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, get some laughs from watching a gag reel from the hilarious, wacky comedy Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar. Plus, get a look at the first table read for Spike Lee‘s outstanding war drama Da 5 Bloods and see how the script compares to the scenes in the final cut. And finally, listen to Borat Subsequent Moviefilm co-star Maria Bakalova look back on two pivotal scenes in the sequel. Read More »
Every now and then, we’ll see a new movie based on characters from the sketches of Saturday Night Live. We got MacGruber in 2010, and before that it was The Ladies Man in 2000. So here we are in a new decade, and it’s about time we had another SNL movie. Though there’s nothing official coming from the late night sketch show, the new comedy Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar starring Kristen Wiig and Bridesmaids co-writer Annie Mumolo feels like an SNL movie that escaped from another dimension, and I think I’m totally on board for it. Read More »
In May, we wrote about how the Fox TV adaptation of Richard Donner’s 1987 action comedy Lethal Weapon fired one of its stars. Actor Clayne Crawford was accused of “emotional abuse and creating a hostile environment” on the show’s set, and he was quickly replaced with American Pie star Seann William Scott, who will play a new character opposite Damon Wayans‘ returning Roger Murtaugh.
Now a new Lethal Weapon season 3 trailer shows Scott and Wayans together at last, quipping and jumping their way through the upcoming premiere episode. Read More »
Damon Wayans Jr. will star in the Singularity pilot from producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. FX won a bidding war for the AI comedy last August, which was around the time Rogen announced the project. The story depicts a future when artificial intelligence has far exceeded human intelligence.
Below, learn about the Seth Rogen AI comedy.
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Posted on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 by Angie Han
As we head into the final quarter of the year, Disney is bringing us one last Marvel movie. Big Hero 6 is the venerable studio’s first animated Marvel adventure, which means it’s the film we’ve been waiting for pretty much since the moment Disney bought Marvel.
Ryan Potter leads the voice cast as young robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada. When his hometown, the futuristic city of San Fransokyo, is threatened, he assembles a superhero team to save the day. Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, and T.J. Miller also star. Watch the new Big Hero 6 trailer plus some more images after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, July 14th, 2014 by Angie Han
After months of hints and clues, Disney has finally revealed the full voice cast for Big Hero 6, the studio’s first animated Marvel feature. Ryan Potter will lead as robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who assembles the titular team, while Scott Adsit will voice his robot BFF Baymax. T.J. Miller, Damon Wayans Jr., Maya Rudolph, and Alan Tudyk are also among the cast.
After the jump, get the rest of the lineup, plus new images of the Big Hero 6 and character descriptions for most of them.
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In Let’s Be Cops, two friends discover a new (and highly illegal) way to get attention from the opposite sex. Two friends, one a douche and the other kind of a dork, dress up as cops for a costume party. They find, however, that people think they’re actually cops. And the reaction is pretty positive — especially from women who like a guy in uniform. And then things get messy. This new Let’s Be Cops red-band trailer shows how a couple real cops mistake the guys for officers, and the two dudes end up trying to solve an actual crime.
Luke Greenfield directed Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson in the lead roles, while Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev, James D’Arcy and Andy Garcia round out the cast. Watch the new trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, April 24th, 2014 by Angie Han
Hollywood is littered with films about cops who refuse to play by the book, and are threatened with losing their badges as a result. But cops who never got the book in the first place, because they never actually had badges to begin with? That’s different.
In the new trailer for Let’s Be Cops, New Girl roommates Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. play a pair of BFFs who dress as police officers for a costume party. When their fake outfits get them mistaken for real cops, they quickly discover that they enjoy the respect and excitement that comes with their (phony) new jobs. Watch the video after the jump.
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This Let’s Be Cops red-band trailer makes the film out to be more of a comedy sketch than a movie. Here we see two friends, played by Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson, guys who have stalled out in their early ’30s, at a loss for outfits for a costume party. They dress as cops, and then find that they really like when people assume they really are cops. Especially when those “people” are women who might want to have sex with them, or children that can be intimidated.
And that… pretty much seems to be the movie. Sure, there’s probably also a life lesson or two and maybe something about personal growth. But this red-band trailer is all about the joke concept and nothing else. At least Keegan Michael Key shows up. Check out the trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 by Angie Han
It’s a weirdly good time for ’90s kids, as Uncle Jesse and Carmen Sandiego plot their returns. After the jump:
- Uncle Jesse’s band from Full House will reunite
- The elusive Carmen Sandiego may return to PBS
- American Dad is moving from Fox to TBS
- James Franco will drop by The Mindy Project
- Damon Wayans Jr. is returning to New Girl
- Ray Donovan and True Blood get renewed
- Here’s who’ll direct Game of Thrones next season
- Check out a new trailer for Boardwalk Empire
- Breaking Bad teasers and stills show lots of glares
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