Contagion PSAs

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, the cast of Steven Soderbergh‘s pandemic drama Contagion has delivered a set of PSAs about how to stop the spread of coronavirus. Plus, a video essay takes a look at the symbols and motifs of the Best Picture winner Parasite to express the film’s powerful thematic elements, and Parks & Recreation star Nick Offerman runs through everything he does in a day. Read More »

Parasite Poster Prints by Greg Ruth

Since Parasite is not only one of the most critically acclaimed movies of 2019, but also won Best Picture at the Academy Awards, it’s likely to be commemorated by plenty of pop culture artists in the coming months and years. But the film’s distributor NEON is already ahead of the game with two Parasite poster prints by artist Greg Ruth that you can get your hands on for a limited time. The prints depict the rich Park family and the poor Kim family, using Mrs. Park (Cho Yeo Jeong) and Mr. Kim (Song Kang Ho) as the focal points. Read More »

parasite box office

Parasite keeps on climbing up at the box office. Bong Joon-ho’s dark satirical masterpiece has just crossed the $50 million mark at the U.S. box office, buoyed by its historic four wins at the 2020 Academy Awards. While it’s not likely it will reach the top of the list of highest-grossing foreign-language films at the domestic box office (that honor remains with Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), this latest Parasite box office update puts it on track to pass a couple other foreign films on the domestic charts.

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parasite streaming

Parasite, the Oscar-winning movie everyone keeps talking about, is headed to Hulu. The streaming service landed the exclusive streaming rights to Bong Joon-ho’s acclaimed film, and will debut the movie this April. The Neon-released movie raked-up a wealth of awards during awards season, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature Film at the Academy Awards, along with the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, the SAG Award for Best Ensemble Cast and the Palme D’or, the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Parasite donald trump

Even four years into his term, Donald Trump can’t stop obsessing over Hollywood, this time setting his sights on Oscar winner Parasite. At a Colorado rally this week, the president mocked the South Korean movie’s Best Picture win at this year’s Academy Awards, grousing over the lack of love for Gone With the Wind, a four-hour epic that Trump, who has a famously short attention span, has definitely seen. But Parasite‘s U.S. distributor Neon was quick to hit back at Trump, mocking another thing that Trump is famous for: his inability to read.

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Parasite IMAX

Hot off its Best Picture win at the Academy Awards, Bong Joon-ho‘s incredible genre-bending social thriller Parasite was given a wide release into 2,000 theaters in the United States, essentially doubling its theatrical reach even though the film has been available on home video since the end of January. But now, the film can be seen in an even bigger and better way: in IMAX. According to a new report, Parasite will be available in select IMAX theaters for one week starting tomorrow. Read More »

Sonic the Hedgehog Box Office

Sonic the Hedgehog has gone from receiving extremely unfavorable reactions from fans to earning the biggest box office opening weekend ever for a video game movie. The Blue Blur had no problem topping the box office, speeding past Birds of Prey with a $57 million three-day weekend, and a projected $68 million for the Valentine’s Day/Presidents Day holiday weekend. But how did Birds of Prey hold up in second place? Get the rest of the box office results below. Read More »

parasite storyboards

Bong Joon-ho doesn’t hand his cast a script – he hands them a comic book. Or more accurately, a book full of the film’s storyboards that the Oscar-winning director meticulously draws himself. Bong has been known for storyboarding all of his movies before he ever gets behind the camera, shooting with a level of precision that is rarely seen in filmmakers today. And no film better shows that precision than Bong’s Best Picture-winning film Parasite.

Bong’s Parasite storyboards show the director envisioned every shot from the beginning, allowing him to shoot in a tight 77-day production. We’ll soon get to see exactly what that vision was with the release of a graphic novel compiling the Parasite storyboards drawn by Bong, some of which have already been teased online ahead of the novel’s May debut. And this being the internet, someone has already whipped up a video comparing Bong’s Parasite storyboards and the final product that made it to the screen. See how Parasite went from storyboards to screen in the video below.

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How to Make a Long Movie Shot

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, find out how long shots that appear to resemble single takes, such as the entirety of 1917, are created with seamless visual effects, camera movements, and editing tricks. Plus, watch the Director’s Guild of America‘s feature film symposium with the nominees of the 2020 DGA Awards, and listen to original All That cast members answer some burning questions. Read More »

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parasite criterion collection

#BongHive, assemble! Fresh off the filmmaker’s big Oscar win comes news that Bong Joon-ho‘s Parasite and Memories of Murder are both headed to the Criterion Collection. Parasite, which just won Best Picture, was recently given a pretty bare-bones Blu-ray release, while Memories of Murder has never had a U.S. Blu-ray – until now. Neon, who distributed Parasite, also snapped up the rights to Bong’s 2003 film, and plan on re-releasing it in theaters before it arrives on Blu-ray.

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