Monsters at Work Review

Monsters Inc. stands as one of Pixar’s best examples of taking the societal norms of the real world and turning them into a clever, mesmerizing, and imaginative setting that has a story full of humor and heart. Unfortunately, Monsters at Work and the fictional company at the center of the new series on Disney+ are both under new management. If the city of Monstropolis is relying on the power of laughter to run their city, Monsters at Work may result in rolling blackouts with only polite laughter permeating this diet, zero sugar, caffeine free version of Monsters Inc. But it’s not all bad. Read More »

Never Have I Ever season 2 photos

Netflix has released a batch of Never Have I Ever season 2 photos, along with the release date for the comedy’s upcoming second season and news that Common (John Wick: Chapter 2) has joined the cast.

The Mindy Kaling-created series is one of the best original shows Netflix has ever created: it’s heartwarming, specific, relatable, sad, and super funny. I’ve been looking forward to the second season from the moment I finished binging the first season last April, and now we know the new batch of episodes will drop this summer. Check out the new photos below. Read More »

Monsters At Work

Disney+ is bringing Monsters Inc. back in a new way with the sequel series Monsters at Work. After being in development for a couple years, we finally have word that the series will arrive this July. But that’s not all, because Disney+ has also released a look at some new monsters from the series, and a new cast member reporting for duty.

Monsters at Work picks up the day after Monsters Inc. started harvesting the laughter of children instead of scaring them and using their screams to power Monstropolis. Billy Crystal and John Goodman are returning as monster buddies Mike and Sulley, and they’ll be joined by Mindy Kaling (The Office) as a new character. Find out who she’s playing and get a glimpse at some of the new characters below. Read More »

Dad Stop Embarrassing Me - Jamie Foxx

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Peacock picked up new shows starring Craig Robinson and Chris Redd
  • Get a first look at Rose Byrne in the Apple TV+ series Physical
  • Find out who Judy Greer is playing in Showtime’s First Lady
  • See the first photos from Jamie Foxx‘s new series Dad, Stop Embarrassing Me
  • Hear about BBC’s latest streaming service
  • All that and more

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HBO Max has just announced a slew of adult animated projects, and we’ll talk about all of them below. But arguably the most interesting is a “modern refresh” of Clone High, the cult classic animated series from the early 2000s that was created by ScrubsBill Lawrence and a pair of then-up-and-coming writers named Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. All three of those guys are returning to executive produce this new version of the show, and Lord and Miller will also serve as writers on the project.

Read more about this below and get a breakdown of several more HBO Max animation projects in the works, including shows involving Pete Davidson and Mindy Kaling. Read More »

Unearthed

Doug Liman resists paths of convention. The director, who’s always prided himself as a rule-breaker, typically doesn’t follow trends but establishes them. Look at The Bourne IdentitySwingers, and even Mr. & Mrs. Smith – other movies have tried to copy their success. Once again, Liman ventured into uncharted territory with Locked Down.

Liman shot the heist movie, which is more of a relationship drama, during the ongoing lockdown in London. There is a third act heist involving the garish Harrods department store, but it’s not the main focus of the HBO Max release. The first 90 minutes of Locked Down are a suitably, dizzyingly claustrophobic experience that depicts a couple crumbling during the pandemic.

It was only months ago when Liman started shooting the Steven Knight-written movie, which was quickly filmed, edited, and sold to HBO Max. As Liman stated, the surreal experience began when he flew his “little prop plane” over the Atlantic on a two-day journey to London.

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Tenet Puzzle

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 deep dive into the secrets that may be hidden in the title of Tenet after exploring the history of the word in an ancient puzzle. Plus, take a look at a specific sequence in WALL-E that defied the traditions of animation and resulted in the perfect romantic scene. And finally, look back at how Kelly Kapoor was a master manipulator on The Office. Read More »

never have i ever season 2

Never Have I Ever, one of Netflix’s best original series, is officially coming back for a second season.

The teen-centric comedy/drama, which was co-created by The Office and The Mindy Project veteran Mindy Kaling and based partially on her childhood, debuted on the streaming service at the end of April and instantly became one of the most beloved and best-reviewed new shows of the year. Now Netflix has given it a second season order.
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The Office Wedding Reunion

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, watch as John Krasinski puts together a reunion of The Office cast members to remotely recreate the dance number from Jim and Pam’s wedding for a couple celebrating their nuptials. Plus, listen to a message from Mark Hamill and Lucasfilm thanking the Star Wars fans who spend their days as medical workers saving as many lives as possible in the middle of a pandemic, and watch Ben Stiller and his late father Jerry Stiller on an old episode of Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Read More »

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(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Series: Never Have I Ever

Where You Can Stream It: Netflix

The Pitch: Loosely inspired by creator Mindy Kaling‘s childhood growing up in a Massachusetts suburb, Never Have I Ever is a high school romantic-comedy that follows cocky 15-year-old Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) as she recovers from her father’s death and an unexplained bout of paralysis by chasing after the hottest boy at school.

Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: A young woman shoves down her expanding feelings of grief by throwing herself into a series of bad life decisions that alienate the people around her, while navigating a fractured family dynamic. But enough about Fleabag. Yes, the comparisons between Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s raunchy, incisive Emmy-winning series and Mindy Kaling’s high school coming-of-age comedy may seem odd, but just like FleabagNever Have I Ever is an unexpectedly heart-wrenching delight. Kaling’s best TV series yet, Never Have I Ever is a disarmingly sincere exploration of grief and a snapshot of the immigrant experience nestled within a sweet, hysterical teen rom-com.

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