Stuntmen React to Extraction

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 stuntmen react to the long, single shot chase sequence from the Netflix original movie Extraction. Plus, watch a video essay looking at how the script for Stranger Things effectively establishes the tone of the series, and listen to The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons break down his career, including Ed and Garden State, and recent projects like Hollywood and The Boys in the Band. Read More »

the boys in the band trailer

In 1968, playwright Mart Crowley made history when he premiered the Off-Broadway play The Boys in the Band, a drama that revolves around a group of gay men who gather for a birthday party in New York City. Hailed as a groundbreaking portrayal of gay life, the play was adapted into a feature film directed by William Friedkin in 1970, which was also considered a milestone in queer cinema as one of the first major American films to revolve around gay characters. Now, following a Tony-winning Broadway revival in 2018, The Boys in the Band is being brought to Netflix by Ryan Murphy. Watch The Boys in the Band trailer below.

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Boys in the Band

Ryan Murphy, the prolific writer/producer/director of Glee and American Horror Story who signed one of the biggest production deals in television history with Netflix last year, has lined up another project for the streaming service.

He’ll produce a film adaptation of The Boys in the Band, a 1968 play that was revived on Broadway in 2018 with a cast that included Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), Matt Bomer (The Normal Heart), and more. Those actors, and the rest of their co-stars from the Broadway revival, will reprise their roles in the film, which is heading to Netflix next year. Read More »

spoiler alert the hero dies movie

With The Big Bang Theory set to wrap up its 12th and final season next year, all eyes (well, maybe some eyes) are trained on its million-dollar stars and where they’ll go next.

Jim Parsons has already starred in a few prestige dramas and high-profile HBO movies, and it seems like his career will continue to flourish post-Big Bang Theory. The actor has been cast in the feature adaptation of Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies, a film set to be directed by The Big Sick‘s Michael Showalter and based on Michael Ausiello‘s tragicomic memoir of the same name.
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The Big Bang Theory Spin-Off

The CBS comedy series The Big Bang Theory is currently in the middle of its 10th season. Right now the network is trying to negotiate a deal to give the popular show starring Jim Parsons a two-season renewal, and CBS CEO Les Moonves says they’re “on the two-yard line” with deal. If for some reason that doesn’t happen, fans will still be getting more of The Big Bang Theory, just not in the way they think.

CBS has just closed a deal to give The Big Bang Theory spin-off Young Sheldon a straight-to-series order for the upcoming 2017-2018 season. However, this show will have a different format from what The Big Bang Theory fans are used to, and a former Marvel director will be behind the camera for it. Read More »

Hidden Figures trailer

John Glenn might get most of the glory for being the first American to orbit Earth, but behind him were dozens of brilliant scientists, mathematicians, and engineers, and more working to make his journey happen. The new movie Hidden Figures tells the story of three of them.

Taraji P. Henson leads the cast as NASA mathematician  Katherine Johnson, who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015 for her pioneering work. Octavia Spencer plays fellow NASA mathematician Dorothy Vaughn, and Janelle Monáe rounds out the central trio as NASA engineer Mary Jackson.

Also starring are Kevin CostnerKirsten DunstJim ParsonsAldis HodgeMahershala Ali, and Glen Powell as John Glenn. Watch the first Hidden Figures trailer below.  Read More »

Visions trailer

Blumhouse Productions has two great films out this summer: Creep, with Mark Duplass and Patrick Brice, and this week’s The Gift, with Joel Edgerton, Jason Bateman, and Rebecca Hall. Now add Visions to the list of Blumhouse films with great if somewhat unlikely casts. The movie features Isla Fisher, Gillian Jacobs and Jim Parsons, and the first international Visions trailer will show you some of the particular horrors created for this film as the characters deal with pregnancy and a new house that seems to have echoes of really bad old stuff. Read More »

2015 Emmy snubs and surprises

This morning brought the nominations for the 67th Emmy Awards, and while the winners (and losers) won’t be revealed until September 20th on Fox, the nominations themselves are enough to stir up some conversation.

When it comes down to itt’s all a matter of personal preference, and the opinions of average viewers don’t always match up with what the Emmys have cooked up. But we can’t help but notice some of the more annoying snubs, as well as some wonderful surprises, in this year’s round of honorees.

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HOME

Had DreamWorks stuck with its original plan, Home would be opening tomorrow. But the studio pushed it back to spring, so now we’re getting Penguins of Madagascar in theaters instead and all we’re getting of Home this week is a new trailer.

Based on Adam Rex‘s 2007 children’s book The True Meaning of Smekday, Home sees planet Earth getting taken over by an overly confident alien race called the Boov. It falls to a resourceful a human girl named Tip (voiced by Rihanna) and an outcast Boov named Oh (voiced by Jim Parsons) to save the day. Steve Martin and Jennifer Lopez round out the voice cast as Boov leader Captain Smek and Tip’s mother Lucy, respectively.

Watch the latest Home trailer after the jump. Read More »

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NBC Plans Stop-Motion Animated ‘Elf’ TV Special

Elf Buddy's Musical Christmas

Buddy the Elf will be back this winter to spread holiday cheer. But he may look and sound a bit different than you remember.

NBC has set Jim Parsons to voice Santa’s not-so-little helper in Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas, a stop-motion animated holiday special set to air next month. The character was played by Will Ferrell in the 2003 live-action movie. Hit the jump for more details on the Elf TV special.

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