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, Patrick (H) Willems provides a guide to pop music needle drops in movies, from The Graduate to Boogie Nights and many more in between. Plus, stuntmen react to impressive fights and action sequences in movies like Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Red Cliff, Warrior, and more. And finally, Casey Affleck takes a look back at his most memorable characters, including Manchester by the Sea and Gone Baby Gone. Read More »
You know that unexpected burst of joy that happens when you find a $20 bill in an old coat pocket? Here’s the entertainment news equivalent of that: Donald Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who previously co-starred in Solo: A Star Wars Story, are creating and starring in a new iteration of the romantic spy thriller Mr. and Mrs. Smith for Amazon Prime Video.
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Posted on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 by Angie Han
We’ve heard about a lot of movies getting turned into shows recently, but this idea sounds a bit crazier than most. New Regency and 3 Ball Entertainment are teaming up for a reality show based on Mr. and Mrs. Smith, the 2005 action comedy that starred Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as a husband and wife who try to kill each other.
More on the Mr and Mrs Smith reality show after the jump. Read More »
This weekend Melissa McCarthy enters secret agent territory as the unlikely hero Susan Cooper in the action comedy Spy. And while the trailers seem to indicate that she’s probably not the best woman for the job, she did get us thinking about the best spies in the business.
There have been plenty of spies on the big screen, from James Bond to Jason Bourne, and I decided to count down the Top 15 Best Movie Spies that we’ve seen throughout the years. However, you won’t find the likes of real-life spies whose life stories have been adapted for film. Instead, this is a collection of fictional spies from the movies. So with that out of the way, let’s count down the Top 15 Movies spies after the jump. Read More »
I’m not sure that you can really call this a ‘reboot’, but there’s word that Fox and Regency Enterprises are working on a new Mr. and Mrs. Smith film that would, in effect, be just a new film story entirely. The new movie, called Mr. and Mrs. Jones, would essentially be a way to keep the core idea going forward from the original film, but with two new characters and a pair of cheaper actors. Who’s cheaper than Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie? Almost everyone, of course.
Vulture has the details, saying that the idea is to create an “origin story” in which a couple much like the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie characters in the 2005 film is assigned to live as a fake married couple after graduating from their special agent training. So: different setup, different story, different characters. Not sure how this qualifies as a reboot, or how it could even do much to draft off the name brand of the ‘first’ movie. It’s a curious scenario, but not the lamest studio idea we’ve heard today.
This just in: Tom Cruise still does his own stunts and Mary Hart still thinks it’s goddamn amazing. Ever since Cruise’s romantic action comedy changed its title from the serious-sounding Wichita to the jump-out-a-castle-windowish, Knight & Day, I don’t think any of our readers have wondered, “How is that film going?” And even though the current title befits a high concept Matt LeBlanc comeback vehicle, the lack of awareness is odd since Knight is due next summer and directed by James Mangold, who can aptly do the macho-thing (3:10 to Yuma), the girl-thing (Girl, Interrupted), and in between (Walk the Line). In a Vanilla Sky reunion, Cameron Diaz co-stars with Cruise as the romantic interest. She has plenty of happy things to say about him (and the flick’s dangerous stunts with footage!) after the jump…
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In this episode of the /Filmcast, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley praise the work of Ron Silver, get excited about Sam Raimi’s return, debate the caliber of American action films in recent years, and wonder exactly why the executives in charge of the SciFi Channel hate their loyal fans. Special guest Brad Brevet joins us from Rope of Silicon.
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