John Cena Surprises Fans

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, see what happens when John Cena cosplays as Bumblebee at San Diego Comic-Con. Plus, learn about the art of “the white voice” from the absurd indie comedy Sorry to Bother You, and find out all about British slang from Mission: Impossible – Fallout stars Simon Pegg and Henry Cavill. Read More »

Bumblebee Comic-Con

Even though the fan presence for Transformers is high at San Diego Comic-Con, the Paramount Pictures film franchise mostly stayed away from the convention center itself when it comes to promoting its upcoming would-be blockbuster. But it sounds like the studio might have something to prove with their first Transformers spin-off focusing on Optimus Prime’s right-hand Autobot.

Bumblebee takes the titular yellow Autobot, who debuted in live-action in the first Transformers movie back in 2007, out on his own adventure. But this time, we flashback to the 1980s when he encountered a teenage girl named Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld) in a small California beach town, and he was just a beat-up old Volkswagen beetle. The first trailer for Bumblebee gave us some flares of The Iron Giant and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, so did the Bumblebee Comic-Con panel in Hall H get us anymore excited? Find out below. Read More »

Bumblebee Featurette

Last week brought the first teaser trailer for the Transformers spin-off Bumblebee. The film focuses on the vocally-challenged, signature yellow Autobot who has been a cornerstone of the entire franchise right alongside Optimus Prime. Now, Bumblebee finds himself on his own in what is something of an origin story for the character as he goes on an adventure that happens decades before the first installment of the Transformers movies.

A new Bumblebee featurette has arrived with a focus on director Travis Knight, the man who has done wonders with stop-motion animation at LAIKA. After directing Kubo and the Two Strings and having his hand in LAIKA’s other projects such as Coraline and ParaNorman, Knight hopes to bring some of that mesmerizing storytelling to the Transformers universe. Read More »

Project X Movie

Here’s something with a heck of a lot of potential: legendary action star Jackie Chan and wrestler-turned-surprisingly-funny-actor John Cena are teaming for a new action-thriller called Project X. Cena is replacing Sylvester Stallone, who was originally set to co-star with Chan. The film focuses on an attempt to extract oil workers from “a China-run oil refinery in the Middle East.”

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The Janson Directive

Large men Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and John Cena are teaming for an adaptation of Robert Ludlum’s The Janson Directive. Sort of. Johnson was originally going to star in the film, but his busy schedule has gotten in the way. Now, Cena will fill the part Johnson has vacated while Johnson serves as executive producer.

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The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle cast

Robert Downey Jr. is setting up more potential franchises in which he can star. One of those is a remake of Doctor Dolittle, and now the once-and-future Tony Stark has revealed The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle cast on Twitter. Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley, The Big Sick), Octavia Spencer (The Help, The Shape of Water), John Cena (12 Rounds, Sisters), and more have signed on to voice animals in the new movie, and you can find out their character names and what animals they’ll play below. Read More »

john cena

Remember Duke Nukem? The video game in which a muscle-bound bro fights aliens with a rotating arsenal of weapons, occasionally stopping to quote They Live and Army of Darkness? Well, now that Hollywood has officially run out of ideas, they’ve decided to turn it into a movie, and they want wrestler and baggy suit enthusiast John Cena to play the part. Groovy.

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Blockers trailer

I like Ike Barinholtz, Leslie Mann, and John Cena. I think they’re all underrated, talented performers, and ever since seeing Barinholtz work his magic as a charmingly weird supporting character in The Mindy Project, I’ve been pulling for him to lock down some more starring roles in big studio comedies. But after watching this new trailer for Universal’s new movie Blockers, in which the three actors play parents who team up to sabotage their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity on prom night, I feel like Switch from The Matrix: “Not like this…not like this.”
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Gremlins: Recall - Morning Watch

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, check out an impressive fan film called Gremlins: Recall with some solid practical puppet effects. Plus, watch a video essay about the use of color in Wonder Woman, and see what happens when John Cena interns at Blue Sky Studios for a day. Read More »

Ferdinand trailer

In the wake of trailers like Peter Rabbit and Sherlock Gnomes that dropped earlier today, 2oth Century Fox and Blue Sky Animation’s upcoming movie Ferdinand looks almost pleasant. Sure, there are the butt jokes that seem to be a requirement in all non-Disney or Pixar animated kids films these days, and yes, things get a bit too on the nose when the titular bull (voiced by John Cena) ends up in – you guessed it – a china shop, but all things considered, this could be a whole lot worse. Check out a new international Ferdinand trailer and a new clip below.
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