Shaun of the Dead Video Essay

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 how Shaun of the Dead creates comedy with substance by staying true to its characters. Plus, see how the script for Coco compares to the final cut of the movie for a key sequence from the film, and watch the face melting effects from Raiders of the Lost Ark recreated with crayons. Read More »

Raiders of the Lost Ark Trivia

Steven Spielberg‘s Raiders of the Lost Ark is unquestionably one of the best adventure movies ever made, and every inch of the film has been examined and analyzed by film lovers since it came out in 1981. But I just discovered something new about the movie that I’d never heard before. During the scene in which Indiana Jones and Marion Ravenwood reunite for the first time in years, Marion has her hands full – but she’s not carrying what it sounds like she’s carrying.

Read on to learn the truth about this Raiders of the Lost Ark trivia. Read More »

Gallery 1988 Super Secret Fun Club Artwork

Gallery 1988 always has outstanding pop culture artwork up their sleeve, and their latest exhibition has some of the most unique pieces we’ve seen in a long time.

Super Secret Fun Club is the latest artist to bring a new show to Gallery 1988, and with it comes a special focus on “Wax Packs and Card Backs.” What that means is that artists delivered some unique action figure style creations, an extensive series of film and television characters given the Garbage Pail Kids treatment, and some awesome enamel pins too.

Check out some of our favorite Gallery 1988 Super Secret Fun Club artwork and creations below. Read More »

10 Great Best Picture Nominees That Should Have Won

Best Picture Nominees That Should Have Won

On Sunday, March 4, 2018, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be holding its 90th ceremony. The Oscars are the Super Bowl for cinephiles. Though the true relevance of the ceremony is often questioned, it still carries prestige as the pre-eminent film awards event.

Looking back through nine decades worth of Best Picture nominees, it’s clear there were a number of years where two or more iconic films were up against each other. 1994, for instance, featured an especially sticky three-way grudge match between Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction, and The Shawshank Redemption (Gump’s gotta go, but Shawshank? Never.) There are other years, however, where one nominated title pops up as a clear cut above the rest, and the fact that it did not win seems like an egregious miscarriage of movie justice. 

You can’t always fault the Academy for its short-sightedness. Time has a way of showing what really matters.

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Raiders of the Lost Ark Breakdown - The Morning Watch

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 which of the many different cuts of the original Blade Runner you should watch. Plus, see an incredible shot-for-shot breakdown of one of the most exciting sequences in Raiders of the Lost Ark, and watch as Jimmy Kimmel goes undercover on Reddit, Wikipedia, IMDb and more. Read More »

Gabz Indiana Jones Trilogy Print

The Indiana Jones trilogy is easily one of the best film franchises of all time. Yes, we’re only talking about the trilogy, because as long as we don’t acknowledge that there may or may not be a fourth movie, then it can never find us. And that’s exactly why a new print coming from Bottleneck Gallery does the exact same thing.

Gabz, the same artist who delivered an amazing Star Wars trilogy print back in November of 2015, has given the same treatment to the Indiana Jones trilogy. Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom and The Last Crusade are all featured with no crystal skulls to be found (okay, there might be one if you look really hard). Check out the Gabz Indiana Jones trilogy print below and find out how you can get one. Read More »

JC Richard Raiders of the Lost Ark

For a few years now, pop culture artist JC Richard has been delivering some stunning prints commemorating some of the most iconic moments from Raiders of the Lost Ark. Previously, he’s tackled Indiana Jones in the map room, as well as retrieving the Ark of the Covenant with his buddy Sallah in the Well of Souls, and now he’s reached back to the very beginning of Indy’s first big screen adventure.

Bottleneck Gallery has announced a new JC Richard Raiders of the Lost Ark print, this time featuring Indiana Jones retrieving the Chachapoyan fertility idol from a temple deep in the jungles of Peru. It might be the most gorgeous print he’s created for Indiana Jones yet. Check it out below! Read More »

Spielberg Documentary

Steven Spielberg is one of our greatest living filmmakers. While some may want to write the Jaws filmmaker off as nothing more than a purveyor of popular blockbusters, very few directors understand the language of cinema as well as Spielberg. While many filmmakers can’t block a shot to save their lie, Spielberg can convey an entire story wordlessly with his imagery. He’s one of the medium’s true masters.

Susan Lacy‘s new HBO documentary Spielberg takes a look at the successful filmmakers vast career, and we picked out 10 revealing facts from the Spielberg documentary that you should know. And then you should watch the doc for yourself, of course.

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/Answers: The Best Steven Spielberg Scenes

/Answers: The Best Steven Spielberg Scenes

Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. Tying in with the upcoming re-release of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, this week’s edition asks “What is your favorite scene from a Steven Spielberg movie?”

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nazi face melt

Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. Tying in with absolutely nothing going in the headlines this past week, no sir, not at all, this week’s edition asks “What is your favorite movie scene where a Nazi gets what’s coming to him?”

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