Dragon who lives on a farm

J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot production company have a new TV project in the works. It’s called Burn, and the show will be an adaptation of author Patrick Ness‘s new fantasy novel about a Cold War family that hires a dragon to work on their farm. Read More »

Michael Giacchino

Academy-award winning composer Michael Giacchino has finally made his debut album. Travelogue Volume 1 by Michael Giacchino and his Nouvelle Modernica Orchestra tells the story of an alien’s journey on Earth. Each song opens with a narration of the alien describing her experience before Giacchino and his orchestra launch into snappy, melancholic, or adventurous foot-tapping and finger-snapping tunes.

The album is a throwback to the old radio shows the composer grew up loving, the sound both nostalgic and modern. It is pure Giacchino fun with a side of darkness influenced by the unfortunate state of the world. The composer behind classic Pixar films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and the most recent Star Trek and Planet of the Apes films orchestrated a sci-fi album for the times. As Giacchino told us over a zoom call from his beautiful workspace, the alien’s story and his solo career won’t end with volume one.

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Seuss Cinematic Universe

A new cinematic universe is brewing.

Warner Animation Group is developing a Dr. Seuss Cinematic Universe, based on several titles from the whimsical children’s author. A back-to-basics version of The Cat in the Hat, an original sequel called Thing One and Thing Two, and an adaptation of the classic graduation gift Oh, the Places You’ll Go! are the first three projects in the works, and a relatively unknown filmmaker named J.J. Abrams will be producing the latter. Read More »

Karl Urban Star Wars Cameo

Karl Urban was already part of the new Star Trek franchise created by director J.J. Abrams. But that didn’t stop him from making an appearance in the Star Wars universe. While making the publicity rounds for Amazon’s series The Boys, the Dredd star opened up about a secret cameo he made in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, but you won’t see his face when you spot him. Read More »

little voice trailer

J.J. Abrams and Sara Bareilles may not seem like a likely creative combination, but that’s exactly what’s happened with Little Voice. The upcoming Apple TV+ series hails from Abrams, Bareilles, and Jessie Nelson, and is described as “a love letter to the diverse musicality of New York” featuring original music from Sara Bareilles. The first Little Voice trailer can be seen below.

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Lovecraft Country teaser

Mega-producers Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams have teamed up to executive produce Lovecraft Country, an HBO adaptation of a novel about a black family in 1950s America that takes a road trip across the nation to find the protagonist’s missing father. And as the title implies, there’s a big horror twist. A new teaser trailer has arrived, and this show looks like a must-see. Check it out below.
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Demimonde

Demimonde, a show that was first announced all the way back in 2018, is still happening at HBO. And while we continue to know very little about the J.J. Abrams project, we now know who will be running the show. The Handmaid’s Tale executive producer Kira Snyder, and Rand Ravich and Far Shariat, who both worked on the NBC series Life, will all serve as co-showrunners.

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lovecraft country trailer

The world of H.P. Lovecraft collides with the Jim Crow South in Lovecraft Country, a new HBO series from executive producers Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams and showrunner Misha Green. Based on the novel by Matt Ruff, the story focuses on a road trip through 1950s America, where threats of racism and the supernatural loom large. Watch the Lovecraft Country trailer below.

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Making of Rick and Morty

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 certain animation challenges that have popped up throughout the four seasons of Rick and Morty on Adult Swim. Plus, Patrick (H) Willems gets economical by doing a video essay follow-up to six previous videos about Cats, Michael Bay, music biopics, and more. Finally, go on a virtual ride of The Incredicoaster from Pixar Pier at Disneyland and learn some trivia about the theme park attraction. Read More »

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poe dameron future

Anakin Skywalker isn’t the only one who hates sand. Oscar Isaac discovered just how much the material is coarse, rough,irritating and gets everywhere in a new behind-the-scenes clip of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Lucasfilm released the Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker behind-the-scenes clip ahead of the film’s release on digital platforms and home video this month. In the clip, director J.J. Abrams and star Oscar Isaac take us behind-the-scenes of how the film’s thrilling sand chase scene came together.

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