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, the visual effects artists at Corridor Crew take a look at impressive work from Terminator: Dark Fate and flashback to a flaming scene from Reign of Fire. Plus, the cast of Saturday Night Live talk about their experiences making the special “At Home” editions of the show under quarantine, and The Simpsons voice star Nancy Cartwright reviews impressions of Bart Simpson and more. Read More »
Which superhero costume designer created the SpaceX astronaut suits? Will The Falcon and the Winter Soldier get a new title for a second season? What award was Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi recently given? What accidental Easter egg in X-Men: Days of Future Past shows Rogue is still around? Why did Laura Harrier think Zendaya took her role in Spider-Man: Homecoming? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
If the ongoing pandemic or the events of the past few weeks have driven you to drink a bit more than you might have otherwise (and who could blame you?), you may be interested in Another Round. It’s a new film in which Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and his pals decide to see if they can live better by constantly keeping alcohol in their blood and drinking only “during work hours.”
But the guys are all high school teachers, so all this may not be the best idea – and deciding to push the boundaries of their own plan also seems like it may not be the best thing for their overall health and relationships. But it’s definitely the best thing for this movie, which looks entertaining as hell. Check out the trailer below. Read More »
In this edition of TV Bits:
- Watch a trailer for F is for Family season 4.
- Gal Gadot’s Hedy Lamarr series, originally destined for Showtime, is headed to Apple TV+.
- Starz steps up and revives the YouTube Step Up series.
- Diary of a Future President has been renewed by Disney+ for a second season.
- Tuca and Bertie season 2 now has a teaser.
- Lucifer is returning to Netflix for season 6.
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If the world hadn’t gone to hell, we’d be about one month away from getting a new Ghostbusters movie from director Jason Reitman, son of the original film’s director Ivan Reitman. But since Ghostbusters: Afterlife has been pushed back until March 2021, we’ll have to settle for checking out some rarely seen footage from behind the scenes of the original Ghostbusters.
In the original movie from 1984, Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) and Egon Spenger (Harold Ramis) start up their own paranormal extermination and containment business from scratch. That includes creating a commercial to advertise their unique New York business, and some alternate takes and bloopers from the shooting of that commercial have been officially released online, and they include some alternate titles that were considered for the movie. Read More »
In October of 2018, Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul to get a marriage license and never walked out. That’s because inside the building, Khashoggi – who had been critical of the Saudi government and the crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman – was assassinated and dismembered by agents of the Saudi government. Now his story will be told in a feature film called The Execution, which is set to be directed by Daniel Espinosa, the filmmaker behind Sony’s upcoming Morbius movie starring Jared Leto. Read More »
Greig Fraser, the cinematographer behind movies like Let Me In, Killing Them Softly, Foxcatcher, and Zero Dark Thirty, is heading from one space epic to another: he’s the man behind the camera for director Denis Villeneuve‘s highly-anticipated adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi story Dune. Fraser was the director of photography for both Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and The Mandalorian, but in a new interview, he spoke about having to “forget a lot of Star Wars” when embarking on the Dune experience, and he promises that the first movie in Villeneuve’s two-movie vision for Dune is “a fully standalone epic”. Read some of his quotes below. Read More »
International production studios are beginning to re-open after months of shutdowns in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We’ve seen countries like New Zealand, which had a notably tough response to the outbreak, the Czech Republic, and France begin to slowly resume film and TV productions, but studios in the U.K. and Asian countries like South Korea, China, and Taiwan have begun to follow suit.
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Cool Posts From Around the Web:
In the wake of nationwide protests against police violence against Black lives, The Criterion Channel is making a series of films about and by Black voices available for free. Films from Maya Angelou, Julie Dash, William Greaves, Kathleen Collins, Cheryl Dunye, Charles Burnett, and more, are available in front of the paywall for the streaming service. Criterion is also “establishing an employee-guided fund with a $25,000 initial contribution and an ongoing $5,000 monthly commitment to support organizations fighting racism in America.”
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Hey, what’s next from Hereditary and Midsommar director Ari Aster? A four-hour nightmare comedy, that’s what! During a recent interview, Aster teased his next project, and while he didn’t go into specifics, he stated that the movie would be four hours long, and that it would be “nightmare comedy,” a sub-genre that could also apply to Midsommar, if we’re being honest.
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