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 storyboards for a scene from Ghostbusters compare to what ended up in the theatrical cut of the movie. Plus, listen and learn from Shazam! and Annabelle: Creation director David F. Sandberg as he explains how cuts can be used as visual effects in movies. And finally, hear what Michael K. Williams has to say as he looks back at his career, from The Wire to Lovecraft Country and more. Read More »
There are plenty of movies where inner-city kids with troubled lives get inspired by their teachers. But you’ve never seen one like Critical Thinking, which takes that formula and puts a different kind of intellectual twist on it by focusing on a group of Black and Latinx kids in 1998 who were determined to become national chess champions. In the face of underwhelming support by school administrators, troubled family dynamics, and a world that never gives them the opportunities they deserve, these kids were driven to be better than the criminals or underachievers everyone expected them to be. And it’s all thanks to a teacher who never gave up on them. Read More »
Michael K. Williams will not be appearing in Solo: A Star Wars Story. The Wire actor was unable to commit to the massive reshoots undertaken by Ron Howard, and his part was re-cast with Paul Bettany. Now, Williams is revealing some details about his character. As Williams tells it, his character was ” half mountain lion, half human.”
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Michael K. Williams has been cut from the Han Solo movie amid reshoots with new director Ron Howard. The Emmy nominee for The Night Of and The Wire alum was a last-minute addition to the Star Wars standalone movie, with his casting announcement only being revealed in March of this year.
However, Williams could not accommodate the reshoots schedule currently being overseen by Howard, who stepped in after original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller left the project. This resulted in his character being cut altogether.
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Posted on Friday, March 3rd, 2017 by Angie Han
As shooting gets underway, the Han Solo sequel is making room for a last-minute addition. And he’s definitely worth the wait. Michael K. Williams will be shooting off into that galaxy far, far away, joining a fantastic cast that includes Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover.
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The early buzz for Assassin’s Creed wasn’t exactly inspiring. The video game adaptation was called “convoluted hokum” and “peculiar, arrestingly uninviting nonsense,” which is the consensus among film critics. Over the holiday season, we’ll see how audiences respond to Justin Kurzel‘s film — a mostly distancing experience from start to finish.
Below, let us know what you think of Assassin’s Creed, but beware of spoilers from here on out.
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Even though we already know that this summer’s reboot of Ghostbusters will feature cameos from the surviving members of the original paranormal exterminating team, along with several of the co-stars, we also know that they won’t be playing their characters from the original franchise. However, co-star Michael K. Williams has confirmed that at least one character from the original films will be returning, because he actually shot a scene with this character. Find out who has been added to the Ghostbusters cameos list, but beware of spoilers. Read More »
I’ve never played a minute of the Assassin’s Creed games in my life, but that isn’t stopping me from looking forward to this year’s big screen adaptation of the popular video game. Directed by Justin Kurzel (Macbeth), this Ubisoft property has a real shot at breaking the deadly video game movie curse.
After months of shooting, Assassin’s Creed wraps principal photography. Learn more about the project after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, December 10th, 2015 by Angie Han
Kristen Stewart may have become a household name on the strength of one of the biggest studio franchises in recent memory, but since Twilight wrapped up in 2012 she’s established herself as an indie darling. Earlier this year she garnered tons of buzz for her turns in Still Alice and Clouds of Sils Maria, and next year she’ll be back with four or five more titles including Tim Blake Nelson‘s Anesthesia.
The ensemble drama, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, hinges on a violent attack against a well liked professor (played by Sam Waterston). The film jumps back a week to explain how the incident came to back, focusing on a seemingly disparate cast of characters played by Nelson, Stewart, Glenn Close, Corey Stoll, Gretchen Mol, Michael K. Williams, and more. Watch the Anesthesia trailer after the jump. Read More »
Today marks the last day of shooting for the Ghostbusters reboot from Bridesmaids, The Heat and Spy director Paul Feig. And on wrap day, we’ve just learned of one more cameo featuring one of the stars of the original Ghostbusters from 1984.
Ernie Hudson, who played the newly recruited Winston Zeddemore in both Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II in 1989, was on set shooting a cameo on the last day of shooting for the reboot today. But who will he play? Read More »