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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, find out why movies and TV shows from different studios and networks consistently used the same brand of fake cigarettes. Plus, learn how a pop medley scene in Trolls World Tour came together with songs from the likes of the Spice Girls and Baha Men, and Star Wars franchise legend Anthony Daniels reads a story out of the Star Wars: Galactic Adventures Storybook Collection. Read More »

Curb Your Enthusiasm Larry David

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Series: Curb Your Enthusiasm

Where You Can Stream It: HBO Go/HBO Now

The Pitch: Television writer Larry David, playing a fictionalized version of himself, bumbles his way through modern day Los Angeles, hanging out with his wife (Cheryl Hines) and manager (Jeff Garlin) and often letting his bristling personality get him into ludicrous (and hilarious) situations. It’s basically HBO’s version of Seinfeld, but about a real-life George Costanza. Oh, and there’s a seemingly endless parade of recognizable faces (a young Melissa McCarthy! Ted Danson! Martin Scorsese!) and most of the dialogue is improv’d within a loose outline for each episode.

Why It’s Essential Viewing: I’m incredibly late to the party on this show – twenty years late, in fact. Curb is currently in its 10th season (it took some long breaks between seasons), but my wife and I have just started to catch up with it over the past couple of months and have found that, at least in the early seasons, it’s been an incredibly helpful distraction from [flails arms, Larry David-style] all of this. Read More »

Curb Your Enthusiasm season 10 trailer

Twenty years ago, Curb Your Enthusiasm aired on HBO as a one-off comedy special. But it’s since evolved into one of the network’s longest-running series (even though there were often years between seasons). Now creator/star Larry David is back for a tenth season, and the newest trailer shows off even more of his petty, hilarious antics. Check it out below. Read More »

Curb Your Enthusiasm season 10 trailer

It’s been two years since the ninth season of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm came to an end, but fans of Larry David‘s caustic, uncomfortable, and very funny comedy series have grown accustomed to long waits between seasons. But that wait is almost over, because a new trailer for the tenth season is here and it promises that new episodes will arrive next month. Watch Larry become flummoxed by a toaster in the trailer below.
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Green Band Trailer

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?

This week we get on a dinosaur with Hitler, dissect one of the most heinous and active media figures of our time, feel empathy towards the less fortunate, get caught up with J.B. Smoove on the set of Curb Your Enthusiasm, and explore both sides of our sexuality. Read More »

curb your enthusiasm season 9 trailer

Curb Your Enthusiasm is back, and it’s essentially the same as it was when the HBO comedy went off the air six years ago.

While 2011 seems long ago enough to warrant one of those revivals that every popular show seems to be undergoing nowadays, Curb Your Enthusiasm is eschewing all fancy “revival” terms and “fresh” approaches to deliver some good, old-fashioned cantankerous comedy gold with its ninth season.

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long shot trailer

You should take everything you read in the IMDB trivia pages with a fistful of salt, but one piece of information has stuck with me in the decade or so since I first read it. Curb Your Enthusiasm saved a man’s life. Literally. Because this man was arrested for a murder he didn’t commit and was facing the death penalty and the only hope of clearing his name meant the producers of HBO’s comedy series finding him in b-roll footage they filmed at Dodger Stadium at the time of the crime. Now that’s trivia worth knowing.

And now, this trivia tidbit has become a new documentary called Long Shot, which is set to premiere at the Telluride Film Festival before making its way to Netflix next month.

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Curb Your Enthusiasm season 9 teaser

The wait for more Curb Your Enthusiasm is almost over. Come this fall, Larry David will be back in action and handling hilarious confrontations over the course of 10 new episodes. In the six years since season 8, it looks like Larry David hasn’t changed much.

Below, watch the Curb Your Enthusiasm season 9 teaser.

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Curb Your Enthusiasm season 9 teaser

HBO began its TCA panel for the long-awaited ninth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm with a clip reel of Larry David’s upcoming frustrations. Let’s kick this off with a look at some of the highlights, shall we?

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Curb Your Enthusiasm season 9 teaser

It’s been too long since we’ve seen Larry David creating or finding trouble. The wait will soon be over, because David’s HBO series, Curb Your Enthusiasm, is returning on October 1. Following a six-year break, ten new episodes are coming our way.

Below, watch the Curb Your Enthusiasm season 9 teaser.

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