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, Honest Trailers throws some jabs at the worst Star Wars spin-offs, such as the Star Wars Holiday Special. Plus, James Corden turns a few movies into inappropriate musical (yes, that’s Dan Stevens as Travis Bickle from Taxi Driver above), and a video essay explores the absurdist philosophy of Charlie Kaufman‘s film Synecdoche, New York. Read More »
Ever since he managed to do the impossible and adapt the Coen Brother’s Oscar-winning movie Fargo into a terrific TV series for FX, I’ve been patiently waiting to see what Noah Hawley would do in the world of movies. After a brief flirtation with Universal’s Dark Universe (RIP, we barely knew ye) and creating the brain-melting series Legion, Hawley lined up his feature directing debut, an astronaut drama called Pale Blue Dot. Now he’s bringing his Legion star along for the ride – Dan Stevens has just signed on play a supporting part.
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Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley‘s mind-bending superhero series Legion is returning in just a few days, and today FX Networks released a new teaser and featurette that gives us a glimpse at the fragmented mystery of the upcoming second season. Check out the new Legion season 2 first look below. Read More »
How do you recap a TV show as surreal and strange as Legion? Even FX’s Legion season 1 recap questions its own reality. And subsequently fails to answer any of those questions.
The mind-bending X-Men series returns for its second season in a month, but even fans who have been watching it since the beginning would have trouble describing what it’s about. The premise is simple enough, to be sure: David Haller (Dan Stevens), a mutant who believed he had schizophrenia, is spirited off to a facility for people like him. But from there, that’s where things get weird.
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Get ready to get weird all over again: Legion season 2 is coming this spring. The hit FX series will return for an all-new mind-blowing season very soon.
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While the union of the Justice League only just happened on the big screen for the first time last month, their darker, fantasy counterparts from Justice League Dark have been in development for years. The project has gone through several directors, including Guillermo del Toro a little while back and most recently Edge of Tomorrow helmer Doug Liman, but it’s currently without a director as a new script from Housebound scribe Gerard Johnstone is being written right now. However, as we wait to see what happens with the DC Comics property, we can imagine what it might have been like if another filmmaker ended up getting hired for the job.
Joseph Kahn is best known for directing music videos for the likes of Taylor Swift, Eminem, Katy Perry and Britney Spears. More recently he directed the acclaimed rap battle indie film Bodied, but at one point, Kahn was in the running to director Justice League Dark, and he recently revealed some of the concept art that was part of his pitch.
Check out the Justice League Dark concept art revealed by Joseph Kahn below. Read More »
Chadwick Boseman can’t seem to get enough of playing prolific black historical figures in biopics.
After putting on his dancing shoes as James Brown in Get On Up, Boseman’s latest turn is as the first African-American Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in the simply titled Marshall, when he was just a strapping young lawyer who can punch guys. It’s nice to see that the Black Panther training is paying off.
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Dan Stevens is having a phenomenal year. He starred in the wildly creative and imaginative FX series, Legion, which got picked up for a second season. He also co-starred in one of the best films of the year so far, Colossal, and was loved by millions in Beauty & the Beast, a movie that made over a billion dollars. He also starred in another film, Kill Switch, which came out earlier this year. He only worked on it for four days, despite being the star.
Below, learn how he did it.
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Back before Disney’s live-action remake of their 1992 animated adaptation Beauty and the Beast hit theaters, Honest Trailers delivered a mockery of the contemporary classic musical from the House of Mouse. But now that the updated version of Beauty and the Beast is available on home video, Honest Trailers has returned to give Emma Watson and Dan Stevens a hard time.
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Film sets are ridiculous places. You have dozens (and depending on the day, possibly hundreds) of crew members gathered around a set while actors put on costumes and play pretend. Green screens must be ignored – they will look like an actual background when all is said and done. That CGI monster will be added in post – for now, just pretend to to run away from it. The set only extends as far as the frame – tilt the camera a half inch and you’ll see craft services.
Making any movie is a weird and arduous process, but making a big-budget fantasy movie is even weirder and more arduous. And in the case of Beauty and the Beast, it meant Dan Stevens having to wear the most ridiculous motion capture suit imaginable…and Emma Watson having to look him in the face and not giggle. A new featurette from the upcoming home video release of the film offers a peek at this process and it’s an amusing reminder that all movies look completely ludicrous until they’re done.
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