Kong: Skull Island Featurette

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 the declassified Kong: Skull Island featurette before Godzilla vs. Kong comes along later this month. Plus, listen as director Chloé Zhao digs into her Oscar-nominated film Nomadland. And finally, go behind the scenes of Moxie, the new Netflix movie starring Hadley Robinson and Amy Poehler. Read More »

Stranger Things Black Void

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, find out how the black void in Stranger Things (as well as the slow burn sci-fi thriller Under the Skin) can be recreated with practical effects. Plus, find out how realistic hostage rescue scenes are in movies like Die Hard, The Dark Knight, and more. Plus, find out how to draw the adorable baby Tuk Tuk from Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon. Read More »

Dug's Introduction in Up

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 couple Turner Classic Movies hosts talk about the plot device known as a McGuffin and how it’s evolved over the years. Plus, hear Up director Bob Peterson and shading art director Bryn Imagire discuss introducing the talking dog known as Dug. And finally, watch Maya Rudolph answer Vanity Fair’s Proust Questionnaire. Read More »

VFX Artists React to Mortal Kombat

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, the gang from Corridor Crew react to the visual effects in the new Mortal Kombat movie trailer, Species, and RoboCop. Plus, check out The Hollywood Reporter’s actors roundtable with Sacha Baron Cohen, John David Washington, Steven Yeun, and more. And finally, take a look back at the Disneyland attraction Adventure Thru Inner Space, featuring a rather infamous corporate sponsor. Read More »

Movie Explosions vs Real Explosions

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, find out why real explosions don’t look anywhere near as cool as the kind you see in big Hollywood movies. Plus, find out how the opening sequence from Toy Story 4 was created, from writing to storyboarding to animation. And finally, listen as Schitt’s Creek creator and star Dan Levy answers Vanity Fair’s 35-question Proust Questionnaire. Read More »

Coming 2 America Scene Breakdown

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 as Coming 2 America director Craig Brewer breaks down the return of Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall to Queens. Plus, watch a throwback featurette for the 2016 reboot of Godzilla with a one-hour dive into the making of the movie. And finally, check out a blooper reel from the first season Amazon’s survival series The Wilds. Read More »

WandaVision Finale 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, watch as Harry Potter franchise co-star Tom Felton reacts to his performance in Harry Potter in the Sorcerer’s Stone. Plus, check out nearly seven dozen Easter eggs and comic references from the WandaVision series finale, and see how The Falcon and the Winter Solder fares with some spicy wings on Hot Ones. Read More »

WandaVision Commercials 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, in case you haven’t figured it out, learn what all the commercials from Marvel’s WandaVision series actually mean. Plus, watch Adam Savage build a life-sized velociraptor costume inspired b the clever girls from Jurassic Park. And finally, take a virtual ride on Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, an animated attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Read More »

Daisy Ridley Meets Matilda

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 Matilda superfan Daisy Ridley have her socks blown off when she’s surprised by a virtual meeting with the film’s star Mara Wilson. Plus, celebrate 25 years of Muppet Treasure Island by checking out a wonderful panel discussion with director Brian Henson and more. And finally, watch how the make-up crew of Promising Young Woman made Carey Mulligan look like a blow-up doll. Read More »

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Top Gun: Maverick LEGO Trailer

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 the Top Gun: Maverick trailer recreated with stop-motion and computer animated LEGO minifigures and pieces. Plus, Corridor Crew delivers a new edition of Stuntmen React with a look at some of the action sequences of the second season of The Mandalorian. And finally, find out everything you need to know before you see The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run.

First up, YouTuber OneBeatMan recreated the trailer for Top Gun: Maverick by using LEGO stop-motion and computer animation. Though it’s not quite as loyal to the intentionally juttery style we’ve seen in The LEGO Movie and the various spin-offs, it’s a rather impressive creation with outstanding LEGO jets and environments.

Next, the gang at Corridor Crew is back with a new edition of Stuntmen React. This time, they’ve brought in stuntwoman Lauren Mary Kim to talk about some of the action sequences in the second season of the Star Wars series The Mandalorian. Plus, they take a look at a couple sequences from Jackass 3D and Lone Survivor, and show off bits from her stunt reel.

Finally, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run is coming to digital platforms this week, and Fandango has a refresher about everything you need to know before you see the oddball animated movie. Here’s the official synopsis for you to read through too:

When SpongeBob SquarePants’ beloved pet snail Gary goes missing, a path of clues leads SpongeBob and his best friend Patrick to the powerful King Poseidon, who has Gary held captive in the Lost City of Atlantic City. On their mission to save Gary, SpongeBob and the Bikini Bottom gang team up for a heroic and hilarious journey, where they discover nothing is stronger than the power of friendship.