2021 Oscars Highlights

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, take a look at 2021 Oscars highlights from the 93rd Academy Awards that aired last night on ABC. See how the format was initially shaken up by Steven Soderbergh, Stacey Sher and Jesse Collins, and see some of the best speeches of the night from the winners. Plus, check out a viral moment featuring Glenn Close, and be puzzled by the unnecessarily speedy In Memoriam segment honoring the Hollywood greats that we lost over the past year. Read More »

bullet train cast

Brad Pitt knows a thing or two about stuntmen. Last year he collected a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrayal of a late ’60s stuntman in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood — a new career high for the 57-year-old actor. And perhaps that brush with the stunt industry might have awakened something in Pitt, who will apparently be performing his own stunts in the upcoming David Leitch-directed action thriller Bullet Train. Read More »

Bullet Train First Look Photos

Production is currently underway on the next big action movie from John Wick and Atomic Blonde filmmaker David Leitch. The movie is called Bullet Train, and it features the simple yet promising premise of a group of deadly assassins who all end up on the same train. Since Murder on the Orient Express was already taken, we get the punny title referencing both a high speed train and the ammunition that will undoubtedly be splattering blood on that very train. In fact, you can see some of that blood being spilled in one of several Bullet Train first look photos revealed by David Leitch himself. Read More »

bullet train cast sandra bullock

Sandra Bullock is the latest person to catch a ride on Bullet Train, the upcoming action movie from John Wick and Atomic Blonde filmmaker David Leitch. The pic stars Brad Pitt, and features a cast that includes Lady Gaga, Joey King, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Zazie Beetz, Michael Shannon, Logan LermanMasi Oka, and Andrew Koji. And now Bullock is on board as well. The film deals with a group of assassins who all end up on the same train.

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brad pitt and david fincher

Watching a movie with Brad Pitt sounds like a dream — and if it plays out like the wonderful, frequently memed scene from Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, it probably is. But if Pitt’s movie buddy is David Fincher, that changes things up completely. Fincher is infamous for being an intense and meticulous filmmaker, and it turns out he’s an intense and meticulous movie-watcher. Pitt revealed that he and his Seven and Fight Club director have regular movie nights, and that sounds like a great night to be a fly on the wall…and would likely drive anyone up that wall. Except for Pitt, apparently.

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bullet train

David Leitch’s Bullet Train may not run on ordinary fuel – it may run on star power. After all, the Brad Pitt-led action thriller is starting to be pretty jam-packed with stars. Hunters star Logan Lerman is the latest actor to join the star-studded cast which already includes Pitt, Joey King, Zazie Beetz, Michael Shannon, and Lady Gaga. It makes you wonder how big this train is actually going to be.

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High Table Read

As promised last month, a star-studded table read of the classic coming-of-age high school comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High unfolded this past week to raise funds for CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort), a nonprofit charity co-founded by Sean Penn, one of the film’s co-stars. But the cast of the table read didn’t include any other actors from the original movie.

Instead, the Fast Times and Ridgemont High table read (virtually) starred the likes of Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Matthew McConaughey, Shia LaBeouf, Henry Golding, John Legend, Ray Liotta, Jimmy Kimmel and Morgan Freeman. Now you can watch the entire table read online for your entertainment, and while everyone has been buzzing about Pitt and Aniston reuniting online, it’s Shia LaBeouf who takes a cue from Sean Penn and steals the show as Jeff Spicoli. Watch below! Read More »

bullet train cast

Warrior star Andrew Koji just got a ticket for Bullet Train. The Brad Pitt-led action thriller directed by David Leitch is based on the Japanese novel Maria Beetle by best-selling author Kotaro Isaka, and centers on the age-old premise of assassins on a train. Koji will be playing one of the assassins.

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fast times at ridgemont high table read

Sean Penn is returning to Ridgement High for a charity table read of the classic 1982 high school comedy that helped launch his career. But somehow, he won’t be playing his iconic teen slacker, Jeff Spicoli. Penn will, however, be joined by a star-studded cast for the Fast Times at Ridgemont High table read, including Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Shia LaBeouf, Matthew McConaughey, and Morgan Freeman, for a live virtual event that will benefit emergency relief nonprofit CORE’s work in the fight against COVID-19.

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Bullet Train cast

Joey King, one of the stars of the Netflix romantic comedy franchise The Kissing Booth, could end up handing out the kiss of death on screen in a new movie.

According to a new report, King is in talks to join Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) in Bullet Train, an action thriller from Hobbs & Shaw and Deadpool 2 director David Leitch that focuses on a group of assassins who find themselves aboard the same high-speed train.
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