the boys teaser trailer

Not everyone is a fan of superheroes. In fact, some people may be keen on taking superheroes down, especially when those supposed heroes are fame-hungry, corrupt authority figures under the sway of a sinister corporation. The Boys centers around a group of vigilantes who set out to do just that in the highly anticipated Amazon adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s anti-hero comic series.

Amazon has released the first The Boys teaser trailer, giving us a glimpse of the long-awaited TV series.

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the boys cast simon pegg

The character of Wee Hughie in Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s comic The Boys was visually modeled on actor Simon Pegg. This fact lead many fans to hope and pray that the Shaun of the Dead actor would inevitably play the character should The Boys ever be adapted to the big screen. That never came to pass, and now The Boys is an Amazon TV series instead. But here’s a twist! Pegg is in the show after all, but not as Wee Hughie. Instead, he’s playing Hughie’s dad. See? It all worked out in the end.

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Slaughterhouse Rulez trailer

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have been collaborating for decades, from the British TV series Spaced to director Edgar Wright’s Cornetto Trilogy and the Greg Mottola alien comedy Paul. But now the beloved duo have formed Stolen Picture, and they’re both co-starring in the new production company’s debut film called Slaughterhouse Rulez. It’s a cheesy-looking horror comedy that sort of looks like what might happen if Harry Potter stepped into the world of Attack the Block. But lower your expectations, because that combination suggests a level of quality that is sadly lacking in this new trailer.
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Avengers Infinity War Bloopers

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 some flubs from the set of Avengers: Infinity War that will crack you up. Plus, listen as Simon Pegg breaks down some of his most iconic and beloved characters, and learn about the making of the recently released Voltron LEGO set that is now available to pick up in stores and online. Read More »

star trek 4 update

There’s a lot happening in the world of Star Trek. In addition to Star Trek: Discovery and other Trek shows coming to CBS, there’s also Star Trek 4, and Quentin Tarantino‘s possibly R-Rated TrekStar Trek movie franchise actor Simon Pegg is making the rounds promoting Mission: Impossible – Fallout, which means he’s getting asked Star Trek questions every now and then. Pegg offered a Star Trek 4 update, mostly concerning new director S.J. Clarkson, as well as a possible start-date for Tarantino’s Star Trek.

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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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Fallout spoiler review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Mission: Impossible – Fallout.)

“The end you’ve always feared is coming,” the villainous Solomon Lane tells Ethan Hunt halfway through Mission: Impossible – Fallout. “The fallout of all your good intentions.” If the Mission: Impossible franchise has one specific problem, it’s this: it took a very long time to tell us who Ethan Hunt was. From the beginning, Hunt, as played by Tom Cruise, was a bit of a cipher.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation changed that. The previous entry in the Mission franchise took a step back and finally asked, “Who is Ethan Hunt?” The answer: he’s kind of a crazy jerk. Someone who will risk everyone’s life just to come out ahead. This was a fascinating development in Ethan’s character trajectory, but perhaps director Christopher McQuarrie – who is the first Mission franchise filmmaker to return for a second time – realized it was a bit too much. That the series couldn’t realistically continue if Ethan Hunt remained a borderline sociopath.

Which brings us to Fallout, the most breathless, exciting, action-packed installment in the series yet. I don’t know if I’m quite ready to call it the best entry in the series – Rogue Nation still holds that distinction, as of now – but I am ready to declare Fallout to be the most thrilling Mission. A film so relentlessly entertaining that it might actually exhaust you. Believe the hype: this really is the best action movie since Mad Max: Fury Road.

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Mission Impossible Recap Video

This weekend brings Mission: Impossible – Fallout to theaters, and even if MoviePass somehow isn’t working properly this weekend, you should take the time to check out the latest installment of the action franchise starring Tom Cruise. It’s the definition of a non-stop thrill ride and it has some of the most impressively executed action sequences in recent memory. It proves that director Christopher McQuarrie is one of the best blockbuster filmmakers working today.

However, if you’re one of those more casual moviegoers who hasn’t kept up with all the intricacies of the Mission: Impossible franchise, we have good news. Mission: Impossible – Fallout cast members Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Angela Bassett and Vanessa Shaw participated in a recap video of the entire franchise that lasts just 11 minutes. Read More »

John Cena Surprises Fans

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, see what happens when John Cena cosplays as Bumblebee at San Diego Comic-Con. Plus, learn about the art of “the white voice” from the absurd indie comedy Sorry to Bother You, and find out all about British slang from Mission: Impossible – Fallout stars Simon Pegg and Henry Cavill. Read More »

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Mission Impossible Stunts

Tom Cruise loves risking his life for our entertainment, and no film series has awarded him the opportunity to do this more than Mission: Impossible. In each new Mission, Cruise increases the chances of premature death by throwing himself into dangerous situations. A new Mission: Impossible stunts highlight reel showcases all the crazy stuff Cruise did for Mission: Impossible – Fallout.

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