The Shape of Water Score - 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, learn about the work that went into creating the score of the Best Picture nominated The Shape of Water. Plus, check out a fanmade parody trailer for Lone Starr: A Spaceballs Story, and watch an extensive Black Panther discussion with director Ryan Coogler and the key cast members. Read More »

Black Panther reviews

The embargo for Black Panther reviews is up, and the praise is nearly universal for Marvel Studios’ latest film. Ryan Coogler‘s ambitious, expansive film with a majority-black cast is promising to be a cultural phenomenon, with early tracking suggesting Black Panther could break box office records. Anticipation is high for the comic book movie starring Chadwick Boseman as the titular hero, which has already outsold all other superhero movies in pre-sale tickets, and accumulated even more buzz with rapturous social media reactions to early screenings. Could the movie possibly live up to the hype and set the standard for more diverse blockbusters to follow?

Below, see what critics thought in our Black Panther reviews round-up.

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Black Panther clip

Another day, another exciting Black Panther clip. At this point, it’s almost like Marvel is teasing us. We get it: this movie looks amazing. Just release it now, we’re tired of waiting and need this movie in our lives. In this new Black Panther clip, Danai Gurira and Lupita Nyong’o engage in some banter while taking part in a car chase. Did I mention it looks great?

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Black Panther junket

Yesterday, I had the chance to attend Marvel Studios’ Black Panther junket in Beverly Hills. We’ve already featured one article from one of the interviews I conducted while I was there, and more are on the way, but in the meantime, I wanted to share some of the highlights from the press conference that featured all of the key cast members, producer Kevin Feige, and writer/director Ryan Coogler.

Traditionally, press conferences like these can feel pretty by-the-numbers. The questions from the assembled reporters tend to be boring things like “If you could play any other Marvel superhero, who would it be?” But this one was notable for the way Coogler and his cast spoke about the female perspective and impact on this film, and I thought what they said was worth sharing.
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new black panther tv spot

We’re getting closer and closer to the release of Black Panther, and every new bit of footage revealed makes the film look even more amazing. Case in point: this new TV spot, which shows off even more new footage, blasts some Kendrick Lamar music, and ensures you’ll be buying a ticket for opening night.

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Black Panther Characters - Michael B. Jordan

Marvel’s veil of secrecy is notorious by now to anyone who even casually follows their productions. Still, it’s not every day you see that veil take physical form.

When we gathered to interview Michael B. Jordan on the set of Black Panther last year, he brought with him a paper outlining exactly what he was and wasn’t allowed to discuss with us. As it turns out, there was quite a lot he couldn’t say. He couldn’t say what Killmonger wanted, for instance, or even how much of his backstory we’d get to see.

What he could tell us was that his Killmonger is a “selfless” sort, less a hero or a villain than a “revolutionary.” Whether T’Challa sees it that way – well, that’s for us to find out when Black Panther opens on February 16.

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‘Black Panther’ Clip: The Chase is On!

Black Panther clip

Chadwick Boseman stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and he brought with him one killer Black Panther clip. The exciting film clip shows off a visually stunning chase sequence from the upcoming Marvel movie. Watch the Black Panther clip below.

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Creed 2 Casting - Florian Munteanu

Back in November last year, we heard that Creed 2 might be looking for someone to play the son of Ivan Drago, the legendary boxer responsible for killing Apollo Creed in the ring at the beginning of Rocky IV in 1985. At the time, an MMA fighter named  Sage Northcutt said that he sent in a tape as an audition for the role, but there had been no real confirmation that the spin-off sequel starring Michael B. Jordan would bring in the offspring of another legacy character. Now not only do we have confirmation of the character’s involvement in the sequel, but we know who’s playing him as well, and it’s not the aforementioned MMA fighter.

Get the details on the Creed 2 casting of Ivan Drago’s son below. Read More »

Black Panther Featurette - Danai Gurira as Okoye

Black Panther doesn’t hit theaters for a little over a month, but the movie is already breaking records by selling more advance tickets in its first day of sales than any other Marvel Cinematic Universe title that came before it. This looks like it will be an even bigger movie than some have speculated, and the more footage we see from Chadwick Boseman‘s first solo big screen outing as the superhero, the cooler it looks.

A new Black Panther featurette has arrived online, this time focusing on two specific warriors of Wakanda. There’s Okoye, played by The Walking Dead star Danai Guriria (seen above), and Nakia, played by 12 Years a Slave star Lupita Nyong’o. The featurette not only provides some key details about each of their characters, but shows them kicking ass in the secretive African stronghold of Wakanda. Read More »

Fahrenheit 451 Teaser Trailer

Ray Bradbury‘s 1953 novel Fahrenheit 451 is a classic piece of literature that has stood the test of time. The story takes place in an unspecified time in the future of America where books have been outlawed and “firemen” have the responsibility to burn any that are found. It’s the definitive story about suppression, censorship and knowledge. Now that story is coming to HBO.

HBO Films is turning Fahrenheit 451 into a cable movie starring Creed lead Michael B. Jordan and The Shape of Water villain Michael Shannon, and the first fiery teaser trailer has arrived online for you to watch. Read More »