Hot Rod - Needle Drops in Movies

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 »

Jurassic Park with Pee-wee Herman

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 what Jurassic Park would be like if all the dinosaurs were replaced by none other than Pee-wee Herman. Plus, let Patrick (H) Willems break down why the FOX teen drama series The OC was actually pretty great. And finally, take a nostalgic look back at the animated Adventures of the Gummi Bears with The Deets from Disney+. Read More »

Animators React to Toy Story 4

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, listen as animators react and breakdown some sequences from Toy Story 3 and Toy Story 4. Plus, a video essay from Patrick (H) Willems takes a closer look at The Greatest Showman and the greatness that may lie within this silly musical. And finally, set a relaxing mood in your house by way of Middle-earth with some Lord of the Rings ambient scenes. Read More »

Deadpool 2 Extended Cut - Comic-Con 2018 Schedule

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 new video essay from Patrick (H) Willems wonders what the point is of having R-rated superhero movies like Joker, Birds of Prey, and more. Plus, stuntmen react to the fight sequences from Charlize Theron‘s hard-hitting spy thriller Atomic Blonde, and another installment of the Disney Studio Tour checks out the historic Ink & Paint Lab where classic animated movies were made. Read More »

Fracis Ford Coppola Criticizes Marvel Movies

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 video essay explores the rise and fall and eventual rise again of The Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola. Plus, The Trial of the Chicago 7 writer and director Aaron Sorkin answers some questions about screenwriting to help aspiring writers. And finally, actor Frank Langella looks back at some of his most memorable roles, including Dracula, Dave and Masters of the Universe. Read More »

Brie Larson on Hot Ones

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 a video essay exploring the visual style of director Christopher Nolan and how IMAX has only bolstered his work. Plus, Brie Larson takes some time to get spicy from home on a recent virtual edition of Hot Ones, and check out a visual effects breakdown of robots, environments, and more from the third season of Westworld. Read More »

Star Trek: PIcard Props

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, go behind the scenes of Star Trek: Picard to learn about the making of various props for the series. Plus, Patrick (H) Willems is back with a new video essay that suggests Predator might be the smartest genre mash-up ever, and Star Wars Resistance co-star Bobby Moynihan reads a Star Wars story for all the little nerds out there. Read More »

Making of Rick and Morty

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, learn about certain animation challenges that have popped up throughout the four seasons of Rick and Morty on Adult Swim. Plus, Patrick (H) Willems gets economical by doing a video essay follow-up to six previous videos about Cats, Michael Bay, music biopics, and more. Finally, go on a virtual ride of The Incredicoaster from Pixar Pier at Disneyland and learn some trivia about the theme park attraction. Read More »

The Mandalorian Fight Scene Recreated

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 stuntment recreate a fight scene from The Mandalorian with some low-rent props and visual effects in the middle of a dojo. Plus, Patrick (H) Willems, or rather some of his collaborators, put together a video essay on Labyrinth and the themes of capitalism in 1980s America, and you can get a lesson on how to draw a Walt Disney caricature. Read More »

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Stuntmen React to Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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, stuntmen react to some of the action sequences pulled off in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Supercop and The Gate. Plus, Patrick (H) Willems returns with a video essay about why The Mask of Zorro with Antonio Banderas is great, and King of the Hill voice actress Pamela Adlon improvises voices for new animated characters. Read More »