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…

The B+ career: 10 artists who always deliver very good—but never truly great—work

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

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…

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…

Like too many Scorsese imitations, Tom Cruise’s American Made wants for a worldview

Doug Liman and Tom Cruise, the director-actor team behind Edge Of Tomorrow (one of our favorite science-fiction movies of the last three-and-a-half-decades), have reunited for American Made, a years-spanning biopic about a real-life pilot who got drafted into both the CIA and a South American drug-smuggling operation.…

Families of pilots killed in American Made plane crash put partial blame on Tom Cruise 

Two years ago, two pilots—Alan Purwin and Carlos Berl—were killed while working on Tom Cruise’s upcoming film American Made, after their plane crashed in the mountains of Colombia. (A third, pilot Jimmy Lee Greenwood, survived, but was left without feeling in the lower half of his body.) Over the course of the last…

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Mission: Impossible 6 production goes on hiatus for Tom Cruise’s broken ankle

Earlier this week, Tom Cruise suffered an injury on the set of Mission: Impossible 6—because he’s a 55-year-old man who insists that Scientology magic gives him the power to do ridiculous stunts—and now it looks like the injury was bad enough that it’s going to cause some headaches for the movie’s production company.…

Tom Cruise may have been injured while doing a stunt for Mission: Impossible 6

Tom Cruise remains as popular as ever, despite being in one of the more torturous stages of his career—the Mission: Impossible franchise star now regularly signs up for onscreen manhandling by directors, supernatural beings, and Emily Blunt. His penchant for punishment isn’t something we can really delve into in this…

Enjoy this Talking With Chris Hardwick clip about Damon Lindelof meeting Tom Cruise

We recently reported that @Midnight, the Comedy Central quiz-and-hashtags show hosted by Chris Hardwick, is coming to an end. While that may be a source of sadness—or relief, who knows, perhaps you agree with Hardwick, who thinks it has run its course—fear not: Now the Nerdist creator and stand-up is taking his…