Mission Impossible Fallout Stunt Video

Tom Cruise is famous for pulling off some impressive stunts in many of his movies. But when it comes to the Mission: Impossible franchise, he pulls out all the stops. As a new Mission: Impossible – Fallout featurette illustrates, this latest adventure is no different.

A new Mission Impossible Fallout helicopter stunt video arrived today showing the lengths to which Tom Cruise has gone to make one particular action sequence in the action adventure sequel more believable. The 55-year old actor took the time to learn how to expertly fly a helicopter so he could be in the cockpit, all by himself, during a chase sequence through the mountains. The maneuvers he pulls off are unbelievable for someone who hasn’t trained as long as a professional pilot. Read More »

Mission Impossible Fallout Trailer

The Impossible Mission Force is back for another round of action, but this time they have to deal with the consequences of a mission gone wrong in Mission: Impossible – Fallout.

Tom Cruise is back as Ethan Hunt, and his team has come along with him. Rebecca Ferguson returns after being introduced in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and the reliable Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg are back too. Plus, Alec Baldwin is working with the team now after initially trying to stop their reckless activities in the last sequel. Now we finally get to see what the team is up against in the sixth installment of the franchise that has been going since 1996. Read More »

mission impossible fallout

Someday, Tom Cruise will do what all humans eventually get around to doing and shuffle off this mortal coil. But the ongoing existence of the Mission: Impossible movies suggest that he’s made a pact with Death itself and will outlive most human beings. How else can you explain him continuing to stare mortality in the face, put his hands on his hips, and laugh in the general direction of God himself?

A new look at a Mission: Impossible – Fallout stunt is the latest reminder that Tom Cruise fears not death nor dismemberment nor bodily harm of any kind. The rest of us can only stare at this image and wince because there’s no way we’d survive this shit.

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Morning Watch

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, the crew of the USS Enterprise comes up against a threat the likes of which they’ve never seen in a mash-up of Star Wars and Star Trek. Plus, a Lost in Translation video essay shows how Sofia Coppola uses the frame to define her characters, and cartoon voice actors Rob Paulsen and Charlie Adler recreate a scene from Mission: Impossible III with some interesting character choices. Read More »

Mission: Impossible 3 - Tom Cruise Injury

UPDATE: This story has been updated at the end with statements from director Christopher McQuarrie providing some insight into the injury and how production will recover while Tom Cruise does the same after his injury.

Last weekend brought some troubling news when a stunt involving Tom Cruise on the set of Mission: Impossible 6 in London, England resulted in the actor seemingly injuring himself. In a video posted online, Cruise could be seen jumping from a scaffolding on one building to the rooftop of another, but he appeared to fall short of his landing, injuring his leg. He could be seen limping off set after being removed from the wire harness holding him up. Now, it appears that injury will have a major impact on the sequel’s production.

Mission: Impossible 6 is shutting down production in order to give Tom Cruise time to heal from his injury. The delay looks to be significant, and it could end up having an impact on the film’s release date. Read More »

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Mission Impossible 6 - Tom Cruise Injured

Even at 55 years old, Tom Cruise is still known for doing his own stunts across the various blockbusters he’s starred in over the years. The Mission: Impossible franchise has become a consistent showcase for at least one wild stunt that Tom Cruise has decided to do himself. But one of the less complex stunts on the set of Mission: Impossible 6 appears to have not gone exactly as planned.

Footage of Tom Cruise injured on the set of Mission: Impossible 6 has surfaced online after the actor attempted a jump between two buildings in London. Instead of landing on the building where he was jumping towards, he fell short and plowed into the top and side of the building, though he was able to catch himself and hoist his body to the rooftop. Read More »

Academy Award Winner Martin Landau Dead at 89

Oscar Winner Martin Landau Dead at 89

Martin Landau, the Oscar-winning character actor who has worked with acclaimed directors like Alfred Hitchcock, Woody Allen, and Tim Burton, has died at the age of 89.

He is perhaps best known by modern audiences for his role as the down-on-his-luck Bela Lugosi in the black comedy Ed Wood, the Burton-directed biopic of the titular director of cult “bad” movies like Plan 9 from Outer Space. Landau won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for the role, after being nominated twice before for roles in Tucker: The Man and His Dream and Crimes and Misdemeanors.

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Jeremy Renner Not In Mission Impossible 6

UPDATE: Though Marvel commitments are indeed keeping Jeremy Renner out of Mission: Impossible 6, director Peyton Reed has indicated on Twitter that Ant-Man and The Wasp will not be one of his obligations. Our original story from March 30 follows below.

Even though Mission: Impossible 6 will feature Tom Cruise tackling a stunt that tops anything else he’s done in the franchise before, he’ll have to pull it off without one of this newer teammates helping him out.

Jeremy Renner has co-starred in both Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation as a member of Ethan Hunt’s Impossible Mission Force. However, word on the street is that Jeremy Renner will not return for Mission: Impossible 6 due to his commitments at Marvel Studios, which may include more than just Avengers: Infinity War. Read More »

Mission Impossible 6 Details - Tom Cruise

UPDATE: Director Christopher McQuarrie has clarified this story just a bit:

The Mission: Impossible movies don’t need city-leveling CGI set pieces or characters created entirely through motion capture. They already have the greatest special effect of all time. That special effect is called Tom Cruise. Ageless, fearless, and seemingly built in a laboratory to withstand stunts that would have (sane) actors calling for their doubles, Cruise has upped the ante with each Mission: Impossible movie, finding new and exciting ways to risk his life for the sake of our “Oohs” and “Aahs.” He will one day die on a movie set at the age of 91, looking like he’s 45, with a smile on severed head. He probably tried to surf on a helicopter blade.

Anyway, Mission: Impossible 6 will apparently feature a stunt so extreme that Cruise trained for a year so he could pull it off.

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Mission Impossible 6 Details - Tom Cruise

Last year marked the 20th anniversary of the Mission: Impossible film franchise, and while there wasn’t much celebration surrounding the big screen adaptation of the classic film series, soon fans will have something to be excited about with a new movie starting production later this year.

Mission: Impossible 6 is already slated for a release in the summer of 2018, and director Christopher McQuarrie recently appeared on the Empire magazine podcast to discuss what he and franchise star and producer Tom Cruise have in store this time. While there will be plenty of action again, this time McQuarrie wanted to dive deeper into the character of Ethan Hunt. Oh, and they’re going to throw Tom Cruise off something tall.

Find out more about Mission Impossible 6 details after the jump. Read More »