Star Wars Death Star Trench Run

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 a comparison of the storyboards for the Death Star trench run from Star Wars: A New Hope to the actual sequence in the film. Plus, a wildlife expert breaks down animal scenes from movies like Jaws, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Jumanji, and others. And finally, Tig Notaro tries to figure out who Tony Shalhoub is in a new edition of Under a Rock. Read More »

‘Jaws’ Poster By George Bletsis Takes Us Under the Sea

George Bletsis Jaws

At this point, there are probably enough Jaws prints available that you could fill an entire room with only imagery from Steven Spielberg‘s 1975 classic. But it may be worth making some extra room for this new one from artist George Bletsis, which takes us underwater and gives us a shark’s-eye view of some unsuspecting Amity beachgoers.

/Film is happy to exclusively debut the new Jaws poster from Vice Press and Bottleneck Gallery in advance of this weekend’s Thought Bubble Comic Convention in the United Kingdom. Check it out below, along with some close-up shots that give you a better look at the details in the piece.
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Rick and Morty Non-Canonical Adventures

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 a series of more non-canonical stop-motion animated adventures of Rick and Morty, this time inspired by some of your favorite horror movies. Plus, Kelly Clarkson does an outstanding rendition of “I Put a Spell on You” in outstanding Hocus Pocus fashion, and get goofy and creepy at the same time with the IT: Chapter 2 Weird Trailer. Read More »

VFX Artists React

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 VFX artists react to the visual effects in movies like Green Lantern, Avatar and more. Plus, watch The Hollywood Reporter’s dramatic actor roundtable with Richard Madden, Diego Luna, Stephan James and more, and listen as Richard Dreyfus does a career breakdown ranging from Jaws to his recent turn in Daughter of the Wolf. Read More »

Jaws Board Game Review

(Welcome to Cardboard Cinema, a feature that explores the intersection between movies and tabletop gaming. This column is sponsored by Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy in Austin, Texas.)

In 1975, Axron released the first tabletop adaptation of Jaws, a dexterity game that saw you trying to hook bone pieces from the open jaws of a mechanical shark. While the 1975 Jaws was a fine repurposing of Operation, it was not exactly a faithful creation of the movie itself. Those who wanted to replay the doomed adventures of Brody, Hooper, and Quint would have to wait more than four decades until 2019, when European game developer Ravensburger would release Jaws into Targets across America. And thankfully, everyone’s favorite killer shark has finally found a tabletop adaptation worth his dorsal fin.

This is actually the second time Ravensburger has tackled a beloved Steven Spielberg property. The developer had previously released Jurassic Park: Danger!, an adaptation of the original film that features Alan Grant and other characters scrambling to restore power and escape the island. Like Jaws, the players take on the role of either the dinosaurs or the humans, and what follows is a game of expensively themed checkers. Humans move to tiles, dinosaurs chase them, and the only real strategy in the game comes when you have to decide when to let a dinosaur eat your character. It’s a fine party game – and, as an in-store Target exclusive, will probably help hook a new generation of tabletop players – but it’s also an example of how developers can connect on a theme but miss on mechanics. Recreating Jurassic Park with friends is underwhelming when you make Jurassic Park a much dumber narrative in the process.

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ET and Jaws T-Shirts

It’s summer time, which means people are hitting the beach, heading to theme parks, and hopefully enjoying movies. And when you’re doing those things, you want to put on your best wardrobe. That means the coolest movie t-shirts you have in your closet, and the folks at Fright Rags have just released a handful of awesome summer shirts inspired by Steven Spielberg‘s classic films E.T. The Extra Terrestrial and Jaws. Check them out below. Read More »

jaws shark restored

You’re going to need a bigger museum exhibit for a newly restored mold of the Jaws shark. A mold of the mechanical sharks used in Steven Spielberg classic horror movie is fully restored and ready for its place at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. But don’t expect to stare into the gaping jaws of “Bruce” in person anytime soon — the Academy Museum, which was announced back in 2012, won’t be opening any time prior to the 92nd Oscars in February 2020.

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the edge of seventeen

It’s pretty cold out there, so it’s a good time to stay cooped up in your home and streaming movies from the comfort of your couch. Even though it’ll warm up a bit in February, you’ll still want to spend plenty of time inside the house, so it’s good that Netflix has a new line-up of movies and TV shows coming to the streaming library next month, including some anticipated Netflix original movies and TV shows. Get a load of the TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in February 2019. Read More »

Jaws

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, find out how realistic the shark attacks we’ve seen in movies like Jaws over the years actually are. Plus, check out one of the most extensive lists of Ready Player One Easter eggs now that the movie is out on home video, and check out a discussion with Eighth Grade director Bo Burnham and young star Elsie Fisher. Read More »

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Mondo Jaws Screen Prints

Back in 1975, Steven Spielberg‘s surprise hit Jaws became the first summer blockbuster. The movie was not only a certified hit that people couldn’t get enough of, but it’s the quintessential summer movie. It’s the reason everyone associates the words “jaws” with the lethal sharks of the sea. And some of the credit for the pop culture phenomenon goes to the art of Roger Kastel, which you’ll be able to get your hands on today.

Mondo has announced that they are re-releasing the classic teaser poster featuring the great white shark charging toward the airbrushed silhouette of a swimming woman as a new screen print that has been completely recreated with the blessing of Roger Kastel himself. Read More »