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 Watchmen and Justice League director Zack Snyder takes a look back at his career behind the camera. Plus, go behind the scenes of Netflix’s new superhero series Jupiter’s Legacy from Mark Millar. And finally, watch the music video for “Famous 5eva,” a track from Peacock’s new comedy series Girls5eva from 30 Rock creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. Read More »
The cast of Marvel’s upcoming She-Hulk TV series on Disney+ is taking shape. Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) is playing the lead role of Jennifer Walters, an attorney with an appearance and powers similar to that of Bruce Banner, who just so happens to be her cousin. Now we have word that she’ll be joined by Hamilton co-star Renée Elise Goldsberry. Read More »
Did anyone tell you that the ’90s are back? Well, in the new Tina Fey-produced Peacock comedy Girls5eva, they’re back and they’re here to stay. Girls5eva stars Sara Bareilles, Busy Philipps, and Renée Elise Goldsberry as members of a ’90s girl group who decide to stage a comeback — when they’re all in their 40s. Watch the Girls5eva trailer below.
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UPDATE: Saturday Night Live veteran and A.P. Bio co-star Paula Pell has also been added to the series. We’ve added details of her role in our original story from October 5 below.
If you haven’t been compelled to sign up for Peacock yet, their line-up of original programming might change your mind. Along with the upcoming revival of Saved by the Bell and the anticipated return of MacGruber, we’re also getting a new series from 30 Rock creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, as well as Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt writer and producer Meredith Scardino. The series is called Girls5eva, and the cast of female leads is pretty enticing.
When Girls5eva was announced back in August, it already had Grammy winner, Emmy nominee and Broadway star Sara Bareilles attached, along with Tony-winning Hamilton star Renée Elise Goldsberry. Now the series has added Cougar Town and Vice Principals star Busy Philipps and comedian Paula Pell to the mix. Read More »
The original cast of Hamilton remembers being very tired in June of 2016. They were a month away from taking their final bow after nearly a year of performing eight shows a week, to critical acclaim and astronomical popularity. Creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda was in the middle of writing the songs for Disney’s upcoming animated film Moana. And the cast and crew had taken on the seemingly impossible task of filming their show for a feature film that had no distributor and no studio over the course of three days.
“I look very tired in the movie and I paid for that look,” Miranda said in a Zoom Q&A with the cast and team of Hamilton ahead of the film’s upcoming debut on Disney+.
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The Office and Jack Ryan star John Krasinski recently started passing some of his time in self-quarantine by hosting a web series called Some Good News. Recorded from the home office of the A Quiet Place director/star, the series highlights some uplifting stories from around the web to help drown out the hellish nightmare of news from our government and the coronavirus pandemic that is claiming lives everyday.
The first episode of Some Good News brought the wonderful surprise of The Office star Steve Carell appearing on the show for a chat, just in time for the NBC workplace comedy’s 15th anniversary. But an even more impressive reunion comes in this week’s second episode as John Krasinski assembled the entire original cast of the Broadway music Hamilton and had them perform a musical number on the video conference service Zoom, all for a little girl who missed the show due to coronavirus cancellations. Read More »
Soon enough we’ll be heading into awards season, but before that, some prestige films are vying for acclaim at the likes of film festivals in Venice, Telluride and Toronto. One of them has been getting rave reviews after debuting in the mountains of Telluride and is already being called a breakout, must-see film of 2019.
Waves is the latest film from It Comes At Night director Trey Edward Shults, and it sounds like a heart-wrenching drama following a family (Sterling K. Brown, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Taylor Russell and Kelvin Harrison Jr.) that is one the verge of falling apart. With all the buzz on the festival circuit, A24 has released the first Waves trailer to get keep the anticipation growing for this promising indie. Read More »
Eli Roth delivers his first PG-rated film with The House with a Clock in Its Walls, a spooky, amusing horror story for younger viewers. While there’s plenty of gothic atmosphere, and two delightful performances from Jack Black and Cate Blanchett, Roth never quite figures out how to make The House with a Clock in Its Walls tick.
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You can’t have a Muppet Babies reboot without bringing back its iconic theme song, and who better to do that than the star of one of Broadway’s biggest hits, Hamilton? If anything, this Muppet Babies reboot theme song will leave you perfectly satisfied.
Renée Elise Goldsberry got to revive the iconic Muppet Babies theme song, giving the legendary tune a modern spin. And it’s still going to get stuck in your head for days.
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Netflix’s new original series Altered Carbon is a big, bold, visually stunning sci-fi extravaganza. Unfortunately, the story the show is telling fails to live up to the jaw-dropping visuals on display, ultimately robbing the series of its power.
Minor spoilers follow.
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