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The fact that Mission: Impossible . Rogue Nation works as well as it does is a modern miracle, given the circumstances that were placed on director Christopher McQuarrie during his post-production. For starters, the movie.s planned release date was shifted from December to July 31, largely to avoid Star Wars: The Force Awakens (according to reports). Also, from a lot of what we were hearing, McQuarrie was still tinkering with his ending as late as June (!!), trying to find the right combination of scenes that would fit. We asked Simon Pegg about that when we interviewed him at the world premiere of Mission: Impossible . Rogue Nation in Vienna, Austria. And he admitted (Spoiler Alert if you haven.t yet seen the film!) that the confrontation between Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise), Solomon Lane (Sean Harris), Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson that takes place at a café table in London wasn.t on »
As stated above, Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is the #1 movie in the world! Over the weekend, the thrilling action sequel won over both critics and fans alike with its intense action sequences that feature Cruise's Ethan Hunt in a variety of death-defying predicaments that included hanging off the side of an A400, maneuvering through the rafters of the Vienna State Opera House, holding his breath in a high-pressure underwater sequence, and speeding through a high-speed car chase that turns into a high-speed motorcycle chase. While each of these stunts were complex in their own right, the most understated of the bunch is likely the opera sequence, which featured multiple characters, including Cruise, Simon Pegg, & Rebecca Ferguson, navigating their way through the backstage of the opera house. However, as anyone who has seen the critically acclaimed film would attest, the opera sequence is definitely a huge highlight »
Backing also allocated to China-Australia co-production The Nest.
At the same board meeting, the government agency also backed Kimble Rendall’s The Nest, a China-Australia co-production to be primarily made in Australia.
Arclight Films International will represent both films.
A Few Less Men will see Xavier Samuel, Kris Marshall and Kevin Bishop return to their roles as hapless friends, who become stranded in the Australian bush with a friend’s body after their plane makes a forced landing.
Peter Templeman will take on directing duties, marking his second »
- Sandy.George@me.com (Sandy George)
We already know that director J.J. Abrams shot footage for December’s hugely-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens using an IMAX camera, and now the folks at Making Star Wars have some details about the film’s use of the format.
According to the site, the IMAX footage will likely feature the escape from Jakku, and the site has posted a few comparison sceenshots of the sequence from the trailer, showing the standard widescreen presentation alongside 70mm IMAX…
The site goes on to report that “theaters that house a “true” eight story tall IMAX screen will present the film in actual 70Mm film reel; presenting the 70Mm shot scenes in its full screen glory. There will be two 70Mm prints running through the IMAX projector to have the film play in IMAX 3D »
- Gary Collinson
You may have noticed that Simon Pegg is currently kicking some box-office ass with Tom Curise in Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, but anyone could tell you that the man is a die-hard Science-Fiction nerd. He's currently writing and starring in Star Trek Beyond, and also played a bit part in the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Suffice it to say that Pegg is at the epicenter of Sci-Fi awesomeness right... Read More »
- Sean Wist
Ever since the first chords of Lalo Schifrin’s indelible, pulse-pounding score echoed around theaters in ’96, the Mission: Impossible franchise has grown to support a series of recurring tropes. Whether it’s Tom Cruise performing death-defying stunts, or the stunningly realistic face masks, Hollywood’s action staple has undoubtedly become one of the industry’s more bankable tentpoles, and Christopher McQuarrie’s recently released Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation proves that there’s still life in the old dog yet.
Then again, with such a sprawling scope, it was evident that the director would have to clip some footage in order to keep the high-octane action moving along at a break-neck speed – it is Mission: Impossible, after all. And in a recent roundtable interview, McQuarrie revealed that one of these deleted scenes in question revolved around the infamous face masks.
Be warned, herein lies spoilers.
“There was obviously the leftover from »
- Michael Briers
The art of amateur Star Wars punditry may not be up there with James Bond, there being almost two dozen official 007 films to place in order of debonair brilliance (as opposed to just six movies of radically varying quality in George Lucas’s long-running space opera), but it has its place in the scheme of things. And who better to rank the saga in order of excellence than Simon Pegg, the British actor whose scathing verdict on The Phantom Menace in the much-loved 90s sitcom Spaced – long before he became a Hollywood superstar – remains perhaps the definitive reading.
Pegg returned to his favourite subject in 2012 for an MTV interview marking the debut of the 3D version of the 1999 prequel in cinemas. The actor »
- Ben Child
Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor organized a special screening of upcoming Hollywood movie ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ on Saturday in Mumbai. Parineeti Chopra, Sanjay Kapoor, Ritesh Sidhwani among others attended the screening.
‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ is an American action spy film written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. It is the fifth installment in the Mission: Impossible series and stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris and Alec Baldwin in leading roles.
- BollySpice Editors
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this manic Monday? We have a letter written by a young Tom Hanks that proved he would be a star, a guide to the most incredible movie and TV weapons and Kyle Chandler returns as Coach Taylor from Friday Night Lights for a new PSA. But first, Simon Pegg ranks all of the Star Wars movies. So, sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Simon Pegg Ranks Every Star Wars Movie In One Minute
During LucasFilm's Hall H panel at Comic-Con last month, a behind-the-scenes video from Star Wars: The Force Awakens confirmed that Simon Pegg has some sort of role in the film. While promoting Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, the »
Anticipation for Star Wars: The Force Awakens reaches new heights with each passing day. The film is scheduled for release on December 18, and so far we.ve only seen two trailers, a photo spread in Vanity Fair, and two presentations with the cast at Star Wars Celebration and Comic-Con. While it.s difficult to be patient, that.s exactly what Simon Pegg is urging us all to do. In an interview with Yahoo Movies, the actor gave the world some much needed advice to put everything back into perspective. It.s out in four months. People are so desperate to see it . it.s like another trailer is just going to be more footage that.s gonna kind of spoil it if you watch it. I just wish people would hold tight and not worry so much about seeing it so quickly. If you think about it, we.re »
Monty Python's Terry Jones briefly writes exactly what happens in his new film. Contains Spoilers.
Absolutely Anything is the story about schoolteacher who gets magical powers and can do Absolutely Anything (Simon Pegg). It started out as The Man Who Could Work Miracles by H.G.Wells, but it soon changed it’s spots. I just couldn’t do The Man Who Could Work Miracles so I changed it out of all recognition. It was me and Gavin Scott that wrote the script.
The Aliens (voiced by the Pythons) intercept the Voyager spacecraft when it leaves the solar system (which it has done).
And when the schoolteacher is knocked off his bicycle by an uncaring van driver, the Aliens zap him and give him magical powers.
- Terry Jones
Everything we know about Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Rank the Star Wars movies by toggling on the arrows below, then join the discussion in the comments section.
Though he's shied away from talking about it too much in a recent round of interviews, that awesome Bts featurette that was released during Sdcc proved that Simon Pegg has a cameo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Many fans assumed this would happen because his friend J.J. Abrams was directing, and Pegg just so happens to be one of the biggest fans of the galaxy far, far away out there. The actor has spoken at length about the saga in the past, but during a chat with MTV he was asked to rank the six movies from worst to best in just 1 minute. He does it - but did he place the movies in the order you might expect? Take a look, then be sure to give us your own rankings in the usual place. Starring original cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, »
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, 2015.
Directed by Christopher McQuarrie.
Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the Imf.
After the critical and commercial success of Mi’s fourth outing Ghost Protocol, expectations were high for the fifth instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise and Rogue Nation delivers a great story with more explosions than you thought possible.
Directly following the events of Ghost Protocol, Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his team are on the hunt for the Syndicate. Hunt is a wanted man and his team have been forced to work for the CIA and leave the Imf behind. At the head of the Syndicate is creepy Englishman Solomon Lane (Sean Harris). Whilst not the franchise’s best villain, »
- Helen Murdoch
Having received a variety of rave reviews (read ours here and here and listen to the podcast review here), it seems as though there is still some life and fun to be had in the Mission: Impossible franchise.
Early reports had it down that Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, the fifth in the series, would have a soft opening, much like the last movie, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, which only opened to $12 million. Simiarly, Tom Cruise’s last blockbuster Edge of Tomorrow also failed to light up the box office. But this was a different story.
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation opened this weekend to a superb $56 million domestically, destroying all the competition, including the much-hyped Vacation reboot. The film also made another $65 million overseas, giving it a total of $121 million worldwide.
- Luke Owen
The summer movie season, with its flood of sequels, remakes, and reboots, always gambles big on nostalgia. And Summer 2015 seems to be more dependent than most on good will and fond memories of past hits.
Of course, the gamble doesn't always pay off, as this weekend's box office results made clear.
"Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation," the fifth film in Tom Cruise's action franchise which began 19 years ago, opened with a better-than-predicted $56 million. "Vacation," on the other hand, opened much worse than expected. The attempt to reboot the 32-year-old franchise earned a disappointing $14.9 million over the weekend -- and $21.2 million since its Wednesday debut.
Why did the two films fare so differently? Here are six reasons to help explain when nostalgia works at the box office and when it doesn't.
1. Be Consistent
- Gary Susman
Amongst fans, there is a great amount of debate about the various merits of the six movies that currently make up the bulk of the Star Wars universe. We all have our favorites, sometimes they overlap, sometimes they don’t, and we could probably argue about how they rank in an endless loop. Simon Pegg was recently asked to rank all six Star Wars movies, from lowest to highest, and you can check out his answers below. While stumping for his latest film, Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation, which just so happens to be one of the best action movies of the year so far (for my money it’s second only to Mad Max: Fury Road), MTV asked Pegg to list his choices - ranking The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of »
The anti-Cruise factor seems to have dissipated, at least among cinemagoers, judging by last weekend's opening for Mission: Impossible . Rogue Nation.
The $150 million Paramount/Skydance picture amassed $5.15 million, including $137,000 in previews, up 21% on the 2011 debut of Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol.
In 27 of 32 international markets, the action-adventure co-starring Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner registered the biggest opening of Cruise.s career. (His personal best here is still The War of the Worlds. $6.5 million in 2005).
Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie (who wrote Valkyrie, Edge Of Tomorrow and Jack Reacher, which he also directed), the fifth instalment of the franchise rang up $55.5 million in the Us and $64.5 million in the rest of the world.
Australian exhibitors were impressed with the opening, »
- Don Groves
Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation was number one at the box office with an estimated $56 million for the July 31 – August 2 weekend.
Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, the film has received stellar reviews (93% Rotten Tomatoes) and stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris and Alec Baldwin.
Rentrak’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Paramount’s ‘Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation’ shows Tom Cruise’s global star power is on full tilt as the latest in the two decades old franchise rakes in an impressive $121 million this weekend in 41 territories, including North America. With 25 markets set to release the film in the coming weeks, including China on September 8th, the film still has a ton of earnings potential on the horizon.”
The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates.
2. Minions – Universal »
- Movie Geeks
The Paramount/Skydance release has outperformed 2011’s “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol” by 49% in the same markets. South Korea led the way with $17.1 million — the studio’s second-biggest opening in that market after “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.”
It was the biggest opening for a Cruise film in 27 markets. With the $56 million U.S. opening, the worldwide total for “Rogue Nation” has already hit $121 million.
“Tom Cruise is arguably the biggest movie star in the world,” noted Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Rentrak. “The level of action in this film and the international locations just resonate on so many levels. And he’s tireless about marketing his films.”
- Dave McNary
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