Even though Alex Trebek left us last year, the legendary game show Jeopardy! continues. Ken Jennings acted as guest host when new episodes began earlier this year, and now the baton has been passed to executive producer Mike Richards, with several more guests hosts lined up for the foreseeable future. However, one fan still wanted to revel in the glory days of Alex Trebek, specifically when he hosted the Greatest of All Time Tournament back in January 2020, and he did so with a bunch of LEGO pieces. 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, in case you haven’t figured it out, learn what all the commercials from Marvel’s WandaVision series actually mean. Plus, watch Adam Savage build a life-sized velociraptor costume inspired b the clever girls from Jurassic Park. And finally, take a virtual ride on Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, an animated attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Read More »
Want to see what’s coming in the seventh season of The Flash? What award is Zack Snyder getting from the Hollywood Critics Association? Want to see the poster for Assembled: The Making of WandaVision? Why was one of Chris Evans‘ friends unimpressed while on the set of Captain America: The First Avenger? How much of Zack Snyder’s Justice League made it into the theatrical cut? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Coming to America is full of comedy heavy hitters and a handful of up-and-coming comedy stars. But one of the film’s supporting cast members wasn’t originally intended to be in the movie until Paramount Pictures forced them into it. Since nearly the entire cast of Coming to America was Black, the studio wanted a white actor with a somewhat prominent role in the movie. And that’s how comedian Louie Anderson ended up working alongside Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall at McDowell’s. Read More »
Candyman. Say his name five times in front of a mirror and he’ll show up, bees buzzing, hook-hand raised, whispery voice ready to give you some ASMR vibes right before you die. Based (loosely) on a short story by Clive Barker, the 1995 horror film Candyman is an all-time-classic – an operatic, gory, highly unnerving exploration of urban legends and race. The film spawned a few not-so-great sequels, and this year will see the release of a new Candyman directed by Nia DaCosta and co-written by Jordan Peele. A new documentary, The Complete History of Candyman, has set out to explore the franchise as a whole, and why it continues to hold us in its sway. Check out a trailer below.
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This week brings Coming 2 America to Amazon Prime, and it’s already an overstuffed affair, with Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall and almost everyone from the original returning for another round. Murphy and Hall are also playing multiple characters again, just as they did in the first movie, but there was once an idea that would have had Murphy playing more characters in a single film than he ever has before. Eddie Murphy revealed that The Nutty Professor family The Klumps were once slated to be in a scene, creating a massive comedy crossover. Read More »
Fatherhood, a Paul Weitz-directed pic starring Kevin Hart, is headed to Netflix on Father’s Day. The project was originally set up at Sony Pictures, and has had its release date shuffled around more than once. Netflix stepped in and bought the worldwide rights for the movie, and will now premiere it in June. Higher Ground Productions, the banner created by Barack and Michelle Obama, will present the film alongside Netflix and Sony.
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The Searching sequel may have just found one of its cast members: Storm Reid. The Wrinkle in Time and Invisible Man actress is in negotiations to join the follow-up film being directed by Will Merrick and Nick Johnson. The movie is not a direct sequel to the excellent 2018 “Screenlife” (that is, a movie that takes place entirely on screens, be it smartphones, computers, or TVs) thriller starring John Cho, but will involve similar elements. Aneesh Chaganty and Sev Ohanian, who wrote the first film, wrote the treatment for the sequel, and Merrik and Johnson are penning the script.
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Impeachment: American Crime Story has found its Hillary Clinton: Sopranos actress Edie Falco will play the former First Lady. It’s the latest entry in the FX anthology series from producer Ryan Murphy. The first season dealt with the O.J. Simpson trial, while season two focused on the murder of Gianni Versace. This latest season won’t deal with death, but rather the infamous ’90s sex scandal that lead to the impeachment of then-President Bill Clinton.
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Raya and the Last Dragon, the latest animated entry from Walt Disney Animation Studios, hits theaters and Disney+ with Premier Access this Friday, which means it’s time for a fun little behind-the-scenes look at the flick. The video below features Kelly Marie Tran, who voices the eponymous character, showing off the makeshift recording studio she set up at home to record her lines. It’s not exactly the most in-depth behind-the-scenes video, but it’s pretty darn charming.
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