Hellboy Movie Compared to Comics

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 much different the Hellboy movies are from the comics that inspired them. Plus, Laura Dern provides a breakdown of her career, including Jurassic Park and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and go behind the scenes of the making of Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s action movie trailer for the show’s move to NBC. Read More »

The Dolls

Younger millennials may not remember Cabbage Patch Kids, but the cuddly dolls were all the rage when they hit shelves in the 1980s. The toys were in such high demand that riots broke out at some stores across the United States when stores didn’t have enough to sell to customers who waited in lines for hours, resulting in behavior that would embarrassingly become all too familiar around Black Friday decades later.

Now Laura Dern (Jurassic Park, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) and Issa Rae (Insecure, The Hate U Give) are teaming up to make an HBO limited series called The Dolls which tells the story of mothers fighting through the chaos to get a Cabbage Patch Kid for their children. Read More »

cold pursuit trailer

Snowplow driver Liam Neeson wants revenge in the Cold Pursuit trailer. This remake of In Order of Disappearance finds Neeson taking down a gang of drug dealers who murdered his son. And hey, Laura Dern is here, too! Cold Pursuit was previously going by the (much better) title Hard Powder, but I suppose everyone thought they wanted a more pun-based title. Watch the very entertaining Cold Pursuit trailer below!

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Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy Review

The story of JT LeRoy, the best-selling author who never really existed, gets the standard biopic treatment in Justin Kelly‘s unfortunately uninspired Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy. As lacking as this film tends to be, it’s almost salvaged by two remarkable performances from Laura Dern and Kristen Stewart

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hard powder
Who says cinema is dead? As long as someone is ready to make a Liam Neeson snowplow action movie, the medium of film will live forever. Neeson is set to star in Hard Power, a remake of the 2014 Norwegian film In Order of Disappearance. Neeson plays a snowplow driver going up against a drug cartel. If that doesn’t excite you, I don’t know what else to say.

Anyway, we now know when this miracle will hit theaters.

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Little Women cast

In her never-ending quest to drive Film Twitter into a frenzy, Greta Gerwig is adding yet another impressive name to her already impressive Little Women cast: Laura Dern. Dern will join a line-up that includes Meryl Streep, Saoirse Ronan, Timothee ChalametEmma Stone and Florence Pugh.

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The Tale trailer

One of the most powerful movies of this year’s Sundance Film Festival is coming to HBO next month, and now its first trailer has arrived. The Tale is the autobiographical story of director Jennifer Fox (played here by the always-terrific Laura Dern), a documentary filmmaker who dives into her own past and uncovers the truth about the sexual abuse she suffered when she was a teenager. It’s tough subject matter, but the deafening buzz about the film at Sundance and our own glowing 10 out of 10 review indicate that this is definitely going to be worth checking out. Watch The Tale trailer below. Read More »

holdo force sensitive

Vice Admiral Holdo blessed us for only a short stretch of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but she she left us with a lasting impression — and one of the most stunning sequences in Star Wars history.

Laura Dern‘s violet-haired Last Jedi character managed to steal our hearts in the short time she commanded the Resistance, but we still know very little about her. But Dern recently revealed another intriguing facet of her character: Holdo was Force-sensitive.

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Big Little Lies season 2

Break out the wine: the Big Little Lies gang is officially getting back together. While we already knew that Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon were officially returning for Big Little Lies season 2, now we have confirmation that Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley and Zoe Kravtiz are coming back as well. They join new cast member Meryl Streep in the hit HBO series.

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The Holdo Maneuver

There were a handful of moments that left me speechless in last year’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but “The Holdo Maneuver” may be the most beautifully executed in the entire movie. You know the scene. Spoilers ahead!

Left with no other choice, Vice Admiral Holdo (Laura Dern) stays behind on a Resistance ship while allowing her fellow Resistance members to escape to Crait. In order to make sure they arrive safely, she turns her ship around to face down The First Order and makes the jump to lightspeed, sacrificing herself as her spacecraft rips through the enemy ship and causes untold amounts of damage.

An upcoming episode of The /Filmcast features writer/director Rian Johnson as a guest, and during their conversation, Johnson explained how that maneuver fits into larger Star Wars canon, the challenge of communicating the immensity of that act, and the moment it finally clicked into place in post-production.
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