mission Impossible. Remember this complete action series which recall your boyhood spy fantasies. Mission Impossible or originally known as Impossible Mission Taskforce (IMF), a team of government spies and specialists set out to do impossible missions. These secret agent assigned to defeat the combat dictators, evil organizations, and crime lords. Each episode began with the team leader receiving a secret, pre-recorded message containing his mission. Each message would then self-destruct, usually by spontaneous combustion in order not to be traced.
This adventure, drama, thriller and action packed series was originally created by Bruce Geller. This tv show was premiered on September 17, 1966 and last aired on March 30, 1973. This Impossible Mission TaskForce was composed of various members with different roles:
Peter Graves as The team leader, Barbara Bain as the Model and all around talented female agent, Greg Morris as the Technical Expert, Peter Lupus as the Muscle-Bound and Martin Landau as the Master of Disguise. Jim and his team of agents would always jump into action with an elaborate and intricate plan.
This show was known for it's trademark. A destructing recording tape laying out their team's next mission. "Your mission, Jim, should you decide to accept it, is... As usual, should you or any member of your I.M. Force be captured or killed, the secretary will disavow any knowledge of your existence. This tape will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck, Jim."
As Mission Impossible series became popular and leave a big impact on the genre and on popular culture, Brian de Palma was inspired and introduced this show into the world of movie theater. He take the risk and became successful in adopting this tv series for the fact that some of tv-film adaptation are mostly failed. I think de Palma has definitely some kind of magic to create a movie with the amount of tension enough to catch viewers attention and salutes his great talents.
The movie was starred by Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, member of an elite CIA intelligence task force. He was given an order to investigate the man in Prague who attempts to steal the list of all the secret agents in Europe. Since Ethan was the only one who survive with the operation, he was charged for the deaths of his fellow agents. To prove that he was innocent, Hunt set up another team to look for the real traitor. This movie is full of twist and turns that made its viewers enjoy watching, wishing and wanting for more to find out what really happen to the characters in end.
Since this 1996 Mission Impossible became hit in field of movie theater, John Woo decided to direct and create a sequel of Mission Impossible and it was starred again by Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt. The story is all about the destructive "chimeric" virus in Sydney, Australia. This virus has the power to kill millions and destroy the whole country. So Ethan and his team are responsible to get this virus before it falls to Sean Ambrose, a former MIF and traitor who planned to steal the bio- engineered virus. I think this movie was known for incredible motorcycle stunts. John Woo did not adopt any thing from De Palma's movie. He created and used his own vision of what action film should be like. Woo is more modern and known for his slow motion shots, lots of fight and chase scenes, shoot-outs, explosions and extravagant stunt.
Friday, November 9, 2007
Richie Rich: The Poor Little Rich Boy
This show make us realize that money isn't everything, that money cannot buy happiness. Some people praise material things, and for them, that is where happiness lies. To these people, money does bring happiness. But honestly speaking most of the time we found our self unhappy in the end of our life. Why? Because we do not understand the true cause or meaning of happiness. True happiness is composed of abstract things: family,friends, health, love, achievement and integrity. You can’t substitute material things for love or for gentleness or for tenderness or for a sense of comradeship.
There is a particular touching scenes in this show that i love most, when the thieves question Mr. Rich about the contents of his vault, an d then Mr. Rich says "baby shoes, bowling trophies and other family memorabilia. 'MONEY' is not what we treasure".The show teaches viewers that having a big heart is more important than having a big bank account. As time goes by Richie Rich has evolved and reach until 4 seasons and also inspired of many remakes in both tv series and movie theater.
Originally Aired on ABC Network
Premiered : November 8, 1980
Last Aired: September 01, 1984
Richie Rich Tv Series(1996- 1997)
Produce by: Harvey Films,
Film Roman, and
Premiered : September 21, 1996
Last Aired: 1997
Richie Rich on Movie Theater 1994
Directed by: Donald petrie
Produced by: Davis Entertainment
Realeased by: Warner bros. Pictures
Macaulay Culkin as Richard 'Richie' Rich Jr.
Jonathan Hyde as Herbert A.R. Cadbury, the Rich's butler
Edward Herrmann as Richard Rich Sr.
Christine Ebersole as Regina Rich
John Larroquette as Lawrence Van Dough
Michael McShane as Professor Keenbean
Chelcie Ross as Mr. Ferguson
Mariangela Pino as Diane Pazinski
Stephi Lineburg as Gloria
Jonathan Hilario as Pee Wee Reggie
Jackson as Mr. Jackson, the baseball coach
Claudia Schiffer as Claudia, the Aerobics Instructor
Wanda Christine as Newswoman at Factory
Richie Rich's Christmas Wish 1998
Directed by: John Murlowski
Produced by: Mike Elliot & Amy Goldberg
Realeased by: Warner Brothers
David Gallagher as Richie Rich
Martin Mull as Richard Rich
Lesley Ann Warren as Regina Rich
Eugene Levy as Professor keanbean
Michelle Trachtenberg as Gloria
Blake Jeremy Collins as Freckles
Austin Stout as Pee Wee
Keene Curtis as Herbert Cadbury
Jake Richardson as Reggie Van Dough