Godzilla: King of the Monsters VFX

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 breakdown of some of the visual effects created for the blockbuster monster movie Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Plus, take a look back at the animated series Freakazoid! that was developed by Steven Spielberg, and finally, listen to Simon Pegg break down his career, from Spaced through Star Trek and beyond. Read More »

mission impossible 7 filming

Mission: Impossible 7, the latest excuse for Tom Cruise to risk his life, is currently on hold due to the coronavirus. But the production is gearing up to start shooting soon. According to co-star Simon Pegg, the latest IMF adventure will resume filming this September. Pegg isn’t quite sure how production will resume, and it goes without saying that the behind-the-scenes process will be considerably different than when everything halted.

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Mission Impossible Sequels Details

The Mission: Impossible franchise had barely begun production on the seventh installment when the coronavirus pandemic shut down movie and TV sets all over the world. Since it’s the first of two back-to-back sequels, the release dates have already been pushed back to give director Christopher McQuarrie and producer/star Tom Cruise to make sure everything is in order when the movie is allowed to resume production. Thankfully, that gave McQuarrie, as well as a couple cast members, some time to talk about what fans can expect from the two sequels. Read More »

Reviewing Movie Explosions

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, an explosives engineer and special effects supervisor fact-check movie explosions from Mission: Impossible, The Hurt Locker, and more. Plus, if you’ve heard of the “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” trope in movies, but you don’t quite understand it, a video essay explains it thoroughly. And finally, watch a Saturday Night Live At Home sketch that didn’t make the show last weekend. Read More »

Mission Impossible Sequels Release Dates

What’s the one thing that can slow down the constant perpetual motion of Ethan Hunt, IMF Agent? The coronavirus. Due to production halts because of the worldwide pandemic, the release dates of the two back-to-back Mission: Impossible sequels have been postponed. Mission: Impossible 7 is moving from July 2021 to November 2021, while M:I 8 has been bumped from August 2022 to November 2022. This news comes with delays of several other Paramount titles, including Dungeons and DragonsPaw Patrol, and The Tomorrow War.

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Mission: Impossible 7 Shooting in Italy

Since studios are already looking ahead as to how they can resume production on movies that were still in the middle of shooting when coronavirus brought them to a halt, they’re being forced to consider how/if they were return to international shooting locations. For one particular blockbuster franchise, the risk may be too great to head back overseas for the planned shoot.

Mission: Impossible 7 was just beginning a three-week shoot in Venice, Italy as the spread of coronavirus was taking off around the globe. Very quickly, Paramount Pictures halted production until the danger passed, but now the studio is trying to figure out whether or not they want to risk Mission: Impossible 7 shooting in Italy at all. There’s talk of either axing the Italian leg of production completely, or potentially pushing the shoot until fall when coronavirus may have subsided. Read More »

mission impossible sequels stunts

The Mission: Impossible movies have become synonyms with crazy-ass stunts. Tom Cruise loves to risk his life for our entertainment, and while we know very little about the next two Mission: Impossible sequels, there’s one thing we can all bank on: Tommy Cruise will do some dangerous shit. Director Christopher McQuarrie, who is shooting Mission: Impossible 7 and 8 back-to-back, recently teased some of the stunts-to-come, promising that Cruise has at least “three obscene things” lined-up that are so wild and dangerous that they make McQuarrie feel like puking. Long live cinema!

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mission impossible sequels vanessa kirby

The next two Mission: Impossible sequels continue to bring back familiar friends and foes. Vanessa Kirby, who gave a brief but memorable turn as Alanna Mitsopolis, aka the White Widow, in Mission: Impossible – Fallout, is returning for the next two films as well. Christopher McQuarrie is directing Mission: Impossible 7 and 8 back-to-back, furthering the dangerous adventures of Tom Cruise‘s Ethan Hunt.

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Mission: Impossible Sequels Cast

Just when you thought the cast of the upcoming back-to-back Mission: Impossible sequels couldn’t get any better, director Christopher McQuarrie digs back into the past for a real stunner.

In the original Mission: Impossible, agent Ethan Hunt was framed as a mole in the IMF, and he was pursued aggressively by agency director Eugene Kittridge. He was quite a ruthless character, but only to enemies of the IMF, and once Jim Phelps (Jon Voight) was revealed to be the real mole, all was forgiven. However, something from the past will be bubbling to the surface in the upcoming Mission: Impossible sequels, because Henry Czerny is returning as Kittridge in both of the upcoming movies. Read More »

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Mission: Impossible 7 Cast

The cast of the upcoming back-to-back sequels in the Mission: Impossible franchise is already stacked. Tom Cruise is still leading the charge as IMF agent Ethan Hunt, and he’ll have Rebecca Ferguson back at his side as MI6 agent Ilsa Faust. But the sequels will also feature new cast members like Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, Shea Whigham and Nicholas Hoult. Thankfully, it won’t be all new faces in the upcoming sequels though, as one of Ethan Hunt’s most reliable counterparts has been confirmed to return.

Simon Pegg will be part of at least the seventh installment of the upcoming Mission: Impossible franchise, reprising his role as Benji Dunn, the IMF tech guy turned field agent who always has the best gadgets, but doesn’t always use them as efficiently as he should. Read More »