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 a Bring It On 20th anniversary virtual reunion with director Peyton Reed, cast members Kirsten Dunst, Gabrielle Union, and more. Plus, learn about the many faces of the devil that go into Netflix’s series Lucifer, and learn about all the work that went into the Apollo Theater sequence from the third season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Read More »
Now that we’ve discussed the best movies leaving Netflix next month, it’s only appropriate that we dive into the best movies arriving in May. If you enjoy revisionist westerns, silly cheerleading comedies, and romantic caper films directed by master filmmakers, this is the line-up for you.
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On August 25th 2000, Bring It On hit theaters nationwide. Thats right, want to feel old? Its been 15 years since the release of that movie. I’ve always loved that movie for whatever reason, call it a guilty pleasure. I feel like it were released today it would have a bunch of theatrical sequels and the same success that we’re seeing from the like-minded Pitch Perfect franchise.
But what would a real Bring it on Sequel look like? I’m betting that a few years down the line we could see a theatrical Bring It On sequel/reboot with the stars playing mothers, coaches, or teachers. But where might the characters of Bring It On be 15 years later? The cast of the 2000 film give us their answers.
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A couple weeks ago I got a chance to sit down with director Peyton Reed and talk about his new film Ant-Man. I’ve been a fan of Reed for a while now, from his fun 2000 comedy Bring It On (which was basically Pitch Perfect with Cheerleading) to his work within the Back to the Future franchise (he was involved in the Universal Studios ride, the animated series, and even directed the behind the scenes documentaries for the sequels). Here are some of the things I talked to Peyton Reed about:
- His first attempt trying to direct a Marvel film in 2003 with a Fantastic Four adaptation that never happened
- Ant-Man looks like it has the most VFX shots out of any of the Marvel films, But it does’t
- How they made the microscopic scenes so photorealistic
- What he believes he brought to the movie that wasn’t in Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish‘s draft
- Why other Marvel characters were added to the story (possible spoiler warning, although its shown in tv commercials and trailers)
- How Peyton ended up doing voice work on episodes of Beavis and Butthead
- Will he be involved in any of the Back to the Future 30th Anniversary festivities
- How Did Marty McFly influence Ant-Man
You can read about all of that and much more in my Peyton Reed Ant-Man interview, after the jump.
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