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, a new video essay from Patrick (H) Willems looks back at the films of Clerks and Chasing Amy director Kevin Smith to see how they hold up after all these years. Plus, Harry Potter franchise star Daniel Radcliffe runs the gauntlet of spice on a new episode of Hot Ones, and an epidemiologist reviews how realistic zombie virus movies and TV shows like World War Z and The Walking Dead are. Read More »
If you’re a Kevin Smith fan, then you probably already know about the fake fast food chain called Mooby’s. After first appearing in Dogma back in 1999, the restaurant was the primary setting for Clerks II, and it also appeared in both Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. But soon, you’ll be able to get food from Mooby’s yourself, and you can support a good cause too.
Today, Kevin Smith announced that he’s teaming up with Derek Berry and the team that brought the Saved By the Max and Good Burger pop-up restaurants to Los Angeles to create a Mooby’s pop-up restaurant inspired by his movies. However, you don’t have to wait for the place to open before you can enjoy some Mooby’s meals, because Smith is teaming up with Postmates to offer a preview run of food through delivery, all in support of No Us Without You, a fundraiser that provides food for families of undocumented restaurant workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More »
As you probably know by now, Gallery 1988 will be holding their third annual pop culture art show Crazy4Cult 3D from July 16th to August 8th in Los Angeles. Over the past couple weeks we’ve featured a couple of the fantastic art that will be on display at the show, including Jeff Boyes’ take on Luc Besson’s 1994 film The Professional, Jim Horwat’s Back to the Future Tribute, Tom Whalen’s Army of Darkness, Dave Perillo’s Goonies board game, Keith Noordzy’s Al of the Dead and Daniel Rizzolo’s Pee-Wee Herman-inspired “I’m a Loner, a Rebal”, Tom Whalen’s UHF poster and epic art parodying 19 cult film references by Dan Lydersen.
The piece above is by Nathan Stapley, and is titled The Founding Members Of The Society of In Control Time Travelers. See more of Nathan’s art on his blog. Prints will be available for $50. Seven more pieces from the art exhibition are available for your viewing pleasure after the jump.
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