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, see how artificial intelligence has evolved in movies over the years, from the classic film Metropolis through The Terminator, Blade Runner, Her and beyond. Plus, see how The SnyderVerse approach to DC Comics compares to the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And finally, listen as Emma Stone recites Steve Martin‘s famous profanity-laden rant from Planes, Trains & Automobiles. Read More »
Want to see Adam Pally‘s cool new superhero Snaredevil? Which comic book movies landed 2018 MTV Movie & TV Award nominations? Did you hear the second season of Legion is getting an extra episode? Who is voicing Batman in Teen Titans Go! to the Movies? Why is the DC series Metropolis being delayed? Is Peter Quill‘s grandma in Captain America: The First Avenger? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.
Warning: There are some major spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War on the second page. You’ve been warned! Read More »
It seems like the preferred way to create a Superman prequel series is to name it after a place where he’s lived. Following shows like the popular Smallville and the upcoming SyFy series Krypton, here comes Metropolis, a series from Warner Bros. TV that will premiere on DC’s digital streaming service.
But here’s the catch: Superman is nowhere to be seen. Instead, Metropolis will follow the adventures of Lois Lane and Lex Luthor, inexplicable partners who “investigate the world of fringe science and expose the dark and bizarre secrets of a pre-Superman Metropolis.” Yes, you read that right.
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Always wanted to see Gotham City and Metropolis but found it was too obscured by dark lighting and a desaturated color scheme in Batman v. Superman or Man of Steel? Well you’re in luck, because Warner Bros. World, the $1 billion theme park planned by Warner Bros. Studios and Abu Dhabi’s Miral, is featuring both the beloved cities of Batman and Superman live, and in color.
The theme park will feature an array of areas inspired by Batman’s Gotham, Superman’s Metropolis as well as Hanna-Barbera and Looney Tunes. Above is the concept art for the Batman-themed Gotham City. Read on to see the concept art for the rest of the “worlds” from Warner Bros World theme park.
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With Westworld being all the rage among critics and general audiences, it should come as no surprise that Universal Cable Productions is reaching back into sci-fi history for its latest miniseries project.
Right now Sam Esmail is at the top of his game after creating the hit USA series Mr. Robot, and a new report indicates he’ll be heading into full fledged sci-fi territory with a miniseries adaptation of Fritz Lang‘s classic 1927 film Metropolis.
Find out more about the Metropolis miniseries after the jump. Read More »
MondoCon might be over, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still some gorgeous prints to pick up from the collectible arthouse. Mondo opened up their latest show “Home” by Jason Edmiston and Ken Taylor last month as a kick off to the art convention, and it’s on display through November 5th. But for those who can’t check out the gallery, you can get your hands on some of the prints today for movies like Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, The Birds and Metropolis.
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The Los Angeles-based pop culture art gallery The Hero Complex Gallery has released a new 12 print set featuring artwork by Jordan Buckner. The 12 Print Sci-fi Landscape Set is titled “Visions of a Past, Present and Future,” featuring 36″ x 12″ landscape art that honors some of the best science fiction movies of all time, including: the original Star Wars trilogy, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Alien, Blade Runner, Moon, The Fly, Akira, Metropolis, La jet, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Hit the jump to see all of the beautiful Jordan Buckner sci-fi prints in close-up.
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This weekend, director Neill Blomkamp adds a new member to an exclusive club: movies with really cool robots. It’s a cross-section of movies big and small that drive the story forward with characters made of metal and wire. Sometimes they’re menacing, sometimes they’re hilarious, but the best movie robots are always unforgettable.
In honor of Blomkamp’s movie, Chappie, I’ve ranked my 25 favorite movie robots of all time. It wasn’t an easy task. There are so many subtle differences you have to consider. Is a cyborg a robot? Is an alien a robot? For example, Darth Vader is “more machine than man,” just like RoboCop. Are they both robots? In the end I went with my gut. If the character felt like a robot, or its robotic nature added something to the movie, it made the list. Also, this is (once again) a personal list. I didn’t grow up on Westworld or The Day the Earth Stood Still. I never really felt like Blade Runner‘s replicants were robots. So it’s a little weird and surprising but hopefully that’s why you want to check it out. Hit the jump to find out the 25 Best Movie Robots of All Time.
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For the past few days, we’ve been drawing (pun intended) your attention to ton awesome exclusive art that’ll be available at San Diego Comic-Con. We’re shown you Mondo, Marvel, some movies, and if you read Page 2 or Superhero Bits, there have been several peppered in there too. With Comic-Con officially kicking off Wednesday night, we figured it was a good time to do show you a bunch more. This should, hopefully, help fans who are heading to San Diego find some cool pieces to target, and also give fans outside San Diego lots of variety to click through.
Gallery 1988 has a booth with some very cool exclusives including some official Sharknado posters and The Shining by Mark Englert. Olly Moss will be sharing a booth with Mike Mitchell and Scott Campbell, and each will be selling exclusive video game, movie and comic book art. Kevin Tong will debut some new work including Fritz Lang‘s Metropolis. Acme Archives has a ton of exclusives include some great Simpsons and Power Rangers stuff and Nerd HQ will debut their insane, star-studded Nerds Versus Aliens art work which will be available for charity.
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Think of all the ridiculous, crazy things you’ve ever seen in science fiction movies: X-Wing Fighters flying through trenches, aliens bleeding acid blood, giant robots that transform into cars. Take all of those things into consideration and then realize this. NASA has named Roland Emmerich‘s film 2012 the least plausible science fiction movie ever made. They also made an inverse list, naming Andrew Niccol‘s Gattaca as the most plausible science fiction movie ever made. Want to know what else is on each list? You’ve gotta hit the jump. Read More »