some good news

Some Good News, a web series that was essentially John Krasinski sitting in his house goofing off in front of a webcam all in the name of cheering up people in quarantine, is moving up in the world. Krasinski sold the rights to the web show to CBS after a bidding war. Also, he’ll no longer host it. Sources say Krasinski was hesitant to sell what started off as a free YouTube show to help distract people in lockdown, but in the end, money won.

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The Office Wedding 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, watch as John Krasinski puts together a reunion of The Office cast members to remotely recreate the dance number from Jim and Pam’s wedding for a couple celebrating their nuptials. Plus, listen to a message from Mark Hamill and Lucasfilm thanking the Star Wars fans who spend their days as medical workers saving as many lives as possible in the middle of a pandemic, and watch Ben Stiller and his late father Jerry Stiller on an old episode of Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Read More »

some good news graduation

With the state of the world getting more dire by the minute, John Krasinski made it his mission to bring good news to the masses. With his new online show Some Good News, a charming homemade YouTube series that Krasinski uses to deliver heartwarming news stories and stage mini The Office reunions, the director of A Quiet Place is achieving that. Krasinski held a special graduation edition of Some Good News, bringing on special guests like Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey to chat with the graduates of the class of 2020. Which is probably way more impressive than whoever they would’ve gotten for their graduation speakers.

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Hamilton Reunion

The Office and Jack Ryan star John Krasinski recently started passing some of his time in self-quarantine by hosting a web series called Some Good News. Recorded from the home office of the A Quiet Place director/star, the series highlights some uplifting stories from around the web to help drown out the hellish nightmare of news from our government and the coronavirus pandemic that is claiming lives everyday.

The first episode of Some Good News brought the wonderful surprise of The Office star Steve Carell appearing on the show for a chat, just in time for the NBC workplace comedy’s 15th anniversary. But an even more impressive reunion comes in this week’s second episode as John Krasinski assembled the entire original cast of the Broadway music Hamilton and had them perform a musical number on the video conference service Zoom, all for a little girl who missed the show due to coronavirus cancellations. Read More »

john krasinski some good news

John Krasinski wants some good news amid the seemingly endless barrage of bad news about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. And nothing brightens people’s days more than a mini The Office reunion. Krasinski is giving the people what they want with his new online show Some Good News, a charming homemade YouTube series in which Krasinski delivers heartwarming news stories and brings on special guests. And he brings a doozy of a special guest for his very first show: his former The Office co-star Steve Carell.

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Saturday Night Live Episodes Delayed

Saturday Night Live is currently between episodes after having John Mulaney and Daniel Craig host back-to-back episodes on February 29 and March 7 respectively. But the late night comedy sketch series will be taking an even longer break amidst all the coronavirus cancellations and delays in Hollywood.

John Krasinski was slated to host the March 28 episode of SNL in support of his new movie A Quiet Place II, which had already been delayed due to coronavirus concerns. But now that nearly every show and movie that was in production is shutting down for at least two weeks, probably longer, the show has been canceled, and SNL will be on hiatus until further notice. Read More »

a quiet place 3

A Quiet Place Part II hasn’t hit theaters yet, but director John Krasinski revealed that he already has ideas for a A Quiet Place 3 — if it were to happen.

The surprise critical and box office success of A Quiet Place in 2018 paved the way for Krasinski’s rising directorial career, and for a new horror franchise if Paramount had its way. Soon, A Quiet Place Part II was greenlit, with Krasinski back in the director’s chair and Emily Blunt reprising her role as the Abbott matriarch trying to keep her children alive in a post-apocalyptic world infested with sound-sensitive monsters. But could that premise sustain itself for a third A Quiet Place movie? Krasinski is prepared for that possibility.

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A Quiet Place Part II Clip

A Quiet Place Part II is one of the most anticipated movies of 2020, and it’s just a few weeks away from arriving in theaters. That means it’s time for you to round up your friends as quietly as possible and pick up tickets that just went on sale today. But if you’re not yet convinced that you need to see this sequel in theaters with the best sound system possible, Paramount Pictures has debuted A Quiet Place Part II clip teasing the danger that Emily Blunt and her kids are still facing. Read More »

bride of frankenstein remake

After the implosion of the Dark Universe, Universal had supposedly put a lid on the Bride of Frankenstein remake, but the project may still have a pulse after all. A few notable Hollywood figures have been circling the project over the past year, including Oscar-nominated producer Amy Pascal and A Quiet Place director John Krasinski. And with Universal launching a new creative mandate for edgier fare, according to new reports, the Bride of Frankenstein remake might still come aliiiiive.

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(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.)

A lot can change in a lifetime, so said the meme-able tagline for The Irishman this year. But it doesn’t even take a full life to observe a radical change in the trajectory of a life, as shown by the many artists who changed the course of their careers during the 2010s. It’s one thing to stage a comeback when you’re down and out in the public eye – after all, who doesn’t love an underdog story? – and another to successfully execute a 180-degree shift when things are going fairly smoothly.

This list pays tribute to those in the industry who pulled off pivots that caught us off-guard but did their job of redefining an already established star image. You might notice a running theme in this list: it’s disproportionately male, white and straight, unfortunately. This indicates that there is still room for the industry to improve in the 2020s and allow more opportunities for women, people of color and LGBTQ+ artists to spread their wings and avoid becoming pigeonholed into a single identity. But given the breadth of artists reshaping a well-known persona in this decade, they have many great playbooks to run.

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