Mission Impossible Fallout Stunt Video

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, D23 takes a nostalgic look back at the legacy of The Muppets with some of the talents who know them best. Plus, take a closer look at eight Tom Cruise stunts to find out how they were pulled off. And finally, listen as Kevin Smith takes a look at the origins and making of a scene from his directorial debut on Clerks. Read More »

Best Movies Streaming Right Now Nomadland

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)

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the quarantine stream the mummy

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Movie: The Mummy

Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max

The Pitch: Before Universal attempted (and botched) the Dark Universe, there was 1999’s The Mummy, a film that was billed as a remake of the 1932 Boris Karloff horror flick but was closer to a Looney Tunes cartoon crossed with an Indiana Jones sequel. The story involves a quest for treasure and an ancient curse, but that’s really just an excuse to have a bunch of jokes and fun action set-pieces.

Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: The Mummy is a movie about attractive people having an entertaining adventure, and also there’s a scene where the Mummy is terrified of a cat and turns into CGI sand. What other excuse do you need to watch a movie?

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The Mummy Funko POPs

In case you haven’t heard, the Funko Fair 2021 has been unfolding for a few days now. The collectible toy creators have been revealing new Funko POPs and other assorted items that are on the way, and yesterday brought a new wave of vinyl figures inspired by some of our favorite movies. Below, check out The Mummy Funko POPs along with new figures for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Cool Runnings, The Goonies, White Men Can’t Jump, Fast and Furious 9, and more. Read More »

Waxwork Records The Mummy Spinature

The Universal Monsters line of Spinatures from Waxwork Records continues to expand. It began with Frankenstein and the incredible likeness of Boris Karloff as the titular doctor’s monster, and now the likeness of the iconic horror actor is returning in the form of another monster: The Mummy.

Waxwork Records is released The Mummy Spinature collectible for pre-order today, just in time for you to get wrapped up in holiday shopping. Inspired by the classic 1932 movie, it has the signature monster with his arms folded across the chest, as if he’s just been awakened from his tomb. Read More »

Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Kylo Ren

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, a video essay explores the angry young man trope seen in movies like the new Star Wars trilogy, Black Panther, American History X, A Clockwork Orange and more. Plus, an archaeologist reviews scenes about treasure hunting in movies like Riders of the Lost Ark, National Treasure, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and plenty others. And finally, see what Family Feud is like when two different Ent families go head-to-head on Robot Chicken. Read More »

Movies Leaving Netflix In July

It’s time to say “so long” to some great titles on Netflix. There’s always a chance some of these films will be back on the streaming service in the near future, but for now, they’re hitting the old dusty trail. These are best TV shows and movies leaving Netflix in July 2019.

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The Mummy Honest Trailer

It’s summer blockbuster season, and Screen Junkies is taking advantage of it by bringing forth a series of Honest Trailers looking back at some of the biggest movies from years ago. First up on the docket is The Mummy. No, not the easy target starring Tom Cruise (they’ve already done that one). Instead, it’s The Mummy starring Brendan Fraser where he plays a smoldering hero who is uncannily like Indiana Jones, except he shoots at every problem a lot more. Seriously, every problem. Watch The Mummy Honest Trailer below. Read More »

The Invisible Man

Just last month, we learned Jason Blum and his über-successful Bluhouse Productions banner were tackling a remake of The Invisible Man, the first in what could be many revamps of Universal’s classic movie monsters. The Dark Universe that began with Tom Cruise’s The Mummy in 2017 is dead, which means they’re taking a whole new approach to some of horror’s most revered monsters. Producer Jason Blum has opened up about how The Invisible Man deal came about and teased a hopeful future for the rest of the Universal monsters.

Meanwhile, Punisher: War Zone director Lexi Alexander is already trying to get on board the Universal monsters retooling with an idea for The Mummy reboot. Alexander has pitched the idea to the studio, but she’s not confident it’ll get picked up, so she teased what it’s all about for those curious. Read More »

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what happened to the dark universe

Like a freshly-turned vampire immediately stumbling out into the sun, Dark Universe died before it could really get started. Universal had hoped to launch their own cinematic universe based around their classic monsters, but the first entry – The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise – was a complete dud. Afterwards, future Dark Universe projects were put on hold, and it seems like the idea is – for the time being – dead and buried.

Now, Alex Kurtzman, who oversaw the Dark Universe writers room and directed The Mummy, is opening up about the fiasco, and confirms he definitely has nothing to do with the Dark Universe anymore. See Kurtzman’s explanation about what happened to the Dark Universe below,

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