Kung Fu Hustle Stunts

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 as stuntmen react to the incredible martial arts action of Kung Fu Hustle, as well as some famous TV fight scenes from Netflix and HBO. Plus, go behind the scenes of Judd Apatow‘s comedy The King of Staten Island starring Pete Davidson, and The Simpsons voice actress Nancy Cartwright improvises voices for eight new cartoon characters. Read More »

Saturday Night Live Quarantine House

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, Saturday Night Live gets you amped to hang out in your house since it’s the only place you can go right now. Plus, take a look at the art of making fake faces, from creating lifelike masks of characters from Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones to designing the faces of fictional creatures and monsters from Star Wars and Alien. And finally, listen to James Marsden break down the most memorable characters of his career, from Cyclops in X-Men to Teddy in Westworld. Read More »

Westworld Game of Thrones cameo

If you’re watching Westworld this season, you probably noticed a big cameo on the most recent episode – one that effectively had HBO’s current sci-fi series cross over with Game of Thrones. This crossover was a long time coming – the parties involved starting talking about it back in 2016. So how and why did it finally come together? Learn more about the Westworld Game of Thrones cameo below.

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Nan Lawson's Through the Woods

Artist Nan Lawson is best know for her Meet Cute series of artwork featuring some of our favorite couples of film and television. Her work has a dreamy sort of quality to it with a unique illustration style and use of color. But her latest show, Through the Woods at Gallery 1988, has pulled back from the Meet Cute portraits she’s known for. Instead, she’s recreated beloved scenes from various forests in film and television, including moments from Logan, Midsommar, Stranger Things, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Witch, Lord of the Rings, and more. Check out some of Nan Lawson’s Through the Woods art show below. Read More »

Watchmen season 2 update - House of the Dragon

It’ll be at least another year before we return to Westeros.

During today’s Television Critics Association winter press tour, HBO’s head of programming, Casey Bloys, said that House of the Dragon, the network’s first big Game of Thrones prequel series, is expected to debut sometime in 2022. Bloys explained why he gave a series order to that show but passed on Jane Goldman’s series last year, and he also provided a Watchmen season 2 update. Read his comments below. Read More »

In the 21st century, geek properties have come to define our entertainment culture to the point where some say comic book nerds are now our cultural overlords. Despite false alarms of impending genre fatigue, superhero films dominated the 2010s right up until the end of the decade. In 2019, geek-chic gave way to peak-geek, with saga-ending pop culture behemoths like Avengers: Endgame and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker roaming the earth and indeed ruling the worldwide box office. However, “geek” is a broad term that could encompass not only sci-fi/fantasy but also the work of auteurist directors, whose filmographies inspire the same kind of brand-name loyalty among cinephiles. What the term really implies is a certain devotion.

We’re all movie geeks. For some fans, a new Martin Scorsese or Quentin Tarantino film, especially one that served as a bittersweet career culmination, might be no less an event than a Disney+ premiere or a Game of Thrones finale. Throw in Joker and a few other wild cards — including the sale of 21st Century Fox and HBO’s live-action sequel to Watchmen, the greatest comic book story ever told — and it starts to feel like the deck was pretty stacked this year. In all honesty, there may never be another year like this again, entertainment-wise.

With the real world in shambles (“We’re in the endgame now?”), looking back on the escapist highs and lows of 2019 only serves to hammer that home with thundering clarity, like a powered-up Captain America laying the smackdown on any notions of a competing convergence of franchise farewells. Yet amid the perfect storm of geekiness that was 2019, new industry trends also emerged to create a picture of the future landscape of film and television.

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2020 SAG Awards Nominations

We’re in the heart of awards season now, and hot on the heels of the 2020 Golden Globes nominations earlier this week, the Screen Actors Guild has announced the nominations for the annual awards honoring the best performances in film and television.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Irishman and Bombshell all came out a the top with four nominations a piece. On the television side, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel continues to be an awards sensation with four nominations as well.  Read More »

Archery in Movies

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 as a professional bow hunter reviews the accuracy of archer scenes in movies and TV shows like Lord of the Rings,  The Walking Dead, The Avengers, and more. Plus, watch a trailer for The Mandalorian cut in the style of the 1980s sitcom My Two Dads, and see what happens when Sesame Street star Big Bird takes a lie detector test. Read More »

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Scene

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 Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood director Marielle Heller breaks down a scene from the movie about children’s television personality Fred Rogers, played by Tom Hanks. Plus, a prop maker and historian fact check the weaponry used in movies and television like Gladiator and Game of Thrones, and Will Ferrell gives an informative tour of the Saturday Night Live studio in Rockefeller Center. Read More »

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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 »