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Reeder’s Movie Reviews: Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

When Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg) laments to Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) that “you’re playing four-sided chess with an algorithm,” his character couldn’t possibly have appreciated the irony of his words. The seventh and latest installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise has burst onto theatrical screens just as the actor-members of SAG-AFTRA have gone on strike. The existential threat to their craft–and their jobs–posed by AI has emerged as one of the major issues in the negotiations between the union and the major film production and streaming companies.

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Variations on a Theme: Summertime

Music for that free flow of summer, when adventure – or a nap – can happen at any moment. There’s music written by composers on Summer retreats, and music that evokes the sun-faded feeling.

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