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 featurette that goes behind the scenes of the first Wonder Woman movie. Plus, see what a futurist thinks of how the future was depicted in movies like The Matrix, WALL-E, Total Recall, and more. And finally, listen in on a Q&A session with Seth Rogen and the filmmakers behind the HBO Max original movie An America Pickle. Read More »
Plenty of actors have played multiple characters that appear on screen together in the movies. Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor, Mike Myers in Austin Powers, and Michael Keaton in Multiplicity are just a few of the more famous examples. Traditionally this is achieved through a split screen process where the actor shoots the same scene multiple times as each different character on the same day and uses stand-ins for over-the-shoulder shots. But in the case of Seth Rogen‘s dual roles in An American Pickle, a revealing new featurette shows how director Brandon Trost took a far more ambitious route to pull it off. Read More »
For all its occasional bursts of fleeting beauty, the world is an inherently lonely place. And even those who prefer to remain loners can, on occasion, seek out the warmth of connection, however brief or fleeting. That search for connection is hidden within An American Pickle, a sweet, silly movie that never quite decides what it wants to be, but not for lack of trying. Once you move beyond the goofy premise – which involves a man brined in a pickle vat for 100 years – you find a film filled with characters who seek that connection; that spark. Characters who need one another, whether they like it or not.
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Right about now, we could all use a movie where Seth Rogen falls into a vat of pickles and is brined for 100 years. Thankfully, that movie exists, and it’s called An American Pickle. Rogen pulls double-duty here, playing the man pickled and also the pickled fellow’s great-grandson. Originally meant to be a theatrical release, An American Pickle is now headed to HBO Max, and you can check out the first trailer below.
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Almost two years ago, word broke that Seth Rogen was set to star in a movie where he falls into a pickle vat and is brined for 100 years. The premise was so out-there that it seemed almost like a joke. But I assure you, American Pickle is real – and it’s found a home. Since movie theaters are in limbo at the moment, Sony Pictures has sold the film to HBO, and HBO now plans to debut the film on its upcoming streaming service HBO Max.
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