2020 THR Directors Roundtable

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In this edition, watch The Hollywood Reporter’s 2020 directors roundtable with Martin Scorsese, Todd Phillips, Greta Gerwig, and more. Plus, listen as the writers and directors of Uncut Gems deliver a script breakdown of one of the movie’s most tense scenes, and hear Ed Helms answer questions from Reddit’s “Too Afraid to Ask” community. Read More »

Parasite Montage Video Essay

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In this edition, a video essay explores a perfect montage from Bong Joon-Ho‘s critically acclaimed thriller Parasite. Plus, a professional hunter takes a look at hunting scenes in movies like The Revenant, Wedding Crashers, The Last of the Mohicans, and others. And finally, watch the final stand-up set that the late comedian Mitch Hedberg did for Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Read More »

Little Women Scene Breakdown

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In this edition, listen as director Greta Gerwig breaks down a scene from her outstanding new adaptation of the classic novel Little Women. Plus, take a look back at the blockbuster disaster that was the big screen adaptation of the Street Fighter video game franchise, and watch as Sesame Street characters impersonate each other. Read More »

Lord of the Rings Visual Effects

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 as VFX artists react to the movie magic of all three installments of the Lord of the Rings trilogy as we get closer to the 20th anniversary of Peter Jackson‘s adaptation. Plus, see how glorious life is when you’re not a Star Wars fan and don’t care what anyone thinks about the movies, and listen as Michael B. Jordan takes a look back at his career so far. Read More »

Pixar By the Numbers

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In this edition, get some details on the Emeryville, California campus headquarters for Pixar Animation studios. Plus, listen to Kevin Smith‘s hour-long, deep dive review of the hotly debated Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and learn some New York slang from Uncut Gems co-stars Adam Sandler and Idina Menzel. Read More »

The Mandalorian Finale Easter Eggs

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In this edition, take a deep dive into some of the Easter eggs from the first season finale of The Mandalorian, including that shocking final scene. Plus, a prop master and historian fact check the accuracy of weapons from movies like Robin Hood, The Last Samurai, King Arthur, and others. And finally, John Travolta looks back at some of the most memorable roles of his career. Read More »

Frozen 2 Song

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In this edition, go behind the scenes of the making of the Frozen 2 power ballad “Into the Unknown” sung by Idina Menzel. Plus, take a look at the crafting of the score for Marriage Story composed by Randy Newman, and listen as Moonlight composer Nicholas Britell explains his process for creating the score for films and television shows. Read More »

Brie Larson's Elf on a Shelf

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 Christmas edition, Captain Marvel star Brie Larson becomes an Elf on a Shelf to help deal with some of those pesky holiday problems that bug everyone each year. Plus, the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team partakes in their annual tradition of recreating a movie trailer, this time giving us The Santa Clause. Finally, Jumanji: The Next Level stars Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart give audiences a holiday surprise, and Saturday Night Live delivers 12 minutes of an original Christmas song. Read More »

Will Smith and Tom Holland Do an Escape Room

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 as Will Smith and Tom Holland do an escape room as a bit of promotion for their new movie Spies in Disguise. Plus, listen as stuntmen react to action sequences from movies like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and go on a journey through time as Jack Black looks back at some of the most memorable roles in his career, from Orange County to Jumanji: The Next Level. Read More »

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The Rise of Skywalker Easter Eggs

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 over 100 Star Wars and references you might have missed while watching The Rise of Skywalker. Plus, listen as a professional driver reviews various kinds of driving scenes in movies, from getaways in Baby Driver to the NASCAR driving of Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. And finally, Danny DeVito breaks down his career in 30 minutes. Read More »