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 tour of the celebration of Harry Potter happening down at Universal Studios Orlando. Plus, watch the nearly one-hour round table discussion with some of the most buzzed about actresses this awards season, and take a tour of the only superhero museum in the world, the Hall of Heroes. Read More »
Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie, two actresses at the top of their game right now, are teaming for the lavish historical costume drama Mary Queen of Scots. The upcoming film from director Josie Rourke finds Ronan playing the Queen of Scots herself, while Robbie plays her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. Historical spoiler alert: the relationship between these two blood relatives is less-than-cordial. A Mary Queen of Scots movie first look reveals Ronan and Robbie in-character.
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This weekend brought the first of the final three episodes finishing out 2017 for Saturday Night Live, and we got to see the wonderful Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird, Brooklyn) make her hosting debut. The New York native brought her signature Irish brogue to Studio 8H, and she couldn’t have been more comfortable among the seasoned comedians of SNL.
But how was the episode? Thankfully, this was a solid episode of Saturday Night Live with the right mix of satire, oddity and even a couple of sketches that felt like they went against the grain of the more popular SNL sketch formulas. We run through the best and worst sketches of the Saoirise Ronan hosted Saturday Night Live below Read More »
Saturday Night Live finished up a batch of three episodes just before Thanksgiving, and now they’re about to do the same with three more back-to-back episodes scheduled for the month of December, leading right up to Christmas. NBC announced the final trio of episodes airing in 2018 along with the three stars who will be hosting them.
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Greta Gerwig is on fire right now (not literally, thank heavens). The writer-actress-director’s new film Lady Bird has garnered some of the best reviews of the year, and might be a serious contender come awards season. Gerwig’s coming-of-age drama is set in the early ’00s, and as such, she wanted to fill the film with those sweet jams that you heard incessantly on the radio back in the day. To land the music license rights to certain songs, Gerwig emailed several artists, and the letters are just delightful. Read the Greta Gerwig Lady Bird letters below.
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Posted on Monday, October 16th, 2017 by Karen Han
Love hurts. Whether it’s platonic, romantic, or familial, the relationships that we build are rarely as clean or as kind as we usually see on screen. Part of what makes Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird so remarkable is her refusal to shy away from that ugliness and how, as a result, the film becomes all the more beautiful.
Lady Bird follows Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) as she navigates her last year of high school. Her dissatisfaction with her life in the suburbs (she wants to go to college on the East Coast) is compounded by financial anxieties — her family may not be able to afford tuition to the colleges she really wants to attend, and she pretends they’re in a different income bracket in order to impress her new friends — as well as her romantic hopes and disappointments, and her fractious relationship with her mother (Laurie Metcalf).
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A novel is a novel, and a movie is a movie. A novel can be turned into a movie, but to do so successfully, it must surrender certain properties of the page to better suit the screen. This seems obvious, but it bears repeating because this common sense seemed to escape Ian McEwan when adapting his own novella On Chesil Beach for the cinema. By keeping a literary structure intact, the film is dead on arrival. Read More »
Greta Gerwig is passing down her mumblecore crown to Saoirse Ronan in her semi-autobiographical film, Lady Bird.
The indie darlings team up in the coming-of-age film replete with quirky shenanigans and whimsical musings on life, with Ronan starring in the Gerwig-surrogate role as a stubborn aspiring bohemian who clashes with her equally strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf).
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Even though Brooklyn was nominated for big categories like Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay at the 88th Academy Awards, the film ended up going home empty-handed. But that doesn’t mean it won’t be worth your time to catch it at home if you missed it in theaters. Brooklyn hits Blu-Ray and DVD on March 15th, and ahead of its arrival, a couple deleted scenes have arrived online for you to check out.
Watch the Brooklyn deleted scenes after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 by Angie Han
It seems like every day we get news of yet another TV series based on yet another hit movie. Not all of them pan out so well (remember when they tried and failed to make a Beverly Hills Cop show?) but that doesn’t seem to discourage TV execs from continuing to try. Why, just in the past week, we’ve reported on developing shows inspired by pictures as varied as Cruel Intentions, Taken, and The Exorcist.
Even so, this latest film-to-TV project may come as a bit of a surprise. The BBC is working on a new drama adapted from Brooklyn, the Sundance smash turned Oscar nominee. But it won’t pick up with Saoirse Ronan‘s main character. Instead, it’ll revolve around Mrs. Keogh, the shrewd boarding house matriarch played by Julie Walters. More about the Brooklyn TV series after the jump. Read More »