Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Opening Ceremony

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 last night’s opening ceremony for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge with some very special guests from a galaxy far, far away. Plus, take a look behind the scenes of Danny Boyle‘s upcoming fantasy musical comedy Yesterday, and Billy on the Street is back again, this time with a hilarious segment with Reese Witherspoon. Read More »

Big Little Lies season 2 trailer

What happens when a secret shared among a group begins eating away at one of its members? We’re about to find out in the second season of HBO’s Big Little Lies, which brings back The Monterey Five – Madeline Mackenzie (Reese Witherspoon), Celeste Wright (Nicole Kidman), Jane Chapman (Shailene Woodley), Renata Klein (Laura Dern), and Bonnie Carlson (Zoe Kravitz) – as they grapple with their actions in the season one finale. Check out the new trailer below. Read More »

cruel intentions coming back to theaters

It’s been 20 years since Kathryn Merteuil (Sarah Michelle Gellar) first made a bet with her stepbrother Sebastian (Ryan Phillippe) to seduce the sweet and virginal Annette Hargrove (Reese Witherspoon). But in those years, Cruel Intentions has become widely accepted as a teen erotic romance classic. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, Cruel Intentions is coming back to theaters for one week only. Read more about the Cruel Intentions theatrical re-release below.

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time's up challenge

2018 saw a dramatic dip in female directors working in Hollywood — an already low-statistic that can’t afford to take any more hits. This in spite of the work of the Time’s Up and Me Too movements that have taken Hollywood by storm, making accountable the powerful men and abusers who had eluded justice before.

But it’s not enough just to call out abusers, Hollywood needs to prop up underrepresented women as well. That’s what the new Time’s Up Challenge is about: encouraging Hollywood’s movers and shakers to work with a female director in the next 18 months. Proposed by Tessa Thompson, the challenge is called the #4PercentChallenge, based on the measly fraction of women who have directed the top 100 studio films in the last decade, and has already been accepted by dozens of directors, producers, writers, and actors.

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Jennifer Aniston Apple series

Apple continues to assemble a mighty impressive line-up of talent for their streaming service – now all they need to do is show us some footage. The latest big name to get on the Apple streaming bandwagon is Steve Carell, who will appear in the still-untitled “morning show” starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston.

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are you sleeping cast

Aaron Paul is jumping straight from one streaming series to another. The Breaking Bad and The Path actor is joining the cast of Are You Sleeping, the Apple TV series produced by Reese Witherspoon and starring Octavia Spencer and Lizzy Caplan. And Paul isn’t the only new actor rounding out the cast.

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legally blonde 3 release date

All this week we’ve had butterflies — and it’s thanks to the recent reports that MGM is moving forward with Legally Blonde 3. Now, MGM Studios has officially announced a release date, just a few hours after Reese Witherspoon confirmed that she was reprising the role as feminist icon Elle Woods.

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legally blonde 3

Oh, (bend and) snap! Legally Blonde 3 is moving forward at MGM, which is in talks with Reese Witherspoon to reprise her role as the fabulous, pink-clad law student and feminist icon Elle Woods.

Legally Blonde 3 will come more than 17 years after the original film’s release, and 15 years after its politically-themed sequel, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde. That is, if you don’t count the direct-to-video sequel Legally Blondes, of course.

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hbo pay gap

Equal pay has become a big buzzword in Hollywood. With the rise of the Time’s Up movement, the HBO pay gap has become the latest point of discussion. And it’s thanks to the female-fronted Big Little Lies and the Emmy-winning show’s star and executive producer Reese Witherspoon that HBO is proactively trying to close the gender pay gap.

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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, Conan O’Brien becomes Dwayne Johnson‘s stunt double with a special Rampage twist. Plus, James Corden does A Wrinkle in Time 4D with cast members from the Disney fantasy, and a video essay points out some problems with the cinematography and editing of David Letterman‘s Netflix series. Read More »