Michael Bay 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, director Fede Alvarez breaks down an action-packed fight scene from last weekend’s release of The Girl in the Spider’s Web. Plus, the second part of a video essay series focusing on Michael Bay dives deeper into the filmmaker’s auteur style, and Sarah Jessica Parker breaks down the most iconic and recognizable roles from her career. Read More »

Here and Now Trailer

The film festival circuit is full of movies featuring characters who are just trying to sort their lives out. Aren’t we all trying to do that every day? Anyway, these kinds of movies come and go, and even though they strike the right chord every now and then, others seem doomed to be forgotten. Unfortunately, this Tribea Film Festival selection appears to be the latter.

Here and Now (which is an awful, forgettable title), follows Sarah Jessica Parker as a well known singer/songwriter in New York City who suddenly finds a new perspective on life when she receives some kind of life-altering news. More than likely it’s some kind of terminal illness. Honestly, in this first Here and Now trailer, it all seems painfully generic and melodramatic. Read More »

Hocus Pocus Blu-ray

There’s been plenty of celebration regarding the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park, but another beloved movie from 1993 is also worthy of honor, especially with Halloween around the corner.

Hocus Pocus is one of Disney’s cult favorites with children of the ’90s especially holding the movie close to their heart. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy play the witch trio known as the Sanderson Sisters who are trying to achieve immortality in Salem, Oregon, but they need a certain spellbook in order to complete the incantation, and three kids and a talking cat have run off with it.

In honor of the film’s 25th anniversary, a new Hocus Pocus Blu-ray is being released, and a trio of Funko POP Vinyl figures are on the way too. Find out more below. Read More »

hocus pocus remake

The cult classic Disney movie that became a staple of Halloween night marathons for millennials across the country is getting its highly demanded resurrection — but probably not as Hocus Pocus fans would have liked.

Hocus Pocus is returning from the grave as a TV movie remake without any of the original cast. Which…feels more like a trick than a treat.

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‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Might Really Be Happening

hocus pocus 2

Hocus Pocus, the live-action Disney film that people ignored in theaters but later embraced on home video has become a Halloween staple for many, inspiring a cult fandom that won’t stop talking about the film once the end of September rolls around. Rumors of a sequel to the film have been bubbling over for some time, and now it seems original Hocus Pocus writer Mick Garris has confirmed the sequel is the real deal. Read more about Hocus Pocus 2 below.

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divorce trailer

HBO has a strong fall lineup. The show most people seem to be talking about right now is Westworld, but the cable network has plenty of other shows to keep an eye on coming up, including AwkwardHigh Maintenance (a former fantastic web series), and DivorceDivorce comes from actor, writer, and producer Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe), and it stars Thomas Haden Church (Killer Joe) and Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City).

Below, watch the Divorce trailer.

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Divorce trailer

Yesterday, four months after HBO renewed Vinyl for a second season, they decided to pull the plug on the series. Season one was an expensive misfire, and it marked another disappointment for HBO, following the cancellation of The Brink, the response to True Detective season two, the death of two exceptionally promising shows involving David Fincher, and some production troubles with Westworld. But things are looking up for HBO, a company that’s still been putting out plenty of high-quality content, despite their troubles.

HBO has an impressive lineup for the rest of the year, including their new comedy series, Divorce, starring Sarah Jessica Parker and, an actor I’d watch in almost anything, Thomas Haden Church. The show was created by actor, writer, and producer Sharon Horgan, who has been working on the show for a few years now, sometimes concurrently with her other series, Catastrophe.

Below, watch the Divorce teaser trailer.

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Hocus Pocus

It’s a tradition as reliable as jack-o’-lanterns and trick-or-treating: Every year around Halloween, nostalgic Gen Xers and Millennials revisit the 1993 comedy Hocus Pocus, and then get to wondering why no one’s made a sequel yet. This year, Bette Midler even joined in on the conversation with a (facetious) explanation. As far as we know, though, Disney hasn’t officially fired up the cauldron yet.

And just to drive that last point home, Sarah Jessica Parker has gone on the record to clear things up: No, as far as she knows, there’s no Hocus Pocus 2 coming soon to a theater near you. But that doesn’t preclude the possibility of its returning in another form, according to producer and co-writer David Kirschner. Get the latest comments on the Hocus Pocus sequel after the jump.  Read More »

best january movie releases

After the jump:

  • Don’t hold your breath for a Sex and the City 3
  • See Chloë Moretz, Selena Gomez and more on the Neighbors 2 set
  • Ouija 2 rounds out its cast with two more actors
  • Drew Goddard discusses the possibility of a Cloverfield 2
  • Jack McBrayer claims to know nothing about Wreck-It Ralph 2
  • Tom Hiddleston promises Kong: Skull Island will answer some questions
  • The stars of Spectre adorn the cover of Empire Magazine

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Sam Neill Jurassic Park

Jurassic World has been picking up a pretty great cast, but one person we shouldn’t expect to see in it is original Jurassic Park star Sam Neill. Also after the jump:

  • The website for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has launched
  • Zach Gilford slips a few plot details about The Purge 2
  • Uwe Boll and Brendan Fletcher will go on another Rampage
  • Spike Lee and Ray Allen have discussed a He Got Game sequel
  • Sarah Jessica Parker thinks SATC has “one last chapter to tell”
  • Stephen Moyer hints at a True Blood movie sequel, maybe

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