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 a truly twisted mash-up of HBO’s True Detective and this summer’s upcoming movie Detective Pikachu. Plus, watch the red carpet arrivals and interviews from the Avengers: Endgame world premiere last night, and find out former Game of Thrones star Sean Bean‘s answers to some of the web’s most searched questions about him.
If Detective Pikachu wasn’t gritty enough for you, filmmaker Sam Haft combined it with HBO’s dark crime thriller series True Detective for something that he can only describe as a “comedy abomination.” That Matthew McConaughey impression is top notch, and it’s all the more weird having it come from a human-esque Pikachu.
Next up, the world premiere of Avengers: Endgame happened last night in Los Angeles, and the entire red carpet event was streamed on YouTube. If you missed it live, you can watch all the interviews with the stars right here. Even Natalie Portman showed up, though we don’t know if that means she’s in the movie or not.
Finally, Sean Bean sat down to participate in Wired‘s autocomplete interview to answer the web’s most searched questions about himself. What movies doesn’t Sean Bean die in? What has Sean Bean narrated? Why is Ned Stark’s sword so big on Game of Thrones? How did Ned Stark know that winter was coming?
Avengers: Endgame had its world premiere tonight, and you know what that means: vague early reactions! The official review embargo for the Marvel extravaganza lifts tomorrow, but in the meantime, these Endgame early reactions should be enough to whet your whistle. Does the conclusion to the Infinity Saga live up to the hype? Was the audience at the premiere left in awe? Did anyone shed a tear or two to say goodbye to some fan-favorite characters? Find out for yourself below!
Your hip vinyl collections are about to get a whole lot more super. Marvel Music and Hollywood Records are teaming up with Mondo to bring the soundtracks of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to vinyl. Starting with Christophe Beck’s score for Ant-Man and The Wasp, Marvel Mondo vinyls will be rolled out with the typically stylish cover designs that we’ve come to expect of the collectibles company. Check out the eye-catching Mondo vinyl cover art for Ant-Man and the Wasp first.
Teen time travel movies never felt so relevant. See You Yesterday, which is directed by Spike Lee protégé Stefon Bristol, gives a time travel twist to a Black Lives Matter story, following two teenagers who build a time machine to go back in time and save one of their brothers from being tragically gunned down by a cop. Watch the See You Yesterday trailer below.
29-year-old New Yorker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become something of a pop culture superstar for her progressive ideals, no-nonsense approach to politics, and active social media presence. Now a new Netflix documentary will provide an inside look at how she became the youngest woman to ever serve in Congress. Knock Down the House follows Ocasio-Cortez and three other women – Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean Swearengin – as they ran for office last year. Check out the trailer below. Read More »
Cobra Kai revisited Ralph Macchio’s Daniel LaRusso 35 years after his victory at the All Valley Karate Tournament. His student didn’t win this time, but season two promises to see Daniel reopen Miyagi-Do Karate in Mr. Miyagi’s honor, including training his daughter Samantha.
Cobra Kai became YouTube Premium’s biggest hit and they ordered the second season within a week, after 20 million views. Now the anticipation for season two is even higher than it was for the return of the beloved franchise. Daniel is going to have to face John Kreese (Martin Kove) again, and even relive some forgotten moments from The Karate Kid Part III.
Macchio spoke with /Film by phone out of New York before the premiere of Cobra Kai’s second season. He’d just gotten back from a warm welcome at SXSW and gave us more insights into what challenges still face the original Karate Kid. Season two of Cobra Kai premieres at on April 24 on YouTube Premium.
Behold! The first official look at It Chapter 2! Featuring James McAvoy as…James McAvoy. Okay, the actor is actually playing the adult version of Bill Denbrough, but when you boil this pic down, it’s pretty much James McAvoy, rocking a plaid shirt. And possibly on a bike. A silver bike, if you will. McAvoy is one of the many impressive cast members playing the adult Losers’ Club in the upcoming horror sequel, and while this isn’t a mind-blowing image, we’ll take what we can get. See the It Chapter 2 first look below.
Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like this week’s Cloak & Dagger episode, “Rabbit Hold,” was missing something. The problem is I that I don’t know what it could be missing, since it hit all of the same beats a usual Cloak & Dagger episode. But somehow, the heart of the episode was lost. It was as if the episode was going through the motions. Maybe this is what a Cloak & Dagger filler episode feels like.
“Rabbit Hold” did have a purpose, though—it set up a future plotpoint as well as give us a tour of the Darkforce Dimension. But the action, or lack thereof, was boring. Let’s get into why this episode felt a little lackluster.
Jennifer Lawrence hasn’t played the lead in a movie since the trashy spy thriller Red Sparrow, but she’s ready to return to a starring role with a new A24 movie. Word of the project surfaced last week, but specifics were unknown at the time. Now, the first plot details have surfaced, revealing that the Jennifer Lawrence A24 film story focuses on a soldier struggling to adapt to life back home. In addition to that, Brian Tyree Henry is being sought to play the male lead opposite Lawrence.
On the April 22 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, senior writer Ben Pearson, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about what they’ve been up to at The Water Cooler.