Being the Ricardos cast

With another Oscar nomination under his belt for The Trial of the Chicago 7, writer/director Aaron Sorkin is setting his eyes on another real-world scenario for his next film: the lives of 1950s sitcom royalty Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Being the Ricardos stars the unexpected pairing of Nicole Kidman as Lucy and Javier Bardem as Desi, the boundary-pushing pioneers and I Love Lucy stars, and now Sorkin has added a few additional names to his cast.

Tony Hale (Veep), Alia Shawkat (Search Party), and Jake Lacy (The Office) are the newest actors to sign on, and they’ll join Kidman, Bardem, J.K. Simmons (Zack Snyder’s Justice League), and Nina Arianda (Goliath). Sorkin officially began production on the film today.
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Making of The Trial of the Chicago 7

The Trial of the Chicago 7 has garnered up plenty of buzz this awards season. It remains to be seen if the movie has what it takes to land Oscar nominations next month, but he Golden Globes already nominated the movie for Best Motion Picture – Drama, not to mention nominations for Aaron Sorkin as a writer and director. Now Netflix is making sure everyone sees all the hard work that went into the true story of one of the most notorious trials in history with a nearly 30-minute featurette. Read More »

being the ricardos

Aaron Sorkin already has his first post-Trial of the Chicago 7 film lined-up: Being the Ricardos. The film will tell the story of husband and wife Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, who played Lucy and Ricky Ricardo on I Love Lucy. Nicole Kidman is set to play Ball while Javier Bardem will play Arnaz, with Sorkin writing and directing the project for Amazon Studios. At one point, Cate Blanchett was circling the project to play Lucille Ball.

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Making of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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 behind the scenes of the making of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and the unique visual style that gives it such vibrant life. Plus, a video essay explores how Aaron Sorkin crafted a compelling battle in court in the script for A Few Good Men. And finally, a new edition of The Deets from Disney+ takes a look at some interesting details from behind the scenes of National Treasure. Read More »

The Mandalorian Fan Service

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, a video essay explores how The Mandalorian uses fan service references on the planet Tatooine in a more effective way than in previous Star Wars projects. Plus, Aaron Sorkin breaks down his career, including A Few Good Men and The Social Network, and Moonbase 8 stars John C. Reilly and Tim Heidecker answer the web’s most searched questions about them. Read More »

Stuntmen React to Norbit

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, stuntmen react to a surprisingly sophisticated stunt from Eddie Murphy‘s stupid comedy Norbit and more. Plus, Aaron Sorkin provides a breakdown from a scene in his new movie The Trial of the Chicago 7. And finally, Wonder Woman franchise star and all around incredible Gal Gadot explains some Hebrew slang terms. Read More »

Fracis Ford Coppola Criticizes Marvel 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, a video essay explores the rise and fall and eventual rise again of The Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola. Plus, The Trial of the Chicago 7 writer and director Aaron Sorkin answers some questions about screenwriting to help aspiring writers. And finally, actor Frank Langella looks back at some of his most memorable roles, including Dracula, Dave and Masters of the Universe. Read More »

the social network sequel update

The Social Network is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and a lot has changed in the world – and the world of Facebook – since the film’s release. Since then, the social media giant has only gotten worse, becoming a kind of petri dish for insane conspiracy theories and election meddling that has significantly weakened American democracy. And Mark Zuckerberg, portrayed by Jesse Eisenberg as kind of a harmless jerk in the movie, has only grown more reviled for his actions, and inactions. This has lead many to suggest a Social Network sequel is in order, and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has said in the past that he’s up for it. Now, as Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 gears up for release, he’s repeating his desire to return to the world of Facebook – on one condition: director David Fincher has to return as well.

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Trial of the Chicago 7 Review

The Trial of the Chicago 7 is nothing if not a showcase for great performances. Writer-director Aaron Sorkin has his flaws – some of which are on display here – but one thing he does very well is creating the kind of punchy, snappy, rat-a-tat dialogue that good actors love to sink their teeth into. Some of that dialogue may not always sound natural – indeed, it often borders on speechifying. But Sorkin’s way with words, and a good actor’s talent for delivering those words, usually makes all the difference.

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The Trial of the Chicago 7 Trailer

With peaceful protests turning violent in cities all over America this summer, Aaron Sorkin‘s drama The Trial of the Chicago 7 couldn’t be more timely and relevant. The new Netflix original movie focuses on the true story of another peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention that turned into a violent clash with police and the court case that followed when seven protesters charged by the federal government with conspiracy. The first Trial of the Chicago 7 trailer has arrived, and it looks like it will be one of the most gripping movies of the year. Read More »