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, Vanity Fair’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker cover story writer Lev Grossman looks at the differences between the original Star Wars trilogy and the new one so far. Plus, the cast of Men in Black International sits down a Q&A session, and former Saturday Night Live cast member and Barry star Bill Hader meets one of his personal heroes. Read More »
Get ready to return home to Derry, Maine with the It Chapter Two trailer. The members of The Losers’ Club are all grown up, but they can’t escape their childhood fears. With It Chapter Two, director Andy Muschietti completes his adaptation of Stephen King‘s tome of terror that started with 2017’s surprise blockbuster It. Unlike most King movie sequels, It Chapter Two is actually still working with the author’s source material, with the scripts for this film, and 2017’s It, splitting up the lengthy text of the book. Watch the It Chapter Two trailer below.
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Our patience is about to be rewarded: the It Chapter 2 trailer is dropping this week. The long-awaited return of Pennywise and the Losers’ Club got some simple yet clever viral marketing, as the cast of the upcoming horror sequel took to Instagram to share some seemingly innocuous photos featuring hidden (and not-so-hidden) red balloons.
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Good news for NoHo Hank fans: HBO’s Barry is officially coming back for season 3.
Bill Hader and Alec Berg‘s show about a hitman who accidentally discovers his love for acting has proven to be one of the funniest and darkest shows on television, and even though it’s just a couple of episodes into its sophomore season, today HBO decided to renew it for a third season. Read More »
Those Angry Birds are making the jump from your mobile game to the big screen again with a sequel to their animated feature film. And as the latest The Angry Birds Movie 2 trailer reveals, there’s a new threat that will force birds and the egg-stealing pigs to join forces.
The titular birds and their pig enemies discover an icy island, which we became very well acquainted with in the teaser trailer that introduced us to Leslie Jones as a purple-feathered fowl who is sick of her chilly surroundings. Somehow her dissatisfaction with home has led to threatening the nearby angry birds and the dastardly green pigs with a frigid weapon that could destroy their own islands. Can the birds and pigs overcome their differences in order to survive? Read More »
Back when Bill Hader was a cast member on Saturday Night Live, the character he became best known for playing was undoubtedly Stefon. The nightlife expert frequently appeared on Weekend Update to offer advice on New York’s hottest locations for various holidays and activities (even though he initially appeared in a completely different sketch when he was first created).
When Hader left the series in 2013, he was sent off with a wedding to his boy-toy Seth Meyers. Stefon has returned a couple times since then just for fun, but according to former SNL writer and Stefon co-creator and John Mulaney (who just hosted SNL again recently), there was once the nugget of an idea to give Stefon more screen time with his own movie. Find out about the Saturday Night Live Stefon movie below. Read More »
John Mulaney returned to host Saturday Night Live for a second time this weekend. He’s a veteran of the late night sketch show, and he’s one of the best stand-up comedians working today, so the excitement was high. Mulaney somehow exceeded expectations, thanks to former cast member Bill Hader popping up a couple times, but also because the line-up of sketches for this episode was incredible. Even the worst sketch of the episode wasn’t terrible.
Let’s run through the best and worst sketches of the John Mulaney hosted Saturday Night Live. Read More »
The Angry Birds are about to experience a Big Chill. The titular flightless birds of The Angry Birds Movie are back for the sequel, and facing off against a chilling new foe: a bird from the icy tundra named Zeta (Leslie Jones). And in The Angry Birds Movie 2, she rains ice upon both bird and their enemies the Bad Piggies alike. That’s right, winter is coming in The Angry Birds Movie 2 trailer.
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Cool Posts From Around the Web:
Warner Media Group made a huge mistake when they decided to pull the plug on FilmStruck, and no one is being shy on calling them out for it. Almost immediately after it was announced that the botique streaming service would be closing its virtual doors later this month, a petition popped up imploring someone to save FilmStruck. The petition has already amassed more than 40,000 signatures, and filmmakers across Twitter are asking more to sign. The latest big name to join the growing chorus is Babara Streisand. Warner Media Group, if you won’t listen to Babs, who the heck will you listen to?
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The It Chapter 2 cast is together at last. A new cast photo shows the grown-up members of the Losers’ Club gathered for a table read, and while Pennywise the Clown is nowhere to be seen, you can be sure he’s lurking out there somewhere.
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