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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Mission Impossible Fallout Blu-ray

If you didn’t catch Mission: Impossible – Fallout in theaters, you missed out on one of the most satisfying big screen experiences of the year, especially on IMAX screens. But don’t fret, because soon enough you’ll be able to bring the spectacle of Tom Cruise‘s insane stunts into the comfort of your home entertainment system.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout will arrive on digital download in late November followed by a Blu-ray and DVD release in early December. And the movie comes with quite the array of special features for fans to sink their teeth into, including multiple commentaries with director Christopher McQuarrie and much more. Read More »

Summer Movie Awards

Film festival season is officially underway, and while movies that emerge from fests like Venice, Toronto, and Telluride often become Oscar contenders, the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society isn’t ready to look that far ahead just yet. Instead, they’ve looked back at the films of the past few months and issued their Summer Movie Awards, with Mission: Impossible – Fallout and performers like John Cho (Searching), Toni Collette (Hereditary), and Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians) winning big.

Take a look at the full list of winners below.
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Mission: Impossible – Fallout has been hailed as an instant all-time action classic. Its story moves forwards with relentless determination, while Christopher McQuarrie’s direction and Tom Cruise’s apparent death wish provide jaw-dropping stunt spectacle. It’s edited to near-perfection, constantly escalating the stakes until it hits a climax that’s nail-biting even despite concluding with a hackneyed cliché.

That climax is a perfect microcosm of the film as a whole. In around 15 minutes of screentime – time-kept by a nuclear countdown – it tells its own self-contained story within a story. Fallout’s Kashmir setpiece is masterful parallel-action storytelling, worthy of placement up there with Raiders of the Lost Ark, Return of the Jedi, and Mad Max: Fury Road. Strap yourselves in, because we’re going to dive deep into what makes this incredible sequence tick.

Major spoilers, obviously, follow.

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Mission Impossible Fallout Fight Scene

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, check out a shot list breakdown for a fight scene from Mission: Impossible – Fallout. Plus, check out some studio scale models of the ships from Star Trek Discovery, and see what happens when Saturday Night Live cast members Colin Jost and Michael Che take a lie detector test. Read More »

Ready Player One Book Comparison

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 the differences between Steven Spielberg‘s adaptation of Ready Player One and the original book by Ernest Cline. Plus, the cast of Better Call Saul recaps the first three seasons of the Breaking Bad spin-off as the fourth season begins, and The Onion provides the perfect review of Mission: Impossible – Fallout. Read More »

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Mission Impossible Fallout Box Office

After debuting in the top spot last weekend with $61.2 million, two new wide releases couldn’t stop Tom Cruise and his Impossible Mission Force from taking the #1 spot again. Mission: Impossible – Fallout earned an estimated $35 million in its second weekend, enough to stop the family friendly Christopher Robin and even a couple of amateur secret agents in the form of Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon in The Spy Who Dumped Me. Read More »