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, a visual effects supervisor walks us through the movie magic for this years nominees for Best Visual Effects at the Academy Awards, including Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Avengers: Endgame. Plus, Margot Robbie stops by Hot Ones to eat some spicy chicken wings and talk about her career so far, and Samuel L. Jackson dramatically reads Yelp reviews. Read More »
Want to visit the set of DC’s upcoming sequel Wonder Woman 1984 and hang out with superstar Gal Gadot? Instead of hatching an elaborate plan to bypass security at one of its filming locations, why not be escorted onto set and given the VIP treatment before getting decked out in 1980s hair, makeup, and wardrobe and appearing in the movie as an extra?
Omaze is giving fans the opportunity to do exactly that. They’re back with another one of their once-in-a-lifetime campaigns, and as usual, all of the contest entries go toward supporting a great cause. Watch the new campaign video below, with Gadot and director Patty Jenkins explaining exactly what this contest has to offer. Read More »
Wade Wilson is not a fan of cancer. So it’s no surprise that Deadpool has partnered with Omaze in a fundraising campaign to fight the disease.
The Merc with a Mouth released a Deadpool Omaze campaign video to raise funds for an initiative appropriately titled “F–k Cancer.”
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It’s a little hard to believe that it’s been 13 years since Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story hit theaters. The goofy comedy had Vince Vaughn attempting to raise $50,000 to pay the mortgage for his gym, all while a blowhard gym owner played by Ben Stiller is trying to take it over in order to turn it into another link in the corporate Globo-Gym chain.
Now some of the cast, including Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller, are reuniting for a charity dodgeball tournament through the popular fundraising platform Omaze. For those who donate, they’ll have a chance at playing in the dodgeball tournament, and they get to choose which team they’ll be playing for, Average Joe’s or Globo-Gym. We’ll let the Dodgeball cast explain the finer details in the amusing Dodgeball charity campaign video after the jump. Read More »
Happy Star Wars Day! May the 4th be with you and all that jazz! In honor of today’s makeshift holiday that celebrates the saga from a galaxy far, far away, we have a new video to share as part of Omaze’s ongoing Star Wars: Force for Change campaign, this time benefitting Starlight Children’s Foundation.
For Star Wars fans, there’s nothing more rewarding than meeting the actors who played the heroes (and even the villains) that they grew up loving. So imagine being asked to record some memorable Star Wars lines as part of some montage of fans showing their love for the saga or something silly like that, and then suddenly being interrupted by none other than Luke Skywalker himself. That’s exactly what happens in this video where Mark Hamill pranks Star Wars fans by surprising them in some pretty hilarious ways, including appearing as a cheap Darth Vader stand-in and more. Read More »
Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley awakened America to announce a charity fundraiser in celebration of 40 years of Star Wars.
In an a widely-hyped announcement on Good Morning America, the two Star Wars: Last Jedi co-stars revealed that they will be giving away three “fan experiences” in collaboration with Omaze, the latest iteration of the charity program “A Force For Change.”
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Chewie, get us Star Wars Bits! This edition of news from a galaxy far, far away includes:
- Japan has a Star Wars train to go with their Star Wars plane
- The Star Wars monorail is also up and running at Disney World
- Apple bought the motion-capture company that worked on The Force Awakens
- Watch the trailer for The Force Awakens playset for Disney Infinity 3.0
- French arthouse theaters want more copies of The Force Awakens
- A new look at the Anakin & Obi Wan comic coming in January 2016.
- A glimpse of a possible new wookiee in Rogue One or Episode VIII?
- Details on Battle of Jakku DLC for Star Wars Battlefront
- What is the first word spoken in The Force Awakens?
- Read a memo sent to executives about Star Wars in 1976
- See a new image of Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron in The Force Awakens
- A video runs through every Jedi in Star Wars canon
- A Chrome extension can block Star Wars spoilers for you
- Fox News reporter received death threats after making a Star Wars joke
- Omaze launches a new charity contest to win trip to The Force Awakens premiere
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Thanks to the Omaze charity efforts of the Star Trek: To Boldly Go campaign, we’ve gotten some glimpses behind the scenes of the forthcoming sequel Star Trek Beyond, including some new aliens, the new Starfleet uniforms, and the cast showing off their best dance moves on the bridge of the Enterprise.
And with one week left to donate, thereby earning the chance to win a walk-on role in the move from director Justin Lin, a new charity video has just surfaced with a Star Trek Beyond charity video that also acts as a Leonard Nimoy tribute, complete with the cast giving Spock’s customary farewell. Read More »
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Walking on Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA, you see a lot of people dressed as famous movie characters. Jack Sparrow, Spider-Man, Batman, Optimus Prime, Willy Wonka and so many more are all walking around, hoping people take a photo with them for a small fee. Most of the costumes are terrible, but some are quite good. The team at Omaze used that fact to their advantage. They dressed Arnold Schwarzenegger up as his own character from Terminator 2: Judgement Day. In costume, Arnie walked around Hollywood Blvd. relatively unnoticed, and even posed as a wax sculpture in Madame Tussauds to scare the crap out of unsuspecting tourists.
The video is a way to raise awareness for a charity contest where the winner gets a trip to the premiere of Terminator Genisys, but it’s also just plain funny. Below, watch the Terminator Hollywood prank and find out more about the contest. Read More »
Channing Tatum just seems like an awesome dude. I’ve interviewed him a few times, on the sets of 22 Jump Street and White House Down, and he genuinely is the person you’d expect him to be. Funny, kind, passionate, and totally humble about just how famous he’s become. A great example of this is a new viral video he’s part of by Omaze. That’s the company who creates amazing experiences for fans why buy a chance for a small charitable donation. They’re worked with Star Wars and others and their latest one will give fans a chance to attend the premiere of Magic Mike XXL with Tatum.
So how to promote it? Well, Tatum was made up as an old man at an early screening of Magic Mike XXL, interviewed the fans in disguise, then surprised them by revealing himself. The Magic Mike XXL contest video is below and it’s a whole lot of fun. Read More »