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, director Craig Gillespie gives us a closer look at a scene from the Oscar-nominated I, Tonya. Plus, relive the lightsaber battle from Star Wars: The Last Jedi as a 16-bit video game, and watch the first promo for the live Oscars broadcast coming in just under a month. Read More »
In I, Tonya, Margot Robbie gives one of the year’s best performances playing disgraced Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding, whose career fell completely apart when she was implicated in an attack against her competitor Nancy Kerrigan. A new I, Tonya clip shows Robbie’s Harding as she prepares for a competition, and all the emotional trauma that comes with it.
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The shocking truth behind the tabloid story of Olympic Figure Skater Tonya Harding comes to life in the darkly comedic I, Tonya. Margot Robbie goes for the gold, playing the disgraced Harding as she struggles to fit into a world that refuses to accept her. A new I, Tonya red band trailer gives us an up close and personal look at Craig Gillespie‘s new film.
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Margot Robbie goes for gold in her performance as the disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding in I, Tonya.
The darkly humorous, slightly irreverent take on the Olympics story that took over gossip rags everywhere in the ’90s, I, Tonya tries to get to the “truth” of the stranger-than-fiction tale of an accomplished skater who — alongside her ex-husband Jeff Gillooly (Sebastian Stan) — was accused of plotting an attack against her competitor Nancy Kerrigan (Caitlin Carver). But is truth really all that important, asks the new teaser trailer for I, Tonya?
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Watch your kneecaps – I, Tonya is going for the gold. I’m talking about Oscar gold, that is, as the official release date for Craig Gillespie‘s satirical look at the fallen figure skater’s life is proof-positive that the filmmakers are hoping for some award season love. See the details of the I, Tonya release date below.
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In the 1990s, the story of figure skater Tonya Harding dominated the early days of the 24-hour news cycle. It was the testing ground for where news was headed, away from reporting and into gossip. It would be repeated tenfold by the O.J. Simpson trial, which came after the Harding incident was dying down. By then, the media was learning a valuable lesson: everyone loves a juicy story with a lot of dirt.
Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya trades in gossip, but it also wants to get to the truth. The truth that many people probably don’t even know. For most people, Tonya Harding is little more than a punchline. I, Tonya wants to remind you she’s also a person. Read More »
So far, The Finest Hours is one of the biggest box office bombs of the year. Disney expected a loss of $75 million on the Craig Gillespie-directed drama. That miss followed up his Fright Night remake and Million Dollar Arm — two studio movies that, like The Finest Hours, also underperformed. It appears as if none of these misfires are slowing Gillespie down, though, because the Lars and the Real Girl director has just signed on to helm I, Tonya, the biopic about disgraced ice skater Tonya Harding.
Below, learn more about the project, which will star Margot Robbie.
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Next week brings the release of Disney’s high seas rescue drama The Finest Hours, and the film is getting a release in IMAX 3D for the most immersive experience possible. The only way it could be more immersive is if the people working at the theater kept dumping buckets of water on you. That way you can be just as wet as Chris Pine and Casey Affleck will be in this movie about what is being called the most daring Coast Guard rescue mission ever. If you need anymore convincing to see the movie, check out a four-minute IMAX trailer for the movie after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 by Angie Han
At a time when our big-screen heroes typically come packaged with extraordinary abilities or cutting-edge gadgets or mystical prophecies, Craig Gillespie‘s The Finest Hours looks like a throwback. It’s a no-frills tale of heroism, made all the more remarkable by the fact that these incredible events actually too place. In 1952, a brutal nor’easter savaged New England, smashing apart an oil tanker called the SS Pendleton and leaving over 30 sailors stranded at sea. Back on the Massachusetts shore, the Coast Guard got word of the disaster, and a small team of men bravely risked their own lives to help. The incident is still considered one of the greatest rescues in Coast Guard history.
In November 2014, I had the opportunity to visit the set of The Finest Hours along with a few other journalists. We spoke with a few of the talents involved, including director Gillespie, stars Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Kyle Gallner, and John Magaro, and producers Jim Whitaker and Dorothy Aufiero. After the jump, find out what we learned on the set of The Finest Hours. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 by Angie Han
Jack Ryan, Star Trek, and now Wonder Woman star Chris Pine is no stranger to hero roles, but there’s something a little different about his next one. The Finest Hours stars Pine as real-life figure Bernie Webber, who on a bitterly cold winter day in 1952 led one of the greatest rescues in the history of the U.S. Coast Guard. And that’s without the aid of sci-fi gadgets, superpowered buddies, or a novelist’s imagination, mind you.
Webber is an old-fashioned kind of leading man in an old-fashioned kind of movie — one that, according to Pine, rejects modern cynicism in favor of simple, decent earnestness. The new Finest Hours trailer aims to highlight these men’s brave deeds, while keeping them grounded in a relatable sort of humanity. Check out the new Finest Hours trailer — and then read our on-set interviews with Pine and director Craig Gillespie — after the jump.
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