'Mission: Impossible' is back, but will you accept it, or will it self-destruct? : Pop Culture Happy Hour In the new film Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, Tom Cruise is back as superspy Ethan Hunt. This time he has to defeat an all-powerful AI known as "The Entity." With many familiar faces and new ones like Hayley Atwell, the movie has chases, peril, and explosions. And yes, Cruise still does a lot of his own stunts. Take our Barbie v. Oppenheimer survey. We're throwing out a few other pop-cultural either-ors, to see if we can't settle a few age-old disputes once and for all. We'll talk about some of the results in an upcoming episode of the show.

'Mission: Impossible' is back, but will you accept it, or will it self-destruct?

'Mission: Impossible' is back, but will you accept it, or will it self-destruct?

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Hayley Atwell and Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One. Christian Black/Paramount Pictures and Skydance hide caption

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Hayley Atwell and Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One.

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In the new film Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, Tom Cruise is back as superspy Ethan Hunt. This time he has to defeat an all-powerful AI known as "The Entity." With many familiar faces and new ones like Hayley Atwell, the movie has chases, peril, and explosions. And yes, Cruise still does a lot of his own stunts.


Take our Barbie v. Oppenheimer survey. We're throwing out a few other pop-cultural either-ors, to see if we can't settle a few age-old disputes once and for all. We'll talk about some of the results in an upcoming episode of the show.