Munich - The Morning Watch

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 illustrates how Steven Spielberg expertly uses sound design to immerse you in the world of his movies. Plus, find out how Gremlins changed the world in more ways than one, and watch a trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi edited in the style of the Avengers: Infinity War trailer. Read More »

Lady Bird Featurette - Greta Gerwig

Lady Bird is one of the major awards contenders this season, and it will likely end up with a Best Picture nomination when all is said and done. The real question is whether the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be smart enough to give Greta Gerwig a nomination for Best Director.

So far, plenty of awards programs have left Greta Gerwig out in the wind, with the Directors Guild of America being the only major award outlet to recognize her talent with a nomination. But if there’s any doubt that Gerwig should be included among the likes of other probable nominees like Guillermo del Toro and Christopher Nolan, a new Lady Bird featurette that focuses on what she brought to the table as a director should change anyone’s mind. Read More »

Stephen King's It Honest Trailer

Even though Wonder Woman has been getting praised left and right for being a box office hit and the best movie in the DC Extended Universe, the real surprise box office hit of 2017 was the new adaptation of Stephen King’s It.

It shattered box office records after pulling in over $123 million in its opening weekend and went on to gross over $700 million worldwide. But that doesn’t make it immune to the mockery from the insane clown posse over at Honest Trailers, which points out the formulaic way all the kids are haunted by Pennywise, the endless fascination with nostalgia, and the muddled motivation for what Pennywise really wants from the kids.

Watch the It Honest Trailer below. Read More »

Raiders of the Lost Ark Breakdown - The Morning Watch

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, find out which of the many different cuts of the original Blade Runner you should watch. Plus, see an incredible shot-for-shot breakdown of one of the most exciting sequences in Raiders of the Lost Ark, and watch as Jimmy Kimmel goes undercover on Reddit, Wikipedia, IMDb and more. Read More »

Black Panther Fanmade Poster

What was the top-selling comic of 2017? Why wasn’t Crisis on Earth-X released as a movie like Marc Guggenheim wanted? What would Hayley Atwell like to do if Agent Carter got a third season? Did Tom Hardy confirm Carnage will be in Venom? Which comic book movies were nominated for the USC Scripter Awards? When does Justice League hit digital download? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Everything Sucks Trailer

There has been plenty of nostalgia and love for the 1980s in recent years, but now that we’re inching closer to 2020, it looks like the 1990s are about to enjoy their heyday in the nostalgic spotlight. At least that’s what Netflix is hoping with the teaser for a new high school series set in 1996.

Everything Sucks! is a new 10-episode half-hour dramedy created by Like Crazy writer Ben York Jones and Save the Date writer/director Michael Mohan that follows a group of teens from the AV and drama club as they deal with the trials and tribulations of going to Boring High School. No, seriously, that’s the name of the high school they go to in Boring, Oregon.

Get a first look at the teaser for the series below. Read More »

Don't Worry He Won't Get Far on Foot Trailer

This week kicks off the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and we’ll be catching glimpses of plenty of indie releases that will likely be hitting theaters throughout the year, not to mention some possible awards contenders for next year. In fact, director Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting) seems to have a contender premiering at the festival in the form of a new drama based on the life of cartoonist John Callahan.

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot is based on John Callahan’s autobiography of the same name, and it sees Joaquin Phoenix playing the man whose life was changed by a near fatal car accident, confining him to a wheelchair, and leading him down a completely different path than he ever intended to take. Read More »

Chris Hemsworth Marvel Contract

Right now, Chris Hemsworth is making the publicity rounds to promote his war drama 12 Strong, in theaters everywhere this weekend. If you’re curious to find out more about the movie, watch the trailer or check out our full report from the set a little while back. But otherwise, Hemsworth has been getting questions about his most famous role and fans might want to prepare themselves for the end of Thor Odinson.

Chris Hemsworth is done with principal photography on Avengers 4. There will likely end up being some reshoots at some point, simply because that’s how blockbusters operate, but otherwise, the Australian actor confirms that the Marvel Studios sequel marks the end of his current contract with the comic book movie studio. What does that mean for the future of Thor? Read More »

Magnolia Vinyl Soundtrack

Right now you can see Paul Thomas Anderson‘s latest film, The Phantom Thread, in limited theaters. This weekend it expands to theaters everywhere, but if you’re not rushing out to see it, maybe you’ll want to look back at one of the filmmaker’s earlier films with a new collectible vinyl release from Mondo.

The 1999 ensemble drama Magnolia is getting a vinyl soundtrack release that features all of the songs created by singer and songwriter Aimee Mann, as well as the complete score composed by Jon Brion. Read More »

The Morning Watch - Pulp Fiction

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, find out how HBO is keeping you from seeing movies the way they’re supposed to be seen. Plus, learn about an interesting theory about the glowing briefcase in Pulp Fiction, and watch as an aspiring talk show host with autism takes over The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Read More »