Game of Thrones VFX - 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, see a new, in-depth look at the visual effects that went into making the famous “loot train attack” from the seventh season of Game of Thrones. Plus, see what you think about a Harry Potter theory about The Boy Who Lived’s possible impact on The Dursleys during the 11 years he stayed at their house, and watch a fan trailer for a movie pitting Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees against each other. Read More »

Morning Watch - Rick and Morty

(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 proposes that Ghostbusters might actually be about nothing. Plus, watch more of Adult Swim’s claymation bumpers featuring the non-canonical adventures of Rick and Morty, and a lengthy diatribe about why Star Wars is better than Star Trek by Conan associate producer Jordan Schlansky in a bit on the late night talk show that mistakenly goes on for far too long. Read More »

Morning Watch - Groundhog Day

(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, learn about the one bad thing that came from the making of Groundhog Day. Plus, watch as Jim Carrey gets a little existential during a New York Fashion Week red carpet interview gone astray and see The Muppets perform “Rainbow Connection” live at The Hollywood Bowl. Read More »

War of the Worlds - Ray Harryhausen VFX Test - 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, check out a visual effects test that was part of a pitch for film legend Ray Harryhausen to adapt War of the Worlds. Plus, run through the alphabet by way of a cleverly edited video using footage from 85 different movies, and see how a unique Sith lightsaber is built thanks to the miracle of 3D printing. Read More »

Rick and Morty - 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, Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland prank calls Joel Osteen’s church in Texas completely in character as the perpetually drunk but brilliant Rick. Plus, a video essay looks at how characters are introduced in the first season of Stranger Things, and a new episode of The Dan Cave looks at why video game movies typically suck. Read More »

Kong Skull Island Honest Trailer

Not too long ago, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts went on a lengthy rant about the sin against cinema that is Cinema Sins and their ongoing “Everything Wrong with…” web series that puts together painfully long videos that attempt to be clever while pointing out all the things that are “wrong” with big Hollywood movies. We were happy to feature the entire rant with the director’s permission because Cinema Sins is not the satire it claims to be and we’d all be better off without them.

Since then, fans have been waiting to see what Jordan Vogt-Roberts would do when Screen Junkies tackled Kong: Skull Island. But they might be surprised to hear that rather than taking offense to the fun that Honest Trailers brings to the table when mocking movies, the director actually gets in on the fun, takes over the Kong Skull Island Honest Trailer, and bashes his own movie to a pulp. Find out what the director himself says is wrong with Kong below. Read More »

Star Wars Blips - 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 series of animated shorts called Star Wars Blips feature Porgs and BB-8’s evil droid nemesis BB-9E. Plus, watch an alien from the future named Garyx Wormuloid review Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and go behind the scenes of Netflix’s adaptation of Death Note to learn more about the demon Ryuk. Read More »

Star Wars Toys - 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, get a close look at the visual effects that went into the last couple episodes of the seventh season of Game of Thrones, specifically the battles with the Night King ans his massive army. Plus, check out a report on the evolution of Star Wars toys over the decades, and learn about a wild Jurassic Park fan theory that actually makes sense when you think about it. Read More »

Back to the Future VFX - 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, Michael Rooker gets all dressed up as Yondu and gives fans a tour of the Marvel Studios office. Plus, a new episode of Captain Disillusion takes a closer look at the technology that helped bring the visual effects of Back to the Future to life, and a fanmade trailer reimagines Game of Thrones as a modern day series called Westeros. Read More »

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Morning Watch - Film Geometry

(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 takes a look at the differences between American comedy and British comedy while another looks how how geometry is used in movies to add another layer of visual storytelling. Plus, watch a supercut of a bunch of 1980s film production company logos that have long since been retired. Read More »