The Spine of Night trailer

The Amazon series Undone is the last significant film or television project I can think of that used rotoscoping to push the television medium forward, but an upcoming SXSW film is using that labor-intensive technique to capture a sense of the past.

The Spine of Night, a new ultra-violent fantasy horror film that debuts at next week’s virtual film festival, is made in the style of artists like Ralph Bakshi and Frank Franzetta and recalls projects like Heavy Metal and Fire & Ice. And it has a great cast to boot: Richard E. Grant (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker), Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess), Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio), and more lend their voices to this movie. Take a look at the trailer below.
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modok trailer

Patton Oswalt is literally a Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing in M.O.D.O.K., a new Hulu series that takes the Marvel Comics villain to very silly places. The stop-motion animated series finds M.O.D.O.K. kicked out of his evil organization, dealing with a crumbling marriage, and having an all-around midlife crisis. Watch the M.O.D.O.K. trailer below

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The Office Auditions

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 The Office audition tapes featuring familiar faces like Seth Rogen, Bob Odenkirk, Kathryn Hahn, Patton Oswalt, and more auditioning for Michael Scott, Jim Halpert, Pam Beesly, and Dwight Schrute. Listen as John Ratzenberger breaks down his cameos throughout the films of Pixar Animation. And finally, hear how The Vast of Night builds tension through sound in a scene breakdown. Read More »


After getting our first look at Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. this morning, we’re back to break down some highlights from the stop-motion animated comedy’s New York Comic Con panel that just aired. Co-creator and star Patton Oswalt was joined by fellow creator Jordan Blum and cast members Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation), Aimee Garcia (Lucifer), and Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) to show off a couple of clips from the series and talk about what fans can expect from this oddball show about the Marvel supervillain who has a comically oversized head. Check out the full panel, or just get the highlights, below. Read More »

This Is Spinal Tap Reunion

If the upcoming virtual reunions featuring the casts of Wet Hot American Summer and HBO’s Veep weren’t enough of an October surprise, we’ve got another exciting assembly of comedy talent that will rock your socks off.

The cast and writers of This Is Spinal Tap (which includes Harry Shearer, Michael McKean, and Christopher Guest) will be reuniting virtually with co-writer, director and mockumentary co-star Rob Reiner for a livestream event that will be hosted by comedian Patton Oswalt. The good news is that you can pay anything you want to see it. Read More »

A.P. Bio Season 3 Review

In just two short 13-episode seasons, the NBC comedy series A.P. Bio was already showing promising signs of evolution. The series started out focusing on disgraced Harvard philosophy professor Jack Griffin (Glenn Howerton), who missed out on his dream job and was forced to return to his hometown of Toledo, Ohio and work as an advanced placement biology high school teacher. But instead of teaching his gifted, oddball students, he uses them to get revenge on the rival who took his job.

The second season found Jack getting a little more caught up in the small town antics of Whitlock High School. Though he was still focused on schemes that would benefit his career and get him back out of Toledo, he was constantly distracted by getting revenge on those who wronged him, no matter how petty the offense. The show lost a lot of the sociopathic edge of the first season, but it opened the door for some more bizarre comedy from the supporting cast and even Jack himself.

Now the third season of A.P. Bio, coming to NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock next week, takes that approach to the next level. Not only does the new season dig even more into the ensemble of students, teachers and administrators, but it delivers some of the show’s weirdest episodes yet, bringing it to a satisfyingly hilarious, almost 30 Rock-level of absurdity. Read More »

A.P. Bio Season 3 Trailer

A.P. Bio started out at NBC, but the third season of the hilarious high school comedy series is coming to Peacock next month. Glenn Howerton (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) stars in the series as disgraced Harvard philosophy professor-turned-high school A.P. biology teacher Jack Griffin. Throughout the series so far, he has been coming up with schemes on how to further his career and using his students to help him, all while avoiding any lessons about biology. But as this new trailer reveals, this year will be much harder. Read More »

Refurbishing Ghostbusters Ecto-1

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 how the Ghostbusters vehicle known as the Ecto-1 was refurbished to make it look better than ever. Plus, learn more than you ever possibly wanted to know about the various generations of Transformers over the years, and watch a flashback clip from Late Night with Conan O’Brien with Patton Oswalt giving a depressing tour of Burbank, California. Read More »

Dads Trailer

Father’s Day is next week, and Apple TV+ will be shining a light on six different fathers around the world with a new documentary called Dads, marking the feature directorial debut of Bryce Dallas Howard. The first trailer for the film has arrived, and in addition to the stories of various fathers around the world, there’s a collection of talking heads from famous fathers such as Will Smith, Judd Apatow, Jimmy Fallon, Hasan Minaj, Kenan Thompson, Neil Patrick Harris, Ken Jeong, Conan O’Brien, Patton Oswalt, and more. Read More »

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A.P. Bio Season 3 Teaser Trailer

If you’re an Xfinity Flex customer, you can now get access to the new NBCUniversal streaming service Peacock. Otherwise, you’ll be waiting until July to feast your eyes on more than 15,000 hours of movies and TV shows. Unfortunately, a large amount of the original programming that will be available exclusively on Peacock won’t be available for awhile. But today, the streaming service teased what subscribers will get down the road with a batch of new trailers, including the return of a wrongly canceled comedy series from NBC.

A.P. Bio started off by following disgraced Harvard philosophy professor-turned-high school A.P. biology teacher Jack Griffin (Glenn Howerton), showcasing the lengths he went to in order to avoid teaching biology, opting to use his smart students to get revenge on a rival professor instead. Since then, the series has shifted gears a bit as Jack is now focused on writing a book about a deep-dive into the experience of middle-class living in Toledo, Ohio. But the third season will pose a new challenge, as illustrated in the A.P. Bio season 3 teaser trailer. Read More »