Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle Visual Effects

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, check out a ton of Easter eggs you might have missed while being enamored with Marvel’s Black Panther. Plus, see how the visual effects of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle brought the jungle of the mystical board game turned video game to life, and see what Paul Thomas Anderson‘s Phantom Thread would be like with a different character in the lead role. Read More »

Cloverfield sync

It’s been less than three days since Netflix surprised the world by releasing The Cloverfield Paradox immediately after the Super Bowl. If you think that’s not enough time to pinpoint incredibly obscure Easter eggs, you don’t know Cloverfield fans. These people are hardcore, and someone has already discovered a surprisingly cool thing that happens when you sync up the 2008 movie with the latest entry in the franchise. Check out video of this amazing Cloverfield sync below.
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VOTD: Pixar Short Easter Eggs You Probably Missed

Pixar Short Film Easter Eggs

Pixar Animation is famous for including little Easter eggs in all of their movies that reference not only their previous movies from years before, but also their next movie in the pipeline. That same signature applies to all of Pixar’s short films that play before each and every movie that hits theaters.

Not only do the bite-sized Pixar movies reference the other short films they’ve made, but they also have winks and nods to their feature films. Thankfully, Pixar has assembled a video showing off how their shorts are connected to other Pixar movies, and there are even some references to other Disney animated movies too. They begin with the recent Dante’s Lunch that played before Cars 3 and go all the way back to Geri’s Game from the first Toy Story.

Check out a bunch of Pixar short film Easter eggs. below. Read More »

The Cloverfield franchise made history when it released a surprise trailer for The Cloverfield Paradox during the Super Bowl, and then announced that the film would be available to stream on Netflix that very night. Now that folks have had a chance to watch the film, it’s time to talk about the not-so-surprising Cloverfield Paradox cameos from two Bad Robot regulars.

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Guardians Vol. 2 easter egg

That rascally James Gunn is back at it again, driving Marvel movie fans to the brink of insanity with the promise of undiscovered Easter eggs. The Guardians of the Galaxy writer/director has taken to Twitter and confirmed that there is still one hidden Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Easter egg that internet sleuths have yet to find. But what could it be?
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It deleted scenes

Andy Muschietti‘s blockbuster adaptation of Stephen King‘s It hits Blu-ray this week, with a release that’s loaded with extras, including 11 deleted scenes, an interview with King, an alternate ending, and more. Our deep-dive into the It Blu-ray special features examines all the extras any fan of the film should be eager to get their hands on.

Beware of spoilers, of course.

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The Last Jedi Visual Dictionary

Written by the Lucasfilm Story Group’s own Pablo Hidalgo, Star Wars: The Last Jedi The Visual Dictionary is a fun book showcasing many of the characters, props, locations, and vehicles from the film. The great thing about these Visual Dictionaries is that they give us new Star Wars canon information and explanations for things that might not have been clear in the film itself. Let’s take a look at interesting details we learned from this book that you’ll want to store in your arsenal of Star Wars knowledge.

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last jedi tree jedi books library

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Daisy Ridley‘s Rey hears a chant calling to her from the ancient tree on Ahch-To, which houses the oldest books from the Jedi religion. What are the chants saying? I spoke with The Last Jedi sound supervisors Matthew Wood and Ren Klyce and got a definitive answer.
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Star Wars: the last jedi deleted scene

The first cut of Star Wars: The Last Jedi was three hours and ten minutes long and writer director Rian Johnson has said they are preparing to release 20 minutes of deleted scenes on the future Blu-ray/DVD release. We have the exclusive details on a number of deleted scenes and reshoots from the latest Star Wars movie.

Read on to see what we’ve learned we’ve learned about the Star Wars: The Last Jedi deleted scenes.

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Last Jedi Rogue One Connection

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now playing in theaters everywhere and everyone has their own opinion on this surprising new chapter in the Star Wars saga. But let’s take a break from debating whether or not the film is good (it is, by the way) and focus on something neutral and fun: easter eggs. Thanks to the wild world of the internet, a fan picked up on an easter egg from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story that ties directly into The Last Jedi. In addition to that, Baby Driver director Edgar Wright just revealed his cameo appearance in the new film. These Last Jedi easter eggs await you below. Beware of spoilers.

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