DC Comics has produced a wide variety of animated movies featuring their iconic superheroes and villains. But only every now and then does one of those animated comic book productions make it to theaters. Next year, we’ll get to see a team of DC Comics superheroes make their debut on the big screen, including a couple very good boys.
DC League of Super-Pets will give the superpowered pets of Superman, Batman, and other DC Comics heroes the spotlight with their own animated movie. Dwayne Johnson has already been revealed to provide the voice of Krypto the Super Dog, but now the rest of the voice cast has been revealed along with a first look at the the Caped Canine. Read More »
John Krasinski and Emily Blunt have been at the top of the fan-casting lists for the roles of Reed Richards and Sue Storm, AKA Mr. Fantastic and the Invisible Woman, in Marvel’s forthcoming Fantastic Four. But even though Emily Blunt nearly entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Black Widow before scheduling took her away from the role, the actress may no longer be interested in taking on a superhero role. In fact, she doesn’t even really like superhero movies, she says. Read More »
When Warner Bros. announced that every one of its 2021 releases would be dropped day and date on HBO Max, several high profile directors and actors did not react well to that news because it impacted the amount of money they could make based on a film’s theatrical performance. Fast forward several months, and a similar conversation is happening again, this time at Paramount.
John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, the creative forces involved in A Quiet Place Part II, are in a battle with the studio over their paydays for the upcoming sequel, which will likely be significant impacted by Paramount’s decision to put its new films on the new Paramount+ streaming service just 45 days after it debuts. Read More »
It’s been over a year since A Quiet Place Part II was meant to hit theaters. But not unlike the premise of the movie itself, a terrible disaster shut the world down and sent us all into hiding, leaving the movie waiting to be released. Thankfully, the wait is almost over, and if the latest A Quiet Place Part II trailer is any indicator, this will be a fantastic way to return to the movies this month. Read More »
After being delayed at the start of the coronavirus pandemic last year, A Quiet Place Part II is finally coming to theaters later this month. Paramount Pictures is so ready to release this movie that they bumped it up from the previously set fall release date to take advantage of the sparse summer blockbuster calendar, which may or may not be a risky box office decision (especially with the movie coming to Paramount+ just 45 days after hitting theaters). A new teaser has arrived to let audiences know the sequel is coming in just over a few weeks, and a full trailer is coming tomorrow. Read More »
Natalie Erika James, director of the acclaimed indie horror pic Relic, has a new project on the way. James will direct Apartment 7A for Paramount Players, with A Quiet Place filmmaker John Krasinski on board to produce. Unfortunately, we really don’t know a whole lot about the project – just that it’s being described as a “psychological thriller,” which is usually just big studio code for “horror,” because, for reasons I will never understand, bigger studios are afraid to call horror movies horror movies. Read More »
Saturday Night Liveclosed out 2020 with a festive and fun Christmas episode hosted by veteran cast member and Wonder Woman 1984 co-star Kristen Wiig. It was the last SNL before the Presidential Inauguration gave us renewed hope for a year that wouldn’t be quite so full of nightmarish days.
With the first SNL of 2021, you can feel that rejuvenation with first-time host John Krasinski taking the stage. Maybe it’s because there’s barely a mention of the former President of the United States, but this episode was full of energy, and even the bad sketches were full of life, despite not floundering on the comedy side of things. Read More »
Along with the the next 007 movie No Time to Die, the Paramount Pictures sci-fi horror sequel A Quiet Place II was among the first blockbusters to have their release date shifted when the coronavirus pandemic rapidly grew in the United States in March 2020. After initially being pushed to September 2020, Paramount set the movie for spring again in April 2021. But now that No Time to Die and a bunch of other spring/summer blockbusters have been delayed to later this year, A Quiet Place Part II is joining them. Read More »
Saturday Night Live made quite the for the show’s 46th season last fall with a whopping six consecutive episodes that took us right through the election. Then they came back for some winter fun throughout December before taking a holiday hiatus. Now the late night sketch series with another five-episode block starting on January 30, and they’re kicking things off with a trio of three first-time hosts, including one who was supposed to host last year before the coronavirus pandemic ruined everything. Read More »
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 how the storyboards for a sequence from Pixar’s latest movie Soul compare to the final cut in the film. Plus, take a look back at the making of the pilot for The Office back in 2004, and let Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear help usher in the New Year with a familiar tune that will have you movin’ right along into 2021.
First up, now that you’ve had a chance to see Pixar’s new movie Soul on Disney+, see how the original storyboards for one of the film’s early sequences compared to the final cut. You’ll see that some of Joe’s features didn’t completely translate from the early storyboards, including the shape of his glasses and what he’s wearing, and the soul version of him isn’t quite as defined either. It’s all part of Pixar’s important development processes that makes them one of the best animation studios around.
Next, now that The Office is available on Peacock, the streaming service has provided some bonus treats for longtime fans. In addition to releasing a never-before-seen cold open over the weekend, they also provided a featurette about the making of the show’s pilot from all the way back in 2004. Enjoy how young everyone looks and how enthusiastic they all are despite having an uncertain future during the time of production.
Finally, Disney offered up a warm welcome into 2021, courtesy of a couple of our favorite Muppets. Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear do a virtual rendition of “Movin’ Right Along” from The Muppet Movie to ring in the New Year. Kermit plays the banjo while Fozzie hops in the car to actually move right along. Now if only we could get some of that Muppet magic back on Disney+ in a more satisfying way.