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, watch a Ghostbusters featurette showing the creation of Slimer from detailed storyboards to the final cut of the movie. Plus, learn about the formula of romantic comedies, from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before back to When Harry Met Sally and more. And finally, listen to Justin Roiland breakdown his career, from before Rick and Morty up through Solar Opposites. Read More »
Which DC’s Legends of Tomorrow cast member left the show in the season finale? Which character had a more extended opening scene in Suicide Squad? Will X-Men franchise star Evan Peters appear as Quicksilver in WandaVision? Is there a possible romance between Diana and Cheetah in Wonder Woman 1984? Who else has thrown their hat in the ring to play Green Lantern? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
If you only know Kevin James from shows like The King of Queens or movies like Paul Blart: Mall Cop or Pixels, you’re about to see him like you’ve never seen him before: as a ruthless killer. And Becky, the upcoming film in which he plays the villain, isn’t a spoof or played for laughs – it’s all done with a straight face. Check out a new red band trailer and a clip from the movie below. Read More »
Venom 2 doesn’t need to let there be carnage when the whole movie industry is already in disarray due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. With film productions temporarily shut down all around the world, Sony Pictures was also forced to push back the release date of its high-profile Venom sequel despite the film wrapping production. Like all big comic book films, Venom: Let There Be Carnage would have to go through an extensive post-production process that involves reshoots. But as the pandemic wears on, Venom 2 producer Dan Wilson is unsure of when those reshoots could reasonably be finished.
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Color Out of Space, an H.P. Lovecraft adaptation featuring one of the craziest of Nicolas Cage‘s crazy performances, is headed to Shudder. The horror streaming service just snapped up the streaming rights to the Richard Stanley-directed pic, as well as the rights to the vampire movie The Shed, directed by Frank Sabatella.
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In January of 2019, we learned that legendary Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki and his filmmaker son, Goro Miyazaki, were working on new movies. The elder Miyazaki’s film still has years of work left before it will be completed, and the younger’s movie was previously shrouded in mystery. All we knew about it was that it would be a rare all-CG movie for the venerated Studio Ghibli, and that it was based on an English book about “a very wise girl.”
Today, more details came to light. Goro Miyazaki’s mysterious movie was announced as part of the 2020 Cannes Film Festival’s virtual lineup, and the title has been revealed: it’s called Aya to Majo, or Aya and the Witch, and it’s based on a book by the author of Howl’s Moving Castle, which Studio Ghibli adapted into a movie in 2004. Read More »
Joining several other major Hollywood companies and productions in taking a stand for social justice, The Walt Disney Company has announced that it will be donating $5 million to nonprofit organizations that advance social justice causes – starting with a $2 million donation to the NAACP. But is that enough? Read More »
The kingdom of The Tiger King continues to crumble.
The wild and crazy story of Joe Exotic and his Greater Wynnewood Zoo in Oklahoma City was chronicled in the popular Netflix true crime series Tiger King. After a series of legally questionable decisions and business deals, Exotic found himself at the center of a trademark lawsuit laid on him by Carole Baskin, owner of a Florida animal sanctuary called Big Cat Rescue. In order to avoid losing his zoo in the legal battle, he fraudulently transferred the property over to his mother Shirley M. Schreibvogel. But now a U.S. District judge in Oklahoma City has ruled that the zoo property must be turned over to Carole Baskin. Read More »
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On the June 3, 2020 Episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Alien, the future of movie theaters and movie productions, Wolfman reboot, Suicide Squad: The Ayer Cut, Martin Scorsese and an Upgrade tv series.
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As the man behind A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master and Die Hard 2, director Renny Harlin is accustomed to jumping into film franchises that are already multiple entries in. Now he’s going to do the same thing again: he’s co-writing and directing Class Reunion 3, a Finnish comedy that will be one of the first movies to shoot in Northern Europe since the coronavirus pandemic brought filmmaking to a halt. Read More »