Growing Up in the Harry Potter Franchise

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fan-made productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, take a look at how Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint grew up in the Harry Potter franchise. Plus, find out how realistic satellite surveillance scenes are in movies such as Enemy of the State, Zero Dark Thirty, and more. And finally, take a closer look at the Spider-Man LEGO set of The Daily Bugle with the designer showing all the cool details. Read More »

How to Make Slurm

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, find out how to make the tasty and highly addictive carbonated slop that is Slurm from Futurama. Plus, see what therapists think about the relationships in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. And finally, watch a virtual table read of an episode of Archer from the animated show’s third season. Read More »

Archer Comic-Con panel 2020

For the past three seasons of the FXX animated comedy series Archer, the dashing dolt and lead character Sterling Archer has been in a coma. That allowed the show to change up its style, shifting from a slick spy comedy to completely imagined adventures taking place in Archer’s subconscious, inspired by film noir, pulpy Pacific island stories, and science fiction movies.

But as explained in the Archer Comic-Con panel 2020, the show is returning to its spy roots after Sterling Archer woke up in the season 10 finale. Plus, a couple of cool guest stars for the new season were revealed. Get the highlights from the panel below, or watch the whole thing if you’re interested. Read More »

Once Archer made its fifth season a Miami Vice spoof, every season has reinvented the show in a different genre. There was the film noir Archer: Dreamland, the ‘30s serial Archer: Danger Island and more. The upcoming tenth season will be a sci-fi spoof set in deep space and full of aliens.

FXX brought the voice cast and executive producers of Archer to WonderCon to preview the new season. /Film spoke with EPs Matt Thompson and Casey Willis in a press room roundtable to find out more about the new season, coming sometime in 2019.

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mom tv series

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Walking Dead cast member Chandler Riggs joins A Million Little Things.
  • Netflix has renewed both F is for Family and Fuller House.
  • Kristin Scott Thomas and Fiona Shaw join Fleabag season 2.
  • The final season of Homeland has been pushed to fall.
  • Rosanna Arquette joins Ryan Murphy’s Ratched.
  • The Walking Dead has been renewed again, because of course it has.
  • Archer season 10 premieres in April.
  • Bewitched reboot might not happen.
  • Freeform picks up Party of Five reboot.
  • Pieces of Her series headed to Netflix.
  • Modern Family will finally come to an end in 2020.
  • Mom has been renewed for seasons 7 and 8.

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tv bits westworld

In this edition of TV bits:

  • The legend of King Arthur is getting yet another re-imagining
  • A trailer for Archer season 9
  • A new Series of Unfortunate Events clip
  • That amazing instrumental cover of “Heart-Shaped Box” from the Westworld trailer is now available
  • Alex Kurtzman will direct Star Trek: Discovery season 2 premiere
  • A new teaser for Fear the Walking Dead

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Archer Danger Island - Archer Season 9 NYCC Panel

Two words: Peanut butter. If I remember anything about what went down at the Archer: Danger Island panel at New York Comic Con Saturday evening, it’s that Lucky Yates (Dr. Krieger) was taught how to poop at age 3, when he opened the refrigerator, spied a jar of peanut butter and…success!

This story, shared by Yates himself, set the tone for what would become a delightfully random panel conversation between actors and apparent friends Aisha Tyler, Amber Nash, and Lucky Yates along with writer Casey Willis and director Bryan Fordney about their hit animated FX series held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in front of a packed audience that extended all the way down the street. While the crowd found this entertaining, the talk focused on the show, which will be celebrating its 9th season premiere early next year. And we got a chance to watch it.

Find out more from the Archer season 9 NYCC panel below. Read More »

2017 Emmys Opening - Stephen Colbert

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards were broadcast on CBS last night, handing out awards to HBO’s Big Little Lies and Veep, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Netflix’s Black Mirror, NBC’s This Is Us, FX’s Atlanta, and many more (get the full list of winners right here). But if you weren’t able to watch, we have the best moments from the show for your viewing pleasure.

The Late Show host Stephen Colbert served as master of ceremonies, opening the show with a musical number and an extensive monologue that featured one surprising guest that not only shocked people, but also made them feel a little uncomfortable. Plus, we get to see Emmy come to life thanks to Ru Paul, and Stephen Colbert breaks down during his hosting gig and needs a little Westworld check-up.

Check out the 2017 Emmys opening monologue, musical number and more below. Read More »

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In this edition of TV Bits:

  • The next season of Archer gets a new title
  • Westworld season 2 casts two more actors
  • Julia Roberts will star in a TV show based on a podcast
  • A first look at season 3 of the USA series Mr. Robot
  • The premiere date of Comedy Central’s Nathan For You
  • And more!

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Archie and Bob's Burgers Crossover

(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 Patton Oswalt, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza and more audition for the role of a young Albus Dumbledore in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel before Jude Law got the role. Find out what a crossover between Archer and Bob’s Burgers might look like in a different way than fans have seen before, and see how the cast of Baby Driver fares in movie trivia against their director Edgar Wright. Read More »