Thanks to decades of being conditioned by TV shows and movies like those in the Mission: Impossible and James Bond franchises, we often assume that real spy organizations like Britain's MI6, Russia's GRU or our own CIA use only the most advanced technology in their efforts to clandestinely collect, alalyze and disseminate intelligence.
Organizations like these do, in fact, utilize cutting edge computer programs, robots, drones, lasers and satellites, as well as more esoteric devices like microwave-emitting "death rays" and acoustic weapons that fire "sound bullets," but it appears that they're also still using a form of technology that had its heydey back when the first passenger jets were just taking flight and Doo-wop was all the rage. Broadcasting into the airwaves from places unknown are long, sometimes continual, strings of numbers, letters, words and tones that anyone with a shortwave radio can intercept, but which only the spies who hold the code keys for deciphering the messages can comprehend. "what's the frequency, Kenneth?" >> Posted 03.22.13 by BrentJS
"The station's been compromised."
As an actor, John Cusack has always been able to float between a variety of genres through out his career, from last year's thriller The Raven to the 2010 comedy Hot Tub Time Machine to the 2007 horror movie 1408. The trend continues this year as Cusack has several movies in a range of genres opening this year, the first of which is the action-thriller The Numbers Station.
Cusack plays a former black ops agent who is asked to protect a code operator (Malin Akerman) who works at a secret CIA "Numbers Station," which delivers coded assignments to its agents. When the station is attacked by an unknown assailant, Cusack finds himself trying to stop a deadly plot from taking place. The first trailer for the movie reveals a fairly by-the-numbers thriller, but Cusack's winning, everyman quality could make The Numbers Station more than average. watch the trailer >> Posted 02.13.13 by Ryan