Hamilton Reunion

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, the original cast of Hamilton reunites virtually on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots. Plus, watch as visual effects artists react to the work done on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Looper, and The Abyss. Finally, listen to Russell Crowe answer some of the web’s most searched questions about him. Read More »

Almost Famous Reunion Podcast

In the time of coronavirus, we’ve enjoyed plenty of reunions, albeit virtually thanks to the magic of the internet. But we’re about to have a cinematic reunion that rings true to the act of “getting the band back together” more than any other.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Cameron Crowe‘s semi-autobiographical film Almost Famous, and Cadence13’s Origins podcast series brought in the filmmaker, as well as cast members like Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit and Kate Hudson, to take a look back at the movie about a teen writer whose dreams come true when he joins an emerging rock band on tour as an assignment for Rolling Stone magazine. Read More »

Dads Trailer

Father’s Day is next week, and Apple TV+ will be shining a light on six different fathers around the world with a new documentary called Dads, marking the feature directorial debut of Bryce Dallas Howard. The first trailer for the film has arrived, and in addition to the stories of various fathers around the world, there’s a collection of talking heads from famous fathers such as Will Smith, Judd Apatow, Jimmy Fallon, Hasan Minaj, Kenan Thompson, Neil Patrick Harris, Ken Jeong, Conan O’Brien, Patton Oswalt, and more. Read More »

Reno 911 zoom

I know different parts of the country adopted self-isolation and quarantine procedures at different times over the past several weeks, but many of us are coming up on a full month of being in quarantine due to COVID-19. And amid all of the Tiger King discourse, our daily streaming recommendations, and films like Parasite and Portrait of a Lady on Fire hitting Hulu, you may have missed a few things that might help make your time at home a tiny bit better. So let’s run through a few of them, shall we?
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late night hosts during coronavirus

Late night shows were one of the first in the entertainment industry to take a hit from the growing coronavirus pandemic, as many of the live shows depended on audiences who were mostly older and from out of town. As the late night shows shut down to curb the spread of coronavirus, aka COVID-19, the TV hosts were left to self-quarantine themselves at home. And what are a bunch of entertainers going to do at home? Well, put on a show, of course.

The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Show, andThe Daily Show all aired special “at home editions” of their shows, as hosts Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, and Trevor Noah transformed into vloggers for a night. The homey sequences, which include Fallon playing guitar and delivering a monologue with the help of his daughter, and Stephen Colbert lighting a fire in his backyard, are actually quite charming and a smart way to keep their late-night audiences engaged as they’re stuck at home too.

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Robert Downer Jr. Talks Saturday Night Live

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 Robert Downey Jr. recalls his time on Saturday Night Live, remembering some embarrassing sketches he was in during one of the show’s worst periods. Plus, check out franchise end credits for the Harry Potter film series in the style of Avengers: Endgame, and see Awkwafina play Six Degrees of Separation. Read More »

History of Will Smith Rap

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 Jimmy Fallon and Will Smith rap through the career of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor turned international superstar. Plus, check out over four dozen Easter eggs and comic references from the new Birds of Prey trailer, and watch a 90s-style, metal-infused VHS trailer for Netflix’s fantasy series The Witcher. Read More »

Sesame Street 50th Anniversary Rap

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street. Following their history-making moment as the first television show to celebrated by the Kennedy Center Honors, all of your favorite fuzzy friends fro Sesame Street gathered at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for a rap that has all the fun of the children’s television program and celebrates all of the show’s colorful characters who have helped kids learn so much over the past 50 years. Watch the Sesame Street 50th anniversary rap below! Read More »

Cats cast sings Memory on The Tonight Show

While Emperor Palpatine returns to bring evil back to a galaxy far, far away, a different kind of nightmare is brewing in theaters this weekend alongside Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Cats arrives in theaters everywhere today, adapting the long-running hit Broadway musical of the same name. If the reviews are to be believed, this movie is nightmare fuel to the max. Thankfully, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon made the movie, or at least part of it, a little easier to swallow. The cast of the big screen musical stopped by the late night talk show for a little remix of the staple tune “Memory” in the shows recurring “Classroom Instruments” style. Listen as the Cats cast sings Memory on The Tonight Show. Read More »

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Star Wars Rap Recap

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 Star Wars franchise star Daisy Ridley gives a rap recap of the entire Skywalker saga on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Plus, find out the origins of stop-motion animation, long before it took off in Hollywood, and listen as HBO’s Watchmen co-star Tim Blake Nelson breaks down the most memorable roles in his career. Read More »