Hobbs and Shaw Scene Breakdown

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 director David Leitch breaks down one of the opening sequences from Fast and Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw. Plus, check out the Anthony & Joe Russo‘s entire San Diego Comic-Con panel, complete with questions from Avengers: Endgame cast members, and follow along as Kevin Bacon breaks down the most memorable characters from his career. Read More »

Avengers Endgame Scene Breakdown - Thor

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, Anthony & Joe Russo break down the Avengers: Endgame scene where we see a drastic change in Thor. Plus, a video essay that tries to change the perception of Joel Schumacher‘s approach to The Dark Knight in Batman Forever and Batman & Robin, and a couple more Stranger Things cast members partake in a lie detector test interview.

First up, directors Anthony & Joe Russo sat down with The New York Times for a new edition of Anatomy of a Scene, breaking down the introduction of a drastically different version of Thor than we’ve seen before. They focus on how Chris Hemsworth’s performance turns what could have been simply a goofy gag into a sharp turn from comedy into drama, and they also discuss the logistics of shooting a scene with one live-action actor and four characters created with visual effects.

Next up, Patrick (H) Willems has a new video essay that might shake things up for Batman fans who have long scorned Joel Schumacher’s approach to The Dark Knight. Is it possible that both Batman Forever and Batman & Robin have gotten better with age? Or should we merely appreciate these two movies for providing a shining example of the wrong way to treat comics? Could it be both?

Finally, Stranger Things duo Charlie Heaton and Natalia Dyer take Vanity Fair‘s patented lie detector test interview.What college did Natalia Dyer go to? Who influences Charlie Heaton’s musical style? What was Natalia’s best birthday present she had as a kid? Has Charlie ever purposefully trashed a hotel room? Get answers to all those questions and more.

Russo Brothers Ghostbusters

After the debut of Avengers: Endgame, directors Anthony & Joe Russo appeared at various Q&A sessions and responded to endless questions about the epic culmination of 21 movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But apparently that wasn’t enough, because the duo got together for their own Comic-Con panel where they covered everything from their past work at Marvel Studios to their upcoming projects with their newly-established production company AGBO.

Find out what we learned from the Conversation with the Russo Brothers Comic-Con panel below. Read More »

21 Bridges Trailer

Following Avengers: Endgame earlier this summer, Anthony & Joe Russo are done with the Marvel Cinematic Universe for now. Their attention has turned to their AGBO Films production banner, and the next movie out of the gate as producers for the company will reunite them with one of Marvel’s superheroes.

21 Bridges stars Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) as a New York City detective who arrives on the scene of a drug heist gone bad. Eight cops have been killed in a shootout after two criminals were caught with a huge load of cocaine. But the case doesn’t seem to be as cut and dry as that, and Boseman’s character is intent on finding out exactly what the hell happened, even if it means exposing some corrupt boys in blue in the process. Watch the new 21 Bridges trailer below for a look at the movie. Read More »

Explaining Good and Bad 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, visual effects artists explain good and bad CG work in movies, including a Jurassic Park gaffe you probably missed. Plus, Avengers: Endgame helmers Anthony & Joe Russo take a look back at their career in directing and producing film and television, and Leslie Jones and Seth Meyers sit down to watch the Game of Thrones finale together. Read More »

Marvel Studios Logo

Directors Anthony & Joe Russo faced a little bit of backlash when they tried to make a big deal about the first openly gay character in a Marvel movie having a bit part in an early scene in Avengers: Endgame. The character was played by Joe Russo himself, a man dealing with the trauma of the snap by trying to go out on a date again with another man, as he recounts in a group therapy session that Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is leading.

But it sounds like there will be much more representation for the LGBTQ community in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the near future. According to Anthony & Joe Russo, the first openly gay superhero character will be announced by Marvel Studios very soon. Read More »

Biggest Marvel Movie Moments

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, Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony & Joe Russo break down some of the biggest moments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Plus, learn the difference between Disney’s adaptation of The Little Mermaid and the story that inspired it, and watch as Emma Thompson is welcomed a little too warmly by Kate McKinnon at Saturday Night Live. Read More »

Avengers Endgame Final Battle

Avengers: Endgame is an unprecedented blockbuster event for a number of reasons. But one of the most impressive moments in the film brings together one of the largest Hollywood ensembles in the history of cinema for a single shot. At a recent Q&A in Washington DC, directors Anthony & Joe Russo and producer Kevin Feige talked about the challenges of pulling off this particular shot (naturally, this is your warning about some major spoilers lying ahead), as well as the epic Avengers Endgame final battle. Read More »

Avengers Endgame - Iron Man

Avengers: Endgame is full of dozens of showstopping sequences, the kind of moments that make audiences clap, cheer and even shed tears. But there’s one moment in particular that is not only Robert Downey Jr.‘s finest moment in Avengers: Endgame, but one the most pivotal scenes in the entirety of his appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Funnily enough, it’s a moment that wasn’t written in the script, and it was a last minute addition thought up in the editing room before the production’s planned reshoots.

Find out all about how it came to be below, but beware of major spoilers. Read More »

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endgame paradoxes

It’s that time again. Time for the Russo Brothers to jaunt around explaining everything that happened in their new movie. The filmmakers went on a whirlwind tour after Avengers: Infinity War, attempting to answer questions that movie raised. Now they’re doing it again with Avengers: Endgame. In fairness, the new Avengers film deals with some fairly complicated logistics, leaving some viewers scratching their heads.

Immediate and major spoilers follow.

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