Movie Explosions

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, an explosive engineer and special effects expert review some big explosions from movies like The Dark Knight, Rush Hour, Desperado and more. Plus, check out a visual effects breakdown from the award-winning HBO miniseries Chernobyl, and listen as Guy Pearce breaks down some of his most memorable roles, including Memento, Iron Man 3 and more. Read More »

the portable door

Christoph Waltz and Guy Pearce will star in The Portable Door, a fantasy-adventure-comedy based on the book series from Tom Holt. The Jim Henson Company and Story Bridge Films are producing the film, which producers are describing as a cross between The Office and Harry PotterJeffrey Walker is directing from a screenplay adapted by Leon Ford, with Patrick Gibson set to play the lead.

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A Christmas Carol trailer

We’re just over a month away from Christmas, and while that means we’re going to be spending lots of time in theaters catching up on some of the year’s best movies, FX is giving us something else to watch in our downtime at home. The cable channel is airing a “dark reimagining” of A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens’ classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge as he’s guilted into transforming from a penny-pinching, Christmas-hating miser into the world’s best boss. But if you’re looking for a lighthearted version of this story, look elsewhere: Guy Pearce‘s Scrooge adds “sex creep” to his character’s long list of terrible attributes in this one. Read More »

a christmas carol trailer

A Christmas Carol has always had elements of horror. It is, after all, a story about ghosts. But what if someone cranked all that spookiness up tenfold? The result might look like this new BBC miniseries adaptation, which looks like a full-blown horror movie take on the Charles Dickens classic. Guy Pearce plays the greedy Ebenezer Scrooge, who finds himself confronting all sorts of creepy goings-on. Watch the A Christmas Carol trailer below.

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domino trailer de palma

Brian De Palma did not have fun making Domino, and there was some question if the film would ever see the light of day. The filmmaker even gave an interview in which he effectively washed his hands of the movie. But now, Domino is being released, and there’s a trailer to prove it. The thriller stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as a cop trying to track down the ISIS member who killed his partner. Coster-Waldau’s fellow Game of Thrones cast member Carice van Houten also stars in the film, along with Guy Pearce. Watch the Domino trailer below.

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mary queen of scots review

The era of the progressive period piece is surprisingly tedious.

Led by two powerhouse performers and backed by a radically diverse cast, Mary Queen of Scots seems to promise the evolution of the period piece — one anchored around two fascinating women ahead of their time and not limited by the crusty perceptions of stuffy historical dramas. But despite the sensational turns by Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie as dueling female rulers, Mary Queen of Scots doesn’t turn out to be a revolutionary historical drama as much as it ends up a failed coup.

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the innocents trailer

The wait for Stranger Things season 3 has been extended another year, but we can do more than just twiddle our thumbs while waiting for Netflix’s flagship supernatural series. Because an intriguing new British shape-shifter series coming later this month may just fill all our Stranger needs. But with a dash of teen romance thrown in. And Guy Pearce!

The Innocents is a British supernatural series that follows a teen runaway named June (Sorcha Groundsell) who discovers that she has a genetic ability to shape-shift. Terrified and confused, she and her fellow runaway Harry (Percelle Ascott) try to make sense of this strange new power and fend off the shifty figures — all while figuring out their blossoming feelings for each other. But the first The Innocents trailer suggests that this is less a Twilight knock-off than a thematic cousin to Netflix’s own horror-tinged Stranger Things.

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Iron Man 3 Female Villain

Guy Pearce is no stranger to playing shady scientists conducting mysterious experiments on soldiers in comic book movies. After all, he played that part to sleazy perfection in Iron Man 3. So it’s no wonder that he’s been cast in a similar role in Sony’s upcoming comic book adaptation Bloodshot, replacing original actor Michael Sheen.

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the catcher was a spy trailer

Paul Rudd tries his hand at drama in The Catcher Was a Spy trailer. Based on a true story, the film finds Rudd playing Moe Berg, a professional baseball player who became a World War II spy.

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alien covenant wraps

Alien: Covenant, the sequel to Prometheus and the sixth film in the Alien series, has played its cards close to its vest throughout filming, leaving most of the film’s plot details and characters specifics hidden from view. However, a few interesting details have begun to leak out from a tiny breach in the production’s hull, including the return of a certain Alien character and the nature of one performance in the film.

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