GoodFellas Copa Shot

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, take a deep dive into the famous “Copa Shot” from Martin Scorsese‘s classic mob movie GoodFellas with Larry McConkey, the Steadicam operator for the long take sequence. Plus, listen as the cast of Hamilton remixes some lyrics from the famous Broadway show to encourage you to vote, and listen to John Cusack break down some of his most famous roles, from The Grifters to High Fidelity and more. Read More »

Song Exploder Trailer

Making music can be magical and mystifying, especially for those of us who have no discernible musical talent whatsoever. But Netflix’s new documentary series Song Exploder, inspired by the podcast of the same name, will cut to the core of famous songs from award-winning and chart-topping musicians by having the creators break them down piece-by-piece.

From the creation of melodies to the personal inspiration behind the music and lyrics, Song Exploder looks at every facet of a song through in-depth interviews, archival footage, and raw studio sessions with the likes of Alicia Keys, REM, Ty Dolla $ign, and even Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Watch the Song Exploder trailer below for a glimpse at the new show. Read More »

hamilton viewer numbers

Hamilton is one of the biggest Broadway shows ever, so it makes sense that it’s also been a big hit on Disney+. The mouse house’s streaming service debuted Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s musical about Alexander Hamilton last month, and according to new data, it was three times bigger than anything streamed on Disney+ competitor Netflix.

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Where the Wild Things Are VFX

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, the visual effects artists from Corridor Crew take a look back at some of the work done on Gladiator, Babe, and Where the Wild Things Are. Plus, listen to an impressionist do the entire first act of Hamilton with the voices of The Muppets, and see the Ultimate Collector Series version of the Star Wars LEGO Millennium Falcon build itself in a stop-motion video. Read More »

Best Movies Streaming Right Now Hamilton

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)

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The Old Guard Featurette

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, listen as The Old Guard star Charlize Theron, director Gina Prince-Bythewood, and comic creator Greg Rucka talk about taking the comic to screen. Plus, listen as Adam Savage explores the sound mixing behind the stage show of Hamilton, and learn some Australian and New Zealand slang from Unhinged star Russell Crowe. Read More »

Hamilton special

Before the filmed version of Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s Broadway hit Hamilton debuted on Disney+, The Walt Disney Company announced that a documentary about the show would also be premiering on the streaming service. Now, there’s news that a second Hamilton special, called Hamilton: History Has Its Eyes On You, will be dropping on Disney+ tomorrow.

What, you didn’t think Disney was going to spend all that cash to acquire the rights to this property and not milk it for every last drop, did you? Read More »

/Filmcast Ep. 574 – Hamilton

Lin-Manuel Miranda Hosting Saturday Night Live

Devindra praises the start-up Carvana while David trashes the app Quibi. For the feature review, the cast finally streams Hamilton, the sensational Broadway musical created by Lin Manuel Miranda, now available on Disney Plus. Read Christopher Nolan’s position on chairs on set here. Read Vulture’s feature about Quibi here.

hamilton oscars

The members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences know all about the filmed version of Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s Hamilton on Disney+, but when it comes to whether or not the movie will be eligible for Oscars at next year’s ceremony, the Academy rule-makers will, to quote one of the musical’s songs, say no to this. Looks like Miranda won’t be putting any Hamilton Oscars on his shelf next to the Grammys, Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Billboard Music Award, and other prizes the show has racked up over the years.
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Black Panther 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 fight scenes in Black Panther and Captain America: Civil War and reveal some of the moves that were practically done on set. Plus, listen to the cast of Hamilton answer questions about the stage production from fans on Twitter, and check out a nearly hour-long conversation between Australian actors Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman. Read More »