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, find out how director Spike Jonze shot a music video with The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in a single shot. Plus, Game of Thrones director Alan Taylor breaks down Ned Stark’s final scene from all the way back in the first season of the HBO series, and watch the Freaks and Geeks mini-reunion panel from C2E2 in Chicago last weekend. Read More »
Jonathan Goldstein (right) and John Francis Daley were behind last year’s outstanding comedic thriller Game Night, a movie that deserved far more recognition than it received. Since then, we’ve been waiting to see what’s going on with their take on The Flash, but it sounds like another project has the potential to get off the ground before then, and it will take them into a new genre. Read More »
The Flash‘s long and troubled race to the big screen could be cut short. Warner Bros. finds itself at an impasse between star and directors as Ezra Miller, who stole the scenes as the Scarlet Speedster in Batman v. Superman and Justice League, is teaming up with DC Comics guru Grant Morrison to pen his own The Flash script, in direct competition with directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. And with Miller’s holding deal on The Flash soon to reportedly expire, this might be the last we see of Miller’s version of The Flash.
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The last time Rachel McAdams got caught up in R-rated comedy shenanigans, it was in Wedding Crashers back in 2005. Now, she’s teamed up with Jason Bateman for what promises to be a deadly hilarious couples’ night.
Game Night follows Jason Bateman and McAdams as a married couple who were expecting to enjoy a weekly game night with their friends played by Kyle Chandler (Super 8), Billy Magnussen (Bridge of Spies), Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe), Lamorne Morris (New Girl), and Kylie Bunbury (Under the Dome). But when the game turns into an all-too-real kidnapping mystery, the night takes some strange and dangerous turns. Read More »
Rachel McAdams (Doctor Strange) is close to signing up to star in the ensemble comedy Game Night, which Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (Vacation remake) are directing. Actor and co-producer Jason Bateman‘s involvement in the project began almost four years ago, and he remains attached to star. The dark, ensemble comedy is about a game night gone horribly wrong.
Below, learn more about the Jason Batman comedy.
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Posted on Monday, July 27th, 2015 by Angie Han
A couple of weeks ago word got around that Vacation writer-directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein were in talks to script Spider-Man, after losing out on the directing job to Jon Watts (Cop Car). Now the pair have finally confirmed their involvement, and have started to talk a little bit about their vision for the wisecracking webslinger.
The key word there is wisecracking — from the sounds of it, this Spidey will be wittier and funnier than his big-screen predecessors have been. Read the Spider-Man writers comments after the jump. Read More »
Summer may almost be over, but the latest road trip with the Griswold family in Vacation doesn’t begin until next week. Ed Helms plays a grown up Rusty Griswold, taking his wife (Christina Applegate) and their two sons on a trip in order to help bring them closer together, just like when he was a kid.
Now a final NSFW red band trailer makes one last attempt to get audiences on board the new family truckster for a trip that is more raunchy and rowdy than any of the preceding National Lampoon titles. This isn’t the best trailer for the movie, but it does have some amusing moments, especially from then new Griswold kids.
Watch the final Vacation trailer after the jump!
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Late July brings the reboot of the comedy classic National Lampoon’s Vacation. This time it’s Ed Helms leading the new take, simply called Vacation, playing a grown-up Rusty Griswold bent on taking his own family on a trip to Walley World in an effort to bring them closer together.
There are plenty of little references to the original flick, including appearances by Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo, but something else that we were looking forward to in the movie was a mini Freaks and Geeks reunion.
The cult classic NBC series starred a young John Francis Daley, who is now a successful screenwriter with writing partner Jonathan Goldstein, and the two actually make their directorial debut on Vacation. Last fall, Daley said that fellow geeks Martin Starr (Silicon Valley) and Samm Levine (Selfie) would be appearing with him in cameos. But it turns out those cameos didn’t end up in the final cut.
Find out more about the axed Freaks and Geeks reunion in Vacation after the jump! Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, July 16th, 2015 by Angie Han
A couple of screenwriters have just landed in Spidey’s web. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are in talks to write the upcoming Spider-Man reboot, which Jon Watts (Cop Car) will direct. Tom Holland plays the latest incarnation of the friendly neighborhood superhero.
Get all the details on the Spider-Man screenwriters after the jump. Read More »
Several decades ago, Clark Griswold had a dream. His dream was to drive across country and take his family to a theme park called Walley World. As we remember, that didn’t go too well. Now Clark’s son, Rusty, who endured several frightening vacations with his father, is trying the same with his family. Vacation is back.
Ed Helms stars as the new patriarch of the Griswold family and though we’ve seen a red-band trailer for this new Vacation, now there’s a green-band. It’s a little tamer, but still really funny look at the sequel/reboot of the classic comedy franchise, directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein.
Watch the new Vacation trailer below. Read More »