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, take a look back at The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera, a motion simulation attraction that opened at Universal Studios Florida back in 1990. Plus, watch a VFX breakdown of some of the digital effects used to create aliens, weapons, environments and more in Men in Black International, and learn how a celebrity trainer gets actors like Matt Damon, Jennifer Aniston and more in shape for certain roles on film. Read More »
Joining the surge of musical biopics in the works following the box office and awards success of Bohemian Rhapsody is an Elvis Presley biopic from Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby director Baz Luhrmann. But who will play the King of Rock and Roll? Warner Bros. Pictures has been testing a handful of actors to figure that out. Let’s break them down below. Read More »
Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Amazon series Too Old to Die Young is going to be big on style – that’s a given with most Refn titles. One thing it apparently won’t be big on, though, is talking. A new Too Old to Die Young clip is here, and while it runs for nearly two minutes, there’s a whole lot of awkward silence and long pauses. That’s not a flaw – it’s a design. Refn is establishing a mood, and that mood is bleak. In the clip below, Miles Teller turns down an offer to kill some random guy, and instead asks for a much different target.
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You either love Nicolas Winding Refn‘s over-stylized, hyper-violent art-trash, or you hate it. There’s no in between. I count myself in the former category – I can’t get enough of the gorgeous nonsense Refn has pumped out over the last several years. Now the Drive filmmaker is headed to Amazon Prime Video with his series Too Old to Die Young, and it looks like the neon-noir I’ve been waiting for, loaded with slick imagery, hard-boiled prose, and plenty of slow-motion. Watch the Too Old to Die Young trailer below.
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Glen Powell, who can currently be seen in Netflix’s Set It Up, was up for the role of Goose Jr. in Top Gun: Maverick. Powell ultimately lost the role to Miles Teller, but as it turns out, the actor will be joining the Top Gun 2 cast after all. Sometimes, things work out. Read More »
Last week, we learned that Top Gun: Maverick was looking to cast the son of a familiar face – the offspring of Nick “Goose” Bradshaw, who met a grisly end in 1986’s Top Gun. Now, we know who will strap into the flight suit and take on the mantel of Son of Goose: Whiplash and Fantastic Four star Miles Teller.
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After years of teases and loose plans, Top Gun: Maverick is finally happening. We know Tom Cruise is coming back to reprise the lead role, but now we’ve learned this sequel will feature Pete “Maverick” Mitchell coming face to face with the son of Nick “Goose” Bradshaw, Maverick’s former flying partner who was played by Anthony Edwards in the first film. Read the current list of frontrunners for the role of Goose’s son below.
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Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn is known for movies like Drive and Only God Forgives – hyper-stylized, often meditative films that are drenched in pulsing electronic scores, neon lights, and tons of blood. Now he’s taken all of his predilections, tossed them in a blender, and poured out Too Old to Die Young, a new Amazon series that looks like the apotheosis of every idea he’s ever explored as a director. It also looks like what Refn might do if he were handed the keys to HBO’s True Detective.
Check out the first Too Old to Die Young trailer below. Read More »
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Stylish, divisive filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn is making the leap from the big screen to the small with the upcoming Amazon series Too Old to Die Young, and Refn recently took to Twitter to announce his full cast. The Amazon series, which finds Refn teaming with comic book writer Ed Brubaker, is described as a crime thriller that will “explore various characters’ existential journeys from being killers to becoming samurai in the city of angels.” The full Too Old to Die Young cast is revealed below.
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Right now, wildfires are tearing through the Western half of the United States, torching hundreds of thousands of acres of land in Montana, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California and Utah. There have been more than 24,000 firefighters battling 137 blazes. These men and women are the best of the best, and the story of some of them from Arizona will be told on the big screen this fall.
Only the Brave will tell the story of the Granite Mountain Hot Shots, the team that took on a wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona that would go on to become the deadliest U.S. wildfire since the 1991 East Bay Hills fire, and the deadliest incident of any kind for United States firefighters since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. A new Only the Brave trailer shows how Josh Brolin, James Badge Dale, Jeff Bridges and Miles Teller face that fire in what appears to be a no-win scenario. Read More »