If you intend to have dinosaurs on your dinosaur tour, then you might want to think about picking up these two new Jurassic Park statues from Iron Studios. One features the deadly, poison-spewing Dilophosaurus who dispatched with the deceitful Dennis Nedry in a grisly fashion. The other is the sick Triceratops that brings about childlike wonder in both Dr. Alan Grant and Dr. Ellie Sattler, both of whom are included in the stature of the horned dinosaur. Check out both of the statues below. Read More »
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, check out nearly four dozen Easter eggs from the latest trailer for the upcoming seventh and final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Plus, listen as Will Ferrell tells some stories from behind the scenes of Saturday Night Live, and retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink breaks down combat scenes in movies like Lone Survivor, American Sniper, and more.
First up, Screen Crush takes a closer look at the trailer for the seventh and final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars for some extra details and Easter eggs. For example, at an important strategy meeting between Jedi and Clone Troopers, you can spot a young Caleb Dume, who you know better as Star Wars Rebels hero Kanan Jarrus.
Next up, Will Ferrell tells stories from his days at Saturday Night Live. Find out why he wore the same outfit from one of his sketches everyday for a year, what he used to do in the writer’s room as Lisa Kudrow’s brother Chip Kudrow, and how he interrupted Puff Daddy’s rehearsal as a weird character named Ron. There’s even some video of the latter escapade.
Finally, retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink has plenty of experience in the field, so GQ had him break down the accuracy and realism of combat scenes from military dramas like American Sniper, Zero Dark Thirty, Captain Phillips, Navy SEALs, Act of Valor and Lone Survivor. What do they get right, and what do they get wrong? Find out above.
Want to see a fanmade trailer for a prospective Marvel Zombies movie? How about some Falcon and the Winter Soldier set photos with Wyatt Russell suited up as Captain America? Will you get some new Funko POPs of the villains from Batman Returns and Batman Forever? Want to listen to a message from John Constantine from DC’s Legends of Tomorrow? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Jon Stewart is about to give filmmaking another go. The comedian, former Daily Show host, and 9/11 First Responders Bill advocate made his feature directorial debut in 2014 with Rosewater, a film that really didn’t garner much attention or love. Now he’s back with Irresistible, a political satire about Democrat and Republican political strategists, played by Steve Carell and Rose Byrne, who both try to win a retired Marine to their side.
Author Don Winslow‘s 2017 novel The Force earned Hollywood’s attention before it was even published. But now the project is gaining steam, because a new report says that Matt Damon (Jason Bourne) is set to reunite with his Ford v Ferrari director James Mangold to star in an upcoming movie adaptation. Read More »
Wrestling might be a big deal in the United States for fans of the WWE, but down in Mexico, wrestling is essentially a national pastime. But below the border, it’s called lucha libre (or freestyle wrestling), and it features colorfully masked and costumed luchadors trying to take each other down. And now a real life luchador will serve as the inspiration for a coming-of-age superhero action comedy called Ultra Violet & Blue Demon over at The Disney Channel. Read More »
Did you watch Marriage Story and think, “Man, I would love a whole series that’s just Laura Dern with a drink in her hand giving sage advice and yelling about the patriarchy”? Quibi will take you up on that request. The mobile streaming platform, which will offer bite-sized pieces of content made to be consumed in 10 minutes or less, has tapped Dern to star in the forthcoming series Just One Drink, which will be penned by Oscar-nominated screenwriter and award-winning author Nick Hornby (Brooklyn, About a Boy). Dern will star as a bartender who serves a series of customers in one-act vignettes. And honestly, that sounds like the dream.
For the casual Star Wars viewer, Admiral Ackbar is a character who probably doesn’t even register in the long term. More discerning fans will know him from his famous “It’s a trap!” moment, which has since been meme’d to within an inch of its life. And even more hardcore fans love Ackbar so much that they’ve registered their fury online about the character’s death in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (we’ll get to that in a second).
Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli) is credited as one of the writers of 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and he recently took to Twitter to reveal that Ackbar originally had a significant role to play in that prequel – if only J.J. Abrams hadn’t have laid claim to Ackbar first. Read More »
Famed comic book writer Rick Remender ventured into television by showrunning the 2018 Syfy adaptation of his comic Deadly Class, and now that that show has come to an end, he’s found his next Hollywood gig.
Remender will executive produce a Fear Agent TV series based on the sci-fi comic of the same name that he created with Tony Moore, who is also on board as an EP. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (This is the End, The Interview) are also executive producing, and Shazam! director David F. Sandberg is lined up to direct the pilot. Get more details below. Read More »
Star Trek: Picard brings back not just Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard, but several other familiar Trek characters as well. One character who isn’t back, though: Guinan, the bartender played by Whoopi Goldberg. But that’ll change for Picard season 2. Stewart was recently a guest on Goldberg’s show The View, and he used the opportunity to officially invite Goldberg to join Picard season 2. You’ll never believe what she said next! (She said yes.)