How to Make Harley Quinn's Egg Sandwich

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 Harley Quinn‘s beloved egg sandwich from the man who made it in Birds of Prey. Plus, watch as a fan recreates the Back to the Future theme park ride from Universal Studios at home., and listen to a Star Wars story read by Star Wars: The Clone Wars voice actress Ashley Eckstein, better known as Ahsoka Tano. Read More »

Margot Robbie and Michael B. Jordan Join New David O. Russell Movie Cast

Over the past six years, Margot Robbie has become one of the most coveted actresses in Hollywood. During that time, she’s starred in over a dozen movies, two of them from filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino (The Wolf of Wall Street and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), and another two that earned her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations (Bombshell and I, Tonya).

The same rise in success can be seen in Michael B. Jordan, who started off with roles in TV shows ranging from The Wire to All My Children and Friday Night Lights, but has only gained fame on the big screen in the past six years. Chronicle was his breakthrough role, Fruitvale Station got him indie cred, he became a movie star in Creed, and Black Panther made him an even bigger deal.

Now they both could be getting a boost for the next awards season with each of them taking roles in the next movie from American Hustle director David O. Russell. Read More »

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinnis a movie bursting with personality. It’s poppy and gritty, slapstick-y and visceral, and most striking of all, it doesn’t confine itself to as many boxes or rules as most comic book movies do. It’s a rare comic book movie with an actual sense of freedom and spontaneity. Behind the boisterous vision is filmmaker Cathy Yan.

Before Yan was writing and directing films, she was already sharpening her skills as a storyteller. A graduate from Princetown University and the New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Yan was a journalist for the Wall Street Journal, based in Beijing, Hong Kong, and New York. She was one of the youngest writers in Wall Street Journal history. After her time as a journalist, she went on to direct more shorts and her feature directorial debut, Dead Pigs, which impressed Birds of Prey‘s star and producer, Margot Robbie.

Recently, we spoke to Yan about the set pieces in the movie, paying homage to Jackie Chan and Orson Welles, and more.

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DC has been a good home to screenwriter Christina Hodson. After writing Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), DC and Warner Bros. hired Hodson to adapt two other comic book properties, including Batgirl. Based on the glowing reception to Birds of Prey, the studio now has another strong voice behind their comic book movies. They haven’t always this much sense of authorship and crystal clear vision.

Birds of Prey is a comic book movie that doesn’t overstay its welcome and has more personality than explosions, although the grounded action is a visceral delight. It’s a tight, character-driven comic book movie that Hodson – a former executive at Focus Features – recently told us about writing. Plus, she discussed her favorite Harley Quinn stories, the Trainspotting influences, and her days as an executive.

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Cathy Yan’s Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) has style to spare. The new film features a quirky and colorful Gotham, a memorable cast of characters, and some pretty impressive hand-to-hand combat. All of it is tied together by Margot Robbie, who commits to this version of Harley Quinn with a zaniness and intensity that is irresistible. Even in moments when the movie doesn’t quite work, you can still feel the love and care that was put into bringing these characters to life.

I had the chance to chat with Melissa Tamminga from Seattle Screen Scene about the movie. We filmed ourselves talking about how Birds of Prey is a metaphor for getting out of a toxic relationship, sharing our favorite action scenes, and what we think of this new vision of Gotham. Check out our detailed video review after the jump. If you’re looking for more content on Birds of Prey, be sure to check out our interview with Margot Robbie and read Hoai-Tran Bui’s review as well.

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2020 Best Visual Effects Oscar Nominees

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 visual effects supervisor walks us through the movie magic for this years nominees for Best Visual Effects at the Academy Awards, including Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Avengers: Endgame. Plus, Margot Robbie stops by Hot Ones to eat some spicy chicken wings and talk about her career so far, and Samuel L. Jackson dramatically reads Yelp reviews. Read More »

birds of prey featurette fights

Birds of Prey opens this week, and the early reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. As a result, the hype for the new DC flick starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn is already at a fever-pitch. But if you need something else to get you pumped-up, you might want to take a gander at this behind-the-scenes featurette that highlights the many, many fight scenes and stunts in the movie.

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birds of prey harley quinn future

Harley Quinn is emancipated and feeling fantabulous about it. Margot Robbie‘s breakout character from the 2016 comic book movie Suicide Squad has been in the shadow of the Joker since her inception — and a fan-favorite for almost as long. Introduced as an ordinary henchman to the Clown Prince of Crime in Batman: The Animated Series, Harley Quinn soon shot up to fan-favorite character status, making the leap to comic books and video games before she finally made her big-screen debut a few years ago.

But in nearly every incarnation of the character, Harley Quinn is paired with the Joker, either as his lover, his victim, or his temporary ex who will always return to him. Birds of Prey looks to change that, with Harley separated from her Mr. J (though not by her own choice at first) and trying to find out who she is outside of the Joker.

“It’s really Harley at a kind of different stage of her life,” Robbie told /Film at a Birds of Prey junket in London.

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Birds of Prey Clips

This week sees the release of Birds of Prey, a spin-off of Suicide Squad that brings back Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. But this time, she’s not desperate to get back in the arms of The Joker. Instead. she’s just broken up with the madman, and that has some of Gotham’s deadliest criminals after her, including none other than Roman Sionis, aka Black Mask (Ewan McGregor). Now she must team up with Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), Cassandra Cain (Ella Jay Basco), Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez) and Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) in order to survive.

And we’ve got a new batch of Birds of Prey clips and a featurette to hold you over until the movie arrives this weekend. Read More »

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Making of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is nominated in 10 different categories for the 72nd Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for director/writer Quentin Tarantino. But if for some reason you’re not convinced of the film’s resonance, significance and place among acclaimed movies from 2019, Sony Pictures has something that might interest you.

A nearly 30-minute featurette diving into the making of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has been released online. All the stars of the film, ranging from the Oscar nominated Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie to supporting stars like Kurt Russell, Timothy Olyphant, and even the late Luke Perry, offer up their perspective on the movie, praise Tarantino’s love and knowledge of vintage Los Angeles, and the attention to detail in recreating the Hollywood of 1969. Read More »