On episode 193 of The AwardsWatch Podcast, AwardsWatch Executive Editor Ryan McQuade is joined by AwardsWatch contributors Sophia Ciminello, Catherine Gonzales and Zach Laws to review the latest action packed epic Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One and give out their Top 5 Tom Cruise films.
Before the team gets into the review, there was big news out of Hollywood this week, as SAG-AFTRA announced that they would be joining the WGA strike, joining forced in a strike for the first time since 1963. This historic move set a clear and loud message around the world and the AW team not only wanted to comment on the ongoing strike, but wanted to also share their full support in the fight for a fair deal for the writers and actors, whom without, none of this would exist.
Transition into the rest of the show, the number one film in the world finds Tom Cruise back in the saddle again as IMF agent Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One. The team talk at length about the latest Mission adventure, what they like and don’t like about it, and try to figure out how much longer Cruise will keep making these movies before he ends up killing himself. After the review, they transitioned to talking about Cruise’s Top 5 films of his career. In a career that spans decades, and close to fifty films, this length conversation spanned multiple films that showed Cruise’s range not just as a movie star, but an incredible actor. Titles included Eyes Wide Shut, Magnolia, Legend, Collateral, A Few Good Men, Mission Impossible: Fallout, and more.
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This podcast runs 2h49m. We will be back next week to review the two biggest films of the year, Barbie and Oppenheimer. Till then, let’s get into it.
Music: “Modern Fashion” from AShamaleuvmusic (intro), “B-3” from BoxCat Games Nameless: The Hackers RPG Soundtrack (outro).