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 »

mother! Honest Trailer

One of the most divisive and infuriating movies of the year was undoubtedly mother!, the latest film from director Darren Aronofsky. For some reason, audiences expected the filmmaker behind Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, Black Swan and Noah to make a straightforward horror thriller starring one of the biggest stars in the world. But that’s not what mother! is at all.

As part of their viewer’s choice kick-off to 2018, the folks at Honest Trailers sink their teeth into the movie that is strange, suspenseful, confusing, and gruesome. You really should see the movie for yourself, and then come back and watch the mother! Honest Trailer. Read More »

Boss Baby Honest Trailer

In the history of cinema there have been some weird movies, and you might not anticipate that a DreamWorks Animation movie about a baby dressed like a corporate boss would be one. But Boss Baby is undoubtedly one of the strangest and most troublesome movie universes created in recent memory. The world in which the story exists just might make you forget how strange Pixar’s Cars universe is. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, sit back and let the folks at Honest Trailers break it down for you. Read More »

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, the crew of the USS Enterprise comes up against a threat the likes of which they’ve never seen in a mash-up of Star Wars and Star Trek. Plus, a Lost in Translation video essay shows how Sofia Coppola uses the frame to define her characters, and cartoon voice actors Rob Paulsen and Charlie Adler recreate a scene from Mission: Impossible III with some interesting character choices. Read More »

Morning Watch - Saturday Night Live - James Franco

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 Christmas edition, watch James Franco play a young Santa Claus in one of several parody trailers for a Hallmark Channel Christmas movie marathon. Plus, get a look at a rather impressive Star Wars-themed Christmas light display, and James Corden does a special holiday edition of Carpool Karaoke. Read More »

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Babies in Movies - 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 essay takes a look at how the use of the narrative device known as a MacGuffin can ruin a movie. Plus, find out where the babies you see in movies come from, and watch what an indie movie set in the Star Wars universe might look like.

First up, a new video essay from Just Write explores how MacGuffins can create some serious problems in storytelling. While some of the most iconic movies of all time use MacGuffins, that doesn’t mean they’re always the best choice as a narrative device in a movie. Find out why in this video essay, along with five ways to make the MacGuffin more interesting in a screenplay.

Babies are soft and delicate. So just how the hell does Hollywood go about casting babies to appear in Hollywood movies? Where do these babies come from? A cool investigative story from Vox takes a look at how Hollywood casts babies in movies and what some of the rules and regulations are when it comes to employing a baby on a film set. There are even baby agents. We don’t mean agents who are babies, even though Hollywood has plenty of those, but agents for babies.

Finally, Funny or Die imagines what it might be like if a film festival indie took place in the Star Wars universe. this trailer for Storm: A Star Wars Indie follows a Stormtrooper named Ian who feels his life is missing something, and it takes a Rodian named Teedo to fill the missing piece of his heart.

Jumanji Honest Trailer

This week brings Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle to theaters, a half-sequel, half-reboot of the 1995 adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg’s beloved children’s book the same name. While the new game sucks Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Jack Black into the jungle in the form of a video game, Robin Williams had to contend with the jungle invading the real world after spending decades in the jungle himself.

Now it’s 22 years later, and it’s time for us to take a good look back at the original Jumanji through the lens of Honest Trailers. For some reason, they don’t have many big swings to take at this movie which hasn’t aged particularly well, especially in the visual effects department, but they do point out some strange details that you might not have thought about before.

Watch the Jumanji Honest Trailer below. Read More »

Stephen Colbert - Silence of the Lambs - 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, Kevin Smith gives a lengthy video review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Plus, learn the cost of certainĀ  residences and buildings from famous Christmas movies and see Jodie Foster reprise her role as Clarice Starling from Silence of the Lambs in a sketch from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Read More »

Sesame Street - Puppeteers - 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, Christopher Nolan breaks down a key sequence from his World War II drama Dunkirk. Plus, the puppeteers of Sesame Street explain how they control their characters on the show, and Macaulay Culkin brings some signature Home Alone moves to the wrestling ring. Read More »

Star Wars Holiday Special - 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, the infamously terrible Star Wars Holiday Special gets explained and is even given some surprising credit for making Star Wars what it is today. Plus, the classic Peanuts comic strip gets the Riverdale TV series treatment and Avengers: Infinity War gets a retro trailer using footage from old school superhero movies. Read More »