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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 more about how the total misfire of a movie called The Room found an audience by way of surprising word of mouth. Plus, find out how accurately Hollywood has represented the capabilities of elevators on film, and see how the adorable creature Okja was brought to life in the Netflix original movie. Read More »

The Disaster Artist trailer

Writer, director, actor and fashion icon Tommy Wiseau unleashed The Room upon unsuspecting audiences in 2003, creating a film that would achieve cult status as one of the very best worst movies ever made. Wiseau’s filmmaking skills may have been wildly inept, but he was committed to his dream. Wiseau’s story, and the making of The Room, gets the biopic treatment in James Franco‘s The Disaster Artist, and an brand new trailer reveals an extend look at one of the year’s most anticipated films.

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the room screenings

Since first baffling audiences in 2003, The Room has solidified its place in the pantheon of bad movies – it’s the kind of disaster that makes you wonder if writer/director Tommy Wiseau is an alien who has never seen human beings interact before. Naturally, the story of how this movie got made is just as crazy as the movie itself and it’s told in A24’s excellent The Disaster Artist, which hits theaters in December.

But before that, A24 is hosting a nationwide series of The Room screenings to acquaint or re-acquaint audiences with Wiseau’s must-see disaster-piece. And we have some tickets to give away!

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James Franco The Disaster Artist

I am not joking when I say that James Franco should receive serious awards consideration for his performance in The Disaster Artist, a film in which Franco plays Tommy Wiseau, the writer/director/star of 2003’s The Room, widely regarded as one of the worst films ever made. Having seen Wiseau speak in real life following a screening of his most recent movie at Beyond Fest earlier this year, it’s astonishing how perfectly Franco slips into that persona. Not only is the accent spot-on, but the physicality and the way he carries himself is a direct match. It’s a wonderful performance.

But here’s the best part. Franco, a prolific filmmaker who’s directed 30 movies or episodes of TV to date, also directed The Disaster Artist – and he directed the whole movie in character as Tommy Wiseau. You can read all about that in Franco’s own words and learn more about the making of the movie below.
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Tommy Wiseau disaster artist review

Tommy Wiseau and his cult favorite The Room are about to become even more popular thanks to James Franco‘s The Disaster Artist, which chronicles the making of the 2003 film. Early buzz on The Disaster Artist has been very positive, with /Film’s own Jacob Hall calling it a “hilarious and sincere tribute to one of the worst movies ever made.” But there’s one review that probably takes precedence over the rest: Tommy Wiseau’s. So what did Wiseau think of the film? You can find out by seeing the Tommy Wiseau Disaster Artist review below.

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the disaster artist review

How did a self-funded, terribly made movie like The Room get such a cult following? By becoming a staple of the Los Angeles skyline.

The Room aggressively advertised itself by erecting a massive billboard overlooking Highland Avenue in Hollywood showing simply Tommy Wiseau‘s face and a cryptic phone number. The billboard stayed up for whopping five years and was so notorious that passerby were surprised when it was finally taken down. But in the spirit of a former Los Angeles landmark, The Disaster Artist brought the billboard back.

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the disaster artist trailer

Could director and star James Franco win an Oscar for a movie about the worst movie ever made? It’s totally possible if the official The Disaster Artist trailer is anything to go by.

The teaser for The Disaster Artist just gave us a small taste of the comedy gold entrenched in the film based around the making of the 2003 low-budget movie The Room, the nonsensical brainchild of the probably-human, maybe-a-vampire Tommy Wiseau. But the full trailer gives us more than just bloopers — now we can dive into the mind of Wiseau and his co-dependent relationship with best friend and writer of The Disaster Artist memoir, Greg Sestero. If you dare.

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the disaster artist review

If there’s one opinion we really want to hear about The Disaster Artist, it’s from the director of The Room. Considering Tommy Wiseau lived it, he probably has more than a few thoughts on how actor-director James Franco has depicted him and his beloved bad movie. After seeing the adaptation of actor Greg Sestero‘s book at the SXSW Film Festival, he only took issue with .1% of the movie.

Below, find out Wiseau’s thoughts on The Disaster Artist.

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the disaster artist trailer

I remain curious to see if regular audiences will flock to see a movie about the making of a film so bad it has earned a strong cult following over the years. But I can tell you this much: The Disaster Artist is hysterical and weirdly moving and not the movie you think it is. James Franco‘s heartfelt and deranged comedy about bromance, jealousy, and seriously ill-considered filmmaking decisions is one of the most entertaining movies I’ve seen in 2017.

And now, the first The Disaster Artist trailer is here to sell this movie to everyone else.

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/Film’s 28 Favorite Movies of 2017 So Far

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Over the past few weeks, the /Film team has assembled personal lists of their favorite movies of the year so far, a look at where we stand halfway through the year. But those lists were also ballots, votes for one final article – a complete list of the entire site’s favorite movies of 2017 so far.

Of those six ballots (and 60 possible slots) contributed by Peter Sciretta, Jacob Hall, Ethan Anderton, Jack Giroux, Hoai-Tran Bui, and Ben Pearson, 28 films were named. And that brings us to the grand finale: the 28 best movies /Film has seen in the first half of this year.

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