2021 Oscars Highlights

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 at 2021 Oscars highlights from the 93rd Academy Awards that aired last night on ABC. See how the format was initially shaken up by Steven Soderbergh, Stacey Sher and Jesse Collins, and see some of the best speeches of the night from the winners. Plus, check out a viral moment featuring Glenn Close, and be puzzled by the unnecessarily speedy In Memoriam segment honoring the Hollywood greats that we lost over the past year. Read More »

Saturday Night Live April 2021 Hosts

Saturday Night Live is gearing up to kick off three back-to-back episodes starting on March 27. NBC already announced that Maya Rudolph will be returning to SNL again as host, after making several recent guest appearances as Vice President Kamala Harris. But today, the network also revealed Oscar nominees Daniel Kauuya and Carey Mulligan will be hosting the sketch series for the first time in April. Read More »

2021 Golden Globes Video Highlights

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 at some of the highlights from the 78th Golden Globe Awards, which aired on NBC last night. Despite Tina Fey and Amy Poehler doing their best, the virtual ceremony had plenty of hiccups. But there were still some moments worth checking out, especially when it comes to the speeches from the winners. Check out the 2021 Golden Globes video highlights below. Read More »

new jordan peele movie cast

This is going to be one of those stories – the type where we have almost zero information to report to you, but it’s worth reporting anyway. Here’s the deal: Jordan Peele is making a new movie. It has a release date: July 2022. And now it has a star: Keke Palmer, whose credits include HustlersScream QueensBerlin Station, and more. In addition to that, Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya might join the cast, too. And that’s really all we know, folks! We don’t know the movie’s title, we don’t know what the movie is about, and we definitely don’t know who Keke Palmer is playing. The same goes for Kaluuya, assuming he joins the cast. Sometimes that’s just how these stories go.

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judas and the black messiah review

“A badge is scarier than a gun.” So says William O’Neal, a Black man who sits in an interrogation room, bloodied and bruised. It’s the 1960s, and O’Neal has just been caught trying to boost a car while impersonating an FBI agent – and the crime could spell the end of his life as he knows it. His words ring true – he knows he doesn’t need to pull a weapon to frighten African Americans into submission; the threat of a lawman with unchecked power is far more terrifying. O’Neal’s attempt at car robbery sets him on a path towards destruction. He stays out of prison – but his freedom is gone.

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Judas and the Black Messiah Trailer new

Time for another great trailer for Judas and the Black Messiah, the film that tells the story of how the FBI targeted Black Panther leader Fred Hampton. Directed by Shaka KingJudas and the Black Messiah is expected to be an awards season contender, and the movie just got added to the 2021 Sundance Film Festival line-up to boot. The story focuses on how FBI informant William O’Neal (LaKeith Stanfield) infiltrated the Black Panthers to get close to Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya).

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A Christmas Carol trailer

There have been dozens of movie adaptations of Charles Dickens’ classic story A Christmas Carol (with even more to come), but here’s one that puts a new spin on things.

Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Carey Mulligan (Never Let Me Go), Martin Freeman (The Hobbit), and more are featured in a new reimagining which tells the familiar story through “the magical fusion of modern dance and the spoken word.” And it’s coming to U.S. theaters this holiday season. Check out the trailer below. Read More »

Daniel Kauuya to Star in The Upper World Movie

Daniel Kaluuya‘s career skyrocketed after starring in Jordan Peele’s incredible horror movie Get Out. Since then, he’s been relegated to key supporting roles in the likes of Black Panther and Widows, and an unfortunately overlooked but fantastic lead performance in Queen & Slim. But Netflix might be able to help Daniel Kaluuya get more attention since they’ve just picked up the movie rights to an adaptation of Femi Fadugba‘s debut sci-fi young adult novel The Upper World, in which the actor is slated to star and produce. Read More »

Judas and the Black Messiah Trailer

Judas and the Black Messiah tells the story of Fred Hampton, chairman of the Black Panther Party, and how he was betrayed by William O’Neal, a petty criminal forced by the FBI to infiltrate the Panthers and sow discord within Hampton’s movement. Daniel Kaluuya plays Hampton and LaKeith Stanfield is O’Neal, with Shaka King directing in his feature directorial debut and Ryan Coogler producing. And man oh man, is this one of the best trailers you’re going to watch this year.

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New Barney Movie

Do you remember Barney & Friends? The educational children’s series ran from 1992 to 2009 and focused on a group of kids who learned valuable lessons in sing-song from a big purple tyrannosaurs rex named Barney, who was really just part of their imagination. The show has been off the air for a decade, but Mattel Films is keen on bringing Barney back into the pop culture scene with an all-new live-action movie, and for some reason, Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya is producing it with them. What?! Read More »