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 »
In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Walter Hill wrote a 50-page treatment for a new Alien movie with Ripley, but Sigourney Weaver doesn’t seem interested.
- David Koepp had different plans for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. He also opens up about leaving Indiana Jones 5.
- David Dobkin says there might be a Wedding Crashers sequel for some reason.
- Kevin Smith wants fans to pick the Mallrats 2 title.
- Paramount is releasing the new Scream movie.
- Elisabeth Moss says she’ll take part in an Invisible Man sequel if there’s enough fan demand.
- Bruce Campbell details plans for a My Name is Bruce sequel called Bruce vs. Frankenstein.
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Kevin Smith may have only just finished the first draft of the script for the forthcoming Mallrats sequel, but he’s already got one new cast member on board, and it’s someone he’s worked with pretty recently.
During a watch party double feature for Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and and Jay and Silent Bob Reboot last night, writer/director Kevin Smith announced that Aparna Brielle, who plays one of the new girl gang members in the latter sequel, is already on board to star in Twilight of the Mallrats as the daughter of Brodie Bruce (Jason Lee). Naturally, her character’s name is yet another nod to the comic books the guy loves so much. Read More »
Writer/director Kevin Smith has definitely made the most of his time in quarantine. On top of his regular podcasts and partaking in a recent watch party of Mallrats, he’s been working on the script for a sequel to the 1995 cult classic that will bring back the whole gang. The movie is called Twilight of the Mallrats, and now that Smith has completed the first draft of the movie, he’s given fans a taste of what they can expect, and it sounds like maybe there’s not quite as much of a “happily ever after” as the end of the original movie seemed to indicate. Read More »
Since there’s been a lot going on lately, you might have forgotten that Kevin Smith is working on a sequel to the cult classic comedy Mallrats. Despite the fact that the movie bombed at the box office when it was released back in 1995, it’s still beloved among kids of the ’90s, and especially Kevin Smith fans. But if the sequel, currently titled Twilight of the Mallrats, ever comes to fruition, it’ll have a plot element that might rub people the wrong way, because it will incorporate the coronavirus pandemic. Read More »
Since movie and television productions are currently on hold, entertainment companies are showing solidarity by making a lot of free content available for people to enjoy while they self-quarantine at home. HBO is the latest to offer up some premium content for free, and even Marvel Comics is getting in on the free content supply. Now Focus Features is launching their own Focus Movie Mondays, where they will live stream one of their films on Facebook for free throughout the month of April. Read More »
In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Kal Penn is down for Harold & Kumar 4.
- Vin Diesel says an Oscar-winner will appear in F9.
- Kevin Smith is using this time of quarantine to finish the Clerks 3 and Mallrats 2 scripts.
- Freddy vs Jason writers still want a sequel, and so do I.
- Jesse Eisenberg knows absolutely nothing about Now You See Me 3, so maybe don’t ask him about that.
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With Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, writer and director Kevin Smith dug back into his interconnected series of comedies known as the View Askewniverse. The movie felt like a farewell of sorts to characters from Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, but instead, Smith seems to be reinvigorated to attempt another sequel to one of his movies.
Recently we heard that Kevin Smith was taking another crack at making Mallrats 2 happen. The idea has been kicked around before, and it was even considered as a TV series at one point. But now he’s back with a new focus and a new direction. In fact, Smith recently spoke with our own Peter Sciretta about Mallrats 2, and he revealed where his head’s at for the sequel this time. Read More »
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Captain Marvel is the first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe set entirely in the 1990s. More specifically, thanks to certain revelations in the movie, both in the plot and background details, the movie takes place in 1995. That makes all those children of the ’90s who now have kids of their own feeling nostalgic for Blockbuster Video, baggy flannel shirts, beepers, throwback radio hits, arcade games, and more. But the nostalgia for the decade is also creating some confusion within the realm of pop culture in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – especially when it comes to certain musical cues and Stan Lee’s clever cameo.
So let’s take a look at some of the more perplexing Captain Marvel 90s references below, but beware of spoilers. Read More »
Just over a week ago, we learned from Kevin Smith that he was working on a sequel to Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back that would take aim at Hollywood’s nostalgia obsession by getting nostalgic himself with Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. While that was good news for his most loyal fans, it also came with some bad news about two other projects that took the director back into his own View Askewniverse.
Clerks 3 and Mallrats 2 have been in the works for awhile now, but a couple problems have held them back from being made as feature film. But since Kevin Smith loves his fans, he’s going to make sure that he gets them out to the public in some form. Find out more below. Read More »