In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Bob Iger talks the future of Avatar.
  • Check out a new image from Toy Story 4.
  • Watch a comic book-style trailer for Glass.
  • Will there be a Bird Box sequel?
  • The Amityville Murders trailer takes you back to that famous haunted house.
  • Kevin Smith pitched a Mallrats sequel series to Hulu, Netflix and more.
  • Behold a new poster for The LEGO Movie 2
  • Mary Poppins Returns sequel in early development.
  • Sylvester Stallone shares yet another Rambo 5 image.

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Best Movie Trailers of 2018 - Godzilla: King of the Monsters

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, count down the Best Movie Trailers of 2018. Plus, watch as popular YouTube personality Jake Paul unwisely partakes in a 24-hour Bird Box challenge, and listen as Jeff Bridges recounts his extensive career, ranging from The Last Picture Show to The Giver and plenty more in between. Read More »

bird box creature

In Netflix’s Bird Box, Sandra Bullock and the rest of the population are terrorized by inhuman beings that can take the shape of an individual’s worst fear. The only way to survive is to make sure you never make eye contact with them – and now that I’ve actually seen what a scrapped version of this Bird Box creature looks like, I’m the one who’s wishing I had a blindfold. Take a look at the photos of the creature below, which Bullock previously described as a “long fat baby.” Read More »

bird box score

Time for yet another Bird Box story! The popular Netflix film features a musical score from the Nine Inch Nails team of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, who have become the go-to team for creating dark, moody music for movies. The Bird Box soundtrack album is currently available for purchase, and should be streaming soon. But if you want even more Bird Box tunes, Reznor and Ross have you covered. They’ve just released a 13-minute track that didn’t make it into the final film. Put it in your ear-holes below.

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bird box challenge

Bird Box has become something of a pop culture phenomenon, turning into one of Netflix’s most-watched original movies. It’s also inspiring something called the Bird Box Challenge, in which people are acting like total idiots. The challenge involves putting on a blindfold, much like the characters in the movie, and staggering around outside. This is all fun and games…until someone gets hurt. As a result, Netflix is begging you: please don’t get hurt and/or die while running around with a blindfold on.

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bird box cameo

Bird Box is Netflix’s latest sensation, purportedly becoming the streaming giant’s best-performing original film ever. So it doesn’t need any reality show stars to up its profile — the movie already stars acting heavyweights Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, John Malkovich, and Trevante Rhodes. But in a  blink-and-you’ll-miss-it appearance, Nev Schulman, host of the MTV series Catfish, makes a surprise appearance in the apocalyptic horror film. While this Bird Box cameo may have come about by accident, it provides a great Easter egg for fans of both Bird Box and the MTV reality show Catfish.

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bird box viewers

Netflix doesn’t usually like to give away their statistics, but in the case of Bird Box, they’re making an exception. According to the streaming giant itself, Bird Box viewers have totaled more than 45 million so far, giving the Sandra Bullock horror flick the “best first 7 days ever for a Netflix film.” That’s both surprising, and impressive. Hopefully Netflix will reward the birds in the box with some birdseed.

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bird box deleted scene

The new Netflix horror movie Bird Box never shows us the terrifying creatures that are picking-off human beings, and that’s a smart move. By keeping these malevolent beings off-screen, we’re free to let our imaginations run wild. But at one point the movie could’ve been much different. According to star Sandra Bullock, there’s a Bird Box deleted scene that actually shows us one of the creatures, revealing it to be a “long fat baby.” With that in mind, it’s probably for the best that they left this scene out.

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bird box early buzz

Bird Box is set in a post-apocalyptic world where the exact cause of the apocalypse is never shown. Something out there causes people to kill themselves when they look at it, and much of the world commits suicide in the first days. Malorie (Sandra Bullock) ends up in a stranger’s house where a group of survivors covers the windows, and the audience never sees the monstrous forces in Bird Box.

Screenwriter Eric Heisserer adapted Bird Box from the novel by Josh Malerman. He previously adapted Arrival from Ted Chiang’s story The Story Of Your Life (and received an Oscar nomination), and made his directorial debut with his original script Hours, starring Paul Walker.

Heisserer spoke with /Film about adapting Bird Box, some of his upcoming screenplays, and his memories of Walker. Bird Box is available to stream on Netflix right now.

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bird box clip

Netflix drops its latest high-profile film on its streaming service tomorrow, but before Bird Box hits the platform, you can watch the first five minutes of the Sandra Bullock thriller now.

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