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Sunday, April 18, 2021

‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ sets new high for thriller franchise

It starts with agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) receiving his instructions via the usual tape recorder.  Right on cue, his assignment is proposed, followed by a disclaimer, then the box bursts into flames destroying itself. The Special CIA Agent is on his way to recover three plutonium spheres capable of obliterating mankind that have been stolen by a terrorist group known as “The Apostles.”

The script writers, directors, and stunt coordinators pull out all the stops.  Motorcycles and helicopters take center screen in the most exciting scenes. Publicists tout that Cruise performs many of his most perilous stunts.  My favorite is in Paris where he rides his Harley clockwise around the Arc de Triumph through a myriad of traffic going counter-clockwise.

Cruise gets great support from sidekick Simon Pegg and villainess Vanessa Kirby known as the White Widow. The show runs for about two and a half hours, but no one exits early.

“M:I –Fallout” gets an unqualified A Grade.  There is a new category at the Oscars this season for best movie outside of the usual genres.  “Fallout” is a sure to claim a nomination.  Don’t miss this show now appearing at the Barnstorm Theater in The Villages.

Jack Petro reviews movies for Villages-News.com

Restaurants in The Villages desperate due to staffing shortages

Restaurants in The Villages and across Florida are trimming their hours and offering drive-through only as they face an historic labor shortage.

Villagers’ daughter to appear on Food Network with Martha Stewart

A mother and father in The Villages are filled with pride as their daughter has been selected to appear with Martha Stewart on a Food Network cooking competition show. Villages-News.com's David Towns has the story.

Trendy coffee shop coming to Magnolia Plaza in The Villages

Foxtail Coffee Co. has reportedly signed a lease for a location at Magnolia Plaza at The Villages.

Restaurants in The Villages desperate due to staffing shortages

Restaurants in The Villages and across Florida are trimming their hours and offering drive-through only as they face an historic labor shortage.

Villagers’ daughter to appear on Food Network with Martha Stewart

A mother and father in The Villages are filled with pride as their daughter has been selected to appear with Martha Stewart on a Food Network cooking competition show. Villages-News.com's David Towns has the story.

Trendy coffee shop coming to Magnolia Plaza in The Villages

Foxtail Coffee Co. has reportedly signed a lease for a location at Magnolia Plaza at The Villages.

Ohio teen apprehended after chase on I-75 through Sumter and Marion counties

An Ohio teenager was apprehended after leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase Friday afternoon on Interstate 75 through Sumter and Marion counties.

3 more local residents die of COVID-19 as Florida reports 74 more fatalities

Florida added more than 6,300 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday as 74 more people succumbed to the virus across the Sunshine State.

Villager takes wild ancestry journey to find his father and half-siblings

It took more than 70 years for Villager Larry Moran to find out who his father was and learn that he had half-siblings. He met those siblings last week for the first time in a “family reunion.”

Lake Deaton debacle

A Village of Virginia Trace resident, in a Letter to the Editor, contends that Village of Lake Deaton residents should have known more than they claim they knew about actions of a fraudulent contractor.

Too many apartments springing up in The Villages

A man who describes himself as a “future homeowner” in The Villages contends there are too many apartment buildings going up in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Little pity for Villagers scammed by contractor

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of La Belle resident says he has little pity for the Villagers who claim they were scammed by a contractor who cut down trees in a protected wetland near their homes.