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7 things you maybe didn't know about the Mission Impossible movies

I’m not an especially big Tom Cruise fan but even I have to admit, the Mission Impossible movies are guaranteed to be a fun time. The powers behind that film franchise have pretty much mastered the art of spy action movie making and know exactly what we want: cool spy stuff, crazy stunts that put Tom Cruise in danger,… » 7/27/15 11:00pm 7/27/15 11:00pm

Final Mission: Impossible 5 Trailer Is Low On Gun-Flutes, High On Crazy

There’s been a running theme with the trailers for Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation trailers: they’re kind of ridiculous (in the best way), right down to flutes that are also guns. Sadly, the movie’s final trailer does not return to the wonderful gun flute, but it keeps the crazy action. Huzzah! » 6/22/15 9:00am 6/22/15 9:00am

Spy Can't Quite Decide Whether To Laugh At Or With Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy was wonderful in Bridesmaids and The Heat, but she’s had a hard time carrying a film by herself. Her new film Spy gives her a pretty good showcase, but it’s also pretty uneven, and lapses into laughing at her, rather than with her. A huge part of the problem? It can’t get over being a genre spoof. » 6/05/15 9:00am 6/05/15 9:00am

British intelligence investigated whether Charlie Chaplin was a secret Frenchman

Here's a curious tidbit from spy history: in the 1950s, American intelligence asked Britain's MI5 to investigate the actor Charlie Chaplin on suspicions that Chaplin was a dangerous communist. But the intelligence agencies were unable to confirm that Chaplin was born in England, leading to an investigation into… » 2/19/12 10:00am 2/19/12 10:00am

Watch Out for Spy Satellite Debris Raining from the Sky

A bus-sized spy satellite, made by and for the U.S., has lost power and will crash down on Earth as early as February. Apparently, nobody knows if the satellite has been dead for a year or just a few days. (Great going, intelligence geeks.) The best part? According to AP, the only comment the National Security Council… » 1/28/08 11:40am 1/28/08 11:40am

SpY's Android Sculptures Do Everyday Human Things

Bronze sculptures can be so boring. That's why Spanish street sculptor SpY—who became famous as a graffiti artist in the 80s—re-imagines them as offbeat androids doing ordinary human things. Here you can see his robotic officer sweeping the street, and below there's a bot with a gas mask reading the morning paper,… » 1/22/08 4:00pm 1/22/08 4:00pm