Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory SNL Sketch

A new Saturday Night Live aired over the weekend, the first of three episodes closing out 2018 with a bang. First-time host Claire Foy (The Girl in the Spider’s Web, First Man) was a satisfying guest during a solid episode of the series, which featured two sketches that were very much lined up with our interests and deserved to be singled out.

First up, SNL created a commercial for Netflix and their seemingly endless creation of new streaming content each and every day, including a tease at some of their upcoming projects. But the real treat is a new take on Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, which explores the more disturbing side of living with in a house where all four of your grandparents sleep together  in the same bed. Read More »

Claire Foy Hosted Saturday Night Live

Claire Foy has only recently found fame in the United States thanks to her starring role in The Crown, not to mention leading The Girl in the Spider’s Web and a pivotal supporting role in First Man. But she brought her acting skills to Studio 8H in an impressive way for her hosting debut on Saturday Night Live, doing what great hosts do by blending in with the rest of the cast. She wasn’t always given much to do in some of the sketches, but the ones that did benefited greatly from her presence.

So let’s dig into the best and worst sketches of the Claire Foy hosted Saturday Night Live.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Accepts the Mark Twain Prize

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, Julia Louis-Dreyfus accepts the prestigious 2018 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Plus, take a look back at some of the original cinematic universes that came together before the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and listen as Claire Foy takes a look back at the memorable characters she’s played in her career so far. Read More »

Jason Momoa Hosting Saturday Night Live

There are only three more episodes of Saturday Night Live to come in 2018, and NBC has announced the final three hosts of the year, and it’s quite the line-up of talent.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web star Claire Foy was already announced to host this weekend’s December 1 episode, but two more hosts for the December 8 and December 15 episodes have been announced, and they should be pretty fun. Read More »

josh singer interview

First Man isn’t an average biopic. Damien Chazellle‘s drama is not a collection of CliffsNotes or an aggrandizing portrait of its subject, the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong, who’s played with steel and vulnerability by Ryan Gosling. For a story as sprawling as the race to the moon, Chazelle and screenwriter Josh Singer crafted a thrillingly stripped down, point of view-driven, and as Singer says, repetitive and frustrating story more about loss than victory.

The emphasis on character and mood, not just major events and facts we all know, is a breath of fresh air in the time of the year where we generally sit through mind-numbing and by-the-numbers bio films. Those movies tend to be very easily digestible and risk-adverse stories, but First Man, on the other hand, is uncompromising in its vision and willing to challenge its audience. The journey for Neil Armstrong wasn’t easy, so why would the movie be? It’s another unshakable experience from Chazelle and screenwriter Josh Singer, who won an Academy Award for co-writing Spotlight.

Singer recently told us about his collaboration with the La La Land director, his tireless research and depicting the moon landing, and the haunting final image of First Man.

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The Girl in the Spider's Web Clip

Even though the end of the year brings plenty of awards season titles to the table, that doesn’t mean everything else goes into hiding. There are still plenty of movies coming over the next couple months bringing chills, thrills, excitement and laughs. The release of Sony’s The Girl in the Spider’s Web, a reboot of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo franchise, might be a little light on the latter when it hits theaters in a couple weeks. But a new clip shows it will have plenty of suspense and action. Plus, who knows, maybe there’s a chance Claire Foy could land an Oscar nomination.

Watch The Girl in the Spider’s Web clip below. Read More »

girl in the spider's web reviews

The girl with the dragon tattoo is back. Director Fede Alvarez, who captivated audiences with the suspenseful thriller Don’t Breath a couple years ago, is behind The Girl in the Spider’s Web, a sequel to David Fincher’s 2011 Dragon Tattoo remake. This time, The Crown star Claire Foy plays hacker Lisbeth Salander, and she’s earning much of the praise from critics in the first batch of reviews.

Find out what they’re saying about the film in our early buzz round-up below. Read More »

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 »