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 convincing defense of Ridley Scott‘s most recent sci-fi sequel, Alien: Covenant. Plus, go behind the scenes of Chris Hemsworth‘s new war drama 12 Strong, and see how Saturday Night Live created the vibrant music video for their music video sketch all about Stanley Tucci. Read More »
We’re close to the end of 2017, and as we rush to catch up on some of the awards season contenders in order to finalize our lists of the Top 10 Movies of 2017 (coming next week), it’s time to take a look back at the year in cinema.
Before we ever see a trailer for a movie, we’ll often see a teaser poster that tries to set the stage for what’s to come on the big screen. A majority of official movie posters from studios are boring, familiar and don’t do much to get people excited. But every year, there are at least a couple dozen movie posters that deserve recognition. So without further adieu, here are the 20 Best Movie Posters of 2017. Read More »
I regret to inform you that Neill Blomkamp is at it again. The filmmaker behind District 9 and Elysium has released even more potential Alien 5 concept art, teasing the Alien sequel he never got a chance to make. Does this indicate the previously thought to be dead project might be alive again, or is Blomkamp just having some fun? Let’s speculate wildly!
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There were many great films in 2017, and while most of these movies find themselves embraced as the end of the year rolls around, a few have slipped through the cracks. The following list will attempt to give these forgotten films their due, and also shine a light on some of 2017’s most interesting, challenging films that audiences (and sometimes critics) ultimately rejected. These are the Most Underrated Movies of 2017.
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Cool Posts From Around the Web:
The end is nigh – the end of 2017, that is. As is the case every year, top 10 movie lists are popping up everywhere. The Internet Movie Database – IMDb – has their own top 10 list as well, and it’s a doozy. While other best-of lists tend to lean towards more independent and critically acclaimed fare, the IMDb list is loaded with blockbusters, and a few surprises. Read on for the IMDb Top 10 of 2017 list.
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Posted on Monday, December 4th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
If you watched Alien: Covenant earlier this year and thought, “Huh, director Ridley Scott really doesn’t seem all that interested in the aliens in this Alien movie,” well…it seems like you were right. While Covenant was a box office disappointment, the legendary filmmaker still intends to make another movie in the franchise and it certainly sounds like he’s going to double down on not caring all that much about the creature that supplies these movies with their titles.
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In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Alien: Covenant gets a cool special effects video
- Edgar Wright talks about the potential for Baby Driver 2
- Wet Hot American Summer is getting the comic book treatment
- M. Night Shyamalan provides an update about his progress on Glass
- Is Annapurna Pictures poised to scoop up the James Bond franchise?
- Noomi Rapace comments about a possible return to the Alien franchise
- The animated sequel Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars gets a new trailer
- And more!
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This summer brought us Alien: Covenant, but so much time has passed, so many movies have come out since then, and the movie was so subpar that it feels like it could have been years ago. While the movie attempted to get back to the roots of the Alien franchise with a parade of blood and gore brought on by new creatures called neomorphs, which are merely predecessors to xenomorphs, it also went back to the freshman philosophy class roots of Prometheus, making for one confused sci-fi story.
The Alien: Covenant Honest Trailer doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to poking fun at director Ridley Scott‘s latest film, including calling him both one of the greatest and one of the worst filmmakers of our time. And that’s just the beginning. Read More »
We’re one month into blockbuster summer, and right now the most divisive film seems to be Alien: Covenant. Some fans of the franchise that started with Ridley Scott‘s original sci-fi thriller back in 1979 have been happy to see the franchise evolve in recent years to combine the usual blood, gore and suspense with more philosophical and intellectually stimulating questions about the creation of life. Others just don’t find themselves interested in the story that Ridley Scott is now trying to tell all these years later.
No matter which side you find yourself on, you might be interested in this video put together by Red Letter Media which asks more than a few important questions about how Alien: Covenant impacts the rest of the franchise. Furthermore, they also point out a lot of unresolved problems and unanswered questions that make the movie feel even more sloppy than it did initially.
Watch and listen to Red Letter Media’s Alien Covenant questions after the jump, but beware of massive spoilers. Read More »
In 1965, Sir Ridley Scott made his directorial debut with the short film, Boy and Bicycle. His illustrious filmmaking career began with a short that cost him $120 and starred his brother, the late Tony Scott. It led to a career that is nothing short of spectacular, one never lacking passion or permanence. He’s a filmmaker who’s been ahead of the curve, created trends, and made movies that’ll last forever.
Thankfully, he’s been game to talk about almost every one of his films in audio commentaries. He’s always candid, ready to share his wealth of knowledge, and keep you hanging onto his every word, whether it’s for a two-hour drama or one of his three-hour epics. The master filmmaker is, without question, a master of audio commentaries.
With the recent release of Alien: Covenant, it felt like the right time to listen to some of Scott’s commentaries. His tracks for Alien and Blade Runner are must-listens, and the same goes for his tracks about demons, kingpins, two legends on the road, and con artists. Here are the five you really need to seek out.
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