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, Anthony & Joe Russo break down the Avengers: Endgame scene where we see a drastic change in Thor. Plus, a video essay that tries to change the perception of Joel Schumacher‘s approach to The Dark Knight in Batman Forever and Batman & Robin, and a couple more Stranger Things cast members partake in a lie detector test interview.
First up, directors Anthony & Joe Russo sat down with The New York Times for a new edition of Anatomy of a Scene, breaking down the introduction of a drastically different version of Thor than we’ve seen before. They focus on how Chris Hemsworth’s performance turns what could have been simply a goofy gag into a sharp turn from comedy into drama, and they also discuss the logistics of shooting a scene with one live-action actor and four characters created with visual effects.
Next up, Patrick (H) Willems has a new video essay that might shake things up for Batman fans who have long scorned Joel Schumacher’s approach to The Dark Knight. Is it possible that both Batman Forever and Batman & Robin have gotten better with age? Or should we merely appreciate these two movies for providing a shining example of the wrong way to treat comics? Could it be both?
Finally, Stranger Things duo Charlie Heaton and Natalia Dyer take Vanity Fair‘s patented lie detector test interview.What college did Natalia Dyer go to? Who influences Charlie Heaton’s musical style? What was Natalia’s best birthday present she had as a kid? Has Charlie ever purposefully trashed a hotel room? Get answers to all those questions and more.
A fun piece of trivia is making the rounds again, and since we’ve never written about it at /Film, now’s as good a time as any to share it. H.R. Giger, one of the designers of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic Alien, was hired to create some Batmobile concept art for director Joel Schumacher‘s 1995 film Batman Forever – and Giger’s design is just as odd as you’d expect from the man whose mind birthed the Xenomorph. Take a closer look below. Read More »
This month marks 80 years since Batman debuted in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. To celebrate the arrival of The Dark Knight, there are a few new Batman 80th anniversary Funko POP figures coming for collectors to snag. Each of them celebrates a different version of Batman, including the original iteration from DC Comics, a couple versions from the big screen, and a terrifying vampire Batman that you may or may not be familiar with.Read More »
This year marks the 80th anniversary of the first appearance of Batman in comics. To celebrate the fact that The Dark Knight is now an octogenarian, Fathom Events is re-releasing four Batman movies back in theaters this summer, each for one night only.
Director Tim Burton’s Batman and Batman Returns and Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever and Batman & Robin will blast back onto the big screen, allowing fans to experience them in all of their proper glory once again. No need to break out your Bat-magnifying glass – we’ll give you all the details you need below. Read More »
Justice League hits theaters this coming weekend, bringing us Ben Affleck‘s take on Batman again as he rounds up the DC Comics superhero team on the big screen for the first time ever. But it was a long road to get here with a couple sizeable speed bumps courtesy of director Joel Schumacher.
After Batman Returns got a little too dark, gothic and kinky for parents taking their kids to see the new Batman movie, Warner Bros. dulled things down by shifting into a more ludicrous gear with Batman Forever. Watch as Honest Trailers takes on the beginning of the end of the 1990s era of Batman, including Bat nipples and a perpetually open-mouthed Val Kilmer.
Watch the Batman Forever Honest Trailer below. Read More »
Tommy Lee Jones is not a big fan of Jim Carrey. The two actors worked together on Joel Schumacher’s neon-lit live-action cartoon Batman Forever, and ever since then, Carrey has been telling a now-famous story about how Jones simply could not stand him. You may have heard this story before, but now you can see the story come to life as Jim Carrey acts it out! Watch Jim Carrey’s Tommy Lee Jones story below.
Does Deadpool have any chance at landing major Oscar nominations when the time comes? Will we see Vincent D’Onofrio return as Kingpin at some point? What are the most powerful objects in the DC Comics universe? Who else has wielded Captain America‘s shield in Marvel Comics? What made Michael Keaton leave Batman Forever? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
What are the best superhero movie performances of 2016? What is Sebastian Stan doing carrying around a shield modeled after the Winter Soldier‘s arm? Want to see a couple amusing Batman v Superman easter eggs in Teen Titans Go? Want a chance at being in The Avengers: Infinity War? Want to see a video of Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland doing performance capture? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Want to read some content about Batman Forever, which came out twenty years ago this week? Why is Bryan Singer channeling Katniss on the set of X-Men Apocalypse? How did Jon Bernthal describe getting the role of The Punisher? Is James Wan already getting ready for Aquaman? What’s in a new clip from Batkid Begins? Will the Thing wear pants in Fantastic Four? And what’s happening on the set of Captain America: Civil War? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
In the realm of motion picture effects and make-up, Rick Baker is the name among names. A seven-time Oscar winner, he’s been making us believe the unbelievable for the better part of five decades.From Star Wars to An American Werewolf in London, Thriller, The Rocketeer, Men in Black, Ed Wood, Planet of the Apes, the guy has done it all. And now, you can purchase one-of-a-kind, original props from throughout his career.
On May 29, the Prop Store is hosting a Rick Baker auction featuring props, costumes, make-up effects and more from many of the films mentioned above, along with Hellboy, Gremlins 2, Harry and the Hendersons, Batman and Robin, Batman Forever and others. The stuff is stunning and, below, you can see just a few of our favorite pieces that are part of the auction. Read More »