Good WIll Hunting - 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 explores what Hollywood gets wrong about their portrayal of smart people, and it’s not as pretentious as it sounds. Plus, watch a short film sequel to American Beauty that is not what you would expect at all, and see how much cooler Game of Thrones can be edited in the style of the trailers for Baby Driver. Read More »

Star Trek with TRON Legacy Score

Star Trek: The Motion Picture was quite the disappointment when it hit theaters in 1979, even for the most hardcore Trekkies out there. It’s a sci-fi slog that was nowhere near as satisfying of a leap from TV to film as many had hoped. Thankfully, it was followed by Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, and that rescued the film franchise and got fans back on board. But there is one thing that makes Star Trek: The Motion Picture a bit more interesting, and that’s a change in the film’s score.

Filmmaker Patrick Collins took the time to edit about 22 minutes of footage from Star Trek: The Motion Picture and enhanced it with Daft Punk’s outstanding, electric score from TRON Legacy. With all of the trippy visuals from the first Star Trek movie, Daft Punk’s score makes the perfect accompaniment.

Watch Star Trek The Motion Picture with TRON Legacy score after the jump. Read More »

The Silence of the Lambs romantic comedy trailer

The Silence of the Lambs is an unsettling thriller for a number of reasons. Not only is Buffalo Bill a horrifying psychopath, but perhaps more unnerving is the relationship that builds between FBI agent Clarice Starling and Dr. Hannibal Lecter, one that feels like it’s on the verge of being uncomfortably erotic. But what if there was a way to make that element of the movie a little less creepy, perhaps even charming?

The folks at CineFix put together a trailer remix of The Silence of the Lambs that paints it as a harmless, mature romantic comedy. Surprisingly, it works rather well, even if Anthony Hopkins is still a bit of a creep when he talks to Jodie Foster.

Watch The Silence of the Lambs romantic comedy trailer remix after the jump. Read More »

avengers react to justice league trailer

The new Justice League trailer declares itself to be the coming of the age of heroes, but there’s another group of superheroes who aren’t too happy to see the DC comics legends team-up on the big screen.

At least, that’s what this fan video imagines, in a mash-up of the Justice League trailer and Avengers: Age of Ultron footage. See the video below.

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Movie Villains Supercut - T-1000 - Terminator 2

Sometimes it’s good to be bad. A great villain can be harder to crack than a memorable hero. But throughout the history of cinema, there have been plenty of villains who have overshadowed their heroes, even if they ended up being defeated in the end.

Editor Cory Tucker has created a stylish, badass supercut called The Death Squad, featuring some of cinema’s most iconic villains, from Darth Vader to The Joker to Voldemort, and brought them together in a supercut that shows some of the similarities in how these bad guys of the big screen are presented on film.

Watch the movie villains supercut after the jump. Read More »

La La Land 8-Bit Cinema

This coming weekend, the 89th Academy Awards will be held, and the acclaimed La La Land is expected to take home a bunch of Oscars just like it has the rest of the awards season. As more and more have seen the throwback musical romance, the film has become easier to lampoon for audiences who previously didn’t have a chance to see it. So it should come as no surprise that this week there have been plenty of parody videos capitalizing on the film’s buzz and popularity heading into the Academy Awards.

After the jump, you’ll find a trusty La La Land 8-Bit Cinema, a Muppet mash-up that replaces Ryan Gosling with Kermit the Frog, and a recut of the film’s trailer to make it look like a thriller from David Lynch. Read More »

Everybody Wants to Kill Bruce 2

You might remember back in 2013, an editor by the name of Pierre-Alexandre Chauvat put together a movie mash-up called Everybody Wants To Kill Bruce. The nearly 10 minute short cleverly edited 39 movies together to make it seem as if Bruce Willis was a target in every single one of them. And now there’s a sequel.

Everybody Wants To Kill Bruce 2 does the exact same thing that the first movie mash-up did, but like any good sequel, it ups the ante by having the hunt for Bruce Willis span 53 movies this time. Watch it below! Read More »

Sleepy Skunk 2016 Movie Trailer Mash-Up

The end of 2016 is nearly upon us, and over the next couple weeks, we’ll be looking back at the year in cinema with some retrospective lists of our own, including our favorite movies of the year. But before we get to that, one of those retrospective movie trailer mash-ups has just arrived from one of our favorite editors.

Sleepy Skunk has been delivering a year-end movie trailer mash-up for the internet to enjoy for a few years now, and his 2016 Movie Trailer Mash-Up just went live today. As expected, it’s a fantastic look back at the dozens of movies we saw this year. There’s the good (Arrival), the bad (London Has Fallen), the hotly debated (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), the completely forgotten (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), and much more.

Watch the Sleepy Skunk 2016 Movie Trailer Mash-Up after the jump. Read More »

Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman Star Wars mashup

Like Star Wars, but wish it were a little more like Batman v SupermanZack Snyder has you covered. The DC director has taken it upon himself to mash up the Batman v Superman trailer with Star Wars, reframing the conflict as “Dark Side Knight v Superjedi.” It’s a cute little exercise, but one that’s bound to ruffle some feathers in both fandoms — especially once you realize this means he’s cast Batman as some sort of Sith lord. Read More »

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2016 Movie Trailer Mash-Up

We’re over a week into the final month of 2016, and that means it’s time to start looking back at the year in cinema. While it might seem like a bummer of a year for a multitude of reasons, especially all those great talents we lost in entertainment this year, it’s important to remember that there were some great movies that hit the big screen this year, and that’s exactly what the first retrospective video for the films of 2016 does.

Moving Pictures 2016 assembles footage from dozens of films from the past year and puts them into a big montage. From the upcoming musical romance La La Land to the blockbuster battle of Batman v Superman to the indie comedy of Hunt for the Wilderpeople to the breathtaking sci-fi of Arrival to the underdog story of Eddie the Eagle, it’s been quite a year. Read More »