Big Mouth Recap

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, the voice cast of the Netflix animated series Big Mouth recaps the first season for those who want to catch up. Plus, director Damien Chazelle breaks down a scene from First Man, and Bad Times at the El Royale star Dakota Johnson sits down for a lie detector test interview. Read More »

the girl in the spider's web title

Those avidly following movie news probably know at this point that The Girl in the Spider’s Web is a sequel to the 2011 David Fincher film The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo — only with a different director, star, and cast. It’s a tad confusing, but Claire Foy‘s punk haircut and dragon tattoo should be enough to communicate that to audiences right? Maybe not for Sony, which just gave The Girl in the Spider’s Web title a makeover that makes it the runner-up for worst title ever.

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The Girl in the Spider's Web

Yesterday, Sony invited us to their studio lot to see some early footage from The Girl in the Spider’s Web, the newest entry in the Dragon Tattoo franchise. Afterward, co-writer/director Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe) and star Claire Foy (who won an Emmy the night before for her work on The Crown) joined us for a Q&A to talk about the look of the movie, the intensity of the film’s hacker protagonist Lisbeth Salander, a sex scene that was removed from the film, Foy’s feelings about playing the role in the midst of the #MeToo movement, and much more. Read More »

the girl in the spider's web trailer

Update: We have added the very different international trailer to the post. You can watch it below.

The marketing so far for The Girl in the Spider’s Web have been all about the titular “Girl,” Lisbeth Salander, played in this latest film by The Crown‘s Claire Foy. It’s a smart move, since the role originated by Noomi Rapace in the Swedish films and Rooney Mara in David Fincher’s acclaimed U.S. remake has left big boots to fill for the Emmy-nominated actress.

But the newest The Girl in the Spider’s Web trailer finally introduces us to Lisbeth’s complex web of allies, including the familiar journalist Mikael Blomkvist, played by an unfamiliar face.

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first man review

Damien Chazelle‘s Neil Armstrong biopic First Man features exciting sequences and wonderful performances from Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy. But this space adventure never really gets off the ground.

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first man early buzz

La La Land and Whiplash director Damien Chazelle has launched another stunner with First Man. The highly anticipated Neil Armstrong biopic starring Ryan Gosling as the historic NASA astronaut made its debut at the Venice International Film Festival, where it was met with rapturous reception.

See what critics have to say about in our round-up of the First Man early buzz.

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Helena Bonham Carter The Crown

Update: Netflix has released the first photo of Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret in The Crown season 3. Read on for our previous coverage about the first photo of Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II.

Netflix’s regal series The Crown is shaking things up for season 3. Rather than apply make-up to the original cast to make them appear older during the passage of time, everyone has been recast, including lead Claire FoyBroadchurch actress Olivia Colman now steps into the role of Queen Elizabeth II, and you can see the first look of her in character below.

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the crown season 3 cast

The Crown season 3 continues to fill out its cast as it jumps forward in time. The Exorcist actor Ben Daniels is the latest addition, taking on the role of Lord Snowdon. Matthew Goode played the character as a younger man in The Crown season 2.

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First Man Trailer

The story of Neil Armstrong (first dude on the moon; you might’ve heard of him) gets the biopic treatment in First Man. La La Land director Damien Chazelle re-teams with Ryan Gosling for the film, which also stars Claire Foy. Watch the First Man trailer below.

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The Girl In The Spider's Web Trailer

Update: A second (and completely different) trailer has arrived online.

Lisbeth Salander, aka The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, is back, and she’s got a whole new look. The Crown actress Claire Foy steps into the role for the new film The Girl In The Spider’s Web, which draws inspiration from Stieg Larsson‘s Millennium trilogy. Watch the Girl In The Spider’s Web trailer below.

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