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Have you ever wondered what happens after the credits rolled on Harold Ramis‘s fantastic 1993 comedy Groundhog Day? A video sequel is on the way to answer that question, and it appears the Connors family might be cursed. Bill Murray’s movie character, Phil Connors, has a son named Phil Connors Jr., and since the game is called Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son, Junior is pulled into a time loop of his own. Check out the new trailer for the virtual reality game below. Read More »

The Farewell Script 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, a new edition of Lessons from the Screenplay breaks down how the action of The Matrix allows for the easy unloading of exposition. Plus, writer/director Lulu Wang breaks down the process of rewriting her screenplay for the indie darling The Farewell, and Groundhog Day and Four Weddings and a Funeral star Andie MacDowell looks back at some of her most memorable role over the years. Read More »

Now and Then

Summer is coming to an end, so you’re probably enjoying as much of this nice weather as you can. But in between trips to the beach and last minute vacations, you might want to lounge on the couch and kick back with what’s new on Netflix. The list of TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in August 2019 just arrived, and it features some classic comedies, one of the most popular sports franchises of all-time, a couple Nickelodeon specials, the first Netflix production from Barack & Michelle Obama, and more.

Get the full list of the best TV shows and movies coming to Netflix below. Read More »

2019 Oscars Luncheon

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 annual Oscars luncheon gather nearly all the nominees from the 2019 Academy Awards. Plus, a video essay explores how the premise of Groundhog Day ensures that the lead character has no choice but to change, and a featurette goes behind the scenes of the making of Pixar’s new animated short Purl. Read More »

Groundhog Day VR Video Game

“Okay, campers, rise and shine and don’t forget your booties ’cause it’s cold out there today! It’s cold out there everyday. What is this Miami Beach?”

Yesterday was Groundhog Day, and hopefully you were one of the many who partook in the annual tradition of watching the classic holiday comedy directed by the late Harold Ramis. The movie starring Bill Murray is the pinnacle of stories featuring a character stuck in a time loop, and now it’s getting a sequel.

However, don’t be so fast to groan and roll your eyes. This isn’t a sequel produced by Hollywood trying to recapture the magic of the original. Instead, this is an intriguing twist on the concept in the form of a Groundhog Day VR video game. Like weatherman Phil Connors, the player relives the same day over and over again until they figure out how to break the time loop. Read More »

movies leaving netflix in december 2018

December is only a few days away, and before you get overwhelmed with the realization that you still have to buy Christmas presents for your entire family, why not chill out and watch some Netflix? You only have a few days left to catch a David Fincher mystery, a classic Bill Murray comedy, a recent Best Picture winner, and a movie that sounded like a terrible idea but somehow managed to be pretty damn great. Here are best TV shows and movies leaving Netflix in December.
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Groundhog day rip offs

This weekend, Happy Death Day will give audiences that old familiar feeling that they’ve seen something like this before. Because they have: it’s a slasher movie take on Groundhog Day. But Groundhog Day isn’t the only film to use the time loop scenario.
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Morning Watch - Groundhog Day

(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 about the one bad thing that came from the making of Groundhog Day. Plus, watch as Jim Carrey gets a little existential during a New York Fashion Week red carpet interview gone astray and see The Muppets perform “Rainbow Connection” live at The Hollywood Bowl. Read More »

Groundhog Day Broadway Musical Review

The Groundhog Day musical is a joyful experience about one huge jerk. As Bill Murray’s take on the same character does in the Harold Ramis film classic, Phil eventually learns his lessons, but this stage adaptation from director Matthew Warchus, playwright Danny Rubin, and composer Tim Minchin turn his cantankerousness up a couple of notches before he does. The Phil in the Groundhog Day Musical isn’t the same Phil from the movie. The show has the same character, attitude, and spirit, but Rubin and Minchin have made that familiar story and day feel fresh and new. But it also doesn’t forget the heart and laughs from the Harold Ramis classic, either.

Below, check out our Groundhog Day Musical review.

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Bill Murray is a brilliant comedian, a film icon, and a seemingly awesome human being. We hear about it every few months, with viral story after viral story about how he crashed a wedding, spontaneously started bartending, or gave life advice to a couple at an airport. But it’s always a treat to relive his eccentricities — and his touchingly candid moments.

We got a bit of both when he attended a showing of the stage musical adaptation of Groundhog Day, suddenly appearing in the audience at the August Wilson Theater in New York City on Tuesday night.

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