my cousin vinny quarantine

(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 Movie: My Cousin Vinny

Where You Can Stream It: Hulu

The Pitch: When two out-of-towners get booked in Alabama for a murder they didn’t commit, their only hope is a lawyer in the family: Vincent LaGuardia “Vinny” Gambini, a New Yorker who is clearly out of his depth. But as the trial progresses, Vinny proves to be a much better lawyer than anyone could imagine.

Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: I’ve entered a “watch movies from the ’90s” phase of the quarantine, and when I saw My Cousin Vinny was streaming on Hulu, I thought, “Perfect.” And it was. This film really holds up – it’s still funny as hell, and it’s easy to get invested in the characters, all of whom are memorable in their own way. During the time I spent rewatching this, the rest of this nightmare real world ceased to exist and I was thrilled for the distraction.

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Animators React to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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, Corridor Crew digs back into animation with a new edition of Animators React, this time focusing on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Fantasia, Spirited Away, and more. Plus, a new video essay from Patrick (H) Willems examines the increasing presence of gonzo blockbusters like Jupiter Ascending and Alita: Battle Angel, and The Karate Kid star Ralph Macchio breaks down his career, which actually is more than The Karate Kid movies. Read More »

Harry Potter Cast Farewell

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 the cast and crew of Harry Potter say farewell to the franchise in the final days of shooting on The Deathly Hallows Part II. Plus, see how accurate court room scenes are in movies like Legally Blonde, The Dark Knight, The Lincoln Lawyer, and more. And finally, listen to The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Ellie Kemper answer the web’s most searched questions about her. Read More »

Game of Thrones Hotline

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, Game of Thrones cast members help people remember details from past seasons through a helpful new hotline. Plus, a lawyer breaks down how realistic courtroom scenes from famous TV shows and movies like The Good Wife and Liar Liar, and John Wick star Keanu Reeves gives you a tour of his most prized motorcycles, putting your Funko POPs to shame. Read More »

The United States of Movies Map

Subtonix decided to create a map of the United States by pinpointing the movies which best represent each of the 50 states. For example, New Jersey is Clerks and Kansas is The Wizard of Oz. There will likely be some debate over some of these choices (is Fast Times at Ridgemont High the ultimate representation of California?) but it is an interesting concept none the less. It’s also interesting to note that more Coen Brothers films appear on the map than any other filmmaker. Hit the jump to see the whole map, and click to enlarge.

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