In the Heights Opening Sequence

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fan-made productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, listen as In the Heights director Jon M. Chu breaks down part of the lively and mesmerizing opening musical sequel from In the Heights. Plus, take a closer look at the upcoming animated series sequel Masters of the Universe: Revelation with executive producer Kevin Smith. And finally, listen as Tig Notaro stops by Conan one more time to thank the titular host for giving the comedian her big break. Read More »

Masters of the Universe Revelation trailer

Filmmaker Kevin Smith has the power – the power to continue a classic 1980s cartoon series that Hollywood has been trying to adapt into a movie for years. His new show, Masters of the Universe: Revelation, will pick up where the beloved original ’80s series left off and introduce a new generation to characters like He-Man, Skeletor, and more. Check out the action-heavy new trailer below. Read More »

New Masters of the Universe Animated Series

This summer, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is making a comeback with a new animated series that picks up where the original 1980s show left off. Clerks and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back director Kevin Smith is behind the latest iteration of the fantasy franchise that launched the iconic toy line, and the first photos of the revamped animated series have arrived.

Powerhouse Animation, the studio behind Netflix’s Castlevania series, is bringing Masters of the Universe: Revelation to life, and the artwork on display here looks absolutely incredible. It perfectly mixes the style and detail of anime with the classic feel of the original He-Man and the Masters of the Universe animated series. Get a first look at the new Maters of the Universe animated series below. Read More »

Sound of Metal Sound Design

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 Sound of Metal created the sound of being deaf in the Oscar-winning movie starring Riz Ahmed. Plus, listen as Kevin Smith looks back at the making of the famous “37 d*cks” scene from the original Clerks. And finally, see how the trailer for the new West Side Story compares to the original 1961 film. Read More »

The Last Blockbuster Documentary on Netflix

After hitting the film festival circuit and getting an online release late last year, the documentary The Last Blockbuster is making one more stop that couldn’t be more ironic. In just a few days, Netflix will be streaming the film about the last standing Blockbuster Video store in Bend, Oregon. Why is this ironic? Because Blockbuster had a chance to buy Netflix before the DVD mailing company and eventual streaming service ended up burying them. Read More »

Mission Impossible Fallout Stunt Video

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, D23 takes a nostalgic look back at the legacy of The Muppets with some of the talents who know them best. Plus, take a closer look at eight Tom Cruise stunts to find out how they were pulled off. And finally, listen as Kevin Smith takes a look at the origins and making of a scene from his directorial debut on Clerks. Read More »

Masters of the Universe score

Kevin Smith‘s upcoming Netflix anime series Masters of the Universe: Revelation has found a composer.

Smith has revealed that the show’s composer will be none other than Bear McCreary, the man behind the scores for shows like The Walking Dead, Battlestar Galactica, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and many more. And in a new video, you can watch Smith react to his first listen of McCreary’s first pass at the score for the famous transformation scene in which Prince Adam wields his sword and becomes He-Man.
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clerks 3 script update

Kevin Smith has been working on some version of Clerks III since at least 2017, and now it looks like he’s finished the first draft. To be clear: this is a new first draft because back in 2017, the filmmaker said he had already finished a different script for the film. Smith took to Instagram to post a snippet of the new script’s first page, and while it really doesn’t tell us much, it’s bound to interest fans.

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Kevin Smith Movies

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, a new video essay from Patrick (H) Willems looks back at the films of Clerks and Chasing Amy director Kevin Smith to see how they hold up after all these years. Plus, Harry Potter franchise star Daniel Radcliffe runs the gauntlet of spice on a new episode of Hot Ones, and an epidemiologist reviews how realistic zombie virus movies and TV shows like World War Z and The Walking Dead are. Read More »

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The Batman Trailer Reactions

The first trailer for The Batman debuted during DC FanDome last weekend, and the response was overwhelmingly positive for the vision director Matt Reeves has put forth so far. It’s dark, but also unlike any of the other Batman movies that came before. There’s a noir realism to the proceedings reminiscent of David Fincher, and two of Batman’s biggest fans have given their seal of approval. Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder and The Dark Knight aficionado Kevin Smith both had very favorable reactions to our first glimpse at The Batman, and you can read what they had to say below. Read More »