Hollywood Creature Performers

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, find out what it takes to be a Hollywood creature performer that stands in for computer generated animals on film sets like Dumbo. Plus, listen as stuntmen react to more stunt work in films like Mission: Impossible – Fallout and explain how it’s done, and see how SpongeBob SquarePants star Tom Kenny improvises five new cartoon voices based on a single image of a character. Read More »

Hollywood Stunts Explained

Imagine being able to work alongside Hollywood’s biggest stars, but no one knows your name and almost never sees your face. This is the life of a stuntman, and if they do their job right, then you end up believing that your favorite movie stars just jumped onto a train, got smashed through a window, or flipped a car on the highway. They know how action works on a film set, so why not have them watch and explain how some of Hollywood’s biggest setpieces work?

Watch as stuntman Eric Linden sits down to react to a variety of stunts in the likes of Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and more, all while explaining how certain sequences are pulled off and why some fights, jumps and more aren’t pulled off as smoothly as you’d hope. See these various Hollywood stunts explained below. Read More »

mission impossible fallout vinyl soundtrack

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to drop even more money on vinyl. Specifically, the Mission: Impossible – Fallout vinyl soundtrack, which is about to HALO-jump onto turntables everywhere thanks to Mondo. Featuring the pulse-quickening film score from Lorne Balfe, the Mission: Impossible – Fallout vinyl soundtrack release goes on sale this week.

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Ethan Anderton’s Top 10 Movies of 2018

Top 10 Movies of 2018

While most of 2018 has brought pure madness around the world, we can take solace in the fact that this year also brought us plenty of great movies. Though I’ll admit that I didn’t see nearly as many as I wanted, I still found myself wowed over and over again by a wide variety of cinema, from some of the year’s biggest blockbusters to the most beautiful, elegant dramas.

So without further adieu, let’s get into my Top 10 Films of 2018. Read More »

Christopher Stipp’s Top 10 Trailers of 2018

Green Band Trailer

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week, let’s rank The Best Movie Trailers of 2018.

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Ben Pearson’s Top 10 Movies of 2018

top 10 films of 2018

2018 felt more like a warped decade than a normal 365 day span, but at least the movies that came out last year were pretty damn great. Over the next few days, Team /Film will be counting down our favorite films of the last twelve months. The fact that films like Free Solo, Destroyer, Paddington 2, Lizzie, and Black Panther ended up in my honorable mentions when they could form a respectable top 5 on their own speaks to the overall quality of the year at the movies. But enough preamble: let’s get to my top 10 films of 2018. Read More »

Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society awards winners

It’s only been a few days since the members of the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society released the nominees for their annual awards, and the winners have already been determined. However, don’t expect this to be an indication of how any of the major awards are going to go down later this season. Our editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is counted among this group, and the wide array of film critics from various backgrounds makes the results skew much further from the norm than you might expect at the Golden Globes or Oscars.

However, that actually makes the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society awards winners a little more interesting than the usual awards fare – they have awarded the adaptation of The Hate U Give Best Picture. How did the rest of the awards shake out ? Check out the full list below. Read More »

Mission Impossible Fallout Honest Trailer

This past summer brought another Mission: Impossible movie to the big screen, and Tom Cruise outdid himself again with another series of incredible stunts that he performed himself. From flying his own helicopter and doing an insane HALO jump from 25,000 feet above the ground, Tom Cruise pulled out all the stops for Mission: Impossible – Fallout, and one of these days he’s going to die pulling off one of these stunts. At least that’s the prediction laid out on the table by Honest Trailers.

Watch the Mission Impossible Fallout Honest Trailer below. Read More »

New Blu-ray Releases Fallout

(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.)

This week’s Blu-ray round-up has the wildly entertaining Mission: Impossible – Fallout, the shockingly bad Mile 22, the horror classic Candyman, the thrilling computer screen mystery Searching, and the historical drama Lizzie. Here are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week and beyond.

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Mission Impossible Fallout Blu-ray Event

In honor of the Mission: Impossible – Fallout digital and Blu-ray release, I got to spend the day at the International Spy Museum. There, I learned about spycraft, spoke with members of the cast, and sat down with real-life spies. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to read about what happened, while watching a video of the experience.

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