Creating Harry Potter Creatures

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, take a look behind the scenes at the design and special effects that went into creating the various creatures from the Harry Potter franchise. Plus, listen as director Kitao Sakurai and the cast of Bad Trip explain how they pulled off some of the best pranks in the movie. And finally, watch the cast of Raya and the Last Dragon bring their characters to life in the recording booth. Read More »

Stowaway Trailer

We’ve seen plenty of space missions gone wrong in the movies, whether it’s from technical malfunctions or grotesque space monsters. In Netflix’s new drama Stowaway, it’s a life support engineer who was somehow accidentally trapped in the ship before takeoff and inadvertently causes a mission to Mars to be thrown off course, creating a survival drama millions of miles from Earth. Read More »

Stowaway images and details

When a three-person expedition to Mars discovers that a fourth person is unexpectedly on board their spacecraft, a moral quandary is tossed into an already-dangerous situation and the entire mission becomes an even more intense fight for survival. That’s the gist of Stowaway, a new Netflix sci-fi thriller that stars Toni Collette (Hereditary) as the ship’s captain, Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect) as a medical researcher, Daniel Dae Kim (Lost) as a biologist, and Shamier Anderson (Wynonna Earp) as the title character. Get some more details about the series as well as the first batch of Stowaway images from Netflix below.
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Stowaway

Netflix has picked up Stowaway, a sci-fi film featuring Anna Kendrick (A Simple Favor, Pitch Perfect), Toni Collette (Velvet Buzzsaw, Hereditary), Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-O, Lost, Always Be My Maybe), and Shamier Anderson (Race, Destroyer). The Joe Penna-directed movie involves a mission to Mars gone wrong. Netflix will release the pic in the US, UK, Australia/New Zealand, India, Latin America, Africa, and select other countries in Asia and Europe.

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Guardians of the Galaxy - Special Effects Make-Up Explained

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 special effects make-up artist explains some of the techniques used on movies like The Wizard of Oz, The Godfather, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Guardians of the Galaxy, and more. Plus, check out the revival of the Superman radio show from DC FanDome this past weekend, and see how Kevin James screwed up a take on the set of Good Will Hunting. Read More »

asian american heist film

Daniel Dae Kim and Randall Park may have played romantic rivals to steal Ali Wong’s heart in Always Be My Maybe, but they’re teaming up to steal something of even more value in an Asian-American heist film for Amazon Studios. The Korean-American hunks are leading an a yet-untitled Asian-American heist film that will be penned by screenwriter Young Il Kim, who has worked on Showtime’s Billions and wrote the Black List script Rodham. Amazon Studios outbid several studios and streamers for the pitch.

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James Hong

James Hong is an all-time great Hollywood “that guy.” You might not know him by name, but you’ve definitely seen his work: he’s been in more movies and TV shows than just about anyone, including classics like Chinatown, Blade Runner, Seinfeld, Airplane!, Big Trouble in Little China, and many more.

Fellow actor Daniel Dae Kim (Lost, Hawaii Five-0) thinks Hong deserves more recognition for his contributions to the world of entertainment, so he has raised over $50,000 to try to get Hong his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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tether

Daniel Dae Kim and his 3AD production company are joining forces with Amazon for Tether, a ghost story from writers Kevin Hamedani and Travis Betz. The series follows the ghost of a woman trying to save her kidnapped son and husband, and that’s certainly a twist on your average ghost story. Kim will executive produce the show, which is currently in development.

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always be my maybe trailer

Ali Wong might be a genius. Not only is she being romanced by Randall Park in the upcoming Netflix rom-com Always Be My Maybe, but she has multiple suitors played by Daniel Dae Kim and, surprise, Keanu Reeves. A wild John Wick appeared in the new trailer for Always By My Maybe, looking fresh in a crushed velvet jacket and some hipster specs. Watch the new Always Be My Maybe trailer to receive the best gift for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

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mirai english voice cast

GKIDS has landed a talented set of actors for the Mirai English voice cast. The latest Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars) film, Mirai is a critically acclaimed surreal family drama that has already made waves at the Cannes Film Festival and the Japanese box office. Now, Mirai is heading to U.S. theaters with a star-studded English voice cast lead by John Cho, Rebecca Hall, and Daniel Dae Kim.

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