The Morning Watch: ‘Blade Runner’ Edition

Blade Runner 2049 - 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, we have videos that are entirely dedicated to discussing the original 1982 sci-fi noir Blade Runner from director Ridley Scott, and this week’s forthcoming sequel Blade Runner 2049. Below, the sequel’s director Denis Villeneuve talks about seeing the original for the first time, and you can find out some interesting trivia about the movie that you might not have known about. Plus, go behind the scenes of Blade Runner 2049 with an extensive featurette looking at the making of the movie. Read More »

Harrison Ford Punched Ryan Gosling - Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 is hitting theaters this week, and the early buzz for the sequel 35 years in the making is off the charts, with some reactions saying that it just might be better than its 1982 predecessor. Fans will have to judge for themselves in a few days.

In the meantime, in case you haven’t heard, there’s an amusing story about an incident that happened during production. During one particular scene, Harrison Ford is meant to punch Ryan Gosling. Since this is a movie we’re talking about, that kind of stuff is supposed to be faked. But one take for this scene went wrong. On the set of Blade Runner 2049, Harrison Ford punched Ryan Gosling for real, and thankfully there’s glorious photographic proof for us to see it happen. Read More »

Blade Runner 2049 reviews

The wait was long but the reviews are in, and it’s official: Blade Runner 2049 was worth the wait.

Critics have heaped effusive praise onto Denis Villeneuve‘s visually stunning sequel to Ridley Scott‘s 1982 Blade Runner, calling it enthralling, profound, moody, and (gulp) better than the original. While its near three-hour runtime can cause audiences to balk — and indeed, caused the film to lose some points among critics — Blade Runner 2049 is apparently one of the best sci-fi blockbusters of the decade.

Read some of the Blade Runner 2049 reviews below.

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Gal Gadot - Mean Tweets - 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 new edition of Jimmy Kimmel’s recurring Mean Tweets segment, featuring Gal Gadot, Michael Keaton, Kumail Nanjiani and more. Plus, Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford talk about working together on Blade Runner 20149, and Honest Trailers takes aim at Star Trek: The Next Generation. Read More »

Blade Runner 2049 early buzz

When Blade Runner 2049 was announced, many cinephiles reacted with suspicion. Ridley Scott’s original 1982 film is one of the staples of the science fiction genre, and one that posed a long-term question – is Deckard a replicant? – that geeks have been arguing about ever since. But a sequel? Now? Really? Then Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario, Enemy) signed on to direct, and he brought legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins with him. The tide began to shift. Fans were still hesitant, but there was some hope.

Now, the first reactions to the film have hit the web, and they’re wildly positive. Has Villeneuve done the impossible and delivered a new sci-fi classic? Read the first Blade Runner 2049 early buzz below.
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Blade Runner 2049 box office tracking

Tickets for Blade Runner 2049 went on sale this week, two weeks before the sci-fi sequel’s October release. And with those first sales, box office tracking services have predicted that Blade Runner 2049 is set to rake in more than $40 million on its opening weekend.

Blade Runner 2049 is one of the fall’s most anticipated movies, but it’s still to be seen whether that initial interest can drive the film to make up for its hefty production costs. Hit the jump to learn more about the Blade Runner 2049 box office tracking.

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blade runner 2049 behind the scenes

Blade Runner 2049 is getting closer and closer to its release date, yet much of the film is still shrouded in secrecy. In an era where most high-profile films have almost their entire plot-lines spoiled before they hit theaters, it’s fairly impressive that director Denis Villeneuve and company have managed to play things so close to the vest.

Now, a series of behind-the-scenes features totaling over 20 minutes have arrived to give us our best look yet at the futuristic world Villeneuve has created. See the extensive Blade Runner 2049 behind the scenes clips below.

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blade runner 2049 tv spot

The plot of Blade Runner 2049 has thus far been shrouded in mystery, and the marketing and trailers for the Denis Villeneuve film seem intent on keeping it that way. However, it’s inevitable that we’ll learn a smidgen more of the secrets of this film.

The newest Blade Runner 2049 TV spot gives us a hint of the motivations behind the Big Bad played by Jared Leto, as well as why Harrison Ford‘s Rick Deckard went into hiding for 30 years after the events of the original Blade Runner.

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shia labeouf not in indiana jones 5

Shia LaBeouf won’t inherit be the heir apparent to Harrison Ford‘s whip-wielding archaeologist after all.

LaBeouf’s character Mutt Williams, who was the secret son of Indiana Jones and Karen Allen‘s Marion Ravenwood, won’t appear in Indiana Jones 5 at all after the character’s lackluster reception in the widely maligned Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Now it’s a matter of finding out how long Ford is willing to continue donning the fedora, or whether a new “successor” will be introduced — one who doesn’t have quite a grating energy.

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Blade Runner 2049 TV Spot

We’re returning to futuristic Los Angeles this Fall with the long-awaited sequel, Blade Runner 2049. Picking up where Ridley Scott left off in 1982, director Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Prisoners) follows a new blade runner played by Ryan Gosling as he uncovers a secret from the past that will greatly impact the future, especially when it comes to replicants.

A new Blade Runner 2049 TV spot from our friends in the United Kingdom has arrived online, and it’s long enough that you could even consider it a trailer. There is plenty of new footage, including Officer K (Gosling) officially asking Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) to help him with some kind of case. Of course, Officer K is digging where he shouldn’t be and there are some dangerous people in pursuit who cut their meeting short.  Read More »