Going the Distance

(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 Movie: Going the Distance

Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max

The Pitch: Erin (Drew Barrymore) and Garrett (Justin Long) strike sparks during a summer fling in New York City but neither expects it to last once Erin heads home to San Francisco and Garrett remains behind for his Big Apple job. But after six romantic weeks, neither is sure they want it to end. So despite opposing coasts, naysaying friends and family, and unexpected temptations, the couple just might have found something like love. And helped by a lot of texting and late-night phone calls, they might actually go the distance.

Why It’s Essential Viewing: Romantic comedies are mostly predictable and cliched, but every now and then one comes along that perfectly mixes the tropes of Hollywood romance with just the right kind of R-rated comedy and some irresistible chemistry. That’s exactly what happens with Going the Distance, the raunchy yet charming long distance romantic comedy that makes fantastic use of the real-life romance between Drew Barrymore and Justin Long. Read More »

VFX Artists React to TRON

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, see how VFX artists react to the original TRON from 1982 and the sequel TRON Legacy from nearly 30 years later. Plus, Netflix shows off all the Cobra Kai Easter eggs from the first and second season. And finally, Drew Barrymore reunites with her Charlie’s Angels co-star and ex-husband Tom Green. Read More »

Away VFX Breakdown

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 a look at the visual effects used to create the space action of Netflix’s new drama series Away. Plus, watch as Adam Savage shows of the first ever Star Wars lightsaber prop replica he built over 25 years ago. And finally, see watch as Drew Barrymore stages a little Charlie’s Angels reunion with Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu. Read More »

Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy

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, check out the making of Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Trilogy with over an hour of footage from behind the scenes. Plus, watch as Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler reboot 50 First Dates in the hellscape of a year that is 2020. And finally, check out a blooper reel from the fourth season of Lucifer, now available on Netflix. Read More »

The Wedding Singer

(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 Movie: The Wedding Singer

Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max

The Pitch: Flashback to 1985, when Billy Idol was king, fashion was outrageous, and CD players were not only still a thing, but they were only for the rich. This is where we find Adam Sandler as Robbie Hart, a wedding singer who’s about to tie the knot himself. But when he’s left standing at the altar, he falls into a dark depression and has given up all hope of love. Then he meets effervescent Julia Sullivan, a wedding venue server who is about to get married to a douchebro stock broker. What starts as an innocent friendship where Julia needs Robbie’s help navigating the planning of her wedding slowly turns into love in a most charming and funny way.

Why It’s Essential Viewing: It’s no secret that Adam Sandler doesn’t make the kind of quality comedies that he became beloved for throughout the 1990s. During that time, not only did he deliver favorites like Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, and Big Daddy, but he gave us one of the best romantic comedies of the decade. Sparking immediate and undeniable chemistry with an irresistible Drew Barrymore, Sandler is not only hilarious, but effortlessly charming, and the result is a movie that is endlessly entertaining and amusingly uses the nostalgia of the 1980s to great comedic effect. Read More »

Pixar's Human Characters Evolution

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, see how Pixar’s animation of human characters has evolved from their first feature film Toy Story. Plus, listen as a former sniper analyzes and rates sniper scenes from movies like Enemy at the Gates, Shooter, Saving Private Ryan, and more for their realism and accuracy. And see how much heat Drew Barrymore can handle on the latest edition of Hot Ones. Read More »

Santa Clarita Diet Canceled

Almost exactly one month after Netflix’s dark comedy series Santa Clarita Diet debuted its third season, the show starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant has suddenly been canceled. It’s one of several similar casualties at Netflix where a show has been given the axe after only two or three seasons, and while there’s a good reason for that behind the scenes, that’s not going to be good enough for fans who wanted to see the show continue, especially after the third season cliffhanger. Read More »

santa clarita diet season 3 trailer

Anyone order their meal of human flesh with a dose of existential crises? Because that’s what’s on tap for Santa Clarita Diet season 3, which follows husband and undead wife, Joel (Timothy Olyphant) and Sheila (Drew Barrymore), as they consider making the most eternal vow of all: turning Joel into a zombie. It’s just the latest bump in the suburban couple’s marriage as they navigate Sheila’s undead cravings and the arrival of a Hitler sympathizer next door in the hit Netflix series.

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Santa Clarita Diet season 3 premiere date

Santa Clarita Diet, the Netflix comedy where Drew Barrymore can’t stop chowing down on human flesh, is coming back for an all-new darkly comedic season. The series will return to the streaming service in March, and an official Santa Clarita Diet season 3 premiere date has just been released, along with a quick, cute teaser.

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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 what Rick and Morty might be like if it were an anime series. Plus, watch as Drew Barrymore breaks down her career, starting all the way back to her young years on E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, and see all the times Keanu Reeves has said “whoa” on the big screen throughout his career. Read More »