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 as Rachel Brosnahan enters the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Mrs. Maisel. Plus, check out over three dozen Easter eggs and comic references in the most recent Black Widow special look, and watch as Marriage Story co-star Laura Dern looks back at some of her biggest freak out scenes from her film and television career. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 by Fred Topel
Midway through the second season of HBO’s Big Little Lies, a controversial story broke saying director Andrea Arnold had her creative control taken away from her by first season director Jean-Marc Vallee. Arnold directed all seven episodes of the season, as Vallee did for the first. However, Arnold’s work was then turned over to Vallee, who allegedly recut and reshaped the season.
Big Little Lies stars Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz and Laura Dern as a group of women in a community who were all involved in a murder. The mystery of season one revealed who was murdered and how they lied about it. Season two dealt with the women trying to live with the lie, as people questioned them and new people came to town, including the victim’s mother (Meryl Streep).
HBO Programming President Casey Bloys answered several questions about this during his executive remarks for the Television Critics Association. He provided some clarity as to what Arnold was promised, and what circumstances led Vallee to return.
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(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: no one involved in Big Little Lies knows a single damn thing about how family law works.)
Now comes Jessica Mason, having served as a family law attorney for many years and being of mostly sound mind, and MOVES that Sunday’s episode of Big Little Lies be stricken from the record due to its flagrant disregard for courtroom procedure in the name of drama. In the interest of clarity and justice, petitioner will present her case going forward in lay terms in the hope of providing context and understanding of these offences for the Audience.
Also: major spoilers for the most recent episode lie ahead.
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In the second season of Big Little Lies, the lead characters have been struggling to stay afloat after their momentous decision at the end of season one. But they weren’t the only ones making potentially disastrous choices: according to a scathing new report, HBO and showrunner David E. Kelley wrested creative control of the show away from season 2 director Andrea Arnold to put it back in the hands of season 1 director Jean-Marc Vallée. It sounds like things got very messy, and you can read the details below. Read More »
What happens when a secret shared among a group begins eating away at one of its members? We’re about to find out in the second season of HBO’s Big Little Lies, which brings back The Monterey Five – Madeline Mackenzie (Reese Witherspoon), Celeste Wright (Nicole Kidman), Jane Chapman (Shailene Woodley), Renata Klein (Laura Dern), and Bonnie Carlson (Zoe Kravitz) – as they grapple with their actions in the season one finale. Check out the new trailer below. Read More »
Big news for big fans of Big Little Lies. Nicole Kidman is reuniting with key members of the team behind HBO’s Emmy-winning serie sto adapt the latest novel from Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty. Kidman is executive producing and starring in a Nine Perfect Strangers series, which has just been picked up for a series order from Hulu. Read More »
The first season of HBO’s Big Little Lies was an adaptation of author Liane Moriarty’s best-selling novel, and it was originally envisioned as a one-season-and-done miniseries. But after the show became a big hit, everyone involved changed their minds and decided to bring it back for more.
But you’d never guess that from this brand new Big Little Lies season 2 trailer, which continues the story after the shocking events of the finale and looks just as thrilling as ever. Check it out below.
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HBO knows what you want: teasers! The cable network has a big year ahead in 2019, with the final season of Game of Thrones airing, along with their Watchmen show, Big Little Lies season 2, and more. To get everyone hyped up, HBO has released a 2019 teaser that features our first look at Watchmen TV series footage, along with a Game of Thrones season 8 tease, a clip from Big Little Lies season 2, and more. Check it out below. Read More »
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Equal pay has become a big buzzword in Hollywood. With the rise of the Time’s Up movement, the HBO pay gap has become the latest point of discussion. And it’s thanks to the female-fronted Big Little Lies and the Emmy-winning show’s star and executive producer Reese Witherspoon that HBO is proactively trying to close the gender pay gap.
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It looks like Adam Scott will be growing out his luscious beard again. The Parks and Recreation alum is set to reprise his role as Ed Mackenzie, the husband of Reese Witherspoon’s Madeline, in Big Little Lies. Although Scott is currently starring in Fox’s Ghosted, he will return in a series regular role for Big Little Lies season 2.
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