Weekend Box Office: Crazy Rich Asians is the most successful studio rom-com in nearly a decade

Labor Day weekend’s always been a good one for catching up on the movies you missed, and, with only the flimsy Nazi drama Operation Finale and so-so sci-fi flick Kin as competition, it’s little surprise that Crazy Rich Asians, The Meg, and Mission: Impossible—Fallout continued their reign over late summer cinema. …

On Mission: Impossible, Edge Of Tomorrow, and the morbid star power of Tom Cruise

One of these days, Tom Cruise is going to seriously hurt himself. It’s kind of inevitable, isn’t it? Cruise, who just turned 56 but still throws himself into every role like a teenager certain of his own invincibility, has a new Mission: Impossible movie out, the terrifically exciting Fallout. The star’s insistence on…

How is Mission: Impossible still this good?

The summer movie season starts to wind down this weekend with Mission: Impossible—Fallout, the latest entry from one of Hollywood’s most reliably entertaining franchises. In a first for the series, which usually changes helmers with each film, Rogue Nation writer-director Christopher McQuarrie returns to orchestrate…

Simon Pegg's career took him from playing himself to playing an alien junk trader

In the latest installment of GQ’s “Celebrities Break Down Their Iconic Roles” series, Simon Pegg takes a trip down his own IMDB page to discuss the biggest performances of his career. While the British-born actor is best known these days for his supporting roles in blockbuster sci-fi and action franchises, he found…

Fallout may be the most breathlessly intense Mission: Impossible adventure yet

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Only about 30 rocket-paced minutes have whizzed by before Mission: Impossible­—Fallout first flirts with truly impossible odds. Ethan Hunt, the human missile of American intelligence that Tom Cruise has been popping back in to play for more than 20 years now, is masquerading as a mysterious terrorist, the perfectly…

Ant-Man, The Wasp, and Ethan Hunt are back in action this sequel-heavy July

So many movies, so little time. Every week brings a new crop of them, opening in multiplexes and arthouse theaters across the nation, and arriving in increasingly high volumes on streaming platforms like Netflix. How’s a voracious moviegoer to keep up? That’s where The A.V. Club comes in. The first week of every…

Wait, now there's some more weird shit going on with Henry Cavill's beard

We thought the drama surrounding Henry Cavill’s multi-million dollar mustache ended when the actor shaved the damn thing off earlier this year. Alas, such was not the case. Not only will it haunt any future screenings of Justice League, which will forever find Superman’s upper lip afflicted by uncanny shadows, but it…

Watch Tom Cruise almost kill himself to entertain you in the new Mission: Impossible

Tom Cruise broke his ankle performing a stunt for the upcoming Mission Impossible: Fallout, and, if the trailers are to be believed, it’s a miracle he didn’t also shatter his entire torso before exploding into a flaming hail of bruised flesh. But it wasn’t leaping between buildings or all this helicopter-related…

New Mission: Impossible—Fallout trailer confirms that yes, this movie looks very fun

For pure entertainment value, it’s hard to top the Mission: Impossible series— even the Fast And Furious films lack the consistent track record delivered by the Tom Cruise-led franchise adaptation of the old TV show. Each film is the vision of a different auteur, and yet all have delivered a reliably thrilling…

Tom Cruise pulls off a bunch of stunts in the Mission: Impossible—Fallout Super Bowl trailer

It’s finally time to get a glimpse at the action movie so exciting, people are smashing their own ankles just to be in the damn thing: Mission: Impossible—Fallout (formerly Mission: Impossible 6). The latest installment in the Tom Cruise-starring action franchise deployed its first full trailer during the Super Bowl…

Hey, who wants to watch Tom Cruise's ankle shatter in slow-motion?

We’ve heard a lot about the ankle-breaking on-set accident that knocked Tom Cruise off the set of Mission: Impossible—Fallout (formerly Mission: Impossible 6) for a few months; Cruise’s thrill-seeker penchant for doing his own stunts is well-documented, and the accident ultimately forced filming on the movie to go on…

Here's the first look at Mission: Impossible 6, now known as Mission: Impossible—Fallout

Up until now, everything we’ve heard about the upcoming Mission: Impossible 6 has been centered around Tom Cruise’s love for risking his life on increasingly dangerous stunts. All the way back in March, we reported that Cruise had spent a year training for “the most impressive and unbelievable” stunt he’s ever done,…