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 Bring It On 20th anniversary virtual reunion with director Peyton Reed, cast members Kirsten Dunst, Gabrielle Union, and more. Plus, learn about the many faces of the devil that go into Netflix’s series Lucifer, and learn about all the work that went into the Apollo Theater sequence from the third season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Read More »
Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba are back and ready to take on crime in Los Angeles. The TV series spin-off of the Bad Boys franchise, which is the first original series from Spectrum, is back with L.A.’s Finest season 2. Watch the L.A.’s Finest season 2 trailer below.
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We last saw Syd Burnett (Gabrielle Union) way back in 2003’s Bad Boys II, but sixteen years later, she’s moved to Los Angeles, joined the force, and teamed up with a partner named Nancy McKenna (Jessica Alba). Meet the newest iteration of Syd and Nancy.
The Bad Boys universe comes to the small screen with L.A.’s Finest, the first original series from Spectrum. Yes, cable companies are making their own shows now, and you can check out the (deeply weird) first teaser for this flagship series below.
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Are you already feeling overwhelmed with the sheer number of places out there that are pumping out original content? Too bad! Charter Communications is about to launch the Spectrum Original Content platform (great name, guys), and the new Bad Boys spin-off show L.A.’s Finest is going to serve as its guinea pig…I mean, flagship original series. Yep, even your cable company is trying to make original programming now.
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Update: The Hollywood Reporter says NBC has given a formal pilot order to this still-untitled show, and some new details about the plot have come to light. Those new details can be found at the bottom of our original article from October 2017, which begins below.
Plans for Bad Boys 3 may have stalled, but there’s may still be some more action yet in the form of a new Bad Boys TV spin-off. The planned show will focus on Gabrielle Union‘s character from Bad Boys II, an undercover operative with the DEA. While it’s doubtful Will Smith or Martin Lawrence‘s characters will show up, anyone looking for a Bad Boys fix might be keen to give the show a shot.
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Gabrielle Union is going to kick everyone’s ass in Breaking In, a new thriller that plays out like a reverse Panic Room. When Union’s kids are taken hostage in a high-tech house, her only recourse is to beat the hell out of literally everyone in her way. The new Breaking In trailer is here, and it looks glorious.
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Posted on Thursday, June 16th, 2016 by Angie Han
Talk about Christmas creep: Independence Day hasn’t even rolled around yet, but Universal is already thinking ahead to the holidays. The first Almost Christmas trailer has arrived, putting a bunch of actors you like (including Danny Glover, Kimberly Elise, Omar Epps, Mo’Nique, J.B. Smoove, Romany Malco, and John Michael Higgins) under one roof for a cozy family get-together. Hijinks, shenanigans, and drama ensue, followed by (we’re just assuming here) heartwarming lessons about love and family.
Oh, and Glover gets a chance to say his signature line at one point. You know the one. Watch the Almost Christmas trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, April 15th, 2016 by Angie Han
Of all the films that played at Sundance this year, perhaps none got more hype than Nate Parker‘s The Birth of a Nation. Not only did it get spectacular reviews, it scored the biggest Sundance deal ever, with Fox Searchlight forking over $17.5 million. The distributor promptly set Birth of a Nation for a fall release, right at the start of awards-movie season, and now it’s getting a head start on the marketing by dropping the very first promo.
Parker stars in his own directorial debut as Nat Turner, a devoutly religious slave who becomes a traveling preacher — and, eventually, the leader of the bloodiest slave rebellion in American history. Armie Hammer plays Nat’s owner, and Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley, and Aja Naomi King also star. Watch the Birth of a Nation trailer after the jump. Read More »
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On August 25th 2000, Bring It On hit theaters nationwide. Thats right, want to feel old? Its been 15 years since the release of that movie. I’ve always loved that movie for whatever reason, call it a guilty pleasure. I feel like it were released today it would have a bunch of theatrical sequels and the same success that we’re seeing from the like-minded Pitch Perfect franchise.
But what would a real Bring it on Sequel look like? I’m betting that a few years down the line we could see a theatrical Bring It On sequel/reboot with the stars playing mothers, coaches, or teachers. But where might the characters of Bring It On be 15 years later? The cast of the 2000 film give us their answers.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
The Pride Lands are ready to welcome a new generation of heroes. Disney Channel is making plans for The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar, a Lion King spinoff TV movie intended to launch a new TV series.
The Lion Guard will bring back some familiar faces, and even some familiar voices to go along with them. Rob Lowe and Gabrielle Union will play Simba and Nala, and James Earl Jones and Ernie Sabella return from the original film as Mufasa and Pumbaa. Max Charles (young Peter Parker from The Amazing Spider-Man) plays the new lead, Simba and Nala’s second-born cub Kion.
Get all the latest details about The Lion Guard after the jump. Read More »