2019 Movie Trailer Mash-Up

We’re one day closer to the end of 2019, and today that means we get another retrospective video looking back at the movies released this year. The first one out of the gate earlier this week was a solid movie trailer mash-up, but it was missing some key films that deserved to be represented. Thankfully, the reliable Sleepy Skunk has chimed in with his 2019 Movie Trailer Mash-Up, a tradition that he’s done almost every year for the past decade. And this year is chock full of great movies (and some bad ones too) spliced together in an epic montage of cinema. Watch! Read More »

Star Wars Death Star Trench Run

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 comparison of the storyboards for the Death Star trench run from Star Wars: A New Hope to the actual sequence in the film. Plus, a wildlife expert breaks down animal scenes from movies like Jaws, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Jumanji, and others. And finally, Tig Notaro tries to figure out who Tony Shalhoub is in a new edition of Under a Rock. Read More »

Jingle All the Way Honest Trailer

It’s officially Christmas season, and if you didn’t get enough shopping done on Black Friday last weekend, you’ll have plenty of time in the weeks ahead to partake in the time-honored tradition of capitalism, all in the name of religion. But before you head out to do shopping in person like someone who has a death wish, maybe you need a reminder of how terrible it is to shop in the real world with a little help from Jingle All the Way and Honest Trailers. Read More »

2019 Movie Trailer Mash-Up

It’s getting close to the end of 2019, and that means we’ll soon be looking back at the year in cinema. We have our traditional year-end coverage and “Best of” lists in the pipeline (not to mention a celebration of the end of the decade), but in the meantime, some talented editors have started to bring tributes of their own to the films of 2019. First out of the gate is Moving Pictures 2019, a movie trailer mash-up featuring footage from Avengers: Endgame, Blinded by the Light, Jojo Rabbit, Doctor Sleep and everything in between. Read More »

Black Widow Trailer 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 some Black Widow trailer Easter eggs and clues teasing certain story elements in the upcoming Marvel Studios movie. Plus get a recap of the first two seasons of Amazon’s series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel before the third season premieres this weekend, and watch Charlize Theron and Adam Driver interview each other. Read More »

Archery in Movies

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 a professional bow hunter reviews the accuracy of archer scenes in movies and TV shows like Lord of the Rings,  The Walking Dead, The Avengers, and more. Plus, watch a trailer for The Mandalorian cut in the style of the 1980s sitcom My Two Dads, and see what happens when Sesame Street star Big Bird takes a lie detector test. Read More »

VFX Artists React to The Polar Express

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, visual effects artists react to the horror of the uncanny valley from The Polar Express, as well as digital effects in other movies like Interstellar and Twister. Plus, find out what it’s like to be an intern at Pixar Animation, and listen as Scarlett Johansson gives us a career breakdown, going as far back as the critically panned North in her childhood to this year’s turns in Avengers: Endgame, Marriage Story, Jojo Rabbit, and more. Read More »

E.T. Christmas Commercial

No one has been expecting a sequel to E.T. The Extra Terrestrial to come to fruition, and we certainly weren’t expecting one to drop on Thanksgiving. But here we are.

During the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a commercial for Xfinity aired featuring E.T. reuniting with his old friend Elliot just in time for the holidays. And, yes, they even got grown up Henry Thomas back to reprise his role from the original movie. Despite being a commercial for Xfinity (which isn’t nearly as cringeworthy as you’re thinking), it’s actually really touching. Watch the E.T. Christmas commercial below. Read More »

Star Wars: Evolution of the Stormtrooper

Until Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the sci-fi soldiers known as Stormtroopers were just faceless bad guys with terrible aim who loved talking about different models of ships, calling for back-up, and generally getting their ass kicked. Then FN-2187 came along and put some humanity behind the white armor and helmets. But it’s been a long road to reach that point, and a new video from Lucasfilm explores the evolution of Stormtroopers in Star Wars: A New Hope, from all the way back to their origins in 1977 to the new versions appearing in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Check it out below. Read More »

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Jumanji Thanksgiving

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 the cast of Jumanji: The Next Level gets together for a little Thanksgiving feast that doesn’t quite go as smoothly as you’d think. Plus, professional skateboarder Tony Hawk reviews skateboarding scenes in movies like Back to the Future and The Amazing Spider-Man, and possible awards contenders Brad Pitt and Adam Sandler interview each other for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series. Read More »