Back to the Future props

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, see how the gang at Hacksmith Industries use science and technology to create a real-working hoverboard modeled after the one seen in Back to the Future Part II. Plus, learn about a lost version of Uncle Buck, including a scene that didn’t make the theatrical cut. And finally, see how accurate movies like Air Force One and Angel Has Fallen are with scenes involving the secret service. Read More »

Olympus Has Fallen and Den of Thieves Sequel

The movie business is in rough shape right now. Christopher Nolan’s Tenet just got pushed back again, this time to mid-August, and we’re not even sure if the movie will be able to meet that release date. But fear not, because Hollywood is still set on getting back to work in the near future. And when the cameras start rolling, it sounds like there will be Den of Thieves and Angel Has Fallen sequels, with Gerard Butler waiting to help resurrect cinema with a bang. Read More »

IT Chapter 2 Box Office

Pennywise missed all of you, but it sounds like you missed him just as much, despite his penchant for murdering children and adults alike. It Chapter 2 arrived in theaters this past weekend and totally scared away the competition with an opening weekend haul of $91 million in the United States. The second place film, Angel Has Fallen, could only muster up $6 million, which Pennywise would surely laugh at while chomping on some popcorn and a small boy’s arm. Find out the rest of the weekend box office numbers below. Read More »

Angel Has Fallen Director Interview

It isn’t often that movies blow things up – metaphorically, of course – the third time around, especially when the first two installments are a hit with their intended audience. In 2013, Gerard Butler starred in Olympus Has Fallen, a mid-budget blockbuster where one intrepid Secret Service agent defended the White House against an invading force. In 2016, Butler and company found even more success with London Has Fallen, this time putting Butler’s Mike Banning – and his President-defending ways – on foreign soil. After two movies and more than $370 million at the box office, it would not have come as a surprise if Angel Has Fallen was just a simple twist on a familiar formula.

Instead, writer-director Ric Roman Waugh stepped and made the franchise his own. “It needed to have my stamp on it,” Waugh explains, noting that he took the structure of the existing Angel Has Fallen script and added elements more in keeping with his own filmography. Following That Which I Love Destroys Me, his 2015 documentary on the effects of PTSD in the military, Waugh had plenty to say on the impact a lifetime of service could have on both the body and the mind. The traumas of the modern military quickly became a focal point for Angel Has Fallen. “They’re dealing with a very different type of post-traumatic stress,” Waugh continues. “They’re dealing with war addiction. They’re dealing with being in battle for so many years now that their brains are becoming wired to it.”

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Monsters Inc Storyboard Comparison

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, see how the storyboards for an adorable scene in Pixar’s Monsters Inc. with Boo compare to the final cut of the movie. Plus, watch a trailer for Avengers: Endgame cut in the style of Quentin Tarantino‘s hotly debated Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and listen as Gerard Butler breaks down some of his most memorable roles, from 300 to the recent Angel Has Fallen. Read More »

weekend box office angel has fallen

The general online reaction to Angel Has Fallen, the third entry in the Has Fallen franchise, was: “Who wants this?” The answer: lots of people. At least, that’s what the weekend box office numbers tell us. The latest Mike Banning adventure rose to the top of the box office, outperforming expectations and confirming that audiences can’t get enough of Gerard Butler. Meanwhile, Hobbs and Shaw debuted in China and resulted in the biggest August opening ever.

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Angel Has Fallen Review

How on Earth is it possible that there are three films in the …Has Fallen franchise? The series has somehow managed to extend across six years with a trio of grim action-adventures wherein a gruff Secret Service agent is the one true hero who can withstand all sorts of terrorists and protect the President. Now we have Angel Has Fallen, in which that one true hero is on the lam after being accused of a crime he didn’t commit: attempting to kill the President. The end result is a generic action thriller that would’ve made a killing by being rerun on TNT ad nauseam back in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

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angel has fallen trailer new

The summer movie season is almost over, and thank heavens for that! Before it goes away, though, we’ll be blessed (?) with yet another adventure in the Has Fallen series. Gerard Butler‘s xenophobic Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is back, and this time the thing that Has Fallen is his reputation. Because Banning has been framed for trying to assassinate the President (Morgan Freeman), and now he has to clear his name. Watch the Angel Has Fallen trailer below.

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a quiet place sequel

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Chucky can’t stop murdering Toy Story 4 characters.
  • Men In Black: International showcases Les Twins.
  • A Quiet Place 2 will wrap shooting in September.
  • The international Angel Has Fallen trailer has more scenes of Gerard Butler blowing stuff up.
  • Escape Plan 3 gets a red band trailer.

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angel has fallen trailer

Mike Banning, aka Dirtbag John McClane, is back yet again in Angel Has Fallen. The third entry in the Fallen franchise has Gerard Butler‘s ever-capable Secret Service agent framed for attempting to kill President Morgan Freeman. Now Banning has to clear his name, and blow up a lot of people in the process. Watch the Angel Has Fallen trailer below.

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