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, a video essay focusing on Passengers asks us to reconsider the themes of the film and how they relate to our current desperate situation. Plus, watch as Mrs. Fletcher star and Step Brothers co-star Kathryn Hahn and her family recreate a scene from Glengarry Glen Ross with American Girl dolls, and the cast of High School Musical performs “We’re All in This Together” for Disney’s big sing-along event. Read More »
Jennifer Lawrence will star in Adam McKay‘s Don’t Look Up, a new Netflix comedy set to arrive later this year. In the film, “an asteroid is approaching Earth and it’s up to two low-level astronomers to go on a massive media tour to warn the rest of mankind.” It will mark McKay’s film first directing gig since Vice, and Lawrence’s first lead role since 2018’s Red Sparrow (Dark Phoenix doesn’t count, folks; Lawrence wasn’t the lead in that).
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The criminal underworld of the mafia has always been dominated by men. You need only look at the likes of The Godfather, Goodfellas, The Sopranos and countless other mob movies and TV shows to see that. But as actresses start getting more significant leading roles in Hollywood, we’re starting to see women taking part in crime, and soon the true story of one woman who worked for the mob will be told on the big screen.
Mob Girl is a new film in the works from The Young Pope director Paolo Sorrentino that will adapt the life story of Arlyne Brickman, a woman who became a “mob girlfriend” but then ended up getting in on the criminal action herself. And Jennifer Lawrence has been slated to star in the movie and produce it. Read More »
This week, the X-Men franchise as we know it is coming to an end. Dark Phoenix will be the final installment of the comic book movie series that started all the way back in 2000. While the franchise was essentially rebooted in 2011 with X-Men: First Class, it ended up getting a deeper connection to the original trilogy of movies thanks to X-Men: Days of Future Past, making the original X-Men and the new, younger mutants intertwined in a confusing timeline of superhero spectacle.
With one last push to get audiences to witness the end of the X-Men on the big screen, a new Dark Phoenix clip gives us ample tension between Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and his surrogate sister Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) after their space mission to help NASA astronauts almost took a deadly turn. Plus, a new featurette leans heavy on nostalgia by having the cast of the movie reflect on their experience with the original X-Men movies and their work on the more recent films. Read More »
Jennifer Lawrence hasn’t played the lead in a movie since the trashy spy thriller Red Sparrow, but she’s ready to return to a starring role with a new A24 movie. Word of the project surfaced last week, but specifics were unknown at the time. Now, the first plot details have surfaced, revealing that the Jennifer Lawrence A24 film story focuses on a soldier struggling to adapt to life back home. In addition to that, Brian Tyree Henry is being sought to play the male lead opposite Lawrence.
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Now that 20th Century Fox has been bought by Disney, the Marvel Comics mutants known as the X-Men are back home at Marvel Studios. But before that, the studio will finish the initial series nearly 20 years later with the final installment of the franchise: Dark Phoenix. The only problem is that it’s retelling a story that we’ve already heard before, and much like the recent reboot of Hellboy, it doesn’t seem to be doing much to improve it in any way. Watch the new Dark Phoenix trailer below. Read More »
Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has appeared in 19 movies since her breakout role in 2010’s Winter’s Bone, and Dark Phoenix, her 20th film in 9 years, comes out in under two months. But if it feels like you haven’t seen much of Lawrence lately, it’s because she took a well-deserved break from acting and hasn’t spent much time on a movie set since 2017.
But a new report says she’s ending her hiatus with a mysterious new independent film from distributor A24, the company responsible for films like Moonlight, Hereditary, Eighth Grade, and more. Learn what we know about this new Jennifer Lawrence secret movie below.
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20th Century Fox finally dropped the first trailer for Dark Phoenix after a long road marked by delays and lengthy reshoots. The X-Men sequel, which adapts Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s famous Dark Phoenix Saga, centers around the powerful mutant Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), whose latent psychic powers are accidentally unlocked, turning her into a dangerous and destructive force.
The first trailer gives us glimpses of the fiery swath that Jean Grey cuts through the world, harming both the X-Men who love her and Magneto’s band of misfits. But there’s still a lot of mystery left to the trailer, namely the mysterious funeral at the center of the teaser. In the Dark Phoenix trailer breakdown we’ll try to decipher what exactly is happening, and who has died. Let’s dive in.
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Dark Phoenix‘s long road to the big screen is almost over. After a long delay, the latest X-Men film is hitting theaters February of 2019, and the first official trailer is finally here. The film adapts Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s famous Dark Phoenix Saga, in which powerful mutant Jean Grey transforms into a very powerful, and very dangerous, destructive force. Watch the Dark Phoenix trailer below.
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(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.)
It’s time again to round-up the best Blu-rays available right now, and in the immediate future. This week, we have the Jennifer Lawrence spy-thriller Red Sparrow, the very funny Game Night, the surprisingly good horror-sequel Strangers: Prey At Night, and the so-dumb-it’s-fun action flick The Hurricane Heist.
Here are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week, and beyond.
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