Blindspotting review

HBO Max is still a new streaming service, but it already has several titles flying the coop as June rolls over into July. So act quickly and watch these flicks! These are the best movies leaving HBO Max in July 2020

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Mission: Impossible Stunts

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 as a stuntwoman reviews and explains how some stunts were pulled off for action movies like Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and blockbuster sci-fi comedies like Ghostbusters: Answer the Call. Plus, see how a scene from Disney’s Tangled compare to the storyboards used to plan it, and hear about the letter Conan O’Brien left on Mike Myers desk during his early days at Saturday Night Live. Read More »

Stuntmen React to Casino Royale

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, Corridor Crew brings in Jesse LaFlair, the Tony Hawk of parkour, to talk about stunt sequences from Casino Royale and more. Plus, check out an Indiegogo pitch for a live-action Scooby-Doo series in the vein of Riverdale and Supernatural, and listen to Anthony Mackie look back at his career in conjunction with his arrival in the second season of Altered Carbon on Netflix. Read More »

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me - Movie Injuries

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, listen as an emergency physician analyzes injuries in movies like John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, Titanic, Casino Royale, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, and more. Plus, each type of starfighter from the Star Wars franchise is explained by Lucasfilm experts, and Saturday Night Live cast members Beck Bennett and Kyle Mooney participate in a fan Q&A session. Read More »

Star Wars The Clone Wars - Anakin Skywalker

The weather is finally getting warmer, and that means more time outside. But you can always set aside part of your day for a little bit of Netflix. Thankfully, there’s not a mass exodus of TV shows and movies leaving Netflix, but we’ve picked out some of the ones you might want to watch before they disappear from the library, including a bunch of James Bond titles, an animated series that will disappear from streaming for months, arguably Michael Mann‘s best movie, and more. Read More »

Best Movies Streaming Right Now Casino Royale

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)

It’s time for a fresh batch of streaming titles, hot from the oven. As usual, I’ve scoured the streaming service landscape to bring you back the goods. In this edition, you’ll find the best Bond movie ever, a ground-breaking horror anthology film, a mind-blowing documentary, a strange slasher flick, a wuxia masterpiece, a water-logged action film, and more.

These are the best movies streaming right now, and beyond. Let’s get streaming!

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Singer Chris Cornell Has Died at 52

Chris Cornell Dead

When James Bond returned to the big screen with Daniel Craig in the lead role of Casino Royale in 2006, the new run of 007 movies needed a theme song to bring the franchise into the 21st century the right way. Sony Pictures and MGM called upon Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell‘s signature growling singing voice to make it happen, and he created what I think is one of the better James Bond theme songs of the entire series.

Therefore, we’re sad to report that the rock musician and singer has passed away suddenly at the young age of 52 after performing with Soundgarden in Detroit last night.  Read More »

james bond lawsuit

Completion is often an important facet of one’s fandom: you have all of The Beatles’ studio albums on your iPod, or sitting on your shelf is every novel Virginia Woolf ever wrote, or you own multiple versions Cinema Paradiso. But what if you planned to have everything and you didn’t get what you thought you were paying for?

That’s the core issue of a class action lawsuit brought against MGM Studios and 20th Century Fox by plaintiff Mary Johnson of Washington, who bought the Bond 50: Celebrating Five Decades of Bond DVD box set, and filed the complaint when she realized the set did not include the 1967 film Casino Royale (the one with Woody Allen – yes, you read that correctly) and 1983’s Never Say Never Again. It’s a matter of whether this is necessarily false advertising, as there’s legal precedent for why these films weren’t included. But should these films be included in Bond box sets in the future? And do their very existence say about the 007 series in general?

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guardians of the galaxy opening scene

How a film opens says a lot about its style and tone, and can turn people off or make them sit forward in their seats with curiosity. This week’s big new release, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, has a hard act to follow; its 2014 predecessor had a memorable opening in which hero Peter Quill/Star-Lord dances through an alien world, blasting “Come and Get Your Love” on his old Walkman. As we wait to see if Vol. 2 lives up to the original, let’s look at 15 of the best opening scenes in movies.
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Blonde Bonds and Batmobiles: 7 Times Fans Overreacted

movie fan controversies

Fandom is a group of people united by a shared passion. They all love something enough to follow it, to memorize it, to criticize it, and to get genuinely angry when it lets them down. Fans tend to feel a smidgen of ownership over the movie or TV show or book series that has appropriated so much of their time. In other words, fans tend to overreact. A lot.

And can you blame them? After all, you surely know the feeling. You know what it’s like to watch from outside the bubble as something you love is put through the wringer by creatives who have no idea what the hell they’re doing. When you’re not in the room, when you don’t know the reasoning for a certain casting choice or a certain creative decision, it can be nerve-wracking. What are they doing to the thing that you love?

However, not ever knee-jerk fan reaction has been accurate. Movie fans have recoiled against some truly great ideas and they have recoiled against aspects of films that, in the end, simply didn’t matter. You may very well remember these movie fan controversies. You may have tried to do the wise thing and forget these controversies. As these examples show, sometimes movie fans are the absolute last people you actually want making decisions in the moviemaking process.

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