A Day in the Life at Pixar Animation

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 what a day in the life of Pixar Animation Studios is like in Emeryville, California. Plus, a video essay explains how the trailers for Star Wars movies use nostalgia as a weapon to make you feel a plethora of emotions, and Game of Thrones and Last Christmas star Emilia Clarke takes a lie detector test. Read More »

Martin Scorsese Cameos

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 tries to explain why what Martin Scorsese said about Marvel movies is right, and that probably won’t ruffle any feathers at all. Plus, Eddie Murphy and some of the cast of Dolemite is My Name talk about making the movie, blaxploitation, and more, and Tig Notaro tries to figure out who Game of Thrones star Lena Headey is in a new Under a Rock. Read More »

game of thrones prequel House Targaryen

Just hours after it was revealed that HBO will not be moving forward with one of their planned Game of Thrones spin-offs, they have officially ordered another one. House of the Dragon, which follows House Targaryen centuries before the events of the original series, has been given a straight to series order, which means we’ll be getting our fair share of fire and blood in the near future.

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game of thrones prequel series dead

The Game of Thrones prequel series is dead, and not the “rising from the grave as mindless wights” kind of dead. The untitled Game of Thrones prequel series produced by Jane Goldman and starring Naomi Watts is officially not moving forward at HBO.

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2019 Emmys Speeches

Last night brought the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards to FOX, and well, we’re just glad that the awards and acceptance speeches were remarkable, because the broadcast of television’s biggest night wasn’t super enjoyable. Without a host, the show felt nearly lifeless, and the few moments of entertainment came from a handful of presenters and the wonderful, consistent, and silly presence of Thomas Lennon. But we’ll get to that later.

Despite the disappointing broadcast of the 2019 Emmys last night, there were still some highlights to be found from the show, especially from the speeches, not to mention a few surprises among the award recipients, and several television records broken and set. So let’s get down to the finer points of the 2019 Emmys broadcast from last night. Read More »

Avengers Endgame Hulk clip

This weekend, the 45th Saturn Awards honored the best in fantasy, sci-fi, and horror motion pictures, television shows and more. Held at the historic Avalon Theater in Hollywood and streamed online on eight different platforms, the awards show was hosted by Aisha Tyler and featured appearances by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. But no one had a bigger presence than Avengers: Endgame, which walked away with six total awards, including Best Comic-to-Motion Picture Release and Best Actor in a Film for Robert Downey Jr. Otherwise, the awards were spread out pretty evenly throughout the evening.

Get the full list of 2019 Saturn Award winners below. Read More »

game of thrones prequel House Targaryen

HBO can’t let go of Game of Thrones. The network already has one Game of Thrones prequel starring Naomi Watts in the works. And now they’re about to add another. This prequel series will focus on “the beginning of the end for House Targaryen”, the noble family of Valyrian descent that eventually spawned Daenerys Targaryen and all of her damn dragons.

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Game of Thrones finale

Fans will spend years debating the merits of Game of Thrones, a series that didn’t exactly stick its ultra-anticipated landing – and that’s coming from someone who appreciated a lot of what final season was able to do within the parameters in which it operated.

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I genuinely enjoyed the final moments of the series finale, which caught up with the surviving members of the Stark family and set them off into new eras of their lives. Now actor Kit Harington, who played Jon Snow (aka Aegon Targaryen), has given some insight into his final scene before the credits rolled. Read his quotes below.
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Game of Thrones season 8 VFX reel

I’m apparently in the minority in thinking that HBO’s Game of Thrones wrapped up in ways that, given the annoyingly increased pacing of the final seasons, I found to be largely satisfying. It’s been slightly more than two months since our last trip to Westeros, which is just enough time for the dust of the reactions to settle, the blazing hot takes to cool down, and a clear-eyed, macro-focused appraisal to become a slight possibility.

Personally, I think it’s still a bit too soon for that. But while we wait for the show’s legacy to crystalize a bit more with time, let’s check out this new Game of Thrones season 8 VFX reel which tracks the notorious destruction of King’s Landing from the series’ penultimate episode. Read More »

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Game of Thrones Jon and Dany

HBO is between Game of Thrones this Television Critics Association press tour. After many years of answering questions about the upcoming season of Game of Thrones, or the ending, this summer finds HBO taking a breather after their landmark series has wrapped, although they are developing a prequel.

The final season of Game of Thrones and its ultimate finale also proved controversial, as some fans felt characters behaved in uncharacteristic ways. Some fans have even gone so far as to start a petition demanding HBO re-film the entire final season of Game of Thrones to make it more consistent with the rest of the show as they see it. 

During his executive session for the Television Critics Association, HBO Programming President Casey Bloys answered questions about the aftermath of Game of Thrones, and the status of its prequel. 

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