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The Queen's Gambit Chess Explained

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, listen to a world chess champion analyze some of the chess scenes from the Netflix miniseries The Queen’s Gambit. Plus, hear what stuntmen have to say about Hard Target, Project Power, The Rundown and some Hong Kong martial arts comedies. And finally, marvel at an awesome story about Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor from Arsenio Hall. Read More »

Alex Ross Paints Wolverine

Would you like to see Batwoman crossover with Black Lightning? When is Ta-Nehisi Coates ending his run with Black Panther? Is Tom Holland’s brother making a little appearance in Spider-Man 3? Want to watch Alex Ross paint Wolverine? Care to take a glimpse at the costume creation for WandaVision? Is The Riddler getting his own Mountain Dew for The Batman? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Riz Ahmed Star Wars

Riz Ahmed is garnering rave reviews and awards season attention for his work in Sound of Metal, and now he’s got an eye on the future. The actor just signed a first-look TV deal with Sound of Metal distributor Amazon Studios. In other Riz Ahmed news: when asked if he might return for more Venom or Star Wars films, Ahmed essentially said, “Thanks, but no thanks.”

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Kevin Feige the greatest producer

It’s safe to say that Ben Affleck, an Oscar-winning polymath who’s worked as a director/actor/writer/producer, knows a thing or two about producing movies. And during a recent roundtable discussion, he had some strong praise for fellow film producer Kevin Feige, calling him the “greatest” and “most successful producer who’s ever lived.” Read More »

the boys season 3

The Boys has never shied away from bloodspatter and gore, but how will it deal with the raunchiest storyline to come out of Gareth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s comics series? By diving into it head-on, with a whole episode titled after the infamous (and pretty self-explanatory) storyline, “Herogasm.”

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boogie trailer

From restauranteur, to memoir author, to ABC sitcom executive producer, Eddie Huang has worn a lot of hats. But now he moves from Fresh Off the Boat to fresh-faced filmmaker, making his directorial debut with the basketball drama Boogie. Watch the Boogie trailer below. Read More »

DC Universe Infinite

Now that all the original shows created for the DC Universe service are heading to HBO Max, the subscription service will officially be rebranded on January 21 as DC Universe Infinite. Returning to DC Comics roots, the platform will revert to being a subscription for digital comics, featuring the largest collection of DC Comics titles anywhere, including selections from Vertigo, DC Black Label, and the recently revived Milestone Media. Read More »

last night in soho image new

I’m very excited to see Last Night in Soho, Edgar Wright‘s first straight-up horror movie (as opposed to the horror-comedies he’s made before). The movie was due out in 2020, but of course, the coronavirus got in the way. Now, Wright’s Soho is set to arrive in 2021, and there’s a new image from the film to drum up hype. The pic features Thomasin McKenzie looking appropriately freaked the eff out. McKenzie plays a modern-day woman who makes “a mysterious connection” with an actress from the 1960s, played by Anya Taylor-Joy.

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the equalizer trailer

Back in 1999, Queen Latifah co-starred in the thriller The Bone Collector alongside Denzel Washington. In 2014 and 2018, Washington starred in The Equalizer and The Equalizer 2, big screen takes on the classic television series of the same name. And now, the gonzo trivia is complete, since Queen Latifah is now starring in a television reboot of The Equalizer, taking on the same role as her Bone Collector co-star. Can the Oscar-nominated actress dole out vigilante justice as well as Washington? Watch The Equalizer trailer below to find out.

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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Honest Trailer

On the January 19, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and TV news, including some Thor: Love and Thunder casting, news about the Wonka prequel, The Muppet Show coming to Disney+, and the return of Master of None. Read More »