Power Rangers Suits Design

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 how Weta Workshop carefully crafted the Power Rangers suits from the recent big screen adaptation. Plus, watch as Steven Spielberg discusses Ready Player One and what drew him to the film, and see a whole slew of fails from a certain challenge from Nickelodeon’s Legends of the Hidden Temple. Read More »

ready player one box office

Steven Spielberg is about to have his biggest box office opening in 10 years. Tracking for Ready Player One indicates it will be Spielberg’s best opening weekend since Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal SkullMore on the Ready Player One box office below.

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Movies to Watch With Ready Player One

(Welcome to Movie Mixtape, where we find cinematic relatives and seek out interesting connections between new releases and older movies that allow us to rethink and enjoy what’s in our theaters as well as the favorites on our shelf. In this edition: Ready Player One.)

Ready Player One feels like the beginning of the end of geeks dominating pop culture.

Even as Marvel plans its hundred-year reign and properties of all stripes from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s are born anew, Steven Spielberg’s latest is like seeing someone’s $5 bet and raising them a billion dollars. Ernest Cline’s novel was the geek equivalent of handing someone a tub of chocolate frosting after busting buttons at the all-you-can-eat buffet. “I heard you like geek culture. How about all of it at once?”

It wouldn’t surprise me if, after this, the entire film-going world needs an antacid.

The movie also spits in the face of this column’s central idea. Finding connections between movies? How about a movie made solely from connections to hundreds of movies, comic books, and video games?

An avalanche of references for Captain America not to get. A sea made of Easter egg yolks. A movie that’s a natural double feature. Hopefully, this list will offer some choice gems that both celebrate and question nostalgia.

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Spielburgers

Steven Spielberg is engaged in a bloody, no holds barred feud with fast food burger joint Carl’s Jr. over the term “SpielBurgers.” Who will come out the victor – the director of Ready Player One, or a place that makes greasy burgers? Place your bets.

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ready player one featurette

Steven Spielberg‘s nostalgia-tinged Ready Player One comes stampeding into theaters this week. In anticipation of Spielberg’s latest blockbuster, a brand new Ready Player One featurette takes us behind-the-scenes of the film, highlighting the big special effects – while also highlighting that hot Spielberg fashion sense.

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A.I. and Minority Report

(Welcome to 21st Century Spielberg, an ongoing column that examines the challenging, sometimes misunderstood 21st century filmography of one of our greatest living filmmakers, Steven Spielberg. First up: A.I. and Minority Report.)

“What if Peter Pan grew up?” pondered the tagline of Steven Spielberg’s 1991 fantasy Hook. It was an intriguing premise: what would happen if the perpetual child – the boy who refused to get older – embraced the cold, stark, finite nature of adulthood? Of course, the compelling concept of this tagline is all but forgotten in the runtime of Hook, where the adult Peter Pan quickly reverts to childhood in order to save the day. Still, what a notion!

Sometimes, life imitates art. In the 21st century, Steven Spielberg, the perpetual child – the pop culture impresario who found a way to turn childhood and nostalgia into a lucrative, highly entertaining art form – did something remarkable.

In the 21st century, Steven Spielberg grew up.

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ready player one spielberg references

Ernest Cline‘s Ready Player One is full of references to Steven Spielberg films, which made the news that Spielberg was directing the film adaptation himself raise an eyebrow or two. The blockbuster director planned to cut references to his films from the adaptation, but the Ready Player One movie crew had other ideas.

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Edgar Wright Ready Player One

After working on it for three years, director Steven Spielberg finally debuted his film adaptation of Ready Player One at the SXSW Film Festival last week and earned a largely rapturous reception. Now you can add another name to its list of fans: Edgar Wright, the director of films like Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and Baby Driver. Wright saw the movie at its London premiere and took to Twitter to praise it, singling out one aspect at which Spielberg is especially adept. Read the Edgar Wright Ready Player One comments below.
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Ready Player One Challenge

When Los Angeles residents pass the corner of Hollywood and Vine, there’s normally nothing to see but an empty parking lot. But from now until April 1, that lot has been transformed into the Ready Player One Challenge, a huge interactive maze modeled after Steven Spielberg’s upcoming movie.

/Film was on hand to check out an early look at the event, and we’ve compiled a video highlighting the coolest aspects of the experience.
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Matrix reboot

Writer Zak Penn has been offering updates on the potential Matrix reboot since March of last year. Now, Penn, who is out on the circuit promoting Ready Player One, has offered new details, telling us where his The Matrix reboot currently stands.

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