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 to make an alcoholic version of the signature Ghostbusters tie-in drink, Ecto-Cooler. Plus, did you notice all the shameless Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge references, mentions and Easter eggs during ABC’s premiere week on TV, and listen as The Dark Knight star Maggie Gyllenhaal breaks down her career, from Donnie Darko through HBO’s series The Deuce. Read More »
It’s 1977 and the porn industry is thriving in the HBO series created by George Pelecanos and David Simon. A five-year jump finds the characters of The Deuce onto bigger and bolder things, while now facing resistance from the New York police and the oncoming threat of changing laws. But we’re also about to enter the era of Studio 54, when disco and the tightening grip of organized crime ruled the city. Catch up with what has happened in the last five years with the official The Deuce season 2 trailer. Read More »
After playing the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Netflix is bringing unnerving psychological thriller The Kindergarten Teacher to audiences, and the first trailer has just arrived to tease the remake of writer/director Nadav Lapid’s acclaimed Israeli film of the same name. Watch it below. Read More »
It’s the height of the ’70s, and business is a-booming for the characters of The Deuce. The HBO drama series jumps ahead five years for its second season, following Maggie Gyllenhaal‘s Eileen “Candy” Merrell, James Franco‘s Vincent Martino and Frankie Martino, Gbenga Akinnagbe‘s Larry Brown, and more as they navigate the seedy New York underworld and the burgeoning pornography industry.
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Another Sundance movie has found a home. Netflix has scooped up the rights to writer/director Sara Colangelo‘s The Kindergarten Teacher in the U.S. and Canada, and they’ll make the film available for subscribers to stream sometime this year. Maggie Gyllenhaal produced the movie and stars as a teacher who becomes dangerously obsessed with nurturing the talent of one of her young students. Read more about The Kindergarten Teacher Netflix deal below. Read More »
At one point in the beguiling remake of the 2014 Israeli of the same name, a character in The Kindergarten Teacher evokes the name of Mozart as being a prime example of a child prodigy who was nurtured and otherwise taken care of by those who appreciated his unprecedented talent to the point where the young composer only had to focus on creating. When teacher Lisa Spinelli (Maggie Gyllenhaal, who appears in every frame of this film) discovers a possible poetry genius in her class of five year olds, she dares to consider what life would be like for young Jimmy Roy (newcomer Parker Sevak) if all he had to concern himself with was being creative. Read More »
HBO’s latest series The Deuce is relatively new, having only aired two episodes so far. It seems the reaction to those two episodes was apparently good enough for HBO, because today they announced that the show has been renewed: The Deuce season 2 is officially happening.
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Update: The pilot episode of The Deuce is now streaming on HBO Go several weeks ahead of its official debut. If you want to get a taste of the show now, this is your chance. You can also watch a new trailer below.
Police corruption, prostitution, twins, and lots and lots of nudity. Yep, sounds like HBO.
It’s a wonder that the cable network, known for its salacious prestige dramas, had not tackled the porn industry before. But it seems like it took The Wire creator David Simon, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and James Franco playing twins for HBO to turn its lens toward the rise of the porn industry in the 1970s with The Deuce.
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James Franco seems to be continuing the trend of Hollywood actors making a splash on the small screen by playing double with his role as two brothers in The Deuce, HBO’s upcoming TV series from The Wire and Treme creator David Simon.
Franco is joined by Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal in the prestige drama series about possibly one of the least prestigious (but oh so tantalizing) topics: the porn industry. Deuce chronicles the rise of the porn industry in 1970s New York and how the famous porn film Deep Throat came to be.
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David Simon‘s (The Wire) new HBO series, The Deuce, shows the rise of the porn industry in the 1970s. There to experience its beginning? Twins played by James Franco (The Disaster Artist), who not only played two roles but directed two episodes. He stars what Simon calls a “story about human beings and “a critique of market capitalism.”
Below, check out The Deuce photos.
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