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 look back at the animated live-action hybrid Who Framed Roger Rabbit in honor of the film’s 30th anniversary. Plus, a featurette for the upcoming action comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me goes behind the scenes of the globe-trotting production, and get a look at the upcoming first season of the NBC show Making It hosted by Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler. Read More »
Good news, everyone. The extremely funny and talented Amy Poehler is getting in on that sweet Netflix original action. Poehler will produce, direct and star in the Netflix film Wine Country. And in case you were wondering – yes, Tina Fey is involved. More on the Wine Country movie below.
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In this edition of TV bits:
- No season 3 for Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
- Parks and Rec stars Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman reunite for Making It
- A new trailer for Netflix’s Alexa & Katie
- The Americans season 6 trailer is here
- Apple orders a new animated comedy from Bob’s Burgers creator
- John Krasinski has an idea for the rumored The Office revival
- And more!
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In this edition of TV Bits:
- Cord cutting has reached new heights
- Seth MacFarlane‘s The Flintstones show probably isn’t happening
- Sabrina, a Riverdale spin-off, is currently in the works
- New photos from The Walking Dead season 8
- The Exorcist season 2 debuts a new featurette
- And more!
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Today brings the highly anticipated sequel series Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later to Netflix. It fulfills the promise from the end of the original movie that debuted in 2001 that the counselors of Camp Firewood would reunite in 10 years to see what their lives had become. The whole star-studded gang is coming back, except for one person, but that absence comes with a hilarious explanation that is perfect for Wet Hot American Summer.
Bradley Cooper was unfortunately unavailable to reprise his role as Ben, the secretly gay theater nerd who had been dating Susie, played by Amy Poehler, while really being in love with fellow camp counselor McKinley (Michael Ian Black). But since Michael Showalter and David Wain had already come up with a storyline for his character that they just couldn’t abandon, they did the next best thing: replaced Bradley Cooper with Adam Scott. How will this be addressed on the show? Since this is Wet Hot American Summer, the answer is ridiculously and hilariously.
Find out why Adam Scott replaced Bradley Cooper on Wet Hot American Summer and how it’s explained below. Read More »
Netflix brought back Wet Hot American Summer for a series revival back in 2015 after development of a sequel to the 2001 Sundance comedy hit was happening for years. Instead of making good upon the promise of a 10-year reunion teased at the end of the movie, the series went back to the first day at Camp Firewood, which was all the more ridiculous simply because it had a cast of actors and actress in their 30s and 40s playing teenagers. But now the reunion we’ve all been waiting for is finally coming.
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later is a new eight episode continuation of the goofy camp comedy that brings back (almost) all of the original cast members again as we flash forward to their lives in 1991. It looks just as insane as the prequel series was, and it even has some new cast members joining the fun.
Watch the Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later trailer after the jump. Read More »
In just a couple weeks, The House will be open for business as the R-rated comedy starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler hits theaters. The film follows two suburban parents faced with the prospect of having no money to send their daughter to college, so their friend Frank (Jason Mantzoukas) helps them open an illegal, underground casino in his house for a month in order to make enough money to afford tuition.
Instead of just quickly making the money, Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler take to the casino business like a couple characters in a Martin Scorsese movie, and when the casino starts getting the attention of local authorities and crime bosses, they find that they’re completely out of their league. You can see more of the shenanigans in the comedy in The House TV spots, now featuring Jeremy Renner. Read More »
Making time for a night out on the town can be difficult when you’re exhausted by the suburban lifestyle of going to work and driving the kids around everywhere. But what if you could experience the luxury of Las Vegas without leaving your perfect little neighborhood? It’s not a dream anymore, because Frank’s Place is here.
Frank’s Place is the illegal, underground casino from this summer’s comedy The House that Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler start in order to make enough money to send their daughter to college after they realize they’ve wasted all the money they had intended to save for her. Jason Mantzoukas (who plays Frank) gives us a guided tour of the casino and all its glorious accommodations, which includes five-star dining, a kick-ass pool and handjobs.
Watch The House casino tour below. Read More »
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Now that blockbuster summer is in full swing, I’ve been wondering what the hit comedy of the season is going to be. Snatched has arrived and it doesn’t seem to be nearly as good as Trainwreck. Most people might say Baywatch is the next best option, but with all we’ve seen so far, I don’t think it’s going to deliver. Rough Night has the potential to break out as well, but I’m still on the fence with it. There’s The Big Sick, which we know brings the goods, but that’s a lower key release and even though it’s hilarious, it’s not a straight-up big studio comedy. But after seeing a new red band trailer for one of our summer comedy options, I’m ready to place my bet.
The House stars Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler as a couple who find themselves in the unfortunate position of having squandered their teenage daughter’s college fund just as she’s graduating high school. So what’s the best way to make sure she doesn’t end up a homeless stripper? Start an underground casino with hilarious results.
Watch the new red band The House trailer below, and beware of profanity and brief nudity making this NSFW. Read More »
Sad news came yesterday when we heard that legendary comedian Don Rickles had passed away. In recent years, Rickles had become known as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in pretty much every piece of Toy Story multimedia. But his true legacy lies in stand-up comedy as one of the most gifted insult comics to ever take the stage. Rickles was so good that audiences were never really sure if he was only joking, often turned off by his brash sense of humor, which kept him from becoming a huge star of film and TV.
Don Rickles once had a short-lived NBC program that only lasted a season, but that didn’t stop AARP Studios from giving him his own show called Dinner with Don, where he sat down for a meal with some of today’s biggest names in film and television. In honor of the late comedian, AARP wanted to showcase the charm and endless wit of Don Rickles by teasing the TV series.
Watch the Dinner with Don trailer below. Read More »