The LEGO Movie 2 Game of Games

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 the characters of The LEGO Movie 2 play Ellen’s Game of Games. Plus, watch the feature film nominees for the Director’s Guild of America awards have a 2.5 hour discussion about their craft, and watch a special look at A Star Is Born as the movie makes its way towards Oscar gold. Read More »

oscars best song performances

In the face of intense backlash to the decision to spotlight only two of the Best Original Song nominees, the Academy is reversing its original plans for the 2019 Oscars Best Song performances. The Academy is now planning to have all five nominated songs performed on the February 24 telecast. If only they’ll reverse their decision to hand out certain technical awards during commercial breaks…

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Scooby-Doo - Director's Roundtable Discussion

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, there’s a scene in the live-action Scooby-Doo movie from 2002 that has driven some people crazy. Plus, The Hollywood Reporter hosts a roundtable with directors Alfonso Cuarón, Yorgos Lanthimos, Spike Lee, Ryan Coogler, Marielle Heller and Bradley Cooper, and Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson team up to hijack a Warner Bros. Studio Tour. Read More »

Bradley Cooper - A Star Is Born - 2019 DGA Awards Nominations

The Director’s Guild of America has chimed in with their nominations for their annual awards honoring the finest achievements in directing in film and television for the year 2018. Much like his nomination for the American Society of Cinematographers Awards, it should come as no surprise that Roma director Alfonso Cuarón ended up with a nomination, especially after winning Best Director at the Golden Globes last weekend. But how did the other four nominations shake out?

Find out all of the 2019 DGA Awards nominations below, including film and television. Read More »

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Video Essay

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, an Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind video essay focuses on the symbolism that comes from Kate Winslet‘s hair color . Plus, find out how a celebrity trainer gets actors and actresses into shape for the movies, and watch Lady Gaga and Lin-Manuel Miranda interview each other for nearly an hour. Read More »

a star is born imax

If you just wanted to take another look at A Star is Born, you’re in luck. The Bradley Cooper-Lady Gaga drama and Oscar favorite has set a one-week IMAX release later this month. Time to dive off the deep end again, but this time in the gorgeous large-screen format.

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Jack White in A Star Is Born

It’s hard to imagine the remake of A Star Is Born without the gruff voice of Bradley Cooper behind the country rocker Jackson Maine, especially when it comes to the memorable line, “I just wanted to take another look at you.” But early in the development of the movie, the actor, who also directed the film, didn’t have himself in the lead role. Instead, Bradley Cooper had his eyes on a real musician to take the role.

In a recent profile of Lady Gaga, an entirely different version of the movie is nonchalantly mentioned. Before Lady Gaga came on to star in the movie, Bradley Cooper wanted singer and songwriter Jack White in A Star Is Born. So why didn’t it happen? Read More »

A Star Is Born Extended Cut

Bradley’s Cooper‘s acclaimed remake of A Star Is Born starring himself and Lady Gaga already clocks in at 2 hours and 15 minutes. However, if the film’s cinematographer is to be believed, there might be an extended cut of the movie on the way.

In a recent interview, director of photography Matthew Libatique (who has shot movies ranging from Iron Man to Black Swan) talked about the evolution of the film over time, and he revealed that an extended cut might put some deleted scenes and footage back into the movie. Read More »

A Star Is Born Trigger Warning

The Motion Picture Association of America does what they can to alert audiences to the content within a movie with their inconsistent and confusing rating system. Not only do movies come with ratings that suggest parental guidance or restrict youngsters from seeing certain movies without a parent or guardian, but the ratings come with more specific information about why the film is given a PG or R rating.

But apparently the rating system in New Zealand wasn’t enough to protect people from being emotionally impacted by the recent release of A Star Is Born. After some audiences have found themselves troubled by a key sequence from the end of the film, the New Zealand ratings board is adding an extra bit of information to warn audiences who might not be prepared for the scene in question. The only problem is it’s quite the spoiler. So don’t read any further if you haven’t seen A Star Is Born. Read More »

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A Star Is Born Songs

Bradley Cooper‘s remake of A Star Is Born is chock full of new, original songs performed by the filmmaker himself and the incredibly talentedLady Gaga. However, not all of them will be in the running for Oscars this awards season.

Warner Bros. Pictures has put up the list of categories they’re hoping A Star Is Born will land Oscar nominations for when the time comes early next year. Of course, the studio is looking to land the Academy Award for Best Original Song, but they will only be submitting three of the songs from the soundtrack in their attempt to win it. Unfortunately, the instantly infamous butt song “Why Did You Do That?” is not among them. Read More »