Spider-Man: Far From Home Honest Trailer

Spider-Man: Far From Home was almost the last time we got to see your favorite webslinger in the Marvel Cinematic Universe because Sony Pictures and The Walt Disney Company can’t stop arguing over who gets Peter Parker on the weekends. But thankfully, the two struck a new deal, and we’ll get to see what all the seeds planted for Spider-Man 3 and Phase Four of the MCU grow into.

Oh, there was also a whole movie where Spider-Man went on vacation and couldn’t stop thinking about Iron Man. Sounds like what the entire summer was for most Marvel fans before Spider-Man: Far From Home came out. And because of that, the movie is packed with almost as much Iron Man as there is Spider-Man. Watch the Spider-Man: Far From Home Honest Trailer for more. Read More »

Ad Astra VFX

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 an extensive dive into the making of the visual effects for the moon sequences in the sci-fi thriller Ad Astra. Plus, listen as Kevin Smith enthusiastically and meticulously breaks down a scene from Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (in theaters this week), and find out what it takes to become part of those traveling Disney On Ice shows that families love so much. Read More »

Toy Story 4 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, run through a bunch of Easter eggs you might have missed in Pixar Animation’s surprisingly great sequel Toy Story 4. Plus, watch a trailer mash-up of Joaquin Phoenix‘s roles in the recently released Joker and the sci-fi romance Her, and be amazed as Big Mouth co-creator and voice star Nick Kroll improvises voices for seven new cartoon characters on the spot. Read More »

The Truth About Movie Test Screenings

If you’re the kind of person who keeps up on all the developments behind the scenes of your most anticipated upcoming movies, then you’ve very likely heard of test screenings. There’s maybe even a chance that you’ve been lucky enough to end up at one, especially if you live in a major metropolitan area like Los Angeles, New York City, and sometimes even Chicago. But what exactly do these test screenings accomplish and how are they helpful to filmmakers?

Director David F. Sandberg has made a handful of big studio movies such as Shazam!, Annabelle: Creation and Lights Out, so he’s sat through the studio process of test screening a movie and using that to make a variety of decisions ranging from the film’s editing to the marketing campaign. And with that experience, he’s put together a helpful video essay that explains how he finds movie test screenings to be helpful. But he also points out which parts of the test screenings tend to bug him. Watch! Read More »

Stop-Motion Animated Real Ghostbusters

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 opening of The Real Ghostbusters animated series recreated in stop-motion with action figures and cardboard cutouts. Plus, find out how realistic the wrestling is in movies from WWE superstar Roman Reigns, and tune in as Kevin Smith answers the web’s most searched questions about him. Read More »

Stuntman React to The Raid 2 & More

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, take a look at some of the Easter eggs and comic references that you might have missed in Joker with Joaquiin Phoenix. Plus, watch as professional Hollywood stuntmen react to explosions in Commando, fights in The Raid 2, and other movies, and also watch Aldo Jones create one of his weird versions of Avengers: Endgame. Read More »

Batman: The Movie Honest Trailer

This weekend brings Joaquin Phoenix’s twisted, unsettling take on Batman’s arch nemesis in Joker. So there’s no better time to take a look back at the big screen origins of The Dark Knight and all of his most famous villains in the equally twisted Batman: The Movie.

This isn’t your father’s Batman. Well, actually, this is your father’s Batman, which might explain why the generation of parents who grew up with this version of The Caped Crusader were so much less concerned with violence on television and just more laissez-faire about everything in general. Back then it seemed like the only real threats came from sharks that needed to be repelled, big cartoon bombs, and disintegration machines. Watch the Batman: The Movie Honest Trailer below for more. Read More »

Spider-Man Far From Home VFX

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, get a breakdown of some of the Spider-Man: Far From Home VFX, including the trippy Mysterio nightmare sequence. Plus, listen as the Mean Girls costume designer looks back at the wardrobe from the movie for its 15th anniversary, and watch as Jim Gaffigan goes undercover on Reddit, YouTube and Twitter. Read More »

Toy Story 4 Video Essay

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, take a look at how the physics of a real operating camera lens is replicated in Pixar’s Toy Story 4. Plus, get a recap of the second season of Big Mouth before the third season debuts this coming weekend, and learn about some of the engineering tricks behind the Tower of Terror ride at Disney theme parks. Read More »

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How to Make Ghostbusters Ecto-Cooler

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 to make an alcoholic version of the signature Ghostbusters tie-in drink, Ecto-Cooler. Plus, did you notice all the shameless Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge references, mentions and Easter eggs during ABC’s premiere week on TV, and listen as The Dark Knight star Maggie Gyllenhaal breaks down her career, from Donnie Darko through HBO’s series The Deuce. Read More »