Every Homer Simpson Job

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 look back at every single job Homer Simpson has ever had throughout the many seasons of The Simpsons. Plus, potential dramatic TV actress Emmy contenders like Jennifer Aniston, Zendaya, Reese Withersoon, Janelle Monáe and more sit down for a roundtable discussion for The Hollywood Reporter. And finally, watch a vintage clip of Carl Reiner in his first appearance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Read More »

homecoming season 2 review

In an overstuffed TV landscape, Homecoming season 1 felt like something special. Not only was it engrossing, quickly hooking you with its mysteries, but it also stood out from the crowd thanks to its unique visual style – employing different aspect ratios to better illustrate time differences – and the way it employed music cues from films like All the President’s MenKluteBody Double, and many more. You could argue that it was all nothing more than a gimmick, but it worked exceedingly well.

Then there’s Homecoming season 2, which has itself a new director, a new lead, and, sadly, none of the spark and flair that made the first season so eye-catching. It’s a handsomely mounted season of TV, sure – but it’s lacking in distinction.

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homecoming season 2 trailer

Something is very wrong with Janelle Monáe. In the upcoming second season of the mystery drama series Homecoming, Monáe’s character wakes up in a boat with no memory of who she is. But as she embarks on a search for her identity, she finds herself uncovering the mysterious workings of a strange wellness company. A wellness company with an insidious connection to the “treatment center” at the center of Homecoming season 1. And a few more connections to the first season of the acclaimed Amazon series pop up in the intriguing first Homecoming season 2 trailer.

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homecoming season 2 trailer

Homecoming is one of the best shows of the streaming era, although it really feels like people slept on it. Now the show is back for a second season, and it has an all-new lead: Janelle Monáe. While original star Julia Roberts has departed, the second season will be continuing the story from the first, and going deeper into the mystery that first season set up. Watch the Homecoming season 2 trailer below.

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homecoming season 2 director alvarez

Homecoming season 2 has found its director, and a few familiar faces are coming back as well. Kyle Patrick Alvarez, who helmed The Standford Prison Experiment and several episodes of 13 Reasons Why, will direct the new season of the Amazon series. Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail directed the first season but is only coming back to executive produce season 2. Meanwhile, season 1 stars Stephen James and Hong Chau have been confirmed to return.

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homecoming season 2 janelle monae

Julia Roberts left Amazon’s Homecoming after season 1, which meant the series needed a new lead. And now it’s found one in Janelle Monáe. The singer and actress will play a woman with memory loss – which is also the fate that befell Roberts’s character in season 1. The paranoia-tinged Amazon series is inspired by the podcast of the same name, but you can expect season 2 to stray from the source material considerably.

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2019 Emmy Snubs and Surprises

The nominations for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning, and you know what that means: it’s time to pick apart the selections and make our case for why some of our favorites didn’t make the cut. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ voting body has about 24,000 members, and their collective decisions gave us plenty of nominations to praise and scratch our heads about.

Let’s run through a list of some of the 2019 Emmys snubs and surprises below. Read More »

homecoming season 2 director

Sam Esmail did a hell of a job directing the exciting first season of Amazon’s Homecoming. But someone else is going to have to take the reins for season 2. Esmail will not be directing the second season, marking the second big change to the show – original star Julia Roberts isn’t returning, either. As a big fan of the first season, all of this makes me a little nervous. More on Homecoming season 2 below.

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homecoming season 2

If you were hoping to see Julia Roberts in Homecoming season 2, I have some bad news. While Roberts will remain an executive producer on the fantastic Amazon series from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, she won’t be returning to play her season 1 character Heidi Bergman. This is a bit disappointing, as Roberts turned in a wonderful performance in season 1.

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The Favourite Review

The long march through awards season continues today with the announcement of the 24th Critics Choice Awards nominations. It might seem predictable that a period film like The Favourite came out on top of the pack with 14 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and nominations for the three stars, Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, you might be surprised that the Marvel Studios blockbuster Black Panther wasn’t far behind with 12 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Get the full roster of the 2019 Critics Choice Awards nominations below. Read More »