It finally happened. Just like with Lost, and The Leftovers, Damon Lindelof revealed he was using the mystery and the craziness of Watchmen just to tell a sweet love story – this time between a woman and a god.
And what a love story it was, as Chris Evangelista puts it in his recap of the episode, “Watchmen becomes unstuck in time.” Though a bit lighter in easter eggs than previous episodes, there’s still some nods and references to the graphic novel. So join us, won’t you? Let’s look at all the references to the original Watchmen and more in “A God Walks Into Abar.” As always, this will be spoiler-heavy.
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Awards season has officially begun. The 2020 Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, kicking off the season of online discourse and film awards campaigning. Tim Allen, Dakota Fanning, and Susan Kelechi Watson revealed the nominations early this morning from the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, where critical darlings like Marriage Story, The Irishman, and Joker were solidified as Oscar front-runners thanks to their leading nominations in categories like Best Picture, Best Director, and more.
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Listen: Watchmen has come unstuck in time. With its penultimate episode “A God Walks Into Abar”, Watchmen takes us to the past and the present all at once, shedding light on so many lingering questions before next week’s grand finale. Anyone hoping for an episode that catches us up with the cast of characters should take a seat: this episode, like the two before it, is heavy on flashback. In fact, the first full 40 minutes of the 1-hour episode are all flashbacks, telling us the tale of just how Angela Abar ended up in a relationship with Dr. Manhattan, and how, and why, Dr. Manhattan was in disguise all this time.
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It’s been 35 years since the original Ghostbusters saved the world, but almost nobody remembers that fateful night. The world is about to be reminded just how scary the paranormal can be when Ghostbusters: Afterlife brings back some ghosts that need to be busted. Watch the first Ghostbusters: Afterlife trailer below to see something strange happening the neighborhood yet again. Read More »
Xfinity has caused problems for millions of cable, internet and telephone subscribers over the years. But we have to hand it to them for getting the approval of director Steven Spielberg to create an E.T. The Extra Terrestrial sequel in the form of a touching holiday commercial that reunites Elliot, now all grown up with a family of his own, with the alien who changed his life forever. Now you can see how it was made with a look behind the scenes at the making of the E.T. The Extra Terrestrial Christmas commercial. 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, learn about the creative decisions behind the cinematography for the box office sensation Joker. Plus, watch as visual effects artists react to Lawnmower Man, Godzilla (1998), Children of Men, and others. And finally, listen as Avengers: Endgame and Dark Waters star Mark Ruffalo breaks down the most memorable characters from his career. Read More »
The day on the Colossus starts off idyllic in this episode of Star Wars Resistance. While no spoken attention is brought to it, the Colossus citizens seem to be enjoying a spurt of economic activity after the Aces’ racing stint in “The Voxx Vortex 5000.” Kaz (Christopher Sean) is blithely gambling against a pirate. And miraculously, he’s winning jackpot after jackpot! Aggravated, the pirate, Leoz (Steve Blum), mumbles some words and licks Kaz’s forehead, instilling him with a supposed curse. Kaz dismisses the idea of the curse, but his supposed bad luck sabotages his Ace obligation to protect the Colossus. So he and Neeku (Josh Brener) sets out to reverse the curse. Read More »
There’s a new Toretto in town in Fast & Furious: Spy Racers, the new Netflix animated series from DreamWorks and Universal. Tyler Posey from Teen Wolf is providing the voice for Tony Toretto, the younger cousin of Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto from the live-action Fast movies. And based on this newly-released trailer, this show essentially feels like a slightly tweaked version of James Bond Jr., the 1990s animated series that followed the kid-friendly exploits of 007’s nephew. (Please don’t ask me why that character was named “Junior” if he’s Bond’s nephew, we don’t have time for that right now.) Read More »
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Obviously the biggest news to come out of Comic-Con Experience (CCXP) in Brazil today is the reelase of the first official trailer for Wonder Woman 1984. The highly anticipated sequel arrives next summer, but there may be even more Amazon heroics in our future too.
During the Wonder Woman 1984 press conference, Patty Jenkins confirmed Warner Bros. Pictures is developing a Wonder Woman spin-off that will focus on the Amazon women of Themyscira. Read More »
We are living in a material world, but Wonder Woman is not a material girl. Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins are bringing back the Amazonion princess with Wonder Woman 1984, which sees the powerful Diana of Themyscira saving the world in the bright, flashy world of the ’80s. See the first Wonder Woman 1984 trailer below.
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