Thor Ragnarok Scene Breakdown - 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 special Thor: Ragnarok edition, check out a rundown of a bunch of Easter eggs and comic references from the latest Marvel Studios sequel. Plus, dig into some of the deleted/alternate scenes and unused concepts, and watch director Taika Waititi break down an action sequence involving Thor and Loki. Read More »

Stranger Things 2 easter eggs

It’s been a week since the release of Stranger Things 2, and there’s a good chance many of you have already finished the new season. So you’re all caught up on the adventures of Eleven, Hopper, and the rest of the gang…but how closely were you watching? Did you notice any easter eggs during your first viewing of the new episodes? Check out this video that collects some of the most overt Stranger Things 2 easter eggs and see how many you spotted.
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Morning Watch - Speeder Bikes in NYC

(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, an incredible illusion makes it look like a speeder bike from Return of the Jedi is flying around New York City. Plus, see how many of the Easter eggs you missed in the second season of Stranger Things and learn about some vintage horror movies from before the Great Depression that are scarier than most horror movies today. Read More »

Stranger Things Easter Egg

You may not have heard this, but Stranger Things is back for season 2 this week! Netflix’s hit nostalgia-tinged series that’s like a cross between Steven Spielberg and Stephen King is about to take viewers back to the strange town of Hawkins, and the excitement-level has reached a fever-pitch. To better get fans into the Stranger mood, Netflix has hidden a neat little Stranger Things Easter Egg on the show’s page.

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Ape Meets Girl Gremlins Print

Just over a week ago, we featured a round-up of some fantastic new artwork from Hero Complex Gallery that debuted at New York Comic-Con 2017. One of our favorites was a new piece from Ape Meets Girl (aka Kevin M. Wilson) paying tribute to Joe Dante‘s horror comedy Gremlins, and now we can offer you a much closer look at the print to see how much detail went into it for all you movie and TV nerds out there.

The Gremlins print by Ape Meets Girl is called “The Old Curiosity Shop,” named for the hole-in-the-wall antique market where inventor Randall Peltzer comes into possession of a mysterious creature called a Mogwai. While the shop in the movie was full of random antique goods from around the world, the shop as depicted in the Ape Meets Girl Gremlins print is full of Easter eggs from your favorite movies and TV show. There are 84 altogether, and not only can we can help you spot every single one of them, but we have high-resolution images and an answer key that make them infinitely easier to spot. Read More »

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Thor Ragnarok easter egg

We’re just over two weeks away from the release of Thor: Ragnarok, and the buzz is building for Marvel Studios’ latest entry in their superhero cinematic universe. The full review embargo lifts tomorrow morning (stay tuned for a round-up here on the site soon afterwards), but in the meantime, allow Ragnarok director Taika Waititi and producer Kevin Feige to give you some tips about where to look if you’re keeping an eye out for easter eggs in the new film.
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Marvel Studios Phase Four

With the wide release of Thor: Ragnarok on the horizon, it’s time for Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige to saddle up and make the press rounds once again. /Film’s Peter Sciretta will have his own one-on-one interview with Feige here on the site closer to the film’s release, but in the meantime, I’ve collected some of the uber-producer’s comments from other interviews in which he talks about the connective tissue of easter eggs, Captain Marvel’s whereabouts, Feige’s plans for Marvel Studios Phase Four, and much more.
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Rotten Tomatoes Scores - 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 new video explains why the Rotten Tomatoes scores that are thrown around don’t really mean what you might think they do.. Plus, Edgar Wright reveals some Baby Driver Easter eggs to keep an eye out for the next time you watch the movie, and Kumail Nanjiani gets lost looking for the Saturday Night Live mainstage. Read More »

Han Solo Ralph McQuarrie

By now, Star Wars fans should be well aware of the impact that concept artist Ralph McQuarrie had on the franchise. George Lucas once described McQuarrie’s contribution to Star Wars as “incalculable” because of how integral the artist’s early sketches were to translating Lucas’s script into a visual guide for the talented craftspeople to be able to bring the story to life.

Some of McQuarrie’s unused designs and early ideas have been incorporated into various pieces of Star Wars mythos over the years, from J.J. Abrams bringing his art to the big screen in The Force Awakens to McQuarrie’s Darth Vader design finding its way into Star Wars Rebels. Now we know Han Solo director Ron Howard will keep that trend alive: the filmmaker has shared a photo involving a Han Solo Ralph McQuarrie easter egg that only the most eagle-eyed fans would have been able to spot. Check it out below.
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Netflix penis drawing

Update: The controversy must have reached the ears of Netflix executives, because the episode in question has now been removed from the streaming site. Our original article follows.

Last week, Netflix released the first season of American Vandal, an eight-episode documentary parody of true crime stories like The Jinx and Making a Murderer in which the central mystery revolves around someone spray-painting penises on teachers’ cars in the school’s parking lot. But now it looks like Netflix has a real life dick mystery on their hands, because an angry mother has noticed that an artist snuck a drawing of an erect penis into the background of a children’s cartoon that airs on the streaming service.
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