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 Melissa McCarthy, Octavia Spencer, Jason Bateman and the rest of the Thunder Force cast crack up in a gag reel. Plus, take a look back at X-Men: The Animated Series with Disney+’s latest edition of The Deets. And finally, watch a half-hour broadcast special on the acclaimed, Oscar-nominated drama Nomadland starring Frances McDormand. Read More »
Jason Bateman returned to host Saturday Night Live for the first time in 15 years, and even though the official Christmas episode doesn’t happen for a couple more weeks, if there were a couple more holiday-themed sketches, this could have been it. But even so, there are some very funny and festive sketches, and even a hilarious sketch featuring musical guest Morgan Wallen making fun of his irresponsibility ruining his initial scheduled appearance on SNL.
So let’s get into the best and worst sketches from the Jason Bateman hosted Saturday Night Live. Read More »
Saturday Night Live made an epic run of six episodes in a row when they came back for the 46th season at the height of the 2020 election season. Now that all of that nonsense is behind us, it’s time to look forward to December. The late night sketch series has announced the three hosts who will be hosting right up until the week before Christmas, and former cast member Kristen Wiig will be hosting the last episode of the year, just in time to promote the release of Wonder Woman 1984. But who else is hosting in December? Find out below. Read More »
Game Night alumni Jason Bateman and Mark Perez are reuniting for Superworld, based on the Gus Krieger Audible original set in a world where everyone has superpowers except for one man. Bateman will direct the project while Game Night writer Perez will handle the script. And while we’re making this an official Game Night reunion, may I please request they bring Rachel McAdams into the fold as well? We all need more Rachel McAdams.
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Jason Bateman might be ready to orchestrate a heist.
The actor/director is reportedly in early talks to direct Here Comes the Flood, a heist film written by X-Men franchise writer/producer Simon Kinberg. The movie is for Netflix, where Bateman has been working on the streaming drama Ozark; earlier this week, he earned his third straight Emmy nomination for his work on that series.
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The Byrde family is taking their final flight with their fourth season. Netflix announced that its critically acclaimed drama series Ozark will be ending with a “supersized” season 4, which will run 14 episodes instead of the show’s usual 10. The fourth and final season will be split in two parts, each consisting of seven episodes.
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“Fighting for your life makes every other thing you ever did before seem extremely dull.”
This line is spoken by Wendy Byrde (Laura Linney) in the penultimate episode of Ozark’s third season, which hit Netflix on Friday. It’s a line that cuts to the core of what makes Wendy, her husband Marty (Jason Bateman), and the show around them tick. In its first season, Ozark plunged viewers into the world of the Byrdes and their Missouri money-laundering operation. From the moment a Mexican drug lord knelt Marty down and put a gun to his head in the pilot episode, we’ve been watching him talk and scheme his way out of certain death.
Subsequent episodes and seasons have seen Wendy take on an increasingly prominent role within the criminal enterprise that is keeping her and Marty and their two kids alive (for now). Ozark lost some momentum in its second season as its pace slowed, but the show is back with a vengeance now, doing what it does best: namely, putting the Byrdes at the center of a volatile situation where things keep spiraling further out of control. This season, the dark drama pops with bigger emotional fireworks, thanks in no small part to the arrival of Wendy’s bipolar brother, Ben (Tom Pelphrey), who adds an unexpectedly moving human element to a show where characters regularly display an inhuman lack of empathy. Ben is the Fredo Corleone in this equation, ready to break his sibling’s heart and that of the viewer.
If you’re all caught up with your weekend Ozark binge, then let’s dive into the Lake of the Ozarks with spoilers.
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The third season of Ozark is coming to Netflix at the end of March. Even though Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy (Laura Linney) appear to be running a successful casino now, this is Ozark we’re talking about, and it’s not going to be smooth sailing for this couple. In fact, the casino only seems to be making things more complicated, putting this couple even more at odds (no pun intended). You’ll see what we mean in the Ozark season 3 trailer below. Read More »
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Stephen King knows horror. He’s spent the last few decades at the top of the bestseller list, raking in mountains of cash by giving readers the creeps. While King’s tales of terror are loaded with the supernatural, the author understands that to make all those paranormal shenanigans truly terrifying, they need to happen to real, everyday people. The otherworldly needs to come creeping into our world, and make us realize there’s a night side lurking out there, full of things waiting to grab us.
Which is what makes King’s novel The Outsider, and its new HBO adaptation, so chilling. Adapted by The Wire writer Richard Price, HBO’s The Outsider is the ultimate tale of otherworldly nightmares creeping into our existence. It starts off seeming like a standard, if particularly gruesome, true crime story. And then the real nightmare begins.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 by Ben Pearson
Hey, remember earlier this year when Jason Bateman beat out the directors of Game of Thrones, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Killing Eve to win an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series? Split votes be damned – the dude took home the gold, and immediately parlayed that success into potentially directing a remake of Clue. Now Bateman has set up another movie to direct (possibly instead) called Shut In, a thriller from New Line that’s described as being in the vein of David Fincher’s 2002 Jodie Foster movie Panic Room.
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