Zombieland: Double Tap Bloopers

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 some of the hilarious outtakes from the horror comedy sequel Zombieland: Double Tap. Plus, spend some time getting to know Bowen Yang and Chloe Fineman, the new featured players of Saturday Night Live, and listen as Nick Kroll breaks down some of the voices he’s best known for creating. Read More »

What's Wrong with Modern Visual Effects

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 professional visual effects artist explains some of the problems with the CGI used in some of today’s movies and points out the biggest hurdle with generating realistic visual effects. Plus, learn about the legend of Tallahassee, the greatest zombie hunter in all of Zombieland, and listen as Forest Whitaker breaks down some of his most memorable performances. Read More »

the art of self-defense infomercial

If you were to turn on the TV at two in the morning and stumble on this The Art of Self-Defense infomercial, you could be forgiven for calling the number immediately. The viral marketing clip from the SXSW darling perfectly imitates those classic late-night infomercials, right down to the shoddy production, the endearing visual noise, and the stiff delivery from the various “real people, not actors.” Teach us your ways, sensei.

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Vivarium Review

I always figured there was no better case for birth control than being on a long flight with someone else’s screaming child. Vivarium ups the ante, finding domestic bliss even more harrowing in this clever yet frustrating Cannes Film Festival selection by Irish director Lorcan Finnegan. Read More »

the art of self-defense trailer

Everyone muses about signing up for a self-defense class at one point or another, but when Jesse Eisenberg‘s terrified young man does in The Art of Self-Defense, he gets a little more than he bargained for. The black comedy that made waves at SXSW has a new trailer, and it gives us another glimpse at what happens when Eisenberg’s timid young man buys into the toxic masculinity of karate class. Watch the new The Art of Self-Defense trailer below.

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the art of self-defense trailer

Jesse Eisenberg is afraid of…well…everything in The Art of Self-Defense. Eisenberg plays a nervous nebbish who decides to sign up for a karate class in order to get over his many, many fears. But as this brief but memorable trailer shows, there’s more going on here than meets the eye. Watch The Art of Self-Defense trailer below.

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the hummingbird project trailer

Jesse Eisenberg and a very bald Alexander Skarsgård star in The Hummingbird Project, a thriller about…fiber-optic cable? That may not sound particularly thrilling, but it’s all in the name of making cold, hard cash. The duo want to run the fiber-optic cable to get a jump on the stock market before everyone else – but their task won’t be easy. They’re going to have to go up against a powerful trader, played by Salma Hayek. Watch The Hummingbird Project trailer below.

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zombieland 2 cast Zoey Deutch

The returning cast of Zombieland is teaming with a new addition for the sequel: Zoey Deutch. The Set It Up actress has joined the Zombieland 2 cast in an unspecified role, but there’s a good chance she’ll be one of the humans running from zombies. The sequel will arrive ten years after the original zombie comedy hit theaters, with virtually the entire original cast and crew returning.

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zombieland 2 begins production

Zombieland 2 continues to creep along. The long-awaited sequel to the 2009 horror-comedy will go into production sometime in January 2019, according to director Ruben Fleischer who, alongside the original cast, will be returning to the sequel.

This will push the Zombieland sequel’s release date past a planned 2019 anniversary release, as early reports had previously suggested. But after years of false starts and rumors, it seems like the sequel’s production is finally kicking into gear.

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The Hummingbird Project Review

Writer/director Kim Nguyen’s The Hummingbird Project follows the exploits of two cousins, Jesse Eisenberg’s Vincent Zaleski and Alexander Skarsgård’s Anton Zaleski, determined to run a small fiber-optic cable from Kansas City to New York City. This project, which will require years of their lives and a steady flow of cash, will give them a one millisecond advantage in the dog-eat-dog world of high frequency trading. Why bother to undertake this? They want to own Wall Street to burn it down, they explain toward the end of the film.

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