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, take a look back at every single job Homer Simpson has ever had throughout the many seasons of The Simpsons. Plus, potential dramatic TV actress Emmy contenders like Jennifer Aniston, Zendaya, Reese Withersoon, Janelle Monáe and more sit down for a roundtable discussion for The Hollywood Reporter. And finally, watch a vintage clip of Carl Reiner in his first appearance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Read More »
Jon Stewart used to be a welcome voice of reason in the world of politics as the host of The Daily Show. After leaving the news satire program on Comedy Central, he’s mostly been laying low, but now he’s back in the political arena again, this time as a writer/director with a new comedy about the convoluted and perplexing election process in the United States.
Irresistible follows Steve Carell, himself a former correspondent of The Daily Show, as Democratic political consultant who tries to turn a retired Marine colonel (Chris Cooper) into a mayoral candidate in a small Wisconsin town. This gets the attention of the national Republican party, and they bring in their own consultant in the form of Carell’s rival, played by Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids). And that’s when the game of politics really heats up in the new Irresistible trailer. Read More »
While a lot of big blockbuster movies intended for release this summer have been pushed back to a new release date, some of the smaller movies are heading straight to VOD. Jon Stewart‘s political comedy Irresistible falls into the latter category as Focus Features has announced the movie will premiere on VOD in June. And there’s a new featurette about the film, too. Read More »
Rose Byrne and Cate Blanchett get ready to do battle in the latest Mrs. America teaser — over the issue of women’s empowerment, and over potential awards buzz for their performances as opposing activists Gloria Steinem and Phyllis Schlafly, respectively, in the Dahvi Waller‘s limited FX series set to debut on Hulu. Fittingly, the new teaser is set to the famous “Battle Hymn Of The Republic,” which declares that “women’s time has come.” But not if Blanchett’s conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly has anything to say about it. Watch the new Mrs. America teaser below. Read More »
Over the past decade or so, I’ve become convinced that Rose Byrne is one of the most underrated talents of her generation. But she might be about to receive the attention she deserves, because the frequent supporting player is about to step into the spotlight in the lead role of a new AppleTV+ show called Physical, which is set in the world of 1980s aerobics. Cue up some Olivia Newton-John and read on to learn the details.
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For the past four years, we’ve been desperately missing Jon Stewart‘s voice. The former host of The Daily Show stepped down right before the 2016 elections and we’ve been deprived of Stewart’s acerbic jokes over the current political climate. But Stewart is finally back — though not in front of the camera. Stewart writes and directs the political satire Irresistible, which stars Steve Carell and Rose Byrne as two rival political consultants battling it out in America’s heartland over a race for mayor of a small Wisconsin town. Watch the Irresistible trailer below.
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Rose Byrne and Tiffany Haddish are both proven supporting players in raunchy R-rated comedies whose charisma is so strong, whose timing is so sharp, and whose deliveries are so hilarious that they have frequently threatened to upstage their leads. Byrne has played all manner of comedy wife or snobby socialite, while there isn’t an outrageous BFF that Haddish hasn’t been called up for. So put two and two together, and it sounds like you’ve got a buddy-comedy pairing for the ages, right?
Not so much. While Byrne and Haddish both sparkle onscreen in Like A Boss, which gives them the rare chance to be the leads for once (or at least to not have their name billed second to Seth Rogen or Kevin Smith), but they are ill-served by a generic workplace comedy movie.
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Kicking off the new year with plenty of profanity and inappropriate behavior will be the new comedy Like a Boss.
Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne star in the story of two best friends who start their own cosmetics company but suddenly learn they’re in debt by about half a million dollars. Thankfully, a make-up mogul (Salma Hayek) swoops in to save the day by giving them a buyout offer. But unfortunately, all she wants is to poach their ideas for her own benefit. And that’s when these women go to war. See how that goes in the new red band Like a Boss trailer. Read More »
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Last year’s Peter Rabbit cost $50 million to make and managed to rake in over $350 million worldwide, so you know what that means: it’s sequel time. Sony Pictures Entertainment has just dropped the first teaser trailer for Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, which takes the action far outside the bounds of the old garden – so far away, in fact, that it features the bunnies in a skydiving sequence.
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The beauty industry is about to get a little uglier. Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne star in Like a Boss, a comedy that is not based on The Lonely Island song. Instead it’s about two best friends who find themselves in debt after years of running their cosmetics business and are faced with the prospect of big buyout offer from a notorious titan of the cosmetics industry Claire Luna (Salma Hayek). But all is not as pretty as it appears in the Like a Boss trailer.
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