HBO’s Watchmen has been officially ordered to series, but that doesn’t mean there’s a lot of information out there about this mysterious project. This show, like justice, has gone hooded – its identity remains a well-kept secret.

However, a few new details have come to light. We knew that Oscar-winner Jeremy Irons had joined the cast, but /Film has learned that he is playing none other than the older version of Adrian Veidt, aka Ozymandias, a key character from the original Watchmen comic series. In addition, we can exclusively report that Legion and Fargo star Jean Smart has joined the cast of the show as a mysterious FBI agent.

Read More »

Watchmen TV series cast

Update: HBO has officially picked up Damon Lindelof’s new take on Watchmen, which isn’t an adaptation or a sequel as much as a remix of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ iconic comic book series.

Our original story about actor Jeremy Irons joining the show’s cast can be read below.

The Watchmen TV series just added a surprising new cast member: Jeremy Irons. Damon Lindelof‘s HBO series inspired by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ iconic graphic novel is set 30 years after the events of the comic, and has been called more of a “remix” than a straight adaptation. In other words, don’t count on Irons playing a character straight from the comic.

Read More »

Red Sparrow clip

Depending on which critic you ask, Red Sparrow is either a surprisingly good adult drama or a slog to sit through. Either way, there’s some buzz behind the Jennifer Lawrence spy-thriller. A new Red Sparrow clip offers a dramatic-yet-subdued look at the film.

Read More »

red sparrow featurette

Red Sparrow is less than a month away from theaters. In anticipation of the new spy thriller starring Jennifer Lawrence, a Red Sparrow featurette goes behind-the-scenes and reveals the real-life inspirations for the story. Watch it below.

Read More »

red sparrow super bowl tv spot

Red Sparrow has launched a buzzy marketing campaign for the Jennifer Lawrence spy thriller, following up its moody trailers with action-packed clips and TV spots. The most action-packed yet is the new spot that 20th Century Fox just debuted at the Super Bowl.

Read More »

red sparrow tv spots

The Jennifer Lawrence spy thriller Red Sparrow has dropped two new TV spots, showing us even more of the film that looks like the Black Widow origin movie we probably won’t get.

20th Century Fox debuted the new TV spots during the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, which showcase Lawrence’s Dominika Egorova in her transformation from prima ballerina to deadly assassin.

Read More »

red sparrow trailer

The Black Widow origin movie you always wanted? It’s here, except it’s called Red Sparrow and it stars Jennifer Lawrence speaking in a Russian accent while donning an array of flattering outfits. Yes, Jennifer Lawrence speaks in this trailer! After curiously withholding the Hollywood star’s immediately recognizable voice for the entirety of the first trailer, Lawrence finally gets to speak her mind in the new official Red Sparrow trailer — and out comes a serviceable Russian accent.

It’s not a terrible accent, though it’s clear why the first trailer wanted to focus on the eerie visuals and the wordless chemistry between Lawrence and Joel Edgerton‘s American CIA agent. But the newest trailer is all about Lawrence’s Dominika Egorova, as she makes the painful journey from prima ballerina to ruthless Soviet secret agent.

Read More »

The Lion King - Behind the Scenes

(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 new featurette from the upcoming Signature Edition of The Lion King on home video shows off never-before-seen footage of the voice actors from the 1994 modern classic recording their lines, including Jeremy Irons doing a rendition of “Be Prepared.” There’s also a recap of the first season of Westworld in six minutes by series co-star Jimmi Simpson and a strange but real parody of Twin Peaks that was shown during a recent episode of WWE Smackdown. Read More »

Assassin's Creed alternate ending

For a movie with such a fantastical concept, the long-awaited video game adaptation, Assassin’s Creed, ultimately plays it safe. Justin Kurzel‘s (Macbeth) film is a gloomy and moody video game adaptation that doesn’t make a man reliving an ancestor’s memories, as he fights in 15th Century Spain, as entertaining as it sounds. When the film was released last December, audiences didn’t take to the world of Assassins and Templars, and the alternate ending likely wouldn’t have changed many of their minds about the movie.

Below, watch the Assassin’s Creed alternate ending (SPOILERS below).

Read More »

Cool Posts From Around the Web:

‘Assassin’s Creed’ – What Did You Think?

Assassin's Creed 2

The early buzz for Assassin’s Creed wasn’t exactly inspiring. The video game adaptation was called “convoluted hokum” and “peculiar, arrestingly uninviting nonsense,” which is the consensus among film critics. Over the holiday season, we’ll see how audiences respond to Justin Kurzel‘s film — a mostly distancing experience from start to finish.

Below, let us know what you think of Assassin’s Creed, but beware of spoilers from here on out.

Read More »