Nature Documentary Sounds

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 sounds are created to give a little more life to nature documentaries like Planet Earth II and The Hunt. Plus, listen to a tribute song that Adam Sandler made for frequent collaborator and fellow actor Steve Buscemi, who has appeared in many of his movies, ranging from Billy Madison to Hubie Halloween. And finally, find out how to make the delicious hot cocoa from The Santa Clause at home to warm yourself up. Read More »

Adam Sandler space movie

Adam Sandler is heading to space in his next Netflix movie.

But despite its somewhat goofy title, The Spaceman of Bohemia will not be a comedy like Hubie Halloween, Murder Mystery, or The Ridiculous 6. Instead, it’s a drama that’s being directed by Johan Renck, the filmmaker behind HBO’s excellent, ultra-serious limited series Chernobyl. Talk about an unexpected combination of elements. Read More »

Evolution of Hulk

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 VFX artists take a look at the evolution of the different big screen versions of The Incredible Hulk, from Eric Bana in Hulk in 2003 to Mark Ruffalo in Avengers: Endgame. Plus, watch a virtual Q&A session that Borat had with fans over the weekend, and get some laughs from the Hubie Halloween bloopers reel. Read More »

Adam Sandler Chris Farley Tribute

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Special: Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh

Where You Can Stream It: Netflix

The Pitch: Taking a break from his seemingly never-ending streak of original movies at Netflix, Adam Sandler returned to his comedy roots by heading out on tour to film a new comedy special. Armed with a series of silly new original songs, Sandler entertained thousands at over a dozen different venues to shoot this special that reminds you how funny he can be, especially when he doesn’t have to bring all of his usual partners in crime with him.

Why It’s Essential Viewing: Long before Adam Sandler got a deal to make mediocre-to-terrible original movies for Netflix, he was a rising star who skyrocketed to fame thanks to his goofy and frequently musical antics on Saturday Night Live. Sandler even had his own comedy albums. But his musical comedy shenanigans took a backseat to his movie career when he became a big screen sensation. Thankfully, it appears his ongoing deals with Netflix gave him enough money and spare time to create a spectacular array of new comedy songs, and it’s the funniest Sandler has been in a long time. Read More »

punch-drunk love

Adam Sandler is a beloved figure, even when he pumps out kind-of-awful movies. But he balances those types of films out with the occasional turn in a genuinely good movie – like the recent Uncut Gems, or in Paul Thomas Anderson‘s fantastic Punch-Drunk Love. Anderson’s film is the gold standard for “good Adam Sandler performances,” but according to the Sandman himself, he was very nervous about taking the role. In a recent interview, Sandler revealed that after watching Anderson’s Magnolia, he grew worried that he was going to “ruin” Punch-Drunk Love.

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TRON Visual Effects Remade

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 visual effects artists at Corridor Crew attempt to polish the old visual effects from the original TRON from 1982. Plus, find out why some of the sound effects you hear in movies sound the same and other secrets about the art of sound design. And finally, Kevin James parodies the nature documentary series Planet Earth with some help from Adam Sandler. Read More »

hubie halloween trailer new

During the last Oscar race, Adam Sandler said that if the Academy failed to give him a nomination for Uncut Gems he would make the worst movie possible as revenge. Anyway, here’s a new trailer for Hubie Halloween! The new Netflix movie has the Sandman adopting yet another weird voice as he tries to protect a small town from danger on Halloween. It looks very, very stupid, and I will probably watch the entire thing.

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Netflix Comedians Check in with Neal Brennan

Plenty of industries are hurting because of the coronavirus pandemic, and that includes entertainment. But while movies and TV shows are starting to get back into production, live stand-up comedy shows are still mostly non-existent because gathering a bunch of people in a single room to open their mouths and guffaw incessantly isn’t the smartest movie when there’s a contagious virus kicking around. But Netflix recently put together a little video to hold us over with some of their biggest comedy stars.

Netflix asked comedian Neal Brennan to check in with some of his fellow comics like Adam Sandler, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Tig Notaro, John Mulaney, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Tiffany Haddish, David Letterman, Wanda Sykes, Sarah Silverman, Steve Martin, and many more. Brennan wanted to provide some levity not just for the comedians stuck at home without an audience, but also for their fans who miss seeing the on stage, so he asks them all about their favorite jokes, comics, previous jobs, and more. Read More »

Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy

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 making of Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Trilogy with over an hour of footage from behind the scenes. Plus, watch as Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler reboot 50 First Dates in the hellscape of a year that is 2020. And finally, check out a blooper reel from the fourth season of Lucifer, now available on Netflix. Read More »

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hubie halloween trailer

Every decade or so, Adam Sandler will emerge from semi-retirement to remind us that he really can act. And we, like the idiots we are, won’t give him the recognition he deserves. But this time, Sandler is coming back to his bad comedy career with a vengeance, having declared last year that if he didn’t get an Oscar for his spectacular performance in Uncut Gems, he would make a movie “that is so bad on purpose just to make you all pay.” He didn’t get the Oscar. Watch the trailer for Hubie Halloween below.

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