Lord of the Rings with Lightsabers

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, watch the battle sequence in the Mines of Moria from Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring with all the sword blades replaced by lightsabers. Plus, watch as some of Ellen DeGeneres‘ frequent kid guests check out Toy Fair 2020 back in February, and watch as The Eternals star shows off his fridge and gym that helped him get in tight shape for Marvel Studios. Read More »

2020 Golden Globes Videos

The 77th Golden Globes were held yesterday and there were certainly some surprises among the winners during one of Hollywood’s big awards nights. There were some phenomenal speeches from special honorees like Ellen DeGeneres and Tom Hanks, as well as winners like actress Michelle Williams and Parasite director Bong Joon-ho. But perhaps the most buzzed about part of the night was a scathing monologue from host and comedian Ricky Gervais, who pointed fingers at the hypocrisy, sexism and other issues that have run rampant through Hollywood. Watch the 2020 Golden Globes videos below. Read More »

Monsters Inc Storyboard Comparison

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, watch a storyboard breakdown of the climactic, exciting door chase from Pixar Animation’s Monsters Inc., Vanity Fair breaks down everything they learned about Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker, and Tom Hanks answers some burning questions from Ellen DeGeneres. Read More »

Game of Thrones Costume Design

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, learn how the costume design on Game of Thrones creates links between certain characters and conveys a sense of their power in the story in any given season. Next, see what happens when Ellen DeGeneres sends one of her writers to be a cashier at the last remaining Blockbuster Video store in Orgeon, and watch as Stephen Colbert travels into the Veep universe. Read More »

The LEGO Movie 2 Game of Games

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, watch the characters of The LEGO Movie 2 play Ellen’s Game of Games. Plus, watch the feature film nominees for the Director’s Guild of America awards have a 2.5 hour discussion about their craft, and watch a special look at A Star Is Born as the movie makes its way towards Oscar gold. Read More »

2019 oscars host

UPDATE #2: Well, all that back and forth was for nothing. Deadline reports Kevin Hart has decided not to host the Oscars after reevaluating his decision following some prodding from Ellen DeGeneres. Hart was not only concerned about having less time to prepare, but he didn’t want to be a distraction from everything else on the big night either. Instead, the Academy will have some of the biggest names in Hollywood presenting awards. Our original story from January 4 follows below.

UPDATE: Variety now reports that “key parties involved in the annual Oscars telecast are open to the return of Kevin Hart as host” if he wants the job. Our original article from this morning follows.

People have noticed that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have yet to choose a 2019 Oscars host following the exit of their first choice, Kevin Hart. But, according to Ellen DeGeneres, that’s because they’re waiting for him to return.

Hart stepped down from the Oscars hosting gig following outcry over anti-LGBT tweets that were resurfaced following his announcement as host. But following an interview with The Ellen Show host, Hart is apparently reconsidering.

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Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee New Season Trailer

You might remember hearing in January of last year that Netflix had struck a huge deal with Jerry Seinfeld for a couple of new comedy specials and the rights to the entire library of the documentary talk show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. That deal also included a plan for new episodes to stream exclusively on Netflix, and they’re finally arriving in the Netflix library next month.

A new Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee trailer shows off all the new episodes coming to Netflix in July, and they include Jerry Seinfeld cruising around with Kate McKinnon, Ellen DeGeneres, Hasan Minhaj, Dana Carvey, Neil Brennan, Tracy Morgan, Brian Regan, Alec Baldwin, Zach Galifinakis, John Mulaney, Dave Chappelle and the late comedy legend Jerry LewisRead More »

Wolverine Suit Design

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 how Wolverine’s suit from X2: X-Men United was designed for the Marvel sequel. Plus, check out Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin on The Ellen Show talking about walking away from acting and staying out of sight during Christmas, and learn about the method acting skills of Kevin Heffernan on the set of Super Troopers 2. Read More »

Netflix is a Joke - Morning Watch

(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 video essay looks at how Andie MacDowell spent a lot of time in the 1990s getting tricked by the magic of male protagonists. Plus, watch how Netflix is mocking itself for their new promotional campaign for their exclusive stand-up specials and watch as Guillermo from Jimmy Kimmel Live interviews Emmy winners in a very unique position. Read More »

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2017 people's choice awards

If the Academy Awards are too fancy and high-falutin’ for you, you can always look to the People’s Choice Awards to be reminded that yes, those movies that you saw last summer were good! As with any system where the general public makes decisions through mass voting, the results of this annual awards ceremony can sometimes be head-scratching, but they always make sense when you think about them for more than five seconds. Of course Finding Dory won a bunch of prizes, including Favorite Movie, last night. Did you see how much money it made? It’s probably the movie most people actually saw!

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