Where Is It - 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, a new video essay explores how Ridley Scott combined the thematic elements of classic film noir and mixed them into a sci-fi, dystopian future. Plus, watch a suspenseful horror short called Where Is It as the Halloween month of October inches closer, and see what wackiness Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim are up to now on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Read More »

Tim and Eric 10th Anniversary

Earlier this year, we heard about a North American tour to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, the wacky, insane Adult Swim series starring Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. But for those of you who weren’t lucky enough to catch the tour before it ended in Los Angeles last night, you’ll still get a chance to celebrate 10 years of Tim and Eric.

Adult Swim announced this month will bring Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Awesome 10-Year Anniversary Version, Great Job? to your television set, celebrating the series with some familiar characters in all-new sketches. Those who attended the tour already got to see a preview of the special, but you won’t have to wait long to see it for yourself. Read More »

Tim and Eric 10 Year Anniversary Tour

It might sound hard to believe, but it’s been 10 years since Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim brought Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! to Adult Swim. To celebrate the milestone anniversary, the duo are heading out on the road for a North American tour this summer with 18 live shows spread out across the country over the span of a month.

Get details on the Tim and Eric 10 year anniversary tour after the jump. Read More »

Entertainment trailer

Just a few years ago, Tim Heidecker starred in a bleak and strangely amusing look into the life of a comedian with the indie The Comedy, a Sundance selected film from director Rick Alverson. This time it’s Gregg Turkington, better known as stand-up comedian Neil Hamburger, taking us into the tortured psyche of a stand-up comedian, stuck in comedy purgatory.

Alverson is back behind the camera again with Entertainment, and the first trailer for the indie film has just arrived, showcasing Turkington’s oddball movie about an aging comedian still struggling as a small-time performer. It’s odd and fascinating, but doesn’t look like it’s going to be everybody’s cup of tea. Watch the Entertainment trailer after the jump! Read More »

Kevin Smith coined it, Rian Johnson does it and now The Comedy is on board. Director Rick Alverson and star Tim Heidecker have recorded an in theater commentary track for The Comedy, a dramatic, uncomfortable but interesting film that explores what it means to be privileged and bored in modern society. The film is now on demand and has just begun to start rolling out into indie theaters after beginning its run in a controversial fashion at Sundance earlier this year. Alverson and Heidecker’s commentary is available exclusively on iTunes. Read more after the jump. Read More »

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we look at Tim Heidecker’s happy face, Zeppelin’s bloated faces, some guys gettin’ their crampon on, Maeby Fünke, and a dissection of the current political process that is neither left or right. 

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How do you sell a movie that’s earned the dubious distinction of having one of the highest walkout rates in recent Sundance memory? Well, if you’re the marketing team behind Rick Alverson‘s The Comedy, by defiantly playing up the horrified reactions in your own trailer.

Starring Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim of Tim and Eric and James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, The Comedy is a super dark, super dry look at the exquisite pain of being a young(ish) wealthy white dude in America. Watch the trailer after the jump.

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Amongst bloggers, Sundance interviews can be a controversial topic. On one hand, you’re given unprecedented access to the stars and filmmakers behind what are potentially some of the biggest films of the year. Doing so, however, means seeing fewer movies, because huge chunks of time must be devoted to traveling to and from interview locations, which are often remote and incredibly loud.

Generally, we here at /Film let the movies do the talking when it comes to Sundance. But as a huge fan of the comedy duo known as Tim and Eric, I knew I’d probably never, ever get the chance to speak to them one on one ever again. So I did. And I filmed it.

After the jump, watch a ten minute video interview with not only Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim but their friend Will Forte too. We discuss Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie, which hits video on demand January 27 and theaters on March 2 (watch the review here), as well as their sense of humor, process, the likelihood they’ll return to television and more. Read More »

Hi, my name is Germain and I’m a Tim and Eric fan. I’ve been a fan for about 4 years, which is when I first discovered their Adult Swim show Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job. Their off-the-wall, awkward and weird brand of humor brand is certainly an acquired taste but well worth the trouble.

If you’ve done the leg work and are a fan of Tim and Eric like I am, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim‘s first feature film, Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie is a riot. The duo have successfully adapted their style and humor into feature length with a little help from their friends Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Robert Loggia, Jeff Goldblum, Will Forte and William Atherton. While it runs a bit too long and can drag at moments, overall, fans are going to have a truly fun experience with the film. Non-fans, on the other hand, might struggle through some of the madness.

After the jump, watch myself and Ethan Anderton from First Showing discuss the film on video! Read More »

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“I paid a billion dollars for that piece of shit?” Look, the humor of Tim and Eric is not for everyone. In fact, it’s not for most people. But if it’s for you, today might be the second greatest day of your life. The only day that will be better is when you finally get to see Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie in full. That day is coming soon (it’ll be playing at the Sundance Film Festival, hit on demand January 27 and be in theaters March 2) but, for now, there’s a very, repeat VERY, NSFW red-band trailer for the film featuring Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Robert Loggia, Jeff Goldblum, Will Forte and William Atherton. They’re all this this trailer, which is slightly more straight forward than the teaser trailer that was out earlier this week. It’s after the jump. Read More »