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 »

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 »

Mission Impossible Fallout cliff screening

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • An incredible outdoor screening of Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  • The newest Halloween movie gets an official rating
  • Jason Statham talks about how the Fast & Furious spin-off will be different from that franchise’s other movies
  • A new poster for Shane Black‘s The Predator
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger has begun shooting Terminator 6
  • And more!

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tom cruise running

Did you know that if Tom Cruise stops running, he dies? Well not exactly, but if he runs less, his movies do worse at the box office. Really. It’s science.

A study from the folks at Rotten Tomatoes have figured out that the amount that Cruise runs in his movies correlate with how good the movies are — and how well they do at the box office.

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Jeremy Renner cameo

After playing significant roles in the two previous entries in the Mission: Impossible franchise, Jeremy Renner‘s intelligence analyst character William Brandt isn’t referenced or mentioned at all in Mission: Impossible – Fallout. We knew his scheduling requirements for the Avengers movies kept him on a short leash, but now writer/director Chris McQuarrie has revealed that Fallout nearly had a Jeremy Renner cameo in which Brandt was killed off. Read More »

Mission Impossible Fallout Deleted Scenes

Right now Mission: Impossible – Fallout is in theaters, taking Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) on one of his most challenging missions yet. But this particular mission, written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, almost took the death-defying IMF agent down a much darker path in a storyline that ended up going in a very different direction in the final cut.

However, in order to talk about this Mission Impossible Fallout alternate storyline, we have to dive into some major spoilers for the sequel. You’ve been warned! Read More »

Fallout spoiler review
David, Devindra, Jeff, are joined by Patrick Willems to review Mission: Impossible – Fallout. Check out Patrick’s video essays about why Mission: impossible movies are great and who is Ethan Hunt, really. Also check out Patrick’s podcast about Josh Hartnett, We Heart Hartnett.

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Christopher McQuarrie

After over 20 years and six movies, the Mission: Impossible series is still evolving, and not just because the action is getting bigger and wilder. Mission: Impossible – Fallout contains the biggest action sequences in the franchise, but also the most personal. Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is more conflicted than ever as he enters morally murky waters in the well-received sequel.

Following up Rogue Nation, writer-director Christopher McQuarrie returns not to simply top the previous installments, but to deepen Ethan Hunt and the world of the IMF. The filmmaker gives Ethan Hunt as many personal challenges as physical ones in the sequel, although the action sequences are stunning to behold and mind-boggling in their ambition and scope. Both Ethan Hunt and Tom Cruise always go big, never home.

And as you’d imagine, McQuarrie had a lot to say about the making of the film in our interview.

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Mission Impossible Fallout Box Office

This weekend brought Mission: Impossible – Fallout to theaters. While plenty of MoviePass subscribers found themselves unable to check in to get a ticket to see the latest installment of the action franchise starring Tom Cruise, the sequel still ended up topping the box office with the biggest opening in the Mission: Impossible franchise yet. It also gave Tom Cruise his second biggest opening weekend ever.

Let’s dive into the Mission Impossible Fallout box office numbers below. Read More »