Stuntmen React to Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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, stuntmen react to some of the action sequences pulled off in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Supercop and The Gate. Plus, Patrick (H) Willems returns with a video essay about why The Mask of Zorro with Antonio Banderas is great, and King of the Hill voice actress Pamela Adlon improvises voices for new animated characters. Read More »

new mutants sequel

The New Mutants is finally about to hit theaters (unless the coronavirus changes that), and a long time ago, it was supposed to be the first in a proposed trilogy. That all changed when Disney acquired 20th Century Fox and turned it into 20th Century Studios. Now, New Mutants is likely to be a standalone film – but had the trilogy plan remained intact, a post-credit scene was going to be included featuring Antonio Banderas as villain Emmanuel da Costa.

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uncharted cast

Uncharted may be finally be getting back on the map. Fresh off his first Oscar nomination, Antonio Banderas has joined the Uncharted cast to star opposite the long-attached Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg. And in the wake of Banderas’ casting alongside two other cast newcomers, Sony has locked down Venom director Ruben Fleischer to helm the film after going through seven other filmmakers.

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The Laundromat Review

It’s not exactly clear why there’s been such a boomlet in explanatory, often didactic, films about recent history. It can’t be merely a reaction to the anti-intellectualism of Trump because films like The Big Short predated his rise. Perhaps it’s a response to our information-saturated culture and a need to cut through the volume of digital noise. Whether it’s trusting the audience too much that they want to know how complex systems work, sensing that they might tune out unless it’s laid out clearly, or cynically doubting they won’t understand without a spoon-fed explanation, these films all share an urge to inform and not just entertain. It’s impossible to deny that Steven Soderbergh’s The Laundromat, an instructive explainer on the Panama Papers leak of 2016, is a product of this moment in cinema.

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the laundromat trailer

Steven Soderbergh‘s Netflix partnership is proving quite fruitful for Hollywood’s fastest-working auteur, who assembles an A-list cast for his latest film, The Laundromat. Starring Meryl StreepGary Oldman, and Antonio Banderas (only one of whom is doing a weird accent), The Laundromat sees Soderbergh tackling The Panama Papers after his last Netflix film, High Flying Bird, took on the NBA. Watch The Laundromat trailer below.

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the hitman's wife's bodyguard cast

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard has taken aim at some new cast members. Morgan Freeman and Antonio Banderas are joining The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard cast, while the Oscar-nominated Richard E. Grant is set to reprise his role in the sequel to the hit 2017 action-comedy starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, and Salma Hayek. Lionsgate pulled the trigger on the new casting announcements just as The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard began principal photography.

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Panama Papers movie

Netflix wants more Panama Papers-related projects in their line-up. They already have one film in the works about that subject, and now it looks like they’re circling Steven Soderbergh‘s Panama Papers movie The Laundromat. Plus: Meryl Streep has joined the cast, and Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas are both in talks to star.

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Life Itself Trailer

Dan Fogelman has been making audiences cry all the time with his NBC family drama series This Is Us. Now he’s bringing that same level of tearjerking to the big screen with his sophomore directing effort.

Life Itself (not to be confused with the Roger Ebert documentary of the same name) stars Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) and Olivia Wilde (TRON Legacy) in a multi-generational love story that spans decades, not unlike This Is Us. But this one even spans across the globe with every story we see connected by a single event. And if the Life Itself trailer that debuted during the most recent episode of the aforementioned Emmy-nominated show is any indicator, Dan Fogelman will likely yank tears straight from your face. Read More »

TV Bits cord cutting

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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Cool Posts From Around the Web:

Security Trailer

Antonio Banderas seems to have followed guys like Steven Seagal and Bruce Willis into the kind of direct-to-video movies that even cinephiles used to pick up from a Blockbuster Video shelf and wonder, “what the heck is this?” It’s hard to blame him – the guy’s gotta work, and if this is the only way he can do that, there are some larger issues at play here – but I’m still a little crestfallen to see him in something like Security, a new action thriller that looks like a cross between Die Hard and Paul Blart: Mall Cop.
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